It’s that time of year again; the air is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, people are sipping on pumpkin-flavored lattes, skeleton and cobweb decorations are making their appearance, and horror-lovers are finding new ways to scare themselves silly. Yes, Halloween is just a few weeks away, and if, like us, you’re a fan of hair-raising haunts, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out these terrifying attractions!
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How does a haunted house inside a real prison sound? Formerly the most famous and expensive prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary stands in ruins today, amid rumors that the eerie crumbling prison is haunted.
Set within its intimidating compound, Terror Behind the Walls is comprised of six themed haunted attractions: the Infirmary, the Blood Yard, Quarantine 4D, Break Out, Lockdown, and Machine Shop, each more petrifying than the next. Fans of horror and gore are sure to experience the terror by exploring the historic prison and participating in the immersive attractions.
Knotts Scary Farm in Buena Park, California
If you love scary haunts, you may already be familiar with Knott’s Scary Farm. For Halloween, the theme park gets a complete chilling makeover, with 13 different haunted mazes and attractions and talented performers that promise to deliver a haunting experience to the brave souls who dare enter. If you have an appetite for horror, you will love the sinister shows and frightening creatures hiding in the shadows, seriously committed to scaring your pants off.
If Pennywise from the movie It didn’t scare you enough, check out the Dark Ride maze, which will take you on a “journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carny folk still linger in the shadows.” The shunned performers, which include terrifying clowns, will haunt your nightmares for days.
The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
If you’ve ever wished that you could be in a horror movie, this attraction is the closest you can get to fulfilling your dream. The 13th Gate, known for its disturbingly ultra-realistic and detailed haunts, has been compared to a Hollywood horror movie. Every part of the attraction, from the set, to the props and special effects are designed to be as real as possible. The actors take on and maintain haunting personas throughout the night, taunting visitors in this immersive experience with their impressive acting ability and incredible makeup.
What’s more? The creators of The 13th Gate Haunted House have revealed a new interactive experience for fans of escape rooms. Do you dare?
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