It’s haunted house season, which is always a good thing, especially if you’re in Pennsylvania. It’s actually mind-blowing just how many haunted houses are in the United States. Each year, new haunted attractions pop up, and it seems to be an activity that’s only getting more popular every season.
As it turns out, Pennsylvania is officially a great place to get your haunt on, based on a new study of Yelp reviews. The staff at FarandWide.com has studied all the most recent Yelp data and put together a massive list of the 85 best haunted houses in America. “If you are into ‘Thrillers,’ you have been counting down the days until haunted houses, mazes and attractions reopen in time for the Halloween season,” FarandWide.com states. “Some haunts are better than others, so we’ve turned to Yelp reviewers who love jump-scares to tell us which haunted attractions are the best in the U.S. These are places given between 3.5 and 5 stars and come with warnings to leave little kids at home. Based on their star rankings and number of reviews, we’ve ranked them leading you to the scariest haunted house in the country.”
If you’re wondering the state of the haunted house, according to Americahaunts.com, right now, just in the United States, there are more than “1,200 professional haunted houses, 300 theme parks that operate horror-themed events and more 3,000 charity-run spookshows.” Americahaunts.com also states that Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. American spend more than seven billion dollars is spent yearly on candy, costumes and activities each season. Around 100 countries celebrate Halloween. Also, according to the outlet, “around 90% of all households with children will participate in a Halloween activity. The most common demographics for this season are teens and young adults 18-34.” Read on for a list of the top 25 haunted houses in America, and find the full list of 85 via FarandWide.com.