About The Scare Factor

The Scare Factor is all about providing Halloween and haunted attraction enthusiasts with the most professional, accurate and up-to-date information that we can possibly produce.

“Wait… who’s ‘we?'”
We’re glad you asked…

The Scare Factor is the only haunt review site with a built-in group of professionally-trained teams that all use the same identical set of review criteria. We call these guys (and gals) our “Scream Teams.”


These Teams help us review as many haunts as possible from all across the Country. If it wasn’t for their hard work, long hours and dedication, The Scare Factor wouldn’t be where it is today.

Each professional review from The Scare Factor consists of 8 categories and is performed by one of our Scream Teams. After a Scream Team visits an attraction, the Team members collaborate to give each category a score between 1 and 10 based on their experience at the attraction. The average of these scores results in the overall “Scare Factor” score. In a review, this section is the summary/overview of the attraction.

N/A = Not Applicable
1-2 = Unsatisfactory
3-4 = Poor to Below Average
5-6 = Average to Above Average
7-8 = Good to Very Good
9-10 = Exceptional (Some of the best and/or most effective we’ve ever seen)

We don’t base our scores on how much money is put into a show. Instead, we base them on how effective each aspect was when we came through. Our goal is to let customers know what the haunts have without giving everything away. Some of our Teams also provide separate scores for specific aspects that the haunts can use to make educated improvements based on our findings. When made available, these scores can be accessed by clicking on the “Score Sheet” link at the bottom of the review.

Since 2011, we have reviewed 264 differently-located attractions and posted a total of 704 reviews.

About Our Haunt Directory

Most haunt directories rely on the haunts to give them their listing information. Unfortunately, because a lot of haunts’ info changes from year to year, this usually results in a lot of outdated listings.

We pride ourselves with having the world’s most complete and accurate haunted attraction directory. How do we do it? The old fashioned way…

At least twice per year, we take the time to manually check all 3317 of our directory listings for accuracy. If a haunt has closed down, we delete their listing. If we find new haunts, we add them. If a haunt has moved or changed their web address, we fix it… all by ourselves.

At the top of each State’s page, you’ll notice an interactive map that includes all of the haunts that we have listed. You can zoom in and click on each marker to find out which haunt(s) are closest to you, find out what city they’re in and find links to more info once you find their listing!

Each of our listings have various icons with them. Some of these are meant to help you understand what type of haunt(s) you’re looking at. Others are links to their website, Facebook page, and our Guest Reviews section. If you want to write a Guest Review yourself, just click on the yellow star. We also have a link to Google Maps that can help you get directions when you’re ready to get scared!

About Haunt Blog

Haunt Blog is the newest section of The Scare Factor. It’s where we (the Scream Teams) can share what we’ve learned through travelling to, visiting and reviewing haunted attractions. Hopefully you’ll find some useful insight to make your haunt trips easier, smoother and, of course, more fun!