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9 Metro Atlanta Haunted Houses to Spook You Right Now

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Halloween is fast approaching, and most Atlantans reading this are too old for trick-or-treating — unless you're that weird, desperate adult with a sweet tooth and a bucket. You know what that means? Booze and front-porch bacchanalia? Maybe. A haunted house? Definitely! While there's really only one haunted house of note intown — the wickedly, disgustingly bizarre-o "Chambers of Horror" at the Masquerade — there are plenty of varied and viable options across the metro area. You may have to drive 30 minutes, even an hour, but if you're in desperate need of an unforgettable Halloween haunting, these nine offerings are where to get your fix. And most are open a few days after Halloween, at least.



— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

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1. Netherworld

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6624 Dawson Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093

Netherworld is not only the gold standard for haunted houses in the Atlanta area, but it's purportedly one of the best in the Southeast, the country — and the world! At this multi-level terror dome tucked inside an old warehouse off Interstate 85, tickets cost anywhere from $22 to $50. Speed passes are available online for "peak nights."

2. Fright Fest

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7561 Six Flags Parkway Southwest
Austell, GA 30168

Word on the street is that Six Flags Over Georgia is stepping up its game this year for Fright Fest, adding more "scarezones," an all-new "XZ-1" attraction where "a deadly infection is waiting for you" (too soon?) and a group of "cannibalistic carnivores" that are "back and more brutal than ever." There are also roller coasters, of course, as well as less spooky storytimes and costume contests for the kiddos. Beware, though — you'll be paying gate admission PLUS extra fees for access to the haunted houses.

3. Chambers of Horror

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695 North Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308

The Masquerade's annual horror show is adults only, and for good reason: Even for a haunted house, the scenes are extremely graphic, torture-y and often overtly sexual. There's also the "Splatter Lounge," a place where depraved denizens can "relax and grab a drink or three to numb (themselves) to the pain of what (they) will endure in Atlanta's most shocking and extreme adults-only haunted house." General admission tickets are $22, with speed and VIP passes also available.

4. 13 Stories Haunted House

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320 Temple Avenue
Newnan, GA 30263

It's a bit of a hike to Newnan, but if you're really into haunted houses you'll want to make the trip. The website for 13 Stories bills it like this: "The largest and most expensive one-year transformation in haunted attraction history. From a 4,000 square foot indoor haunt to a 54,000 (square foot) mega location. Scene quality and detail that Hollywood would be proud of." Not sold? It also offers "Apocalypse," a "zombie kill experience" where you're armed with a "Co2 powered M4 laser tag assault rifle." Tickets start at $25.

5. Sinister Suites

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132 West Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223

This haunted attraction — currently in its second year — is held at The Griffin Hotel, an actual hotel built in 1910. If you're willing to make the drive about an hour south, you can explore five floors, 13 themed guest rooms and whatever is involved with a "completely repurposed penthouse suite." Tickets can only be purchased at the door, but, at $20, it's one of the cheapest legitimate scares in the metro.

6. Fear the Woods

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13 Reagan Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281

You're outside, in the woods, on a farm, in the dark with a heap of creepiness going on around you. Plus there's a "zombie paintball hayride." What's not to love?

7. Paranoia

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261 Marietta Road
Canton, GA 30114

There's actually not a whole lot of description on the website for Paranoia, a $20/$25/$40 attraction outside Marietta, but the pictures do the talking: dudes with really big chainsaws, bloody children in cages, hazmat suits, monsters with super weird faces, etc. There are two attractions, ominously dubbed "Toxicity" and "The Forgotten."

8. Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse

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4215 Thurman Road
Conley, GA 30288

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, praised by USA Today and the New York Times, allows brave visitors to take part in "fully immersive … zombie apocalypse scenarios." "People have had heart attacks!" the website boasts. "Soiled their pants! Took the chicken exit after the first room! What will you do when the zombies come for you?" To find out, take $30, your running shoes and a pair of big brass cojones to Conley, which is just OTP in Clayton County.

9. House on Horror Hill

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11950 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076

The House on Horror Hill bills itself as Georgia's oldest and longest-running haunted house, and, with that in mind, its website plays it straight: "We are NOT operating on a million dollar budget," it says. "We are NOT using animatronics." They are, however, passionate and "committed to giving you a great show." At just $12 a pop, the pricing is ideal (even if the teaser photos on their Facebook page leave a little to be desired).

1. Netherworld

6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross, GA 30093

Netherworld is not only the gold standard for haunted houses in the Atlanta area, but it's purportedly one of the best in the Southeast, the country — and the world! At this multi-level terror dome tucked inside an old warehouse off Interstate 85, tickets cost anywhere from $22 to $50. Speed passes are available online for "peak nights."

6624 Dawson Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093

2. Fright Fest

7561 Six Flags Parkway Southwest, Austell, GA 30168

Word on the street is that Six Flags Over Georgia is stepping up its game this year for Fright Fest, adding more "scarezones," an all-new "XZ-1" attraction where "a deadly infection is waiting for you" (too soon?) and a group of "cannibalistic carnivores" that are "back and more brutal than ever." There are also roller coasters, of course, as well as less spooky storytimes and costume contests for the kiddos. Beware, though — you'll be paying gate admission PLUS extra fees for access to the haunted houses.

7561 Six Flags Parkway Southwest
Austell, GA 30168

3. Chambers of Horror

695 North Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Masquerade's annual horror show is adults only, and for good reason: Even for a haunted house, the scenes are extremely graphic, torture-y and often overtly sexual. There's also the "Splatter Lounge," a place where depraved denizens can "relax and grab a drink or three to numb (themselves) to the pain of what (they) will endure in Atlanta's most shocking and extreme adults-only haunted house." General admission tickets are $22, with speed and VIP passes also available.

695 North Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308

4. 13 Stories Haunted House

320 Temple Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263

It's a bit of a hike to Newnan, but if you're really into haunted houses you'll want to make the trip. The website for 13 Stories bills it like this: "The largest and most expensive one-year transformation in haunted attraction history. From a 4,000 square foot indoor haunt to a 54,000 (square foot) mega location. Scene quality and detail that Hollywood would be proud of." Not sold? It also offers "Apocalypse," a "zombie kill experience" where you're armed with a "Co2 powered M4 laser tag assault rifle." Tickets start at $25.

320 Temple Avenue
Newnan, GA 30263

5. Sinister Suites

132 West Solomon Street, Griffin, GA 30223

This haunted attraction — currently in its second year — is held at The Griffin Hotel, an actual hotel built in 1910. If you're willing to make the drive about an hour south, you can explore five floors, 13 themed guest rooms and whatever is involved with a "completely repurposed penthouse suite." Tickets can only be purchased at the door, but, at $20, it's one of the cheapest legitimate scares in the metro.

132 West Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223

6. Fear the Woods

13 Reagan Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281

You're outside, in the woods, on a farm, in the dark with a heap of creepiness going on around you. Plus there's a "zombie paintball hayride." What's not to love?

13 Reagan Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281

7. Paranoia

261 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114

There's actually not a whole lot of description on the website for Paranoia, a $20/$25/$40 attraction outside Marietta, but the pictures do the talking: dudes with really big chainsaws, bloody children in cages, hazmat suits, monsters with super weird faces, etc. There are two attractions, ominously dubbed "Toxicity" and "The Forgotten."

261 Marietta Road
Canton, GA 30114

8. Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse

4215 Thurman Road, Conley, GA 30288

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, praised by USA Today and the New York Times, allows brave visitors to take part in "fully immersive … zombie apocalypse scenarios." "People have had heart attacks!" the website boasts. "Soiled their pants! Took the chicken exit after the first room! What will you do when the zombies come for you?" To find out, take $30, your running shoes and a pair of big brass cojones to Conley, which is just OTP in Clayton County.

4215 Thurman Road
Conley, GA 30288

9. House on Horror Hill

11950 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, GA 30076

The House on Horror Hill bills itself as Georgia's oldest and longest-running haunted house, and, with that in mind, its website plays it straight: "We are NOT operating on a million dollar budget," it says. "We are NOT using animatronics." They are, however, passionate and "committed to giving you a great show." At just $12 a pop, the pricing is ideal (even if the teaser photos on their Facebook page leave a little to be desired).

11950 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076