By McKay Dell
The month of October is all about Halloween. Candy, costumes, and scares are on everybody’s minds. However, until Halloween is here, there are a bunch of Haunted Houses all around Utah County and Salt Lake City. These Haunted Attractions range from walking along a trail or through cornfields with scares to real Haunted Houses full of ghosts. Below are a few of the most popular Haunted Houses among students at Lone Peak High School:
Haunted Forest: Located in American Fork, the Haunted Forest is one of the most popular Halloween events in Utah County. As the largest Haunted attraction in Utah, the Haunted Forest guarantees an intense and fearful journey. Going to this event with a few friends is guaranteed to be a good time, but buy tickets soon, the Haunted Forest sells out tickets quickly. Haunted Forest is open Monday - Saturday from 7:30 PM to midnight until October 31st. Address: 6400 100 W, American Fork, UT 84003.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus: Just a few minutes away from Lone Peak, the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus is found in American Fork. The Haunted Circus was voted the 7th scariest Haunted House in the world in 2013. It is said to be a real-life horror movie that promises to give you the scare of a lifetime. Haunted Circus: 632 E 1500 S, American Fork, UT 84003
Nightmare on 13th: Different than other Haunted Houses around here, the Nightmare on 13th changes their haunted house every year to set them apart from other local haunted attractions. Located in Downtown Salt Lake, the Nightmare on 13th is just off the freeway. Nightmare on 13th: 320 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Fear Factory: The Fear Factory in Salt Lake is a regular style haunted house with actors, costumes, and jump scares cranked up a notch. With the highest attendance throughout Haunted Houses, the Fear Factory ranks the most popular Halloween Attraction in the state. They offer a VIP option to skip the line as well. Fear Factory is definitely one of the best-haunted attractions Utah has to offer. Fear Factory: 666 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Castle of Chaos Escape Rooms: Escape rooms are always a good time, especially if you go with a big group of friends. Castle of Chaos Escape Rooms offers 5 levels of fear that you choose from, with each level increasing the scares inside. Their level 5 is only offered to participants who are 18+. Castle of Chaos does not mess around when it comes to a great haunted house, a General Admission ticket starts at $25 and ranges to $40 for a VIP ticket. Castle of Chaos Escape Rooms: 7980 State St, Midvale, UT 84047
Dead City Haunted House: This haunted attraction is a 30,000 square foot building with over 50 rooms filled with scares intended to give you nightmares. Something unique about Dead City Haunted House is that they offer a 3D Scare option where animatronics and monsters scare you, and they also have killer clowns chasing you too. GA tickets are $25 and a skip the line ticket is $35. Dead City Haunted House: 5425 S Vine St, Murray, UT 84107