BOO! Some of the best haunted attractions across ENC (2023)

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On the hunt for some terrifying scares? Look no further than right here in Eastern North Carolina where there are tons of haunted attractions lurking right around the corner!

Clayton Fear Farm

1620 Loop Rd. Clayton

Open every Friday and Saturday until October 22 from 7 – 10 pm and October 27, 30, and 31 from 7 – 9 pm.

Tickets are $25.

A haunted Halloween scream park at a local farm. Every year new horror features are added, this year’s attractions include The Black Hole, Fear Forest Haunted Hayride, Slaughterhouse, and The Academy.

Dress comfortably, you may need to run, crawl, and get through tight spaces.

Darkside Haunted Estates

11875 NC HWY 222 W Middlesex

Open every Friday and Saturday until November 5 as well as Halloween night from 7 – 10 pm. October 30 from 7 – 9 pm and October 29 from 2 – 4 pm for low scare fun.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and children 12 and under are $12.

Over 20 years of haunting attractions, this year featuring: The Bundie Hotel, Skully’s Inlet ft. The S.S. Sea Hag, Mayhem Hayride, The Slaughterhouse, Clown Town, Insane Asylum, Fright Trail, The Lost Crypt, The Forgotten Cabin, RottenKorr Cemetary and Hatchet’s Fish Cannery.

Saturday, November 5 is Lights Out, come experience Darkside in the Dark, face your fears with only one glow stick.

Devil’s Playground Haunted Attraction

544 Falcon Rd. Lillington

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Open Fridays & Saturdays in October7:30 – 11 pm including October 30 and 31.

Original haunted house that takes you on a mind-bending trip through hellfire and back again. Zombie Tag arena, carnival-style games, axe throwing, concessions.

Customized haunt experiences are available. First class upgrade is an interactive experience, first-class passengers will be touched, might get bloody, dirty, wet, and possibly separated from the group and thrown back in alone or with strangers. A VIP Upgrade allows you to skip the line and get to the scares faster.

Extreme Fear Scaregrounds

401 Fairgrounds Rd. Kinston

Open every Friday – Sunday until Halloween. Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm – midnight. Sundays October 9 – 30 from 8 – 11 pm.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $40 for a fast pass, and $60 to skip the line.

Sunday, October 23 is blackout night with no lights and only one glow stick. Saturday, October 29 is a Halloween Festival with kids Trick ‘R Treat from noon – 4 pm.

“Eastern North Carolina’s Newest and Scariest Haunted Attraction.” The theme is “Fear at The Fair” featuring three attractions: Nixon Asylum where you navigate the halls of an asylum, Mayhem traps you in a carnival where the clowns are wreaking havoc, and Insanity the newest attraction that just when you think you’ve escaped the asylum you become trapped in a seemingly endless maze.

Fishstrong Fright Night

3100 Freedom Way Hubert

Open every Friday and Saturday in October including October 21 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Tickets are $12 for the hayride, $9 for the walking trail, and $18 for both attractions.

The 7th annual Fishstrong Fright Night Haunted Hayride and Walking Trail. Every year is different with new scares and attractions. Concessions stand available, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch.

Proceeds from the hayride go towards helping NC families dealing with life-altering illnesses.

Frightmore Academy

2115 Everetts Rd. Williamston

Open every Friday & Saturday in October including October 30 and 31.

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Tickets are $21 online. Regular admission is $26.

A haunted house including 20+ different scenes, both indoor and out. Not recommended for the faint of heart.

Children under 14 require an adult.

Haunted Forest at Panic Point

2808 Cedar Creek Rd. Youngsville

Open every Friday – Sunday until November 5. Open Halloween. Times vary per day, check the website for exact ticket times.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP.

“The highest rated haunted attraction in North Carolina.” Features 5 unique attractions: Haunted Forest over a half-mile long, Dark Trail, Haunted Hayride, Killers in the Corn, and The Stalkers farm. While waiting between frights there is a sit-down carnival area with fire pits, concessions, and carnival games.

Hickory Grove Haunted Trail

4064 Mountain View St. Gastonia at the Mountain View Golf Center

Open every Friday and Saturday until October 29 dark to midnight. Open October 9, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31 from dark to 10 pm.

Tickets are $20.

In operation for almost 30 years, “one of the original and oldest haunted attractions in the Gaston County area.” Top rated Haunted Attraction in NC for 2016 and 2017. Concessions offered.

Hollerin Haunts Hayride

2914 Bud Johnson Rd. Clinton

Open 8 – 10 pm October 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, & 31. Open 8 – 11 pm October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and November 4-5.

Tickets are $30 per person or $40 for all three attractions. $5 parking.

“Number 1 Haunted Hayride in North Carolina.” A 7/10 of a mile Haunted Hayride, shoot at zombies with paintballs on a double-decker trailer pulled by a bus for Zombie Hunt. Or take a terrifying walk through pitch black where you must feel your way through for The Darkness.”

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Marr Branch Haunted House

2289 Garner Chapel Rd. Mount Olive

Open Fridays & Saturdays 7 – 11 pm. Open October 31 from 7 –10 pm and November 5 from 7 – 10 pm.

Tickets are $25.

World famous Haunted House that the owners say is quite possibly haunted, Bubba’s Bloody Bucket, and a trip through the Hell Raising Hay Field.

Nightmare Factory

29 Park Ln. Havelock

Open every Friday and Saturday 7 pm – midnight through November 5. Rated R hours begin at 9 pm.

Tickets are $25 but go up to $30 for October 28-29 and November 4-5.

Open for the 16th year of fear! Featuring 4 attractions: The Dead Zone outside attraction, Clowns in 3D, Haunted Factory, and The Psych Ward. Also featuring a rage room and Christmas Haunted House on November 4-5.

PG-13 experience 7 – 9 pm. Rated R experience begins after 9 pm.

Nights of Fright

2100 NC HWY 33 East Chocowinity

Open starting October 7 Fridays & Saturdays 8 – 11 pm.

Tickets are $25, fast passes are $35 to skip the lines.

Voted among top-rated North Carolina Haunted Houses in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Walk the Haunted Trails at Raised in a Barn Farm.

Recommended age is 13 and older.

Phillips Field of Screams

6701 Good Hope Church Rd. Cary

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Open every Friday and Saturday through October 29 from 7:30 – 11:30 pm.

Tickets are $25 cash, and $27 credit card.

Four attractions that will “haunt your dreams” include: The Field of Lost Souls, The Rebellion Trail, Big Top Terror, and The Gore House.

Children 12 years and younger are not recommended.

The Hotel

107 Railroad St. Ahoskie

Open every Friday & Saturday through November 6 from 7 – 11 pm.

Tickets are $25. VIP is $60 which allows entry to The Hotel by yourself for a more personalized haunt experience, it also allows you to jump to the front of the line.

An intense interactive haunted attraction designed to take you to the limits of your own fear. The attraction is located inside a REAL haunted location (The Garrett Hotel) with numerous instances of documented paranormal activity. There are tight corridors and disturbing scenes. You will be touched.

Recommended for ages 16 and older. Not appropriate for young children.

Paranormal ghost tours and psychic readings are also available at The Garrett Hotel.

The Wicked Haunted House

490 Frizzelle Farm Rd. Hookerton

Open 7:30 – 11 pm October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 29-31

“Reputation for being one of North Carolina’s most intense haunts.” A very hands-on, in-your-face haunting experience. 2,400 square foot haunted house and one and a half acre haunted woods trail.

Offers PG-13 and Rated R experiences.

Scare U University

201 South Pine Street Pink Hill

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Open starting at 8 pm October 21-22, 26-31.

Scare U University is owned and operated by the Pink Hill Fire and Rescue Department. A two-story climate-controlled haunted house measuring around 3,000 square feet.

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FAQs

What is the number 1 haunted attraction in America? ›

Creepy Hollow Haunted House

What is the scariest haunted house in the world? ›

McKamey Manor is considered a pioneer of "extreme" haunted attractions. It was founded in San Diego by Russ McKamey and originally located on his property. The house operates year-round, offering visitors a tour that can last up to eight hours. Guests must sign a liability waiver to participate.

What is the scariest thing at Field of Screams? ›

Scary creatures you encounter:
  • Chainsaw-wielding mad men.
  • Clowns.
  • Insane asylum inmates.
  • Mad scientists.
  • Pig people.
  • Trigger-happy hillbillies.
  • Zombies.
16 Sept 2014

How do you scary a haunted house? ›

Scare school: Tips on how to frighten anyone on Halloween
  1. Chill out on the gore. If there's too much blood and guts, the gross-out effect is lost. ...
  2. Relish in low expectations. ...
  3. Control the environment. ...
  4. Devote yourself to the role. ...
  5. Add sound effects. ...
  6. Go mannequin. ...
  7. Play on the phobia. ...
  8. Let them scare themselves.
22 Oct 2012

What is the most Halloween Town in America? ›

For the past 99 years, Anoka, Minnesota, has been celebrating Halloween like no other city in the world. Courtesy Halloween, Inc. No city in the country—or the world—does Halloween quite like Anoka, Minnesota.

Where is the largest haunted house in America? ›

Frightful Fun at the World's Largest Haunted House - "Erebus, located in Pontiac, is a four story haunted house that was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction in 2005."

Do they hurt you in McKamey Manor? ›

It used to be a more physical experience, with actors "yelling, getting real physical with them." Now, McKamey says, he's the only one who interacts with contestants during the tour. It's a mental game now. "They're not getting hurt," he says. "I use a lot of hypnosis, a lot of mind control techniques.

What is the scariest theme park during Halloween? ›

Fright Fest at Six Flags

Arguably the country's scariest haunted parks during Halloween, Fright Fest will not disappoint.

Is there a horror theme park? ›

Fear Overload Scream Park (USA)

Voted as the scariest attraction in California, the Scream Park features two haunted houses full of monstrous creatures.

What should I wear to Field of Screams? ›

Dress in layers. Also, you are coming to a farm so please don't wear your best clothes and shoes. The Field of Screams property does consist of mostly stone and paver pathways.

What is the den of darkness Field of Screams? ›

The Den of Darkness is one of America's original Haunted Houses and it just keeps getting more hauntingly horrifying with each passing year. The Den of Darkness is a 3-story barn that was built in the early 1800's and then converted into a farmhouse.

Can actors in a haunted house touch you? ›

ACTORS DO THE TOUCHING, NOT YOU

Keep your hands to yourself as you move through the haunted house. Do not put your hands on props, as they are not designed for touching, and it is very likely you could break them. Do not touch the actors, either. They are trained on appropriate ways to touch strangers; you are not.

What is the #1 US city for trick-or-treating? ›

1: San Francisco

Since 2013, San Francisco has finished in the top spot in Zillow's Trick-or-Treat Index four times.

Where is the real Halloweentown? ›

Each October, St. Helens, Oregon transforms into the real Halloweentown. Ever Wonder Where The The Cast Of Halloweentown Is Now?

What city has the best Halloween celebration? ›

New York, NY

What is the longest haunted house ever? ›

No one manufactures horrors like the Factory of Terror. Guinness World Records has recognized Factory of Terror on three separate occasions as the world's longest indoor haunted house.

What happens in the 17th door? ›

Your group will be taken by customized passenger van to a remote, off-site location for 50 minutes (part drive-thru/part walk-thru) of intense scares, a whole lot of FUN and maybe some dancing, chasing, hiding, bumping music, sparks, partying & cool cars .

What was the first haunted house? ›

History. One of the first recorded purpose-built haunted attractions was the Orton and Spooner Ghost House, which opened in 1915 in Liphook, England.

What is the scariest thing in history? ›

13 terrifying historical facts which will keep you awake at night
  • 1.RAINBOW VALLEY. There is an accidental graveyard called the 'Rainbow Valley' on Mt. ...
  • 2.LITTLE ALBERT. ...
  • 3.JONESTOWN MASSACRE. ...
  • 4.BABY FARMER. ...
  • 5.JAW DROPPER. ...
  • 6.LIVE FOREVER. ...
  • 7.WHISKEY BUSINESS. ...
  • 8.STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT.
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What is the scariest story ever written? ›

A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.

Who is the most scariest man? ›

Martyn Ford

Ford, who is commonly referred to as the 'World's Scariest Man' has made a name for himself through his acting and bodybuilding career. He stands at 6ft 8 inches tall and weighed a massive 150kg before recently cutting back the calories to prepare for his upcoming fight with Gharibi.

Do they shave your head in McKamey Manor? ›

They Might Shave Your Head

Guests aren't allowed to touch the “actors” who run the show… but honey, they can sure touch you. Plenty of men and women have left McKamey Manor with a brand new buzz cut, all part of the house's quest to push you to breaking point.

What is the 40-page waiver for McKamey Manor? ›

To enter McKamey Manor in Summertown, Tennessee, you must sign a 40-page waiver, have a doctor's note, pass a physical, create a safe word and more, according to WFLA. McKamey Manor is so scary that no one has completed the experience. But if you do finish, the owner, Russ McKamey, will give you a $20,000 reward.

How long do people last in McKamey Manor? ›

McKamey ManorMost guests last just a few minutes before giving up. Though participants can choose two — out of more than one hundred — that they want to avoid, everything else is fair game. For some, that's enough to back out of the challenge right away. Braver souls are allowed to proceed.

Can you be touched at Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Can you be touched at Halloween Horror Nights? Universal's scareactors may jump out at you or get up close, but rest assured they can't touch you and vice versa. In fact, intentionally touching a scareactor can get you kicked out of the park.

What is the scariest roller coaster park in the world? ›

Kingda Ka — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

In fact, given its height and speed, it could just be considered the scariest roller coaster in the world as well. The track reaches heights of 456 feet (over 45 stories) before sending riders hurtling down at 128 miles per hour — a speed reached in just 3.5 seconds.

What theme park has the scariest roller coasters? ›

The two scariest roller coasters in the US are Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure and Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. Unlike other ride compilations, such as the 12 longest coasters, this list is somewhat subjective.

How long does it take to walk through creepy world? ›

Creepyworld is in every sense of the word a SCREAMPARK with several different levels of fun and fear for any Halloween thrill seeker. If you ever find yourself in or near St. Louis, be sure to visit Creepyworld, but trust me it takes well over an hour to tour all four attractions inside Creepyworld.

Why did they close Fright Dome? ›

The ongoing conflict reached Defcon 1 levels when Circus Circus expressed it would run its own haunted house, essentially cutting Fright Dome out of the annual windfall it's enjoyed for 15 years. It's unknown if Circus Circus plans to follow through on its threat.

Is Terror Behind the Walls scary? ›

Eastern State Penitentiary has something incredibly unique with Terror Behind the Walls. Simply put, it's one of the scariest haunted attractions in the country, and it's authentic environment makes for an instantly immersive storyworld that will lure you in, whether you want it or not.

What do you wear to intimidate? ›

In order to feel powerful, you need to dress powerfully. So if you want to intimidate – like when you're negotiating a tough deal or looking to take control of a company – remember these three phrases when it comes to dressing the part: Straight lines, dark colors, firm fabrics.

Can you dress up at Fright Night? ›

As the event is Halloween, fancy dress is welcome but not compulsory, whether it's a pair of fangs, an eye patch or a full-on costume – we won't judge!

Is Field of Screams worth? ›

It's still as great as ever. There is so much to do, and so much to see. From 5 different haunted attractions, to a carnival-like game area, to the food area, shopping, and now the new 5 Minute Escape Rooms that they have. Sure it can be insanely busy depending on the night you go, but it's worth it in the end.

Who is the owner of Field of Screams? ›

Field of Screams, consistently voted one of America's best haunted attractions, was founded in 1993 by owners Gene and Jim Schopf. The two brothers were born in Mountville and started farming together when they were in Junior High and High School.

Who owns the Field of Screams Ky? ›

Field of Screams (amusement park)
OwnerGene and Jim Schopf
Attendance75, 000
Area35 acres (14 ha)
Attractions
TotalThe Haunted Hayride (1993), Den of Darkness horror barn (1995), Frightmare Asylum (2002), The Nocturnal Wasteland Trail (2013).
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Do Field of Scream actors make? ›

“We're one of the few haunts in the United States that don't pay people, and we're in the top 5 in the United States.”

Why do I like dark creepy things? ›

One reason we consume horror is to experience stimulation. Exposure to terrifying acts, or even the anticipation of those acts, can stimulate us — both mentally and physically — in opposing ways: negatively (in the form of fear or anxiety) or positively (in the form of excitement or joy).

Why do I think scary? ›

Scary thoughts are thoughts that are by their very nature distressing, and when they occur it can be very difficult to push the thought away. Anxiety commonly causes all types of weird and scary thoughts, because anxiety changes the way that your brain interprets and stores information.

Why is it fun to be scared? ›

People also experience a rush of endorphins following a scare. Endorphins, the feel-good chemicals released after exercise, are often referred to as natural opioids. So that is why a scary experience can give you the same feelings of euphoria as a 10-mile run.

What are the 3 rules to survive a horror movie? ›

Rules to successfully survive a horror movie remember: Dewey is the one who quotes them and these rules are:
  • Never trust your love interest.
  • The killer always has something to do with the past.
  • The first victim always has a circle of friends that the killer is a part of.

Where is the scariest house in the world? ›

McKamey Manor is considered a pioneer of "extreme" haunted attractions. It was founded in San Diego by Russ McKamey and originally located on his property. The house operates year-round, offering visitors a tour that can last up to eight hours.

Is Horror good for mental health? ›

The study found that “voluntary use of horror entertainment may lead to less reliance on avoidance mechanisms in response to fear…by eliciting fear in a safe setting, horror fiction presents an opportunity for audiences to hone their emotion regulation skills…which have, in turn, been shown to be associated with ...

How much do scare actors get paid? ›

As of Oct 31, 2022, the average annual pay for a Scare Actor in the United States is $23,631 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $11.36 an hour. This is the equivalent of $454/week or $1,969/month.

How much does a haunted house actor make? ›

Scare Actor Salaries
Job TitleSalary
13th Floor Haunted House Scare Actor salaries - 6 salaries reported$18/hr
Universal Orlando Resort Scare Actor salaries - 4 salaries reported$16/hr
Netherworld Haunted House Scare Actor salaries - 2 salaries reported$18/hr
Carowinds Scare Actor salaries - 2 salaries reported$16/hr
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How much do you get paid to be in a haunted house? ›

How Much Do Haunted House Actors Make? Non-unionized actors typically make around $10-20 an hour for their work in a Haunted house. This may not seem like much money but when you factor the time it takes to get through a spooky house and how many people can get paid at once, it adds up quickly.

What is the most popular haunted house? ›

The Amityville Horror House is perhaps the most “commercialized haunted house” in America. It is where 23-year-old Ron DeFeo, Jr. killed his mother, father, two brothers and two sisters with a rifle as they slept in their beds.

Who completed Mckamey Manor? ›

McKamey, who said he served in the Navy for 23 years and moonlights as a wedding singer, started the manor 30 years ago as a cross between his theatrical background and his love for haunted houses. In all that time, he said, no one has completed the manor experience.

How do you survive a haunted attraction? ›

I turned to them for some tips on how to survive Halloween Horror Nights — and other haunted houses.
  1. Walk confidently through haunted houses and other scare zones.
  2. Take a daytime tour of the haunted houses.
  3. Wear earplugs.
  4. Try a dose of liquid courage.
  5. Do something else to get a break from being scared.
11 Oct 2021

How many haunted houses are in Ohio? ›

The Buckeye State has the most haunted houses in the nation at 127 — two more than last year, according to thescarefactor.com. Below is a list of some of the state's popular haunted attractions — whether it's a scream park, a forest crawling with monsters or a hayride of doom.

Will There Be A Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2022? ›

2022 Update: A new event replaces Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary this Halloween: Shaqtoberfest. The family-oriented Halloween festival is designed to appeal to all ages – with trick-or-treat trails, games, live entertainment, and vendors.

Where is the house from ghosts? ›

The mansion is located at 380 S. San Rafael Avenue in Pasadena, California. According to Zillow the Tudor-Gothic Revival-style mansion was built in 1928 and designed by architect Paul Revere Williams.

Can you fight back in McKamey Manor? ›

The tour can last up to eight hours, and you can't fight back and or run. McKamey Manor is open year-round but performances only occur once a week.

Can you sue McKamey Manor? ›

McKamey Manor may be a “torture chamber under disguise,” but it is a haunted experience to which people are voluntarily assenting to under contract law and consenting to under tort law. The likelihood their contract will be found unenforceable is low and civil action is unlikely to prevail under an intentional tort.

What happens if you survive McKamey Manor? ›

This is what every person must utter after failing to complete a tour of McKamey Manor. It's been deemed the scariest haunted house in the US. In fact, it's so scary that they require a 40-page waiver, doctor's note and safe word. If you make it through, they'll give you $20,000.

Can you be touched at Horror Nights? ›

Can you be touched at Halloween Horror Nights? Universal's scareactors may jump out at you or get up close, but rest assured they can't touch you and vice versa. In fact, intentionally touching a scareactor can get you kicked out of the park.

Can they touch you at Horror Nights? ›

You can take solace, though, in the fact that at Halloween Horror Nights and many other haunted house events, the monsters can't touch you.

What is the longest haunted house in Ohio? ›

The Factory of Terror in Canton, Ohio has won the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction in the world. The Factory located inside an abandoned 160,000 sq. ft.

Does Ohio have any ghost towns? ›

Throughout the state, where over 70 mining towns prospered in the early 20th century, some of them becoming abandoned, ghost town searching has become a popular activity. Paranormal seekers will find a veritable feast in the state, with its 25 documented ghost towns perfect for their pursuits.

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