Any place that has a farmer being skinned alive by a werewolf as part of its founding mythos is worth keeping in mind. Creativity is on full display at Field of Screams, with each haunted area telling its own unique story. That story inspires the actors, animatronics, color palette, and construction of every space. So, between your blood-curdling screams, respect the artistry.
This legendary haunted attraction has been scaring Maryland locals in various locations for the past 18 Halloweens. For its latest season, Bennett’s features the freaky abyss that is the Underworld, a demon-filled 3-D hellscape inspired by Dante’s Inferno, familiar Halloween characters popping out at you in Legends of Halloween, and a recreated insane asylum where all the patients are let loose. Bennett’s will be featured in a documentary Nothing But Haunts that highlights the top 25 haunted houses in the country.
This is seriously the stuff of nightmares. Visitors walk for 3/4 of a mile through a 20-acre pitch-black cornfield to be met by fire-breathing circus freaks, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, zombie scarecrows that appear between husks, and ghoulish butchers looking for their next victim. Hug your friends close for this one.