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The Best Haunted Houses for Halloween in New Jersey

The latest update for The Best Halloween Haunted Houses in NJ is written by Lindsay Podolak.

There is no denying that New Jersey does Halloween right. Farms transform into nightmare campgrounds. Abandoned buildings are inhabited by the insane. Demons run wild and pop out from every dark corner, and zombies take over the state! There are also plenty of pop-up scare houses and scream parks that provide fully immersive, hair-raising terror.

Ready to get your scream on? Here are the spots to visit. Fair warning, these are not your run-of-the-mill spooky spots. The haunted houses that topped our list are not for the faint of heart.

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North Jersey


Brighton Asylum

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Where: 2 Brighton Avenue, Passaic
Details: The Today Show called the Brighton Asylum “The Scariest Place on Earth.” Maybe that’s because — cue the scary music! — it’s an actual asylum, and it’s got a dark history! In the mid-1940s, doctors and shrinks there were found to be torturing their patients to get inside their minds. The place closed in 1952 but this Halloween is your chance to walk the asylum halls and be fully immersed in the interactive experience — including escape rooms, an underground tunnel system and a zombie attack.
Why I like it: Brighton Asylum is now home to escape room experiences for groups of up to six players. Be sure to book your tickets online before your visit!
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


The Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House

Hayride of Horrors Haunted House

Where: Corrado’s Farm, 671 Mt. Bethel Road, Hackettstown
Details: The Corrado family provides guests with frights and chills at their Halloween event, and has for over 20 years. First, embark on a spooky hayride or enter the Haunted House; where you’ll find ghastly ghouls as well as bloody corpses just waiting to make you scream with fright! There’s also a spooky corn maze if you’re up for getting lost in the dark.
Why I like it: Buy a combo ticket for all three attractions and save money.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


13th Hour Haunted House

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Location: 105 West Dewey Avenue, Wharton
Details: There’s a reason that the 13th Hour Haunted House (formerly “The Haunted Scarehouse”) is an award-winning Halloween attraction. The designers get their inspiration from Walt Disney himself. Striving to match the Disney park’s level of detail and stellar live performances, the Two Floors of Fear section is two floors of fright and fun. Movie-like props, seasoned performers, escape rooms, and more make this a must-visit for thrill-seekers. There’s also a chance you might spy a celeb or two — they sometimes stop by — having a bit of deja vu; after all, these sets have been featured in horror films.
Why I like it: Hide and Shriek is a new attraction this year. Can you and your friends outsmart the members that live in the haunted house by finding the best hiding spot?
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Central Jersey


Farm of Horrors

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Where: 1051 County Road 523, Flemington
Details: From now through November 2, Schaefer’s Farm turns into the Farm of Horrors, “where terror harvests your fears.” The Hayride of Horror takes you on a 45-minute journey of unexpected twists, turns and thrills! Next up is the Trail of Terror, a trek through a haunted graveyard that brings you to Massacre Maze and the Carnevil of Chaos. Also, beware of the Cannibal Zombies lurking between the corn stalks.
Why I like it: There are real live actors in these exhibits. So, don’t be too afraid if a freaky creature reaches out and touches you!
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Scare Farm

Scare Farm

Where: Norz Hill Farm, 120 South Branch Road, Hillsborough
Details: Walk along haunted trails or visit spooky attractions like Creepy Hollow and Paranoia, both with new scares for 2019. Another newbie this season is The Slay Ride. It’s like a hayride, but much more evil.
Why I like it: This is a real hands-on experience. In fact, don’t wear your good clothes, because you may be crawling around outside in the dirt at some points!
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Jersey Shore


Great Adventure’s Fright Fest

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Where: 1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson
Details: This year, the screams won’t only be from Great Adventure’s record-setting roller coasters. With zombies running around and plenty of haunted rides and amusements, Fright Fest continues to be one of America’s favorite Halloween traditions. Fright Fest’s “scare zones” will have you glancing fearfully around with every step you take; creepy clowns, deformed demons and haunted souls roam the park at every turn. Beware!
Why I like it: Celebrate twenty years of Dr. Fright’s iconic music at this rockin’ party, complete with dancing zombies!
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Nightmare at Gravity Hill

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Where: 1005 Farmingdale Road, Jackson
Details: Grab your comfiest shoes and head out on a 35-minute walk — or run, depending on how brave you feel! Gravity doesn’t exist on this haunted trail. You’ll experience a dozen attractions situated over five acres. There is no emergency exit, so once you start, there’s no going back. (No matter how terrifying the zombies, dead clowns and uphill moving cars may be.)
Why I like it: In a rush? Pay the $35 express admission and skip the line (regular admission is $25).
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Scary Rotten Farms

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Where: 151 Brick Boulevard, Brick Township
Details: There are three ways to scare your pants off at Scary Rotten Farms. Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos is a demonic sideshow the devil would be proud of. Then, in Blackened: The Plague, the residents of Ravenshire are infected with a mysterious virus, making them dangerously delusional and violent. Finally, don’t miss Twisted Tales — where you’ll see what happens when good fairy tales go very, very bad.
Why I like it: Pay per attraction or get a combo rate for seeing all three.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


South Jersey


BloodShed Farms

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Where: 2919 Route 206, Columbus
Details: BloodShed Farms Fear Fest isn’t just a pop-up scare factory. Oh, no — there’s a detailed backstory to this madness. A traveling circus suffered a deadly accident, which shut it down. Now, the new owner has called upon the sick and demented to run it again. You can explore Hellsgate Asylum (an asylum for psychotic killers) and the Trail of Terror as well as Clown-O-Phobia, which is full of the clowns that nightmares are made of.
Why I like it: Truly brave souls may dare to try The Blood Shed, an intense, personal, interactive fear experience. Here, you’ll enter alone while the rest of your group watches your terror on a monitor.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Night of Terror

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Where: 448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill
Details: The name of this haunted experience is perfect because it’s a one-stop shop for a full night of terror. Visit the 3-D fun house full of demented clowns, a haunted paintball hayride and the ubiquitous haunted house. There’s also the “slaughter cave,” which is the aptly named underground tunnel full of screams, blood-wet walls and attacks from members of the demented “family” that lives there.
Why I like it: Your ticket gets punched for each attraction you visit. If you don’t get through all of them in one night, come back with your ticket to enjoy the rest.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Honorable Mention


The Dark Carnival

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Note: The Dark Carnival will not be open for the 2019 season. But they hope to return next year!
Where: 136 Atlantic City Boulevard, Bayville
Details: Crazy clowns, circus freaks, carnival rejects and more make up The Dark Carnival, an 8,000 square foot circus of the living dead and tortured. Once you’ve had your fill of the creepy circus, enter the Mind Terror Attractions. For instance, there’s the Meat Grinder, where screams of wild animals being slaughtered and the chainsaws coming after them will haunt you for way longer than one night. Hopefully you won’t meet up with the Pigman, a half man/half pig, creature looking for a friend.
Why I like it: Who doesn’t want to meet Morbus, the Aquatic Fish Boy, in the flesh?
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.