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These Cincinnati Halloween haunts promise to deliver chills

Posted: 6:00 AM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 09:24:43-04
Everything you need to know for Halloween

CINCINNATI — As Halloween nears, ghouls, goblins and fiendishly fun activities are descending upon the Queen City.

Multiple haunted attractions promise to help you "jump" right into the fright-filled season.

Check out our list of favorite spooktacular attractions in the Tri-State.

HORROR FESTS

Land of Illusion Haunted Nights: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays starting in October. Land of Illusion, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. $39.99 Friday and Saturday general admission; $59.99 Friday and Saturday admission plus fast pass. This Halloween staple offers four haunts, one haunted trail, a zombie sniper game, concert series and bar. The Land of Illusion's haunted attractions started spooking people Aug. 30 and will continue to do so through Nov. 2. www.landofillusion.com

Terror Town: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m.-midnight Sundays. Terror Town, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. $25-$40. How much horror can you handle? Terror Town, a new haunted festival, has taken over the Old West Fest fairgrounds. This ghoulish playground features live music, food, drinks, live performances, an outdoor theater and interactive horror games. Terror Town opened Sept. 6 and will continue to haunt through the first weekend of November. www.allhallowsevellc.com

Halloween Haunt: 6 p.m.- 1 a.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. General admission starts $33.99. More than roller coasters will make people scream at Kings Island Amusement Park starting Sept. 20. Dozens of attractions designed to scare visitors will be on display at the park every Friday and Saturday from Sept. 20-Oct. 27. Of course, coasters such as the Beast, Banshee, Diamondback and Mystic Timbers will still be offering their year-round thrills. There will also be plenty of fun Halloween activities for kids during the daylight hours each Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of Sept. 21. www.visitkingsisland.com

HAUNTED TRAILS

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride: 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, Ky. $14 hayride; $20 VIP hayride; $10 farmer's revenge; $23 combo tickets. Cash only. For more than a decade, this haunted farm in Petersburg, Kentucky, has delivered plenty of frights to brave visitors. The Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride is open for screams every Friday and Saturday night starting Sept. 13 through Oct. 26. www.sandylandacres.com

Haunted Brewery Tours: 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. Christian Moerlein Brewery,1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine. $25. Terror is on tap again this year as the Haunted Brewery Tours return to Over-the-Rhine. Created in cooperation with Christian Moerlein Brewing, the Cincinnati Escape Room and Cincinnati Landmark Productions to support the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, each tour offers participants the chance to collect clues and experience hands-on puzzles to help solve a real-life murder mystery. www.hauntedbrewerytour.com

Highway 50 Fright Field: 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Buckeye Trading Post, 11294 US Highway 50, North Bend. $15 combo tickets for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Do you believe in ghosts? After a trip to the Highway 50 Fright Field, you might. This annual Halloween destination is located on what organizers promise is a real 1830s farm near a Native American archeological site. Attractions on the farm include a haunted cornfield and woods trail full of zombies and horrifying scenes; a night-time corn maze; and Operation Termination Zombie Paintball. Participants in the paintball attraction are loaded up with 100 paintball rounds and pitted against the walking dead. The Highway 50 Fright Field will be open every weekend from Oct.4-26. www.highway50frightfield.com

CLASSIC HAUNTS

The Dent Schoolhouse: 7:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. The Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Green Township. $20-$25. 'Tis the season to be scared. The Dent Schoolhouse's 2019 frightful season begins Sept. 13 and continues through Nov. 2. The schoolhouse will get your blood pumping with its maze of gruesome rooms. www.frightsite.com

USS Nightmare: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. USS Nightmare, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. $20-$75. For a ghoulishly good time, head down to the Ohio River beginning Friday, Sept. 13 for a walkthrough tour of the USS Nightmare. The haunted steamboat will add Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights of operation starting Sept. 25 and remain docked at Riverboat Row through the first weekend of November. www.ussnightmare.com

Mayhem Mansion: 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays; 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Mayhem Mansion, 13966 Decoursey Pike, Morning View, Ky. $18 adults; $12 children 10 and under. This annual haunt in southern Kenton County offers a little of everything. First is Mayhem Mansion, which is a terrifying haunted house. Then there is Havorford's Hollow's Terror in the Woods, a zombie paintball challenge. Both events are Sept. 20 through Nov. 2. The Terror in the Woods challenge costs $25. www.themayhemmansion.com

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall: 8-11 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7-9 p.m. Sundays. Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy. $10 with a $2 discount for canned good donation; $15 fast pass. The Mount Healthy Haunted Hall opens for screams Sept. 27 through Oct. 26 this year. The hall offers more than 20 gruesome scenes to get your blood pumping. Discounted admission is available for those who donate canned goods, which is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. www.hauntedhallinfo.com