Halloween Events That Are Ridiculously Scary

Run for your life! When night falls, ghouls and goblins of Halloween come out to play. From flying zombies to creepy crawlers at haunted houses, America’s scariest nights of terror just got scarier.

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Six Flags® Fright Fest®

Do you dare? With 13 theme park locations across the nation, Six Flags® Fright Fest® offers plenty of opportunity to get your spook on. Among the creepy haunted attractions and hair-raising coasters, prepare yourself to face your fears at a Six Flags Theme Parks near you. Will you make it out alive?

South Florida Fairgrounds

Meet these handsome fellas at South Florida Fairgrounds’ Fright Nights. They’re among the spooky characters you’ll encounter once you snag an RIP “fast pass.” Tour four haunted houses, including Sunnyville Oprhanage, where lost little souls march down dark and smelly halls to lonely rooms -- don’t count on a good night’s sleep.

The Mortuary Zombie Outbreak

Enter the spookiest house in New Orleans … where something sinister is at play. A renegade special ops group has turned the old Mortuary mansion into a test site for one very creepy mission: to try a mutated gene on “guests” in order to create a super soldier. One of those guests might be … you.

Creatures of the Night

Crash a family-friendly party at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The annual Zoo Boo, now called Creatures ofthe Night, showcases animals at night in scare zones and ends with a ghoulish dance party.

Universal Orlando

Brush shoulders with some very creepy party guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios transforms into one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., showcasing haunted houses, freaky live shows and television favorites, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, street experiences.


Gaze into these dreamy eyes at Scarowinds. On select Saturdays in September and October, Carowinds amusement park transforms into the premier Halloween event of the Carolinas. See a shock fest of thrills and chills unfold across the nearly 400-acre amusement park, featuring 16 haunted attractions, from London Terror to Zombie High, along with 500 monsters, vampires and ghouls who roam nearby.

The Darkness

What’s lurking behind these windows? Find out at the St. Louis’ The Darkness. The haunted house sees one big renovation every year – costing as much as $1 million. Attractions include a haunted house, scare zone, monster museum and laser tag.

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

At Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a multimillion-dollar haunted house is ready to greet visitors like you. And what could be more inviting than a bullet-ridden face standing at a doorway … a bearded man in a top hat who looks like death warmed over … and a room filled with stacks of coffins?

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night

Take a ride through spooky fun at Magnolia Plantation. For the past five years, this genteel Southern plantation in Charleston, S.C., has transformed itself into a series of family fright nights the last two weekends in October, with haunted train rides, a costume contest and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is the place for chills this Halloween. Voted the “World’s Best Halloween Theme Park” by TopHaunts.com, the annual event, which sees Knott’s Berry Farm turned into a park of horrors, boasts 10 mazes, five scare zones and 14 thrill rides in what is already Southern California’s largest Halloween theme park experience.

Fright Dome

How about a hug? Head to Vegas for Fright Dome and prepare for some horrifying fun, spread across 200,000 square feet at Circus Circus Hotel. Created by hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, the five night horror fest boasts six haunted houses, five scare zones, and 25 rides and attractions, which in years past have lured everyone from David Copperfield to Elvira.

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