20 Top Tier Haunts Every Horror Fan Needs To Visit

20 Top Tier Haunts Every Horror Fan Needs To Visit

Marcel Stevens

Marcel Stevens

Marcel has over 12 years in journalism who enjoys writing, jogging, reading and tennis.

As a longtime horror fan, there’s few things that excite me about spooky season as much as getting ready for haunted attractions to open their demented doors once again.


Knott’s Scary Farm (Buena Park, California)


The 13th Gate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

View this video on YouTube

Midnight Productions Inc. / Via youtube.com

Frequently listed among the best haunted attractions in the US, The 13th Gate offers a ghoulishly great time with their ultra-realistic walkthroughs across their 40,000-square-foot property, which has included meticulously detailed pirate ships, the streets of Whitechapel, underground tunnels, and a zombie-infested graveyard. While Louisiana has a rich history of true haunted locations, you can’t get closer to the real thing without risking being cursed than The 13th Gate.

You can find more information and buy tickets for The 13th Gate here.


The Official SAW Escape Experience / Escape Blair Witch (Las Vegas, Nevada)

View this video on YouTube

Lionsgate & Egan Escape Productions / Via youtube.com

With in-game actors, movie-quality sets and props, and a wonderful utilization of lore from the Saw and Blair Witch franchises, this pair of immersive escape rooms (which are open all-year-round) will make for a magnificently macabre memory for those tired of watching their wallets bleed out on the Las Vegas Strip. Having attended these events last year, I can personally attest to the impressive nature of the games (though Blair Witch is absolutely the easier of the two), and any die-hard fans of either Saw or The Blair Witch Project should add these experiences to their bucket list.

You can buy tickets for the Official SAW Escape Experience here and Escape Blair Witch here.


Legends of Horror (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Los Angeles, California)

View this video on YouTube

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group / Via youtube.com

Part of the oft-celebrated Thirteenth Floor, the world’s largest Halloween entertainment company, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has long been heralded as one of LA’s best haunted attractions, complete with Hollywood-quality sets and performances, multiple walkthrough environments, and even a “shock-tail” party with a live musical performance. Transforming their property into the town of Midnight Falls in 2022, the triumphant return of Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is one that West Coast ghouls should not miss.

You can buy tickets and learn more about Los Angeles Haunted Hayride here.


Generation Kia Presents Dark Night Halloween World: Return 2 Horror Hill (Farmingville, New York)


Hundred Acres Manor (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania)


Dark Hour Haunted House (Plano, Texas)


The Bates Motel & Haunted Attractions (Glen Mills, Pennsylvania)


The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, Ohio)


HellsGate Haunted House (Lockport, Illinois)


Fear Factory (Salt Lake City, Utah)


Netherworld Haunted House (Atlanta, Georgia)


The Darkness (St. Louis, Missouri)


Spookers (Auckland, New Zealand)


Delusion (Pomona, California)

View this video on YouTube

Thirteenth Floor / Delusion / Via youtube.com

Highlighted in the documentary Haunters for its spectacular production value and full-board commitment to immersing their guests into every experience, Delusion is far from your standard haunted attraction, as guests are invited to play a role in an interactive theatrical exhibition that will leave every visitor breathless. With a ’70s-themed cult storyline for 2022, participants get go further into this wicked story with a second-story experience that includes a dark maze, a Kool-Aid VIP Bar, and a theater playing horror classics from the decade.

Space is limited, but you can purchase tickets to Delusion and learn more about the experience here.


Field of Screams (Mountville, Pennsylvania)


Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions (Ulster Park, New York)


Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando, Florida, Los Angeles, California, Osaka, Japan, and Sentosa, Singapore)


Hempstead Haunt at Sands Point Preserve (Sands Point, New York)