5 Wickedly Haunted HousesReady for a walk on the wild, bone-chilling, dark side this Halloween season?  Here you’ll find no child’s play, no goblins and no treats – just horror. 5 of the most wickedly extreme haunted attractions one IN and four others around North Delaware…Enter if you DARE.

1. Bates Motel | Glen Mills, PA

Bates Motel is conveniently located just a hop, skip and a jump over the North Delaware border in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, – a 200-year-old forest with overgrown trees, blanketing you in darkness even with a full moon a burst – this haunt takes the horror experience to an extreme level. Known most for The Haunted Hayride – “a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert” according to BatesMotel.com. This is America’s Most Horrifying Motel. The Bates Motel has been consistently ranked one of the top attractions in America by CNN.com, USA Today and the Travel Channel.  Rated #1 by Hauntworld magazine’s list of the best places in the country that’ll certainly spook you. Rated #1 in the WORLD by Nster.com as the “The Scariest Tourist Attractions in the World”  Nster.com says, “The realistic nature of this attraction is astonishing, and the Bates Motel will not leave you indifferent.”

Open thru Sunday, November 3rd. Prices range from $15-$75 (VIP -no wait-Pass). All this spook, right in your back yard. For more info, visit Bates Motel.

2. Pennhurst Asylum | Spring City, PA

Pennhurst Asylum - Philadelphia Haunted HousesPennhurst Asylum, located 40 miles north of the Delaware border in northwest Philadelphia, is a 105-year-old abandoned mental institute – a hospital themed walk thru attraction featuring many items and artifacts that were part of the original State School. Located on the upper floors of the old Administration building, which dates to 1908, this attraction features a combination of high tech animatronics, digital sound and motivated actors, as well as fine detail and realism. Ghost hunters are especially interested in this site. It has been featured on “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Hunters.” The Dungeon of Lost Souls features a labyrinth of old cells, drafty halls and a series of human experiments that have gone horribly wrong. The Tunnel Terror attraction takes you through a 900 foot long concrete gauntlet underneath the grounds of the old State School, first named Pennhurst Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic. Rated #2 by Hauntworld magazine’s list of the best places in the country that’ll certainly spook you.

Open thru Sunday, November 3rd. Prices range from $15 – $75(VIP pass). The fear is real. For more info, visit Pennhurst Asylum.

3. Nightmare’s Haunted House | Delmar, DE

Nightmares Haunted House - Delmar DelawareNightmare’s Haunted House has been scaring the people of the Eastern Shore for over 13 years for a cause! Head south to Sussex County for the longest, multi-level haunt on the Eastern Shore featuring the one and only BUTCHER!  Almost 1/2 a mile long and multiple levels of scary stuff! Operated strictly as a non-Profit organization. Raised funds go to help the American Cancer Society,  Boys and Girls Club of Western Sussex, Delmar Fire Dept and Sussex Tech ROTC. NHH has also started doing canned food donations to help out the Feed-A-Friend organization. Bring a canned food item and receive a discount at the door!  Rain or Shine. Come for 13 nights of terror.

Open thru Saturday, November 2nd. Price $13(recommended donation). For more info, visit Nightmare’s Haunted House.

4. Frightland | Middletown, DE

frightland-middletown-delawareFrightland, located in the heart of New Castle County, is the Delaware’s largest complex known as the Disney World of Haunt. Located on 1300 acres bordering the C&D Canal located on Route 13 with eight terrifying indoor and outdoor attractions including a haunted attic, zombie prison, horror hayride, outdoor walk-through haunted cemetery, house of fear, Old West zombie ghost town, haunted barn and haunted manor house. Frightland is known for having everything for your haunting pleasure. Voted top 10 haunted house by the Travel Channel and recognized as Forbes 2013 “10 Great Halloween Haunted House Attractions Across The U.S.” A portion of Frightland ticket proceeds and 100% of the parking fees benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware.

Open thru Saturday, November 2nd. Prices range from $25 – $50(VIP Pass). Ready for the fright of your life? For more info, visit Frightland.

5. Jason’s Woods | Lancaster, PA

keep calm I'm coming soon - JasonswoodsJason’s Woods, located just 40 miles northwest of Wilmington in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is celebrating their 28th year with ALL-NEW Attractions, awe inspiring special effects and amazing animation. Prepare yourself for the NEW Chamber of Horrors as well as the return of the horrible villains from your childhood on the re-designed Horrifying Hayride. With the return of JW’s Signature Grand Theatre Experience, 3-D Pirates Revenge and the notorious Carnival of Fear the Biggest just got Bigger. IF you’re doing Halloween, do it Right at Jason’s Woods! Jason’s Woods proudly received an “outstanding service and dedication” award presented by the International Association of Haunted Attractions in 2009.  This respected organization recognized Jason’s Woods’ contribution in the 26 year evolution of Haunted Houses. Jason’s Woods has been instrumental in growing the industry into the extensive Haunted Attractions that we enjoy today.  In 2011, Jason’s Woods received the rating of 5+ out of 5 SCARES from the Haunt Rater crew!

Open thru Sunday, November 3rd. Prices range from $25 – $60(VIP Combo pass). What are you waiting for…..? For more info, visit Jason’s Woods.



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