Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get spooky — and for those that are daring enough, these metro Detroit haunted attractions are sure to frighten you.
Featured on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and more, this attraction centers around a mad scientist whose experiment has gone wrong. The four-story haunted house tower, which is not recommended for those under 13 years old, serves terrifying thrills alongside Hollywood-level special effects. From 2005-2009, Erebus held the Guinness Book of World Records title for the longest walk-through haunted attraction. $20-$35. Erebus Haunted Attraction, 18 S. Perry St., Pontiac; 248-332-7884; hauntedpontiac.com.
The grounds, woods, and buildings of Wiard’s Orchard’s transform into a scary destination each fall. Haunted attractions include The Ultimate Haunted Barn, The Asylum, The Mineshaft, Hayrides Of The Lost, and Alien Caged Clowns in 3D. Pricing varies based on activity. Wiard’s Night Terrors, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti; 734-390-9212; hauntedhousemichigan.com.
Hush’s fearful 40,000-square-foot location features spine-tingling acting and incredible set design. Once you enter, you are at the mercy of the monsters inside. Attractions include Belly of the Beast, a dark temple hidden in The Hush Falls Hotel that is home to the hotel’s dark lord, Louisiana Catacombs, a swampland graveyard filled with the undead, and Rosecliff Hall Haunted Mansion, where the former residents make their presence known. There are three hidden bars in the haunts and roaming monsters on the midway, too. Ticket prices vary by day. Hush Haunted Attraction, 37550 Cherry Hill Rd., Westland; 734-502-6026; hushhauntedattractions.com.
Rumor has it that this “Deranged District” was created after a sinister turn of events in a revitalized town. After the local government began dumping chemical waste that infested the town’s lake, turning the wildlife rabid and starving for human flesh. $22+. Deranged Haunt, 35560 Goddard Rd., Romulus; 734-660-6991; derangedhaunt.com.
Located next to Escape Room Zone in a former laser tag arena, each of AZRA’s chambers is more menacing than the last. Rated the No. 1 Michigan Haunted House via Scare Factor, this multi-level maze haunted house holds a new terror at every turn. $35+. Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, 31401 John R Rd., Madison Heights; 734-718-0088; azrahaunt.com.
The Scream Machine is an action-packed haunted experience that features two, optional five-minute escape rooms. This attraction prides itself on its relentless efforts to ensure that visitors get every dollar worth. Kids are allowed, and there’s even “Monster Repellant” for sale to help them make it through. $18+. The Scream Machine, 23131 Ecorse Rd., Taylor; 313-666-3327; thescreammachine.com.
Try your turn at defeating scary creatures at the Zombie Paintball Safari, or indulge in horrifying frights in the Three-Story Haunted Barn or Haunted Hayride. Family-friendly — depending on your child’s “scare threshold.” Plus, enjoy the u-pick apples and the pumpkin patch. Pricing varies based on activity. Blake’s Big Apple Haunted Attractions, 71485 North Ave., Armada; 586-784-9710; blakefarms.com.
This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated for 2022.
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