With the arrival of fall, Halloween enthusiasts are gearing up for the spooky season. Across Michigan, Halloween decorations have been set up, and haunted attractions are eagerly preparing to welcome visitors. Among these attractions, haunted houses hold a particular charm for many. They offer a unique combination of fear and excitement that appeals to a wide audience.

The appeal of haunted houses.

Haunted attractions can provide a controlled environment where visitors can experience thrilling scares without any real danger. These attractions are known for their immersive and expertly crafted sets. Often accompanied by talented actors who excel at blurring the line between reality and fiction.

Haunted houses also have a knack for bringing people together. They often serve communal outings, drawing in friends and families seeking a shared adventure. The group dynamic adds a layer of camaraderie and shared memories to the spine-chilling encounters. This makes the experience all the more special.

Spooktastic events.

Michigan offers a variety of Halloween events and attractions to cater to different tastes. Whether you’re seeking heart-pounding thrills or prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of options to explore across the state. You can immerse yourself in the spooky ambiance by visiting haunted houses and real haunts, enjoy entertaining shows or leisurely hayrides, or participate in a pub crawl while wearing your best Halloween attire.

As we approach the heart of the spooky season, excitement for Halloween and haunted houses continues to build. For those interested in exploring haunted houses throughout Michigan, this weekend presents an opportunity to satisfy that curiosity.

Whether you’re a seasoned haunted house enthusiast or simply curious about the experience, this weekend’s openings offer a chance to step into the world of spooky thrills. Consider gathering your friends and family to embark on this unique adventure. As the spooky season unfolds, the anticipation for Halloween and the allure of haunted houses promises an entertaining and memorable experience, providing a taste of fear and excitement in a controlled and safe environment.

  • Erebus Haunted Attraction, Pontiac

    Located in Downtown Pontiac, at 8 South Perry St., the Tower of Terror is a four-story haunted house featuring an indoor walk spanning over half a mile. It promises a mix of thrilling experiences, moments of laughter, and spine-tingling screams. Their operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fridays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Front of Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac.

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  • Full Moon Manor Haunted House, Highland

    Full Moon Manor Haunted House welcomes visitors on Fridays and Saturdays during the entire month of October. This attraction features both a haunted maze and a haunted house. The line starts forming at dusk, and it’s advisable to arrive approximately an hour prior to that time to minimize waiting in long lines. Please note that tickets can only be purchased at their ticket booth You can find Full Moon Manor at 1215 White Lake Road in Highland.

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  • Azra Haunted House Chamber of Horrors, Madison Heights

    Azra Haunted House Chamber of Horrors is located at 31401 John R Road in Madison Heights. To streamline the experience, they suggest visitors purchase tickets online through their website. This allows visitors to bypass the ticket booth line and enjoy a swift check-in at the pre-sale booth before proceeding to the entrance line for the haunt. For information regarding operating hours, please refer to their website.

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  • Past Tense After Dark, Lapeer

    Past Tense After Dark offers three adrenaline-pumping haunted attractions: The Hayride of Despair, the Corn Maze of Fear, and the House of Horrors. Operating hours are on Fridays and Saturdays, running from 7 p.m. until midnight. You’ll find them situated at 1965 Farnsworth Rd. in Lapeer.

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  • Hush Haunted Attraction, Westland

    Explore the mysteries within Hush Haunted Attraction’s four cryptic haunted attractions. Hidden within, you’ll also find three secret bars offering unique cocktails. To obtain the most up-to-date information regarding their operating hours and pricing, please visit their website. Hush Haunted Attraction is located at 37550 Cherry Hill Road in Westland.

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  • The Scream Machine, Taylor

    According to The Scream Machine’s website, they have shifted to a new and more spacious location at 27510 Northline Road in Taylor. Their offerings include The Cream Machine Haunted Attraction and two 5-minute mini-escape rooms. To access information regarding their operating hours and pricing, kindly refer to their website.

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  • Slay Nights Haunted House, Howell

    Slay Nights in Howell, Michigan, is open every weekend in October. They offer a 10,000-square-foot indoor two-story Haunted House featuring advanced technology effects and a range of spooky scenes. The location of Slay Nights is at 1800 N. Burkhart Rd in Howell.

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  • Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze, Fowlerville

    Slaughterhouse Adventure provides a unique and immersive experience with a range of scares, including animatronics, chainsaws, cage lifts that elevate you off the ground, dramatic 30-foot fire explosions, clowns, and encounters with monsters. Their haunted hayride offers visitors a tour through elaborate scenes with intense scares. It’s important to note that they accept cash payments only. You can find Slaughterhouse Adventure located at 5781 Grand River in Fowlerville. To inquire about their hours of operation, you can contact them at 517-223-9140, and for pricing information, you can visit their website.

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