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2016 Top Ten List of America's Best Haunted Houses

The scariest houses from experienced fright judges at America's Best Haunts


October 10, 2016

Photo courtesy The House of Torment in Austin, TX

The calendar has made its ceremonial flip to October and that means fear seekers are descending upon haunted houses all across America.

Each Halloween season, thousands of professional haunted house attractions gear up to deliver the latest and greatest in live horror entertainment. But this year, only 10 of them hit all the marks delivering thrilling entertainment worthy of being included on's list of "America's Best Haunts."

Curious to know where the nation's most feared haunted houses rank?, the nation's leading authority on haunted attractions, is pleased to unveil its 2016 list of America's Best Haunts. Each one of the haunted houses in America's Best Haunts showcases the very best in special effects, the most chilling and hair-raising themes, the most innovative design and the best overall scare factor. Every year haunted houses advance with changes in technology and special effects. America's Best Haunts are at the forefront of these advancements, while at the same time combining them with their advanced understanding of the psychology of fear.

The 2016 Winners of the "America's Best Haunts" title are:

1. 13th Floor Haunted House

Location (multiple): Denver, CO - San Antonio, TX - Phoenix, AZ - Chicago, IL


2. House of Torment

Location (multiple): Austin, TX - Chicago, IL


3. Netherworld Haunted House

Location: Atlanta, GA


4. The Asylum Haunted House

Location: Denver, CO


5. Haunted Overload

Location: Lee, NH


6. Terror on the Fox

Location: Green Bay, WI


7. Fear Farm and Phoenix Haunted Hayride

Location: Phoenix, AZ


8. Terror Behind the Walls

Location: Philadelphia, PA


9. The Darkness

Location: Saint Louis, MO

Photo courtesy of 13th Floor Haunted House


10. Edge of Hell

Location: Kansas City, MO



Now in its tenth year,'s list of America's Best Haunts was created in 2006 to become the premier source for valuable, credible information and rankings of the haunted house industry. The 2016 list was selected by a panel of judges with over 100 years of combined haunted-attractions industry experience.

For complete list of the winners and further information please visit:


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