My favorite time of year – fall, Halloween and Haunted Houses. Here’s your guide to what’s open in 2022 and beware, some are taking it to a whole new level of immersion. Check them out if you dare and I hope you make it out alive…
So many haunted houses…so little time
Scream LoCo, Leesburg VA
To escape the horrors of a world ravaged by a toxic post-apocalyptic wasteland, humanity sought safety underground. Facilities were built deep below the surface, away from the nightmarish hellscape of reality. But it wasn’t long before communications ceased from one of these facilities and radio silence signified that something disastrous must have occurred. Do you dare to venture into their world to uncover the mystery of what happened? Be warned: once you’re inside, no one can hear you SCREAM.
Madhaunter’s Madhouse, Purcellville, VA
Starting on October 7th and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. Also open on Halloween night so get planning! Rated as Virginia’s top haunt in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Frightfind.com so be prepared to be scared.
Haunted Nightmares, Winchester, VA
On Saturdays and Sundays during October the Haunted House opens from 1pm to 5pm with a less aggressive/intense show with fewer actors at a reduced price for a younger audience. At 6pm and all other open times the haunted house is full of live actors waiting to startle, scare and entertain you. Step inside and experience horror and discomfort like never before! Haunted Nightmares is an intense attraction that features professional sets with theatrical lighting and special effects.
Haunted Hollow VA, Warrenton VA
This haunted trail takes you in and around a haunted farm that was purchased in 1961. Strange things were happening in and around the farm that didn’t make sense, until letters and a diary of a high school student were discovered… read more here. Open Friday September 30th until Saturday October 29th.
Field of Screams, Olney, MD
Enter a horrifically terrifying world beyond imagination at the Fields of Screams in Olney, Maryland. A walk through the woods on The Haunted Trail and Trail of Terror leaves visitors scurrying away. Along their journey, guests are welcomed into thirteen haunted houses, where they might find anything from dead bodies to hillbillies and butchers. Enjoy Body Bean Bag Pumpkin Toss, Zombie Brain Smash, and other Carnival Town Games for a thrilling, competitive experience.
LEECH WOODS, Damascus, MD
According to Montgomery County historical land records, the present site of Leech Woods was originally settled by Warwick and Jeanne Leech and their six children sometime in early 1790. Having immigrated from Hungary, the family chose Damascus, Maryland based on its temperate climate and heavily wooded region which reminded them of their homeland. The Leech family store thrived as the leading local merchant of hides, furs and hunting supplies. During the disastrous Winter of 1804, the Leech family store was robbed and vandalized by unknown attackers and the body of John Leech, the youngest son, was found nailed to the back wall of the store. The remaining bodies of the family members were later found bludgeoned and bound inside of the root cellar of their homestead. No further information about the attackers or motives for the killings are known.
Markoffs Haunted Forest, Dickerson, MD
Since 1992, when the Markoff brothers started with a Haunted School Bus driven to events and festivals around DC, our haunt has provided fright fest lovers with a creative, dramatic, and – YES — terrifying haunt experience. Our creative team combines music, lights, scents, actors, make-up & prosthetics, and artistic brilliance in a series of high-tech, detailed scenes that consistently place MHF among the top haunts in the country.
Laurel’s House of Horror, Laurel, MD
Laurel’s House of Horror occupies the “Old Movie Theater”, nestled in the back corner of the Laurel Centre Mall. The movie theater was abandoned by its former occupants years ago. Having had their own paranormal experience on the property, the owners invited the Chesapeake Ghost Hunters to do an analysis of the property. During their investigation, they found that there are indeed signs of other-worldly activity at the location. The creepy, old movie theater, home now to the haunted attractions, is indeed a bona-fide haunt on its own.
Terror Manor, Norfolk, VA
Terror manor is downtown roanoke’s first ada commercial haunted house featuring 40+rooms of pure terror!