The fall season means more than cool weather, candy corn and pumpkins. It also means haunted houses are back! Not many things offer an adrenaline rush similar to the terror you feel as a masked man chases you through a haunted corn maze with a chainsaw, right? If you answered yes to that question, we’d like to introduce you to the best haunted houses on Long Island!
Hair-Raising Haunted Houses on Long Island
Bayville Scream Park
Bayville Scream Park is undoubtedly one of the scariest haunted houses on Long Island. In fact, it’s been voted the scariest nine years in a row. Bayville Scream Park is open from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays and weekdays nearly every day throughout the month of October. There are five fear-inducing attractions to experience, including the Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear, the Temple of Terror, Curse of the Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods. On Saturdays and Sundays, Bayville Scream Park offers “Not So Scary” Kids Days, which, in addition to less terrifying versions of their nighttime attractions, feature Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, indoor rock climbing, bumper boats and a Tombstone Treasure Hunt.
Chamber of Horrors
The Chamber of Horrors creates attractions with unique themes every Halloween. This year, you’ll have the opportunity to brave your way through Maniac Manor, Toxic City and the Witch Asylum every weekend in October. On Sunday nights, they offer Kill the Light, which requires you to navigate all three attractions in complete darkness with only a glow stick to light your way, ensuring that the creatures lurking in the dark will see you before you see them. On October 18 and 25, Chamber of Horrors will host family days, with less-scary, lighted walks through their attractions.
F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm Haunted House
F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm hosts a haunted house each October. There are three attractions to be found at F&W Schmitt’s including a haunted mansion, a haunted corn maze and “The Experiment,” which is a stage show featuring fog machines, strobe lights, animatronics and more. The idea of monsters skulking about in the open night air has made the corn maze a fan favorite.
Darkside Haunted House
Darkside Haunted House is located on a sprawling, dark field in Wading River, which already qualifies it as one of the scariest haunted houses on Long Island. The energetic actors will control the pace of your walk through this terrifying estate, which is filled with chillingly detailed exhibits. Darkside is open on many, but not all, days in October. Check their schedule here if you think you’re brave enough to conquer this haunted house!
Nyctophobia is defined as “an abnormal fear of night or darkness.” Nyctophobia, a haunted house located in Jamesport, goes by that name for a reason—everything is pitch-black. The Nyctophobia experience begins with a blindfolded van ride, which immediately awakens senses of fear and suspense in its participants. The rest of Nyctophobia may not make you scream like other haunted houses on Long Island, but it will leave you petrified in ways you’ve never imagined possible.
Long Island is full of haunted houses that are sure to leave you covered in goosebumps. If you think you’ve got the courage to conquer any of these haunted houses, allow All Island to provide you with safe transportation. You never know if you’ll be too terrified to drive home! Call All Island at a location near you or make a reservation online.