Newark NJ Haunted Houses for Halloween

Newark “haunted houses near me” are some of the largest and best in the United States.  Expect a great night out with your spouse, date, or friends.  Enjoy and scream as you are terrified at these haunted attractions.  For the price of a movie ticket you can be part of the action as you come face to face with terror.  Most use animatronics, great props, Hollywood sets, and actors with makeup beyond belief.  You will be frightened.  Find all the haunted houses, trails, corn mazes, hayrides, and Halloween fun attractions in the Newark area including the cities of Rockaway, Brooklyn, New York City, and East Brunswick.

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Newark is a transportation mecca, home to one of the biggest airports and container shipping facilities in the United States. The constant movement of objects in and out of the area means that more than one ghost has accidentally been deposited in the vicinity of Newark. And here are a few of the haunted houses that they frequent.

13th Hour - Wharton, NJ
The 13th Hour haunted house opens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights beginning in October.  New cleaning and safety measures in place.  They have an interesting story about the family of Haydens.  The people who investigated the interior of the farmhouse—residents, journalists, passers-by, media—spoke of sickening discoveries: utter squalor; human feces; bloodstained floors, walls, and ceiling; battered, rusty cages that might have been used for ghastly experiments; moldy food; dirty threadbare clothes; discolored drug bottles with unreadable labels—a real-life nightmare beyond human comprehension. A horrendous scene, a disturbingly baffling story through and through, permeated that farmhouse.

Brighton Asylum - Passaic, NJ
Expecting a great season beginning in early October.  The asylum is an interactive indoor haunted house with actors, Hollywood quality sets, special effects and much more in their 13,000 square foot scare attraction. It is a warehouse located in an industrial complex. It has both basic and combo tickets available. It opens at 8:00 pm. Note this place has more events that run throughout the year. Check out their package for monthly activities. Open most Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.  They also host full contact, blackout, and zombie hunt nights.  Brighton Asylum has over 36000 Facebook likes.  You can choose to wear a special illuminated necklace which will subject you to a full contact extreme haunted experience.

Brookdale Haunted Theater - Lincroft, NJ
Please check with the Performing Arts Center on schedule changes given the virus concerns.  The Haunted Theater is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights the last three weekends in October. Celebrating 16 years of scares, Brookdale Performing Arts Center’s Haunted Theater is locally regarded as one of the scariest and most immersive Halloween attractions in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  This indoor, self-guided walk-through haunted house maze – which is designed, built and operated by more than a 100 Brookdale students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members – features themed mazes, pitch black zones, and special effects, all contained within the walls of the Performing Arts Center.  This haunt runs rain or shine, including an indoor queue line.  Experience zombies, witches, sadistic clowns, dangerous inmates, psychotic doctors, and other horrific creatures that inhabit this twisted dream world of hidden bunkers, abandoned hospitals, eerie woodlands, and other frightening zones of terror on this 20-minute walk-through maze.

Casola Farms Haunted Attractions - Marlboro, NJ
The Haunted Hayride of Terror operates 4 attractions plus a Halloween gift store and food concession.  It runs from 7 pm to 11 pm or 10 pm on Sundays. It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights beginning in late September  through October.  You can enter a single attraction, the Haunted Hayride of Terror or all four attractions for a combo ticket. The attractions are The Living Maze, Haunted Wooded Trail, 3D Haunted Barn, and The Hayride of Terror. They also have a separate Zombie Paintball ticket.

Fear the Farm Haunted Orchards - Hillsdale, NJ
Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farm hosts Fear the Farm.  This annual attraction is closed this fall given the current virus concerns.  Featuring a hayride and a bone chilling series of haunted adventures filled with ghouls, ghosts and all kinds of scary creatures… you will be transported deep into the orchard to visit the forgotten graveyard nestled within the apple trees.

Frighfest at Schaefers Farm - Flemington, NJ
Back again starting in late September.  Frightfest is 45 minutes of fright covering 200 acres on Schaefers Farm. As you go through their four attractions you will ride, walk, and run for your life. The attractions are the Hair Raising Hayride, Trails of Terror, Massacre Maize, and The Carnival of Chaos. Frightfest is open every Friday, Saturday, and most Sundays plus additional dates (see web page). It opens at 7 pm and runs until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9 pm on Sunday.

HallowFest at Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, NJ
Thrills By Day and Frights by Night!  Grab your family and friends from late September to Halloween Day to experience all of your favorite Six Flags Great Adventure rides and attractions, some family-friendly spooktacular shows and fall decorations. Thrills by Day runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After that? Don’t be fooled by the friendly faces you’ll see during the day – the demonic zombies take over as soon as the sun goes down. Ghouls will sneak up behind you as you walk the midways, the coasters are scarier in the pitch dark…don’t forget the haunted mazes!  HallowFest is included in the season pass/membership.

Haunted Red Mill - Clinton, NJ
This is the 30th annual Haunted Red Mill.  They are open the last three Friday and Saturday night weekends in October.  Tickets are $30.  They are also open for a non scary kids event the last three Thursday nights.  They feature a haunted hayride, maze, terror trail, and mill. Start your adventure by entering the labyrinth not knowing what awaits you in each new room, disturbing Creatures of The Night and terror will emerge from every dark corner.  Finding your way through will determine if you can continue. If you make it out, you will exit into the darkness and start your journey on to the Terror Trail deep in the woods.  The Terror Trail is known to allow more bodies in than it allows out.  Leaving the trail is not the end of you fright, you will be tested to see what you learned in the school house maze. Hayrides are usually fun, ours fright filled, no happy pumpkins, oh no, just more Creatures of The Night rising from the river through the fog. The hayride lets you off at the River Maze where you will wade through the swamp and confront the creatures face to face.  At last you will enter the Haunted Red Mill and it’s spooky corridors, protected by ghouls, zombies and mutants. Run screaming out of the Mill to live another day and share the adventures of how you were able to survive the Creatures Of The Night!

House of Horrors Haunted Asylum - East Brunswick, NJ
Advertised as a “House of Horror” The Haunted Asylum is put on by the Middlesex County 4 H Teen Council. They run Friday and Saturday nights starting in October.  Open from 7 pm to 11 pm. Tickets available for the haunted house or the hayride.

Jefferson Township Haunted House - Lake Hopatcong, NJ
An annual community haunted house that has run for over 30 years.  However given the current virus situation they will not open this fall.  They hope to see everyone in 2021.

Scary Rotten Farms - Brick Township, NJ
Three amazing haunts named Blackened the Plague, Twisted Tales, and Chaotic Carnival of Chaos will entertain you every Friday and Saturday nights beginning in late September through Halloween.  Also added nights on Thursday and Sundays in October and more added nights Halloween week.  Ticket prices for each attraction are $18 or they have a combo for $40.

The Hayride of Horrors - Hackettstown, NJ

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