I try and attend at least 2 or 3 during the season but the last 3 years, I'm lucky if I attend only 1. How about you guys? How many haunted houses will you go to this year?
the good ones will have more of what you're looking for, i think. i don't have great advice on how to find the good ones, but i've been to my share of haunted attractions that were fairly light on gore and more geared toward genuinely scary things.Another anti-gore/chainsaw vote here... so that would be none for me. Although sorely tempted, the idea of young people dressing up and jumping out at me doesn't hold much appeal. If it were more visual - prop/projections/vortex tunnel and less an army or teenagers jumping out screaming "Boo!", I might go.
Darkwood Manor in Luray, Shocktober in Leesburg, and Markoff's are all worth it. I have hit all three this year already.As much as I LOVELOVELOVE Halloween & horror movies, the only haunted house I've ever been in was The Haunted Mansion on spring break in 1985.
I've never been in local or scary, commercial haunted house. I don't know why except usually I'm busy on these October weekends inside & outside with fall cleaning up & bringing in plants, etc. & doing my own junk for the big day.
I'm also afraid I'd spend all the time in it trying to figure out how they did it & what they did it with!!
I may get to one eventually since there's several that are good & close but if I don't ever get around to it, that's OK too.