HAPPENING TODAY: Haunted Houses are back with new 2017 scares - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

HAPPENING TODAY: Haunted Houses are back with new 2017 scares

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Halloween is still a month away.

But for some, today's the day the Halloween season begins.

Many haunted houses open their doors.

With today's technology, animation, and special effects, it can be pretty hard to scare people. 

So KWWL checked in with Heart of Darkness in Waterloo, to see what's new this year. 

They say today, they have to use a lot more high-tech scaring. They've included everything from projections, to 3-D clowns, to glow-in-the-dark walls, to animated figures.  

They also have three new areas in the haunted house this year. Those include the Coven, the spiritual realm, and boggy creek swamp. 

It is grave opening weekend for Heart of Darkness. They are open tonight from 7 to midnight. For more information about tickets and schedules, click here

Panic Park and Harris Haven in Evansdale also open tonight. 

Panic Park is opening after being closes last year because of flooding. For more information about what's new there and hours click here

It is Harris Haven Funeral Home's 10th anniversary. For more information about their new haunts, click here
 

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