Halloween is only half the fun if it’s all treat and no trick.

There are just a few days left until the spookiest day of the year is upon us, so it’s time to get your plans in order of just exactly what you’ll be doing to celebrate. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking at the scarier end of the spectrum for your plans. Look no further.

If getting the senses scared out of you is your thing, then the perfect pre-Halloween activity is and will always be a haunted house. Western New York has several opportunities to get the adrenaline flowing and the heart pumping. Check them out the locations on our map, plan your trip, and have a scary Halloween!

Final Fear

Location: McKinley Mall (Blasdell)
Hours: October 29 – 31, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. November 1 – 2, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Price: $28 general admission to all seven haunts

This year, Final Fear and District of the Dead have teamed up to bring you the scariest experience. Located inside McKinley Mall’s old Dick’s Sporting Goods store, Final Fear is largest indoor haunted attraction in Western New York, featuring seven unique attractions for the fearless among you: Squeal, Chaos In Continuum, Labyrinth, Crypt: The Legend of the Keepers, Zombie Attack Kill Zone: The Last Stand, Quarantine and Mind Shaft. On top of all that, there’s a new Haunted Zombie sensory experience. Try them all – if you dare!


Location: 2309 Eggert Rd. (Tonawanda)
Hours: October 28 – 31, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., November 1 – 2, 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Price: $25 general admission (all five houses)

Constantly improving and forever terrifying, FrightWorld has added two new attractions this year: Eerie State Asylum, an abandoned mental hospital housing hordes of demented doctors and patients, and Condemned, a fight for survival against a deranged and disfigured family. Three other houses – Grindhouse, Phobiaz and Deathtrap – return this season, while new creatures make their debut. Test your will at America’s ScreamPark.

House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs

Location: Union Consumer Square, 3757 Union Road (Cheektowaga)
Hours: October 28 – 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. October 31, 6:30 p.m – 11 p.m. November 1 – 2, 6:30 – 12 a.m.
Price: $23 general admission, $30 VIP Screampass (gets you to the front of the line on all attractions). Group (20 or more) rates also available

House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs promises that 2013 will be the best year at this haunted house – and for good reason. In addition to new props, rooms and special effects, a new attraction has been added for the season: Dark Carnival, a haunt not for the faint of heart (or anyone with coulrophobia). Hellhouse: Possession, Body Harvesters: Bloodfeast and Killer Theater make their return, making up the four huge and horrifying haunts that is House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs!

Take a look at all these locations mapped out below!

Contributed by Ashley Steves