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slides: The Best Haunted Houses in New England

Saturday, October 13, 2012


While there are several options for Halloween fun around Central Mass, GoLocalWorcester brings you these horrifying day-trips that will leave your skin crawling. So, hop on the car and head to one of these 10 haunted houses throughout New England.

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Witch's Woods

Westford, MA

You get the full bang for your back at this terrifyingly large haunted scream park. In addition to the haunted hayride through the woods, you can enter three haunted houses if you think you can handle them. Explore Nightmare Mansion, the dark dungeon known as Castle Morbid, and the special 3D Keeper's Crypt. Also check out the Jack O'Lantern Jamboree and the Horrorwood Chamber of Chills.


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The Factory of Terror

Fall River, MA

The Factory of Terror consists of three key haunts centered around the theme of a fictional, horrifying mass murder. Bloodworth Dungeon is a factory full of rooms haunted by tormented spirits. The unique 4D blackout will have you literally crawling through the dark. Phobia Mayhem will confront and haunt you with your deepest phobias.


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USS Salem Haunted Ship

Quincy, MA

Located at the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum, the Haunted USS Salem is a truly unique experience in horror. Explore a labyrinth of terror on a real-life battleship. Plus, this in fact may be the only place on this list that is ACTUALLY haunted. It has been featured on the hit show "Ghost Hunters" and you can even go on a "ghost tour" lead by members of RTS paranormal.


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Barrett's Haunted Mansion

Abington, MA

Barrett's provides horrors you do not expect, and they plan it that way. The staff changes up the ghouls every night so you always have to be on your toes, even if you've been there multiple times. For the most daring among us, Barrett's will be holding its Blackout event on October 24th.  All light will be eliminated from the house and the ghouls and creepers will be let loose to do what they wish.


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The Dark Manor

Versailles, CT

The Dark Manor is consistently regarded as Connecticut's scariest haunted house and one of the most frightening places in New England. Two different attractions bring the chills. The Manor consists of two floors of heart-pounding shocks and special effects. The Graveyard and Haunted Village will have you screaming at ghouls and crazy chainsaw killers.


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Salem, Massachusetts

No tour through the scariest places in New England would be complete without a trip to historic Salem, Massachusetts. The site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials has multitudes of daily events going throughout October, including trolley tours of graveyards, scary storytelling, haunted cruises in Salem Sound, costume games and much more. There are plenty of family-friendly events if the kids are easily frightened.

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Haunted Labyrinth

Cranston, RI

The Haunted Labyrinth is the longest running haunted house in Rhode Island. It is horrifying to look at the bleak, damaged and mangy building from the outside, but once you get in it is even scarier. Run away from ghouls and anything else that make sneak around the corner. Go visit and see what this year's theme "the end" really means.


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New England Fearfest

Nashua, NH

Fright Kingdom has been called one of America's best haunts and is New England's largest indoor haunted attraction. Explore Vampire Castle, avoid zombies at Apocalypse Z, witness horrifying and twisted scenes in Bloodmare Manor, and witness a Carnival of Corpses in a 3D haunted house.


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Nightmare New England

Litchfield, NH

Nightmare New England is a literal amusement park of terror. Take a horrifying walks along the Merrimack River through deep, dark New Hampshire woods, or explore haunted houses, including the House of Eternal Darkness and Brigham Manor. Watch a 3D freak show or confront your common everyday fears in the form of spiders, snakes, and clowns.


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Haunted Hill

Cumberland, RI

Experience horror in the inherent chaos of the woods. And chaos is the right word. Ghouls of all kinds will be out to scare and hunt you, from killer scarecrows, to evil clowns and the most frightening characters from the movies. Many have called the scariest trail in southern New England.



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