September 23, 2022

Terrifying Cleveland-Area Haunted Houses and Ghostly Experiences to Freak You Out This Fall

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

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 12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol Theatre
1390 West 65th St., Cleveland 
Cleveland Cinemas' beloved annual horror movie marathon "12 Hours of Terror" returns to the Capitol Theatre Oct. 15 after a pandemic hiatus. Two films adapted from the fictional work of Stephen King, The Mist and Carrie headline this year's extravaganza, which runs from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the three-screen venue in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District. Additional titles include Graduation Day (1981), Bride of Re-Animator (1990), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), and Jason X (2002). As usual, the mini-festival will include a surprise screening that guests won't know until it begins.

12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol Theatre

1390 West 65th St., Cleveland

Cleveland Cinemas' beloved annual horror movie marathon "12 Hours of Terror" returns to the Capitol Theatre Oct. 15 after a pandemic hiatus. Two films adapted from the fictional work of Stephen King, The Mist and Carrie headline this year's extravaganza, which runs from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the three-screen venue in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District. Additional titles include Graduation Day (1981), Bride of Re-Animator (1990), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), and Jason X (2002). As usual, the mini-festival will include a surprise screening that guests won't know until it begins.
 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 Friday to Sunday through October and on Halloween.

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 Friday to Sunday through October and on Halloween.
 Haunted Cleveland Lakefront Ghost Tour 
Visit the famous sites of exorcisms, haunted houses and more on this tour. Tickets are $52 per person.
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Haunted Cleveland Lakefront Ghost Tour


Visit the famous sites of exorcisms, haunted houses and more on this tour. Tickets are $52 per person.
 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.

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.
 Mapleside Farms
294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Mapleside Farms has two great events for Halloween. Spooky fest is a family friendly event has spooky story times, spooky games and best of all a flashlight corn maze that is great for kids. For adults, if you’ve ever wanted to shoot zombies, head out to the farm for Zombie Paintball.
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Mapleside Farms

294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick

Mapleside Farms has two great events for Halloween. Spooky fest is a family friendly event has spooky story times, spooky games and best of all a flashlight corn maze that is great for kids. For adults, if you’ve ever wanted to shoot zombies, head out to the farm for Zombie Paintball.
 Pioneer Waterland’s Fall Fear Nightmare
10661 Kile Rd., Chardon
Ever wanted to do zombie paintball? Well you can at Pioneer Waterland in Chardon this year. Come face to face with the undead this fall season.

Pioneer Waterland’s Fall Fear Nightmare

10661 Kile Rd., Chardon

Ever wanted to do zombie paintball? Well you can at Pioneer Waterland in Chardon this year. Come face to face with the undead this fall season.
 Hudson Haunted House
2250 Barlow Rd., Hudson
Presented by the Hudson Jaycees, the 45th 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 Saturday in October. Sundays are also open and a less scary night.

Hudson Haunted House

2250 Barlow Rd., Hudson

Presented by the Hudson Jaycees, the 45th 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 Saturday in October. Sundays are also open and a less scary night.
 Boo at the Zoo
4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland 
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 Fridays through Sundays from October 11th through the 27th.

Boo at the Zoo

4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland

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 Fridays through Sundays from October 11th through the 27th.
 Carnival of Horrors
305 Wertz Ave., NW, Canton
Starting in 2003, Blossom Music Center transformed into a haunted Halloween experience. In 2021, it moved to Canton to the Stark County Fairgrounds but it's just as creepy. There are four different haunted houses that attendees can visit, including an old, abandoned Fun House, the Trail of Terror, the Insane Asylum and the Freakshow in 3-D Terrorvision. It runs from September 30th to October 30th every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Carnival of Horrors

305 Wertz Ave., NW, Canton

Starting in 2003, Blossom Music Center transformed into a haunted Halloween experience. In 2021, it moved to Canton to the Stark County Fairgrounds but it's just as creepy. There are four different haunted houses that attendees can visit, including an old, abandoned Fun House, the Trail of Terror, the Insane Asylum and the Freakshow in 3-D Terrorvision. It runs from September 30th to October 30th every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
 Haunted Cleveland Lakefront Ghost Tour 
Visit the famous sites of exorcisms, haunted houses and more on this tour. Tickets are $52 per person.
Scene Archives

Haunted Cleveland Lakefront Ghost Tour


Visit the famous sites of exorcisms, haunted houses and more on this tour. Tickets are $52 per person.