Haunted Houses in New Jersey, Harmless to Horror-Filled
For those who like a good fright before Halloween night, check out some of New Jersey's best haunted establishments. There are plenty of night-time haunts to please the older kids, some creepy walking tours to see an entire (possibly) haunted town, a scaredy-cat amusement park and even a few scare-free zones where kids can just trick or treat. And for more creepy/fun choices, check out our NJ Halloween Guide.
Bane (Rockaway, NJ)
Bane is the (now haunted) house of the Bane family, full of zombies and flesh-eating relatives. Not recommended for kids under 13. Check website for current pricing and coupons. I hear from a co-worker that this was genuinely scary! Call 973-444-3079 for more info.
Ghost Tour of Ocean City (Ocean City, NJ)
This candlelight walking of Ocean City includes deep and spooky secrets and ghost stories for the area. Fun in the sun turns into fear in the dark after hearing these haunting tales! Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis and it's recommended to purchase your ticket by 6pm. Tours begin at 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights and take approximately 90 minutes. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
The Haunted Mill (Clinton, NJ)
The historic mill of the Red Mill Museum takes on the spooky theme of "The Rising Dead". Be warned: this haunted house is NOT for small children. October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 6:30pm to 10pm. Check website for current pricing. More information at 908-735-4101 x100.
Six Flags Annual Fright Fest (Jackson, NJ)
As always, Six Flags is ready for Halloween! There are ghosts and ghouls in costume, spooky music and entertainment, trick or treating, and there are plenty of scare-free zones for little kids.
C. Casola Farms, (Colts Neck, NJ)
Casola Farms offers The Haunted Hayride of Terror in addition to 4 other scary attractions in the fields of Colts Neck in Monmouth County. Recommended for ages 12 and up, join the horror shows at these times and dates.
Field of Terror (East Windsor, NJ)
In its 11th fright-filled year, K and S Farms puts on a series of scary attractions including "Killer Kornfield", "Unknown Barn", "Zombie Attack", "Dementia 3-D", and starting this year, "Zombie Hunt Paintball Hayride". For the younger set, there is a family-friendly flashlight maze nightly. The fun begins September 26, Thursdays through Sundays from 7:00 to 10:00 and ends on Saturday, November 1. There is a DJ, concessions, and a bonfire nightly as well as fireworks on certain occasions. In addition, enjoy a post-Halloween workout at the annual Zombie Mud Run on November 1.
Scareland Stadium (Augusta, NJ)
NJ's newest haunted attraction, Scareland Stadium's "Field of Nightmares" will put you on the field with the creepiest baseball team ever. Check out the various dates and times starting October 3 and ending November 1, from 7pm to midnight. For more info, call 973-450-1073 and ask for John Patterson.
Haunted Scarehouse (Wharton, NJ)
Rated "Scariest Haunt in Northern NJ" by Fright Tour 2013, this is two giant floors of scary movie sets built by professional set builders. Friday and Saturdays nights from 7pm to 11pm and Sundays 7pm to 10pm until Halloween. And one last blast on Saturday, November 1, a special "lights off" night for fright-seekers over 18.
Don't forget, for more Halloween fun, check out our Halloween Guide.