by Rylie Guthrie
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween. Here are a few of the best haunted houses around New England.
Haunted Overload is located in Lee, New Hampshire. According to HalloweenWorld.com, Haunted Overload was voted the number one haunted attraction in 2015 by HauntWord Magazine. Every year they add something onto the attraction to make it an even more exceptional and an unfamiliar experience. Haunted Overload has been said to have remarkable creativity and illustration.
There are three levels of scariness at Haunted Overload. The first and easiest level is Day Haunt. This level has people walk through the trail with the reassurance of light, and is without pop-ups or scares. The second level is the Friday Night Lite, which is great for children to come at night. The young ones can experience the haunted attraction with no scares and it allows them to meet the friendly actors/actresses. Finally, the scariest level is Haunted Overload, and is not recommended for small children, but rather for people who want a good scare with pop-ups around every corner.
For some people who would rather go through a haunted attraction but are too scared to go during regular hours, Haunted Overload is open from 11 AM-4:30 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The cost is five dollars per person. Friday Night Lite (level 2) is open today, October 31st, from 7-8:30 PM.
Haunted Hill is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island and is approximately 15-20 minutes away from North Attleboro. This is a big attraction around the North Attleboro/Cumberland area, and the tickets cost $15.00 dollars for regular admission while fast pass tickets are $25.00. Haunted Hill also incorporates a “not so scary halloween”during the day for younger children or people who are too afraid to complete the trail at regular hours.
NAHS senior Thomas Reynolds, who has gone to Haunted Hill, said, “I thought it was a good place to go with a big group and it gave a good scare.”
Family day was October 29th from 12 PM-2 PM. This is a special event where children get to dress up in their best costumes, and have a chance at winning prizes for dressing up in the best Halloween costume. Children also get trick or treating bags filled with candy and are presented with information on safety tips for Halloween night.
Do not be fooled, Haunted Hill is a trail filled with horror and spookiness, with monsters around every corner.
Last but not least is The Factory of Terror, located in Worcester, RI. They also have two other locations in Fall River, RI, and West Warwick, RI. Factory of Terror is an indoor attraction and is wheelchair accessible. At the Factory of Terror there are five different attractions: Clown College 4D, Zella’s Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare, and the 13th Haunt.
Keeley Baldwin, senior at North Attleboro High School says, “I was so scared [when I went that] I was shaking. The only thing that really bothers me though are the constant pop-ups. I’m okay with everything else.”
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