Hey ghosts, wanna get the sheet scared off of ya? Well, here are a few places that will conjure screams and thrills – and perhaps a few cackles, too. Some of these spots are also raising money for charities, so you're donating to great causes while terrorizing yourself.
Note: none of these experiences are suitable for children.
The Hill Has Eyes
7005 S. Ballpark Dr., Franklin
The Hill Has Eyes is set on 45 acres of land and features four different haunted experiences with live actors – Failed Escape, Hunger Hallow, Carnivore and Dead End. The haunting takes place entirely outdoors, so dress accordingly. There is a “Not So Scary" option for younger children at least 8 years old on Sundays. Check the website for hours, prices and more.
9730 W. Montana Ave., West Allis
This is the 10-year anniversary of Novak Manor, a private, family residence converted to a public haunted house every weekend in October. The walkthrough is both indoors and outdoors with animatronics, flesh-rotting scent diffusers and volunteer actors dressed up and ready to scare. Hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and from 4 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There's no cost for entry. All the Novak family asks is – once you've recovered — you give a little more than your screams to the local charities they are raising funds for.
Terror On Rural Street
147 N. Rural St,., Hartford
There is no escape from Terror On Rural Street, a haunted house featuring 17 terrifying rooms with high-tech effects and 30 costumed actors. It’s open every weekend in October. Check the website for more information.
Wisconsin Fear Grounds
1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha
The Compound is a brand new haunted experience that traps guests inside a monster-infested house during a highly-contagious flesh-eating virus crisis. It’s open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 to 11 p.m. A portion of proceeds go toward Heroes Hunt For Vewterans and the Lupus Foundation of America. Go to the website for tickets and more.
Dungeon of Doom
Dungeon of Doom is located in an abandoned industrial area and features horrific, artistic sets with more than 100 gruesomely groomed live actors with a knack for jump scaring, pig snorting, howling and haunting your personal space. For an extra fee, guests can – literally – get buried alive. Dungeon of Doom is open weekends through mid-November.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
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