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7 Haunted Houses Only for the Brave in the United States

It's finally October and we're close to Halloween season. We searched for the best haunted houses across the country and compiled the list below. Check to see if your favorite spots made the list! If not, tell us what we missed!

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1. Atrox Factory - Leeds, AL

Any Wednesday through Sunday of October or through the first weekend of November in Leeds, Alabama can guarantee you to get yourself scared. Atrox Factory is a 50,000 sq. ft. building with a quarter-mile path of "twisted hallways and shocking surprises." $20 (cash only) gets you into "one of the best places to scare the crap out of yourself in all 50 states (Thrillist.com)." Atrox Factory's Twitter provides updates with special events and promotions throughout the scare season.
Atrox Factory / Via atroxfactory.com

Any Wednesday through Sunday of October or through the first weekend of November in Leeds, Alabama can guarantee you to get yourself scared. Atrox Factory is a 50,000 sq. ft. building with a quarter-mile path of "twisted hallways and shocking surprises." $20 (cash only) gets you into "one of the best places to scare the crap out of yourself in all 50 states (Thrillist.com)." Atrox Factory's Twitter provides updates with special events and promotions throughout the scare season.

2. Netherworld Haunted House - Atlanta, GA

Netherworld is open the last week of September, all of October and the even the first weekend of November. For $23 a ticket, you can get scared by giant insects and massive fungal monsters in this year's "Primal Scream" attraction. If that doesn't sound like enough fun, Mr. Grendel's 3D Funhouse of Horror is also an option. Clowns, monsters, aliens and Mr. Grendel himself all look to pursue the victims coming through. More information can be found at Netherworld's website or their Twitter.
Netherworld Haunted House / Via fearworld.com

Netherworld is open the last week of September, all of October and the even the first weekend of November. For $23 a ticket, you can get scared by giant insects and massive fungal monsters in this year's "Primal Scream" attraction. If that doesn't sound like enough fun, Mr. Grendel's 3D Funhouse of Horror is also an option. Clowns, monsters, aliens and Mr. Grendel himself all look to pursue the victims coming through. More information can be found at Netherworld's website or their Twitter.

3. 13th Gate - Baton Rouge, LA

The 13th Gate is a horror house open through October and into the first week of November. For the general admission ticket of $30, guests can go through a house with snake-infested swamps and a crematory simulation, all in extreme cinematic detail. For an extra $20, skip the long lines as well. For hours and dates, check out the house's Facebook page.
13th Gate - Louisiana's Ultimate Haunted House / Via 13thgate.com

The 13th Gate is a horror house open through October and into the first week of November. For the general admission ticket of $30, guests can go through a house with snake-infested swamps and a crematory simulation, all in extreme cinematic detail. For an extra $20, skip the long lines as well. For hours and dates, check out the house's Facebook page.

4. The Dent School House - Cincinnati, OH

The Dent School House in Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the scariest haunted houses in the country. The attraction is set in an old school that tells the story of an abandoned schoolhouse haunted by Charlie the Janitor’s spirit, who killed many of the students in 1942. Guests can purchase tickets to venture through the school starting at $20 and can skip the lines for $35. The School House is open each weekend of October and the first weekend of November from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. The schoolhouse is open on Sundays and Thursdays form 7:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. and opens especially for Halloween Eve and Halloween. For more information and for insight on the special ghost tours, check out the school's website.
The Dent School House / Via frightsite.com

The Dent School House in Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the scariest haunted houses in the country. The attraction is set in an old school that tells the story of an abandoned schoolhouse haunted by Charlie the Janitor’s spirit, who killed many of the students in 1942. Guests can purchase tickets to venture through the school starting at $20 and can skip the lines for $35. The School House is open each weekend of October and the first weekend of November from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. The schoolhouse is open on Sundays and Thursdays form 7:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. and opens especially for Halloween Eve and Halloween. For more information and for insight on the special ghost tours, check out the school's website.

5. Terror Behind the Walls - Philadelphia, PA

The Terror Behind the Walls haunted prison in Philadelphia sounds like quite possibly the scariest haunted attraction in the country. Located at the old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, the abandoned jail features five different attractions: an infirmary, a machine shop, a quarantine, a lock-down, and a breakout. A special feature of the prison allows visitors the option to be touched, opening them to being taken into secret passage ways and even be a part of the scares. Hours and prices differ depending on what day so be sure to check the penitentiary's website before taking your trip.
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary / Via easternstate.org

The Terror Behind the Walls haunted prison in Philadelphia sounds like quite possibly the scariest haunted attraction in the country. Located at the old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, the abandoned jail features five different attractions: an infirmary, a machine shop, a quarantine, a lock-down, and a breakout. A special feature of the prison allows visitors the option to be touched, opening them to being taken into secret passage ways and even be a part of the scares. Hours and prices differ depending on what day so be sure to check the penitentiary's website before taking your trip.

6. This Is Real - New York City, New York

Not many haunted houses require their guests to be in physical shape but the This Is Real attraction certainly lives up to its name. After being put into a group with seven others, you'll try to strategically escape from being abducted. It's a hefty price of $110 on the weekends but is $15 cheaper if you're looking for a weeknight scare. Videos on the house's Youtube page give potential guests a great idea of what they're in for.
M Sharkey Studio / Via thisisreal.nyc

Not many haunted houses require their guests to be in physical shape but the This Is Real attraction certainly lives up to its name. After being put into a group with seven others, you'll try to strategically escape from being abducted. It's a hefty price of $110 on the weekends but is $15 cheaper if you're looking for a weeknight scare. Videos on the house's Youtube page give potential guests a great idea of what they're in for.

7. House of Horrors - Buffalo, NY

Known for its best and most realistic costumes than any haunted house in the country, the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs are located in upstate New York. With eleven different attractions to choose from, including Escape from the Serial Killer and Mark of the Beast, there's something for each kind of thrill seeker. Ticket prices vary depending on what attraction but all can be viewed on the house's main website.
House of Horrors Buffalo / Via houseofhorrorsbuffalo.com

Known for its best and most realistic costumes than any haunted house in the country, the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs are located in upstate New York. With eleven different attractions to choose from, including Escape from the Serial Killer and Mark of the Beast, there's something for each kind of thrill seeker. Ticket prices vary depending on what attraction but all can be viewed on the house's main website.

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