Home Haunt: A shortened version of the term “Home Haunted House,” Home Haunts are walkthrough / mazes designed expressly to scare audience members built in a family home or yard and run during the Halloween season. They are mostly free or donation-based.
Home Haunts are a great way for passionate creators to give back to their community during the Halloween season. These experiences usually run for only the final weekend of October and are free, resulting in long lines – so if you plan on going, get there early or plan on waiting. Further, these experiences are often family friendly as they appeal to the entirety of the community.
Note: There are some on this list that are also yard displays, which are Halloween-themed decorations in a home’s front yard, usually incorporating whimsical props, technological projections and sounds, and plenty of photo opportunities. These typically run during the Halloween season, are free, and have little to no interaction or actors. However, their gorgeous and innovative design draws large crowds, especially families.
Browse the company guide below to find home haunts that might interest you. Scroll to the bottom to find our intensity guide.
Home haunted houses / haunts are horror-themed, and while there are some (like Perdition Home) that are gory and frightening, most are designed for young kids and teenagers. Therefore, these home haunts start off at an intensity of one but to date, do not surpass the intensity of a typical haunted house. Yard displays are listed as a one as well due to their horror theming, but with no actors or interactivity, they can be experienced by all ages who love horror. Please do your homework on the home haunt before you attend, as these can vary in professionalism, quality, and scares.
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