Every year in September a frightening fever sweeps the nation from the biggest cities to Midwestern small towns. Thousands of horror attractions open and thousands line up and pay good money to experience crazy characters, cool special effects and sheer terror up close and personal in live performance haunted house attractions. Some destinations have become a draw for more than just the locals. Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco and Orlando are known for a large variety and concentration of attractions as well as some of the biggest and best attractions.
Every year in September, a frightening fever sweeps through America as thousands of horror attractions open, and thrill seekers line up to experience sheer terror up close and personal. Take a terrifying tour of the country's most heart-stopping haunts.
Thousands of horror attractions open and thousands line up and pay good money to experience crazy characters, cool special effects and sheer terror. For the second year in a row, this special explores the biggest and best attractions open for business.
This year Friday the 13th marks the onslaught of especially creepy zombies, demons and creatures that go bump in the night. From San Diego to Baltimore, thousands of haunted houses, dungeons and creepy trails open their gates to crowds of chill-seekers who pay good money to experience crazy characters, realistic animatronics and sheer terror up close and terrifyingly personal. Many of these multimillion-dollar attractions have been planned since the day after last year's Halloween and draw in fright enthusiasts from across the country to experience America's Scariest Halloween Attractions.