By America Haunts, Special for USDR
America Haunts, Halloween‘s leading industry organization, unleashes frightening information: The Five Scariest Houses in the Nation emerge from the darkness.
“The perfectly ghastly haunt is scary enough so people on romantic dates cling to each other, fun for families to enjoy traditional Halloween thrills and amped with special effects for the element of surprise,” said Amber Arnett-Bequeaithof America Haunts. “A scary haunt isn’t just technology or actors. It’s a concoction that owners of the scariest attractions understand: exposing even the bravest individuals to feel vulnerable; screaming in fear with every turn. It’s in our planning…to get in your head.”
The Top 5 Scariest Haunted Haunts, chosen by a panel of experts at American Haunts and praised by critics, are:
- 13th Gate, Baton Rouge
- House of Torment, Austin
- Bennett’s Curse, Baltimore
- Headless Horsemen, Ulster, New York
- Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City
Fears and phobias influence haunts to satisfy even the bravest souls. 13th Gate has a 3D room where clowns chase visitors, plus an escape room where guests must gather clues to break free. Headless Horsemen is an extravaganza of fall tradition with hayrides that intertwine with haunted houses, each year more increasingly detailed. Bennett’s Curse focuses on interactive experiences to put you closer to your Halloween nightmare. House of Torment has three new themes: The Deranged, The Frenzy Dark Carnival and the Possessed. Nightmare on 13th, has fear from every angle including in the sewers beneath guests’ feet.
“Do people like the tradition of Halloween scares? Yes, because they are in safe and spectacular environments,” Arnett-Bequeaith said. “Haunt experts tap into human psychology to send exciting chills down your spine. That’s why guests are lured back, teenagers enjoy a coming of age, grandparents bring their grandchildren. Haunts are still cool to grab a friend and let excitement begin.”
For more information: http://www.americahaunts.com/ah/attractions/.
About America Haunts
With more than 28 haunted attractions nationwide, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers annually. America Haunts is featured on the Travel Channel and members recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records. The organization is committed to providing technical excellence; stunning set design; Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors.
SOURCE America Haunts