October 05, 2019

Terrifying Detroit-area haunted houses and spooky trails to freak you out this fall

While some enjoy the colorful leaves, cozy scarves, and pumpkin-flavored everything, others are seeking something spookier this fall. If Halloween is your favorite season, here are some of the Detroit area's scariest haunted houses and trails. Enter if you dare!

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Exit 13 Haunted House
6069 N. Saginaw St., Mount Morris; exit13hauntedhouse.com
Take Exit 13 for an adrenaline rush of fear and excitement. With incredible make-up effects and visuals, this haunt promises to be worth the drive. Runs Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, Nov. 1-2; Sunday-Thursday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Halloween 9p.m.-?; Tickets $27+.
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Exit 13 Haunted House

6069 N. Saginaw St., Mount Morris; exit13hauntedhouse.com
Take Exit 13 for an adrenaline rush of fear and excitement. With incredible make-up effects and visuals, this haunt promises to be worth the drive. Runs Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, Nov. 1-2; Sunday-Thursday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Halloween 9p.m.-?; Tickets $27+.

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Awaken Haunted Attraction
4760 Churchill Rd., Leslie; 517-878-3030; awakenhaunt.com
With movie-set quality props and effects, Awaken is not for the faint of heart. If you’re bold enough, head out for the thrill of a lifetime. Runs Sept. 13-14, 21, 28, Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, Nov. 1-2, 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.; Tickets $22+.
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Awaken Haunted Attraction

4760 Churchill Rd., Leslie; 517-878-3030; awakenhaunt.com
With movie-set quality props and effects, Awaken is not for the faint of heart. If you’re bold enough, head out for the thrill of a lifetime. Runs Sept. 13-14, 21, 28, Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, Nov. 1-2, 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.; Tickets $22+.

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Azra: Chamber of Horrors
31401 John R Rd., Madison Heights; 734-718-0088; azrahaunt.com
Voted the No. 1 haunt in Michigan, and among the top 20 in the nation, Azra is sure to send even the strongest patron running for the hills. Wander through the maze-like chambers as the terror escalates with each room. Runs Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-20, 23-31; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Tickets $25+.
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Azra: Chamber of Horrors

31401 John R Rd., Madison Heights; 734-718-0088; azrahaunt.com
Voted the No. 1 haunt in Michigan, and among the top 20 in the nation, Azra is sure to send even the strongest patron running for the hills. Wander through the maze-like chambers as the terror escalates with each room. Runs Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-20, 23-31; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Tickets $25+.

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Bates Haunted Sawmill
7240 State Rd., Millington; 989-860-5257. 
Long ago a fire burned down William Bates’ sawmill. There were no survivors except Bates… due to his consumption of human flesh! Runs Sept. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Nov. 1-2, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; Tickets $12+.
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Bates Haunted Sawmill

7240 State Rd., Millington; 989-860-5257.
  Long ago a fire burned down William Bates’ sawmill. There were no survivors except Bates… due to his consumption of human flesh! Runs Sept. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Nov. 1-2, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; Tickets $12+.

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Blake's Big Apple Haunted Attractions
71485 N. Ave, Armada; 586-784-9710; hauntedblakes.com
Four separate haunted attractions to get your blood pumping. If you’re tired of running, pick up a paintball gun and fight back against the zombie hordes! Runs Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Tickets for single attractions start at $11.50, combo packages start at $20.95.
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Blake's Big Apple Haunted Attractions

71485 N. Ave, Armada; 586-784-9710; hauntedblakes.com
Four separate haunted attractions to get your blood pumping. If you’re tired of running, pick up a paintball gun and fight back against the zombie hordes! Runs Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Tickets for single attractions start at $11.50, combo packages start at $20.95.

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Challenges East Lansing Adventure Rooms
3044 E. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing; 517-679-0111; challengeseastlansing.com
With escalating terrors and adrenaline rushes, enjoy these Lansing-based adventure rooms for every thrill-seeker. Runs seven days a week, Monday through Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 5 p.m.- 12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Tickets $25+.
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Challenges East Lansing Adventure Rooms

3044 E. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing; 517-679-0111; challengeseastlansing.com
With escalating terrors and adrenaline rushes, enjoy these Lansing-based adventure rooms for every thrill-seeker. Runs seven days a week, Monday through Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 5 p.m.- 12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Tickets $25+.

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DarkSyde Acres
11375 Rowe Rd., Jonesville; 517-549-5100; darksydeacres.com
Hand-built sets and over 70,000 acres of terror make set this attraction apart. DarkSyde Acres is one of the largest and most popular haunted experiences for residents of the tri-state area! Just don’t plan on sleeping that night. Runs Sept. 7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, 31, Nov. 1-2; 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Tickets 22+.
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DarkSyde Acres

11375 Rowe Rd., Jonesville; 517-549-5100; darksydeacres.com
Hand-built sets and over 70,000 acres of terror make set this attraction apart. DarkSyde Acres is one of the largest and most popular haunted experiences for residents of the tri-state area! Just don’t plan on sleeping that night. Runs Sept. 7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, 31, Nov. 1-2; 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Tickets 22+.

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Edson Incident
USS Edson, 1680 Martin St., Bay City; edsonincident.com
Featured on an old Vietnam-era ship: the USS Edson, there is plenty of gruesome history and ghosts for five decks of terror. For the brave: a blackout experience where your only light is a small flashlight to guide you. Runs Sept. 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, Nov. 1-2; Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 8 p.m.; Tickets $15+.
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Edson Incident

USS Edson, 1680 Martin St., Bay City; edsonincident.com
Featured on an old Vietnam-era ship: the USS Edson, there is plenty of gruesome history and ghosts for five decks of terror. For the brave: a blackout experience where your only light is a small flashlight to guide you. Runs Sept. 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, Nov. 1-2; Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 8 p.m.; Tickets $15+.

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Erebus Escape
34 Oakland Ave., Pontiac; 428-791-7160; erebusescape.com
Think you can escape before your fears get the best of you? Take your chance at Erebus for a thrilling time. Runs every Wednesday through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 11 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.; Tickets $28.
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Erebus Escape

34 Oakland Ave., Pontiac; 428-791-7160; erebusescape.com
Think you can escape before your fears get the best of you? Take your chance at Erebus for a thrilling time. Runs every Wednesday through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 11 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.; Tickets $28.

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Erebus Haunted Attraction
18 S. Perry St., Pontiac; 248-332-7884; hauntedpontiac.com
Get ready to be chased, bit, and even buried alive! With state-of-the-art effects, Erebus will bring you a night you’ll never forget, even if you wish you could… Runs Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 22-31, Nov. 1-2; Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Tickets $20+.
Photo via Erebus Haunted Attraction / Facebook

Erebus Haunted Attraction

18 S. Perry St., Pontiac; 248-332-7884; hauntedpontiac.com
Get ready to be chased, bit, and even buried alive! With state-of-the-art effects, Erebus will bring you a night you’ll never forget, even if you wish you could… Runs Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 22-31, Nov. 1-2; Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Tickets $20+.

Photo via Erebus Haunted Attraction / Facebook