Screams.com Announces Top 13 Haunted Houses in America
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Halloween is approaching fast, and many travelers are looking to visit the scariest haunted house in the United States to test their mettle.
To help tourists find the best places to visit, Screams.com announced its "Top 13 Haunted Houses in America’ list earlier this week. Using criteria such as advanced pyrotechnics, trained actors and superior use of technology, the website has named the must-visit Halloween destinations.
Todd James, owner of Texas' Cutting Edge Haunted House, said in a statement that consumers are expected to spend around $7 billion this Halloween. He went on to say, “This list represents haunts that have been extensively honored by their peers and the haunted attraction industry. A lot of thought and research went into creating this list, which we hope will serve as a guide to haunted house lovers across the country.”
Several of the haunted houses have reached mainstream notoriety—such as The 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio and Erebus in Pontiac, Michigan—but there are also some attractions just starting to get the attention they deserve.
The most underrated destination on this list is The Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. While the haunted house portion of the site is one of the scariest places you will ever visit, there is also a haunted hayride that is one of the best in the United States. The combination makes this a must-visit for all horror and Halloween fans.
Here is the complete Top 13 Haunted Houses in America list via Screams.com:
1. The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2. Bennett's Curse in Baltimore
3. Fear Farm in Phoenix, Arizona
4. Nightmare on 13th in Salt Lake City
5. Erebus in Pontiac, Michigan
6. The 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio
7. Spookyworld – Nightmare New England in Litchfield, New Hampshire
8. The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati
9. Spookywoods in Archdale, North Carolina
10. Nightmare On The Bayou in Houston
11. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, New York
12. The Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
13. Netherworld in Norcross, Georgia
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