Lulu’s House Of Horrors
5140 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Be prepare to be scared out of your mind. Legend has it that Uncle Louie has summoned all of the spirits home, and they roam at this Plymouth Meeting attraction which features a wagon ride through the haunted woods, a deadly graveyard and a pitch-black corn maze, before a final pit stop at the dreaded haunted house. This attraction is so scary it’s not recommended for children under 12. For 2015, Lulu’s is open every weekend through Oct. 31.
99 Stehman Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Known as the No. 1 haunted attraction in Pennsylvania, Jason’s Woods has been a Halloween staple for over 30 years. And horror lovers get a lot of bang for their buck at this one-stop horror shop, which includes five different attractions, 3D illusions and a horrifying hayride. Attractions include Zombie Apocalypse, the Chamber of Horrors, The Carnival of Fear and the namesake attraction, Lost in Jason’s Woods. If this all sounds too terrifying for younger kids, it probably is. But fear not: Jason’s Woods also has a Hall of Fame, a non-scary event for children where horror movie celebs often turn up. Jason’s Woods is open on select dates through Nov. 7.
40 Saginaw Road
Oxford, PA 19363
It’s not exactly a sleep-away camp, but Camp Spookynaw in Oxford will definitely give you a night to remember. This unique attraction features ten buildings and less blood and gore than some of the other local sites. That’s because Camp Spookynaw is more about flying witches, singing pumpkins, wizards, dragons and the supernatural. But an extreme scare attraction, Beneath Cabin 13, lies in wait, so skip that one if you don’t want to be totally terrified. Camp Spookynaw is open on select dates through Oct. 31.
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063
Spanning 300-acres, Linvilla Orchards is the go-to family fall attraction in Delaware County. For family friendly fun without the terror, check out Linvilla’s annual Pumpkinland Harvest Festival, which boasts a corn maze, a giant scarecrow display and a themed jack-o-lantern exhibit, as well as hayrides, apple slinging and more than 100 tons of pumpkins. Indeed, photo ops abound at this colorful fall attraction. Linvilla is open year-round for seasonal activities, but the annual fall harvest only runs on weekends from mid-September to early November.
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2200 S. Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
This high-scare South Philadelphia attraction is located in a 25,000 square foot, 105-year-old industrial warehouse, and it features a cast of factors whose main job is to scare the pants off of you. This haunted house of horrors was featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America, and it’s not hard to see why. Detailed set pieces include an insane asylum, an abandoned church and cemetery, a morgue, a demented circus scene and a terrifying look at a cannibalistic cook. No doubt about it, the acting and set decoration at Fright Factory is top notch. Fright Factory is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Oct. 31.
Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.