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The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America

Features & Advice | Donald Wood | September 25, 2015

The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America

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As Halloween approaches, thrill seekers have haunted houses on the mind. To help travelers find the best scary attractions, has unveiled its 2015 list of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America. is one of the top websites for real haunted houses, haunted places, ghost towns and paranormal sites in the United States. The company’s official website maintains an up-to-date directory of haunts, photos, videos and more.

To determine which attractions deserved to be on the list of best haunted houses this year, the staff looked at the owners and operators to find standouts in innovation, creativity and the overall scariness of their facilities. representative James Olmsted released a statement about the website’s 2015 list, saying, “A lot of research went into compiling the list. We've left no stone unturned and picked haunts from every corner of the country. If a good fright gets your heart pumping, these are the spots for you.”

Here is the complete list of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America provided by

1. Spookywoods in Archdale, N.C.

2. The Haunted Hotel in San Diego

3. Spookyworld – Nightmare New England in Litchfield, N.H.

4. The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati

5. Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas

6. Bennett's Curse on Baltimore

7. The Beast in Kansas City, Mo.

8. The House of Torment in Austin, Texas

9. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, N.Y.

10. 13th Floor Haunted House in Chicago

11. The Asylum in Denver

12. Nightmare On The Bayou in Houston

13. Erebus in Pontiac, Mich.

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