Ever get the crap scared out of you within the first minute of pulling into a parking lot of a haunted house? I sure have. We pulled into an area that hosted restaurants, and a variety of other stores, as well as a haunted house, and parked. The parking lot was was really dark with the exception of the few after hours lights coming from the stores We were focused on grabbing our money and IDs to go into get spooked, when all of the sudden…BAM. What in the world? This dude came out of nowhere and came over and slapped his two hands forcefully on the side window where I sat. Oh for the Love of God, I almost peed my pants right then and there. I screamed like a little girl and saw the painted face and the torn and bloody clothes and you think I was getting out of the car? Hell no! This fool then goes to the back of the truck after he’s through harassing me and we are good to go.
We cautiously begin to get out of the truck, and then it happens. That fool grabs his chain saw from behind the truck and as I’m closing the door he hauls a** to chase after me. He starts engaging the engine of the chainsaw. Oh course, I take off running like a madwoman and what is my boyfriend doing? You got it, standing back by the truck laughing his a**off at me. I made it to the line where the people were waiting to get into the house and chainsaw dude backs off. My heart seriously almost fell out of my chest and on the ground. How did ole boy even know we were going to the haunted house? There were several other types of businesses in the area and we could have been going to one of those, but nooooo….
So that’s just how starts. I’m great with the eyeballs in a bowl or the dead person launching out of nothingness, but bring a fricken chainsaw out and I’m a goner! (childhood issues of living on a farm) lol.
So now that I’ve told you about ONE of my scariest moments, I’ve decided to check out a few places that may entertain scare the ba-jesus out of out you this year! I’ve discovered ten of the coolest and scariest looking haunted spooks around the world and can’t wait to hear y’all spooky stories. So enjoy. 😉
This year this is the spot for me. A world of freaky based upon an insane asylum and the freaky things that could happen there. The concept that lives in The House on Haunted Hill. I think my little heart start palpating thinking of this one. They offer 3 separate venues on the property.
This place looks far too cool. It’s an outdoor venue that offers a Day Haunt (you can bring the kiddos) a Night Haunt (the scariness of a haunted house without being chased), and an Overnight Haunt out in the forest (Get prepared to lose you mind). They don’t recommend it for kids, and for any pansies that might be out there. They will pull out all the stops on this one and you may be running for your life!
#3 HEADLESS HORSEMAN HAYRIDES & HAUNTED HOUSES ULSTER, NEW YORK
The 250 year-old farm incorporates over sixty -five acres of naturally landscaped property including foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is a unique, immersive experience with a theme that changes each Halloween season. Featuring: a theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, 7 haunted attractions
#4 THE 13TH GATE, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an Adventurer like Indiana Jones or a Tomb Raider like Laura Croft? Or maybe how it would feel to be trapped in a horror movie like Saw or Silence of the Lambs? Could you escape a maximum security prison or survive a night in a Haunted Asylum, or break into a bank vault to steal a priceless jewel without setting off the alarms?
What makes Bennett’s Curse stand amongst the top Halloween attractions in America is its dedication to creating a totally immersive environment for its guests. No other haunted attraction in America can match Bennett’s Curse’ strong reputation for creative theming, and painstaking execution with great scares. While other attractions are content to follow current trends, Bennett’s Curse is a trendsetter that raises the bar and sets the pace for offering premium terror for a new and demanding generation of thrill seekers!
The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, located just outside of Philadelphia PA, and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. With scenes like a 100’ foot long, 40 foot tall drive thru insane asylum, a full scale mockup of a New England church and a 200 foot long cave, the Haunted Hayride is an amazing example of Hollywood style sets and props. And then there is the scares. With over 75 actors and 25 scenes, it is no wonder why this event is always on the “top 13” national lists of the best haunted attractions.
Nightmare on the Bayou is Houston’s only haunted house THAT IS REALLY HAUNTED! We love our Ghosts, and are proud to be the only Haunted House in Houston that is REALLY HAUNTED!!! Don’t believe it? Ask our employees! Actual hauntings abound in and around our multiple haunted attractions and property! Nightmare on the Bayou has over 15,000 sq. feet of Hauntedness!
They even have a chainsaw maze-chased by a man with a chainsaw through a dark maze… about that.
The Twelfth Street Bridge Historic West Bottoms District, near downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is a sort of nerve center for commercial haunted houses with the granddaddy, Edge of Hell opening in 1975, and cited as the first, large-scale haunted house in continuous operations with neighboring Beast opening in 1991. Both haunted houses rank among the best in the United States which has required many adaptations to the original haunted houses over the decades, including more elaborate sets, make-up and costumes, animatronics, holograms and techniques to “transport” scare cast members from place to place. “We have been sending chills for decades but the 4-sensory experience (sight, sound, smell and touch) is even more compelling today with Millennials wanting to be part of the experience versus just watching a movie or playing a video game”, said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, a.k.a. Queen of the Haunts (facebook.com/QueenOfHaunts) who heads up operations for the West Bottoms’ haunted houses as well as the national spokesperson for the haunted house industry, America’s Haunts americahaunts.com.
Alright y’all, time to go get scared! Enjoy it. BOO. If you’d like to help me choose my costume for this year’s events, please click here. I’d appreciate it!
- All the photos and wording for the haunts are written within the individual websites.