Dive Into Spooky Season With the Best Haunted Houses in NJ

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It’s spooky season, which means fall treats, sweaters and, of course, an ample amount of thrilling scares. If you’re someone who likes a good fright, then look no further. Halloween is right around the corner and it’s a better time than ever to check out some of the best haunted houses in NJ. 

Night of Terror at Creamy Acres Farm – Mullica Hill, NJ 

Named as one of the best places in the Northeast to celebrate Halloween, the Night of Terror attractions at Creamy Acres Farm are the perfect option for those looking for a true thrill. The 100-acre property is home to zombies, attack dogs, killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding villains. Celebrating 10 years of frights, the Night of Terror attractions include The Ride of Terror, The Harvest, The Playground, Dark Dreams and the fan-favorite Haunted Paintball Hayride. The paintball hayride allows guests to climb onto a wagon and fight off zombies with mounted paintball guns. Talk about immersive.

13th Hour Haunted House – Wharton, NJ

Formerly known as The Haunted Scarehouse, 13th Hour boasts a spine-chilling experience across its Floors of Fear. 13th Hour invites you to traverse two floors of pulse-pounding excitement. Within, you’ll encounter rooms transformed into cinematic landscapes, astounding props, eerie soundscapes, and actors intensifying your unease to deliver an unforgettable night of relentless fright from the moment you step onto the eerie grounds. The creative team at 13th Hour takes inspiration from Disney’s many immersive attractions, making for a haunted house experience that will make you feel like you stepped directly into a slasher film. 

Haunted Red Mill – Clinton, NJ 

The Haunted Red Mill is a favorite among the list of NJ haunted houses. Your night of spine-tingling adventure begins high in the upper quarry maze. From there, you’ll navigate through the terror trail, followed by an eerie hayride, and continue your odyssey through the river maze. Finally, the journey comes to a halt as you enter the haunted red mill. You’ll embark on a chilling expedition through a sinister forest, where ghosts and ghouls lurk in the shadows, leading you to a labyrinth of sinister frights.  Find tickets here.

Halloween House – Paramus, NJ

At Halloween House in Paramus, NJ, patrons embark on a horror-filled journey into a world entirely devoted to the Halloween spirit. This remarkable experience unfolds within meticulously crafted rooms, each one a stunning manifestation of various Halloween themes, featuring iconic elements such as “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more. The ultimate goal is to craft a Halloween encounter for enthusiasts, while still catering to casual fans too. 


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Brighton Asylum – Passaic, NJ

This is one of the scariest haunted houses in NJ. The Bleeding Grounds experience takes place on the 2nd floor of the Brighton Asylum—which has been abandoned since 1952. You’ll learn the history of the asylum, and discover the true story behind its terrifying nickname. Embark on a truly frightening journey, recommended only for teenagers and adults who can handle a real scare. Do you have what it takes? 

Scare Farm at Norz Hill Farm – Hillsborough, NJ

Scare Farm offers guests three distinctly terrifying attractions. The Creepy Hollow brings you on a journey through a haunted corn maze, complete with the history of the Hollow. The second attraction, The Slay Ride, takes you on a haunted hayride. Take a ride under the moonlit sky and discover the horrors of the Scare Farm in its rawest form. Lastly is another haunted maze, Paranoia. Paranoia takes horror fans on a journey filled with anxiety and fear. You won’t be able to resist looking over your shoulder through every step of the maze. But, the scares will get you when you least expect them to. 

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