It’s one thing to watch scary movies during Halloween season, but it’s something entirely different to willingly place yourself into a spooky scene! Haunted houses are a fun way to get scared in a controlled environment, and there are some really exciting ones this year in Georgia. Haunted houses tend to embrace a theme or change themes with a new cast of characters from year to year. If you’re brave enough, check out these nine haunted houses and attractions in Georgia!
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Netherworld Haunted House, Norcross (Nearby Hotels)
Netherworld has been consistently rated one of the best haunted houses in the state for many years. This is a walk-through attraction with awesome special effects and terrifying live actors. It has been haunting visitors since 1997 and is a multi-story, multi attraction haunted event. The haunted house in Norcross opens its doors at the end of September and runs from 7:30-10:30pm at the beginning and end of the season and from 7pm to midnight all Fridays and Saturdays in October. Ticket prices vary depending on when you visit and the experiences you choose. There is also a gift shop onsite to check out.
13 Stories Haunted House, Newnan (Nearby Hotels)
This Newnan, Georgia attraction was chosen as the best extreme haunted attractions by USA Today’s ”10 Best” in 2015. This is an extremely scary haunted attraction that’s designed to be very intense with every step you take. The Sacrifice Haunt is an add-on experience and an extreme haunted house that may subject visitors to physical and mental torment. Six to eight people go through at a time, and there are doors to exit through the house in case you get too scared. Ticket prices range from $18 to $55, depending on which attractions you want to experience.
Plantation Blood, Augusta (Nearby Hotels)
There’s over 30,000 square feet of terror waiting for you at Plantation Blood in Augusta, Georgia. You may get touched by one of the monsters, but don’t worry…no one will drag you away from your group to never be seen again. The gates open at 7:30pm during Halloween season, and tickets cost $22 at the gate. Alternatively, you can pay $24 online and bypass the ticket sales line. The attraction is open on Thursdays and Fridays at the end of September and first week of November, and then Thursdays through Sundays in October, as well as October 30 and 31.
Paranoia Haunted House, Canton (Nearby Hotels)
The Paranoia Haunted House is another one of the most talked-about haunted attractions in Georgia. This haunted house has two attractions, horrifying characters, and impressive special effects. The two attractions for this year are called Experiment and the Slaughter Shack. In October, the Paranoia Haunted House is open from 8-11pm and from 8pm to midnight on select dates. Ticket prices vary by date, but generally range between $20 and $50 per person.
Scream on the Trail, Snellville (Nearby Hotels)
This is a unique outdoor haunted attraction in Snellville that’s worth checking out this Halloween season. Unlike the haunted houses on this list, this attraction is an outdoor trail that’s full of startles and spooks. If you are easily scared or visiting with kids, you can ask the gatekeeper for a low-scare version of the attraction. Your spooky journey begins by walking down a creepy dirt road and seeing the cross of the Scarecrow Man. You’ll learn about this character’s story and why this area is so haunted before reaching the Slawter House. This is where a crazed butcher resides, and from there, you’ll experience a cemetery and plenty of other spirits and monsters along the trail. Since this is an outdoor attraction, the open hours may be affected by weather. But if you’ve already done the haunted house thing a few times, this is an interesting twist on that concept that you’ll never forget!
Gates of Misery, Rome (Nearby Hotels)
This is another one of the scariest haunted houses in Georgia, with a 12,000-square-foot walk-through attraction filled with screams, nightmares, and torture. Gates of Misery is housed in a 95-year-old, two-story building in Rome and near the Rome Braves Stadium. It’s about 75 miles from both Atlanta and Chattanooga. Past features include the Schoolhouse of Horror and the Labyrinth. The admission fee is $20 for a ticket that includes both attractions. The ticket booth here opens at 7pm, and it’s all located indoors, so you can experience the terror rain or shine. This is a no-contact haunted house, which means that if you don’t touch the characters, then they will not touch you.
Chaos Haunted House, Carrollton (Nearby Hotels)
Chaos Haunted House is one of the outdoor attractions on this list, which means that you should dress appropriately for the weather. The theme of this haunted house if utter confusion and disorder, and it’s a place where you’ll experience the darkness that is the true nature of humanity. There are pitch-black sections where you’ll need to feel your way through to escape, loud sections, and crawling sections. It’s not recommended for anyone under the age of 12 or who has serious health conditions. This Carrollton haunted house is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from late-September until just before Halloween. It’s open between 8pm and 11pm or midnight, and the admission price is $10 or $13 depending on which day you visit.
Fear the Woods, Stockbridge (Nearby Hotels)
Fear of the Woods is based on the story of a farmer’s crazy uncle who has escaped and scares trespassers at night. You’ll need to find your way and save yourself to escape and make it out! The attraction is open from the last weekend in September until Halloween night from 7pm to either 11pm or midnight. This attraction is located at the Yule Forest in Stockbridge, and adult tickets are $19 for individual haunts or $33 for a combo ticket.
Sinister Suites, Griffin (Nearby Hotels)
This is a really unique attraction because it is a haunted hotel with a gruesome and dark past. It is in downtown Griffin and features a five-story, 60,000-square foot walk through the hotel. Adult tickets are $20, and child tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under. Enter at your own risk!