Top 13 most scary U.S. haunted attractions

Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:40pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - If a terrifying rollercoaster or scary movie doesn't get you screaming, try one of the growing numbers of haunted attractions emerging across the United States this Halloween.

Hauntworld Magazine ( has come up with a list of the 13 most scary haunted attractions in the United States, each of which cost up to $1 million to build and use trained actors and the latest technology to terrify people.

Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. 13th Gate Haunted House, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rated as the best haunted house in America two years due to its detail. Journey through 13 indoor and outdoor themes to face your nightmare, be it crawling through a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark tunnels or standing on a rickety bridge over live snakes. (

2. Netherworld Haunted House, Atlanta, Georgia

Netherworld is one of the few haunted houses that dedicate an army of monsters to scare patrons while they wait in line and hundreds more waiting for you to enter the door. In two haunts, Blood Night and Zombie Rampage, you escape tree demons, vampires, and eyeless blood drinking hemophores. (

3. The Beast, Kansas City, Missouri

One of the biggest indoor haunted attractions, The Beast spans five floors. Set up in 1991, Kansas City's most elaborate haunted house has a werewolf forest, streets of Jack the Ripper's London and the swamp. (   Continued...