The ghosts at the 2013 haunted houses in New York definitely have an Empire State of Mind. They love to expand to new areas and are always looking to live it up. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). So when throngs of people invade their privacy during October, they get pretty angry. Not as angry as vampires, zombies, or werewolves but pretty angry just the same. If you love to be scared, you should take advantage of that fact by visiting the New York haunted houses.
New York City Haunted Houses
In the shadow of New York City, millions of immigrants departed boats having journeyed thousands of miles for a new life in America. Those that failed in their new land have taken residence at a few key haunted houses around the city.
Blood Manor - 163 Varick Street, New York, NY
Blood Manor is a 5000 square foot haunted house consisting of themed room, dark corridors, and a 3D labyrinth all in famed New York City. It takes about 25 minutes and $30 plus service charge to go through Blood Manor. When done why not dine at Hannibal’s Kitchen. Some of the themed rooms are Graveyard of the Doomed, Vestibule of the Undead, Rue Morgue, Frozen Alive, Laser Spectacular, and 3D Labyrinth. Blood Manor is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through November 2nd. Additional nights are the 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th and 29-31. It is open 7:30 pm until 2 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Check their webpage for other opening and closing times. New attractions are Shocktorium, Jungle Terror, and Carnival of Souls. Blood Manor is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Times Scare - 669 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The Elektra Theatre located on 8th Avenue has a number of scary theater attractions located in this year-round haunted house. Some of the current activities are Dead Sexy Burlesque, Skaryoke, and Crypt Cabaret. The Haunted House is a separate attractions with ticket prices of $27. You can go through on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 6 pm until 11 pm. Visit on Friday between 5 pm to 1 am. Explore on Saturday from 3 pm to 1 am. Shiver on Sunday from 3 pm until 10 pm.
Nightmare Killers 2 – 107 Suffolk St., New York, NY 10002
Killers 2 is one of New York’s most horrifying haunted houses. Ticket are $35 at the door but are less online. Times vary greatly with either a 6 pm or 7 pm opening time and closing times from 10 pm to 1 am. Check their website. Killers 2 is open on September 27-29. In October it is open on 3-6, 9-13, 15-20, and 22-31. It is also open on November 1st and 2nd.
Blackout Haunted House - 164 Eleventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
Blackout Haunted House is a spin off from the Los Angeles Blackout. It has also been known as NYC Halloween Haunted House. It is advertised as Manhattan’s Scariest Haunted House. Blackout is extremely scary. What do you consider beyond normal activity? Do you want to see someone vomit? The show is complete with nudity, gore, gross conduct, and other intense scares. Now running for 5 years they deliver on the fright. Blackout is open in September every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 7 pm. Tickets are sold in half hour increments. In October they are open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights plus the additional nights of the 23rd, 29th, and 30th. They are open in November on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. Tickets are $65.
Creep Show at the Freak Show - Coney Island, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Coney Island’s signature Halloween show each year. Details as of September 15th have not yet been announced. Usually runs the final week of October. Also check out Coney Island’s annual Halloween at the S-scarium at the New York Aquarium. There is also an annual Children’s Halloween parade on the Saturday before Halloween.
Madame Tussauds After Dark - Times Square 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Long Island Haunted Houses
The most populated island in the United States has a population of seven million according to the 2010 census. With such a large number of people, is it any wonder that Long Island has a number of haunted houses?
Bayville Scream Park - 8 Bayville Avenue, Long Island, New York
The Bayville Scream Park delivers with 5 haunted attractions and numerous midway type activities. It sponsors both daytime activities and the scream park at night. The midway has fast food, pizza, and burger vendors. It serves beer and wine. It has an arcade full of carnival games. Having a birthday then Bayville is the place to have a party. Bayville is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from September 13th through October 6th. From October 11th Bayville is open every night from through November 3rd. The times on Friday and Saturday are from 6 pm until 2 am. All other nights are from 6 pm to 11 pm.. Bayville also has kids not so scary times on the weekends from 11 am to 6 pm. Bayville Scream Park features 5 haunted attractions. A ticket for Bloodworth Haunted Mansion is $17.75. Tickets are $16.75 each for Funhouse of Fear, Temple of Terror, Curse of Zombie Pirates, and Evil in the Woods. A combo ticket for 2 attractions is $27.95, three attractions is $36.95, four attractions is $39.75 and a ticket runs $46.75 to get into all the attractions. Bayville is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
HV Asylum - 426 Mill Road, Coram, New York 11727
What kind of human genetic testing happens on Long Island? Scary but lots of fun kind in October. HV Asylum’s haunted walk is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 11th through November 2nd. The times are 6:30 pm until 12 am. Tickets are $25.
Darkness Rising - 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Massapequa, New York 11758
Get your Zombie Attack fix at the 12,000 square foot haunted house Darkness Rising. Tickets are $15. The haunt is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 4th through the 27th plus the night of Halloween. The times are 7 pm to 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday.
Long Island’s Chamber of Horrors - 5750 Sunrise Highway, Sayville, New York 11782
Chamber of Horrors is located in the Allen Flea Market Shopping Center. This is where fear lives. Lots of mayhem roaming the parking lot. Tickets are $15. Visit any Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from October 4th through the 27th plus the 29th, 30th, 31st, November 1st, and 2nd. The times for all nights are 7 pm until 11 pm.
Fright Night at Karts Indoor Raceway – 701 Union Parkway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Fright Night is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 11th through November 3rd plus the added nights of the 17th, 24th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st. The open times are 8 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 7 pm to 9 pm on Sunday nights. (Note: We checked with Karts and they are holding Fright Night. Details have not been announced yet.)
Schmitt’s Haunted Mansion of Melville - 26 Pinclawn Road, Melville, New York
Schmitts Family Farm hosts both daytime and night time fun. Tickets are $19 for the Haunted Mansion attraction and $11 for the Haunted Corn Maze. A combo ticket for both attractions costs $30. The haunt is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 4th through November 2nd plus October 14th, 24th, 30th, and 31st. It opens at 7 pm and closes at 12 am on Friday and Saturday nights or 11 pm on Sunday nights. They are advertised as the largest haunted mansion on Long Island.
Buffalo Haunted Houses
There are so many ghosts related to the Buffalo Bills legendary defeat in four Super Bowls in a row that we wouldn’t even know where to begin here. We’re surprised there aren’t more Buffalo haunted houses but the ones below are really great attractions for you to enjoy.
FrightWorld America’s Scream Park – 2309 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda, New York 14150
Now in its 12th year Fright World has 5 haunted houses full of many demons from the unknown. The attraction is located at the corner of Sheridan Drive and Niagara Falls Blvd. Every year the haunts are updated and new ones added. The 2013 haunts updated are Grindhouse, Phobiaz, and Deathtrap with two new attractions to be announced. A ticket to get into all five attractions has a $25 price. A opening night special on the 13th is only $13. There is an onsite FrightWorld Café that was also remodeled for 2013. FrightWorld is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 13th through November 2nd. The park opens from 6:30 pm to 12 am during September and November. During October the park is open until 1 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Also during October you can visit any Thursday or Sunday night until 10 pm. Fright World is also open October 14th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. FrightWorld appear to have lots of fun and frights. The Grindhouse takes you deep into the bayou to meet the creatures inhabiting an old cabin in the muck. Phobiaz puts you face to face with your deepest fears and illusions. The Deathtrap is an underground maze and catacombs. All attractions are indoors and are not affected by rain or weather. FrightWorld is a Funtober Favorite 100 and top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs – 3757 Union Road, Cheektowagg, NY 14225
House of Horrors is a 30,000 square foot haunt attraction located in the Union Conserve Square. It is advertised as “Buffalo’s Biggest, Baddest, and Best Haunted House.” Believe the advertisement or not they do have lots of monsters running around. New for 2013 is Dark Carnival. Tickets are $23. House of Horrors is open in September on the 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. In October it is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 3rd through November 2nd plus the dates of the 14th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. The attraction starts are 6:30 pm and runs until 1 pm on Friday and Saturday or until 10 pm on all other nights. House of Horrors is a Funtober Favorite 100 and top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Final Fear, 1400 McKinley Mall, Blasdell, NY
New location and all new scary attractions for 2013. Located at the old Dicks store behind Sears. There are 5 haunted houses at Final Fear. The five attractions are Zombie Attack Kill Zone, Chaos 3D, Labyrinth II, Soul Reapers, and What Lies Beneath. Attraction is open September 27-28. Visit October 4th, 5th, or any Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night from October 10th through the 31st plus the added dates of the 29th, and 30th. It opens at 7 pm and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on all other nights. Tickets are $28. Final Fear is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Nightmares Fear Factory, 5631 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON Canada
Fear Factory is located directly across from Casino Niagara. Tickets are $13.25. Expect to get found by lots of Zombie’s at Fear Factory. This tourist attraction is open every day all year.
Screamers Haunted House, Niagara Falls Canada
Rochester Haunted Houses
The haunted houses around Rochester are filled with spirits upset that their aura has been captured by film. Now that we’ve reached the digital age, I’m guessing they are upset about their low number of youtube views.
Nightmare Manor - 3333 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Nightmare opens October 3rd. It runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 3rd through November 2nd plus October 14th. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 on Saturday nights, $18 on other nights. Attraction is a 1/4 mile walk-thru of new for 2013 scenes. Don’t miss the “Undead Zone” or “The Sinister Sewers” attractions. Get your picture taken in the scare chair.
Syracuse Haunted Houses
The ghosts around Syracuse are pretty salty old dogs. Might have something to do with the fact that the majority of salt used in the United States prior to 1900 came from Syracuse.
Cayo Industrial Horror Realm, 811 Broad St., Utica, NY 13501
Attraction theme is based on their Warehouse of Biowar, Biotech, and Revelation attractions. This is a series of walk through horror mazes that will test your sanity. Cayo is open October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 29-31, and November 1-2. Enjoy between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for a single attraction or $23 for the 3 attraction combo ticket.
Screamers Hollow, Sterling NY
CMC Haunted House, 6092 Route 31, Cicero, NY
CMC is located at the CMC Dance Company facility. They can be reached at 699-2355. For 2013 they will run the attraction on October 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th.
Typically they run from 7 pm until 10 pm.
The Last Ride, 291 Johnson Road, Hastings, NY 13131
Attraction features a Haunted Hayride and Haunted House. Tickets are $9 for the hayride and $8 for the house with a combo ticket priced at $15. They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 27th through October 27th. Doors are open from 7 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday.
The Trail of Terror, 475 Clifford Rd., Fulton, NY 13069
According to their facebook page the Trail of Terror will be open in 2013. Opening night is September 27th.
Demon Acres, Hannibal NY
Booville – 16 East Genessee St., Baldwinsville, New York
Halloween attraction with 3 haunted houses, entertainment, food, and more. Located behind the popular local Bville Diner which is open 24 hours everyday. Lots of Halloween, pumpkin, and special ceremonies. Haunted house opens October 4th weekend.
Swamp Road of Terror - 1187 County Route 37, Central Square, NY
Tickets are $10 for the haunted trail or $10 for the haunted house. Attraction is open weekends on Friday and Saturday in October. Save money and get the combo ticket.
Characters and haunt scenes are all unique.
Screamwood Forest - 360 Stewarts Corners Road, Pennellville, NY
Tickets are $7. Haunt is open October 18-19 and 25-26 this year. Hours are 7:30 pm until 11 pm.
White Plains Haunted Attractions
The Haunt at Rocky Ledge - 1446 Old Orchard Street, West Harrison (North White Plains), NY 10604
Walk through the haunted corn field at The Haunt at Rocky Ledge. It takes about 25 minutes to complete the scare with a six person group. Parking is free. There is a concession stand at the end of the attraction. If you can still eat. The attraction is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 11th through October 27th. Friday nights are open from 8 pm until 11 pm. Saturdays are open from 7 pm until 11 pm. Sundays run from 7 pm until 10 pm.
Elmira Haunted Houses
Once home to a prisoner of war camp called by its inmates Hellmira during the Civil War, it’s no wonder that there are some haunted houses in the Elmira area.
Tagsylvania - 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY 14814
The four main attractions for Tagsylvania are Zombie Hunt, Jerkus Circus, Psycho Swamp, and Lecter’s Lair. The ticket prices are $8, $8, $12, and $12 respectively. This place is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus the night of October 13th. Doors are open from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Kingsbury Cemetary Haunted House - 100 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870
Haunted Empire at Bradley Farms – 1543 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY
Check out the House of Lost Souls, Trail of Terror, The Black Hole, and Monster Paint Ball attractions for 2013. Bradley Farms will be open Friday and Saturday from October 4th through October 26th. The open hours are 7 pm until 10 pm.
The Barn of Terror - 25 Thru View Farm Road, Lake Katrine, NY
There is a haunted barn and a terrifying corn maze attraction. Admission tickets are $25. Attraction is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October. The hours are from 7 pm until around 11 pm.
Albany Haunted Houses
You knew that there were going to be a couple haunted houses in the vicinity of the capital of New York and home to the New York state legislature.
Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses - 445 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, NY
Headless Horseman has been creating nightmares for over 21 years. This is a popular attraction having been featured on the weather channel and the Today Show. Attraction has a one mile long haunted hayride, a labyrinth style corn maze, a side show, line actors, 4 food venues, 4 gift shops, and 6 amazing haunted houses. It takes between 2 to 3 hours to see all the attractions. Admission into the midway is free. The Ride and 8 Attraction Tickets are a total of $39.95. This attraction opens on September 21st and 28th. It is then open every Friday and Saturday from October 4th through November 2nd. Additional dates are October 13th, 20th, 24th, 27th, and Halloween nights. The Headless Horseman is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Funtober names Headless Horseman the #1 Haunted House in New York.
Double M Haunted Hayrides, Ballston Spa NY
Now operating for over 12 years the Double M has terrified thousands. This years attractions are the Haunted Hayride, Darkwoods Academy, Asylum, and Trick or Treat House. More than enough zombies, demented souls, and creatures to keep you awake at nights. Opening weekend is September 27th and 28th. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday night for every weekend in October. Also open most Thursday nights. Tickets are $22. There are discounts available. You must reserve a time for this attraction by calling 518-884-9122. Parking is free.
Poughkeepsie Haunted Houses
Among the hills and the Hudson River, you’ll find a number of scary creatures that have wandered north from the city and now call Poughkeepsie home during October.
Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion - 38 Sheafe Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY
The Haunted Mansion will be open September 27-28, October 4-5, 11-14, 18-20, 25-27, and 31st. Attraction is open from 7 pm to 11 pm. Ticket prices are $25. You will love this attraction which has been operating locally for over 37 years.
Terror Dome, Newburgh NY – Closed for 2013 season.
Pure Terror Screampark - Musem Village, 1010 Route 17, Monroe, NY 10950
Tickets are $28.37 to go through all three all new haunted attractions. New for 2013 is The Crypt, Phobia, and the House of Terror. Attractions are open September 27th and 28th. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 4th through November 2nd plus the 24th and Halloween night. Ticket booth opens at 6 pm. Doors close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, 10:30 pm on Sunday, or 9:30 pm other nights. Expect it to be very scary. Beyond the limits of fear. Pure Terror is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Frankenstein’s Fortress, Stanfordville NY
The Forest of Fear - 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
Screaming is only the beginning at The Forest of Fear. Attraction is new for 2013 and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 4th through the 27th. Open Saturday night until 1 am, Friday’s until midnight, and Sunday nights until 11 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
There’s lots of haunted houses in New York. So you probably don’t need to leave the state to find a good one. But if you did, you would visit one of these five options:
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