Friday Funny: Get Ready To Get Your Fright On

Sometimes, a little bit of terror is a whole lot of fun.

If getting scared out of your wits is your idea of a good time, this is your time of year. Along with colder weather, shorter days, and colorful leaves, October means Halloween… and’s annual list of America’s 13 Scariest Haunted Houses.

Larry Kirchner, founder of, recently shared this year’s highly anticipated haunted Halloween roundup of the 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in the country:

haunted houses 1. Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses, Ulster Park, NY

haunted houses 2. Field Of Screams, Mountville, PA

haunted houses 3. The Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnati, OH

haunted houses 4. The 13th Gate, Baton Rouge, LA

haunted houses 5. Netherworld, Atlanta, GA

6. Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City, UT

haunted houses 7. Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory, Akron, OH

haunted houses 8. Bennett’s Curse, Baltimore, MD

9. Haunted Overload, Lee, NH

haunted houses 10. Erebus, Pontiac, MI

haunted houses11. Hell’s Gate, Lockport, IL

12. The Darkness, St. Louis, MO

haunted houses 13. Bayville Screampark, Bayville, NY

Kirchner and his staff have reviewed over 300 haunted houses. Each year after exhaustive reviews, they ask the best of the best, the scariest of the scary haunted attractions to join their list of the best haunted houses in America. produced its first top 10 scariest haunts list beginning in 2006, and have published a new list each year.

Kirchner is also president of Halloween Productions, Inc., where he has designed, fabricated, and installed custom Halloween attractions for major amusement parks worldwide for more than 25 years.


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