It’s October! That means ABC’s 13 nights of Halloween movie marathon, Universal Studios | Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, candy for the kids and adults, costumes, pumpkins galore and so much more! We can’t forget to mention haunted houses, which make October all the more fun - for those who liked to be scared that is. Here’s a list of haunted houses in Tampa Bay that are not for the faint of heart!

Belleair's Halloween Party & Haunted House 


The Town of Belleair's annual Halloween Party & Haunted House will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 4:30-8 p.m. Bring the family to enjoy trick or treat trails, costume contest, and bounce houses. Not to forget the spooktastic haunted house that is not recommended for children under 10. There is a $2 entry fee per person.

Blood District Haunted Attraction 

St Pete

The streets of Saint Petersburg will be painted red as the brand new Blood District comes to town from October 5-31. The Warehouse Arts District will host this scary but creative event. Be transformed to the era when zombies moved through the railways and creatures walked around the district’s industrial buildings. There will be food, drinks, scary entertainers and two haunted houses with many scare zones! 

Chamber Of Terror 


You may not wish to sea what they do here. Chamber of Terror is Florida’s only “nautical haunted attraction!” held at the American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum. Come out for a night of fear with Captain Berwick and his Henchman to bask in the ambiance of lost souls. General admission tickets are $26.50 and Immediate Demise tickets, which grant priority entrance, are $42.40. Recommended age is 12 and up.

Creatures of the Night  


If the babysitting plans fell through, you might want to check out Creatures of the Night at the Lowry Park Zoo every Friday and Saturday night from October 6-28. Make it a family affair and come out for a night of ghouls and goblins for all ages. There’s no gory horror here, just fun frights. Tickets are $22.95 each for adults and children (3-11). 

Haunted Angelus Scream Park


Come out to the "World's Largest Fully Handicapped Accessible Haunted Attraction" if you dare. Not to scare you too much, this family-friendly haunted house offers glow sticks so you can let the light guide you through the 25 room haunted house. Unlimited access tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children. Proceeds benefit Cerebral Palsy group, The Angelus. 

Howl-O-Scream 2017 


It’s alive! The highly anticipated Busch GardensHowl-O-Scream 2017 returns for another frightening year featuring some of the scariest haunted houses in Tampa Bay.  There will be creatures walking around, new haunted houses, and interactive entertainment. Best of all are the thrill rides that provide a scare themselves. Get ready for some gory fun! Tickets prices start at $39.99.

Murder House


Tampa's "Scariest Haunted Attraction" is located on the corrupted streets of "Thrill Kill" where criminals, killers, and psychopaths roam about. This isolated area has no rules, so everything is fair game including scaring you out of your wits. Thrill Kill will be open for business October 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Thrill seekers must be 18 or older unless accompanied by an adult. 

Scream-A-Geddon: Florida's Premier Horror Park 

Dade City

Florida’s “Premier Horror Park” offers 6 terrifying scare attractions with an all-new Infected: Ground Zero for 2017! Infected: Ground Zero will be interactive and force visitors to choose between exploring the farmland and watching the action or truly engaging in the experience by “marking” themselves to interact one on one with the creatures.  Those who mark themselves must be 18 or older. For a real fright come out to what Fox 13 called “one of the scariest haunted houses in the country.”  

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail 

Plant City

The outdoor attraction in Plant City features a 1-mile walk of terror. Experience two trails in the middle of the woods that are haunted by the mythical phantom Sir Henry who seeks to find the murderer of his bride. Some material may not be appropriate for children under 12. Tickets start at $12. 

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