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America Haunts is a group of some of the most the most successful and well known Halloween Haunted Houses in the World! These Halloween attractions have been reviewed extensively and rated as excellent by scores of media sources. They are long standing events famous regionally and nationally for running safe, fun and extremely scary shows sure to terrify the most jaded horror or haunted house fan!

If you want to find a world class haunted house to explore with your friends this Halloween season these events are a must see! You will discover amazing sets, terrifying actors and special effects that will blow your mind! If you have a doubt, do the research and you will discover that this is the REAL deal! You have found the places of legend; you have found the home of MONSTERS!

So sit back, relax and explore the nightmarish world of AMERICA HAUNTS. Then go out into the night to our locations and find some of the best and most terrifying haunted attractions ever created!

About Our Events: This group of Haunted attractions has been extensively honored by their peers and media outlets every where. Most of these events at one time or another have been on Hauntworld's Top 13 Haunted Attractions list (A major haunt industry publication) and have also been featured in AOL's yearly Top Haunts list. They have been covered by many TV shows in both long form documentaries and by national media outlets, including The Travel Channel, CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

If you are looking for scary amazingly detailed cutting edge attractions to visit or a media source about Halloween and Haunted Houses you have come to the right place! Visit the scariest Halloween haunted houses in America.


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Episode# 4 Tricks Behind The Trade

Episode #3 Tricks Of The Trade

Take a look behind the scenes at Erebus in Pontiac, MI – the world’s largest haunted house between August 2005 and September 2009 – and learn about the high and low tech tricks that go into delivering high quality terror.

 

Episode #2 Tricks Of The Trade!

Time for Episode 2 of America Haunts: Tricks Behind the Trade! This time we take you through the Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, NY. SHARE IF YOU’RE ENJOYING THE VIDEOS!

Keep up with the series on our YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/americahaunts, and learn more about America Haunts at www.americahaunts.com.


America Haunts Tricks of the Trade Video Series!

You’ve been waiting for it, and now we’ve got it: New America Haunts video content in the form of an exclusive web series, America Haunts: Tricks Behind the Trade!

For the next two weeks, we will take you through five America Haunts member

attractions and show you the low and high tech tricks of the trade that go into delivering high quality terror.

Keep up with the series on our YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/americahaunts, and learn more about America Haunts at www.americahaunts.com.

America Haunts Attractions Bring Fear to Those Who Crave It!

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Whether haunted house fans seek to be a little scared or a lot scared, the members of America Haunts have just what they need to get their fear on this Halloween.

The group that delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers each Halloween season announced the launch of some of its newest attractions and the return of some old favorites for visitors of all ages.

Spookywoods (High Point, NC)—Imagine traveling at the (seemingly) speed of light through cold and darkness while suspended hundreds of feet above a mad pack of roaming killer clowns out for blood. With more than 1.5 miles of cable, the Zipline of Terror is one of the largest in the world. The brave take a leap off a 60-foot sky deck into total darkness with a glow stick and a scream.

13th Floor (Denver)—Thanks to Microsoft Kinect technology this haunt features the first animatronics that can actually interact on their own with customers. The animation’s behavior is based on the attributes of the individual and can identify the difference between a child and an adult, thus allowing it to be friendly to children and aggressive toward adult guests.

Pennhurst Asylum (Philadelphia)—Take the 20-minute Self-Guided Ghost Tour of the Mayflower Building. Armed with only a flashlight, guests are encouraged to wander the untouched dormitory where reporting and photographs of ghosts and spiritual happenings have been witnessed. At this attraction there are no actors or special effects, just the guests and their wildest imagination.

Edge of Hell (Kansas City, Mo.)—Meet Medusa, the world’s longest anaconda in captivity. This 25-foot, 300-pound snake eats a 40-pound animal about once a week (deer, rabbits and more) and can easily eat something weighing more than 100 pounds and snap people in half—if she’s in a foul mood.

Cutting Edge (Fort Worth, Texas)—See this haunted attraction attempt to retain its Guinness title as the world’s largest walk-through haunted house on October 5.

13th Gate (Baton Rouge, La)—Included among the $350,000 in renovations is a haunted house/cemetery with an underground entrance.

7 Floors of Hell (Cleveland)—From a Zombie Apocalypse to the Blood Barn to Evil Visions 3D, find a floor that isn’t frightening.

Nightmare on 13th (Salt Lake City)—Visit the new Cirque Du Fear and experience a twisted corruption of one’s innocent childhood dreams of carnivals and circuses.

Netherworld (Atlanta)—Good luck getting through the 40-foot long spinning tunnel in a single pair of underwear.

The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati)—Meet Charlie McFree, the “Mickey Mouse of Horror.”

The Scarehouse (Pittsburgh)—If you thought Charlie was bad, just wait until you meet the latest edition to the Scarehouse family, Creepo the Clown.

For more information and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, including hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

America Haunts Members Scare Up Support for Nonprofits to the Frightening Tune of Over $500,000

  • Posted : September 14th, 2012
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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For all the fear and blood curdling screams induced by America Haunts attractions, the association of elite haunted houses showed that it too has a benevolent side.

The group that delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers each Halloween season announced that it donated more than $500,000 in 2011 to nonprofits in the 20 U.S. markets where it operates. It also is already on track to hit the $750,000 mark in 2012.

“Just because our main job is to scare the pants off people doesn’t mean we don’t have a heart,” said America Haunts board member Nancy Jubie. “Creating family-oriented entertainment and giving back to our community just happen to be something we also enjoy doing. Consider us America Haunts with a heart.”

One of the more unique ways in giving back to the community comes from The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, La. The haunt has been collecting blood weekly for The Blood Center of New Orleans for more than 13 years.

Throughout the entire Halloween season, portions of Full Moon Productions in Kansas City, Mo., and The Scarehouse in Pittsburgh function as nonprofits benefitting local charities. Full Moon makes “Halloween dreams come true” through its volunteer-based attractions The Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe and Macabre Cinema. Both attractions tax status is 501 3c and all proceeds benefit The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, making it a trick and treat for all involved. In addition to the variety of events that it hosts to raise money for local nonprofits, The Scarehouse recently launched the red velvet cake-flavored “Scarehouse Shake” (with gummy eyeball), from which proceeds will benefit Make Room for Kids.

Ticket giveaways are another popular initiative. Netherworld in Atlanta donates 3,500 tickets valued at $98,000 during its annual Charity Opening Weekend. Spookywoods in Kersey Valley, N.C., gives free tickets to blood donors and honor roll students. The Bates Motel in Philadelphia also is generous, providing 500 VIP passes to various charities worth $37,500. It also hosts events for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Cutting Edge in Fort Worth, and Headless Horseman and Haunted Hayrides in Ulster Park, N.Y. are staunch supporters of men and women in uniform. Cutting Edge gives away approximately 700 tickets annually to military, police and fire department personnel. In addition to local fire and police departments, Headless Horseman counts itself among regular supporters of the American Cancer Society Relay “Bark for Life,” among other events.

In Cincinnati, The Dent Schoolhouse hosts several parades in the community throughout the year. It also hosted the first-ever Dent In Diabetes walk to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The organization’s annual Boo Fest, geared toward younger children, also benefits the JDRF.

For more information on upcoming charitable events, and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

Wanted: Brave Souls Looking For A Scare

  • Posted : August 23rd, 2012
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America Haunts Announces Attraction Openings for 2012

DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 30 most terrifying, bloodcurdling scream-inducing haunted houses and attractions of America Haunts announced the days each attraction will be opening their doors for the Halloween season. The attractions annually allure the bravest souls thanks to their dedication to providing the most safe, fun and horrifying haunted entertainment in the country.

Unbeknownst to many, each haunted house within America Haunts works year-round to continuously present their guests with a more spine chilling than the last visit. Months of preparation and a high-quality technical crew help provide thrill-seekers the Hollywood-quality scare that they are seeking.

“People from around the country wait nearly a year for the sheer terror that is the America Haunts experience,” said Ben Armstrong of America Haunts. “Each year, the America Haunts attractions create a more hair-raising experience with the use of the most talented actors, Hollywood quality makeup and spectacular special effects.”

Opening dates for 2012 are as follows:

13th Floor

Denver, CO

September 21

13th Floor

Phoenix, AZ

September 21

13th Floor

San Antonio, TX

September 21

7 Floors of Hell

Cleveland, OH

September 21

Bates Motel

Philadelphia, PA

September 28

Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe

Kansas City, MO

September 7

Creepyworld

St. Louis, MO

September 21

Cutting Edge

Fort Worth, TX

September 8

Dream Reapers

Chicago, IL

October 5

Edge of Hell Haunted House

Kansas City, KS

August 31

Erebus Haunted House

Pontiac, MI

September 21

Headless Horseman

Ulster Park, NY

September 22

House of Torment

Austin, TX

September 21

Lemp Brewery

St. Louis, MO

September 21

Macabre Cinema Haunted House

Kansas City, KS

September 7

Necropolis 13

Baton Rouge, LA

September 21

Netherworld

Atlanta, GA

September 28

Nightmare on 13th

Salt Lake City, UT

September 14

Nightmare on the Bayou

Houston, TX

September 28

Pennhurst Asylum

Philadelphia, PA

September 21

Scream Zone

San Diego, CA

September 28

Spookywoods

Greensboro Winston-Salem, NC

September 28

The 13th Gate

Baton Rouge, LA

September 21

The Asylum

Denver, CO

September 28

The Beast

Kansas City, KS

August 31

The Darkness

St. Louis, MO

September 14

The Dent Schoolhouse

Cincinnati, OH

September 14

The Haunted Hotel

San Diego, CA

September 21

The Haunted Trail

San Diego, CA

September 28

The Scare House

Pittsburgh, PA

September 21

For more information, including hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com/attractions

With 30 haunted houses and attractions across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than 1 million thrill seekers each season. America Haunts has been featured on the Travel Channel and its members recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The organization is committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. Members enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare. For more information, visit AmericaHaunts.com.

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