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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.
This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.
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How to Find Out About the History of Your Home
Your home holds many memories, and not all of them may be yours. Or you may question whether your house could be haunted or contain hidden treasure. If you’re wondering about checking the history of your house, get ready to learn how to uncover your home’s past.
Taxpayer Assessor Online Databases
Search online for your town’s taxpayer information. Once there, if your town offers an online database including every property, you might find out a lot about your home.
One tax assessor company, Vision Government Solutions, maintains online databases for states on the East Coast. Click on the state and you’ll see a list of your state’s towns. Some of the towns have accessible databases, and others don’t. Follow prompts to take you to your property’s information, including previous owners.
Hidden on Trulia’s website is a list of U.S. assessor records for every state. Search for Trulia’s property sitemap, and once on the page, you’ll see your state listing. You’ll be taken to a page with your state’s counties. Keep clicking to pinpoint your search.
Some towns host online assessor databases. Once on it, type in the property address or parcel number to visit a page of information about your home.
Realtor Websites With Home Information
Finding your home’s property listing, even when your home is not for sale, also offers some history. In addition to dipping into the websites of the major real estate agencies in your area to find your property, try the following sites:
Also try the Multiple Listing Service site directly. Head to MLS.com and you’ll see a map of the United States. You might find the history of your neighborhood or a home next door that may be for sale or in foreclosure, which could give you some hints about your own home.
Finding Out About Your Home’s Hauntings
Head to DiedInHouse.com, a website that keeps a database of people who have died in properties. The site may be able to tell you if someone actually died in your home. There’s a nominal fee to see the information.
Dig Up Land Records and Historical Maps
If you’re a genealogy enthusiast, you know the value of historical maps and land records. If you’re new to this type of search, start at the National Archives (archives.gov) to initiate a search into your property. You’ll find land transactions and even what the average cost was to build your house.
You can search for, download and enlarge historical maps of your town or neighborhood. Or go to your town hall and local library for copies.
Find Your Local Historians
Do some footwork to find the history of your home, neighborhood and town. Try the following:
- Historical societies: Your town’s local historical society can target your home’s history. Head to PreservationDirectory.com to find a database of local historic organizations.
- Real estate agents: Try calling a real estate agency to help you locate information on your home’s history.
- 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 best haunted destinations in the US for a spooky and spectacular trip
Best Haunted Destination (2023) September 29, 2023
The United States is filled with purportedly haunted locations, each with its own ghost stories and spectral occurrences, ready for visitors to experience them firsthand and come out with their own stories.
These 10 haunted destinations have been voted by our readers as the best in the country for extraordinary reports of paranormal activity.
No. 10: Wood Island Lighthouse - Biddeford, Maine
Many visitors to Wood Island Lighthouse in Maine believe that ghosts roam the island and inhabit the building. A murder-suicide took place there in the 1890s, and many have encountered a spirit at the top of the lighthouse expressing remorse — could it be the murderer? Others have heard voices in the wind or found objects inside the lighthouse unexpectedly rearranged, while one lighthouse keeper’s wife swears that she bumped into a ghost inside a closet.
No. 9: New Jersey Pine Barrens - New Jersey
Covering 1.1 million acres, the New Jersey Pine Barrens is said to be home to numerous ghosts and paranormal activity. In fact, expert Jamie Davis Smith says, "The Jersey Devil is rumored to live in the New Jersey Pine Barrens along with a host of ghosts." A demonic creature with wings, the Jersey Devil is the area's most famous paranormal resident.
No. 8: Winchester Mystery House - San Jose, California
Winchester Mystery House is a peculiar mansion in San Jose that has more than 160 rooms and 2,000 doors, many of which cannot be walked through. Some believe that Mrs. Winchester continued modifying her home to escape the spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle.
No. 7: Fort East Martello Museum - Key West, Florida
The Fort East Martello Museum in Key West protects and preserves the unfinished remains of a fort dating back to the Civil War. The fort has its fair share of ghost stories, but none are quite as famous (or mysterious) as Robert the Doll. This handmade doll, made at the turn of the 20th century, purportedly causes electronic devices to malfunction, and staff members have reported creepy giggling in the museum and swear that his facial expressions have changed.
No. 6: Old Lake County Jail - Crown Point, Indiana
Known for housing the gangster John Dillinger — and his later escape from here, the Old Lake County Jail is said to be riddled with paranormal activity. Reports state visitors hear voices and footsteps in the corridors and cells, have spotted apparitions throughout the building, and have seen doors opening and closing or lights turning on and off by themselves.
No. 5: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum - St. Augustine, Florida
Paranormal activity reported at the St. Augustine Lighthouse includes the disembodied voice of a woman asking for help. Dark of the Moon ghost tours take visitors into the lighthouse at night to learn about the spirits that may still haunt the 1876 Keepers’ House and 1874 lighthouse tower.
No. 4: Fort Mifflin on the Delaware - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fort Mifflin, a National Historic Landmark, was the site of a major battle in the Revolutionary War, where hundreds of soldiers on both sides lost their lives. Some believe those spirits never left and continue to haunt the battlefield to this day. Visitors can see for themselves by joining a candlelight ghost tour, paranormal investigation, or overnight stay.
No. 3: The Grove - Jefferson, Texas
This historic property in the river port city of Jefferson, Texas was built in 1861 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ghost stories at the house, now a privately owned residence open for tours, date back more than a century. Common sightings include a lady in a white dress, a man walking through the lily beds in the garden, and an entity in the den.
No. 2: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park - Yuma, Arizona
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park in Arizona is said to be a hub of paranormal activity. Reports include spirits of inmates, lights turning on and off, and items being rearranged, as well as a small child who pinches passers-by.
No. 1: Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum - Las Vegas, Nevada
This quirky Las Vegas museum showcases original collectibles from supposedly haunted destinations around the United States in a 1938 property that is itself believed to be haunted. Explore more than 30 rooms filled with artifacts — and keep an eye out for spirits roaming the halls.
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Christine Barger, aka The Haunt Girl, has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She started out entertaining audiences through the art of ventriloquism. As an adult she has acted in live theatre productions, haunted attractions, theme park shows, television and movies. She has also designed and built attractions. She is currently building her second escape room coming soon to The Exit Game in Anaheim, California. She is also a popular content creator on TikTok and Youtube. She has gained popularity in the escape room and haunt communities through her IG & vlog channel (TheHauntGirl) dedicated to updating her community on the newest immersive plays, escape rooms and haunted attractions. Her passion for escaping rooms has taken her to over 650 escape games nationwide. Christine’s primary hobby aside from cuddling her cats is a fascination with the paranormal. She has done her fair share of investigations and had a handful of paranormal experiences that she couldn’t explain away using “logical explanations” such as the full body apparition she saw on the Queen Mary. She and her husband even went ghost hunting in London for their honeymoon. While many people look for the nicest hotel or best deal on vacation, Christine plans around the most haunted places to stay. She doesn’t mind a friendly spirit following her home now and again, as long as they don’t bother her beloved cats. Christine knows a lot about: · the paranormal · unique roadside attractions · the best places to get locked in a room Connect with Christine at: Instagram @ChristineBargerOfficial , TikTok @ChristineBarger , Youtube , and her website, TheHauntGirl.com .
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USA Today names 10 Best Haunted Attractions
Halloween means costumes, horror movies, haunted houses and a celebration of all things scary. ‘Tis the season for terror, and 10Best set out to find the best haunted attractions in the U.S. These 10 haunted houses, selected by 10Best Local Experts and editors and voted the best by 10Best readers, offer the best actors, set designs, special effects and value for money out there.
“Haunted Overload in New Hampshire does an excellent job of providing various levels of scares, so everyone can enjoy. They pull out all the stops for Haunted Overload, a fully immersive (and terrifying) haunted trail through the New England woods”.
The top 10 winners in the Best Haunted Attraction category are as follows:
- The Lewisburg Haunted Cave – Lewisburg, Ohio
- Containment Haunted House – Lithia Springs, Ga.
- Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie – Pataskala, Ohio
- Kersey Valley Spookywoods – Archdale, N.C.
- Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor – Long Beach, Calif.
- Haunted Overload – Lee, N.H.
- Netherworld Haunted House – Atlanta
- Nashville Nightmare – Madison, Tenn.
- The Massacre on Marshall Road – El Paso, Texas
- SCREAM-A-GEDDON – Dade City, Fla.
10Best Editors teamed up with Christine Barger, a.k.a. The Haunt Girl , to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
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Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas Voted the #1 Best Haunted Attraction in the country 2023 by USA TODAY!
CUTTING EDGE HAUNTED HOUSE VOTED #1 BEST HAUNTED HOUSE IN THE NATION AGAIN IN 2023 BY USA TODAY 10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS!
No. 1: cutting edge haunted house – fort worth, texas.
More than just a haunted house, Cutting Edge Haunted House begins its entertainment the moment guests enter the parking lot. Located in a historic area of Fort Worth, Texas, known as “Hell’s Half Acre,” this 100-year-old abandoned meatpacking plant takes visitors on a 55-minute haunted experience with its twisting corridors and multiple stories of live actors and special effects.
This Halloween season, visit the 10 best haunted houses in the US
“Halloween is about fun costumes, scary movies, and celebrating all things spooky — and that includes having a live haunted experience. These 10 haunted houses / attractions have been voted by our readers as the best in the country for the quality of their actors, set designs, and special effects, as well as value for money.”
Congratulations to all the winning haunted attractions!
Cutting Edge Haunted House – Fort Worth, TX