17 Best Haunted Houses in the US

While some people revel in the candy and the cute costumes, others just can’t celebrate Halloween without being scared out of their skin. For those who need a bit of adrenaline in their Halloween experience, these haunted houses are for you! They’ve been rated some of the best, most terrifying attractions in the United States, and will prey on every little fear you’ve ever had. Most are only open to adults, and some even insist on participants going in alone. Many of them even require a safe word.

If you thrive on fear and live to be freaked out, check these haunted house attractions out!

Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres – Pataskala, Ohio

This haunted house, which can be found in Pataskala, Ohio, is known for freaking out audiences with its on-point soundtrack, stellar actors, and envelope-pushing content. Audience members can expect to be manhandled by actors, which makes it a truly immersive experience. Expect long lines (up to two hours at peak times), but you won’t be disappointed!