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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 Hudson Haunted House
2250 Barlow Rd., Hudson
Presented by the Hudson Jaycees, the annual Hudson Haunted House is a must-visit on this list. Visit the Black Hole there for a frightening time. It will be open every Friday through Sunday in October and Halloween night.
Photo via Hudson Haunted House/Facebook

Hudson Haunted House

2250 Barlow Rd., Hudson

Presented by the Hudson Jaycees, the annual Hudson Haunted House is a must-visit on this list. Visit the Black Hole there for a frightening time. It will be open every Friday through Sunday in October and Halloween night.

Photo via Hudson Haunted House/Facebook
 Boo at the Zoo
4101 Fulton Parkway
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a kid-friendly halloween event that might not be as scary as some of the other places on this list, but it’s a great place for the whole family to go. Boo at the Zoo features a character dinner, movies, train rides and more. The dates are every weekend through October 11 to 27, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.
Photo via Boo at the Zoo/Facebook

Boo at the Zoo

4101 Fulton Parkway

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a kid-friendly halloween event that might not be as scary as some of the other places on this list, but it’s a great place for the whole family to go. Boo at the Zoo features a character dinner, movies, train rides and more. The dates are every weekend through October 11 to 27, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.

Photo via Boo at the Zoo/Facebook
 Cleave-land at the House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
This Halloween event, on Friday, Nov. 1 at the House of Blues, will feature a little bit of everything Halloween related. A blacklit haunted house, a costume contest, carnival and oddity shows and DJs spinning Halloween-themed music and more will take place at this event, a must-attend for any Halloween and music lover.
Photo via Carnival of Horrors/Facebook

Cleave-land at the House of Blues

308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

This Halloween event, on Friday, Nov. 1 at the House of Blues, will feature a little bit of everything Halloween related. A blacklit haunted house, a costume contest, carnival and oddity shows and DJs spinning Halloween-themed music and more will take place at this event, a must-attend for any Halloween and music lover.

Photo via Carnival of Horrors/Facebook
 The Spooky Ranch
19066 East River Rd., Columbia Station
The Spooky Ranch is back with dozens of scary attractions, including the Extreme Nightmares Haunted House (which children under 11 are not allowed to enter), Monster Vision in 3-D, the Bloodslinger’s Saloon, the Haunted Barn and the famous Haunted Hayride. The Ranch goes through Nov. 2.
Photo via Spooky Ranch/Facebook

The Spooky Ranch

19066 East River Rd., Columbia Station

The Spooky Ranch is back with dozens of scary attractions, including the Extreme Nightmares Haunted House (which children under 11 are not allowed to enter), Monster Vision in 3-D, the Bloodslinger’s Saloon, the Haunted Barn and the famous Haunted Hayride. The Ranch goes through Nov. 2.

Photo via Spooky Ranch/Facebook
 HalloWeekends at Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
There is no haunted Halloween experience with more events and attractions than HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. With multiple mazes, scare zones, shows and experiences, there is surely something that will scare anyone willing to make the trip to Sandusky. It’s open every Friday through Sunday through the end of October.
Photo via HalloWeekends/Instagram

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky

There is no haunted Halloween experience with more events and attractions than HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. With multiple mazes, scare zones, shows and experiences, there is surely something that will scare anyone willing to make the trip to Sandusky. It’s open every Friday through Sunday through the end of October.

Photo via HalloWeekends/Instagram
 The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory
300 Triplett Blvd., Akron
The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory has been in operation since 1974, perennially making "Top 10 Best Haunted Houses" lists. This year, you can get your chills on seven floors of terror. It’s open every Thursday to Sunday through Nov. 3.
Photo via Akron Haunted School House/Facebook

The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory

300 Triplett Blvd., Akron

The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory has been in operation since 1974, perennially making "Top 10 Best Haunted Houses" lists. This year, you can get your chills on seven floors of terror. It’s open every Thursday to Sunday through Nov. 3.

Photo via Akron Haunted School House/Facebook
 12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol Theatre
1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland
Starting Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. and going until Oct. 20 at 6 a.m., the Capitol Theatre is putting on their annual all-night movie marathon. Some of the films that will be shown at this year’s 12 Hours of Terror include "A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)," "Scream (1996)," "Bloody Birthday (1981)" and some secret films that will be unveiled the night of the event.
Photo via 12 Hours of Terror/Facebook

12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol Theatre

1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland

Starting Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. and going until Oct. 20 at 6 a.m., the Capitol Theatre is putting on their annual all-night movie marathon. Some of the films that will be shown at this year’s 12 Hours of Terror include "A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)," "Scream (1996)," "Bloody Birthday (1981)" and some secret films that will be unveiled the night of the event.

Photo via 12 Hours of Terror/Facebook
 KuKui Haunted Fest at the Odeon
1295 Old River Rd., Cleveland
Do not miss this Halloween bash at the Odeon on Oct. 26.  A haunted playground, electronic dance music, surreal performances, booming bass-lines, vivid performers, eclectic props, stilt walkers, hundreds of toys, loads of confetti and costumes make this one of the best Halloween parties in town. 
Photo via KuKui Haunted Fest/Facebook

KuKui Haunted Fest at the Odeon

1295 Old River Rd., Cleveland

Do not miss this Halloween bash at the Odeon on Oct. 26. A haunted playground, electronic dance music, surreal performances, booming bass-lines, vivid performers, eclectic props, stilt walkers, hundreds of toys, loads of confetti and costumes make this one of the best Halloween parties in town.

Photo via KuKui Haunted Fest/Facebook