From trying to stay calm as a coffin closes in on you in Tuxedo Park to touring a museum of "unnatural" history in Poughkeepsie, there's a spine-tingling attraction to satisfy every taste for ghouls and gore in the Hudson Valley. Here are some of the spooks and ghouls you'll find at local haunted houses.
Pure Terror Screampark: New attractions at Pure Terror Screampark in Chester include a 3D haunted house, Terror Under the Big Top, and The Butcher's Revenge; the House of Terror returns for the third season. The haunted attraction will be open from Sept. 28 through Oct. 28.
Located next to the Castle Fun Center, Pure Terror Screampark features three different haunted houses on more than 15 acres in Chester.
Haunting on the Hill: Haunting on the Hill in Patterson was voted by Reader's Digest as one of the 11 scariest haunted houses in the country in 2011.
"Nestled deep in the forest where no one can hear you scream," Haunting on the Hill's haunted hayride and village, located in Patterson, are not intended for the faint of heart.
An actor ready to scare visitors at Haunting on the Hill in Patterson, open from Oct. 5 through Oct. 28.
Forest of Fear: The Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park features attractions including the Slaughterhouse Sideshow, Cavalcade of the Odd and the Coffin Ride, which challenges visitors to try and remain calm as a coffin closes on them.
An actor spooks visitors at the Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park, now in its 20th season.
A ghoul reaches for visitors at the Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park, a haunted house open from Oct. 5 through Oct. 28.
Dubbed "one of the scariest places in America" by the Discovery Channel, the Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park will tantalize and terrify visitors.
Horseman's Hollow: Taking the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes,” the Horseman's Hollow haunted house, located at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, brings visitors into the era of the headless horseman. The haunted attraction is open for 11 nights between Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 28. (Oct. 22, 2011)
The party host in a past Horseman's Hollow event at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. The event will run on weekends from Oct. 6 to 28.
Horseman's Hollow at Philipsburg Manor sees a gruesome gaggle along a haunted trail and maze.
The haunted graveyard in a past Horseman's Hollow event at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. The event will run on weekends from Oct. 6 to 28.