13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants

Have plans for Halloween? Love to be scared, scare someone else or delight in watching others wet themselves in fright?

If so, this is the post for you. Compiled here are the 13 best American haunted houses, and each has its own specialties in gore and fear. These 13 are sure to terrify even the most seasoned haunted house goer. So, if you’ve got a plight for fright, check out one or more of these locations to ensure a positively hair-raising October.

This list is composed of a number of attractions ranging from professional haunted houses to hayrides to a steamboat. Yes, a steamboat. But each one is unique and offers something for anyone who is looking for a good scare. Counting backwards, let's start with number 13.

13. Haunted Overload - Exeter, New Hampshire

The number 13 haunted house is a haunted house that rivals any professional haunted house out there. The elaboration in detail is said to be uncanny and really gives this place a worthy reputation, not to mention the fact that half the proceeds are donated to help the animals of the New Hampshire SPCA. Expect a lot of chainsaws, lots of actors in costumes and fog that makes it virtually impossible to see what's gonna get you next. (Halloween)

12. USS Nightmare - Newport, Kentucky

Following the story of an ill-fated crew of sailors, this haunted house is set upon a real river steamboat. Every quarter in the ship has its own haunted scene whether you are in the captain's quarters, the mess hall or what appears to be a room full of torture devices. Be prepared for a lot of scary looking baby dolls strewn about the boat as well. Even more frightening than the decorations is the knowledge that once you enter this boat, you've only have two ways out...the entrance plank or the icy ocean. (Halloween)

11. Asylum & Hotel Fear - Las Vegas, Nevada

Next up is a haunted house with an equally odd location: semi-truck trailers. Being that space is scarce and expensive in Las Vegas, the owners of this haunted house resorted to taking old semi-trucks and turning them into haunted houses. An interesting and ingenious use of resources I'd say! There are two different attractions: the Asylum and Hotel Fear. Both of which get the terrifying job done. The main component working well here is the compact space, which makes house goers uneasy and anxious with the knowledge that someone or something may be very, very close. (Halloween)

10. Seven Floors of Hell - Cleveland, Ohio

Coming in at number 10 is the Seven Floors of Hell. The name alone will send shivers up your spine, yeah? The structure is massive and actually includes, as the name suggests, seven different haunted houses. It is said to be the longest linear walkthrough of any haunted house. With a 1 million dollar budget, you can bet this haunted house is going to be fancy. The seven haunted houses have, among others, a haunted cemetery, Cellblock 13 (full of dead inmates), the bloody Butchers Block, and, of course, a haunted circus. So you're pretty much going to get every scary thing ever in this one place. Enjoy! (Halloween)

Oct 29, 2007
by jesus (not verified)

This sucks

This sucks

Oct 31, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Nightmare in NYC

I wasn't that impressed with Nightmare in NYC. Since it was in NYC, space was very limited. I poked one the actors in the eye. A couple of the 'rooms' were unique, and were definitely poking at 'personal fears'. However, it could've been done a 'bit more'. Anywho, I'l pay up to $25 to see this. Not the $40, or so, that it costs around halloween.

Nov 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


those are fake haunted houses

Nov 6, 2007
by bad ass (not verified)

haunted hoochie

wow the Hoochie is a great haunt..I was scared shitless the whole way thru.
My favorite part was the suicide and the demon birth. I can't wait til next year.

Dec 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

these are all fake this

these are all fake this bites

Mar 5, 2008
by Anonymous


wow, i would be joyed to pee my pants in horror of this thing, it feels good lol but really it does

Mar 15, 2008
by Anonymous

you guys are

you guys are sooooooooooooooooooo disgusted how can you guys put those videos there come on

May 1, 2008
by Anonymous


man them pics up there are about the crasisiest pics i have seen on huanted house website. they really would make someone wet their pants. wwwooowww.

Jun 11, 2008
by Anonymous


whatever you can tell that these are so fake,I like REAL stuff im gettin out this crap

Jun 30, 2008
by Anonymous

Hell House

This haunted house was so scary, that I almost wet my pants when I first walked into it, it scared me so bad that the hairs on the back of my neck stood straight up. I thought that I couldn't get scared that bad but I guess I can!

Jul 31, 2008
by Anonymous


ive been to frightdome so many times it made me laugh when the people jumped down from the roof on bunjee cords.

Sep 8, 2008
by Anonymous



Sep 23, 2008
by Anonymous


I live in Michigan, never been to Erebus but to the people saying Realm of Darkness is better, are you on crack?
We waited outside in the rain for 2 hours to get into Realm of Darkness, we paid about 20 bucks and it was supposed to be an hour long thing. We went through three really boring rooms, the actors were barely in character. Then we get to pick from three doors. We picked a door that led us into the parking lot!!!!! On the way out one of the idiot kids I was with unscrewed a light bulb, and a maintenance guy rounded the corner and yelled at us! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY we were only in there for 15 minutes and we pick the wrong door and we are out? Lame.

Oct 1, 2008
by Anonymous

Bonnie Screams Haunted Ghost Town

Making its debut in 2008 is BONNIE SCREAMS HAUNTED GHOST TOWN! Located at a REAL ghost town at RED ROCK CANYON, in the darkest parts of Las Vegas, Bonnie Screams is as real as it gets! (Just ask the monsters and ghouls roaming Town Square).

Documentation of the horrifying events that have taken place in the towns’ darkest parts are scattered at best, since few have made it out alive. But what has been recorded, makes ones blood curl. Be prepared to run and scream as the towns’ creepy residents leap from their dark corner dwellings, and desperately try to make you one of their own.

No dome or trailer haunt can even come close to this. Finally, a national level haunted event in Las Vegas!

To check it out, go to www.hysteriacity.com.

Oct 9, 2008
by Anonymous


i never been 2 any uf these but there probly n0t scary but i think that the baby d0ll 1 iz pr0bly scary i d0nt lyke baby dollz s0 i wood pr0bly b kinda scared!!!


Oct 11, 2008
by Anonymous


People get entirely too excited over someone else's opinion of what's good and what isn't. Didn't anyone learn as a child that everyone is entitled to their own thoughts? Everyone has a different scare level.

Anywho, kudos on adding Shocktoberfest. I don't scare easily, but it's definitely one of the best ones I've been to in my area.

And for those of you who live in the Bucks area, NEVER go to Scare Brothers. 25 bucks a person to walk around in darkness full of nothing then some random extreme strobelights that make you feel like you're having a bad trip. XD

Oct 14, 2008
by Anonymous

face it

...unless you'd pay $25 for something dirty stinkin' like doo-doo. I bought tickets for the "timed" 11:00 entrance in Brooklyn, and as it instructs we showed up a little before 10:45. The handling of ticket holders was virtually non-existent, and it seemed as though there was no way to handle the flow of people coming in. We stood around until after 12:00 until we were finally let in.....to wait in another line. Eventually our "group" was let into the maze, and after seeing the first room with the girl alone in her room (oh no, make it stop!!) we were suddenly merged with the group in front of us. No joke. Now, please, imagine trying to go through a dark maze with about 30 people into rooms about 10x10 or so. Needless to say, we saw nothing since we were stuck behind all those people. And on top of that, I'm sure we were somehow steered the wrong way and right out to the exit because we certainly didn't see 13 rooms. Either that or the whole thing sucked a** way more than I thought. Anyway, I digress. The point is that I can't believe how ineptly managed the whole thing was. The whole experience was absolutely pitiful, and they already had our $ so

Oct 14, 2008
by Anonymous

Fright Farm, PA

I have been to many haunted houses including "The House Of Shock" in LA. I wasn't terribly scared while going through it. However...I do think that the Fright Farm in PA is really good...check it out if you haven't.

Oct 16, 2008
by Anonymous

las vegas adventure dome

the las vegas adventure dome was awsome i went with my best friend and we nearly peed our pants!!!

Oct 18, 2008
by Anonymous


Your kidding right.
I'm fourteen and just got home from House Of Shock.
Very good show, but it sure wasnt scary. I was more afraid waiting in line then going through the house. If thats the scariest in the States, I'd rather not waste my money on some non-scary bologna like that.
although I have to say nice pyrotehnics and pre-house show. Although I was so pumoed before the show it made it an even bigger disappointment.

The actors were good, just not scary

Oct 18, 2008
by Anonymous

at anonymous (ur an idiot)

This list matches most of what has been projected by the industry for the last five years as the scariest haunted houses out there. Netherworld was #1 for a while, which I just visited for the first time and must say, that it is pretty amazing. It's funny to me to see a list like this on inventorspot, mostly for the comments. Comments of the same people that go to haunted houses to be a badass. lighten up and realize the amount of work that goes into truly being able to scare people in real time. Sometimes I wish they had cameras within the site to see these badass dudes scream like women. We all know you weren't scared... and you bench like what, 325?

Oct 18, 2008
by Anonymous


what is 7floors like?

Oct 18, 2008
by Anonymous

haunted house

Why isn't the house of shock listed?

Honestly, you need to modify this list and make the house of shock at least
# 5.

Oct 23, 2008
by Anonymous

house of shock

i live right by the house of shock and it is definetly one of the top in the country definetly a freak show

Oct 24, 2008
by Anonymous

Re : 7 floors of hell haunted house

i went to the 7 floors house last weekend and have never seen so many people at a haunted house similar to(universals halloween horror nights orlando florida) ... now i say similar to as in atmosphere and detail of the quality and overall experience the... actors... hollywood quality makeup and special effects was fantastic!!!!very detailed scenes and house facades top notch...
they have 7 totally individual houses each one with its own theme ,many different food vendors gift shop ,numerous actors and radio stations to entertain spectators (that decide it is to scary not to enter the houses but to see others reactions and a taste of what is to come).
a very professional show with something for everyone .
now getting back to what i said earlier about being similar to Universals.H.H.N the 7 floors did not have .. Dark Rides or beer other than that ...................it was one great experiene which i highly reccomend A++++++
ps I also noticed that the 7 houses were not in a permanent building like all others that i have been to (in my opinion.....such time and effort that must be put into this show... wow .....???.. )
it is just amazing!!!! My Hat is off to the people which does this haunted house year after year...
Keep it up............

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

Jasons Woods?

This list sounds pretty good and i cant believe so many people are critizing it! Go make your own list and stop complaining! Well anyway.. I think Jasons Woods should have made the list.... since i know im going to get shit for this i will agree that it isn't that scary.. i jumped a couple of times maybe screamed once.. laughed alot.. but beyond words it was amazing!!!! The actors were great, it had great special effects, and all of the attractions were beatifuly planned out! Its my favorite place to go on halloween... i love the hayride (especial the fire) the most... well anyway in my opinion (which isnt saying much considering i havent gone to all the ones on here) it should have atleast made 13... im going to shocktoberfest this year so il write about that when i return!... Peace!

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

Oh n let me add one thing

Oh yah n Jasons Woods Isn't all blood and gore! Its more suspenseful then most haunted attractions! I went to The Valley Of Fear (not listed obviosly) once n it was a bit odd... the haunted houses weren't that good... the hayride was alrite... needed more suspense and shock and less ugly looking people following the wagon.. The actualy valley of fear walk thru was very good tho! Not alot of stuff... but it was good like that stuff wasnt happenig all at once! It was just me and my friend (you couldnt see any other people around) and we would just walk and look around for awhile because we knew somthing was gonna happen.. its worth a stop if your in the bensalem pa area...but yeah.. and to the peson who went to shocktoberfest could you provide some more details for me... oh n to the guy advertising his haunted house/atraction.... whoops did i say something.. i mean i didnt notice one bit that you that your site whoreing your most likely lame attraction one bit... no sir (WINK WINK.....NOD NOD) get outa here... ya could have atleast not made it obvious... well for any insults or comments of my posts! MY NAMES RYAN! whooo id like to thank A.D.D. for making me write this long azz stuff

Oct 29, 2008
by Anonymous


omfg why isnt The Hundered Acres Manor on here?!?!?!?! >=(

Oct 31, 2008
by Anonymous

Shocktoberfest is even on this list??

I live in Reading, and I've been to Shocktoberfest every year of my childhood life, and most recently after my 20th birthday. Never has this event done anything but make me laugh hysterically. This show isn't scary in the least, but it does offer a decent amount of fun.

Nov 1, 2008
by Anonymous

The Bates Motel

This is ryan again! I heard that the Bates Motel in Glen Mills PA. was suppose to be great. Anyone know anything about it?