October 04, 2019

Cleveland-Area Haunted Houses and Ghostly Experiences That Actually Don't Suck

Looking for something a bit more sinister than apples and pumpkins this fall? Halloween brings out the spooky in all of us and these Northeast Ohio haunted houses and ghostly events are sure to scare the pants off of you. Most of these do run at least a week after Halloween. Check their sites for more information.

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 Carnival of Horrors
1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls
Ever since 2003, Blossom Music Center has transformed into a haunted Halloween experience. There are four different haunted houses that attendees can visit, including an old, abandoned Fun House, the Wicked  Woods, the Insane Asylum and the Freakshow in 3-D Terrorvision. It runs now until Nov. 1, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Carnival of Horrors

1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls

Ever since 2003, Blossom Music Center has transformed into a haunted Halloween experience. There are four different haunted houses that attendees can visit, including an old, abandoned Fun House, the Wicked Woods, the Insane Asylum and the Freakshow in 3-D Terrorvision. It runs now until Nov. 1, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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 Bloodview Haunted House
1010 Towpath Trail, Broadview Heights
For over 30 years, Bloodview has been a familiar name among haunted attractions in Northeast Ohio. Created by the Legion of Terror, the world's oldest improvisational horror production company, Bloodview offers three attractions for one price, including the Gorehouse, billed as Bloodview's goriest attraction ever. Bloodview's actors also stage spontaneous performances in the outdoor lot, with a new theme every weekend.
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Bloodview Haunted House

1010 Towpath Trail, Broadview Heights

For over 30 years, Bloodview has been a familiar name among haunted attractions in Northeast Ohio. Created by the Legion of Terror, the world's oldest improvisational horror production company, Bloodview offers three attractions for one price, including the Gorehouse, billed as Bloodview's goriest attraction ever. Bloodview's actors also stage spontaneous performances in the outdoor lot, with a new theme every weekend.

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 Escape From Blood Prison
100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield
A former prison is a scary place on its own merits. The psychotic inmates and clowns that are let loose at the Ohio State Reformatory will make this prison even scarier than usual. It’s open from now until Nov. 3, every Thursday through Sunday, starting at 6 p.m.
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Escape From Blood Prison

100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield

A former prison is a scary place on its own merits. The psychotic inmates and clowns that are let loose at the Ohio State Reformatory will make this prison even scarier than usual. It’s open from now until Nov. 3, every Thursday through Sunday, starting at 6 p.m.

Photo via Blood Prison/Facebook
 7 Floors of Hell
19191 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights
Named one of the scariest haunted attractions in the country, 7 Floors of Hell is back for another horrifying year. Spread among seven different houses, it's never the same two years in a row and it’s open every Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 3.
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7 Floors of Hell

19191 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights

Named one of the scariest haunted attractions in the country, 7 Floors of Hell is back for another horrifying year. Spread among seven different houses, it's never the same two years in a row and it’s open every Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 3.

Photo via 7 Floors Of Hell/Facebook
 Fortress of Fear Screampark
10268 Hewins Rd, Garrettsville
The Fortress of Fear is a 17th century-themed castle full of surprises. At the Screampark, you can also visit Fearanoia, a pandemic-infested factory and Feargotten, an escape room. It’s open every Friday and Saturday through October, with two special dates, opening on Oct. 28 and Halloween night.
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Fortress of Fear Screampark

10268 Hewins Rd, Garrettsville

The Fortress of Fear is a 17th century-themed castle full of surprises. At the Screampark, you can also visit Fearanoia, a pandemic-infested factory and Feargotten, an escape room. It’s open every Friday and Saturday through October, with two special dates, opening on Oct. 28 and Halloween night.

Photo via Fortress of Fear/Facebook
 Factory of Terror
4125 Mahoning Rd. NE., Canton
What makes the Factory of Terror in Canton so notable? It's set in an actual abandoned factory, for starters, and offers numerous attractions, including a mirror maze and a 3D-experience. Get your thrill on with The Scare Chair, which will take you on a bumpy, scary ride. This haunted house has been named largest indoor haunted house in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s open every Friday through Sunday through Nov. 3 and also the last two Thursdays of October.
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Factory of Terror

4125 Mahoning Rd. NE., Canton

What makes the Factory of Terror in Canton so notable? It's set in an actual abandoned factory, for starters, and offers numerous attractions, including a mirror maze and a 3D-experience. Get your thrill on with The Scare Chair, which will take you on a bumpy, scary ride. This haunted house has been named largest indoor haunted house in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s open every Friday through Sunday through Nov. 3 and also the last two Thursdays of October.

Photo via Factory of Terror/Facebook
 Nightmare in the Wilderness
7665 Lafayette Rd. SR 42, Lodi
This haunted adventure starts off with a half-mile hayride into the woods. That leads into a 45-minute trail filled with clowns, monsters, beasts and freaks that will surely unsettle you. It’s open every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 26.
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Nightmare in the Wilderness

7665 Lafayette Rd. SR 42, Lodi

This haunted adventure starts off with a half-mile hayride into the woods. That leads into a 45-minute trail filled with clowns, monsters, beasts and freaks that will surely unsettle you. It’s open every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 26.

Photo via Nightmare in the Wilderness/Facebook
 Lake Erie Fear Fest
3319 US Rt. 250, Sandusky
Along with Ghostly Manor, an award-winning haunted house featured on Travel Channel, the Lake Eerie Fear Fest boasts frights for every taste. There's also 3-D blacklight mini-golf, and an XD 4-D motion theater showing four different films. Open every Friday to Sunday through Oct. 27.
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Lake Erie Fear Fest

3319 US Rt. 250, Sandusky

Along with Ghostly Manor, an award-winning haunted house featured on Travel Channel, the Lake Eerie Fear Fest boasts frights for every taste. There's also 3-D blacklight mini-golf, and an XD 4-D motion theater showing four different films. Open every Friday to Sunday through Oct. 27.

Photo via Lake Erie Fear Fest/Facebook
 Hauntville
1579 West River Rd., Elyria
Hauntville offers an interactive fright experience, with 3-D glasses and new technology to create eye-popping visual effects, and professional actors ready to lock you in prison or worse. Cellblock13, the Butcher Barn, Psycho Manor and Wicked Clowns in 4D are the different attractions at this house of horrors. They’ll be open nearly every Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 2.
Photo via Hauntville/Facebook

Hauntville

1579 West River Rd., Elyria

Hauntville offers an interactive fright experience, with 3-D glasses and new technology to create eye-popping visual effects, and professional actors ready to lock you in prison or worse. Cellblock13, the Butcher Barn, Psycho Manor and Wicked Clowns in 4D are the different attractions at this house of horrors. They’ll be open nearly every Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 2.

Photo via Hauntville/Facebook
 DarkenWood
995 South State St., Vermilion
Open for more than 40 years, DarkenWood contains two mazes and an outdoor walking event, all centered around the Haunted State Street School House. They’ve recently re-designed the whole event, and their new attractions will scare you even more. 
Photo via DarkenWood/Facebook

DarkenWood

995 South State St., Vermilion

Open for more than 40 years, DarkenWood contains two mazes and an outdoor walking event, all centered around the Haunted State Street School House. They’ve recently re-designed the whole event, and their new attractions will scare you even more.

Photo via DarkenWood/Facebook