#1: Indy Scream Park Haunted House #5: Spooky Woods #4: The 13th Gate #2: Erebus: 4 Story Haunted Attraction #7: 13th Floor Haunted House #6: Thrillvania #1: Pennhurst Asylum #8: Netherworld Haunted House #10: Asylum Haunted House #9: Nightmare New England #11: Nightmare on 13th #12: The Darkness Haunted House #13: Scream Zone

#1: Indy Scream Park Haunted House

#1 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Indy Scream Park has always been one of our top haunts, but this year they’ve blown us away with the changes to their park. Three of their six attractions are entirely new, and the remaining three have been substantially re-done. It’s a completely different experience that catapulted them to the number one spot. Indy Scream Park is just outside Indianapolis ... Read More »

#2: Pennhurst Asylum

#2 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Long before Pennhurst Asylum was reborn as a haunted house, it operated as the Pennhurst State School mental institution. Originally opened in 1908, the 1,400 acre site operated for almost 80 years as a home for thousands of mentally and physically disabled. That 80 year history was filled with patient abuse, torture, neglect, sexual abuse, and even murder. These atrocities ... Read More »

#3: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted House

#3 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Ask any New Yorker and they’ll tell you that upstate is a completely different world. Located in the Hudson River Valley about 100 miles north of NYC, Headless Horseman uses that to its full advantage. The haunt, now in its 23rd year, is about 6 miles outside of Kingston, and covers 45 acres of forest on a 200-year-old farm. And ... Read More »

#4: Erebus: 4 Story Haunted Attraction

#4 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Founded in 2000, Erebus is celebrating their 15th year, and they’re not even starting to slow. 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 so ... Read More »

#5: Dead End Hayride

#5 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Founded in 2010, the Dead End Hayride is a relative newcomer, but they hit the ground running and have never looked back. The haunts are all built at the Pinehaven Farm, about 35 minutes north of the Twin Cities. For years the 150 acre farm was known for its family-friendly fall festival. In fact, the founder of Dead End often ... Read More »

#6: Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride

#6 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride is celebrating its 25th year, and it’s spent most of that time as one of the top haunted attractions in the country. What’s funny is that they didn’t originally start that way. They began hosting fall hayrides at the Arasapha Farm back in the 1970s. In 1991 they introduced the haunted elements to the ... Read More »

#7: The 13th Gate

#7 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

The 13th Gate is one of the largest haunted houses in the South with two attractions that total 80,000 square feet of space. The haunt celebrates its 13th year this year. If you’ve never gone, then it seems a fitting time to experience the terror. There are actually two attractions here. The 13th Gate was the original attraction, and consists ... Read More »

#8: 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. The Spookywoods cover 60 acres, and ... 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. But size isn’t the only thing that Cutting Edge has going for it. The team behind the haunt has the kind of dedication that ... Read More »

#10: 13th Floor Haunted House Pheonix


According to the 13th Floor haunted houses, there’s a reason why you don’t find a 13th floor on 85% of office buildings: It’s because those floors are used to house all sorts of horrors that the normal world simply can’t handle. And at the 13th Floor Haunted House, those horrors come to life. The Pheonix 13th Floor haunted house is ... Read More »

#11: 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 has 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 »

#12: The Scream Zone

#12 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

The Scream Zone has been terrorizing the good people of San Diego County for almost two decades. Every Halloween they take over the Del Mar Fairgrounds and turn them into the Del Mar Scaregrounds. Scream Zone has 4 main haunts, then add a few extra features to the mix. Zombie Paintball is always a favorite, and it’s back again this ... Read More »

#13: The Haunted Hotel

#13 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

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. All of this creates a great atmosphere for the Haunted Hotel ... Read More »