1. Bennett's Curse8024 Max Blobs Park Rd, Jessup
2. The Curse of Frau Mueller50 Florida Ave NE, Washington
3. Fright at the Museum575 7th St NW, Washington
4. Cox Farms Fields Of Fear15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville
5. Markoff's Haunted Forest19120 Martinsburg Rd, Dickerson
6. Field of Screams: Scream City4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney
7. Pev's Park Terrorville39835 New Rd, Aldie
8. Shocktober at Paxton Manor601 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg
9. Route 29 Haunted House5303 Lee Highway, Warrenton
Enter Castle Bennett, but beware, it’s crawling with roving “vampyres”. After you finish the haunted house, put on some 3D glasses and step into Zombie Kingdom 3D, or hit up Blob’s Park Bavarian Beer Garden.
“Ich komme zuruck", or "I will return" was the only message Frau Helga Mueller left behind after the bodies of missing children turned up on her doorstep exactly 100 years ago. Shortly after the gruesome discovery, the home of Frau Mueller burned down. You don’t have to leave the District to explore this 50,000 square feet of sheer terror based on true events.
Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking takes place at the DC Crime Museum. And sure, deep down you know the actors in this thing are Georgetown students earning their bar tabs, but seeing them suffer in gas chambers still means nightmares.
Fields of Fear is aptly titled: you walk for 3/4 of a mile through a 20-acre pitch-black cornfield. And there's touching involved.
Sign up for the haunted canopy tour and you’ll have to maneuver a ropes course in the dark while creepy dudes screw with you from the trees. Hook yourself into a series of zip lines while you dodge god-knows-what.
More than 126 people have asked to be removed from the haunted trail this year alone. In addition to this 35min leisurely stroll through the forest where a farmer was totally normally SKINNED ALIVE, there's a side attraction in the field called Zombie Paintball Apocalypse.
Enter Zombie Rumple, combat inside a massive ring where like a quagillion zombies will ATTACK YOU and try to steal your flags.
The tour of Paxton Manor, Funhouse, and Haunted Well of Souls are so scary that you have to print and sign a waiver before arriving on the premises. There are clowns. Lots and lots of clowns.
You have to be at least 13 to go, they've got see-through body bags hanging from the ceiling with (maybe real?) people in them, and they made the exit smaller and harder to find this year, so yeah.