#1: Indy Scream Park Haunted House by USA BEST HAUNTED HOUSES
Our number 1 spot on the Top 13 Haunted Houses in the USA goes to Indy Scream Park Haunted House. Though a relative newcomer to the scene, Indy Scream Park came right out the door with a bang.
The Indy Scream Park Haunted House actually has 5 separate attractions, each fully embracing a different kind of fear, then pull it all together with a midway while you wait. And while the place is close enough to Indianapolis to be easily reachable, it’s still removed enough that sirens or sounds of the city aren’t even close to a problem.
But the big reason these guys land at number one isn’t just because of the variety and location. It’s their commitment. Like their Bedlam 3D haunted house, which is all about the mental creepiness. It balances mental scares with disorientation scares, and throws in a few startles for good measure. All of it with custom video clips specially made for the house.
Their Nachtmahr haunted house covers 6,000 square feet, and is where their big set pieces get to shine. The various rooms and themes switch out, but include things like spinning bridges and carefully planned animatronics. Their attention to detail here is incredible, making sure every last spot is done perfectly.
Their “go big or go home” style is everywhere on the 2 outdoor haunted houses: One a terror-filled corn maze, and the other a war-torn zombie/post-apocalyptic area. Rather than stick with a bunch of scary tall plants, they add in a dozen cabins and scary monsters running around the half-mile maze with you. And for the zombie/post-apocalyptic area they go all out to really create that feeling of being there as everything goes to hell.
Their fifth haunted house starting 2013 is an entirely new feature from the ground up called Brickmore Asylum. Pulling off an asylum haunted house is all about having the correct combination of details, props, actors, and planning. Fortunately, these guys have that in spades.
The big shining thing about these guys is their follow through on every level. The actors stay in character, the haunted houses are finished to the last detail, and they don’t settle for half measures, even down to their waiting area midway. Rather than leave it at a single concessions stand, they’ve got games, huge fire pits, a beer garden, and monsters wandering around.
Good things to note:
You can get tickets online, both general admission and VIP to skip the line. Parking is $5, but you can also get a parking pass when you buy your tickets to make it easier.
If you’re going to use credit cards, buy your tickets online, since at the actual Scream Park they only accept cash. Fortunately, there are ATMs right there.