I love going to haunts and Halloween themed events all year, but I go a little crazy during haunt season (late September through early November). Here is a list of the events and haunts I attended in 2016 in no particular order.


The Tension Experience

Universal Studios HHN

Fright Fest at Magic Mountain

Knott’s Scary Farm (Skeleton Key)

Sinister Pointe

Motel 6 Feet Under


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride


Coffin Creek

Scream Kingdom

All Saints Lunatic Asylum

Scream Zone


Rotten Apple

Backwoods Maze

The Haunt with no name

Boney Island


Terror Behind These Walls

Field of Screams


Pennhurst Haunted Asylum



Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Spooky World

Haunted Overload

Chambers of Terror

Hysteria Conner’s Farm

Gallows Hill Theatre (performance)


Massachusetts Escape Room List

Below is a list of the Escape Rooms and interactive adventures that I’ve played organized in order of MY favorite to least favorite in each city.

Note: I especially enjoy horror, paranormal & magic themed escape rooms, so my preferences may be different than yours. Feel free to tweet me questions. 


5 Wits *Adventure


Boxaroo: The Magicians Study

Boda Borg *Adventure*

Trapology: The Drunk Tank

RIP these games are no longer around

Escape Room Salem – Dracula’s Tomb (Salem)

Wicked Escapes: prison game

HAUNT – Hysteria at Connors Farm – Massachusetts 

Hysteria at Connors Farm

3 stars out of 5

I had high expectations for Hysteria after hearing so much about this event from locals and reading so many great things about it online (including Bloody Disgusting and Hauntworld Magazine) so I was especially disappointed by my experience. To be fair I was only able to experience the actual haunt, although I know they also have a non-spooky cornmaze and zombie paintball.

When we purchased our tickets we were told it would be an hour wait for VIP and closer to two for general admission, but it ended up only taking 20 minutes to get into the haunt as VIP. We were placed in a group of about six people to walk through, however within a few minutes we were backed up into the worst “conga line” I’ve ever experienced. At least at a haunt like Universal Halloween Horror Nights when you get stuck standing in the haunt it is visually stimulating and the actors have been trained on how to continue to do their jobs as effectively as possible also it’s not that long, but here we spent the majority of the next 20 minutes or more standing completely stopped looking at nothing but corn with a handful of actors doing their best but not really sure what to do. There were a couple of stand out actors that shined even as we stood around waiting to move forward such as the monster with the especially long arms and the spider victim, but for the most part I felt bad for the monsters. The set and props were fine for a home haunt. The different scenes didn’t seem to connect and none really stand out in my memory.