As everyone knows I am a HUGE fan of Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday, and I love celebrating it from the moment October arrives. And what better way to celebrate Halloween then with Haunted Houses!
I have been going to haunted houses and haunted corn mazes since I can remember. Of course when I was younger, the haunted houses I visited were appropriate for children, but as I got older, the scarier they became. For me, the best haunted houses and haunted corn mazes are in Illinois. My family grew up in Illinois and we try to go back to visit as often as we can. We generally make those visits during…you guessed it, October. The amount of detail that goes into these haunted houses/haunted corn mazes is phenomenal!
So, as you might have guessed it, this blog post is a guide to the scariest haunted houses this year! Hopefully there is one near you that you can go and enjoy!
6 Scariest Haunted Houses In America:
#1. 13th Floor Haunted House- Denver, Colorado
So glad to see that my home state has made the list of scariest haunted houses! From what I hear, this place is terrifying. I can not attest to that, as I have been to much of a chicken shit to go in!
This is a multi-story haunted house that people who are brave enough, must navigate through to get out of! This year they have three new attractions: The Slasher Remix, Undead Abominations, and Cursed: The Ritual. From what I hear the costumes and attention to detail is AMAZING! For more details and ticket pricing visit http://www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com
#2. House of Torment- Austin, Texas
House of Torment is a nationally recognized haunted house. They are consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top haunted houses due to their top production value, and creativity. This year they have moved to a new location that is 2x bigger than their previous, bringing that to a total of 40,000 square feet! Just more room to scare you with!
They have three new attractions this year: Dawn of Evil featuring insatiable, voracious, maniacal zombies that are in search of food after a catastrophic virus has broken loose. The Frenzy featuring the most demented nightmares from the human psyche, and Graveside Manor which features an abandoned manor that holds many secrets, and possibly a ghost.
For more details and ticket pricing check out http://www.houseoftorment.com
#3. 13th Gate- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The 13th Gate is another haunted house that is nationally recognized as one of the top haunted attractions year after year. They are known for their extreme ultra-realism and extreme attention to detail.
This haunted house is ready to terrify you out of your wits with their real snake infested swamp, claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages and a prehistoric ice cave. New this year, is a sewer littered with the bodies of the victims of Jack The Ripper. Guests must make their way through the flooded sewer to the end of a long train tunnel before the ghost trains make their appearance.
For more information and ticket pricing visit: http://www.13thgate.com/
#4. Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses – Ulster Park, New York
The Headless Horseman has it all! Starting with a 250-year-old farm that has over 60 acres of naturally landscaped property that includes foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. Each Halloween season the theme changes, but still brings a unique, immersive experience. The Headless Horseman features: a theatrical one-mile hay ride, a corn maze, seven haunted attractions, and four gift shops!
Be sure to catch Two Raven’s Manor that features skilled stunt actors and a magic-illusion side-show starring Ryan Dutcher.
For more information and ticket pricing visit http://www.headlesshorseman.com/
#5. The Bates Motel – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Be sure to come check out Bates Motel. As you creep through this show, you see levitating spirits, floor boards that come alive, pictures that follow you, and incredible, custom animatronic props that you will not see anywhere else. Also, the actors there at the Bates Motel interact with you on a personal level. They do say that they have something new for this year, but you’ll have to go to find out what!
Another goodie features at the Bates Motel is a haunted corn maze! This year they are featuring a new theme…The Revenge Of The Scarecrow!
For more information and ticket pricing visit http://thebatesmotel.com/
#6. The Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio
This is one of the coolest haunted houses out there. The Dent Schoolhouse takes place in an actual haunted schoolhouse from the 1800’s, and follows the legend of the murderous janitor Charlie. The theme for the Dent Schoolhouse is during Halloween in the 1950’s.
For more information and ticket pricing visit http://frightsite.com/
There is six of the scariest haunted house in America this year! There are TONS more, but I would be here all day if I didn’t end the list some where. So get out there and start visiting some of these places! Halloween is in 25 days!