Funtober Ranks America’s Top 100 Haunted Houses 2014

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

An all new list for 2017 is available.  Check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America.  Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?

Netherworld is one of America's top 10 haunted attractions
Netherworld – One of America’s Top 10 Haunted Attractions – photo courtesy www.flickr.com {heather paul}

What are the most popular haunted houses in the country?  Funtober ranks the top 100 for 2014 who combined have more than 4 million Facebook likes.  We use the term haunted houses loosely as many are a combination of haunted houses, haunted mazes, haunted trails, and various prisons, circuses, forests, woods, ships and more.

The most popular haunted attractions continued to be the two Universal attractions called Halloween Horror Nights and the Cutting Edge attraction in Fort Worth, Texas.  The top haunt had nearly 700,000 likes while it took over 11,600 likes to make it onto our top 100 list.

Check out our breakdown of Halloween Haunts:

1:  Our most popular 10 haunted attractions in North America (2014).
2:  Top 100 attractions (2014) broken out by each individual state.
3:  Details on the Top 10 Haunted Houses.

The Most Popular Top 10 Haunted Attractions In America

1.  Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood – Hollywood, CA – Ranked #1 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in California.  More than 694,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #1 – 2013)

2.  Halloween Horror Nights Universal Orlando – Orlando, FL – Ranked #2 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Florida.  More than 406,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #2 – 2013)

3.  Cutting Edge – Fort Worth, TX – Ranked #3 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 140,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #3 – 2013)

4.  Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens – Tampa, FL – Ranked #4 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Florida.  More than 118,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #5 – 2013)

5.  Netherworld – Atlanta, GA – Ranked #5 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Georgia.  More than 118,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #6 – 2013)

6.  Knott’s Scary Farm – Buena Park, CA – Ranked #6 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in California.  More than 118,100 likes on Facebook.

7.  13th Floor – San Antonio, TX –  Ranked #7 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 96,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #12 – 2013)

8.  The House of Torment – Austin, TX – Ranked #8 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 85,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #10 – 2013)

9.  13th Floor – Denver, CO – Ranked #9 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Colorado.  More than 83,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #13 – 2013)

10.  Fright Dome – Las Vegas, NV – Ranked #10 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Nevada.  More than 81,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #8 – 2013)

 States With Top 100 Haunted Houses

Alabama

Sloss Fright Furnace – Birmingham, AL – Ranked #36 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Alabama.  More than 33,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #29 – 2013)
Warehouse 31 – Pelham, AL – Ranked #39 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Alabama.  More than 31,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #38 – 2013)
Atrox Factory – Leeds, AL- Ranked #53 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Alabama.  More than 23,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #46- 2013)
Arx Mortis – Killen, AL – Ranked #88 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Alabama.  More than 14,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #79 – 2013)

Arizona

13th Floor – Phoenix, AZ – Ranked #13 haunted attraction  in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Arizona.  More than 74,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #18 – 2013)
Fear Farm – Phoenix, AZ – Ranked #24 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Arizona.  More than 48,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #28 – 2013)

California

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood – Hollywood, CA – Ranked #1 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in California.  More than 694,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #1 – 2013)
Knott’s Scary Farm – Buena Park, CA – Ranked #6 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in California.  More than 118,100 likes on Facebook.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – Los Angeles, CA – Ranked #43 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt California.  More than 30,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #41 – 2013)
Talladega Frights – Bakersfield, CA – Ranked #75 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in California.  More than 16,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #94 – 2013)

Colorado

13th Floor – Denver, CO – Ranked #9 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Colorado.  More than 83,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #13 – 2013)
The Asylum – Denver, CO – Ranked #42 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Colorado.  More than 30,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #55 – 2013)
Haunted Field of Screams – Thornton, CO – Ranked #58 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Colorado.  More than 21,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #64 – 2013)
The Frightmare Compound – Denver, CO – Ranked #65 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Colorado.  More than 19,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #49 – 2013)

Connecticut

Trail of Terror – Wallingford, CT – Ranked #54 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Connecticut.  More than 22,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #45 – 2013)

Delaware

Frightland – Middletown, DE – Ranked #34 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Delaware.  More than 33,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #93 – 2013)

Florida

Halloween Horror Nights Universal Orlando – Orlando, FL – Ranked #2 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Florida.  More than 406,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #2 – 2013)
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens – Tampa, FL – Ranked #4 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Florida.  More than 118,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #5 – 2013)
House of Horror – Miami, FL –  Ranked #52 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Florida.  More than 23,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #40 – 2013)

Georgia

Netherworld – Atlanta, GA – Ranked #5 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Georgia.  More than 118,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #6 – 2013)
Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse – Atlanta, GA – Ranked #50 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Georgia.  More than 24,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #43 – 2013)
Haunted Montrose – Montrose, GA – Ranked #76 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Georgia.  More than 16,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #61 – 2013)
Plantation Blood – Augusta, GA – Ranked #91 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Georgia.  More than 14,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #73 – 2013)

Idaho

Haunted Mansion of Albion – Albion, ID – Ranked #70 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Idaho.  More than 17,500 likes on Facebook.

Illinois

Statesville Haunted Prison – Crest Hill, IL – Ranked #14 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Illinois.  More than 71,200 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #16 – 2013)
Massacre – Naperville, IL – Ranked #15 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Illinois.  More than 70,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #20 – 2013
Basement of the Dead – Aurora, IL – Ranked #33 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Illinois.  More than 34,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #67 – 2013)

Indiana

Fear Fair – Seymour, IN – Ranked #67 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Indiana.  More than 18,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #74 – 2013)

Kansas

Field of Screams – Maize, KS – Ranked #92 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Kansas.  More than 13,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #85 – 2013)

Kentucky

Asylum Haunted Scream Park – Louisville, KY – Ranked #45 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Kentucky.  More than 28,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #35 – 2013)
Waverly Hills – Louisville, KY – Ranked #49 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Kentucky.  More than 27,200 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #65 – 2013)
USS Nightmare – Newport, KY – Ranked #55 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Kentucky.  More than 21, 700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #54 – 2013)
Danger Run – Louisville, KY – Ranked #99 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Kentucky.  More than 12,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #86 – 2013)

Louisiana

The 13th Gate – Baton Rouge, LA – Ranked #11 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Louisiana.  More than 81,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #11 – 2013)
House of Shock – Jefferson, LA – Ranked #83 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Louisiana.  More than 15,200 likes on Facebook.
Mortuary – New Orleans, LA – Ranked #89 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Louisiana.  More than 14,400 likes on Facebook.

Maryland

Field of Screams – Olney, MD – Ranked #37 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Maryland.  More than 32,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #81 – 2013)
Legends of the Fog – Aberdeen, MD – Ranked #71 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Maryland.  More than 17,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #63 – 2013)
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion – Abington, MD – Ranked #77 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Maryland.  More than 16,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #56 – 2013)

Massachusetts

Factory of Terror – Falls River, MA – Ranked #18 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Massachusetts.  More than 66,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #9 – 2013)

Michigan

The Haunt – Walker, MI – Ranked #30 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Michigan.  More than 37,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #25 – 2013
Niles Haunted House Scream Park – Niles, MI – Ranked #66 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Michigan.  More than 19,261 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #4 – 2013)
Erebus – Pontiac, MI – Ranked #84 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Michigan.  More than 15,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #76 – 2013)

Minnesota

 Dead End Hayride – Wyoming, MN – Ranked #26 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Minnesota.  More than 48,000 likes on Facebook.

Nebraska

Mystery Manor – Omaha, NE – Ranked #81 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Nebraska.  More than 15,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #90 – 2013)

Nevada

Fright Dome – Las Vegas, NV – Ranked #10 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Nevada.  More than 81,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #8 – 2013)

New Hampshire

Spooky World Nightmare New England – Litchfield, NH – Ranked #21 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in New Hampshire.  More than 56,300 likes on Facebook.

New York

Headless Horseman – Ulster Park, NY – Ranked #22 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 54,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #26 – 2013)
Frightworld – Buffalo, NY – Ranked #44 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 29,500 likes on Facebook. (Ranked #30 – 2013)
House of Horrors & Haunted Catacombs – Cheektowaga, NY – Ranked #46 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 28,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #36 – 2013)
Final Fear – Blasdell, NY – Ranked #48 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 27,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #31 – 2013)
Bayville Scream Park – Long Island, NY – Ranked #50 haunted attraction in the country and #5 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 25,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #58 – 2013)
Pure Terror Screampark – Monroe, NY – Ranked #51 haunted attraction in the country and #6 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 23,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #63 – 2013)
Blood Manor – New York, NY –  Ranked #59 haunted attraction in the country and #7 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 21,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #52 – 2013)
Talon Falls – Hickory, NY – Ranked #60 haunted attraction in the country and #8 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 20,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #66 – 2013)
Blackout – New York City, NY – Ranked #63 haunted attraction in the country and #9 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 19,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #78 – 2013)
Nightmare: New York – New York City, NY – Ranked #100 haunted attraction in the country and #10 Top Haunt in New York.  More than 11,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #97 – 2013)

North Carolina

Spookywoods – Archdale, NC –  Ranked #41 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in North Carolina.  More than 30,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #33 – 2013)
Woods of Terror – Greensboro, NC – Ranked #47 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in North Carolina.  More than 27,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #34 – 2013)

Ohio

The Fear Experience – Parma, OH – Ranked #12 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 75,200 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #14 – 2013)
Factory of Terror – Canton, OH – Ranked #16 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 66,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #19 – 2013)
7 Floors of Hell – Middleburg Heights, OH – Ranked #19 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 63,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #50 – 2013)
Haunted Hoochie – Pataskala, OH – Ranked #20 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 60,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #23 – 2013)
Land of Illusion – Middletown, OH – Ranked #27 haunted attraction in the country and #5 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 43,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #32 – 2013)
Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, OH – Ranked #35 haunted attraction in the country and #6 Top Haunt in Ohio.  More than 33,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #44 – 2013)

Oklahoma

The Sanctuary – Oklahoma City, OK – Ranked #64 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Oklahoma.  More than 19,600 likes on Facebook.
Hex House – Tulsa, OK – Ranked #69 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Oklahoma.  More than 18,600 likes on Facebook.
Castle of Muskogee – Muskogee, OK – Ranked #73 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Oklahoma.  More than 17,100 likes on Facebook.

Oregon

13th Door – Beaverton, OR – Ranked #93 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Oregon.  More than 13,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #82 – 2013)
House of Shadows – Gresham, OR – Ranked #95 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Oregon.  More than 12,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #84 – 2013)

Pennsylvania

The Scarehouse – Etna, PA – Ranked #17 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 66,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #17 – 2013)
Field of Screams – Mountville, PA – Ranked #29 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 42,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #27 – 2013)
Shocktoberfest – Sinking Springs, PA – Ranked #31 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 37,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #37 – 2013)
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary  – Philadelphia, PA – Ranked #32 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 36,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #42 – 2013)
Pennhurst Asylum – Spring City, PA – Ranked #56 haunted attraction in the country and #5 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 21,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #60 – 2013)
Bates Motel – Glen Mills, PA – Ranked #57 haunted attraction in the country and #6 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 21,200 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #53- 2013)
Fright Farm – Smithfield, PA – Ranked #72 haunted attraction in the country and #7 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 17,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #77 – 2013)
Jason’s Woods – Lancaster, PA – Ranked #78 haunted attraction in the country and #8 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 16,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #70 – 2013)
Demon House – Monongahela, PA – Ranked #80 haunted attraction in the country and #9 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 15,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #68 – 2013)
Hundred Acres Manor – Pittsburgh, PA – Ranked #82 haunted attraction in the country and #10 Top Haunt in Pennsylvania.  More than 15,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #91 – 2013)

Rhode Island

Field of Screams – West Greenwich, RI – Ranked #98 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Rhode Island.  More than 12,300 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #72 – 2013)

South Carolina

Scream Acres – Bishopsville, SC – Ranked #61 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in South Carolina.  More than 20,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #47 – 2013)

Tennessee

Frightmare Manor – Talbot, TN – Ranked #38 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Tennessee.  More than 31,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #48 – 2013)
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern – Chattanooga, TN – Ranked #87 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Tennessee.  More than 14,800 likes on Facebook.
Dead Man’s Farm – Lenoir City, TN – Ranked #90 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Tennessee.  More than 14,100 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #88 – 2013)

Texas

Cutting Edge – Fort Worth, TX – Ranked #3 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 140,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #3 – 2013)
13th Floor – San Antonio, TX –  Ranked #7 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 96,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #12 – 2013)
The House of Torment – Austin, TX – Ranked #8 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 85,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #10 – 2013)
Thrillvania – Terrell, TX – Ranked #25 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 48,100 likes on Facebook. (Ranked #24 – 2013)
Screamworld – Houston, TX – Ranked #28 haunted attraction in the country and #5 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 43,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #21 – 2013)
Fright Night – Corpus Christi, TX – Ranked #68 haunted attraction in the country and #6 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 18,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #59 – 2013)
Boneyard – Arlington, TX – Ranked #74 haunted attraction in the country and #7 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 16,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #75 – 2013)
6th Street Massacre – Amarillo, TX –  Ranked # 79 haunted attraction in the country and #8 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 16,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #71 – 2013)
Nightmare on the Bayou – Houston, TX – Ranked #86 haunted attraction in the country and #9 Top Haunt in Texas.  More than 14,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #57 – 2013)

Utah

Nightmare on 13th – Salt Lake City, Utah – Ranked #23 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Utah.  More than 49,800 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #22 – 2013)
Fear Factory – Salt Lake City, Utah – Ranked #40 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Utah.  More than 31,400 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #39 – 2013)
Castle of Chaos – Salt Lake City, Utah – Ranked #62 haunted attraction in the country and #3 Top Haunt in Utah.  More than 20,000 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #51 – 2013)
Strangling Brothers – Draper, Utah – Ranked #97 haunted attraction in the country and #4 Top Haunt in Utah.  More than 12,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #96 – 2013)

Virginia

Scaremare – Lynchburg, VA – Ranked #85 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Virginia.  More than 14,900 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #80 – 2013)

Wisconsin

Terror on the Fox – Green Bay, WI – Ranked #94 haunted attraction in the country and #1 Top Haunt in Wisconsin.  More than 13,200 likes on Facebook.
Burial Chamber –  Neenah, WI – Ranked #96 haunted attraction in the country and #2 Top Haunt in Wisconsin.  More than 12,700 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #98 – 2013)

Funtober 2014 Top 10 Haunted Attraction Details:

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
Once again Universal Studios runs the Halloween Horror Nights attractions now in its 15th year.  Explore some of the haunted houses and attractions in the theme park.  Tickets online for Horror Nights and park admission are as low as $69.  Don’t miss attractions Walking Dead, Evil Dead, Insidious, Black Sabbath, El Cucuy, or Universal Monsters.  Daytime park admission is separate.  Night time hours are generally 7:00 pm until 2:00 am.  Funtober names Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood the #1 Haunted House in California.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 19, 20, 26, 27
October 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30, 31
November 1, 2

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL
Universal Orlando operates their Halloween attraction for a record 28 nights in 2014.  The attraction opens on September 19th.  Ticket prices are as low as $41.99 with a day time ticket purchase or $95.99 for a single night purchase.  We recommend you explore and buy your tickets online.  Many types of park discounts are available in the area.  Don’t miss any of the 8 haunted houses including The Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead, or Resident Evil.  Funtober names Halloween Horror Nights the #1 Haunted House in Florida.
Dates Open 2014:
September 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
November 1

Cutting Edge Haunted house, 1701 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Guinness marked Cutting Edge Haunted House as the “World’s Largest Walk Through Haunted House”.  The dark attraction is filled with terrifying live characters, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters.  Tickets are $29.95.   How long does it take to go through Cutting Edge?  The answer is how fast can you run. Actually it takes about 55 minutes to go through this haunt. Cutting Edge opens for a sneak peak on August 30th.   Regualar hours the doors open at 7 pm or 8 pm and runs until 10 pm or midnight.  Check their schedule for details.  Voted one of the best attractions anywhere.  It is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.  Funtober names Cutting Edge the #1 Haunted House in Texas.
Dates Open in 2014:
August 30
September 6, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November 1, 2

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens – 3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, Florida
Another Florida theme park favorite is Busch Gardens Tampa.  They have run this Halloween event for over 14 years.  HowlOScream runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights beginning September 26th.  The times are 7:30 pm until 1 am.  Event is always a fan favorite for both locals and tourists.  Tickets start at $45 and go up to $65 based on the date.  Check their website for the full range of prices, discounts, and online options.  Busch Gardens has a full range of scream attractions including The Basement, Death Water Bayou, Circus of Superstition, Blood Asylum, Dead Fall, Zombie Mortuary, The Experiment, and Ultimate Gamble.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 26, 27
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
November 1

Netherworld Haunted House – 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross, Georgia
Netherworld in Atlanta just might be the best haunted house in Georgia if not the country.  Each year it seems to just get better with new scenes, sets, and screams.  This years theme is The Season Of The Witch in the main haunt attraction followed by the basement show SPLICED.  It takes about one hour to go through Netherworld not counting for the long wait lines. Netherworld Haunted House is open beginning the weekend of September 26th from 7 pm to 11 pm.  It runs Monday through Thursdays are from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Friday and Saturday nights the attraction runs 7 pm to midnight. Tickets are vary based on the attraction, combos, and night of the week.  Basic tickets start at $22.  Be aware of the horrific plot to punish all of mankind that went awry.  Try to survive the giant bugs, wasps, spiders, and maggots.  These places are beyond scary.  Funtober names Netherworld the #1 Haunted House in Georgia.
Dates Open 2014:
September 26, 27
October 3-31
November 1, 2, 7, 8

Knott’s Scary Farm – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California
Now part of Cedar Fair this Halloween event continues its forty year history of quality family entertainment.  The Scary Farm in the month of October generates so much activity it is responsible for nearly half the annual revenue for the whole park.  The theme is Nowhere to Hide and once you are inside the park the mazes, shows, rides, actors, and haunts really bring the scares to you.  It features 14 mazes and six Halloween shows.  It is one of the largest Halloween events in the country.  Read our article on the Funtober blog about Knott’s Scary Farm.
Dates Open 2014:
September 25, 26, 27
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
November 1

The 13th Floor – 1203 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Two haunted houses at one location and for one low price.  The 13th Floor says they are the longest and largest haunted attraction in San Antonio.  Warning the event may be too intense.  Ever wonder why the 13th floor is missing in so many buildings. The two haunts are Groudup and Dwellings of the Dead.  Tickets are $24.99.  Doors open at 7 pm.  This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 19, 20, 26, 27, 28
October 2-5, 9-12, 15-19, 21-26, 27-31
November 1, 2, 7, 8

The House of Torment – 523 Highland Mall Blvd., Austin, Texas 78152
Now with more than 10 years of haunting the House of Torment has 3 haunted attractions for the price of one.  Tickets are $28.99.  It has long been recognized as one of America’s top haunted attractions.  Featured haunted houses include Cursed, The Awakening, and The Slaughterhouse.  Most Friday and Saturday nights have music, DJ, live radio broadcast, and undead dancers. House of Torment is open more than 30 dates during September, October, and November.  Call (512) 407 9449 for details.  Generally it is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 19th.  Most Friday and Saturdays open 7 pm until midnight.  Most other dates open 7:30 until 11 pm.  House of Torment is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 19, 20, 26, 27, 28
October 3, 4, 5, 9-12, 15-19, 21-26, 27-31
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

13th Floor Haunted House – 4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
The Legendary 13th Floor Haunted House opens for the 2014 season on Friday, September 19.  Depending on the night, doors open between 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm and close between 10:30 pm and Midnight.  Please double check their website for official dates and times.  General Admission tickets start at $25 during weeknights, $27 on Friday & Sundays, and $29 on Saturdays.  Mark your calendars because they also run blackout nights on November 7th and 8th.  Expect to be terrified as your worst fears come to life in the 13th Floor.  The Asylum and 13th Floor are within a 3.5 mile area.  You can purchase combo tickets starting at $42 that will get you into all attractions for a full evening of terror.
Dates of Operation:
September 19, 20, 26, 27
October 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November 1, 2, 7, 8

Fright Dome – at Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NV
Vegas went through a period where it tried to attract families to various types of entertainment.  Circus Circus has basically a circus atmosphere complete with rides inside the actual hotel casino.  This building is huge as you might expect from a hotel with over 3700 rooms. In October, Circus Circus for the last 10 years runs Fright Dome.  The ticket price is $39.95 most nights.  Discounts and promotion tickets might be available so check their website.  There are six new haunted houses, 250,000 scare feet, premium rides, four scare zones, and live entertainment shows.   Fright Dome is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunt attraction in the country.
Dates Open 2014:
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
November 1

Some clarifications on how our list was chosen.

Hope we have all our local favorites.  Our list ranks haunts based on Facebook likes.  Some wonderful haunts are excluded because they do not have a separate Facebook page.  For example there are lots of Six Flag Fright Fests which are spectacular attractions and extremely popular.  They do not have individual pages.  Some of the Cedar Fair properties run great Halloween attractions without a separate page.

Perhaps the most popular Halloween attractions in the country are the Disney Mickey parties in Florida and California.  We also left off the new Rob Zombie attractions running in Scottsdale, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.

Haunts missing from our 2014 list.  Sadly two wonderful attractions did not make this years ‘Top 100 list.

Haunted Chicken House – Hollis, AL –
More than 11,500 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #95 – 2013)

The Beast and The Edge of Hell – Kansas City, MO –
More than 10,600 likes on Facebook.  (Ranked #100 – 2013)

Also removed from the 2013 list is Scarefest  in St. Louis, MO.  It is really two separate attractions that we combines their Facebook likes on one page.  They still are wildly popular with over 86,500 likes.

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