Get Scared: 9 Horrifying Haunted Houses

Grab a friend, family member or anyone you can hide behind because the city's best haunted houses are in full force. Creepy clowns, murderous men and terrifying zombies are ready to take your breath away. Here's a list of haunted houses in Baton Rouge and beyond.

The Mortuary Haunted Mansion

September 16 – November 4

The fact that this mansion sits next to a cemetery and was once a funeral home is scary enough. Now, add the creepy clowns and horrifying zombies, and you really have a frightening scene. This year the Mortuary explores the theme of phobias. The haunted house opens on Sept. 29 and continues tours initially on weekends, then picks up a more accelerated schedule nearing Halloween. Tours are offered Sept. 16, 22-23, 29-30, Oct. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-31, and Nov. 3-4.  The box office begins selling tickets at 6:30 p.m., with tours from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 to $50.  Photo courtesy: The Mortuary

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The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13

September 22 – November 4

Take a trip to Baton Rouge for this popular haunted attraction. Taking up an entire city block is a cemetery full of hundreds of dark crypts for you to explore, all the while avoiding the Voodoo Lord of the Dead, Baron Samedi, and his freshly awakened zombies. You must descend 13 terrifying steps to enter the cemetery, which brings you to an open grave, deep in dark underground catacombs.  Once you enter there’s no turning back. It’s a half-mile, terror-filled trek to the exit. There is a Voodoo Fire Show every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. General admission is $25.  Photo courtesy: 13th Gate

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RISE Haunted House

September 29 – November 4

Pick your pleasure at this multi-faceted attraction. The haunted house features zombies just wanting to feast on your soul. “Operation Deadly Assault” equips you with the necessary gear to defeat the blood hungry zombies that chase you through the back-woods and swamps. You can also get a glimpse of the brutal treatment guests experienced in the Risewell Mental Asylum and Research Facility.  The attraction opens every Friday and Saturday, as well as Thursday, October 19 & 26 and Sunday, October 29 and Halloween night.  Tickets start at $15.  Photo courtesy: Rise Haunted House

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Terror on the Coast

September 30 – Halloween

The largest haunted house on the Gulf Coast dares you to visit their attraction for a fearful night of frights. The attraction opens every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Photo courtesy: Terror on the Coast

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House of Shock

September 30 – October 31

This moral-rattling, haunted attraction in Jefferson celebrates 25 years. It’s three attractions in one!  There’s the main attraction that was updated in 2016. Plus, there’s the 3D funhouse “Laff in the Dark.” Then, new this year is a haunted wax museum featuring the dark side of Louisiana history and lore. Tours take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Halloween; and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays on Sept. 30, and Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-22, 26-31. Stage shows take place at approximately 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 to $55. Photo courtesy: House of Shock

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Chamber of Horrors

October 6 – October 31

This haunted Harahan attraction turns a shopping center into a house of horror.  The chamber opens every Friday and Saturday in October and Sunday, October 29 through October 31.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. until midnight.  Admission is $18. Photo courtesy: Chamber of Horrors

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Lafitte Fire Department House of Horror

October 6 – October 31

The good men of the Lafitte Fire Department are raising money by scaring the dickens out of you. Every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween night, you can explore their maze of mayhem for just $10. Photo courtesy: Lafitte Fire Department of House or Horror via Facebook

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Cajun Country Corn Maze

October 7 – October 28

Every Saturday night in October the farm turns into a haunted playground.  Explore the corn maze at night and see what creatures may be lurking around the corner.  The haunted trail in the woods is full of spooks, tricks and scares and the haunted pallet maze is filled with goblins watching your every move.

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Bernie Baxter's Traveling Sideshow

October 27, 28 and 31

This old haunt is one of the few free attractions in the city. This year’s theme is the story of Dr. Fred-N-Stein, a murderous show host who has re-emerged from hiding. Although there are only three days to catch this show, their yard display is featured the entire month of October.  Even though it’s a free attraction, they are more than happy to take donations.

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