Haunted houses are a Halloween tradition. There’s no shortage of places to get spooked on Long Island.
Patch has compiled a list of places you can go to get scared this season. They range from spooky to downright scary.
Hempstead House of Horrors127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Once a year at Halloween, the mysterious ghosts of of the former Guggenheim Estate come to life. This year, the frightful show house expands to three floors of the massive 50,000-square-foot mansion, including the subterranean dungeon. You’ll see horrific, supernatural, spine-chilling scenes! Terrifying creatures are lurking everywhere. No one is safe – pray you don’t get lost or captured in the darkness.
The haunted house is only open Oct. 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under 12 are not permitted. Tickets are $25 for Sands Point Preserve members and $30 for non-members.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spooky Walk2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches
Started in 1989, the Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Delivering about 45 minutes of scares, the Spooky Walk is considered the longest-lasting haunted walk on Long Island. All of the proceeds go to the camp!
Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, hot pretzels, homemade candy apples and more! They also sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, toys and other Spooky Walk merchandise for the entire family.The Spooky Walk is open Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, but $15 the first night.
Bayville Scream Park8 Bayville Ave., Bayville
The Bayville Scream Park is a Halloween theme park. It features attractions like The Temple of Terror, Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear, Cures of the Zombie Pirates and more. It has been named the scariest haunted house on Long Island many times.
Ticket prices vary, but the pass for all six attractions is $49.75. It also features “Not So Scary” days on the weekends for kids and families. The box office opens at 6 p.m. every day and the attractions open at 7 p.m.
Haunted Hendrickson’s House of Horror123 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream (Valley Stream Pool Complex)
The Village of Valley Scream presents a four-night terrifying Halloween extravaganza: Haunted Hendrickson’s House of Horror! You will experience shock and terror inside the rooms of fright! Your biggest fears will all be realized the second you enter. Watch your back and don’t come alone!
The haunted house is open Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.
NYZ Apocalypse450 Commack Road, Deer Park
NYZ Apocalypse, the interactive zombie experience, has revamped its program for October to create a uniquely terrifying experience. Every Friday features a new survival-horror experience around different themes. And every Saturday is NYZ Evolution, a reboot of the classic NYZ experience with a new script, new events and a boss battle.
In addition, there is a Lights Out haunted house every Sunday. Escape the Dark throws you into a world of darkness and puts you and your groups wits and nerves to the test. One flashlight per group, but plenty of scares for everyone!
Tickets for Fearful Friday and Escape the Dark are $35. Tickets for the NYZ Evolution are $40.
Horse Ability’s Haunted Hay Barn223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury (SUNY Old Westbury Campus)
Come on down for a frightful night roaming the many creepy rooms, sure to hit a nerve with any and all of your deepest fears. The Hay Barn takes place in the historic 1912 Broad Hollow Barn that has a few more ghosts and ghouls in it than the ones we brought in. The event is created with some of the twisted minds that brought us the Bayville Haunted Fire House.
The attraction costs $13 per person. It’s open Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 All funds raised go directly into HorseAbility, 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides equine facilitated programs to children and adults with special needs.
Deepwell’s Haunted Mansion2 Taylor Lane, Saint James
In October, the historic Deepwell Mansion open its doors and welcomes you in to tour the screamingly horrific Deepwells Haunted Mansion. Enter the front door and explore room after room, floor after floor, of horrific scenes and creepy clowns, spiders galore and keep your eye out for the scientific experiments gone wrong!
It’s open Oct. 22, 28 and 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Restless Souls Haunted House Complex301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station
The Haunted House Complex offers three different, horrifying attractions. The Haunted Attractions utilize a time-tested combination of Interactive and up-close actors, Hollywood-quality props and audio-animatronics, elaborate sets and controlled lighting and audio design to ensure your time with the creatures is as immersive and realistic as can be.
The attractions feature The Shack of Screams, The Dark Colony and Dr. Bane’s Klownitorium in 3D.Tickets for all three attractions are $17. The attraction is open Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Darkside Haunted House5184 NY-25A, Wading River
The Darkside Haunted House is Long Island’s premier haunted attraction. This year is bigger and scarier than ever. Come make your way through the newly expanded haunted village. Then the terror continues as you make your way through the new, updated haunted house. Come experience the movie-quality sets, the bone-chilling special effects and the heart-pounding scares that make the Darkside Haunted House the place to be.
The nighttime attractions are open Fridays from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the nighttime attractions are $25. There are also daytime, less-scary hours Oct. 16, 17, 22 and 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets for the daytime shows are $10.
Chamber of Horrors NY1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge
The Chamber of Horrors is one of Long Island’s most popular haunted houses. During the Trilogy of Fear taking place Fridays and Saturdays, brave visitors will have an incredible experience exploring three haunts. Visitors can wander the chilling labyrinth of Maniac Manor, navigate the terrifying lunacy of Ward 9 and finally stagger through the horror of Murderers’ Row. On Sundays, the lights go out for one of The Chamber’s most terrifying events – Kill the Light. With every bulb in the haunt extinguished, visitors are sent through in complete darkness with only a single glow stick to guide their way — backwards.
The Trilogy of Fear is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Kill the Lights is open Sundays from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets for both are $25.
Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse215 South Country Road, Bellport
The Haunted Playhouse, one of the scariest haunted houses on Long Island. It features a professional set and costumes, as well as fantastic actors who draw you into the horror — for better or worse.
It’s open Oct. 13-16, 19-23 and 25-31 from 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. other nights. Tickets are $25.
The Haunted Mansion of Melville26 Pinelawn Road, Melville
Voted one of the scariest haunted houses on Long Island, the Haunted Mansion of Melville has been running for more than 20 years. Try to survive the haunted mansion, where a crazed doctor performed horrifying experiments. Then, try to survive the haunted corn maze.
The haunt is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays and Halloween from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets for both the Haunted Mansion and the corn maze are $32.