One of the things Atlanta is known for around Halloween is its spectacular haunted houses. While Netherworld is the mecca for fans of the truly scary adventures, there are plenty of other places to check out. You may find yourself visiting a different creepy manse every weekend in October. Be aware that the lines for some of the events may be the most frightening part of the experience!
Netherworld Haunted House
6624 Dawson Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
Is it as awesome as you've heard? The answer is yes! Netherworld is a truly scary experience, not recommended for young children. Last year, there were two separate houses, both containing horrors relating to every imaginable phobia. It's basically like walking through the set of a "Saw" film. There are exits in case you find yourself too frightened. Lines will be long, so you'll want to purchase your tickets in advance or consider purchasing a fast pass for busier evenings (closer to Halloween). It is worth the cost and the wait if you truly love a good scare.
Chambers of Horror Haunted House
695 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
For most Atlanta teens, hanging out at The Masquerade is a rite of passage, whether it's to see your favorite band or just to go dancing. It's also the site of one of the city's best haunted houses in October. This house is adults only, so don't bring the kids if they are under 18. Be prepared for a psychological thrill ride that might just give you nightmares. It's not for the meek, and it tends to stay open until midnight or 1 a.m. on the weekends.
Creepers Haunted House
2781 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Creepers returned to the haunted house scene in 2013 after taking a four-year break. It is known for attention to detail in its spooky sets and decorations. This house has included boat rides and elevators, so it is a step above your average setting. Expect a developed storyline that you will follow as you travel through the experience.
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13 Stories Haunted House
320 Temple Avenue West
Newnan, GA 30263
It's worth the trip out to Newnan, Georgia to experience the scarefest that is the 13 Stories Haunted House. Expect all of your worst nightmares to come to vivid life and jump out at you. It's a massive space, nearly 55,000 square feet. One of the houses is so terrifying that it requires a signed waiver and is only for adults, but there are four other houses for the more sensitive souls.
Gates of Misery
174 Chatillon Road
Rome, GA 30161
Folks with a love of haunted houses travel from all over the South to visit Gates of Misery in Rome, Georgia. This house is 12,000 square feet, which gives plenty of room for all of the scares you need. The house has been running for seven years, getting bigger every time. Actors, special effects and all sorts of props will result in a totally terrifying experience.
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