January 30, 2023

If you love a good fright, Halloween is the perfect time to indulge in your fears! From escaping scare zones in a theme park to spending the night in a real-life haunted asylum, here are five terrifying places to spend Halloween this year.

Universal Orlando Resorts Halloween Horror Nights

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As the sun sets over Universal Studios Florida, the night starts with frightening chills during Halloween Horror Nights. Brave souls will face ten all-new elaborately themed haunted houses, five scare zones, and spooky live entertainment. From a haunted cemetery where vengeful spirits come out of their graves to bone-chilling scare zones like Zombieland, there’s no shortage of heinous haunts.

Asylum Haunted House

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Two terrifying attractions: City of the Dead and Asylum, return to Denver for a spine-tingling evening. Not for the faint of heart, the City of the Dead winds you through the streets filled with the living dead. Visit the Asylum, but try not to fall victim to the disturbed patients living in a twisted reality. The award-winning attraction dubbed one of the scariest haunted houses in America is open until November 2.

Erebus Haunted Attraction

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The over the top haunted house in Michigan delivers four floors of realistic horror thanks to Hollywood-like special effects and makeup. Entering its 20th season, USA Today named Erebus the No.1 Haunted Attraction in the U.S. From 2005 to 2009, Erebus graced the Guinness World Record for the largest walk-through haunted attraction.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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The former Weston State Hospital in West Virginia once housed thousands of tortured souls. The psychiatric hospital operated from 1864-1994 and is said to be haunted by patients who passed here. In October, brave guests can take ghost hunts in the main building or the medical, forensics and geriatric buildings. You an even spend the night in the haunted asylum from 11:30 PM to 6:00 AM. During your stay, you will be divided into guided groups as you explore the massive gothic asylum.

Terror Behind the Walls

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, Phillidalpehia Pennsylvania

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Step inside Philly’s real-life petitionary, which is one of the best haunted attractions in America. Six spine-tingling cells sit behind the walls of the most famous and expensive prison in the world. The gothic structure itself is chilling, but at night the crumbling cellblocks become even more terrifying. Many believe the Eastern State Pen is actually haunted and draw over 60 paranormal teams visit each year. Check out the VIP experiences for a truly chilling encounter.

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