Scariest Haunted Houses In America – Part I

It’s October. Time to break out all things pumpkin (lattes, candles, etc.) and the Halloween decorations. Halloween is a $10 billion dollar industry, which should come as no surprise with all the odds and ends that come along with the holiday. Costume stores are packed, candy goes flying off the shelves and the number of haunted attractions are endless. Among those attractions are the thousands of haunted houses and hayrides. Haunted houses and hayrides are normally found on farms spread throughout the country. Each one is unique and has a different scary story to tell. Each year Hauntworld, “the most advanced haunted and Halloween attraction directory on the web”, releases their top 10 haunted houses in the United States. Here are the attractions that placed 5-10.

10. Field of Screams (Mountville, Pennsylvania)

Field of Screams is celebrating its “25 Years of Fear” in 2017. Therefore, this year Field of Screams is one not to miss. It features 2 different attractions including a haunted hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum and the woods of the Nocturnal Wasteland.


9. The Darkness (St. Louis, Missouri)

The Darkness spans of 50,000 feet of sheer terror. The Darkness features several attractions such as Zombie Laser Tag, Silo-X Zombie Haunted Experience, 3 Minute Horror themed Escape Room, Outdoor Scream Zones, St Louis Escape Rooms, Monster Museums and more.

8. Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore, Maryland)

This year Bennett’s Curse is showcasing its ultimate fear experience. They’ve taken some of their best haunts and added them to some of their new ones to create the scariest experience in the Maryland/D.C. area.


7. Nashville Nightmare (Madison, Tennessee)

Nashville Nightmare also sprawl 50,000 feet with 4 massive haunted attractions. New for this year is the ‘Nashville Nightmare: Phantoms and Reformatory Haunted Attractions’ and an extended outside clown maze.

6. Haunted Overload (Lee, New Hampshire)

Haunted Overload is celebrating its 10th year of fear anniversary this season. The attraction promises to overload patron’s with “an all-out assault on their senses” with full immersion into their world of terror.

Haunted Overload (Lee, New Hampshire)

5. Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses (Ulster Park, New York)

Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses is a “New York Nightmare” with a brand new state-of-the-art attraction for 2017: The Resurrection. Along with several other haunted hayrides and houses, The Resurrection is a 65-acre attraction featuring a one mile hayride “filled with 25 years of dead and living villains, monsters, and creatures returning to terrorize you, and a 4 acre corn maze.”

Check back soon on for the houses that placed 1-4.