With Halloween Lurking Around the Corner, America Haunts Unleashes a Bloodcurdling Scream...and Its Haunt Opening Dates for 2011 Season

Aug 16, 2011, 10:29 ET from America Haunts

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To let thrill seekers get a jump start on the horror that is their favorite holiday, the fear-inducing, bone-chilling haunted houses and attractions that comprise America Haunts (www.americahaunts.com) are creaking open their doors for the Halloween season beginning as early as September. A howling good time, the venues annually welcome more than one million fear seekers.

America Haunts members are dedicated to providing the safest, scariest and most fun haunted entertainment in the country. The organization is home to the nation's most elite tier of haunted houses and fear-inducing attractions, each representing the highest echelon of Halloween entertainment. With daunting criteria for acceptance, America Haunts membership is exclusive and considered one of the greatest recognitions a haunted venue can receive.

Haunts that have been invited to be part of America Haunts feature some of most gruesome, creative and innovative displays to horrify visitors. Each has a commitment to technical excellence with stunning set designs and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. Several of the haunts have been in operation for more than 30 years.

The opening dates for 2011 haunts are as follows:

The Beast / The Edge of Hell

Kansas City, MO

September 9

Cutting Edge

Fort Worth, TX

September 10

Dent Schoolhouse

Cincinnati, OH

September 16

Nightmare on 13th

Salt Lake City, UT

September 16

Headless Horseman

Ulster Park, NY

September 17

The 13th Gate

Baton Rouge, LA

September 22

Erebus Haunted Attraction

Pontiac, MI

September 23

House of Torment

Austin, TX

September 23


Atlanta, GA

September 23

The 13th Floor

Denver, CO

September 23

The 13th Floor


September 23

The 13th Floor

San Antonio, CA

September 23

The Haunted Hotel

San Diego, CA

September 23

The ScareHouse

Pittsburgh, PA

September 23

7 Floors of Hell

Cleveland, OH

September 24

Nightmare on the Bayou

Houston, TX

September 29

Bates Motel

Philadelphia, PA

September 30

Dream Reapers

Chicago, IL

September 30


         Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC

September 30

The Asylum

Denver, CO

September 30

The Darkness

St. Louis, MO

October 1

For more information and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, including hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

With more than 20 hayrides, and attractions in 20 markets across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers each Halloween season. The attractions within this organization have been featured on Travel Channel and recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The high-tech attractions within this association are committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures. Members' enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare to fright fans of all ages. For more information, visit AmericaHaunts.com.

SOURCE America Haunts