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From Haunted Houses to Zombies: The Most Frightening Scary Horror Games
Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of being scared out of your wits? Are you a fan of horror movies and looking for a new way to experience fear? Look no further. In this article, we will explore some of the most terrifying scary horror games that will leave you trembling with fear. From haunted houses to zombies, these games will push your limits and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Haunted Houses: A Classic Thrill
If you’re a fan of haunted houses, then horror games that feature eerie mansions or abandoned buildings are sure to provide an exhilarating experience. One such game that comes to mind is “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” Set in a dilapidated plantation house in rural Louisiana, this game combines atmospheric horror with intense gameplay. As you navigate through dark corridors and solve puzzles, you’ll encounter grotesque creatures and terrifying jump scares that will keep your heart pounding.
Another notable haunted house game is “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.” In this first-person survival horror game, players find themselves trapped inside an ancient castle with no memory of how they got there. With limited resources and a lurking presence that feeds on fear, this game is guaranteed to make even the bravest players feel vulnerable and terrified.
Zombies: A Never-Ending Nightmare
Zombies have been a staple in horror culture for decades, and scary horror games featuring these undead creatures are always popular among thrill-seekers. One standout title in this genre is “The Last of Us.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected humans turned into zombies, this action-adventure game blends intense combat with an emotionally gripping storyline. The realistic graphics and immersive gameplay make every encounter with the infected a heart-pounding experience.
For those seeking a more intense zombie experience, “Resident Evil 2” is a must-play. This remake of the classic survival horror game takes players back to Raccoon City, where a zombie outbreak has turned the population into flesh-eating monsters. With its atmospheric setting and relentless undead enemies, this game will keep you on your toes as you fight for survival.
Psychological Horror: A Mind-Bending Challenge
If you prefer horror games that mess with your mind, then psychological horror games are perfect for you. “Silent Hill 2” is often regarded as one of the best examples of this subgenre. As players control James Sunderland through the foggy town of Silent Hill, they unravel a deeply disturbing story filled with symbolism and psychological torment. The game’s haunting atmosphere and psychological twists will leave you questioning reality long after you’ve put down the controller.
Another mind-bending horror experience is “Layers of Fear.” In this first-person exploration game, players step into the shoes of a disturbed painter as they navigate through a constantly changing mansion. Delving into themes of madness and obsession, this game uses clever storytelling and visual trickery to create an unsettling experience that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Survival Horror: Fight or Flight
For those who enjoy intense gameplay and heart-pounding action, survival horror games provide an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other. “Outlast” is a prime example of this genre. Armed only with a camcorder, players must navigate through an abandoned psychiatric hospital filled with deranged inmates. With no means to defend yourself other than hiding or running away, every encounter becomes a tense battle for survival.
Another standout survival horror game is “Alien: Isolation.” Set fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott’s iconic film “Alien,” players assume the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she tries to survive aboard a space station infested by one relentless xenomorph. The game’s AI-driven alien enemy constantly adapts to the player’s actions, making every encounter a nerve-wracking game of cat-and-mouse.
In conclusion, if you’re a fan of being scared senseless, these scary horror games will provide an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer haunted houses, zombies, psychological torment, or survival challenges, there is a game out there that will cater to your darkest fears. So grab your controller and prepare for a night of terror as you dive into these spine-chilling virtual worlds.
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- Neighbors: Pick the brain of a long-time neighbor. You may be surprised with juicy details.
- Physical evidence: Consult with an architectural historian, according to ThisOldHouse.com. Researching layers of paint or wallpaper helps identify what year your house was built.
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$10 UPCHARGE FOR PACKAGES & $5 UPCHARGE FOR SINGLE ADMISSION IF PURCHASED AT THE PARK
PLEASE BUY ONLINE AND MAKE A RESERVATION
$45 frightful nightful plus.
$50 on Saturdays in October
(PRICING IS ONLINE ONLY)
(This package would be $74 if attractions were purchased separately)
Includes admission to:
- The Niles Haunted House
- Blackbeard’s Revenge
- Ghostly Hollow
- The Field of Screams
- The Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride
- Hooded (adults 18 or older)
$40 Frightful Nightful
$45 on Saturdays in October
(This package would be $64 if attractions were purchased separately)
$31 Triple Dog Dare
(This package would be $38 if attractions were purchased separately)
Individual Attraction Tickets
- $16 The Niles Haunted House
- $15 The Field of Screams
- $22 “Haunted Duplex” (2 Attractions – Blackbeard’s Revenge & Ghostly Hollow)
- $10 Hooded (adults 18 or older)
- $11 The Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride
- $6 Repeat visit to NHH on same night (must show handstamp)
- $5 per person Escape Rooms (4 tickets minimum per reservation)
Phantom Fast Pass
Skip the lines by purchasing a Phantom Fast Pass. The price starts at $10 (per person on “low demand” nights), but will be higher depending on time, day and demand. Good for unlimited use on the night it is purchased provided you have an admission ticket.
Available only at the Park. (Can not be purchased online.) Look for the Fast Pass window. Cash only for Fast Pass purchases.
Event on November 3 & 4, 2023 Only
BLACK OUT! – $30
BLACK OUT! PLUS – $35
BLACK OUT! PLUS EXTREME!! – $42
$30 Combination ticket includes the Niles Haunted House, Blackbeard’s Revenge, Ghostly Hollow and the Field of Screams.
Individual attraction tickets available at prices listed above. (The hayride will not be open during Black Out.)
$35 Combination ticket includes the above attractions + Hooded (18+)
$42 Combination ticket includes the above attractions and the EXTREME Experience for the Niles Haunted House (18+)
1 Token = $ 1
Spooky Splatt Paintball Shooting Gallery (3 Tokens to Play)
Dead-Split Axe Throwing (5 Tokens to Play) + Waiver at the Park
$5 per person, 4 person minimum per reservation (tokens not accepted for Escape Rooms)
The Park accepts payment in cash and by VISA or MasterCard only. Prices listed are for cash purchases; please note that there is a $2 fee per transaction for credit card purchases . If you’re purchasing tickets at the Park, there is a $10 UPCHARGE for Packages and $5 UPCHARGE for Single Admission Tickets . Please make an online reservation.
Disclaimer: The Park is not responsible for dry cleaning bills when you wet your pants.
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Hours of Operation: September: Friday & Saturdays: 8pm - 11pm October: Friday & Saturdays: 7pm - 11pm, Sundays (starting October 8th): 7pm - 10pm November 3rd & 4th only (BlackOut!): 7pm-10pm
Admission Costs: ONLINE PRICING ONLY! (price is more at the Park) Individual Attraction Tickets: $16 The Niles Haunted House $15 The Field of Screams $10 Hooded (adults 18 or older) $11 The Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride $22 "Haunted Dulpex" (2 attractions - Blackbeard's Revenge & Ghostly Hollow) Combination Packages: Start at $31
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Had a blast.
Despite long lines, it went quick! Was super fun and pretty dang scary!! Wish they would clean the porta-potties more often.
Excellent Every Year
Just went 10/22 enjoyed how they switched things up. The 2 indoor houses were a lot better now since they were linked together and you go to go outside into a maze. The Field of Screams green swamp water was cool, looked liked we were really in water. I did want to see more scary people walking around like Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy. Lines moved fast. Hayride was fun too for all ages. More tables to sit & eat are needed
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Don't waste your time on the haunted duplex a big waste of time 5 minutes inside then a really long line till you get to the rest of the attraction for about 5 more minutes they really missed it with this attraction. The rest of the attractions were great .
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Niles Haunted House
Disappointed the year. Like the haunted houses But the volunteers/workers. Very rude this year. The hayride tractor driver was driving alittle fast. The scary parts came after we passed them. It seemed like the volunteers/workers didn’t want to be there. We purchased 7 tickets We come every year.
1 out of 3 found this review helpful
Every attraction at the Niles Scream Park was a thrill for our entire Family! Spooky, Creepy, Startling FUN!! We felt safe and appreciated the staff diligence in keeping masks on properly. The lines went quickly and distance was easy to maintain. Have fun, be safe, and SCREAM!!
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Email Verified Not Scary but Great Fun!!
There are a few bits that startled me, but I’m not much of a screamer. More like I bounced through the house giggling all the while. Definitely fun, especially with friends who are terrified. Ran up to the chainsaw guy and he did his best. Loved that. Guy friend behind me scared tho and got yelled at “Why is she braver than you??!” Now THAT was funny as hell. Plenty of disorienting bits and the scenes were very enjoyable 😆😆
Email Verified Scared to death!
I went to the Scream Park thinking it wouldn't scare me. I was WRONG. I was terrified! In fact I went on the Haunted Hay Ride. Someone sneezed and I jumped so high I landed on my daughter's lap! ???? It was a great time & I'm looking forward to going this year!
Simply Wowwwww....!!! The Niles will make you scream for sure. The best haunting experience for me ever. I'll keep visiting every year. The 'Hooded', Oh my Gosh, that was the scariest. You'll never regret the time spent at the Niles. Worth every penny you spend. 10 stars!!!
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I always wanted to visit Niles Scream park after hearing so much about it. Damn man, people are right about it. It is truly out of this world. Beware of the 'Hooded', It is not an ordinary haunt. You'll be asked to sign a waiver before you start 'the best haunting experience'. Don't waste your money over other silly shows, save your money and visit the Niles, you'll love it!
2 out of 4 found this review helpful
It was an awesome experience, especially for my wife, who was visiting a haunted house for the first time. The path to the haunted house was tricky; the shaking bridges and the fog covered path gives you a precursor to what to expect ahead. The black swamp scared her out of her wits. The clowns and zombies scared the daylight out of us.Great work by the actors. Recommend this place!!
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Email Verified OMG!!
OMG!! Six different attractions, all six are equally scary awesome. The 'Hooded' and the 'Field of screams' are not for children. Don't trust me, why don't you take a visit and experience it for yourself? I'm sure you'll thank me for making you go. BTW you're welcome in advance, haha...
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It was more fun than scary. The haunted house was a little scary but it wasn't amazing. everything but that was really good.
Email Verified Haunt was creepy
Best scream park ever!!! Simply loved it. The field of screams was disorienting. Even the walk through the outdoors to the haunt was creepy.They scared the mess out of me. Food and drinks were great too.
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Screams Halloween Theme Park
- No costumes, decorative or Halloween type masks, or face paint may be worn inside Screams Halloween Theme Park.
- No pets are allowed at Screams with the exception of Service Animals. All Service Animals must be harnessed or leashed at all times.
- No outside food or drink is allowed into Screams Halloween Theme Park.
- No Flash Photography or Videography is allowed inside the haunted houses.
- No glass bottles are allowed into Screams Halloween Theme Park
- No laser pointers are allowed inside Screams Halloween Theme Park
- See Below for Screams complete Weapons Policy
Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking outside on various paved and unpaved surfaces.
HEALTH WARNING: Frights, strobes, fog, and sudden loud noises may affect persons with heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, and similar conditions. Enter at your own risk.
What is Screams Halloween Theme Park?
Screams Halloween Theme Park is the ultimate Halloween experience in the D/FW Metroplex with 5 Haunted Houses & a whole lot more! Each of the haunted houses has a unique theme and design – they are sure to find what makes you Scream!! And there’s so much more – the Cool Ghoul Boolevard and Rottingwood Cemetery walk-through attractions, exciting live stage entertainment, Scary-Oke and games of skill for an entire night of Halloween fun.
When you are ready to take a break, partake in some food & drink or shop for some great Halloween merch at the Screams shops. Those over 21 can also enjoy an adult beverage at one of the 5 pubs.
All 5 haunted houses, the Cool Ghoul Boolevard, Rottingwood Cemetery, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke are all included in your single admission price. To cut the wait times in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night. Screams is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for young children.
When is Screams Halloween Theme Park open?
Screams Halloween Theme Park is open each Friday & Saturday, September 29 – October 28, 2023 from 7:00pm – 1:00am.
In the event of severe weather, Screams Halloween Theme Park will take appropriate action to protect our customers and employees. Follow us on Facebook , Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) for up to the minute information and updates each day of the season.
Screams suggests that you arrive early to ensure that you have time to enjoy all of our haunted houses and other attractions. Ticket office and event admission closes at 12-Midnight on event nights.
Should rain occur during an event night, rain slicks are available for purchase at the Screams souvenir shop.
Where is Screams Halloween Theme Park?
2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167
Screams Halloween Theme Park is located just 30 minutes from the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth at the Scarborough Faire ® site in Waxahachie just off I-35E. Map and Driving Directions can be found here.
Map of Screams Halloween Theme Park
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Where can I buy tickets?
Click here for discount single day tickets and Fast Passes and the all-new Season Pass. Single day tickets are also available at the Screams ticket office from 6:30 pm to 12:00 midnight each event day. Discount coupons will be available at Legacy Chevrolet/GMC in Waxahachie beginning September 15th. Group and consignment tickets are also available. Click here for more details.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets prices at the gate start at $45 and Fast Pass prices start at $33 with prices varying for Friday and Saturday nights. Click here for discount tickets. Discount coupons will be available at Legacy Chevrolet/GMC in Waxahachie beginning September 18, 2023. A limited number of the all-new Season Passes that provide admission to each night of Screams® 2023 are available only HERE for a cost of $165 plus tax & fees. The Season Pass does not include a Fast Pass.
Does Screams Halloween Theme Park Accept Credit Cards?
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the park. However, games and some locations are cash only. Visitors are encouraged to bring sufficient cash but there are 4 ATMs available to serve guests should they need them.
Does Screams Halloween Theme Park offer group tickets?
A discount is available for groups of 15 or more and can be purchased on-line only. Click here for details. If your group qualifies for Tax Exempt group tickets, contact our sales department here .
Is Screams Halloween Theme Park appropriate for children?
Screams is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for small children.
Is Screams Halloween Theme Park handicapped accessible?
Screams Halloween Theme Park is generally handicapped accessible.
What is the best time to arrive?
The earlier, the better; our gates open at 7:00pm and you’ll want to get here early enough to experience as much as you can. Ticket office and event admission closes at 12-Midnight on event nights
How much is parking?
Parking is FREE compliments of Legacy Chevrolet/GMC – Waxahachie.
What is the Weapons Policy?
Screams Halloween Theme Park does NOT allow the open or concealed carry of licensed handguns or the unlicensed carry of any firearms in the Park:
- Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Governmental Code (handgun licensing law), and may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.
- Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Governmental Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.
- Pursuant to Section 30.05, Penal Code (criminal trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm.
Screams Halloween Theme Park NO permite el porte abierto u oculto de pistolas con licencia o el porte sin licencia de armas de fuego en el Parque:
- De conformidad con la Sección 30.07, Código Penal (allanamiento por un portador de licencia con una pistola abiertamente), una persona con licencia bajo el Subcapítulo H, Capítulo 411, Código Gubernamental (ley de licencia de armas de fuego), y no puede ingresar a esta propiedad con una pistola que se porta abiertamente.
- De conformindad con la Sección 30.06, Código Penal (trsasar portando armas de fuego), personas con licencia bajo del Subcapítulo H, Capítulo 411, Código Gubernamental (ley de porta armas). No deben entrar a esta propiedad portando un amra de fuego.
- De conformidad con la Sección 30.05 del Código Penal (allanamiento de morada), una persona no puede ingresar a esta propiedad con un arma de fuego.
Screams Video/Photography Disclaimer
Photography and/or videography of Screams Halloween Theme Park attendees will be taking place at the Event. By entering the Event site you are granting permission to Screams and its authorized agents to utilize any photographs or videos taken of you for promotional and/or commercial purposes or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the Event and release the Event from any and all liability for damages associated with such usage. No flash photography or videography is allowed inside the haunted houses.
How do I request donations of admission tickets for my organization?
Screams Halloween Theme Park receives numerous donation requests and supports a wide variety of charitable causes throughout the state of Texas. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide donations to organizations outside the state of Texas. Donations are limited to admission tickets to the Park with a limited number of tickets available for each haunt season.
2023 DONATIONS WILL BE FOCUSED ON HEALTH-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS.
Requests for a donation must be sent by email to [email protected] . Here are the guidelines for Screams donation requests:
The requesting Organization must:
- Be a valid 501(c)3 organization.
- Provide a request letter on official organization letterhead.
- Include organization and contact person’s address, telephone, and email address.
- Submit its request a minimum of 1 month prior to fund raising event.
- Specify the date of the fund raising event.
- Include an explanation of the fund raising event.
- Include an authorized signature on the request. (A principal must sign school requests.)
- Include fliers or other collateral material with requests when available.
- Submit the request by email here . Telephone or mail requests will not be accepted.
Niles Scream Park needs volunteers as season of new haunts begins
Full show still expected.
The pandemic delivered “headaches” and “obstacles” for Niles Scream Park to open last year as it juggled gallons of hand sanitizer and temperature checks for visitors, manager Aaron Smith said. Still, the massive operation managed to raise $109,000 for local charities — less than usual but twice as much as the staff originally feared.
This year, with the usual rise of new ghoulish attractions that opened last weekend, some pandemic protocols return, such as masks and a helpful new reservation system, though now they are recommended, not required.
But staff are coping with a lingering effect of the pandemic: At this point, volunteer numbers are apparently down by about half.
Smith said the park counts on at least 200 volunteers a night — and about 250 on busy nights in October — to freak out customers, guide them through the attractions and sell them goods and run games in an open-air midway. Altogether, some 500 volunteers are available in a typical year. But, Smith said, it seems as though that may now be closer to 250.
Last year’s season started out the same slow way, though roughly 500 people did eventually help out as the park hit the height of its traffic in October, he said.
Read more: 'Fright Fest' planned for Sept. 19 in Niles
That’s why, for the first time in its nearly 50 years, the park sent out an alert in late August allowing anyone from the general public to volunteer this fall. Normally, the helpers are solely recruited and supplied by the 65 or more charities who each draw part of the revenue, based on their volunteer hours.
Niles Scream Park’s plea brought in about 10 extra people to the training sessions that are mandatory for everyone, far less than they’d hoped. Smith said staff may know by the end of this week how much they’ll be able to fill their schedules. They can, for example, schedule fewer people to help direct visitors on slower nights, he said. In the end, though, he said that won’t stop the park from putting on a full show "maybe slightly better” than last year.
The park hasn’t yet booked any more training sessions, but that doesn’t matter, Smith said, urging the public to visit the website to offer help . You must be at least a junior in high school to volunteer.
This may smack of the same labor shortage in the paying world, though Smith isn’t sure exactly why volunteer numbers are down for now.
But, at the United Way of Southwest Michigan , this isn’t a surprise at all. Its director of volunteer engagement, Debbie Ramirez, said local charities generally aren’t having trouble filling volunteer roles where people can work outside or are well spaced apart or, most especially, where they can do things independently — in other words, where they feel safest from the coronavirus. Where there’s a lot of people interaction, though, she said helpers are coming out, but not like they had in 2019.
The United Way’s own Summer Stock Up event, where volunteers worked in a gym for two to three days to sort donated food that was going out to the needy, saw 20% fewer helpers this year. And that’s after the agency created more room in the gym and allowed more individual work.
"It was still harder for us than it was two years ago,” she said.
Niles Scream Park volunteers work a mix of outdoor and indoor jobs. The only time they have physical contact with visitors is in the attraction “Hooded,” where volunteers touch blindfolded guests. "Hooded” is for visitors age 18 and older who choose the attraction and who must sign a waiver.
The park’s current COVID protocols are subject to change because, Smith said, it is following the state’s and Berrien County Health Department’s guidelines. Still, free masks will be available, along with at least 100 hand sanitizing stations.
One precaution that was born last season, a timed-ticket reservation system, will return because, Smith said, it was a “major blessing.”
“We should have had this a long time ago,” he said.
By booking people into time slots, it evened out the flow of visitors “so there were waves of people instead of a huge monsoon,” he said. That helped with social distancing and volunteer work, but it also saved visitors from long lines at the ticket window. Once a pass is purchased, visitors move through the attractions at their own pace.
This year, the park is encouraging, not requiring, a reservation.
“We hope that, through the years, people will realize that it’s a major benefit and naturally do it,” Smith said.
The park normally draws 40,000 to 45,000 visits each season. Last year registered more than 30,000, he said.
Many of the attractions change each year to keep the park fresh.
About 70% of the largest attraction, the Haunted House, is new, including catacombs inside and an 1800s-style village outside.
Last year’s attraction “The Basement” is now “Nuclear Nightmare” where you are a survivor among “nuclear-infested victims” in a bomb’s fallout, as the park’s website describes it. The “Gruesome Gallery” gathers a collection of “classic iconic monsters.”
The annual one-mile hayride, dubbed “Dark Terror-tory," features more than 40 sets, such as “Rotten Manor” and “Ghost Town,” that have been enhanced, Smith said. And the annual “Field of Screams” is a walk-through attraction outdoors.
There are four escape rooms. One of them, “Pirates Cove,” opens this weekend because it wasn’t yet finished last week, Smith said.
The final weekend, Nov. 5-6, brings back the annual “Black Out” where you use a glowstick to navigate through attractions while the lights are out.
Niles Scream Park
• Where: 855 Mayflower Road, Niles
• Hours: 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 25; 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 1 to 30; and 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays in October. The “Black Out” will be 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6.
• Cost: $15-$5 for individual attractions, $10 for a hayride and $5 per escape room. Packages are available for $45-$28.
• For more information: Call 269-687-3327 or visit haunted.org .
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Scare level & age limits 5 out of 5. no one age 10 years or under will be allowed on the property. persons 11 to 15 years of age must be accompanied by a paid adult (18 & over)., haunted house in central michigan.
Factory of the Dead
About This Haunted House Every special event has its own theme and is totally different than any of the others. Our state of the art lighting and audio systems, in-house production facility, and a talented staff of artists and technicians allow us to offer new immersive experiences for each unique production. 4 fully immersive Escape Rooms, 3D Black Light GellyBall Arena, Axe Throwing and a Full Scale Profession Haunted House Enter the Haunted House FASTER with a SpeedPASS or VIP tickets UPGRADE. Haunted House Combo SUPER TICKET Get the Haunted House General Admission Ticket AND get access to the CarnEVIL of the Dead Midway that includes access to the Laser Swamp GellyBall Arena and the 2 Mini Escape Rooms as well as the Que Line Actor Experience! Tickets start at $22 except opening weekend at $18. Kid-friendly Night on October 29, 2023: Lights on, no monsters. Tickets are $10.
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Erebus Haunted Attraction
About This Haunted House The four-story haunted house, tower of terror, is located in Downtown Pontiac, MI. Serving terrifying thrills, unforgettable moments of laughter, and blood-curdling screams. Come feast on state of the art Hollywood special effects where things will bite you, grab you, and attack you! Can you and your group of friends endure over a half-mile indoor walk through one of the world's largest haunted attractions? Fun fact: Erebus was featured on the A&E channel, My Ghost Story: Episode 63, where paranormal investigators recorded video showing evidence that Erebus is really haunted. The 2023 season begins September 15. Tickets start at $20.
Scare level & age limits 5 out of 5. not recommended for children under 13. america's haunts rated erebus one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation - and the scariest in michigan. ** in order to keep baby safe, you may not enter if you're pregnant. 13+, haunted hayride, haunted house, haunted maze in west michigan.
About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted House, Haunted Maze This Haunted Attraction is a unique, immersive experience so prepare to be scared. Jump into three haunted experiences. Each of the mazes are well over a quarter of a mile long. As you travel trough the mazes, you will enter buildings, barns and sets, animatronics, and movie-quality special effects with lots of actors! Two haunted mazes: #1- Bloody Butcher Corn Maze: Full of Mutant Pumpkins, Witches, Hillbillies, Wandering Corpses, Scarecrows and other insane farm animals. #2 - Big Top Terror Vision Corn Maze: Carnival-themed, full of crazed clowns, misfits and deranged circus animals in a 3D environment (3D Glasses Included). Plus, the Old Eli Experience - #3- THE OLD ELI EXPERIENCE As you wander through the cornfields of Abandoned Acres Farm you find yourself in Old Eli's workshop. Step into the mind of a serial killer - Can you figure out the method to his madness before Old Eli returns? Come live the story or die trying! Rates: $35 for Both Attractions; $55 Fast Pass $5 - Old Eli Experience add-on Tickets sales end one hour before closing DATES: In 2023, Abandoned Acres Farm Haunted Attraction is open: September 22 & 23, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm September 29 & 30 + every Friday & Saturday in October, dusk - 12:00 am October 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 & 31, dusk - 10:00 pm Looking for something more family friendly? Try the Abandoned Acres Escape Room! The trapped mineshaft escape room adventure will take you on a self-guided tour through the old abandoned mineshaft. Work together, find clues, solve the mysteries, find hidden passages and try to get back to the surface before the time runs out! This escape room theme is NOT scary and is intended to be fun for all ages. https://abandonedacresescaperooms.com/
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. they do not have an age restriction. they rely on parental discretion as you know your child best. they are a high startle entertainment haunt with little or no gore and the actors are not allowed to touch you., haunted hayride, haunted woods, haunted maze in west michigan.
New Salem Haunted Corn Maze
About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted Maze This farm located outside of Grand Rapids is family-friendly during the day and frightful at night. Nighttime Activities - Witches Woods: The New Salem “Witches of New Salem” haunted woods is a frightening experience with over 20 attractions and dozens of actors and props. You will find yourself clinging to the closest person next you, just hope it's not one of their patients that have escaped the mental ward. $25 Admission Per Person. Stroll down one of the two paths in the Witches Woods. It’s up to you on “witch” path to take, whether you take the “Twisted” or the “Wicked” you will scream around every corner. - Haunted Maze: You will be stalked + spooked by their team of corn stalkers as you twist your way through their dark and spooky corn maze. Enter the corn at your own risk. This nighttime adventure will take you on a wild and ride of dead ends, twists & turns, confusion, mayhem and to top it off you will be stalked by their devilish team of corn stalkers. $25 Admission Per Person. Do both activities for $40/person. - Halloween Lights Spooktacular: Jump on a wagon and take a ride through the trail with lights synchronized to Halloween songs. Family friendly. The wagon ride will last approximately 20 minutes. $10 Per Person. DATES: Open Friday and Saturday nights beginning September 23, 2023.
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. *no refunds - enter at your own risk. they don't have an age limit but they don't recommend for under age 12..
About This Haunted House Jackson’s Underworld Extreme Haunted House is a professionally built attraction and is rated as one of the largest and scariest of haunted houses in the United States. The haunted house is 4 stories, over 115,000 square feet. It takes an average of 45 minutes to navigate and is just under one mile long. Psycho Vision 3D is the ultimate three dimensional haunt experience. This newly renovated facility creates a realistic scare while wearing our Psycho 3D glasses. Psycho Vision 3D is conveniently located in the same 4 story building as Jackson's Underworld. Open Fridays & Saturdays only from September 8 - 30, 2023, 7 PM - 12:30 AM. Open Thursdays & Sundays from 7 PM - 11 PM and Fridays & Saturdays from 6 PM - 12:30 AM in October. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $55 for VIP.
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. there is no age limit, but it may be too scary for children under 12. this is an extreme haunt, you may want to consider purchasing our monster repellant glow sticks. 12+, haunted hayride, haunted woods, haunted house, haunted maze in southwest michigan.
Niles Scream Park
About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House, Haunted Maze Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of blood-curdling fear! Six major attractions are rebuilt each year to provide you with completely new and unique shows. Attractions include Niles Haunted House – there are over 100 different paths through the attraction and it’s impossible to see it all with less than seven trips. The Field of Screams – It starts with a visit to a New Orleans style cemetery. After that you will encounter mazes, clowns, monsters and zombies. If you are really lucky, you may make it to the final tunnel and hope the dark will keep the monsters off your tracks long enough for you to get out! Haunted Hayride – a tractor drawn wagon and ride the Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride. The trail is approximately a mile long and filled with more than 30 sets that are woven together into a narrative that changes each year. Bonus – There’s a Midway filled with games, roaming monsters, concessions, and other scary delights. Tickets start at $11. You will be charged an extra $5 - $10 for tickets at the gate. Niles Scream Park is open: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays from September 8 - 30, 2023 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays from October 6 - 28, 2023 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, the last 4 Sundays in October and November 3 & 4 for Black Out No exchanges or refunds.
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. the hayride and the midway attractions are not recommended for children under the age of 6. no carrying children. this attraction is geared to scare high school through young adults. if we can scare notre dame football players, we can scare you. there is a “no scare zone” on the midway to serve as a safe haven for anyone who needs to escape the scary. this area is free of charge and perfect for chaperones and young children. 6+, haunted maze in central michigan.
BestMaze Corn Maze & Trail of Terror
About This Haunted Maze BestCornMaze is under new ownership and moved to a new location for 2023. The Trail of Terror is not running for 2023. Hopefully it will return in 2024! When it's open, the Trail of Terror has you walking through the corn in the pitch black of night. It's super scary with lots of scares - enough to give you a really big fright - if that's your kind of thing.
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. not for kids brave teens, okay., haunted woods in southeast michigan.
About This Haunted Woods Terrified Forest is an outdoor haunted attraction in the middle of a forest. Journey through the wood for just under a one mile walk (or run) along a dimly lit path. Dress appropriately as these are real woods. Open Oct 6 - 29, 2023 Thursdays and Sundays: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays: 8 PM - 12 AM Tues Oct 31: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scare level & age limits 4 out of 5. not recommended for under 13. the night creatures will not hold back. 13+.
Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm
About This Haunted House Over 140 acres of fear. Every year they re-create our haunts to ensure farm fresh fear! DATES: Opening night Friday, September 29, 2023 Open every Friday and Saturday in October (see calendar). Ticket sales start at 7:30 pm and stop promptly at 11:00 pm Haunt events begin running at dusk and close after last victim makes it out. - SAMARA’S RETIREMENT HOME FOR THE DEAD: Tour Samara’s Retirement Home. We keep your dead, better our house than yours. Beware when you visit their rooms or the recreation room. Stroll through the garden of shadows but be careful you may join them. Haunted Event: $25 - Samara’s Retirement Home for the Dead NON-HAUNTED EVENTS $5 - Escape Room (per person per room) $7 - Corn Maze
Scare level & age limits 3.5 out of 5. they advise no kids under the age of 10, and all kids under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. no refunds will be given for kids who exit early or end up not going through., haunted hayride, haunted woods, haunted house in northern michigan.
Screams in the Dark
About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House Multiple haunted attractions located on the grounds of the Northwestern Michigan Fair. "Grimfell Asylum" is a trek through a mental asylum and the effects of a horrifying doctor's work. "The Swamp of Suffering" is where Dr. Grimfell's failed experiments are discarded... and some have thrived in the swampy grounds. Evil clowns and horrifying cackles await in "Pandemonium." The wagon ride through the haunted trail is geared more towards a family friendly scare, and is appropriate for most ages. There are scares - but it stays away from the gore, and intense scares found in the indoor haunts. Open October 6 - 29, 2023 Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM - 11 PM and Sundays 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM.
Scare level & age limits 3 out of 5. recommended ages are 10+ for the hayride & trail 14+ for “grimfell asylum,” “pandemonium,” and “the swamp of suffering” the hayride & haunted trail are intended to be more “family” friendly. there are still plenty of scares, but they are not as intense as those in the other two attractions. we require that all children must be able to walk on their own. you may not carry your child through any of the attractions. 10+ hayride & trail, 14+ haunted houses, haunted maze in west michigan.
Rasch Cherry & Apple Market
About This Haunted Maze Survive the HAUNTED SUNFLOWER MAZE 👻 with Ghosts and Ghouls Lurking around every twist and turn. It’s sure to be a WICKED good time. You can also try your hand at the creepy corn maze or spooky tractor ride. Pay for admission in the market where you will also find HOT Apple Turnovers, fresh fall donuts, HOT Cider and Cocoa and so much more!! It will be a GHOULISH good time!! Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM in October Rates: Haunted Sunflower or Creepy Corn maze are $15 each. Spooky tractor ride is $7. Or choose all 3 are $30.
Scare level & age limits 3 out of 5. the target age is for about 10 and up but prepare to have chills run down your spine all ages under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older., haunted woods in west michigan.
Cannonsburg Haunted Forest
About This Haunted Woods The Haunted Forest is a spooky outdoor experience at Cannonsburg Ski Area. The woods are filled with hungry zombies, scary witches, ghosts, and other monsters that exist only in your worst nightmares. Be prepared to encounter all of them, as you try to make your way through the woods. The walk is roughly ½ mile long and takes place on a lit dirt path that winds through the trees. Scary props and actors will create a haunted experience that is sure to spook everyone. Open October 6 - 28, 2023 Friday and Saturday hours are 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased by 9 PM *Please note that there might be a small wait, even with reservations. To speed up your wait time, they recommend purchasing an express lane ticket. The Haunted Forest happens in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately for the weather! General admission tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.
Scare level & age limits 3 out of 5. scarier than the spooky forest but not a hardcore scare experience. they ask that all guests be 5 or older. earlier time spots are recommended for younger children., haunted house in northern michigan.
About This Haunted House Haunted “House” aboard the SS City of Milwaukee covering five decks. It includes steep stairs, costumed actors jumping out at you, props, and more. The Ghost Ship is open from 7:30 PM -10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, Oct 6 - 29, 2023. Kids 6 and under are free, $12/person for everyone else. Tickets sold at the door. Or reserve Fast Pass tickets online for $22 / person. Also available at the door. NEW for 2023: Kids Night! Tuesday, October 31 from 5 PM - 9 PM. Open to all ages! Come through Ghost Ship with the lights on and get some candy. Fun, without as much scare. $5/person All proceeds go towards the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia.
Scare level & age limits 2.5 out of 5. the ghost ship involves actors jumping out from spaces and screaming at visitors. not recommended for children under age 7. 8+, haunted woods, haunted maze in west michigan.
New Salem Corn Maze & Spooktacular
About This Haunted Woods, Haunted Maze HALLOWEEN LIGHT SPOOKTACULAR Jump on a wagon and take a ride through the trail with lights synchronized to Halloween songs. But don’t be too scared, the Halloween Light Spooktacular is sure to please all ages. The wagon ride will last approximately 20 minutes. Spooktacular is offered Fridays & Saturdays beginning October 7, 2023: Dusk to 11 PM $10 Per Person, Under 3 - Free On during daylight on Saturdays & Sundays (11am-6pm), add on the Corn Maze and other family-friendly fun for $8/person. You'll get: -Daytime Cornmaze -Farm animals -Pumpkin patch -Hay rides -Child's train -Playground Don't miss out on the homemade donuts and cider!
Scare level & age limits 0 out of 5. not scary at all. colorful wagon ride that is very family-friendly. good for all ages.
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Niles Scream Park opens Friday for 50th season
Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 7, 2023
By Max Harden
The Niles Scream Park, 855 Mayflower Road, Niles, opens for its 50th season Friday. (Maxwell Harden | Leader Publications)
NILES — One of Niles’ most popular fall attractions is celebrating five decades of fun and fear this season.
The Niles Scream Park, 855 Mayflower Road, Niles, opens for its 50th season Friday and organizers and volunteers are ready to scare the “yell” out of guests. For the remainder of September, the park will be open from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in September. In October, the park will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. A “black-out” night will be hosted from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.
According to owner Pete Karlowicz, the Niles Scream Park is the second-oldest haunt in the country.
“It’s beyond words,” he said. “It’s not like in this area or in the state of Michigan, it’s the entire country. For us, that’s a really big deal to have survived that long, we’re very honored.”
The park boasts 44-acres filled with frightful sights that are rebuilt each year. The park is recognized both regionally and nationally as a top haunted house, having been recognized by Haunted Attraction Magazine as a “Top 31 Must-See Haunted Attraction.”
- Niles Haunted House — The park’s largest and most popular attraction takes guests on a tour filled with themed rooms and a variety of scares.
- Blackbeard’s Revenge — This attraction imagines guests as shipmates aboard the abandoned Queen Anne’s Revenge searching for treasure that doomed the ship and its crew to a dark and unforgiving curse.
- Ghostly Hollow — One couple’s get-rich-quick scheme led to the untimely demise of an entire frontier town.
- Field of Screams — If you scream it, they will come. One of the park’s most popular attractions, the Field of Screams guides guests through a maze featuring cannibals, a cemetery, a ghost town and more.
- Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride — This mile-long hayride journeys through more than 40 unique sets.
- Hooded — For adults 18 and over only, guests are blindfolded and actors can touch them as they move through a scary attraction.
- Mini Escape Rooms — Four five-minute escape rooms will be available to give guests a fast-paced experience.
The midway features several food concessions that provide enough variety to satisfy everyone’s cravings. The Gift Shop will let guests shop for the latest Halloween items while the park’s new photo-op system will provide guests with several options of pictures to purchase to commemorate their night. There will also be the Dead Man’s Axe throwing game too for those that like adventure and a challenge.
The Niles Haunted House is the original attraction at the Niles Scream Park – once known as the Niles Haunted House Scream Park. Originally opened in 1973 by the Niles Jaycees, the Niles Haunted House has been located at several locations, including the Carnegie Library in downtown Niles, in a couple of semi-trailers on a vacant lot, in “Barbara Jeans Restaurant,” in the “mushroom factory” and in the Old Bell School building.
In 1998, the Niles Haunted House relocated to its present location on Mayflower Road. A hayride was added the first year at that location and in the next couple years, other side attractions were added that have developed into the two interior haunted houses and Field of Screams currently operating on the site. The Niles Haunted House, however, remains the feature attraction of the Scream Park.
The Niles Scream Park is a non-profit community project that uses approximately 200 volunteers per night to staff its various attractions. These volunteers represent over 65 Michiana area community and school organizations. Since 1996, more than $2.4 million have been donated to local and nation non- profit organizations and to the Niles Scream Park funded college scholarships for students at Niles, Brandywine, Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg and Penn High Schools The Niles Scream Park is located on Mayflower Road, south of Niles-Buchanan Road just off Exit 5 of the US 31 Bypass.
Karlowicz praised his staff of volunteers for making the Scream Park a destination for both community members and haunt enthusiasts alike for generations.
“We have a really dedicated group of people that staff this. It’s an honor to be here 50 years. I haven’t been here quite that long but the project has and that’s really cool.”
For more information on prices, times and dates of operation can be obtained by visiting the Niles Scream Park web site at www.haunted.org or calling 269-687-FEAR.
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