The crisp, fall air reminds us that fun is around the corner. The crunching of leaves gets people of all ages excited for one of the funnest holidays of the year, Halloween. Dressing up as ghouls, ghosts, witches and more is what gets kids all revved up. People’s homes dress up as well, taking on an eery, dark feel, ready to spook the passersby on Halloween night. Carnivals and parties are aplenty but one of the scariest and most popular of Halloween traditions is the haunted house. During the month of October, haunted houses dot our nation and aim to be among the scariest, most terrifying haunts that have ever been. Which haunted house is the scariest and what makes them so scary? Well, let’s just find out!
1–The McKamey Manor in San Diego, CA
This haunted house has a 24,000 person waiting list with people just clamoring to get in but chances are, they never will. Only 2 people are allowed in at a time and must be background checked first. No one has ever completed the haunt in its entirety and the 5 hour experience is described as being akin to a real life horror movie with unimaginable scenes of terror. Would you be brave enough?
2–The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati, OH
Said to be haunted by Charlie the janitor and all the kids he murdered, this haunted house is as extreme as they come. It’s basically Freddy Krueger’s story come to life and with the uber sinister backstory, it amps up the chill factor an extra notch.
3–Dead of Night in Long Island, NY
This is an adult only haunt where patrons wait in long lines, only to be unsuspectingly snatched into the haunted house by masked marauders. The theme changes every year so no one knows what to suspect. Sometimes patrons are smeared with smelly goo and other times smacked in the face with…suspicious body parts. It’s always guaranteed to be a strange, disgusting and terrifying experience.
4–Blackout Haunted House in New York and California
This haunted house is twisted beyond words. You must enter alone, be over the age of 18, and then after signing a waiver, forced into your worst nightmare. Extreme violence, terrifying water experiences, and risque, freaky and perverse nightmares dumped all over you. Described as never predictable, shocking, upsetting and exhilarating, people keep coming back for more.
5–Terror Behind the Walls in Philadelphia, PA
Set inside an abandoned 11-acre prison gives this haunted house an instant terror rating. Walking around such a scene alone would give anyone the creeps but add in the fact that dozens of paranormal teams actually believe this place to be haunted is beyond freaky. Then they fill the place with terrorizing demons and monsters to scare the pants right off you, making it easily one of the scariest haunts in the U.S.A.
As you get the spooks scared right out of you at your favorite haunted house, don’t allow the frights to continue once you’re home. A gigantic spider with blood covered fangs coming to get you in the middle of the night is the last image you want to see before you fall asleep. Get the experts at Pointe Pest Control to come in and banish the creepy arachnids and keep the creeps where they belong, in the haunted houses!