As reported on businesswire.com, Hauntworld Magazine (www.hauntworld.com), the leading trade publication for Halloween and the haunted house industry, has released its list of the Top 13 Scariest Cities in the U.S. :
1. Philadelphia – The City of Brotherly Love is also the City of Fear. Haunted house attractions include The Bates Motel with Haunted Hayride (TheBatesMotel.com) and new Pennhurst Asylum (PennhurstAsylum.com).
2. Detroit – The once-roaring Motor City is now a ghost city. It includes the four-floor Erbus (HauntedPontiac.com).
3. New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. – The historic hotbed for voodoo is home to The 13th Gate (MidnightProduction.com).
4. St. Louis, Mo. – With its foreboding Lemp Mansion, St. Louis is known for its leading haunted house attraction, The Darkness (Scarefest.com)
5. Kansas City, Mo. – The onetime “haunted house capital of the world” claims two of the best: The Beast (FullMoonProd.com) and Edge of Hell (EdgeOfHell.com).
6. Poughkeepsie, NY. – The Headless Horseman (HeadlessHorseman.com) is considered the biggest haunted hayride in America by Hauntworld.
7. Atlanta – The biggest haunted house and monster fest in the Peach State is without a doubt Netherworld (Fearworld.com).
8. Dallas/Ft. Worth – Check out Cutting Edge Haunted House (CuttingEdgeHauntedHouse.com), the Guinness Word Record-holder as the longest running haunted house in the world.
9. Greensboro/Raleigh, N.C. – Kersey Valley Spookywoods (Spookywoods.com) is family fun by day, full-on horror-themed amusement park by night.
10. Denver – The Mile High City can boast three of the best in The Asylum Haunted House, 13th Floor Haunted House and Blood Shed. Visit GetScared.com.
11. Cincinnati – The Dent Schoolhouse (Frightsite.com) is a bona fide haunted site with its own grisly back-story about a janitor who was a homicidal lunatic.
12. Austin, Texas – House of Torment (TheHouseOfTorment.com) is a three-course horror fest.
13. Houston, Texas – Built next to a graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou (NightmareOnTheBayou.com) can claim a REAL ghost haunting.