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Blood Manor
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The scariest haunted houses NYC has to offer

Scream your way through these terrifying haunted houses—NYC is full things that go bump in the night

By David Goldberg, Jillian Anthony and Time Out New York contributors

It’s the freakiest time of year, and we couldn’t be more excited to scream our guts out at the scariest haunted houses NYC has to offer. Haunted houses may pack plenty of frights, but if you’re looking to get shaken to your core this season, check out these immersive experiences and “microtheaters,” at which you’ll join a handful of participants—and go off-script to determine your own fate in the story. And, of course, we've got the best Halloween parties and Halloween events to get you in that creepy mood. If immersing yourself in the world of goblins and ghouls is too much for you, try staying home and watching one of the best horror movies on Netflix instead.

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Spookiest haunted houses in NYC

The Deep End
Photograph: Courtesy Alexander Rivero

The Ridgewood Asylum

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You can count on the Deep End to provide dope dance parties year round, especially for Brooklyn and Queens' most inventive queer revelers. But come Halloween season, the club's gallery space is transformed into a twisted ’80s mental health nightmare. Live out your most frightening Cuckoo's Nest fantasies at this immersive descent into terror. 

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