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Halloween Haunted Houses

2012 Halloween Haunted Houses in New York City

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The Village Halloween Parade isn't the only Halloween event in town. Prepare to be terrified at these grotesque, gory, and brain-scarring Halloween haunted houses in New York City.

Note: Check our list of New York City Subway Service Changes for Halloween Weekend to find out which trains are being rerouted so you don't get stranded on Halloween night.

NYC Halloween Haunted Houses 2012

  • Blood Manor Haunted House

    Blood Manor is 5,000 square feet of terror. This bloodcurdling labyrinth takes you through twenty themed rooms of horror. For 2012, the horror will once again be headquartered at 163 Varick Street. Your bloody adventure will include the Graveyard of the Doomed, Vestibule of the Undead, the Rue Morgue autopsy room, Frozen Alive, Hannibal's Kitchen and the Banquet of Torture, and an all-new 3D Labyrinth.

    Blood Manor is meant to be intense and scary and is not recommended for kids under 14 years of age. Read our review of Blood Manor or see photos of the terror

    Blood Manor 2012

    Where: 163 Varick Street between Charlton and Vandam Streets. Take the 1 to Houston Street or the C or E to Spring Street.

    When: October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-31, and November 2-3. Hours are 7:30PM-Midnight on Thursdays, 7:30PM-2AM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6PM-11PM on Sundays, 7:30PM-1AM on October 29-30, 6PM-1AM on Halloween Night, and 7:30PM-1AM on November 2-3.

    Admission: Buy tickets online to beat the crowd.

    General Admission E-tickets: $25 (+ $3.50 handling) when purchased in advance by phone (212-290-2825) or online.

    General Admission At the Door: $35 (cash or credit card and only when space is available)

    R.I.P. Express Entry E-tickets: $40 (+ $3.50 handling) through October 14, $45 (+ $3.50 handling) after October 14. An R.I.P. ticket entitles you to express entry without waiting on line.

    Student Discount Nights: High school and college students get a $15 discount at the door with a valid photo ID on special Student Nights on October 5, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

    Ticket Discount Packages: Check out package deals that include admission and souvenirs like a Blood Manor t-shirt, poster, and shot glass.



  • Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House

    In 2012, this downtown haunted house is back for its eighth year of terror. The twisted minds behind Nightmare New York will immerse you in a world of serial killers, both real and fictional.

    Visitors will get to meet Ted Bundy, Albert Fish, and other psychopaths. The lobby waiting area will get you in the mood with a Serial Killer Gallery featuring art work by and about serial killers, memorabilia, and other macabre novelties.

    Nightmare is intended for adults -- kids under 16 will not be admitted without an adult and kids under 10 will not be admitted period.

    Nightmare: Fairy Tales

    Where: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets

    When: September 28-30, October 4-7, 10-14, 16-21, and 23-31; November 2-3. Evening hours vary by day of the week.

    Admission: Buy tickets online to beat the crowd. General admission tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. A VIP Line Busting ticket gives you express entry and a gift bag for $60 ($50 in advance). Student Rush tickets are available for $15 through October 14 and $20 between October 15 and November 3.

    Directions: Take the J,M,Z to Essex Street, the F to Delancey Street.



  • Blackout Haunted House

    Blackout was new in New York last year and earned rave reviews from the New York Post as "the scariest haunted house in New York City." From the creators of A Midsummer's Nightmare, Blackout Haunted House is for grown-ups only and promises an intense experience (prepare to be touched by the maniacs and apparitions inside). No one under 18 will be admitted and everyone must walk through the terror alone. You MUST bring a photo ID to get in.

    Blackout Haunted House Where: 115 West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues

    When: October 4-7, 11-14, 17-21, 23-31. Tuesday-Friday, 7:00-11:00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 5:00-11:00pm

    Admission: Buy tickets for $45-$60, depending on the day, hour, and capacity.

    Directions: Take the N,R to 28th Street and Broadway, the 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue, or the F,M to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue.



  • Madame Tussauds After Dark: The Haunting

    Note: As of October 1, 2012, we are waiting for updated information about Madame Tussauds' Halloween 2012 events. Please check back soon for details.



  • Annual Haunted Forest and House at Inwood Hill Park

    Note: The Inwood Hill Park Halloween event is an annual tradition, but details about the 2012 event had not yet been released as of October 1, 2012. Check back soon for updated information.

    If you like your scares a bit more PG-13, visit the haunted forest and haunted house at Inwood Hill Nature Center on Halloween Night. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and Werewolf will be waiting for you. The entire event is FREE (including pizza, drinks, and other goodies) and a unique opportunity to spend Halloween in the only natural forest left in Manhattan. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

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