Forget the pumpkins and hay rides and all the quaint fall items we previously mapped out (sorry, decorative gourd fans) and let's focus on the true attraction of October — haunted houses. We expanded our reach from the Greater New Orleans Area and Baton Rouge to the entire state to find y'all the creepiest haunts throughout the state of Louisiana.Read More
Mapping Louisiana's Creepiest Haunted Houses
Hours: October 16-19 and October 23-November 2; 6pm-11pm (or until last person leaves)Okay, what's the story?: Nestled in a grand estate along Canal St, the Mortuary is a zombie-lover's paradise. This year, the zombies are at war with vampyric hord thanks to government testing gone horribly, terribly wrong.
House of Shock
Hours: October 17-18, 24-26, and October 29-November 1; 8pm-midnightOkay, what's the story?: The premier haunted house in New Orleans, House of Shock is being laid to rest this year. Expect more pyrotechnics, more guts and gore, and a very special Grand Finale Stage Show.
The Chamber of Horrors
Hours: October 17-18, 24-25, and 30-31; 7:30pm-midnightOkay, what's the story?: What's spookier than a haunted house and cemetery? The Chamber of Horrors seemingly has it all and is so legitimately bloodthirsty that donating blood gets you in for free.
Bernie Baxter's Traveling Sideshow
Hours: October 29-31, November 1; 7pm-10pm (or until last person leaves)Okay, what's the story?: Part haunted house, part sideshow (as per the name) this free neighborhood haunt has regaled locals and tourists alike with tales of sinister New Orleans. This year, Bernie Baxter hosts the Killer Krewe, a Mardi Gras social aide and pleasure club turned toxic by way of robbery and murder.
Rise Haunted House
Hours: October 17-18, 23-25, 30-31; 7pm-midnightOkay, what's the story?: Want to get the pants scared off you at a haunted house? Might you be interested in reclaiming that fear and harnessing its fervor to kill zombies? Rise offers both of those options at their haunted house and paintball course. Take on the zombies that haunted you in Operation Deadly Assault.
13th Gate (Haunted House)
Hours: October 16-18, October 23-November 1, November 7-8; 6:30pm-11:30pmOkay, what's the story?: Hollywood caliber set design, lighting, and sfx is what sets 13th Gate apart from its contemporaries. Explore every level of hell as you worm your way through a crematory oven, escape the catacombs and experience voodoo all in the name of touching on whatever it is that you fear most as the 40,000 square foot haunted house offers every imaginable amenity to frighten.
Trail of Screams Haunted House
Hours: October 16-18, 23-25, October 30-November 1; 7:30pm-10:30pmOkay, what's the story?: The Trail of Screams is exactly what it sounds like — a haunted walking trail with paths marked by blood and ghouls. This humble haunt in Livingston Parish expertly uses the fear of the unknown in nature to keep you on edge throughout your visit.
Bludd Vessel Haunted Ship
Hours: October 16-18, 23-25, October 30-November 1; 7pm-11pmOkay, what's the story?: The only haunted ship to grace our list, Bludd Vessel's theme of Bludd Sweat and Fears is the perfect blend of excess gore in the hands of creepy clowns and sideshow misfits that is definitely worth the day trip to Lake Charles.