‘Saw,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ & ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Take Six Flags Fright Fest to the Extreme

Stranger Things and SAW collage
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Summer might barely be taking off, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already be thinking about Halloween. The spooky season is lurking just around the corner, and that means we’ll start hearing about all the best Halloween events coming to town this fall. Well, Six Flags isn’t wasting any time and thrill-seekers in Los Angeles, California and Jackson, New Jersey are in for a scream-inducing treat as the theme park company just announced its line-up for this year’s Fright Fest Extreme event taking place on select days from September 7 to November 3.

Six Flags really seems to be upping their game as far as major horror franchises are concerned — the 2024 line-up is monstrous. This year, there will be mazes based on some killer franchises such as Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Conjuring, and Stranger Things to name a few. Up until recent years, Six Flags was never really known for producing mazes pegged to popular horror films — that was something more associated with Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights — so this is definitely a major expansion for the regional theme park company, one that should have horror enthusiasts grinning ear to ear.


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“For over 30 years, Fright Fest has been haunting the thrills-and-chills season like no other, and this year we are turning things upside down with a huge array of amazing horror franchises,” said Edithann Ramey, “Chief Fright Officer” of Six Flags. “We take pride in offering the best experiences and are committed to innovating our parks each and every year to provide the most frightful memories for our guests. Our themed-haunted experiences, scare zones and harrowing creatures lurking around every corner are sure to deliver extreme frights and unexpected surprises.”

Per the official press release provided by Six Flags, here’s the rundown for this year’s ferocious Fright Fest attractions featuring some very familiar horror icons as well as a maze featuring undead DC Comics superheroes:

The SAW Franchise: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of SAW with an all-new experience honoring the franchise’s legacy of terror by plunging guests into the depths of Jigsaw’s twisted mind. Guests will endure torturous trials and come face to face with some of John Kramer’s most diabolical contraptions before time runs out.

The Conjuring Universe: Strap in for a tour of the Warrens’ most hair-raising and gruesome cases including those that inspired The Conjuring, Annabelle and The Nun. In each realm, encounters with cursed artifacts make you the target of the conjuring.

Stranger Things: Guests will be able to step into the popular Netflix series through this new immersive maze…stay tuned for more details.

Army of the Dead: The City of Las Vegas is under lockdown following a recent viral outbreak and survivors must look for an escape while battling the undead.

TRICK 'R TREAT, Brian Cox, 2007.

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Trick ‘r Treat: Enter a dark and twisted candy trail nightmare on a jack-o-lantern-lit path of supernatural encounters which tap into your deepest fears. With Sam, the infamous Spirit of Halloween, as your guide, learn the rules of the spooky holiday before entering a world where tricks dominate treats.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022): Guests are “cast” as visitors to Harlow on the heels of the influencers set on revitalizing the town — but their arrival leads to a stunning and deadly secret being revealed. (Editor’s note: according to the press release, this maze will be exclusive to Six Flags Great America)

DCeased: Based on the #1 best selling comic series, fans enter through the Hall of Justice to find that the DC Universe has succumbed to Darkseid’s Anti-Life Equation! See the Justice League like never before, as they fight to save the Earth or end it themselves. Will you be one of the few to survive these new scares of the DC Universe? (Editor’s note: according to the press release, this maze will be exclusive to Six Flags Mexico)

Not based in California or New Jersey and feeling left out of these frightful festivities? Don’t worry. Six Flags says that a mix of the above mazes will also be available at additional Six Flags parks around the country and to stay tuned for more details. Tickets for Fright Fest Extreme are currently on sale for Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles and Six Flags Great America in Jackson, New Jersey. There’s a limited-time flash sale going on, and you can score tickets at the killer price of $75, so act now.

For further Fright Fest Extreme details and updates, you can visit Six Flags’ official site.