Massachusetts October 15, 2017
Here Are The 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions In Massachusetts
’Tis the season for things that go bump in the night. October in Massachusetts means fall foliage, hot apple cider and spooky stuff galore. We’ve tracked down the places in the state that turn the terror up to 11 and will make you jump out of your skin. We’ve also highlighted a few not-so-scary options for those who just want a bit of a thrill. Read on for a guide to the most terrifying haunted attractions in Massachusetts.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Hysteria at Connors Farm, Danvers
How does shooting down zombies on a haunted farm sound? Hysteria at Connor’s Farm in Danvers transforms this normally idyllic country spot into a haven for terrifying ghouls and zombies. It was rated one of the top "screamparks" in America by HauntWorld Magazine in 2014 and 2015. You’ll encounter dozens of terrifying characters in grownups-only horror scenarios. There’s also a great non-scary corn maze that you can navigate with a flashlight if you spook easily. (30 Valley Rd.
2. Witches Woods, Westford
Witches Wood is located at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area and is home to a ghastly number of ghosts and monsters. If you hop on a hayride, you’ll see witches darting through the trees, hear werewolves howling at the moon, race to escape zombies lurching after your wagon and even be visited by the spirits of dead lumberjacks…still armed with axes. There are also other haunted spots on the site like Nightmare Mansion, The Keeper’s Crypt and Vampire Passage. (79 Powers Road, Westford)
3. Ghost Ship Harbor, Quincy
Ghost Ship Harbor may be the scariest floating haunted attraction ever. This totally immersive experience takes place on the desk of the 718-foot historic battleship USS in Quincy that is rumored to be haunted in its own right. The haunted attraction features over 80,000-"scare"-feet of terrifying themed areas, a virtual reality experience and a commissary food stop. Experiences include "Contagion," where visitors will see the chaos of a deadly virus outbreak; "The Plague," where the survivors of the virus outbreak realize they’re not safe at all; and "Fear No Evil," which will lead victims though the demented dreams of a little girl named Isabelle. Tickets to this experience go fast, so check the website
for more information and times.
4. Fright Fest at Six Flags New England, Agawam
The scariest time of the year at Six Flags is definitely Fright Fest, the theme park’s annual celebration of all things ghastly. The park opens at night and invites the brave to explore Scare Zones like Main Street Graveyard, where underground monsters have begun to make their way to the surface, as well as haunted attractions like The Forgotten Laboratory and Wicked Woods. Of course, there are also plenty of scary rides and rollercoasters to try out. This event is definitely not for the faint of heart. Fright Fest runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 23 to October 29. Visit their
for more information and tickets.
5. Chambers of Terror, Salem
Heading to Salem for a good scare at Halloween seems like a no-brainer. Chambers of Terror delivers screams in spades with demons, ghouls, insane clowns and unnamable creatures that prowl the darkened rooms of the attraction. This attraction is open every day of the week with extended hours on Friday and Saturday. (59 Wharf Street, Salem)
6. Factory of Terror, Worcester and Fall River
Factory of Terror has locations in Worcester and Fall River, which means there’s all the more reason to check out this terrifying attraction. This haunted spot will make you shiver with a 4-D creepy clown college, zombie alley and a 3-D nightmare experience. You can visit this spot on weekend evenings. Tickets range from $13.33 to $34.99, depending on the experience you want.
for more information and tickets.
7. DementedFX, Holyoke
From now till the 29th, DementedFX is letting brave souls test their courage at their haunted house in Holyoke. This attraction was rated one of the world’s scariest by Buzzfeed. You’ll encounter roomfuls of terrifying, high-quality displays and skilled actors who will have you running for the door. The haunted house is open Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 per adult.
to find out more.
If you’re looking for another big fright, check out
this haunted house in Massachusetts that makes you sign a waiver before entering.