Ten Best Haunted Houses In USA That Will Scare The Crap Out Of You
1: Headless Horseman, Ulster Park, New York
It has been named World’s Best Haunted Hayride by AOL News, voted America’s Scariest Haunted House in the Northeastby MTV, voted "One of the Best Haunts in the country" byHauntworld.com, voted #1 "America’s Best Top 13" byHauntedhouseratings.com.
In addition, it has been named #1 Hayride in America by American Airlines Magazine, as well as #1 Haunted Attraction in the country by Haunt World Magazine, also receiving top ten national rankings from CNBC, AOL, USA Today, Fangoria Magazine and "named #1 on the Planet by The New York Daily News". Headless Horseman is a theatrical experience like no other!
Our attraction includes a one mile hayride, a labyrinth style corn maze, six professionally created haunted houses, four food concessions, as well as Ghoulish Gifts, Magic Moon Gifts, Scarewear and Witchy Woman gift shops.
2: Cutting Edge Haunted House, Ft. Worth, TX
Cutting Edge Haunted House is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Celebrating its new Guinness World Record, this intense, cutting edge, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares!
Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as "Hell’s Half Acre," the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, but now it is a two-story human processing area. Realistic looking human mannequins are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level. The old meat-packing plant in downtown Fort Worth is a great home for the fantastic special effects that our loyal customers have come to expect." It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House. The walk-through is replete with frighteningly-realistic props
3: Scarehouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The ScareHouse in Pittsburgh, PA is ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and as one of America’s best haunted houses by AOL, Forbes, Fangoria, and Haunted Attraction magazine. The ScareHouse offers three haunts for just one price: The Forsaken, Delirium 3-D, and new for 2011: Pittsburgh Zombies. “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” is located just minutes from downtown and open on select dates from September 23rd through October 30th.
4:The Beast & Edge of Hell, Kansas City, Missouri
Founded in 1991, The Beast is America’s largest haunted house. The Beast pioneered the "open format" design, where you’re not in a line, you’re wandering through the scenes, never knowing when a spook or an activated scene will rock into action. At the Beast, you are not just looking at the scene, you are part of the action!
It takes about 40 minutes to go through the Beast — IF you don’t get lost in the fog in the Werewolf Forest, stuck in the maze, or pulled toward the light in the three-story light tower. The exit is a four story slide, it’s straight down and faster than you might find comfortable!
The Werewolf Forest, a 1/4 acre in size, requires you to find an exit in complete darkness. It drives up every abandonment issue one could ever have. Every 30 minutes, the werewolves scour the forest to escort out any hysterical guests who haven’t found the exit yet. The storm scene’s thunder and lightning will make your hair stand on end, the cobblestone streets of Jack the Ripper’s London will seduce you, beware the raging wolf. And don’t forget about the swamp with it’s blood thirsty alligators, the deranged pirate or the man-hunting lion.
5: Night Of Terror, Mullica Hill, New Jersey
6: Bates Motel, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
PA Haunted House & Hayride HIGHLIGHTS: The Bates Motel celebrates 21 Years of Fear! This high action, haunted attraction theme park includes our famous, 25 minute, heart pounding, haunted hayride through the dark forests of Arasapha Farm, filled with high tech animatronics, 26 huge, Hollywood quality sets, 50 actors, and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. The Cornfield haunted trail, takes you back in time as you walk through the tall corn, and enter ghost towns, graveyards, the haunted gold mine and other full scale sets. With over 25 actors in full custom makeup and costumes, and long, dark corridors, this event is sure to send shivers up your spine. The cornerstone of this trilogy of terror is the Bates Motel. A huge Victorian mansion filled with computer controlled animatronics, digital sound and lighting, amazingly detailed rooms and top quality actors make this event one you will always remember. All three events boast custom digital soundtracks, computer controlled animatronics, DMX lighting and fog, and a host of professional actors. Consistently ranked as one of the best attractions in the country, The Bates Motel is one show you won’t want to miss! Located only minutes from Philadelphia, Wilmington and the Main Line, it won’t cost you an arm and leg to get here.
7: The Darkness & Creepy World, St. Louis, Missouri
Haunted Houses in St. Louis, Missouri just across the river from Illinois The Darkness, Lemp Brewery Haunted House and Creepyworld are America’s best haunted houses. The Darkness features two floors of fright with high tech animations, special effects, amazing scenes, over 50 live actors and much more. The Darkness also includes Terror Visions in 3D haunted house with crazed clowns and lastly exit through the all new Monster Museum with real like horror movie props from movie like Saw. The Darkness is located in downtown St. Louis next to Soulard Market.
Creepyworld Haunted House is located in Fenton, Missouri about 20 miles from the Darkness on highway 141 between Arnold and Fenton. Creepyworld haunted house features SEVEN major haunted attractions in one location for one price. Attractions include Tombstone Haunted Hayride, Silo-X haunted house, Ravens Mansion a haunted mansion, Domonion of the Vampire a haunted graveyard with eerie swamp plus three all new haunted houses for 2011 including: Saw 3D Haunted House, Hornbuckels Pig Farm and Corn Maze, Choppers Gore and Grill and Route 666 Drive Inn. Creepyworld is America’s biggest haunted screamparks.
Lemp Brewery Haunted House is DEEP underground inside real caves and caverns of the old Lemp Brewery built in the 1890′s. Over 100 years later the old brewery’s caves and caverns are opened to the public only prepare to encounter REAL ghosts and spirits in St. Louis’ ONLY REAL haunted house. Take an elevator several floors below street level and prepare to be dropped off inside area’s never before seen by the public where real ghost stories will unfold. The Lemp Brewery Haunted House is St. Louis’ ONLY NEW and REAL haunted house now part of the Scarefest tour of fright.
8: Erebus Haunted House, Pontiac, Michigan
Erebus was founded by Ed and Jim Terebus, Veterans of the Haunt Industry since 1981. Erebus opened it’s doors in 2000 and has gained national recognition as being one of the top haunts as well as earning the Guiness Book of World Records for the worlds longest walk-through haunted attraction in August of 2005, We held the title until September of 2009! Erebus leads it’s victims through four stories of unique and terrifying paths with fear so intense some call it PAIN!
9: Netherworld, Atlanta area, Georgia
Within the shadowy halls of Netherworld Haunted House’s The Nightmares, this powerful phobia could truly be put to the test. Seemingly innocent dolls and puppets, long forgotten by the children who originally found comfort in their company, inhabit many rooms of Netherworld. Painted smiles and glass eyes leer out from playful carved faces initially designed to provide a constant sense of happiness and security among the boys and girls who called them friends – boys and girls who would eventually grow up and out of interest in childish tokens. No longer considered essential, they have found their way here, broken, chipped and tattered, in hopes of finding new “friends”.
But is their presence within The Nightmares truly innocent, or is there a far more sinister purpose? Are the rosy cheeks and toothsome grins of these “harmless” toys actually a clever disguise, concealing a terror so deadly that what doctors call a phobia is nothing more than a heightened perception? Could it be that the automatonophobiac isn’t irrational at all, but instead able to see what so many of us cannot – that dolls and inanimate humanoid figures are far from benevolent tokens of childhood? Perhaps the truth lies within Netherworld Haunted House…
10: 13th Gate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen.
From crawling though a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart (nor is it recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has a pre-existing heart condition, is very young, or has a weak bladder)!
The 13th Gate has consistently been recognized as one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country by Hauntworld.com, MTV, AOL Cityguide, Fangoria Magazine, Haunted Attraction Magazine, and The Travel Channel.