Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2018

If there is one thing you need to experience when Halloween season rolls around, it is the Haunted Houses in Atlanta. Whether you’re looking for a scary place for yourself or a not-so-scary one for kids, these haunted houses in Atlanta, GA are sure to make you jump out of your skin every time. Thinking ‘where’s a haunted house near me?’ We have you covered.


You never know what’s lurking around the corner at these Haunted Houses in Atlanta. As you get closer to Halloween, you’ll need those nerves of steel for the lines outside as well. To help limit your wait times, visit the website and see about advanced ticket purchases or consider visiting during the week if possible. As with any popular attraction, get there early. Have another favorite Haunted House in Atlanta or a tip for a great visit to one of these, tell us about it.

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Haunted Houses in Atlanta For the Brave

WARNING: The video embedded in this post may be too much for small children or squeamish adults:) Although we do have some not-so scary haunted houses in Atlanta listed, most of these are for older teens or adults.

Fear the Woods

Where: 3565 North Hwy 155, Stockbridge, Ga. | 770-954-9356
When: Haunt opens Friday, September 28, 2018. Hours of operation are every weekend in October; Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-12am; Sundays 7pm-11pm and  October 31st from 7pm -12am for Halloween.

Fear the Woods is a professional haunt that has consistently been ranked one of the top haunted places to go in Georgia for the last five years.  Don’t wander too far from the light as Uncle Eddie has invited new creatures to come feast on the screams of those that come to the farm after dark. 

This haunt consist of three different features: The Haunted House, a place where all your psychological fears are revealed; the Haunted Trail, where you have to find your way back after being dropped off in the middle of the woods and corn with the skinner family; and Pandemic, our NEW 8,000 square foot interactive, competitive, combat field where your skills determine your fate. 

The actors here are off the charts and they go out of their way to scare you.  Check out fearthewoods.com for more information and if you’re brave enough, take a thrill ride on The ANNIHILATOR.

Netherworld Haunted House

Where: 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross, GA
When: Select Nights from Oct 5 – Nov. 4, 2018

This is the mack daddy of haunted houses. It’s been consistently rated one of the best haunted house in the US  by Hauntworld magazine since 2009. The sets are professionally done, and the actors are very good. I met The Collector under bright lights and he was creepy, I can’t image meeting him in a dark room. The website has good photos so visit there to see what you’re getting into. They also have a creepy Escape Room.


13 Stories Haunted House

Where: 320 Temple Ave. Newnan, GA 30263
When: Select Nights Sept. 28 – Nov. 3, 2018

13 Stories Haunted House is 54,000 square feet of horror and exhilaration that consists of the haunted houses with the option of joining forces to fight the zombie horde in The Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience (laser tag)!  The haunts are 13 Stories Haunted House, Ward B, and Clown Town. There is also the Sacrifice Extreme Haunt.  Inside Sacrifice there is extreme content and the monsters can actually touch you.  You must sign a waiver to enter Sacrifice.  Visit their website for discount coupons for select evenings.


Paranoia Haunt

Where: 2075 Marietta Hwy, Canton, Ga 30114
When: Select Nights Sept. 28 – Nov 3, 2018

Paranoia Haunted house has  two different haunted houses at this Canton establishment, Carnage and Blood Bayou.

Containment Haunted House

Where: 1320 Blair’s Bridge Rd., Lithia Springs, GA 30122
When: Sept. 21 – Nov. 3, 2018

The zombie apocalypse has arrived and you are right in the middle of the action. See if you can survive to navigate your way through a series of shipping containers that bring you to safety. Those 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.

Folklore Haunted House

Where: Acworth
When: Sept. 22 – Nov 3, 2018

Folklore Haunted House unravels three ridiculous haunted houses – The Manor, Tremulous and Chromophobia. They also have The Last Ride, a coffin burial simulator. Um, no thank you.

Fright Fest at Six Flags

Where: Six Flags in Atlanta, GA
When: Select nights from September 22- October 31, 2018

Six Flags Over Georgia transforms  each evening into a terrifying experience with ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the park!

Escape Woods: The Cabin

Where: 628 Sleepy Hollow Road | Powder Springs GA 30127 | 770-880-8846
When: Year round. See website for exact dates and times

You and your team will have 1 hour to escape an abandoned cabin buried deep in the woods before the time runs out. This is not just any cabin… the owner of the cabin has been studying serial killers his whole miserable life and he wants to make you his first victims. To escape before he gets home you will need to explore his cabin, solve clues, and decipher his locks. This game is designed for adults only and is not for the faint of heart. Warning this will not be for the faint of heart.

Check out our list of Scary Themed Escape the Room Venues 

Nightmares Gate

Where: 4179 Vansant Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135
When: TBD

Nightmare’s Gate Hospital is the medical epicenter of an infectious disease that has No Cure, No Hope, and No Mercy! Something is spreading and the Doctors and Nurses are falling victim to it’s horrific effects. Patients are overpowering Orderlies, and Priests are turned from the path of compassion to outright ridicule. Dr McGavock from the CDC is battling both the infection and the infected with the best of modern medicine and the most barbaric of treatments ever devised by man. Don’t let them touch you as you navigate the twist and turns of Nightmare’s Gate! Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?

Zombie Farms

Where: 568 Smithonia Rd, Winterville, Ga.
When: Fridays and Saturdays in October | They are NOT open on Halloween

Bet you’ve never thought ‘where is a haunted forest near me?’ Zombie Farms is a 1/2 mile walk through a dark and spooky haunted forest filled with zombies and other characters who will scare you, entertain you, and sometimes even make you laugh. This year’s theme is the Witch of Winterville.

Camp Blood and Nightmare Inn

Where: 2277 Whooping Creek Road | Carrollton, Georgia 30116
When: TBD for 2018

Add on a Zombie Paintball Shoot to your existing Camp Blood for even more fun. This attraction is cash only and there is a $2 parking fee on weekends.

Breakout Atlanta: The Kidnapping

Where: 3867 Roswell Rd NE, Ste 200 | Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404-800-9297
6375 Spalding Dr, Ste H | Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 | 404-620-2477

What could be scarier than being lost in a chilly old mansion full of secrets, or handcuffed and blindfolded, waiting for your kidnappers return? Those are two of six different scenarios at Breakout Atlanta, where groups have one hour to crack codes, solve puzzles and find the clues that will get them out of danger, and escape the room. The Kidnapping seems like a perfect one for Halloween. This is a true adrenaline rush without the gore.

Dread Hollow in Lookout Valley

Where: 321 Browns Ferry Road | Chattanooga, TN 37419 | 423-821-2544
When: September 28 – October 31, 2018

The nightmare knows no boundaries for the 15th year as Ruby Falls joins Fear Connection for the annual Haunted Cavern, this year at Dread Hollow – a brand new location bringing 20,000 feet of intense scare factors, less wait times, new characters, sliders and two separate haunts! Haunted Cavern is one of the area’s best haunted attractions listed #4 on Buzzfeed’s national haunt list and a 2016 top haunt by the Haunted Attraction Association.


Haunted Houses in Atlanta For the Kids

Haunted Forest

Where: 4470 Bennet Road, Buford, GA 30519
When: Season begins Sept. 1, 2018

This is a great haunted “house” for kids. It’s more of a haunted forest/corn maze, but it’s awesome! This is located at the Buford Corn Maze and is worth every penny. Make sure you take the time to check it out.

Ghost Train

Where: Pine Mountain Gold Museum | 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180 | 678-840-1445
When: Season begins September 27, 2018

There are two trains. The family time train is 6 pm – 7 pm and the fright train (designed for older kids and adults) begins after sunset.


Where: 40155 Hwy 441 S, Commerce, GA 30529
When: TBD

This is a fun activity for kids and it’s at the Funopolis Family Fun Center in Commerce, Georgia. A lot of families come here to do a slight introduction to haunted house with their kids. This is not an overwhelming experience and something your kids may just love.

Boo at the Zoo

Place: 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
When: October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018

The zoo is always a fun place to take the kids for a boo experience. This may be an ideal place to take the little kids of yours as well. Plus, it’s right in Atlanta, GA, so you can get your kids home just in time for bed.

Stone Mountain Pumpkin Fetival

Place: Stone Mountain Park
When: During normal Stone Mountain Hours

This year you can play all day and glow all night. Although not really a haunted house, it is a little creepy to be at night.

Haunted Halloween

Place:130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
When: Oct. 19, 2018

The historic homes and gardens of the Atlanta History Center become a ghostly encounter. Experience the fun after dark with kid-friendly activities.

Haunted Houses in Georgia

Scare House of the South

Where: intersection of HWYs 221 & 56 in the Gillis Springs, GA

This is an R rated haunted house in Georgia, don’t bring the kids.

Terror in the Wild

Where: 3766 Old Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga 31601

The Halloween Fright Nights at Wild Adventure Amusement Park.

Gates of Misery

Where:174 Chatillon Road, Rome, GA 30161 | 706-676-8328

Sinister Suits

Where: 132 W. Solomon Street, Griffin GA

Terror Mills

Where: 801 Mount Vernon Church Road | Jackson, Georgia | (678) 371-0957

Plantation Blood

Where: 4127 Wallie Drive. Augusta, GA 30906  (706) 793-3100

Lake Joy Trails of Terror

Where: 428 Lake Joy Rd | Kathleen, Georgia

Ghost Town

Where: 106 Center Point Rd. | Bremen, GA | (770)883-8752


There you have it! Some of the creepiest and kid friendly haunted houses in Atlanta, GA (and haunted houses in Georgia). Let me know how it goes. What’s your favorite?

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Looking for a haunted house? Atlanta has plenty, including some no-so-scary options for younger children or those of us who can be a little chicken. This post includes not only the true haunted houses in Atlanta, but also those that are a little more family friendly.

Looking for a haunted house? Atlanta has plenty. This list of truly terrifying haunted houses in Atlanta, as well as around Georgia is a great place to start your search for a place to make you jump right out of your skin. Some are all ages, many R rated, and one you'll even have to sign a waiver before entering.



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