Ghostly Gardens Brings Three Saturdays of Spooktacular Activities With Options for All Ages!

Moody Gardens will embrace the Halloween spirit Saturdays in October starting Oct. 12! With films guaranteed to get horror fans in the fright frame of mind on the largest screen in Texas and some tamer options for the youngsters as well. In addition to the film series, guests with children can also enjoy trick-or-treating around property and a costume contest on Oct. 26th.

Grab the Fright Night Combo Ticket!


Ticket includes the following after 4 P.M:

  • One movie at the Fright Night Film Fest
  • One showing of “Happy Family 4D” in the 4D Special FX Theater
  • Admission into the Reef Rescue VR Experience
  • Admission into the Rainforest of Terror

Buy Tickets Here

Ghostly Gardens Film Fest

October 12th, 19th & October 26th

Price: $9.95/person or included in the Fright Night Combo Ticket 

**This event is not included in memberships

Buy your Fright Night Combo or Single Entry Ticket Here

Each night features three horror-movie titles that get progressively scarier as the evening goes on from chilling to fearful to downright frightening. Concessions will be available to purchase along with special Halloween themed drinks for the ghoulish occasion. For the rated R movies those under 18 will not be admitted without accompanying parent or adult guardian.  

1st Saturday

October 12th Movie Selections:

4:30 p.m. – “Gremlins” (1984) – (PG) Chilling

6:30 p.m. – “The Lost Boys” (1987) – (R) Fearful

8:30 p.m. – “Creepshow” (1982) – (R) Downright Frightening

2nd Saturday

Saturday, October 19th Movie Selections:

4:30 p.m. – “Beetlejuice” (1988) – (PG) Chilling

6:30 p.m. – “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) – (PG) Fearful

8:30 p.m. – “Friday the 13th (2009) – (R) Downright Frightening

Last Saturday

October 26th Movie Selections:

4:30 p.m. – “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986) – (PG-13) Chilling

6:30 p.m. – “Poltergeist” (1982) – (PG) Fearful

8:30 p.m. – “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2” (1985) – (R) Downright Frightening

Happy Family 4D

October 12th, 19th & 26th

Time: 4 P.M - 9 P.M

Location: 4D Special FX Theater   

Price: $11.95/person or included in the Fright Night Combo Ticket 

The Wishbone family isn’t exactly happy, but they attempt to put their differences aside for a trip to a local theme park. After a harmless joke, the evil witch Babayaga transforms the whole family into mystical monsters! From there, the traditional ghost train ride turns into an absurd adventure. Will the Wishbone family be able to reverse the spell and find their happy ending?

Learn the Plight of Coral in the Great Barrier Reef with the Reef Rescue VR Experience

October 12th, 19th and 26th

Time: 4-9 p.m.

Location: Visitor’s Center   

Price: $7/person or included in the Fright Night Combo Ticket 

Compete against your friends and family in this immersive attractions that communicates an important message of conservation by allowing each guest to help clean up the waters, plant new coral branches and feed the fish, returning the reef to complete health in the process.

The Rainforest of Terror

October 12th, October 19th & October 26th

Time: 4:00 - 9 pm


$25.95 or Included in the Fright Night Combo Ticket

Learn the Scary Truths Animals Face in the Wild at Rainforest of Terror

The rainforest can be a scary place. Explore the plights the animals there face from poaching to deforestation. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Enjoy Spooktacular Fun for the Whole Family at Ghostly Gardens

October 26th

Time: 2-4 p.m. 

Location: Visitor’s Center   

Join us for this free event that includes trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the property, crafts and more. There’s even a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume.

Registration for the costume contest is from 2-2:45 p.m. There will then be three contests separated by age group as follows:

  • 3 p.m. – 3 years old and younger
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4-7 years old
  • 4 p.m. - 8-12 years old

Stay Tuned for More Details to Come!