As Halloween approaches nearly every city plays host to a series of haunted houses. But how spooky are they really? These attractions are often staged in abandoned buildings or constructed in parking lots and many feel haphazard at best. Although most of these haunted attractions offer generic scares, there are a few standouts that offer a different twist on Halloween haunted-house entertainment.
These creepy haunts are a cut above the rest and have their own twist on some favorite scares. If you’re going to a haunted attraction, make sure one of these seven scares end up on your final destination.
1. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you’re looking for a haunted house with a real fear factor, head to Pennsylvania. Once a fully operational prison, the Eastern State Penitentiary is home to one of the largest and scariest Halloween attractions in the country. If the location itself isn’t enough to give you the creeps, they have recently added a feature where you can experience the horror on an interactive level. Guests are given an optional waiver to sign when entering the Penitentiary that allows actors to touch you.