Halloween Edition: The Scariest Haunted Houses in the US

(This lovely NYC brownstone pictured above is not, to my knowledge, haunted. But you never know.)

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. The decorations, costumes and candy — I love it all. Especially the haunted houses, which are more about kitsch and special effects than actual ghosts. Whenever I’ve been in Great Britain, I’ve been very impressed how each place claims to be more haunted than the next. We don’t seem to have ghosts here in the US. Or maybe we do have as many, but there are certainly less per capita so the ones we have are awfully busy and need some help on Halloween. Here are some videos of some of the scariest Haunted Houses in the US — these are not for the faint-hearted!


Headless Horseman in Ulster Park, NY



The Slaughterhouse in Tuscon, Arizona



The Darkness in St. Louis, MO


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