We like to scare ourselves silly, don't we? Here are some more opportunities to get weak in the knees around the area:
Anne Arundel County
Halloween Happenings, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. today through Halloween, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, off state Route 178 in Crownsville. Includes haunted barn and hayride. Admission $8 adults, kids 5 and under free; today only, reduced admission $7.
Scary Tales at the Tower, readings of spooky stories, including Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart," at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, Baltimore Shot Tower at the Baltimore City Life Museums, Front and Fayette streets. (410) 396-3524.
Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs Annual Halloween Tour, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31, 500 W. Baltimore St., Poe's burial place. Guest appearances by Poe, Frank the Body Snatcher and Gen. John Stricker, hero of the Battle of North Point. (410) 706-7228.
Zoo Booo!, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park. Includes goblin games, a haunted barn, Boo Choo train rides and the Boooty salon. Free with zoo admission, $7.50 adults, $4 children 2-15 and senior citizens 62 and older. (410) 366-LION.
Hallomarine Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, National Aquarium at Baltimore, Pier 3 at 501 E. Pratt St. Includes monsters from Universal Studios, Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, a scavenger hunt and spooky surprises. Aquarium admission $11.50 adults, $7.50 children 3 to 11. (410) 576-3800.
Haunted Factory on the Harbor, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Billed as "Industrial Strength Horror," includes re-creations of historic and modern industrial accidents. Tickets $5 adults, $3 children under 12, not recommended for under 6. Information, (410) 727-4808.
Haunted House, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, Mount Vernon U.M. Church, 33rd Street and Chestnut Avenue. Includes two versions, "slightly or very scary." Admission $2 adults, $1 children 12 and under. (410) 366-1309.
Fright Nights Horror Museum presented by Movietime Video, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly through Halloween, 1120 S. Charles St. Benefits Allen Center for Senior Citizens, and billed "not for the meek!" Admission $5. (410) 528-8888.
Haunted Hike, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Carrie Murray Outdoor Education Center, 4921 Windsor Mill Road. For ages 8 and older. Admission $4. Information, (410) 396-0808.
Haunted House, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, Cecil-Kirk Recreation Center, 909 E. 22nd St. For ages 5 and older. Admission one canned-good item plus 75 cents. (410) 396-6750.
Haunted House, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Halloween, Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center, 3600 W. Mulberry St. For ages toddler to elementary grades. Admission $1. 396-0477.
Maryland Institute Halloween Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Includes Halloween costume competition. Admission $5. (410) 225-2300.
28th Annual Haunted House, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. today, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, North Point Government Center in Dundalk, corner of Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard. Admission $5 adults, $3 children under 12, $2.50 senior citizens. (410) 887-7180.
Cox Point Park Haunted House, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Cox Point Park, 820 Riverside Drive, off Eastern Avenue. Scary stuff with a nautical flavor. Admission $2.50. (410) 887-0251.
Ghosts of Miners Past at Oregon Ridge, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, on Shawan Road in Cockeysville. Ghosts of the Iron Ore Mining Town rise to haunt visitors. Admission $2.50, but advance reservation required. (410) 887-1815.
Haunted Dungeons, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Fort Howard Park, sponsored by Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council. Parental advisory: "May be scary for young children." Tickets $5 adults, $3 children under 12. (410) 887-7529.
Foster Farms Haunted Hayrides, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, Foster Farms, Bonita Avenue west of Greenspring Avenue, Glyndon. Tonight is a benefit for local PTAs. Best suited for ages 5 to teens. Tickets $5. (410) 833-4150.
Huber's Hollow Howling Hayride, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bring a flashlight and also pick a pumpkin. Admission, adults; $2 children 5 to 13. (410) 679-1941.
Haunted Hayride, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. today through Halloween, Lone Paris Dude Ranch, 2800 Shepperd Road in Monkton, presented in cooperation with FFA students from Hereford High School. Admission $4. (410) 771-4123.
Middle River Rescue's House of the Living Dead, Part 9, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. today through Sunday, and Friday, Nov. 3, at 2000 )) Leland Ave., at Middle River Volunteer Ambulance Company, off Martin Boulevard in Middle River. Admission, $6.50 adults, $3 children 8 and under. (410) 687-5399.
House of Terror, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center, 7960 Henryton Road, Marriottsville. Admission $3 individuals, $10 family. (410) 549-6330.
Taneytown Jaycees Haunted Barn, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. today, Sunday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. until closing Friday and Saturday, in Taneytown off state Route 140 between Southern States and Country Kitchen restaurant. Admission $6, children under 5 free, groups of 15 or more $5 a person, with telephone reservation required. (410) 756-4575.
Haunted Halloween Hike, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, McKeldin Area Patapsco Valley State Park, off Marriottsville Road north of Marriottsville. One-mile trail with surprises. Admission $3. (410) 461-5005.
Haunting Historic Tour of Bel Air, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., a hayride around the heart of the county seat, sponsored by Bel Air YMCA. Tickets $6; early evening tours sold out; call for availability. (410) 836-5075.
Haunted Halloween, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Rockburn Branch Park, Elkridge. Includes spooky hayride and ghost trail. Admission $6. Little People's Haunted Hayride, with milder scares, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3. (410) 313-7275; for inclement weather, (410) 313-4455.
Monster Tour, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., today through Halloween, and also Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, Sundance Equestrian Center, on East Mullinix Road three miles south of Lisbon. Haunted hayride, food booth and picnic tables. Admission $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under. (410) 489-7863.
Woodstock Nursery Haunted Forest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Halloween, 5505 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City. For children 12 and under. Admission $1. (410) 465-1195.
Ghosts of Historic Ellicott's Mills, 7:30 p.m. Friday, a one-hour candlelight walking tour of "spirits, apparitions and haunted places of Ellicott City." Meet at County Courthouse parking lot on Courthouse Drive. Admission $3; children under 6 free; reservations required. (410) 461-2513.
Prince George's County
Hallowscream, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. today through Halloween, Adventure World Family Theme Park, state Route 214, Largo. Includes haunted train ride, haunted hayride, haunted house and trick-or-treat trail. Admission, $21.99 adults, $16.99 children 4-8, and $14.99 seniors, 62 and older. (301) 249-1500.