The Scariest Haunted Houses in New York for 2022

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Are you looking for the scariest haunted houses in New York to visit for the 2022 Halloween haunt season?

You’ve come to the right place!

On this page, you will find the scariest haunted houses in New York for 2022. These haunts were selected from our list of national haunt rankings based on those that received a “Scare Factor” score of 8.0 or higher in the past 3 years. Our review teams look at how scary the haunt was, how well they provided scares to the entire group, how predictable the scares were, how many types of scares were received, and how strong the finale was to determine these scores. You can click on the haunt’s name to learn more about that attraction. You can also click the “Read the Full Review Here!” link to see exactly what makes each of these the scariest haunted houses in New York!


5: Demon Acres

341 Co Rte 36, Hannibal, NY
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From Our 2020 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 8.22/10

Demon Acres has been in the business of scaring people for 10 years, and with each new season, they get a little bit better at it. The amount of energy from the actors, and the sets that are purposely built to give you an uneasy feeling all contribute to the spooky-scary vibe everywhere you. . .

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4: Cayo Industrial Horror Realm

530 Harbor Way, Rome, NY
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From Our 2020 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.09/10

The talent at Cayo is truly something to behold. High energy, dedicated actors that know their scene and role very well will barrage guests at every opportunity. In our group of three, we had changed who was in the front, middle, and back a few times and at no point did any one of us miss out on a. . .

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3: Grind House at Frightworld Americas Screampark

1001 Hetel Ave, Buffalo, NY
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From Our 2022 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.14/10

Let’s tackle the elephant in the room. There is one big, definitive finale out of the five attractions, and it’s at the end of Grind House. I don’t want to spoil it, but it does involve a chainsaw. Yeah, I know this is cliche, but I get it – chainsaws are loud and aggressive, and they get the job. . .

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2: Terror Field

7 Columbia Street, Clyde, NY
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.18/10

Just how scary is it? Well, I’ll tell you after I get done crying in this corner over here. Being an actor turned reviewer, it’s really hard to get more than the occasional jump scare on me, which is why I tend to follow groups that will scream while I’m reviewing. With that being said, the cast at. . .

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1: Crooked Descent Haunted Attraction

4338 NY-28, Herkimer, NY
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.43/10

To quote Crooked Descent’s answer to ‘is it scary?’ – ‘We wait 11 months out of the year for this. What do you think? We really don’t recommend children under 13.’ We were absolutely blown away by the intensity of these attractions, and to think that 2021 is their first year in the new building. We. . .

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We hope you enjoyed our list of the scariest haunted attractions in New York to visit for 2022!
Remember, there are only haunts that we’ve reviewed in the past 3 years (to date) that received a “Scare Factor” score of 8.0 or higher were considered for this list. If you’re looking for an entire list of all haunted houses in New York that we’ve ever reviewed, please visit our HAUNT REVIEWS page. If you’re looking for an entire list of all haunted houses in New York, please visit our HAUNT DIRECTORY page. If you enjoy watching haunted house walkthrough videos online on YouTube, check out our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. We hope to see you at a haunt someday, but until then, Happy Haunting!