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    I’m a big scaredy-cat when it comes to "haunted" anything. Even though I’ve been known to cover my eyes during previews for horror movies, I always feel the need to do something spooky around this time of year. Maybe it’s the snap in the air, the kitsch of Hillcrest around Halloween, the falling leaves and descending frost: something makes me crave the creep.

    I salute those of you with stronger stomachs and braver hearts, and I’m here to help you get the most scare out of this Halloween you possibly can. Behold: a list of haunted attractions in Louisville where you can scream your little heart out. 


    Location: Otter Creek Park near Fort Knox

    Dates: Sept 19 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $20 for 4 attractions 

    This is an enormous hauntpark that brings horror movies to life. This year "The Purge!" is the frightfully, featured attraction! Since the last "The Purge!" scare here in Louisville, just the thought of this is enough to give me nightmares.

    To buy your tickets and to get more information click here.


    Location: 2900 S. 7th Street Rd Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 13 – Nov 2, 2014

    Price: $18

    This award-winning attraction is 13,000 square feet of horror. This event will take you through the town of Ft. Harmony. The inner demons of the once pleasant town-folk manifest before your eyes to deliver a terror you have never known. 

    To buy your tickets and get more information click here.


    Location: Pond Station Rd Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 12 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $28 For All Access Pass

    This is a Halloween theme park that this year will include Darkness Falls, Zombie City, Xterminate: Zalien Attack, and the Carnivale of Lost Souls. I've heard it's one of the best haunts in the Ville, and it’s got something to scare everyone. Afraid of clowns? This place is the actual worst. 

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 800 A Avenue East Seymour, IN

    Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 1 2014

    Price: $20 or Fast Pass $25; Fast Pass + t-shirt $33 or sweatshirt $40

    This is another award-wining attraction, and was named one of Indiana's scariest Haunted Houses. This attraction offers scenes from movies, tv, and even video games brought to life. Well worth the scare, this 6,000 square foot scene of Downtown Atlanta brings "The Walking Dead" to life right before your very eyes. Fear Fair is guaranteed to make you scream and squeal.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 647 West Hill St Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 19 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $18

    The Devils Attic haunted house is a collection of the true elements that make up many classic horror films. They have taken these elements and integrated them into a very interactive and detailed environment. Within the realms of The Devils Attic you will encounter many of your childhood demons as well as a slight horrific twist on some of the classic monsters of Hallows Eve. 

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 3000 S Fourth St Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 12 – Nov 1 2014

    Price: $20, VIP $29

    The Haunted Hotel starts out with an elevator that takes you on a nightmarish ride to the 13th floor. On your way, a ghoul comes out of the wall and scares you into the haunted house. This hotel is known for its extreme scares, blood curdling effects, and detailed scenery. Save the date for November 8, 2014, when you can join the Haunted Hotel for their lights out, zombie outbreak event!

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 12009 Rehl Rd Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 19 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $15

    This attraction takes you through the stories of Grimms' Fairy Tales. The creative team behind bringing these dark stories to life have 30 years experience, and were inspired by The Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. This year they are adding the nearly 30 foot Maleficent’s Castle with a fire-breathing dragon and creepy catacombs. This is easily the most uniquely creative haunt in Louisville.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 914 East Main St New Albany, IN

    Dates: Fri & Sat nights Oct. 3 – Nov. 1 2014

    Price: $14, Mansion tours available

    This is the longest running haunted house in Louisville. To celebrate their 30th season they will be presenting their collection of "greatest scares" plus several brand new scares. There will be old favorites like the Coffin Ride and familiar characters like Spot the Zombie, Giltine and Dr. Webb. Get ready to celebrate the past 30 years with horrors that will make you scream!

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 835 Spring St Jeffersonville, IN

    Dates: Fri. & Sat. Sept 19-20, 26-27; Oct. Fri. & Sat. 3 & 4; Thurs-Sun through the 31st 2014

    Price: Two haunt combo $19, All four haunt VIP combo $40

    This is a complex of 4 different haunted houses. One of the houses is entirely new for this 2014 season. During your journey through these houses you will encounter Industrial Nightmare, Dementions, Infected and the CarnEVIL 3D, plus the exciting new renovated house! 

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 451 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 19 – Oct 26, 2014

    Price: $20, Speedpass $40

    This haunted house is a legend here in Louisville that features a very descriptive storyline with a cast of characters that are some of the most creepy people that you will see in a haunted house. Your adventure begins at the Morgue in a funeral parlor with Warren Vanderdark. To give you background on this classic haunt, it has been run by the Vanderdark family for over a century. History says that Warren actually killed his father and has been running the Morgue in an unspeakable fashion ever since. As he walks you through the opening corridor, he sends you off into the deepest recesses of Baxter Morgue where you will encounter Warren Vanderdark’s deepest secrets as the spirits who have been imprisoned by the Baxter Morgue haunted house come alive in front of your eyes. This is an incredible haunted house in the Louisville area and it has a huge following. This is really a must for your bucket list of haunted houses!

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 4400 Paralee Ln, Louisville, KY

    Dates: Sept 26 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $20, Parking $5

    Every year Waverly Hills opens its doors for their annual haunted fundraiser. All proceeds goes towards the restoration of this historic hospital. The haunt begins as you weave your way through the labyrinth of corridors that enclose the spirits of those that haunt the halls of Waverly. And remember for your scary-enjoyment you get to help make Louisville even more beautiful by helping restore this building.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 6516 Echo Trail Louisville, KY

    Dates: Oct 3 – Oct 25, 2014

    Price: $15

    This haunted corn maze is 11 acres and filled with horrific creatures lurking around every corner. With corn towering over you at 12-15 feet you will try to make your way through this terrifying maze, more than likely, without peeing your pants. It's said to be one of the best corn mazes you'll find in this area.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 8200 Candleworth Dr Louisville, KY

    Dates: Oct 24-25, 2014

    Price: $7

    This haunted trail is hosted by Lassiter Middle School here in Louisville. This haunt is a charity event in which all proceeds go to help families in the community that are struggling financially. Despite being a charity event, this haunt is intense and not for the faint of heart. This weekend only, you are in-store for a good scare to help your community as you scream till the end.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: Shelbyville, KY

    Dates: Fri & Sat nights Oct 1-31, 2014

    Price: $10

    A little outside the city, in Shelbyville, is a new haunted house that features graveyards and flying demons. All characters are themes from The Ring, Saw, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and more. Put on by the Shelbyville Fire Department, this haunt has 19 different scares, and is well-worth the drive!

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 704 Kentucky Street Shelbyville, KY

    Dates: Every Fri & Sat in Oct, 2014

    Price: $10 per person

    Located also in Shelbyville, Blood Orchard is a barn with over 3300 square feet of pure terror, and bringing all your worst nightmares to life. This haunted barn is non-profit with the proceeds supporting the Shelby County Parks and Rec.

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.



    Dates: Fri & Sat Sept 19-Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $15, Children $12 

    This haunted house is a little outside of Louisville, but if you are willing to take a drive you won't regret it (or maybe you will after you are scared to death)! 

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 3821 Oakleaf Lane Louisville, KY

    Dates: Oct 3-Nov 1, 2014 , 8P-12A

    Price: $2

    This haunt has a great price for a great scare. With creepy clowns swarming this 3,000 square foot asylum; you won't know what expect with each step you take. Once you enter there is no turning back as these crazed clowns are running the show! 

    To buy tickets and for more information click here.


    Location: 3 locations

    Dates: Sept 19 – Nov 1, 2014

    Price: $20

    This is a haunted house scavenger hunt throughout the city of Louisville. Included in admission you will receive a book of clues to solve that will take you to three different haunted houses. Your starting point is one of the three houses, or you can even start online right from your house. There’s nothing like being led down dark back roads and creepy side streets to a scary destination to get your heart pumping. Your ticket includes admission to three haunts (a steal) a gift certificate for some munchies, and a gas card per carload. 

    To buy your tickets and to get more information click here.

    For those of you with little ones, or for the faint of heart (like me) these not-so-haunted attractions may be more your style.

    Here's hoping you get the scare of your life as you discover the many haunted offerings that are scaring all over Louisville! Happy "Haunted" Halloween (cue the maniacal cackle)!

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