In 2017 there will be no shortage of haunted houses in Alabama around Halloween. Y’all definitely do the South proud. Funtober lists all the haunted attractions including commercial haunted hayrides, corn mazes, walking trails, scream parks and more. Alabama has lots of zombies, clowns, freaks, Jason’s, and demons roaming the countryside or staying at houses.
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Funtober searched the state for the dates and location of Halloween attractions to include in this 2017 directory of Alabama haunted houses. Twenty different options were located near Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Auburn. Check out our Guide to America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses (with videos).
What Scares You? Halloween Haunts in Alabama 2017
Arx Mortis - Killen, AL
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.
Atrox Factory - Leeds, AL
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 features celebrities from the most popular horror movie and TV shows. 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. Parking is free.
Columbia Manor - Columbia, AL
Tickets take you back in time. Attraction features former residents and popular friends who have returned from the afterlife. Concessions available so enjoy. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Darkwood Farms Walking Dead Maze - Arab, AL
I would consider Darkwood Farms a locals maze in Alabama. The attraction has both a haunted house and trail for the one low price. 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. It opens at 7:30 pm and runs until finished. Discounts available for donated canned food items.
Evil House of Horrors - Trenton, AL
The Valley 2 Volunteer Fire Department has put on a local haunted house for 15 years in Trenton, Alabama. They are renovating the former haunted house.
Greenville Haunted Firehouse - Greenville, AL
Serving the community for over 10 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 is open each Friday and Saturday from late September. Open nightly from 7pm to 11pm.
Haunted Hollow - Valley, AL
It features three haunts named The Village of the Dead, Finn’s, and Spinal Tap. We have not seen recent information about their 2016 haunted attractions.
Haunted House of Horrors - Courtland, AL
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. Doors open at 6pm and close when the last guest is gone. You will meet the undead, walking dead, and zombie actors. They also feature a Zombie Paintball Shoot. All ages welcome however parents need to realize this is an extremely scary attraction. Parking is free. Generally open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in October.
Haunted Lester Hospital - Lester, AL
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.
Haunted Trails of Terror - Pisqah, AL
Keep on the lookout for Jason, Freddy, Leatherface as you experience the Haunted Trails of Terror. Caution: this attraction did not open last year and we have not seen an update for this year.
Hollis Haunted Chicken House - Heflin, AL
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 Haunted Walking Trail. 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. Open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm – 12am.
Insanitarium - Pinson, AL
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 ($15) 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 plus a few Sundays. 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.
Magnolia Corn Maze - Summerdale, AL
This is a complete farm attraction that features Zombie Paintball and Fields of Terror attractions on Friday and Saturday nights. During daylight they have an two 8 acre corn mazes, hayrides, corn cannons, a petting zoo, pony rides, pig races. and a hay jump. Also they feature a birthday pavilion, campfire sites, bazooka ball, a playground, races, and lots of fun. The haunt attractions are open from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Mountain Creek Trail of Fear - Verbena, AL
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.
Mr. Macabre’s Hallowe’en Celebrations - Northport, AL
Popes Haunted Farm - Salem, AL
Celebrate 24 years of scary fun at Pope’s Farm in 2016. Attractions features their original haunted hayride plus the haunted barn and haunted forest. They have added a new $15 Zombie Paintball attraction. This year all the attractions have been re-worked to provide a whole new experience. See more special effects, animatronics, live actors, and special sounds than ever before. Their high scare walk through will amaze. They are open from 7:30 pm until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights or 10 pm on Thursday. It is safe to say that something is out there but you probably do not want to know what it is.
Sloss Fright Furnace - Birmingham, AL
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 September 30th 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. 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. 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)
Spook Trail Maze of Monsters & Mahyem - Quinton, AL
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 $15 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. It opens at dark and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Terrortorium - Oxford, AL
The attractions features Terrortorium and The Haunted Castle Dark Ride. Buy the combo package. Enjoy 16 nights of frights on weekends. Doors open at 7 pm.
Twysted Souls Quarantine - Dozier, AL
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. One low price 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.
Warehouse 31 - Pelham, AL
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 30th. Gates are open 6:30 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday and until 11 pm on other nights. Another one of the new fun houses in Alabama. Save money and buy your tickets online. Secured parking on Friday and Saturday night. Free parking is available.
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.
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