Oct 20, 2016 11:55 AM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Never has Halloween been so over the top! It sure wasn't like this when I was kid! It seems every year the bar is raised on new ways to scare us. The Fright and Horror industry is booming with no lack of options on where to get your spooky experience this Halloween season. Here are a few of the top places across New Hampshire & Massachusetts you should consider checking out these next two weekends for an experience you won't soon forget!
Another awesome haunted house is Haunted Acres in Epping, New Hampshire. Definitely a top New England Halloween experience! Four separate haunted attractions including Skeleton Saloon and Hotel where guests that did not survive before you still linger. If that does not have you running, a quarter mile walk through the woods where some very sketchy dudes with bad intentions are looking for their next victims. Admission ranges from to 28-39 dollars. Visitwww.hauntedacresnh.com for more.
Nightmare New England in Litchfield is another New Hampshire haunt that you won't want to miss this year. A massive 80-acre scream park where your worst fears are brought to life. A walk through Brigham Manor and you may never be the same. Think you can survive being buried alive? At Nightmare New England they put you to the test and do just that! You can smell the decay and and sense the terror all around you. The scares don't just stop there. Admission ranges from 35 to 40 dollars. http://www.nightmarenewengland.com
At Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, MA, the Woods have been taken over by the souls of the dead featuring New England's longest haunted hayride, 3 haunted houses, and a walk through this year's feature Vampire Passage. The attention to detail and realism will have you wondering what is real and what is nightmare. The scream park is open Thursday to Sunday with a cast of 170 characters roaming the property. Admission is 37 dollars. Visit www.witcheswoods.com
In Lee, New Hampshire you will stumble into the darkness known as the Haunted Overload, voted as one of America's best haunted houses by HauntWorld magazine. The Grim Reaper will be looking for new souls to capture and torture. Will you be next on the list? If the dark scares you, you can also stop by during the day for a "less scary" experience for 5 dollars per person. General Admission at night ranges from 25-35 dollars. www.hauntedoverload.com
One of the scariest haunted houses in New Hampshire is Fright Kingdom in Nashua. It features two separate haunted attractions in one location, Bloodmare Manor and Psycho Circus. All your worst nightmares will be brought to reality once you enter the gates. Your screams will not help. Admission ranges from 17 to 24 dollars. Visit them on line for more information. www.frightkingdom.com
Canobie Lake Park stepping up to the Horror plate with their annual Screemfest featuring FIVE haunted houses like the Village, Black Hallow Cove, Canobie Lake Hotel, Carnivus and Virus Quarantine. Admission ranges from 23 dollars for the young to 34 dollars for adults. Visit http://www.canobie.com/screemfest/ for more.
There are so many other places to explore and visit as well, as some ski areas are tipping their toes into the Fright scene.
Ghoullog in North Conway at Cranmore mountain. www.cranmore.com/ghoullog
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