The moment September 1st hits, Halloween hotspots in America like Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Scary Farm begin to spring up like flowers in May – except in this case it's frights in the fall. But the sheer volume of scary Halloween attractions makes it hard to determine the best haunted house in your state, and the greatest scares often get lost among the duds.
Thankfully, the Internet knows all the top haunted attractions in every state. These haunts can often skew extreme, and many utilize professional level special effects and acting in order to give you the best Hallow's Eve possible. The top haunted attractions in every state rank among some of America's best haunted houses, striking fear into the hearts of citizens from sea to shining sea. If you're still looking for scares after this list, check out our list of haunted house walkthrough videos.
Alabama: Atrox Factory
Billed as "industrial strength horror," Atrox Factory in Leeds boasts 50,000 square feet of land full of scares. With your ticket, you get admission to the factory as well as the chance to encounter celebrities from your favorite horror films.
Alaska: Gateway To Darkness
The scariest thing in Wasilla is the Gateway to Darkness. To enter the Gateway, participants must traverse down a narrow and lengthy hallway, completely at the mercy of what they'll find at the end.
Arkansas: The Reaper Haunted House
Home of the dead, dying, and soon-to-be dead, the Reaper haunted house in Little Rock is a ton of scary fun.
Arizona: 13th Floor Haunted House
This haunt in the Grand Canyon state gets its name from the superstition behind the number 13. Featuring not one but two different haunted scenarios, 13th Floor sends you up against both an ancient curse and a zombie apocalypse.