Hauntedhouses.com‘s list of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America for 2016, has been released. The haunted houses and attractions on this year’s list are the most unique, entertaining and terrifying, haunted attractions in the country.
“Every year we get asked which haunted houses are really going to scare people and more importantly, make their friends scream,” said http://www.hauntedhouses.com/ representative James Olmsted. “We scour the country to find the best of the best all over America. This year we paid special attention to haunted houses that are unique in their approach to making your heart race. From locations in creepy old industrial districts to country farms and hayrides under the stars, each location has a unique approach to interactive horror, but all deliver the thrills and excitement that Halloween fans are seeking.“
HauntedHouses.com‘s 2016 list includes:
1. House of Torment (Austin, TX) www.houseoftorment.com – House of Torment has locations in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. It’s Chicago location is Chicagoland’s largest haunted house and House of Torment Austin is arguably the most popular haunt in all of Texas. The Austin location is also moving to a new location for its 2016 season that is 40,000 square feet, twice the size of its previous spot. Both locations are also offering all-new attractions for the 2016 season.
2. 13th Floor Haunted House (Denver, CO) www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com – 13th Floor has haunted houses in Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, and San Antonio and their production values rival any haunt in the world. Each 13th Floor haunt has a unique set of characters and themes, and each one has a feature to set it apart from other haunted attractions. For example, 13th Floor San Antonio has a three-story slide integrated into its haunt!
3. Headless Horseman (Ulster Park, New York) www.headlesshorseman.com – Headless Horseman Haunted House in New York offers a remarkable haunt experience that includes a haunted hayride, corn maze, seven haunted houses, and a sideshow magic and illusion show. It is one of the largest and longest lasting haunts in the country, and it never ceases to be scary.
4. Terror on the Fox (Green Bay, Wisconsin) www.terroronthefox.com – Terror on the Fox is a Wisconsin Halloween Tradition, and 2016 marks its 20th Anniversary season. The haunt is located next to Green Bay’s National Railroad museum, and it even features an antique passenger train of its own that customers ride in on!
5. Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) www.thebatesmotel.com – The Bates Motel is celebrating its 25th Year of Fear for the 2016 season, and it offers one of the best haunted hayrides in the country. The hayride has been featured on Travel Channel, USA Today and other national publications.
6. Fear Farm & Phoenix Haunted Hayride (Phoenix, Arizona) www.fearfarm.com – Fear Farm is a legendary Halloween tradition in Phoenix that features several haunted houses and a haunted corn maze. Its infamous clowns, Tremmors and Flinch, are some of the most terrifying and recognizable characters in the haunt industry. Fear Farm is also adding the Phoenix Haunted Hayride for its 2016 season.
7. The Asylum Haunted House (Denver, Colorado) www.asylumdenver.com – The Asylum is a Denver haunted house that often falls in the shadow of 13th Floor, but some may argue it is just as scary or scarier. The Asylum is a very thematic haunted house, and its themes are commonly tied to insane asylums, abandoned hospitals, and escaped mental patients, which everyone can agree are horrifying subjects.
8. Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore, Maryland) www.bennettscurse.com – Bennett’s Curse Haunted Attraction in Baltimore, Maryland is becoming renowned in the haunt world. It is located in a 40,000 square foot facility and it is offering 4 all-new attractions as well as the bonus haunted house, Coulrophobia for its 2016 season.
9. Cutting Edge Haunted House (Fort Worth, Texas) www.cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com – The Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, TX currently holds the Guiness World Record for the largest walk-through haunted house, and it will be one of the most horrifying walks of your life. The Denton Record Chronicle has called it “The longest adrenaline rush money can buy!”
10. House of Shock (New Orleans, Louisiana) www.houseofshock.com – The House of Shock boasts a 25,000-square-foot haunted attraction comprising of three all new events for the 2016 season. The haunt consists of over 350 volunteers to add their own brand of fright to the night. The haunted experience also includes a full service bar, live music and a horror show.
11. Nightmare on the Bayou (Houston, Texas) www.nightmareonthebayou.com – Nightmare on the Bayou in Houston has been featured on the Travel Channel as one of America’s best haunts, and it is located creepily close to one of Houston’s oldest cemeteries. This graveyard is well known for its paranormal activity and has been designated as a historic site by the state of Texas for being a final resting place of freed slaves and early African-American residents of Houston. This only adds to the scare factor of Nightmare on the Bayou.
12. Nashville Nightmare (Nashville, Tennessee) www.nashvillenightmare.com – Nashville Nightmare is Tennessee’s most terrifying haunted house, and it is absolutely massive. For 2016, it is offering four new attractions in its 50,000 square foot location.
13. Fear PDX Haunted House Screampark (Portland, Oregon) www.fearpdx.com – Fear PDX gets its name from being located near the Portland International Airport, and it is easily the top haunt in the city. Fear PDX offers not one, but FIVE attractions for one affordable ticket price of $25.
Olmsted continues, “The haunted attraction industry is growing and continuing to evolve. We are always amazed at how the owners, producers and artists up their game each year. Immersive entertainment in America is growing as a whole, and haunted houses are no exception. This year we’ve seen trends in interactive elements, where patrons become a part of the show, and although in its infancy, virtual reality is starting to make its way into the industry as well.“
For more details on this year’s Top 13, visit www.hauntedhouses.com/top13.
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