New York City Haunted Houses

New York is one of the oldest large cities in America, and the ghosts from New Amsterdam and the Revolutionary War come out to play with the yuppies of Wall Street each Halloween, fitting in with everyone in costume as they walk the world once again. Luckily most of them are contained in these haunted houses, but if you see any convincing ghosts knocking at your door begging for treats, make sure to run fast!

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Blood Manor - New York, NY
Opening night is October 5th.  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.  All new entrance and scenes for shorter lines.  It takes about 25 minutes and $35 plus service charge to go through Blood Manor. When done why not dine at Hannibal’s Kitchen. Open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights plus some other dates. It is open 7:30 pm until 2:00 am or 1:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Check their webpage for other opening and closing dates. Some new attractions include The Crypt, Thunderdome, The Wake, Mayhem, Maggot Invasion, and Hannibal’s Hell. Blood Manor has over 24000 Facebook likes.

Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion - Poughkeepsie, NY
Opening night is September 29th.  Attraction is open from 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9:30 pm on other nights. Ticket prices are $28 online. You will love this attraction which has been operating locally for over 41 years. They feature the Haunted Mansion, Fright Trail, and London After Midnight. All for the one ticket price. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.  Check webpage for kid’s nights and events.

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge - North White Plains, NY
This haunt opens their season on October 5th.  Two haunted houses, a wooded trail, and walk through the haunted corn field at The Haunt at Rocky Ledge. It takes about 25 minutes to complete the cornfield 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 runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.  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.

This Is Real Nightmare Killers - Cold Spring, NY
So here is what we are up to. We were unable to secure a space in NYC to do our planned new haunted house called “I Can’t See”. Instead of skipping a year and doing nothing, we’ve decided to experiment with this new form we were trying to create – a completely blindfolded haunted house – instead. So we have cooked up a very intimate experience outside of the city in Cold Spring, NY, riffing on the “This is Real” milieu of experiences that feel real. We are calling it “This is Real: Horror Stories” and it will last about 30 minutes and you will be blindfolded and you will have to use your other 4 senses while being told a horror story. This is not a haunted house. It is not a walk through. You will be manipulated and controlled when to move. You will be in the dark. You will be scared. You will enjoy it. When its over. Check their web page for new location and driving instructions.  Get tickets now: www.thisisreal.nyc   

Find other fun things to do in New York in October:

Buffalo Haunts
Syracuse Haunts
New York State Haunted Houses
Oktoberfest in New York
New York Festivals
New York Corn Mazes
New York Ghost Tours
New York Pumpkin Patches

Check out the TOP 100 HAUNTED HOUSES FOR HALLOWEEN 2018 and 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?

You may also be interested in our article on Haunted Houses and Horror Movies | History of Fear.

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