There’s no shortage of haunted houses in Alabama 2013 around Halloween. Y’all definitely do the South proud. Alabama has lots of zombies, clowns, freaks, Jason’s, and demons roaming the countryside or staying at houses. We’ve searched the state for the dates and location of attractions to include in this 2013 directory of Alabama haunted houses. Twenty different options were located near Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Auburn. Residents of Alabama have some of the best haunt attractions in the country. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). They enjoy great festivals, corn mazes, and spook houses along with the Alabama football team that strikes terror in opponents.
What Scares You? Haunts in Alabama 2013
Insanitarium- 5320 Miles Spring Road, Pinson, AL 35126
Every October the walking dead roam the grounds of one of the best zombie type fun houses in Alabama. Located just 20 miles north of downtown Birmingham is Insanitarium. A charity community based attraction on the Palmerdale Homestead Community Center. The story line is the property once housed a mental facility for the criminally insane. The military 60 years ago conducted torture and death experiments on the insane. Now each October the Zombies return and massacre the locals and tourists. Ten dollars ($10) gets you inside for the scare of your life. Blood, torture, horror, and death awaits. Are you brave enough for an indoor Halloween venue? Rated PG13, younger children accompanied by an adult are also welcome. The haunted attraction features free onsite parking, an inside waiting line area, running horror movie, refreshment stand, and the fright of your life. Open each Friday and Saturday evening at 7pm until midnight from September 27th through Halloween. It also is open October 13, 20, 27, 31 and November 1st. Insanitarium has security, actors, lighting, modern horror attractions, and is wheelchair accessible. The attraction is not affected by inclement weather. The undead are waiting for you. It takes about 30 minutes to go through the complex’s dark passageways and feature rooms. Expected to be surprised and terrified. The cost is $10. Parking is free.
Disturbia Haunted Attraction – Huntsville, AL
(Sorry closed for 2013 due to water damage)
Experience a little mind control in Huntsville. More than great entertainment in Huntsville, Disturbia seeks to terrorize the outer limits of your sanity.
Haunted House of Horrors- 1205 Tennessee St., Courtland, Al 35618
The undead and mass murderers are walking around the North Alabama town of Courtland. This is a 40,000 square foot facility featuring a full night of entertainment and fright. There is an indoor waiting line area. Food and refreshments available both before and after the attraction. This venue is unaffected by rain. This is another walking dead, zombie type scare. It features both actors and animation. Expect darkness, surprise, fright and fear. House of Horror has scenes of torture, terror, blood, death, ax murder and a few monsters also walking about. This attraction is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 3rd until November 2, 2013. It is also open on October 28, 29, and 30th. Doors open at 6pm and close when the last guest is gone. You will meet the undead, walking dead, and zombie actors. All ages welcome however parents need to realize this is an extremely scary attraction. The cost is $20 and parking is free.
Atrox Factory- 8404 Parkway Drive, Leeds, Alabama
Atrox Factory is a 50,000 square foot Alabama entertainment complex located near Birmingham. It might be the largest haunt listed on Funtober in Alabama. It is a complete night of entertainment fright in October. Atrox Factory is open nightly at 6:30pm to 10pm during the week and midnights on Fridays and Saturdays. It is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from September 27th through November 2, 2013. It is also open Wednesday, October 16, 23, and 30. Atrox Factory features celebrities from the most popular horror movie and TV shows. There is an additional $5 admission cost on celebrity nights. You can meet the celebrity actors up close for autographs at Atrox. A charity haunt with some of the best character actors and animatronics in the terror industry. The theme is based on altering your mind’s experience from what you expect. Fear and fright are abnormal so the facility only admits children above the age of 12. Dr. Slain, your host, leads you through dark passages into rooms with bloody autopsies. You will feel the blood splatter and moisture. Expect to encounter monsters and chainsaw carrying creatures along your minds dark journey. Here you might be grabbed, touched, or pushed by the actors. The 30 minute experience leads you to run for your life. After 10 years of terror, Atrox Factory provides an indoor waiting area complete with a movie, concession stand, restrooms, free parking, wheelchair accessibility and great FX imaging. They use mirrors, sound, motion, fog, lights to create cool scenes throughout the building. The only drawback is the long waiting lines because of the popularity of Atrox Factory. Wait times can be an hour. The cost is $18 plus an additional $5 on the celebrity nights. Parking is free.
Sloss Fright Furnace - 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222
Sloss Fright is a real haunted house in Birmingham. It is one of the most scary places on earth. It is the subject of many newspaper and television stories on the paranormal. The final weekend in September, Sloss opens to the public as one of the most popular scare attractions in Alabama. A scary place just gets real scary. Sloss Fright Furnace has two trails. One 30 minute tour of the furnace and another 15 minute trail tour through the surrounding woods. The furnace was an old steel mill in Birmingham. Over the years hundreds died in industrial accidents. Many people have seen or experienced ghosts inside the factory. Now each October Sloss Furnace adds man made terror to this already scary place. Sloss is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 27th through November 2nd plus the 13th, 20th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. At Sloss you can expect to find snakes, bats, rats, cockroaches and creatures in a building more than 120 years old. The tour has added smoke, strobe lights, lasers, black lights, explosions, fire, sounds, actors, animation, and high voltage electricity to the fright. Ghosts and weird real life experiences are the attraction. What will you see and experience? Some characters are actors and some are possibly real ghosts. You never know which is which at Sloss Furnace. You can tour the furnace for $17 or both tours for $20 on weeknights or $2 more on weekends. All ages can take the furnace tour. The trail tour is restricted to age 14 and up unless accompanied by adults. Typically there are wait times but not unreasonable. There is a restaurant in the waiting area. (Road-kill) Funtober names Sloss Fright Furnace the #1 Haunted House in Alabama.
Haunted Lester Hospital Zombie Attack – 30338 Lester Road, Lester, Alabama 35647.
The former D.E. Jackson Memorial Hospital served the Lester, Alabama community for 50 years. This site is a real haunt and the home to many ghost and paranormal sittings. Each October it becomes Zombie Attack a spook house in Alabama. Zombie attack is open each Friday and Saturday from 7pm to midnight. This is a charity haunt featuring, zombies, blood, hospital sittings, ghosts and both man made and paranormal ghosts. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to go through the building. Unless you run across a real ghost this is a community charity event primarily providing wonderful local entertainment. The Haunted Lester Hospital provided Funtober with an informative interview. Find the interview at The Haunted Lester Hospital. The attraction ticket cost is $10. The Hospital is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through October 26, 2013 plus the additional dates of October 28, 29, 30, and 31st. Gates are open from 7 pm to midnight.
Popes Haunted Farm - Lee Rd 724, Salem, Alabama 36874.
Tickets are $13 for one event, $20 for 2 or $25 for all three attractions. Open from 7:30 pm until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights October 5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, plus November 1-2. Open 7:30 pm until 10 pm on Sunday the 27th. It is safe to say that something is out there but you probably do not want to know what it is.
Columbia Manor - 306 South Main Street, Columbia, AL 36319.
Tickets are $10. Attraction is open October 4-5, 10-12, 18, 24-26, and 29-31. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Travel back in time as former resident return from the afterlife.
Terrortorium – 25 West Chocolocco St., Oxford, Alabama.
Attraction is open September 27-28, October 5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, and 28-31. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am on weekend nights.
Darkwood Farms Walking Dead Maze - 1232 Granada Road, Arab, Alabama
I would consider Darkwood Farms a locals maze in Alabama. The attraction has both a haunted house and trail for the low price of $12. Located in the town of Arab, Walking Dead Maze is approximate 30 miles outside of Huntsville, Alabama. The trail is very dark with actors providing the surprise and scare. The house has blood and actors with chainsaws. It takes about 10 minutes to tour both attractions.
Spook Trail Maze of Monsters & Mayhem - 17347 Highway 269, Quinton, Alabama.
Spook Trail is an outdoor maze trail featuring freaky looking monsters and dark passageways. Quinton is about 30 minutes north of Birmingham. A dark trail is always scary. Here you add a few strobe lights, scary actors who touch and grab you, and both the surprise and anticipation of the next monster fright. Spook Trail has been terrifying people for more than 20 years. Spook Trail takes about 45 minutes to complete. At $13 this is a great value. Donate some canned goods and get another $5 off. Spook Trail is a compete entertainment haunt with restrooms, music, and a concession stand (Boneyard Grill). The trail is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through November 2nd plus Halloween night. It opens at dark and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Duncanberg Wood ( Haunt Attraction will not open in 2013)
Hollis Haunted Chicken House - 7522 Hwy 431, Heflin, Alabama 36264
Again surprising there are so many great haunted places in Alabama. The Hollis Fire Department comes through again with their charity entertainment. Actually the Hollis Haunted Chicken House attraction is really 3 haunts in one. Of course their is the terrifying chicken house which you can go through for $15. They offer a hayride for $15. Spend the time and money and do a combo package for only $25. Note that children under ten get a discount. The third feature is called X-Scream X-Experience which is $25. It is for adults above the age of 18. If you live and make it through X-Scream they give you a ticket to one of the two other attractions plus a free tee shirt. I have not seen this type of offer from other venues in Alabama. The Hollis Haunted Chicken House takes place in a real chick house. Consider how terrifying this chamber of horrors was for the chickens. If you are afraid of rats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions then maybe you should keep your chicken self out of the chicken house. Actors portray werewolves, witches, and vampires. This is a large entertainment experience with free parking, a concession stand, and movies for the waiting line. Cost: $15 adults, $10 Children (Either the chicken house or hayride), Cost: $25 Combo, Cost: $25 for X-Scream X-Experience Open: Open every Friday and Saturday from September 27th through October 31st plus Halloween night from 7pm – 12am.
Twysted Souls Quarantine - 1789 Odom Loop Road, Dozier, Alabama.
This is a small community trail located out in the Alabama countryside of Dozier, Alabama. Twysted Souls Quarantine combines a trail with 10 scary room scenes along the way. They open at 7 pm every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through October 26th. Only $5 gives you all the zombie, grim reaper, werewolf, witches, clowns, and lots of blood you can handle. The proceeds go to the Meredith’s Miracles charity. I would not travel far for this place but if you in the area it is a worthy $5 donation for a little fright in your life. The cost is $5 and parking is free.
Greenville Haunted Firehouse
Surprising that real firefighters would create a great house based on ax murders, terrifying clowns, and Jason type characters. Actually they provide a nice entertainment experience with a new 3-D scare attraction in addition to terrific special effects lighting.
Greenville Haunted Firehouse has been serving the community for over 8 years. It is scary enough for adults and at times they have added a flashlight tour for children 12 and under. What they found was people, even kids, have different levels of fright tolerance. This charity attraction supports the Muscular Dystropy Association. It only costs $7. It is open each Friday and Saturday from September 27th until November 2nd plus Halloween night. Open nightly from 7pm to 11pm. The cost is $7.
Asylum Zombie Attack - Closed for 2013
Located outside Lincoln, Alabama is Asylum.
Arx Mortis at Ghosthill | A Haunted Experience – 4051 Hwy 72, Killen, Alabama
Already recognized nationally Arx Mortis is one of the best haunted venues in Alabama. It is really 3 experiences in one complex. You will be terrified so it is worth the time to drive to this haunt. Complete with parking, restrooms, concession stand, and live music you can and should expect to spend several hours at Arx Mortis. Covington Clinic is the haunted house. It is a 40-50,000 square foot building. It is so scary they have built in 23 escape exits for those who can not complete the tour. The fright is based on darkness, claustrophobia, gore and horror. The theme is a clinic run by the ancient Mortis Legion. The locals are tricked and experimented on while fighting a bio-hazard. The building has a funeral parlor, coffins, embalming area, morgue, experimentation labs and some of the best animatronics and movie quality sound and light experience you will find anywhere in the country. Expect long wait lines. Miners hill is a wonderful half-mile outdoor haunted trail. It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to go through each of these haunts. While rated PG 13 the haunts permit children of any age to enter and scream. The final activity is CHAOS. This is a live war game where you compete with a paintball gun against the Arx Mortis legions who operate water cannons. Arx Mortis is open 7pm to 10pm weekdays and 7pm to midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning September 27th through Halloween. They will also be open on the 27th and 30th. Ticket price is $20.
Haunted Trails of Terror House And Hayride - 336 County Road 590, Hanceville, Alabama
Keep on the lookout for Jason, Freddy, Leatherface as you experience the Haunted Trails of Terror. Actually this is a 4,000 square foot complex combined with a hayride. There are 25 room scenes to scare you in the building. They have wonderful actors, strobe lights and monsters. Locals have operated this attraction since 2008. They are open every night in October starting at 7pm and running until 11pm weekdays and midnights on weekends. Tickets are $12 per person.
Mountain Creek Trail of Fear - 1802 County Road 23, Verbena, Alabama
Located in Verbena, Alabama, Mountain Creek combines a trail with a regular hayride attraction. The scare is provided by actors portraying a community of walking dead, undead, and zombie creatures. Lots of blood along the trail. It takes about 35 minutes to walk the Trail of Fear. The cost is $13 per person. The hayride takes another 30 minutes for an additional $10. They have a $3 off coupon on their website. They are open weekends October 5th, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26 and Halloween night (hayride only). Doors open at 7 pm.
House of Horrors Mobile - 3168 Airport Blvd., Mobile, Alabama
Experience a very large horror experience in Mobile, Alabama at the House of Horrors attraction. Now for over 13 years they have been frightening the community. Attraction is located inside a 45,000 square foot building. Tickets are $12 for either the regular or x-maze attractions or $20 for a combo ticket. Attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on October 18-20, 25-27, 31-November 2nd. Plus additional dates of October 24th, 29th, and 30th. Doors are open 6 pm until midnight.
Evil House of Horrors - 70 County Road 252, Trenton, Alabama.
The Valley 2 Volunteer Fire Department has put on a local haunted house for 15 years in Trenton, Alabama. They ask for a $15 donation or $10 for students to experience the terror in Trenton themed attraction. You get both the house tour and a regular hayride.
Haunted Hollow Funeral Home & Casket Company - 12568 Lee Road 279, Valley, AL.
Haunted Hollow is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through Halloween. It features three haunts named The Village of the Dead, Finn’s, and Spinal Tap. Tickets are $10 to each attraction. There are discounts on their website which lower the price on any night to $15-$18 for all three attractions. They are located near the intersection of Ben Brown Road. Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through October 26th. Open 7:30 pm (ET) until midnight.
Haunted Houses in Mobile
Mobile, the first capital of French Louisiana in 1702, has a long and rich history as a port and key trading center that surely produced its share of ghosts. There are two haunted houses in the Mobile, Alabama area. In Mobile, located at the Springdale Mall, lies the House of Horrors. It has been scaring visitors for over ten years and is visited by 15,000 people a year.
Haunted Houses in Huntsville
Huntsville and Decatur residents have a surprising number of nearby frights. The biggest attraction in Huntsville is Disturbia which unfortunately will not open in 2013 due to water damage. It was located on the site of a former grocery store. In addition to a 30,000 square foot building, it boasts a movie theater and restaurant as well. But don’t let that lead you to believe that Shane Dabbs, a former co-owner of Graystone Manor in Killen, doesn’t know how to put on a scary experience.
East of Huntsville in Trenton Alabama lies the Evil House of Horrors. Arx Mortis is on the site of Graystone Manor, a former attraction in Killen, Alabama. Arx Mortis, a 50,000 square foot haunted attraction, challenges the former glory of Graystone Manor. In 2010, Arx Mortis was named one of Rand McNally’s Top 10 Haunted Houses for Halloween.
Lester, Alabama, an hour northeast of Huntsville and Decatur, is the home of the Haunted Lester Hospital. The former site of D.E. Jackson Memorial Hospital, which was open from the early 1940s to the early 1990s, became the new home of the Scare for Charity from Good Springs in 2009. On the south side of Wheeler Lake in Courtland, you can find the Haunted House of Horror. This North Alabama venue boasts that it is among the largest haunted houses in Alabama with a 40,000 sq. ft. building and a 8,000 sq. ft. indoor waiting area.
Haunted Houses in Birmingham
Birmingham just happens to be right in the middle of some fabulous scary places. Not only are there fabulous houses in Birmingham, Alabama, but the city is only a 2-3 hour drive from the quality haunts in Atlanta and Northern Alabama.
The two big names in the area are Sloss Fright Furnace and Atrox Factory.
Sloss Fright Furnace is set in an industrial park that housed Sloss Furnaces, now a National Historic landmark. It produced iron in the city of Birmingham for nearly 90 years. Now, explorers can tour the woods or furnace as part of the haunted attraction. With its history, the Sloss Furnaces are the subject of quite a few ghost stories, and these stories are woven into this Birmingham house.
Just east of Birmingham in Leeds, aficionados will find another haunted attraction worthy of exploring: Atrox Factory. It’s located in a 50,000 square foot, single level industrial building with an indoor midway and fright inside.
Warehouse 31 - 3150 Lee Street, Pelham, Alabama 35124
There are 3 events at Warehouse 31. Warehouse 31 is a new 30,000 square foot attraction from Florida that relocated to the Birmingham area. It is just 20 minutes north of downtown. Rigamortis is a haunted trail with 30 unique scenes. The 3D Clown Nightmare has but what else scary 3D Clowns. Vertigo is their maze. They is also have a wonderful Monsters Midway with music and souvenirs. Warehouse 31 does allow you to wear your costume with the mask. Warehouse 31 opens September 27th and is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights plus the 16th, 23rd, 28th, 29, 30th, and 31st. Also open on November 1st and 2nd. Gates are open sundown to midnight on Friday and Saturday and until 11 pm on other nights. Check their website as they continue to add more October dates to their schedule. Another one of the new fun houses in Alabama. Save money and buy your tickets online. Basic ticket price is $18 or a combo price of $23. Parking on Friday and Saturday night is $5, free during the week.
Haunted Houses in Montgomery
Frankly, we’re surprised that we couldn’t find any places in Montgomery given its population. Perhaps we just missed them. Or maybe the competition from the powerful attractions in Atlanta and North Alabama is too much. About an hour away, in Birmingham, you’ll find a few places worth the drive. To support a local event, consider the Greenville Haunted Firehouse in Greenville AL, a quick 45 minute drive south on I-65.
Some local options for Auburn residents are Haunted Hollow in Valley, AL.
BEST HAUNTED HOUSES IN ALABAMA
Everyone always wants to know what the must visited places in the state. For Alabama, we think those are Sloss Fright Furnace, Atrox Factory, Arx Mortis, Disturbia, and the Insanitarium. We didn’t do any scientific study to arrive at those names. And it doesn’t mean that other Alabama houses aren’t worth visiting. In fact, if you disagree, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. Let us know who we have on that aren’t worthy and who we have left off which should make the cut. We’ll check them out again! We have chosen Sloss Fright Furnace as the #1 Haunted House in Alabama for 2013. This is based on the number of Facebook “likes”. Check out America’s Top 100 Haunted Houses for 2013.
Sloss Fright Furnace – Birmingham, Alabama
Haunted House of Horrors – Courtland, Alabama
Twysted Souls Quarantine – Dozier, Alabama
Arx Mortis – Killen, Alabama
Atrox Factory – Leeds, Alabama
House of Horrors – Mobile, Alabama
Insanitarium – Pinson, Alabama
Haunted Hollow Funeral Home & Casket Company – Valley, Alabama
In some instances, the closest place to you will actually be in another state. If you find yourself close to the border of Alabama, or that is where the closest big city is, there may be a haunt that is worth considering there. I have found these nearby states with great attractions for you to checkout in addition to those in Alabama.
Find other fall fun things to do in Alabama in October:
Have you been to one of these? Future readers would be interested in hearing what you thought. Did you have fun? Was it worth the price? Would you suggest it to visitors here? Any tips to maximize your experience? I’ll gladly publish what you send me and give you an over the Internet hug.
If you are the owner or employee of a house in this directory, or one I missed and need to add, I would love to have more information about the place, photos, dates/times/hours for 2013, etc. Use the contact form to get in touch and I’ll tell you where to email your answers to these questions.
For everyone: Check out this article about Haunted Houses and Horror Movies | History of Fear.