America's 3 Most Horrifying Haunted Houses
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The Halloween industry generates scary profits, expected to exceed $10B during the 2017 season, according to Hauntworld.com. One of the largest growth areas in the Halloween trade is the explosion in the number and quality of commercial haunted house attractions, which account for more than $1B of total Halloween spending. Visiting a haunted attraction is now the single most popular way to celebrate the holiday.
This Halloween, those looking for a fright will have more options than ever to choose from. Here are three of the scariest, compiled by Hauntworld.
13th Gate - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This 40K SF outdoor New Orleans-style cemetery has over 400 zombie-infested crypts and mausoleums. Upon entering the attraction, visitors are sent 13 steps down an open grave into dark catacombs where they must find an alternate escape up and into the graveyard where the true terror begins.
Haunted Overload - Lee, New Hampshire
Haunted Overload has earned its name. The award-winning haunted house is an all-out assault on the senses. Before you even enter, hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns light the way through massive looming faces and creatures. Haunted Overload can be found every year on national and international best haunts lists and won the grand prize on The Great Halloween Fright Fight on ABC.
Headless Horseman's Hayrides and Haunted Houses - Ulster Park, New York
Spread out over 65 acres, Headless Horseman's Hayrides and Haunted Houses features three different haunted houses in addition to five other attractions. Always evolving, this year the attraction creators are debuting the Headless Horsemen Escape Rooms, tapping into a hot new trend.