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This article Hauntworld will rate the best and scariest haunted houses in America 2016. 

This article Hauntworld will rate the best and scariest haunted houses, Halloween attractions, haunted hayrides, screampark, most extreme haunted houses, biggest and longest haunted attractions and even the SCARIEST horror movies to watch in 2016.  Which haunts have the scariest actors, or features the most extreme screams in 2016.  We rate them all! Every year we our main article is the top 13 scariest haunted houses in America but this year we are featuring the 31 scary haunted attractions for the year 2016. 
The fastest growing industry in America is the Halloween industry. We’ve seen it grow over the last ten years from a 1-billion dollar industry to a near 15-billion dollar industry. Halloween has grown to levels no one ever expected. Today, we see millions of home owners decorating their houses, turning their garages into haunted houses, changing their backyards into cemeteries and inviting people from around the neighborhood into their own personal HAUNTED HOUSE! Today tens of thousands of home owners buy zombies, monsters, tombstones, and crypts and even use specialized lighting to display and showcase their masterpiece. Many even create CGI FX in their windows. The days of Halloween being a kid’s holiday all about trick-or-treating are OVER! Even moms are getting into the act buying Halloween themed decorations to make the interior of the house Halloween themed as well.

Escape Rooms have stormed on the scene of America becoming a very popular spin off of Haunted Houses.  What are escape rooms?  Find yourself trapped in a room as you work with your team to solve puzzles, find clues and escape before time expires.  Many escape rooms have opened but most are not on the level of our list of the 10 best in America.  What makes one escape room better than the rest?  If you create a theme for an escape room does the room itself follow thru with theming and detail?  Most escape room are basic but some are beyond your imagination with amazing detail, theming, special fx and more.  Here is our list of the best escape rooms in America 2016.

1. 13th Gate Escape - Baton Rouge Louisiana - www.13thgateescape.com: Three different rooms including Death Row, Tomb of Anubis and a The Collector.  These are some of the most detailed, elaborate escape rooms in the United States.

2. St.Louis Escape - St.Louis, Missouri - www.stlouisescape.com: St Louis Escape features three rooms including Subway Escape, Mummy Escape and Cellar Escape.  All of their rooms are simply amazing, each attraction features animations, special fx and detail so amazing you experience the theme fully.

3. The Enigma Project - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - www.escapepittsburgh.com: The Enigma Project at Hundred Acres Manor is Pittsburgh's first real-life horror escape room game where you and up to 8 others will race against the clock and escape from a locked room in 45 minutes or less!

4. Mind Spark Adventure & Escape Games - Austin, Texas - www.mindsparkadventure.com: A progressive next generation adventure game located in Austin, TX.  Featuring 4 different games, Zombie, Terminal, Houdini, and an all new virtual reality escape game!

5. Bates Motel Escape Rooms - West Chester, Pennsylvania - www.batesmotelescaperooms.com: The creators of the Bates Motel bring you a new concept in interactive entertainment….A real life Adventure Escape room.  There are many hidden compartments and secrete passages throughout the rooms, and, instead of a steady stream of locks, there are hidden levers and mechanical devices used to follow the clues.

6. Rise Escape Games – Hammond, Louisiana - www.riseescaperooms.com: At Rise Escape Rooms each Room is uniquely designed to challenge your wits, bravery, and puts your teamwork to the ultimate trial. One of the escape rooms features a real moving plane that you must land to live. 

7. Escape Room Live - Washington, DC - www.escaperoomlive.com: In collaboration with Sony and Paramount, Escape Room Live is bringing Hollywood-style sets, CGI, Lighting & Sound effects, and Augmented Reality for a level of immersion not seen before in escape games. Look for an upcoming television game-show series featuring their escape games!

8. Escape The 13th Floor - Chicago, Illinois - www.escapethe13thfloor.com: A horror themed escape game location located in Chicago at the 13th Floor Haunted House location.  Featuring 2 thrilling escape games, Jack the Ripper and Illusion Manor.

9. The Basement Escape Rooms - Aurora, Illinois - www.thebasementescaperooms.com: Features two different escape rooms which take the concept to the next level Traumatized and Quarantined.  These rooms feature live actors, shooting zombies and much more.

10. Headless Horseman Escape - Ulster Park, New York - www.headlesshorseman.com: The creators of Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, Ulster Park, New York are proud to present a new concept of interactive, immersive entertainment.  A real life escape experience!  A first for the Historic Hudson Valley.  Featuring four escape rooms: Poison Plum Island Escape, Houdini's Workshop Escape, Blood Inn Escape, and The Collector.

11. The Basement - Los Angeles, California - www.thebasementla.com: This escape game has won universal acclaims as the single-most immersive kidnap experience short of being in a real life SAW. Not for the squeamish.

12. 5 Wits - Syracuse, New York - www.5-wits.com: While not a typical escape game, 5Wits is the most immersive, family friendly experience involving intriguing interaction in a high production set with fun puzzle-solving tasks. Feels like a theme park unto itself!

13. The Escape Game Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee - www.nashvilleescapegame.com: Solve million dollar heists, decode secret service missions, and navigate through prison passageways.

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