6 Scary Places to Visit in NYC on Halloween

October in the Big Apple not only consists of pumpkin picking and parades, but it is also the only time of the year when it is acceptable to spend money to be frightened. So, although the New York’s Village Halloween Parade is a must-see event, nothing will thrill you quite like our accumulated list of best scary places to visit when in New York City during Halloween. 

1. Nightmare Horror Show

107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002

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The horror-themed playhouse is back and creepier than ever before. Come here for a Halloween celebration that you are sure to remember for a while. If you think you can handle extreme thrill, opt for the red “X” on your forehead for a more intense experience. Will you accept the challenge?


2. Times Scare

669 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Times Scare(Photo: via Times Scare)

This year-round haunted house located in Times Square is the go-to for those who like to celebrate Halloween all year round. This place is considered to be too terrifying for anyone under 14 to be allowed inside without supervision or an adult guide.If you outlive the haunted rooms, you can watch the Dead Sexy Burlesque, relax your nerves at the kill bar or watch a freak circus show. Times Scare may not look dense from the outside but this 5,000 square foot maze of horrors has zombies, monsters, along with other morbid creatures at nearly every curve of the house.


3. Blood Manor

163 Varick St, New York, NY 10013

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This place has become a staple of Halloween in New York City with its ever-growing list of performances and creepy surprises. Blood Manor delivers exactly, if not more than what is paid for. Every corner of this massive house is just as frightening as the other. There are multiple rooms with different horror settings if you dare open one more after the next.  If you are one to avoid the rooms and insist on staying in the hallways, prepare to ward off the zombies and creatures jumping around you.


4. Gravesend Inn Haunted House

Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel(Photo: via Gravesend Inn Haunted House)

This may be the most high-tech haunted house in New York City, and it’s all produced by the students of New York City College of Technology. Every Halloween, the department of entertainment technology at City Tech build this spooky “hotel” inspired by the animated houses you often see at amusement parks. This creative but creepy project has attractions like skeleton pirates, talking paintings, and a grisly bathroom. Guests may trigger spooky things in this hotel, as there are quite a few hidden sensors that make those things react to the spectators’ movements.


5. Jekyll and Hyde Club

 Jekyll and Hyde Club(Photo: via Jekyll and Hyde Club)

While dining at the Jekyll and Hyde Club, the creatures and memorabilia around you will come to life and interact with you whether it be a werewolf, a vampire, or an authentic Egyptian mummy. Regardless, something strange will occur every 10 minutes. The walls in this establishment are filled with animal head trophies and other oddities. Much of the stuff you will spot here will have a life of its own. Consider this your forewarning!



6. New York’s Haunted Hayride

1 Randalls Island Park, New York, NY 10035

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On a New York Haunted Hayride, you’ll find yourself in a hay-filled wagon traveling through a fantasy world in the woods of Randall’s Island Park. The hay wagon will slide its way through captivating Halloween portals consisting of ghostly apparitions, psychopathic clowns, demonic possessions, creatures of monster proportion, and we’ll leave your imagination to conjure up the rest.s, This place is both terrifying and awesome, becoming a “must-see” venue in New York City.


Most haunted houses in the Big Apple are up and roaring, ready to scare the living daylights out of those who dare to step inside them. What’s your favorite thing to do on Halloween in New York? Let us know in the comments.




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