#1: Indy Scream Park

The spooky sideshow-esque Haunt from Indiana, Indy Scream Park, was one of the best haunts we went to last year and 2019 looks like they’re tapping into and doubling down on what makes people scared. New Scares On The Block: The crazy people at Indy Scream Park heard what people were saying about haunted houses not being “scary” and replied ... Read More »

#2: 13th Gate Haunted House

13th Gate is the original haunted attraction and covers a mind-boggling 40,000 square feet. The name comes from the thirteen different gates that separate the attraction’s sections. Each section has multiple rooms, a common theme, and plenty of scares. The gates make a strong separation between the themes, which helps avoid overlap that could water down the scares. In order ... Read More »

#3: SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park

SCREAM-A-GEDDON, the “middle-of-nowhere” haunt that resides near Tampa Bay, Florida is always putting their best foot forward when it comes to haunts. Always bringing in new stuff each year and making old favorites even better based on whatever twisted ideas the creative team comes up with. New Scares on the Block: Screaming and drinking beer seem to go hand-in-hand so ... Read More »

#4: Terror Behind the Walls

A veteran haunt celebrating 26 years of horror, Terror Behind the Walls takes over the Eastern State Penitentiary at night during the Halloween season. With this top haunt, the sets simply can’t get more realistic. That’s because the haunted attractions are all built within a real abandoned prison. And that’s not just hype. Yes, the prison is actually real New ... Read More »

#5: Dead End Hayride

#5 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

During the day, Pinehaven Farm hosts an annual fall festival with a pumpkin patch and all sorts of safe, family-friendly attractions. For more than 20 years, this farm just outside of the Twin Cities has been a destination for families. But after the sun goes down, the horrors are unleashed for the Dead End Hayride haunted house. 2019 will be ... Read More »

#6: Netherworld Haunted House

#11 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Netherworld has plenty of clout in the haunting business. In their almost two decades, their haunt and crew have been involved a couple large Hollywood horror films. Zombieland filmed some of their sections at Netherworld, and Rob Zombie used a lot of the props and a lot of the crew to film Halloween 2. Just to add to the Hollywood ... Read More »

#7: Erebus: 4 Story Haunted Attraction

#4 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Founded in 2000, Erebus is in it’s 19th year, and they’re not even starting to slow down. They held the world record for the World’s Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction from 2004-2009, and are still incredibly close to the current title holder in size. The 4 stories of scares is in an old parking garage with over 100,000 square feet. It’s ... Read More »

#8 Bennett’s Curse

The newest member of the list clocking in at number 8 is Bennett’s Curse! It stands amongst the top Halloween attractions in America due to their dedication to creating a totally immersive and interactive environment. They are a small mom-n-pop owned and operated business born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Creative theming, and painstaking execution with great scares. They strive ... Read More »

#9: Cutting Edge Haunted House

#9 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

If you were going to sum up Cutting Edge Haunted House in one word, that word would be enormous. That’s because it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest walk-through haunted house in the world. Overall, you’ll spend 45 minutes (or more) traversing a variety of setups that are sure to hit every scare on the list, from the ... Read More »

#10: Nightmare on 13th

For just about 30 years, Nightmare on 13th has been dishing out horror to fans in a MASSIVE scale. They are always changing things up with new theming and attractions to keep people coming back every year. They seem to be the kings and queens of the animatronic. While their actors are awesome- they’re larger than life MACHINES are intense, ... Read More »

#11: Spookywoods

#8 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

During the day, Kersey Valley is home to plenty of adventures, including ziplines, laser tag, a ropes course, and other family-friendly fair. But horror is in charge at night when Spookywoods takes over. The experts there have been terrifying visitors for thirty years, making it one of the oldest haunted houses in the South. New Scares On the Block: SpookyWoods ... Read More »

#12: The Headless Horseman

With a 250-year-old farm as the backdrop- The Headless Horseman (HHM) in New York does not need to go far for their setting! They are a local haunt open throughout majority of the haunt season and field 7 haunted attractions, 4 gift shops, 5 cafes and 1 terrifying hayride. The year-round crew started in 1992 and have been delivering excellent ... Read More »

#13: The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego, and is located in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, a historic district that dates back to the 1860s. Most of the buildings there date back to the Victorian era, making them over a hundred years old. New Scares On the Block: Every year The Haunted Hotel brings ... Read More »