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
Now, this one sounds like it’s worth the trip to NYC. Check out the rules below.
- 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.
3. Scarehouse (10 Minutes from downtown Pittsburgh)
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)
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)
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.