Americas Best Haunted Houses Scariest Haunted Houses 2011

Hauntworld Top 13 Haunted Houses in America 2011

Every year releases the premier list of haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, Halloween attractions, corn mazes, real haunted houses and even home haunted houses.  By doing so, has helped even the smallest home haunts become nationally recognized, allowing some to even progress into major, professional attractions. has also helped many local haunted houses receive national recognition as one of America’s best haunted houses in the nation.  Many of the best haunted houses in the World were discovered and promoted on this very list, our annual list of the best haunted houses in America.
The haunted house industry started back in the early 1970's predominantly as charity attractions.  Then later into the 1980's, they transformed into huge local screams!   With the invention of the internet and more specifically high speed internet access, haunted houses could cost-effectively showcase videos, photos, logos and more towards the worldwide promotion of their events as high end attractions, gaining the kind of national awareness that only places like Disney World or Universal Studios were able to garner prior. 

Haunted houses flourished, finding new audiences and creating worldwide identities as tourist hotspots.  Today, there are people from all over the WORLD planning Fall vacations in search of attending the best haunted house attractions in the world.  Many load up their vehicles, take off work for a week, and travel from city to city finding haunted houses throughout the nation that make their heart pound and the hair on the back of their neck rise.  They’re in search of finding that ultimate high and extreme sensation that ONLY a haunted house can create.  Hollywood can NO LONGER compete with the live experience of fear.  The debut of horror movies have moved out of October, because haunted houses get all the press and hype.  Today, haunted houses are better attracting their attention, and haunted houses are getting millions of people from around the WORLD lined up for miles to enter their favorite haunted houses.

Today’s horror fans flock to haunted houses to experience live, in-your-face thrills, suspense, screams and terror.  They seek that fear, REAL FEAR, only found in live experiences.  Haunted houses today are sophisticated with high tech special effects.  These are the same high end effects you'd find in major motion movies and multimillion dollar theme parks.   The haunted house industry is much like the movie industry, in that it creates very emotional experiences, but the difference is motion pictures are creating movie experiences; haunted houses are creating unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.  Many times the movie industry over hypes or over sells a film.  Well, haunted houses do the same.  Like the movies, haunted houses have very little time to make the public aware of the product and sell the tickets.
Today, you can find the best deals on hotels from a single website.  You can find the best prices on airfare.  From vacations to cars to shoes, you can read and write reviews about places and products you’ve experienced.  Thanks to, people who love to SCREAM now have a place to call HOME, a place to share their haunting experiences, their passions, and their love of haunted houses and all things haunted.
John Carpenter's Halloween might have started the whole craze of fearing “the boogie man” on film, but haunted houses have taken the love of fear to the next level.  This Halloween, remember what you love about Halloween and about horror movies.  Indulge in that overwhelming desire to feel real fear, and visit YOUR favorite haunted house(s) in your community, in your state, across America and around the World. will help you find the best haunted houses in America.  With your help, we will share through social media, blogs, message boards and word-of-mouth our favorite haunted houses and pronounce them as THE BEST haunted houses in America and around the World.  This year we present our 2011 list of the best haunted houses in America, best scream parks, best hayrides and best real haunted houses too.
Something new this year…You can VOTE for which haunted house YOU feel is the best in each state.  Watch their videos, view their photos, and ultimately visit the haunts.  Then, come back HERE to to VOTE for the best haunted houses in the World.  Share this page on your Facebook page or Twitter account and ask America to come to to VOTE for their favorite haunted house too.  We want to know which haunted house YOU believe to be the best haunted house in America 2011.  Visit this page all October, and come November return to to view the results.  We want YOU, our fans of FEAR, to tell America who has the best haunted house, the scariest haunted house in America!

The list doesn't end there.

The last time we checked, there are 31 night in October…Correct?

Who is brave enough to take on our list of 31 HAUNTS IN 31 NIGHTS, traveling across the country to visit the 31 best haunted houses in America? If you take on this journey, you need to contact us! If you don't find your favorite, scary haunted houses on this list, check our haunted house directory, CLICK HERE, to find the scariest haunted house in YOUR area. You can search the Hauntworld database for haunted houses, hayrides and more by city, by state, or by zip code. Now, the list continues with rankings 14-31 of the BEST haunted houses in America:
14. Haunted Hoochie & Dead Acres in Columbus, OH Ohio
15. Atrox Factory Haunted House in Birmingham, AL Alabama
16. Bayville Scream Park in Long Island, NY New York
17. Blood Manor Haunted House in New York City, NY New York
18. Haunted Overload, A New England Haunt in Lee, NH New Hampshire
19. Disturbia Haunted Attraction in Huntsville, AL Alabama
20. Field of Screams Haunted Houses in Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania
21. Terror Town Haunted Houses in Toledo, OH Ohio
22. Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA
23. Bennett’s Curse Haunted Houses in Baltimore, MD Maryland
24. Creepyworld Haunted Scream Park in St. Louis, MO Missouri
25. The Mortuary Haunted House in New Orleans, LA Louisiana
26. Jason’s Woods Haunted Attractions in Lancaster, PA
27. Pure Terror Scream Park in Orange County, NY New York
28. Haunted Schoolhouse and Lab in Akron, OH Ohio
29. The Beast and Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO Missouri
30. ScreamPark Haunted Houses in Lexington, KY Kentucky
31. Haunted Hills Estate in Pittsburgh, PA