As the weeks pass by and Halloween approaches, we're all in the mood for a few good scares. Fortunately, there's no shortage of terrifying haunted houses in the area. Here are some of the ones you need to check out ASAP if you're in the mood for a frightening night.
1. Barrett's Haunted Mansion
1235 Bedford St, Abington, MA 02351
Think you have the guts to brave this haunted attraction for twenty minutes or so? The ghouls at Barrett's pride themselves on upping the fear factor and keeping things interesting, so you'll never know what you're going to encounter in any of the attractions. Make your way through the outdoor Sanctuary, where the veil between the dead and living is thin. After, hurry through the haunted mansion experience, which is sure to ignite a flicker of terror. Tickets get you admission to all the attractions on the property and start at $30 per person.
2. Chambers of Terror
59 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970
Located in one of the most haunted cities near Boston, Chambers of Terror is chock-full of frightful fun. For under $15 per person, you can walk through a haunted house that's movie-quality and packed with nightmarish scenes. Demons, ghouls, psycho, murderous creatures; they're all lurking in the shadows at this popular attraction.
3. Witch's Woods
79 Power Road, Westford, MA 01886
This Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark contains not one but seven haunted attractions that will test your nerves. Open Thursday through Sunday and Halloween night, Witch's Woods isn't for the faint of heart. Be sure to try out the Haunted Hayride, which drags you into werewolf-infested woods. Will the scent of your human flesh lead the night prowlers straight to you? Tickets are $38 per person and include admission to all the haunted attractions, as well as access to carnival rides, concessions and other exciting features.
4. Ghost Ship Harbor
United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & The USS Salem, 551 South St, Quincy, MA 02169
Your ticket to Ghost Ship Harbor grants you access to three new haunted houses: Contagion, Plague, and Fear No Evil. A virus has taken over the ship, and now you can experience a totally immersive haunted attraction created by a paranormal investigator and a real-life psychic. Ghost Ship Harbor is only open on weekends and on Halloween night, so be sure to stop by before it's too late. Tickets start at $35 per person.
5. Hysteria at Conners Farm
30 Valley Rd, Danvers, MA 01923
If you're looking for a heart-stopping scare, check out Hysteria, which was rated as one of the top Screamparks in America a few years ago. You can also bring the whole family and experience the non-haunted World Famous Corn Maze, which spreads across seven acres and is just scary enough for people of all ages. Hysteria is open from dusk until 11 PM on weekend nights and Halloween, and tickets start at $30 for the haunted cornfield and $15 for the non-haunted maze.
Which haunted attraction are you going to check out this year? Let us know in the comments.