Hauntworld has released not only the top 10 scariest haunted houses, but those that also have the best actors – those creatures, zombies and monsters that can make you scream unrelentlessly. These actors are so good, you may even wet your pants or run for your life. Halloween is just around the corner, so hurry and make your plans.
1. Netherworld Haunted House – Atlanta, Georgia
Not only are there hundreds of actors in the haunted house, they also roam the parking lot. Deemed to have the best actors in America, Netherworld not only has wild actors, but also an “over the top make up department.”
2. House of Torment Haunted House – Austin, Texas
This haunted house has its own brand of icon characters with custom costumes. Word is the actors scare some so badly that they refuse to attend a haunted house ever again. House of Torment started in a backyard and is now housed in a multi-level 20,000 square-foot facility in Austin’s Highland Mall.
3. The 13th Gate/Necropolis - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
With superb makeup artist, icon characters, theatrical costumes and custom molded masks, this is a very unique haunted house. Because of its 13 different themes, 13th Gate produces a wide array of different style actors.
4. Thrillvania Haunted House Park – Dallas, Texas
For over twenty years, a group of faithful actors have returned to Verdun Manor, making Thrillvania's actors one of the oldest actor troupes in American.
5. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, New York
This Haunted house has its own year round costume department, featuring some of the best costumes in America. The Headless Horseman is obviously its best and most notorious haunt actor.
6. The Asylum Haunted House – Denver, Colorado
Horror monsters and unique costumes has built the reputation of The Asylum as “stopping at nothing towards making their guests have nightmares!”
7. Erebus 4 Story Haunted House in Pontiac, Michigan
With a “hands on” approach to frightening, Erebus actors and animations are permitted to touch the victims as they journey through the house.
8. The Darkness Haunted House - St. Louis, Missouri
Another house that has operated for twenty years, The Darkness also has some actors that have returned each year to haunt their victims. The staff has faith in its awesome costumes to bring out the ultimate screams from its customers.
9. 13th Floor Haunted Houses - Phoenix, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas; and Denver, Colorado
Proud of its “fear factor”, the 13th Floor strives to make its haunts "ROCK" in all three locations. It trains its actors year round.
10. The Haunt House - Dallas, Texas
This haunted house is operated by actors who were with another local haunted house. Haunt House owners are living out their dreams of making people scream at their own haunt now.
If you can’t travel to one of the top 10 haunts, then check out what’s available in your city or one that’s nearby. Hauntworld’s web site helps you locate haunted houses by state or zip code, and also provides links to locate pumpkin patches and the 2013 “Biggest and Scaries Haunted Screamparks.”
Remember, if you don’t go a haunted house on Halloween, who knows – the goblins may come after you!
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