Long Island Haunted Houses Sure to Scare Teens

Gateway Haunted House Playhouse. Photo courtesy of the venue
Gateway Haunted House Playhouse. Photo courtesy of the venue
9/25/22 - By Jaime Sumersille

Looking for Long Island haunted houses that will entertain teens? Read on for our top picks. 

If you're looking to get spooked this Halloween, Long Island is home to many haunted houses that are up to the task. While they range from kid-friendly to downright creepy, here we've rounded up the scariest spots delivering Halloween thrills for teens.

So get out and enjoy these thrills and chills. Keep in mind that these Long Island haunted houses are meant to be scary, so come prepared with a backup plan in case your teen wants to leave quickly.

If you're looking for something more low-key, there is plenty of Halloween-themed fun to be had at LI pumpkin patches, and we've got tons more seasonal fun in our Long Island Halloween Guide.


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Long Island Haunted Houses for Teens

1. Darkness Rising — Copiague

This Copiague haunted house features two back-to-back attractions. Travel back to the Old West and discover the mysteries of a ghost-ridden town in "The Haunting of Black Gulch." Then try and survive the violent psychopaths of a genetic experiment gone wrong in "Gentec Laboratories." There’s a snack bar on site, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the YES Community Counseling Center.

2. Gateway's Haunted Playhouse— Bellport

A division of The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse utilizes the numerous theatrical designers and staff from Long Island’s oldest professional theater. Dozens of professionally trained actors prepare and rehearse each character that inhabits the haunted house, giving it a unique, theatrical quality unrivaled on Long Island. Recommended for ages 13+.

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Chambers of Hell LI Best Haunted Houses for kids
Chambers of Hell celebrates makes its experience longer and scarier every year. Photo courtesy of the venue

3. Chambers of Hell — Hauppauge

This haunted house, located just off of the Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge, has all new attractions for 2022. There are several distinct spaces for teens to explore: "Cinema of Terror," "Alice's Nightmare," and "Mangled." General admission tickets include access to all three. After the scare, teens can wind down in the dance hall and escape room. Recommended for young adults ages 15+.

4. Dark Knight Halloween World — Farmingville

This attraction in Farmingville is not your typical haunted house. Dark Knight Halloween World is an immerse experience with a retro vibe. Guests walk on a wooded trail near a demented funhouse for maximum thrills. Recommended for ages 13+.

5. Restless Souls — Huntington Station

Restless Souls in Huntington Station has been scaring patrons for the past ten years. Tickets include admission to four attractions, "Klownkatraz 3D," "The Shack," "The Dark Colony," and "Alien Autopsy Escape Room." The experience utilizes a time-tested combination of interactive and up-close actors, high-quality props, and audio-animatronics, making the experience very realistic.

6. Yaphank Trail of Terror — Yaphank

Yaphank Trail of Terror is more than just a haunted trail–it’s an immersive experience held on the grounds of the Yaphank Presbyterian Church. Nightly bonfires and horror movies add to the scare factor.

7. Darkside Haunted House — Calverton

Darkside is consistently rated among the scariest haunted houses in the Northeast, and its location in a deserted farm field creates a frightening atmosphere from the get-go. Actors won't touch any of the guests, but there are emergency exits if the experience gets overwhelming. Best for kids 12+.

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8. Long Island Monster Gallery — Mineola

The Long Island Monster Gallery is Long Island's first immersive gallery dedicated to horror and Halloween movies. The gallery showcases more than 30 life-size monsters accompanied by theatrical sets, lighting, and music. Note: This is not a haunted house attraction.

A version of this post was originally published in 2012. It was updated in September 2022.

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