San Francisco haunted houses are some of the largest in the United States. Expect a great scary night out with your spouse, date, or friends. Enjoy being terrified at these haunted attractions. For the price of a Giants ticket you can be part of the action as you come face to face with terror. Most use animatronics, great props, Hollywood sets, and live actors with makeup beyond belief. You will be frightened. Find all the haunted houses, trails, corn mazes, hayrides, and Halloween fun attractions in the San Francisco area including the cities of San Leandro, Santa Clara, San Jose, Vallejo, and Pleasanton.Last Major Update:
Blind Scream - Rohnert Partk, CA
Opens October 12th for scary fun. Blind Scream operates at the Sonoma Mountain Village. It runs starting at 7:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. This years attractions include walk through outdoor mazes Blackout, and the all new attractions Uncle Chuckle’s 3D Mad House, plus the new haunted house Slaughter Shack. Check webpage for additional dates. It runs Thursday through Sunday in October.
Cursi House of Screams - Concord, CA
Open October 26th, 26th, and 31st. The Cursi House of Screams haunted house has been scaring people two decades and we’ve enjoyed it as much as you. The haunted house is run by family and friends. We do not have a cover charge but appreciate donations or assistance to help continue this tradition. This is their final year.
Dead Time Dreams - Santa Clara County, CA
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning September 28, 2018. Tickets are available for Dead Time Dreams. It features the twisted maze Meat Factory and the zombie apocalypse haunt The Church. There is also a midway of terror wait area with freaks, creatures and shows each night. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Doors close 11:00 pm weekdays and 12:00 am weekends. They have free parking. Also open some added dates Halloween week. No longer do you stand waiting in line, now you have a whole Midway of Terror to entertain you even before entering the two attractions. This year, the experience will be a whole detailed pre-show that gets the mood or was it blood flowing, even before you go facing the dark passageways of horrors. See the Freaks and Creatures that have never been seen before, special nightly shows that are different happenings each night, The Midway of Terror is a dark and intense experience which is better than most haunted attractions you will have ever experienced before!
Deathworkz - Modesto, CA
The new theme is Welcome To The Crate. Experience screams, tears, and fear during their 4 nights of fright beginning late October. They might not open in 2018. Keep checking their facebook page or web page.
Fox Hollow - Sunnyvale, CA
Over the years we have grown bit by bit and they expanded from one yard to two, creating a path that winds through two yards with many experiences including the original cemetery (evolved), pirate grotto, swamp, haunted forest, mad science lab and spider lair. Every year some things change and some stay the same. The haunt has gotten bigger, smaller and then bigger again. It is always an adventure to create this haunt along with our friends who volunteer to build and act in the haunt. We invite you to come enjoy our haunt with us!
Great America’s Halloween Haunt - Santa Clara, CA
Halloween Haunt opens September 21st. The amusement park Great America operates a Halloween haunt on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The haunt runs from 7 pm to midnight. The regular park is open Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 am to 5:30 pm. There are several days and nights that are family friendly including Snoopy’s Trick or Treating. Check website advance ticket prices.
Haunted House of Moss Beach - Moss Beach, CA
House of Blackbeard - Lafayette, CA
Appears this attraction has closed. Noted writer, director, and producer David Scott Harris brings the House of Blackbeard Haunted House to Lafayette, California. Now in its 10 th year Blackbeard is a modern high startle attraction. Doors are open from 7 pm to 10 pm. Location is now at 980 Janet Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549.
Pirates of Emerson - Pleasanton, CA
The season begins October 5th. Located at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pirates of Emerson is a full entertainment complex. It has run for 26 years and now features 6 haunt attractions plus the Dark Gauntlet for the one low price. Included is live music, dancing, and entry into Pirates of Emerson, Laboragory, Holiday Horror, The Hackshack, and Dark Gauntlet. The times are 7:05 pm to 11 pm most nights. Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October plus some added dates. Check web page for details.
Winchester Mystery House Fright Nights - San Jose, CA
The Halloween Candlelight Tour begins on September 14th for 26 nights in September and October. An all new presentation in 2018 features 13 Doors as a maze through this ancient house. Roam the halls and take the tour. Get your tickets early as they are likely to sell out.
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