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    20 Terrifying Haunts Every Horror Fan Must Visit

    Run, don't walk to these haunted attractions and experiences...if you dare.

    As a longtime horror fan, there's few things that excite me about spooky season as much as getting ready for haunted attractions to open their demented doors once again.

    A ghoulish woman in a black dress haunts a purple-soaked hallway at HellsGate Haunted House

    20. Knott’s Scary Farm (Buena Park, California)

    A trio of creepy clowns strike a petrifying pose at Knott’s Scary Farm.

    19. The 13th Gate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

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    Frequently listed among the best haunted attractions in the US, The 13th Gate offers a ghoulishly great time with their ultra-realistic walkthroughs across their 40,000-square-foot property, which has included meticulously detailed pirate ships, the streets of Whitechapel, underground tunnels, and a zombie-infested graveyard. While Louisiana has a rich history of true haunted locations, you can't get closer to the real thing without risking being cursed than The 13th Gate.

    You can find more information and buy tickets for The 13th Gate here.

    18. The Official SAW Escape Experience / Escape Blair Witch (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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    With in-game actors, movie-quality sets and props, and a wonderful utilization of lore from the Saw and Blair Witch franchises, this pair of immersive escape rooms (which are open all-year-round) will make for a magnificently macabre memory for those tired of watching their wallets bleed out on the Las Vegas Strip. Having attended these events last year, I can personally attest to the impressive nature of the games (though Blair Witch is absolutely the easier of the two), and any die-hard fans of either Saw or The Blair Witch Project should add these experiences to their bucket list.

    You can buy tickets for the Official SAW Escape Experience here and Escape Blair Witch here.

    17. Legends of Horror (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

    16. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Los Angeles, California)

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    Part of the oft-celebrated Thirteenth Floor, the world's largest Halloween entertainment company, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has long been heralded as one of LA's best haunted attractions, complete with Hollywood-quality sets and performances, multiple walkthrough environments, and even a "shock-tail" party with a live musical performance. Transforming their property into the town of Midnight Falls in 2022, the triumphant return of Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is one that West Coast ghouls should not miss.

    You can buy tickets and learn more about Los Angeles Haunted Hayride here.

    15. Generation Kia Presents Dark Night Halloween World: Return 2 Horror Hill (Farmingville, New York)

    Three mutated monsters gnash their fangs against a neon-red backdrop at "Dark Night Halloween World"

    14. Hundred Acres Manor (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania)

    13. Dark Hour Haunted House (Plano, Texas)

    12. The Bates Motel & Haunted Attractions (Glen Mills, Pennsylvania)

    A zombie bride eyes some potential victims at "Bates Motel"

    11. The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, Ohio)

    Rows of Jack O'Lanterns adorn the costume contest area for the Monster Midway at "The Dent Schoolhouse"

    10. HellsGate Haunted House (Lockport, Illinois)

    Ghoulish guests await for those brave enough to venture into "HellsGate Haunted House"

    9. Fear Factory (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    The visceral visage of "Fear Factory" adorns skulls, demons and other garish ghosts

    8. Netherworld Haunted House (Atlanta, Georgia)

    Two monstrous parasite creatures stare menacingly at "Netherworld Haunted House"

    7. The Darkness (St. Louis, Missouri)

    A three-headed creature lunges out at guests at "The Darkness"

    6. Spookers (Auckland, New Zealand)

    A woman with her face spliced into a teddy bear approaches guests at "Spookers"

    5. Delusion (Pomona, California)

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    Highlighted in the documentary Haunters for its spectacular production value and full-board commitment to immersing their guests into every experience, Delusion is far from your standard haunted attraction, as guests are invited to play a role in an interactive theatrical exhibition that will leave every visitor breathless. With a '70s-themed cult storyline for 2022, participants get go further into this wicked story with a second-story experience that includes a dark maze, a Kool-Aid VIP Bar, and a theater playing horror classics from the decade.

    Space is limited, but you can purchase tickets to Delusion and learn more about the experience here.

    4. Field of Screams (Mountville, Pennsylvania)

    One of the highly-detailed haunted attractions at "Field of Screams"

    3. Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions (Ulster Park, New York)

    The headless horseman awaits his next victims at "Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions"

    2. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando, Florida, Los Angeles, California, Osaka, Japan, and Sentosa, Singapore)

    A group of visitors are terrifed by performers in The Weeknd's haunted attraction as "Universal's Halloween Horror Nights"

    1. Hempstead Haunt at Sands Point Preserve (Sands Point, New York)

    A number of strange items and taxidermed animals in the "Chatteron Cabinet of Curiosities"