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Most popular haunted houses 2014

Updated on October 5, 2014

Haunted House attractions can be a great and fun way to spend the night with friends and family! People love to get scared and feel the adrenalin rushing through them, it's exciting and it's a rush for a lot of people. Here I will be talking about the top 5 most popular Haunted Houses in the US.

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Nightmare New England

Nightmare New England is located in Litchfield, NH. It first opened it's doors in October of 2008 with only four themed attractions the most popular being the Monster Midway. Back in 2009 there was an alliance between this haunted theme park and Spookyworld and thus gave them the fifth themed attraction and gave them the title of #1 best Haunted House in the Northeast.

With this new alliance they now have these scary attractions:

  • Brigham manor, the bishop legacy
  • Freak Show in 3D
  • Carnage
  • The Colony
  • Ravens Claw the resurrection

This theme park is open September 26th through November 8th on the weekends mostly.General admission is $34.99 (Fridays and Saturdays) VIP admission is $59.99 (Friday and Saturday) parking is $5 and goes to a local charity.

For more information, click here.

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Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls is located at the Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA. This haunted house theme park has six attractions and is located inside an abandoned prison! How much more spooky can you get? A truly haunted building being used as a haunted house, that is what Halloween is all about. The six attractions are as follows:

  • NEW- Machine shop
  • night watch
  • Detritus
  • The Experiment 3D
  • Lock Down
  • Infirmary

They also have a Ghost Bus, but this is not included as an attraction.

They are open from September 19th through November 8th on the weekends and occasionally weekdays. Prices range from $13-$45 depending on the day you visit. A color coded chart is at the website, to learn more and to watch their spooky video previews click here.

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Erebus Haunted Attraction

Erebus Haunted Attraction is located in Pontiac, MI. This four story haunted house used to hold the Guinness world record for largest haunted house. This haunted house has been open sense 2000 and has become insanely popular due to it's unique and wild stories.

This plot themed haunted house has a great story to it.

"In 1965 inside of EREBUS, Dr. J. Colbert built the world's first functional time machine. The machine was capable of opening time portals, but there was a flaw in his design. Each time a test subject entered time travel, the time period that the subject arrived in reacted to them as a virus and attacked.

Obsessed with correcting his machine, Dr. Colbert sent his own employees into time travel. Eventually he ran out of revenue and personnel. In his madness he formed an idea, "Disguise the time machine as a haunted attraction". This allowed an endless supply of paying subjects for testing and financing his time travel experiment." ~ Erebus

This attraction is open from September 19th through November 2nd Mondays and Tuesdays i'ts closed. Prices are as follows: $28 on Fridays and Saturdays, $23 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information on this great Haunted House, click here.

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The House of Shock

The House of Shock is located in New Orleans. 2014 is going to be the FINAL year of this haunted house, so you should check it out while you can! It's been open sense 1993 and has been entertaining the public for years and years. This isn't just some haunted house though, it's a full on Halloween festival! Complete with haunted attractions, live entertainment, food, full bar and tons of fun things to do, or they have plenty of room for you and your friends to just hang out and watch people and listen to the live band. All this is included in your admission, and admission prices are as follows:

General Admission: $25 VIP Price: $45-50

They are open from October 3rd to November 1st, from 8:00pm till 11:30pm. For more information and directions click here.

Fear Overload Scream Park

Fear Overload’s Scream Park

Last but not least, the Fear Overload’s Scream Park is located in San Francisco Bay Area, CA. This 'Scream' park features two haunted houses, live music, food/drinks and live entertainment. It's been featured on ABC and Fox News as an ultimate Halloween event.

"This October, Fear Overload Scream Park unveils the two most outrageous, sick, twisted haunted houses on the West Coast. Walk through countless jaw-dropping scenes as you traverse the mind of the SF Bay Area's most heinous serial murderer or as you hallucinate your way through a horrifying psychotic episode." ~ Source

This terrifyingly terrific Scream Park is open from October 4th through November 2nd on select nights. Sat and Fri are open from 7 till 12pm, and on all other nights 7 till 10pm.

General admission ranges from $20-25 and Fast Pass admission ranges from $27-32 while VIP passes are $35-40

For more information on this Halloween Scream Park click here.

What do you think?

After checking out all these awesome sites and pages for these scary haunted attractions, I will admit I'm going to be so jealous of anyone who is able to go to these! They all look like so much fun and it's so exciting to get that adrenalin rush when you get scared so bad you think your heat will explode. So I would like to know, what is your favorite Haunted House attraction? Either on this list or one close to where you live. Please leave your answers in the comment section below. The one I personally would LOVE to go to is House of Shock in this list. It sounds like so much fun and the website just begs for me to come and get scared.


Happy Halloween to you all!!

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