Guide: Haunted houses in New Jersey

Looking for a good scare this Halloween? Check out some of the frightening haunted houses in New Jersey. Please check with the location before heading out as dates, times and prices are subject to change.

Bane Haunted House
630 W. Mount Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ
Hours: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 21, and more days each week in October; check website for specifics
Info: Listed as one of the most terrifying in the nation by Buzzfeed, Bane Haunted House features dozens of actors who try to scare you to your core. Those actors will touch you, but they won’t hurt you. At some point, everyone will be asked to separate, so you will experience part of the haunted house alone. There are also two escape rooms.

BloodShed Farms' Fear Fest
2919 Route 206
Columbus, NJ
Hours: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October; check website for specifics 
Info: BloodShed Farms' Fear Fest includes four new attractions for 2018 and features a nightly party-like atmosphere with a live DJ, food trucks, roaming scaractors, creepy midway games, entertainment and more.

Brighton Asylum
2 Brighton Ave.
Passaic, NJ
Hours: Open various days through Nov. 3; check website for specifics 
Info: Brighton Asylum was once called “The Scariest Place on Earth.”  The “legend” of the Asylum is that it used to be a psychiatric hospital that closed in the 1950s due to a number of unexplained occurrences. Its attractions include the Asylum, "The Tunnel," a horror museum and four interactive escape rooms.

Brookdale Haunted Theater
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 
Parking Lot 2
Hours: Fridays-Sundays starting Oct. 12; check website for specifics
Info: Located at the Brookdale Community College - Performing Arts Center. This indoor, self-guided walk-through haunted house maze – which is designed, built and operated by more than a 100 Brookdale students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members – features themed mazes, pitch black zones, and special effects, all contained within the walls of the Performing Arts Center.

Camp Evans Base of Terror
2201 Marconi Road
Wall Township, NJ
Hours: Begins the weekend of Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, and continues every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 to 11 p.m., weather permitting.
Info: Camp Evans Base of Terror is a fundraiser for the InfoAge Science Center. During the day, you can learn about science at New Jersey’s official World War II Memorial. At night, the grounds of the 100-year-old Army base are transformed for you to experience the half-mile journey.

C. Casola Farms Haunted Attractions 
131 S Main St.
Marlboro Township, NJ
Hours: Open every Friday & Saturday from Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, plus every Sunday in October and Halloween night; check website for hours
Info: C. Casola Farms is a family owned business featuring five terrifying attractions for your entertainment, including The Hayride of Terror, The 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro Zombie Breakout. Now in its 18th year of business, C. Casola Farms is rated within the top 10 for tri-state haunted houses and hayrides. 

Cornfield of Terror
723 W. Herschel St.
Egg Harbor, NJ
Hours: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October; check website for hours
Info: R&J Farm transforms at night as the creatures from the Cornfield of Terror try to hunt you down. There is also a non-scary corn maze and outdoor movies for children.

Dracula’s Domain
569 Monmouth Road
Jackson, NJ
Hours: Open Sept. 28 and 29, and then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October; check website for hours
Info: If you dare, hop on board a Haunted Hayride that runs through 66 haunted acres deep in the bowels of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Continue the adventure with a walk through the Psycho Path and the Dead End Corn Maze.

    Field of Terror
    831 Windsor-Perrineville Road
    East Windsor, NJ
    Hours: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 28 through October, plus Halloween and select Thursdays in October; check website for specifics
    Info: "Farmer Frank” farmed more than 100 acres of land in East Windsor. He was bored with farming, so he experimented with some of the vegetation with some of the locals. The “results” are now on the land, and Ax Man still oversees the crops to this day.

    Haunted Scarehouse of Wharton
    105 W. Dewey Ave.
    Wharton, NJ
    Hours: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October, plus select Thursdays and Halloween; check website for specifics
    Info: The Haunted Scarehouse challenges you to “two floors of fear," as you go through the Hayden Farmhouse and up to the second floor. In order to get out, your whole group will be forced to escape. There are also four escape rooms that include live actors Friday through Sunday after 6 p.m.

    The Haunted Village 
    Red Mill Museum
    56 Main St.
    Clinton, NJ
    Hours: Open Early October
    Info: Set in a historical wool mill from 1810 that now hosts a museum, the Haunted Village has been providing scares to tri-state residents for 28 years. The mill is transformed into 3 stories of twists and turns, never knowing what kind of ghouls and zombies you'll encounter with your next step.

    Hazlet House of Horrors
    Cullen Center
    1776 Union Ave.
    Hazlet, NJ
    Hours: Oct. 26 - Oct. 28
    Info: Get ready for the scare of your life at the Hazlet House of Horrors – 6 rooms of alarming antics with tricks and treats galore. Halloween festivities will be hosted by Hazlet Recreation and the Raritan High School Performing Arts Department. The first hour of each night will be “Horror Lite” suggested for ages 9 and up. Anyone coming after that should prepare to be scared.

    Night of Terror
    448 Lincoln Mill Road
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Hours: Open select Thursdays and every Friday and Saturday in October; check website for specifics
    Info: Consistently ranked among the best haunted attractions in America, Night of Terror includes six terrifying haunted attractions and the area's first and best Haunted Paintball Hayride.

    Nightmare at Gravity Hill 
    1005 Farmingdale Road
    Jackson, NJ
    Hours: Sept. 14- Nov. 3. Open Fridays and Saturdays in September. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the month of October. Final nights are Nov. 2-3.  Check website for complete 2018 haunt schedule with hours of operation.
    Info: As you enter the gates of Nightmare at Gravity Hill, the nightmare begins. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings (including a pyramid, 3D fun house, cemetery, insane asylum, and many many more) spread out over 5 acres providing over 35 minutes of walkable bloodcurdling trails with frightening themes and adventures. This spine-chilling haunted walk-through will change the way you sleep at night.... or make sure you never sleep again.

    Scary Rotten Farms
    151 Brick Blvd.
    Brick, NJ 08723
    Hours: Fridays-Sundays starting Sept. 21; Thursdays starting Oct. 18; Check website for complete 2018 haunt schedule with hours of operation.
    Info: Offers three new scary haunts for 2018 -- Twisted Tales, where your childhood memories will be your darkest nightmares as you walk through this living HELL; Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos, and Blackened: The Plague, where the apocalypse brought with it a time known as “The Blackened,” the earth’s population was nearly eradicated. Those who survived banded together in separate communities and forced to survive by any means possible. Wars between these communities raged on, death was life.

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