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#1: SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park

The Dade City-based Horror Park, Scream-A-Geddon, decided that not one, not two but THREE brand-new attractions were needed to top how the truly terrifying and immersive horror experience they threw last year. This year we’re seeing two brand-new themed haunted houses and Scream-A-Geddon (SAG for short) is doubling-down on their fan-favorite “zombie paintball” carnival game and turning it into a ... Read More »

#2: 13th Gate Haunted House

For almost 15 years, the 13th Gate Haunted House has been terrifying its visitors in the heart of Baton Rouge, only a block away from the Mississippi. It’s earned top spots on lists across the country—including ours—and continues to earn repeat appearances year after year. The haunted house has two separate attractions: The original 13th Gate Attraction and CarnEVIL – which is ... Read More »

#3: 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 Eastern State Penitentiary ... Read More »

#4: Indy Scream Park

Indy Scream Park, if you ask us, owns the Midwest Haunt scene. Every year they  A) include something brand new to their park B) Update their fan-favorite houses or C) do both! Indy Scream Park (ISP) understands that what separates an armature haunt from a professional one is the story, setting and immersion of the houses. Indy Scream Park nails ... Read More »

#5: 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 ... Read More »

#6: 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 the scares start the ... Read More »

#7: 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 can only ... Read More »

#8: 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 cred, a good number ... Read More »

#9: 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. All of this creates a great atmosphere for the Haunted Hotel even before you ... Read More »

#10: Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride

#6 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride checks in with his popular sounding name, and it’s 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 hayride and they haven’t looked back ... Read More »

#11: Erebus: 4 Story Haunted Attraction

#4 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Founded in 2000, Erebus celebrated their 17th year in 2017, 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 so ... Read More »

#12: 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. 2018 will be its 8th ... Read More »

#13: Nightmare on 13th

Rounding out our top 13 list is the horror-juggernaut, Nightmare of 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 on the animatronic. ... Read More »