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From Haunted Houses to Zombies: The Most Frightening Scary Horror Games

Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of being scared out of your wits? Are you a fan of horror movies and looking for a new way to experience fear? Look no further. In this article, we will explore some of the most terrifying scary horror games that will leave you trembling with fear. From haunted houses to zombies, these games will push your limits and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Haunted Houses: A Classic Thrill

If you’re a fan of haunted houses, then horror games that feature eerie mansions or abandoned buildings are sure to provide an exhilarating experience. One such game that comes to mind is “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” Set in a dilapidated plantation house in rural Louisiana, this game combines atmospheric horror with intense gameplay. As you navigate through dark corridors and solve puzzles, you’ll encounter grotesque creatures and terrifying jump scares that will keep your heart pounding.

Another notable haunted house game is “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.” In this first-person survival horror game, players find themselves trapped inside an ancient castle with no memory of how they got there. With limited resources and a lurking presence that feeds on fear, this game is guaranteed to make even the bravest players feel vulnerable and terrified.

Zombies: A Never-Ending Nightmare

Zombies have been a staple in horror culture for decades, and scary horror games featuring these undead creatures are always popular among thrill-seekers. One standout title in this genre is “The Last of Us.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected humans turned into zombies, this action-adventure game blends intense combat with an emotionally gripping storyline. The realistic graphics and immersive gameplay make every encounter with the infected a heart-pounding experience.

For those seeking a more intense zombie experience, “Resident Evil 2” is a must-play. This remake of the classic survival horror game takes players back to Raccoon City, where a zombie outbreak has turned the population into flesh-eating monsters. With its atmospheric setting and relentless undead enemies, this game will keep you on your toes as you fight for survival.

Psychological Horror: A Mind-Bending Challenge

If you prefer horror games that mess with your mind, then psychological horror games are perfect for you. “Silent Hill 2” is often regarded as one of the best examples of this subgenre. As players control James Sunderland through the foggy town of Silent Hill, they unravel a deeply disturbing story filled with symbolism and psychological torment. The game’s haunting atmosphere and psychological twists will leave you questioning reality long after you’ve put down the controller.

Another mind-bending horror experience is “Layers of Fear.” In this first-person exploration game, players step into the shoes of a disturbed painter as they navigate through a constantly changing mansion. Delving into themes of madness and obsession, this game uses clever storytelling and visual trickery to create an unsettling experience that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Survival Horror: Fight or Flight

For those who enjoy intense gameplay and heart-pounding action, survival horror games provide an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other. “Outlast” is a prime example of this genre. Armed only with a camcorder, players must navigate through an abandoned psychiatric hospital filled with deranged inmates. With no means to defend yourself other than hiding or running away, every encounter becomes a tense battle for survival.

Another standout survival horror game is “Alien: Isolation.” Set fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott’s iconic film “Alien,” players assume the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she tries to survive aboard a space station infested by one relentless xenomorph. The game’s AI-driven alien enemy constantly adapts to the player’s actions, making every encounter a nerve-wracking game of cat-and-mouse.

In conclusion, if you’re a fan of being scared senseless, these scary horror games will provide an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer haunted houses, zombies, psychological torment, or survival challenges, there is a game out there that will cater to your darkest fears. So grab your controller and prepare for a night of terror as you dive into these spine-chilling virtual worlds.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.


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  • Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse

Located in Chippewa Lake 440-623-3334--> Next open 10/28/23

THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A TERRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE IN A REAL SLAUGHTER HOUSE! This Halloween season prepare yourself for a terrifying haunted house experience in a real slaughter house! Hollywood quality sets and professional actors. Over 50,000 square feet of horror awaits you in Chippew Lake, Ohio! The Karver family opened its d... Read More

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  • Nightmare @ Pioneer

Located in Chardon 440-285-0910--> Next open 10/28/23

Don't miss our Nightmare @ Pioneer!! No age restriction but use discretion for children under 12 in the haunted houses. Attractions: Undead Mini Golf Freak Show Addition, Deads End Haunt Go Karts, Zombie Shooting Range and Zombie Town USA S.A.F.E. Archery! Zombies, Ghouls, and Creepy Creatures will frighten even the bravest soul! Outdoor Scare Zones: It's Heart Poun... Read More

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  • Hudson Haunted House

Located in Hudson 330-697-1279--> Next open 10/28/23

Deep in the woods of Hudson, terrifying screams can be heard. The Hudson Jaycees are proud to present the annual Hudson Haunted House. Room after room of monsters and horrors that will shock and surprise. Winding corridors lead you down a maze of uncertainty and doom. The Hudson Haunted House is not for the timid. Can you survive the treacherous venture into "The Black Hole" or... Read More

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  • Carnival of Horrors at Stark County Fairgrounds

Located in Canton 330-576-6501--> Next open 10/28/23

Voted TOP Haunted House in the Midwest and TOP 5 in the WORLD. "Scariest Haunted House in ALL of OHIO" - Channel 5 News What are YOU afraid of?? We dare you to experience the SCARIEST, MOST HORRIFYING, UNIQUE and UTTERLY INSANE HAUNTED HOUSE IN ALL OF OHIO. Prepare to survive 4 of the scariest haunted attractions of your life! Are you afraid of clowns? You start on a h... Read More

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  • Nightmare Cleveland

Located in Cleveland (216) 377-2377--> Next open 10/28/23

Cleveland's Premiere Haunted House! From the creators of Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse, Nightmare Cleveland features High quality sets, immersive audio and horrifying characters that puts this show right on par with Universal Studios Hollywood Horror nights! We will also be open around other holidays, Friday the 13th's and a special summer event. Lasertag coming soon! Read More

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  • Brimstone Haunt

Located in Wilmington 513-409-0644--> Next open 10/28/23

Four great scares for the family and the brave! Brimstone Haunted Hayride: Brimstone Kingdom was once a beautiful and prosperous place but that was before the Curse of Brimstone Road fell upon these lands. Now monsters, evil spirits, and various other horrors have thrown our land into chaos. Hopefully all of our guests make it back in one piece; IF they make it back at all... F... Read More

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  • Dayton Scream Park

Located in Dayton 937-397-2273--> Next open 10/28/23

Dayton, Ohio's premiere scream park with four attractions! Come check out our New Compound! Trail trail sits on over 22 horror filled acres with over 25 scenes an more than 60 monsters waiting to see you as you take a half hour plus walk thru the compound, being chased by movie favorites, four wheelers, cars, an the monsters nestled within the trail.. Now featuring Texas, a new take on ... Read More

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  • Area 13 Project

Located in Oxford 513-893-5585-->

America's LARGEST haunted missile base! Come be scared while exploring one of our country's old missile bases. Read More

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  • J&J Field of Screams

Located in Shelby 419-566-3955--> Next open 10/28/23

J&J Field of Screams! North Central Ohio’s newest haunted attraction takes you on a ¼ mile hayride to the doorstep of our cemetery. Here you must exit the wagon to begin your nightmarish trek to find your way back to safety. Most of our visitors do make it back alive but for those less fortunate, sheer terror awaits. If you survive the haunted woods, a 5 acre haunted maze is what you must conque... Read More

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  • Carnage Haunted House!

Located in Columbus 614-535-8516--> Next open 10/28/23

Welcome to Columbus Ohio's newest and most entertaining Haunted Attraction. Our indoor Haunt features innovative, scary and exciting new ideas that have been brought to life! We utilize a combination of realistically details sets, lighting and special effects to create a unique new take on the traditional haunted attraction. We have the latest props and our actors are well trained in the art... Read More

  • Land of Illusion - Haunted Scream Park

Located in Middletown 513-423-9960--> Next open 10/28/23

Tired of the same old haunted house? At The Land of Illusion – Haunted Scream Park, we know how to dial up the dread. Come scream through this sprawling haunted theme park of delightful autumn fright… and bring your friends. We’re always looking for a few good ghouls! Originally known as The Middletown Haunted Trail, the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park is a one of a kind celebratio... Read More

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  • Spooky Ranch

Located in Columbia Station 440-236-5454--> Next open 10/28/23

Spooky Ranch- Cleveland’s Premier Haunted Event! Nationally ranked as one of the top haunted attraction in the country. You will scream, laugh, and be amazed! It began over 30 years ago with The "Famous Haunted Hayride", taking customers on a ride through the Forest of Fear where you experienced terror and suspense at every turn. You cannot escape the monsters, ghouls and danger lurki... Read More

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  • Lake Eerie Fearfest

Located in Sandusky 419-626-4467--> Next open 10/28/23

Experience the #1 Haunted House in Ohio Looking for the best haunted house in Ohio?! Lake EERIE Fearfest @ Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is the one haunted house in Ohio you don’t want to miss this haunted house season! Find out why Haunted Attraction Magazine ranked us the #1 Haunted House in Ohio, Forbes Magazine lists us in its Top 10 Haunted Attractions in the country, and The Sca... Read More

  • Fear Forest Haunted House and Hayride

Located in Lordstown 330-824-3141--> Next open 10/28/23

Take a ride through 68 acres of the area's most terrifying hayride and then get dropped off at the InsaneAtarium, the area's most intense haunted house in Youngstown Ohio. The Insane Atarium is a mental institution where the patients here experience the most bazaar treatments and some stay permanently due to the experiments gone completely wrong. Who knows... you might become a patient yourself!... Read More

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  • Escape from Blood Prison

Located in Mansfield 419-522-2644--> Next open 10/28/23

The United States prison system is in disarray…The worst inmates all over the United States have escaped their respective institutions looking for a new place to call home. After numerous murder sprees and in some cases “Clown Sightings” across the nation these psychopaths have found the destination they were looking for in Mansfield Ohio….The Ohio State Reformatory! Once known for filming movie... Read More

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  • Factory of Terror

Located in Canton (330) 455-3327--> Next open 10/28/23

The Factory of Terror in Canton, Ohio has won the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction in the world. The Factory is located inside an abandoned 160,000 sq. ft. aluminum foundry and features 5 full-length attractions and FIVE full themed bars: 1300 Lost Souls Asylum Industrial Nightmare Lafayette 13 Massacre on Mahoning The Abyss Read More

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  • Fortress of Fear Haunted ScreamPark

Located in Alliance 330-823-3933--> Next open 10/28/23

DON'T GO ALONE...Fortress of Fear is a Haunted Scream Park and Ohio's top rated haunted house and best haunted attraction located in the dead center of Akron, Canton and Youngstown. 2X Award Winner by Ohio Haunted Houses. Featuring 5 FREAKING attractions including enhancements to the FEAR FAIR scare zone and ZOMBIE ABOMINATION, an immersive combat between mortal and immortal fo... Read More

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  • Panic In The Pines

Located in Genoa 419-461-1298--> Next open 10/28/23

Panic in the Pines 2023 Panic in the Pines is a yearly Halloween haunt at Country Lane Tree Farm. There are 3 haunts which are all included in the price of your admission ticket. First board a wagon on the longest running, most interactive Haunted Hayride in NW Ohio. This hayride takes you deep into the dark backwoods of a 160 year old family farm. Looming Pines now grow where ... Read More

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  • Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory

Located in Akron (330) 285-7000--> Next open 10/28/23

For more than four decades, Akron’s autumn air has been swarmed with screams gushing from millions of souls brave enough to explore our seven floors of combined terror. The Haunted Schoolhouse takes you on a three-floor journey through the librarian's scariest stories. Just wait until you see what Ms. Alvah has in store for you. In the Haunted Laboratory, a team of scientists is working to conta... Read More

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Here are some of Ohio's bone-chilling haunted houses to visit this Halloween

OHIO — Ghouls, skeletons, zombies and more — Ohio has tons of haunted houses ready to give thrill seekers a fright. 

According to   thescarefactor.com , there are more than 130 haunted house entries for the state of Ohio.

Whether you want to go to a scream park or a giant prison, there's plenty to choose from this Halloween. 

And of course, there are more to visit that may not be on this list. To check what's in your area,  click here.

Southern Ohio

Brimstone haunt.

This year, Brimstone Haunt is offering six experiences for guests. Each attraction is rated from one to five skulls depending on its attraction intensity.

Let's start with the scariest attraction: Psychosis, ranked a whopping five out of five skulls. Brimstone Haunt said guests will experience "disturbing scenes of horror."

The second is Forgotten Forest, ranked four out of five skulls. Guests take a walk through the woods, and Brimstone Haunt warns they may not be the same once they escape the forest. 

The third is Zombie Assault, ranked three out of five skulls. As the name suggests, it's an apocalypse with a disease spreading all over the globe. 

The fourth is Haunted Hayride, ranked two out of five skulls. Visitors will take a ride in the fields where "many horrors have been reported."

The last two are both ranked one out of five skulls: Dead Shot Paintball, which allows guests to take their aim at zombies, and Cranium Crusher, in which guests have to use hammers to crush brains back into the zombies. 

Tickets : (They are $5 cheaper when purchased online)

Haunted Hayride: $20 (online)

Forgotten Forest: $18 (online)

Psychosis!: $11 (online)

Dead Shot Paintball: $11

Zombie Assault: $7

Cranium Crusher: $5

Combo Ticket for Haunted Hayride, Forgotten Forest and Psychosis: $32

Fast pass combo: $52

Location: 525 Brimstone Rd. Wilmington, Ohio

Days of operation: It will open starting Sept. 15, and will be open every Friday and Saturday throughout September and October.

Land of Illusion Scream Park

Land of Illusion offers six different attractions for guests to fulfill their adrenaline rush: Phobia, Temple of Terror, Killer Klowns, Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate, Middletown Haunted Trail and Dysphoria. There's also a slew of live shows and events Land of Illusion will be hosting throughout the fall, including Ghost Busters Live! on Sept. 30.

Friday or Saturday general admission: $50

General admission plus the fast pass: $75

Friday or Saturday pass for one attraction: $20

Days of operation:  Friday and Saturday nights starting Sept. 8.

Location: 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, Ohio

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall

This attraction has been around since 1990 and has added more attractions ever since. This year, the haunt is offering 20 scenes that will include never-before-seen attractions, but will also include the classics, such as Dracula and Hellavator. 

Tickets : $12 per guest, but a $2 discount is applied if a canned good is donated. Fast passes are available for $18. Cash only. Guests can also get $4 off on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, or they can get $6 by bringing a canned good. 

Days of operation : Opens Sept. 29 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28.

Location : 7700 Steward Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio

The Dent School House

This isn't your average school house. The Dent School House is known for its local legend, garnering national attention by guests far and wide. It has also been featured in publications like USA Today and the Travel Channel, being named one of the most haunted attractions in the nation.

The building was once Dent Public School, and lore says it closed after many children went missing between 1942 and 1955. The story says parents stormed the building in anger, and found the children dead in the basement. The janitor was to blame. While there are no records to back this up, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported the school, along with one another, closed in 1949 and the students were moved to another school. 

Tickets : There are several different ticket options for each attraction and show it offers. Click here for more information and availability.

Days of operation: Opens Sept. 15 and runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It'll also be open Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31. It offers ghost tours on Wednesdays.

Location: 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Central Ohio

The ohio state reformatory.

This haunted attraction has quite the backstory. The Ohio State Reformatory was in operation from 1896 to 1990, when it was ordered to close down stemming from prisoners’ class action lawsuit, stating the prison was overcrowded and inmates were housed in inhumane conditions. The prison has witnessed hundreds of deaths, and a riot that involved the death of two prison guards. 

It's also been an attraction for Hollywood, having once been a backdrop for movies like Shawshank Redemption. When it's not offering tours or putting on an event in honor of Shawshank, it transforms into a haunted house filled with zombies, witches and a screaming queen.

Tickets : General Admission is $35 and the Ultra Lightning Pass is $75. 

Days of operation : Sept. 29 through Oct. 29 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

Location : 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, Ohio

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Carnage Haunted House

This immersive attraction uses lighting and special effects to make monsters come to life. It features two haunted houses — The Bayou, which features an ancient voodoo priestess that plagues a swamp full of cursed creatures, and the other is The Entity, an abandoned hospital wrecked with carnage. 

Tickets : $25 for general admission. Fast passes are $35. They're also offering Immediate Access Admission, which costs $65.

Days of operation: Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 15. It'll also be open Thursday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 29.

Location: 3770 Refugee Rd., Columbus, Ohio

Dead Acres (Haunted Hoochie)

Dead Acres has been spreading fear for two decades in Columbus. However, the history of the place goes back 50 years, when it once offered hayrides. 

This attraction is not for the easily frightened. Using sensory-overload and monsters that are beyond the mind's imagination, this place is where nightmares thrive.

Tickets : $30 for general admission, $50 for a speed pass. 

Days of operation: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 14. 

Location: 13861 Broad St., Pataskala, Ohio

Fear Columbus Haunted House

Previously dubbed the 13th Floor Columbus, it offers multiple attractions for guests to experience. There are two main attractions: The Summoning Animal Instinct and Aftermath: The Final Stand. 

Tickets : There are no door sales this year.

General Admission Presale: $19

Fast Pass Presale: $29.99

Immediate Access Presale: $39.99.

Ticket prices are subject to change. 

Days of operation: Open starting Sept. 15 on every Friday and Saturday night until Nov. 4. There will also be additional days, including Oct. 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31. 

Location: 2605 Northland Plaza Dr., Columbus, Ohio

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Dayton Scream Park

This year, the park turns 21, and it's going all out. The haunt said it'll have all new scenes, props, monsters and a new compound. To be put simply, "it ain't no walk in the park," organizers said. 

Tickets:  $20 on Fridays and $25 on Saturdays. VIP options will be available. 

Days of operation: Will be open on Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 8. 

Location:  4040 Wright Way Rd. Dayton, Ohio 45424

Northern Ohio

Haunted schoolhouse & laboratory.

This year marks 50 seasons of fear for the Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory. The two haunted houses are at the same location, giving double the scare factor. Guests will face Ms. Alvah, a not-so-average librarian, who manages to turn students into the terrifying tales within the books on the shelves. They will also meet Dr. Guggenheim, a deranged doctor who knows how to manipulate genes. 

Online general admission: $30

Online Fastpass is $42

For "peak nights," listed on the schedule, GA tickets are $35 and the online Fastpass is $47.

For those who are purchasing tickets on the day of the event, $2 will be added. 

Days of operation : Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 23. The haunted attraction won't be open on Sept. 24, but it will be open for Halloween. 

Location : 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron, Ohio

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Fear Forest Haunted House & Hayride

This haunted hayride and house offers four attractions: Insane-a-tarium, Psycho Path, Haunted Hayride and the Forbidden Cornfield. Guests will have their choice of going through a one-mile long hayride full of nightmares, a mental institution with bizarre treatments, a house full of guts and gore, or a walk where guests may come face-to-face with "the crazies."

Tickets : $12 for the hayride only, and $30 for all attractions. Fast passes are also available. 

Days of operation : Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Friday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 29. 

Location : 6878 Tod Ave., Lordstown, Ohio

Factory of Terror

This haunted house is among the largest in the world, as documented by the Guinness World Records three times. It has over five attractions: 1,300 Lost Souls, Industrial Nightmare, Lafayette 13, Massacre on Mahoning and The Abyss. 

Fridays and Saturdays are $32 on site and $30 online.

Peak nights (identified by its calendar) are $37 on site and $35 online.

Sundays are $27 on site and $25 online.

There are also passes for kids and fast passes available. 

Days of operation : Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 23. It won't be open on Sept. 24. 

Location : 4125 Mahoning Rd., Canton, Ohio

Carnival of Horrors at Blossom Music Center

For those who are deathly afraid of clowns, this may or may not be the haunted attraction for you. This attraction offers guests four options: an abandoned fun house, a trail of terror, the insane asylum and a “freakshow,” a 3-D experience sure to give guests a fright.

Tickets : General admission at the door is $25. It’s $24 if purchased online. There’s also a fast pass and group pass options. 

Days of operation : Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 29. 

Location : 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


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13 Must-See Ohio Haunted Houses in 2023

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If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 128 spooky haunts listed in OHIO , including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!

13. Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus – Waynesfield, OH

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Hammer Brother’s Haunted Circus offers an indoor haunted house, an outdoor haunted cornfield, and a zombie paintball wagon ride. They also offer a touch pass to make things more extreme.

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12. Haunted Hoorah – Marion, OH

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Haunted Hoorah is a uniquely interactive, military/sci-fi-themed haunted attraction where YOU become part of the story! Comply or DIE starting September 15th!

To read more about the experience, check out Team Teachers of Terror ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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11. Brimstone Haunt – Wilmington, OH

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Brimstone Haunt contains multiple haunted attractions on the same property as the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Haunt seekers can visit the Haunted Hayride, the Forgotten Forest, Psychosis, the Zombie Midway, and more!

To read more about this haunted attraction, check out Team Enchanted Seance ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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10. Wells Township Haunted House – Brilliant, OH

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Wells Township Haunted House is a high-energy, intense, live-action haunted house where they can touch you! This old-school-style show spans over 10,000 square feet through multiple levels of an old, haunted building. The doors open September 22nd.

To read more about the experience, check out Team Houdini ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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9. Ghoul Brothers – Akron, OH

Ghoul Brothers

Ghoul Brother’s House of Horrors is a mind-blowing, horror-dripping haunted house attraction.

To read more about this haunted experience, check out Team Cleaverland ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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8. Land of Illusion – Middletown, OH

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Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park is an entire night of fright! With 6 haunted attractions, live performances, bonfires, food, bars, and more, this truly is a haunted themed park!

For more information, check out our 2022 review HERE .

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7. Akron Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory – Akron, OH

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The Legendary Akron Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory opens September 23rd to celebrate their 50th consecutive season of screams at the same location! The Schoolhouse and Lab take place in separate buildings on the same property.

For more information about the experience, check out Team Jefferson Starship ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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6. Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror – Springfield, OH

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Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror will start booking guests on September 15th. This attraction was rated #1 in Ohio by The Scare Factor in 2022. The hotel is also one of the scariest haunts in Ohio. They offer an optional touch pass for a hands-on experience. Are you ready to face your fears?

Read about Team Enchanted Seance ‘s extreme experience in their 2022 review HERE .

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5. Factory of Terror – Canton, OH

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The Factory of Terror is one of the largest indoor haunted houses in the world! They offer five haunted attractions, multiple bars, a large gift shop, and more! Prepare for a night full of frights beginning September 23rd.

To read more about this terrifying experience, check out Team Jefferson Starship ‘s 2023 review HERE .

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4. Blood Prison – Mansfield, OH

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Blood Prison is a downright scary haunted house attraction inside the real and haunted Ohio State Reformatory. Their 2023 season begins September 29th.

To read more about this haunted house experience, check out Team Cleaverland ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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3. Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres – Pataskala, OH

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The Haunted Hoochie is billed as the world’s most extreme haunted attraction. It is not suited for anyone, and you may need therapy after visiting as it is an all-out assault on your mind and senses. The Hoochie is always a highly-rated haunt, and for good reason. You will see many things here you won’t see at another haunt. The beatings begin September 15th.

To read more about this crazy experience, check out Team Teachers of Terror ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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2. The Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, OH

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The Dent Schoolhouse is Cincinnati’s go-to spot for getting scared! The schoolhouse is continuously ranked one of the best haunts in the country. Rumor has it the school’s janitor murdered some students. Are you brave enough to see if those rumors are true?

To read more about the haunting experience, check out Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 review HERE .

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1. Fear Columbus – Columbus, OH

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Fear Columbus is Ohio’s Ultimate haunted house! This is a must-see haunt with multiple immersive attractions under one roof, a soundtrack to die for, endless scares, a large gift shop, and more! Opening night is September 15th.

To read more about the scary experience, check out Team Teachers of Terror ‘s 2022 review HERE .

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There's an old saying that Ohio is the heart of it all.

Turns out it is a tell-tale heart.

It seems when it comes to lovers of demented clowns, monsters, witches and goblins, Ohio leads the nation in Halloween haunts and attractions.

A recent survey of haunts nationwide by The Scare Factor − an Indiana-based haunted house enthusiast group whose members go out and find and rate such attractions all across the country − found that Ohio has more than anyone else.

Tyler and Nora Proffet said they scour the internet and — along with some help of fellow haunt enthusiasts and even owners of haunted houses and attractions — compile a list of what's available to visit in each state.

These destinations can be as elaborate as the Halloween events at Kings Island and Cedar Point with their multiple haunts to over-the-top neighborhood displays like the Haunt on Williams Street in Conneaut.

And when the last ghoul was counted, Tyler said, Ohio topped the nation with 130 haunted destinations, followed by California's 123 and Pennsylvania's 102.

Tyler said Ohio has become a tourist destination for Halloween enthusiasts looking for high-quality scares.

Why are there so many haunted houses in Ohio?

Ohio has a rich history of haunted houses.

Some of the longest continuously running haunts in the country are located in the state.

The venerable Akron Haunted Schoolhouse is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and not far away the Hudson Haunted House has been raising money for the Jaycees there for some 53 odd years.

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Tyler Proffet said the Midwest has always had a love affair with haunted houses and Ohio has led the pack.

"Ohio just really has a really strong Halloween culture," he said. "Haunted houses are just wildly loved in the Midwest."

And this proliferation of early such haunts in Ohio ultimately led to more and more enthusiasts getting the bug and opening their haunts.

What are the best haunted houses in Ohio?

Everyone has their preferences when it comes to what makes a great haunted house.

But Tyler Proffet said his team of 70 or so enthusiasts who go out and review haunts all over the country have some things that they look for when picking the best ones.

They assign a number grade for everything from the quality and quantity of the actors to special effects to the level of suspense to the scare factor.

Tyler said they even factor in other things like entertainment value and customer service.

Here are the Top 10 haunts in Ohio as ranked by The Scare Factor.

  • Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror in Springfield
  • Fear Columbus .
  • Carnage Haunted House in Columbus
  • Factory of Terror in Canton
  • Blood Prison in Mansfield
  • The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati
  • Wells Township Haunted House in Brilliant
  • The Haunted Hoochie in Pataskala
  • The Haunted Hydro in Freemont
  • Akron Haunted Schoolhouse

What's new at Ohio haunted houses?

The dynamic pricing that started a few years ago is continuing and spreading to haunts across the state.

The busier the night and the closer to Halloween you get, the prices at many haunts are more expensive. A number of haunts are either requiring or encouraging advance reservations.

Another growing trend in Ohio is to add things to keep the customer entertained not only inside of the haunt but afterward too.

Tyler said more and more haunts are adding everything from bars to food trucks to escape rooms.

"Guests are looking for more things to do at a haunt for an entire night," he said.

More: When is Halloween 2023, and how long has the holiday been celebrated? You'll be surprised.

Like other businesses, Ohio's haunted houses are having to get a bit more creative when it comes to staffing the needed ghosts and goblins.

Tyler said more and more haunts are adding mechanical and animated scares to fill the void left by fewer available workers.

This can be hit and miss, he said, as these scares have be positioned just right to elicit a good scream.

Many haunts have also reconfigured their layouts so actors can jump out from as many as four different hidden spots to scare guests to fill the void left by fewer workers.

Tyler said haunts are also turning to hi-tech gadgetry like lighting and sounds to amp up the creep factor.

A new twist this year that seems to be a growing trend, he said, is the addition of video screen effects and even projection mapping inside of haunts.

But at the end of day, Tyler said, the best scares are the old fashion ones offered by live actors jumping out from the darkness − preferably armed with a chain saw.

"You always have to have a human element in the haunt," he said. "You have to have live actors."

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Statehouse Haunted Tours

The much-loved Statehouse Haunted Tours return! You'll get the chance to tour dark chambers and hallways of the Statehouse and hear spooky tales of Ohio's past, guided by lanterns.

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Tours are scheduled for Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21 at the state capitol.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $15 for adults and $7 for students between the ages of 12-17. Tickets must be pre-ordered for the evening.

Tickets can be bought online , in-person at the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse or over the phone by calling 614-728-9234.

ALL HALLOWS' EVE LLC, Williamsburg: More info

This 19th Century Village includes a haunted trail, ax-throwing bars and more. Eat, drink, shop and play games while you wait for your turn on the haunted trail — one of the most terrifying and immersive haunted attractions in the region. The trail is for adults only and visitors under the age of 16 are not recommended.


With a slight chill in the air and the wind rustling the autumn leaves, the faint sound of carnival music grows evermore present. Where there was once nothing, now there stands a carnival filled with the most unusual of acts. This haunt in Pike County is open every Friday and Saturday starting Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. until midnight.

BLOOD PRISON: Mansfield, Ohio: More info Escape From Blood Prison offers the only haunted hellscape in a real prison at The Ohio State Reformatory. In this unsettling space where paranormal activity abounds, hear the ear-splitting wail of the warden’s widow. Encounter the frightening phantasms of maniacal inmates and deformed guards in the world’s largest free-standing steel cell block.

BRIMSTONE HAUNT, Wilmington: More info The attraction offers four frighteningly fun adventures suitable for all family members who enjoy thrills and a "Boo" or two. Brimstone Haunt runs Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 15 through Oct. 28. Located at 525 Brimstone Road, the haunted attractions are minutes from Cincinnati and Dayton. DAYTON SCREAM PARK: Dayton, Ohio: More info Dayton's premier scream park now has four attractions. The Scream Park sits on over 22 horror-filled acres with over 30 scenes and more than 60 live monsters waiting to see you as you take an hourlong walk through the woods being chased by movie favorites, four-wheelers, cars and the monsters nestled within the trail.

DENT SCHOOL HOUSE, Cincinnati: More info

The Dent Schoolhouse is open for the season, and this year, they're offering something new: The Monster Midway. It's a bonus experience for guests with axe throwing, mini escape games, photo opportunities and more. Access is included with admission. On Thursdays and Sundays, it will be open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. On Fridays, it will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. and on Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

HAUNTED HOOCHIE: Pataskala, Ohio: More info It's one of America's most extreme haunted houses. Organizers say Dead Acres is a full sensory assault — taking you by the throat and dragging you down the rabbit hole and into the realm of a heart-pounding, in-your-face horror show, performed nightly right before your very eyes.

HAUNTED TOWN: Lafayette, Ohio: More info Haunted Town Hall is a two-story indoor haunted attraction. It has been remodeled to bring you more and new surprises. "The mayor will be looking for you around every corner," organizers say. It's open every Friday and Saturday through starting Sept. 16 through Oct. 28, from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT KINGS ISLAND, Mason: More info Kings Island's Halloween Haunt is back this year. The amusement park will be transformed into a haunted experience, complete with six bone-chilling haunted mazes, four scare zones, three sinister live shows and some of the most hair-raising night rides on the planet.


The haunt runs from Sept. 22 through Oct. 28. And this year, they're adding even more spooky experiences.

One of the newest attractions is a haunted maze.

"The Department of Alien Research has been secretly cross-breeding two aggressive life forms. Their goal: to develop a biological weapon in the event of future warfare. When civilians are invited to tour the research compound, something goes terribly wrong. The only way to exit the compound is to move forward, but are they being followed? And where are those new life forms," the description reads on the website.

Another new scare zone combines a haunted village with supernatural creatures.

Tickets start at $44.99.

Haunted Woods Presented by WJAA: Williamsburg, Ohio: More info Begin with a wagon ride into the woods. Unload from the wagon and walk the eerie trail through the woods, where you will encounter creatures and buildings that you will navigate through. At any given time, you will encounter more than 100 actors in the woods, ranging from killer clowns, zombies, classic American horror characters, chainsaw-wielding psychos, evil spirits, serial killers, cult members, deranged carnies and many more.

LAND OF ILLUSION, Middletown: More info This award-winning haunt promises live spooks, lunatics, and chainsaw-wielding madmen guarantee a different fright each night. Originally known as The Middletown Haunted Trail, the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park is a one-of-a-kind celebration of terror – featuring four fear-filled, bone-chilling, blood-curdling, mind-blowing, haunted attractions, including the haunted hospital.

LEWISBURG HAUNTED CAVE, Lewisburg: More info

An Ohio cave holds the world record for the longest walk-through horror house, delivering true nightmares below ground. The Lewisburg Haunted Cave has been named one of the best-haunted attractions in the nation, housing ghouls and terrors as well as 30,000 live bats. Located about 30 miles west of Dayton, the haunted attraction is widely touted as one of the best in the state — if not the nation. A walk through the haunt will take you 80 feet below ground.

MOUNT HEALTHY HAUNTED Hall, Cincinnati: More info The Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall got its start in 1990, with only the main building featuring scenes. Since then, the Haunted Hall has expanded to include not only the house but also four tents, backyard areas and one giant vortex. The Haunted Hall typically has a number of classic favorites, such as Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Zombies. This year, the Haunted Hall features more than 20 scenes with several new scenes In addition, there will be old favorites returning, including the Hellavator, Dracula, and the Bate's Motel. The 2023 Haunted Hall opens Sept. 29 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28.

THE FINAL RESTING PLACE HAUNTED JUNKYARD : More info This haunted junkyard in Sabina, Ohio, has plenty of new additions for the 2023 scare season. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight, starting Sept. 29.

TWISTED TRAILS, Wilmington: More info Part wagon ride, part walking trail. Entirely frightening. This haunted attraction is located about 45 miles northeast of Cincinnati, open on Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 starting at 7 p.m.

USS NIGHTMARE, Newport: More info

The USS Nightmare is ready to open for the haunting season. The haunted steamboat will be open through Nov. 4.

The show expands to a Thursday through Sunday schedule this year, with office hours from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The USS Nightmare will also be open for Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Visitors will experience a dark, intense 30-minute tour covering the boat’s two decks. The tour will show glimpses of the dangerous river life while also digging deeper into the personal life turmoil of the boat’s Captain Mitchell. Visitors can imagine the sights, the sounds and the smells on a boat that housed 66 inhabitants for weeks on end. Journey into the inner sanctum of the massive steamboat and see how Captain Mitchell, his family and his crew interacted daily.

The USS Nightmare is docked on the Newport waterfront near the intersection of Riverboat Row and Columbia Street in front of Newport on the Levee. Visit any of the downtown riverfronts, and it’s hard to miss the smashed wreckage of the historic steamboat dredge. Free parking is available in front of the boat, with additional pay parking available nearby.



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Escape From Blood Prison in Mansfield Ohio site of one of the single most famous Prisons in Hollywood History ( Ohio State Reformatory) famous of the film "The Shawshank Redemption".  Now its one of the biggest scariest haunted houses in America.  Read about Escape from Blood Prison! 

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CINCINNATI — Haunted houses are one of the best parts of October. The Tri-State is home to haunted hayrides, schoolhouses, ships and more that are sure to garner screams and send bone-chilling shivers down your spine.

With plenty of Google reviewers saying how scary these attractions are, here are the Top 9 haunted attractions you should check out (if you dare) this spooky season:

USS Nightmare

The USS Nightmare lets those who dare step upon the William S. Mitchell for chills, thrills and scares. The attractions offer two decks of horror and more than 30 minutes of scares with each tour. Around 15% of the USS Nightmare's attendees "jump ship" and don't make it to the end.

The haunted ship offers multiple different types of excursions, including the Captain's Extreme Tour where cast and crew can touch you, separate you from your group and more.

Click here for more information about the USS Nightmare's tours and ticket prices.

Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park

Making people scream for more than 25 years, Land of Illusion's Haunted Scream Park is open every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The scream park has eight different attractions, including Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate, Killer Klowns Haunted Maze and Middletown Haunted Trail.

General admission to the scream park, which grants access to every attraction, is $55 online, and $80 if you'd like a fast pass. If guests want to only experience one attraction, they can purchase a $25 pass. Tickets can be purchased here.

Twisted Trails Haunted Attraction

Located at Kirkwood Camp & Adventure Park, Twisted Trails Haunted Attraction takes guests through spine-tingling upper and lower trails. Guests can also explore Muck Manor, play glow-in-the-dark mini golf and more.

General admission into the attraction is $23, admission while a fast pass is $33. Groups of 10 or more enter for $15 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

Horror House

Giving guests an apocalypse-themed haunt experience, Horror House is located in West Harrison in Southeast Indiana. According to the haunted house's website, Horror House, and it's accompanying Horror Hike, are "full scare" attractions. Guests can expect to experience blood, guts, possible touching from actors and more.

The haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets costs $20, and fast passes are $30. You can purchase tickets here.

Dent Schoolhouse

Ranked one of the best haunted houses in the country, The Dent Schoolhouse is guaranteed to make you scream. An old schoolhouse, the lore is that a janitor killed dozens of children at the school, and now he haunts the schoolhouse's halls. Other than the haunted house, there's also Monster Midway , mini axe throwing and more at the Dent Schoolhouse.

The Dent Schoolhouse is open Thursdays through Sundays. Ticket prices range, and there are fast pass and front-of-line options. Click here for more info.

Sandyland Acres

Celebrating 18 years of horror, Sandyland Acres ' Haunted Hayride is sure to ramp up your heart rate. During the hayride, attendees can expect creatures and figures hidden among the crops, including zombies, backwoodsmen, clowns and even familiar faces from classic horror movies. There's also a haunted barn that thrill-seekers can journey into.

For those interested, tickets, which are cash only, are $20 for the hayride, $15 for the haunted barn or $30 for both.

Kings Island's Halloween Haunt

Kings Island's Halloween Haunt has multiple different attractions around the park, including scare zones, mazes, shows and event amusement rides turned into scary adventures. The haunted attractions runs Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays, and it begins at 6 p.m. and runs until midnight.

Tickets are $44.99 online and $99 at the gate. You can purchase online tickets here.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall allows those who dare to venture into its more than 20 scare scenes. The haunted house, which first opened in 1990, runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests can enjoy the house's horror depths from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-9 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission for the haunted attraction is cash only and $12, and if you bring a canned good donation you'll get $2 off your ticket. You can also purchase a fast pass for $18.

All Hallow's Eve Terror Town

Set in the 19th century, All Hallows' Eve's Terror Town combines a haunted Old West Town with a horror-filled trail. For those brave enough to walk the trail, they'll encounter a cult that was run out of the town by witches.

Terror Town also offers a more horrifying, enhanced horror experience. Those wanting to test their nerves can purchase a gold or red band. Gold bands offer an elevated experience to guests of all ages, and they can expect to be covered in dirt, blood and more without any physical contact from actors. Red bracelets are for guests 18 and older, and those guests can expect to be touched by actors, leave drenched in blood, locked in an asylum cell or buried alive.

Tickets for Terror Town range from $25 to $35 before tax and can be purchased here.

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