Manhattan – Chelsea
164 11th Ave (bet. W. 22nd and W. 23rd Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10011
Generic name aside, the creators of Haunted House have really upped the ante when it comes to scaring the pants off of even the most hardened New Yorkers. None of it sounds too out of the ordinary (it's dark, people touch you), unless you consider rule number one: you have to walk through alone. No exceptions. Haunted House's first foray into terrifying the public was in May with A Midsummer Nightmare, when almost 700 people walked through the venue (alone) and more than 75 people didn't make it. (OK, they weren't literally scared to death, but they did ask to be pulled out.) This one is definitely not for the faint of heart—or the kiddies, as no one under 18 is allowed. Visit nychalloweenhauntedhouse.com for more information.