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5 Scariest Halloween Attractions in the U.S.

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Since it’s Halloween, it’s the time of year to go to costume parties and visit Haunted Houses/ Halloween Attractions. Here are some of the SCARIEST halloween attractions in the US in 2013, including a few within driving distance of RI. We know #1 may well be worth a trip to NYC. We’ve been meaning to go anyways.

1) Blackout Haunted House: New York, LA, Chicago

blackout haunted house

“The extreme theater event of the year.” – NY Times

Now, this one sounds like it’s worth the trip to NYC. Check out the rules below.

Rules:

  • YOU MUST WALK THROUGH ALONE.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You will be prompted to do certain actions. Please do exactly as you’re told. This is for your safety.
  • There is absolutely no speaking allowed inside. You can, however, scream as loud as you’d like.
  • Do not ever touch the walls.
  • You must wear a protective mask and carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Please be aware, you will encounter: FOG – STROBE LIGHTS – COMPLETE DARKNESS – CRAWLING – STAIRS – LOUD NOISES – WATER- PHYSICAL CONTACT – SEXUAL and VIOLENT SITUATIONS

The trailer video for the Blackout haunted house was actually too disturbing for us to include it in this list.

2. Terror Behind the Walls

A Massive Haunted House in a REAL PRISON: Eastern State Penitentiary. Check out the trailer below…if you dare.

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Terror Behind the Walls 2013 from Terror Behind the Walls on Vimeo.

3. Scarehouse (10 Minutes from downtown Pittsburgh)

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An axe wielding man in a bunny costume… scary clowns… creepy dolls. Need we say more? Well, it’s located in a 100-year old former elks lodge that was already thought to be haunted… so there’s that. There’s also no no-touching rule for actors, to be prepared to be grabbed or grazed by an undead clown.

4. Spookywoods (Greensboro, NC)

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From the Website: “Spookywoods Haunted Attraction started by a dare of teenagers in 1985 to go into an abandon farm house when the founder Tony Wohlgemuth was 15 years old.  After getting a good scare from a family of bats they decided to make a haunted house that fall.  The haunted attraction now takes over the majority of the 60 acre farm after almost 3 decades of growth.  Kersey Valley has a year round team of artist and builders with a passion for creating fresh new experiences each fall.”

Sounds good to us. An entrepreneur with a sick sense of humor.

5. The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Dent School House

Based on a “true” story, the Dent Schoolhouse takes you inside an actual school from the late 1800s. Perhaps the janitor killed a bunch of kids, or maybe its just advertising. Either way, it makes for a good haunted house attraction.

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