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From Haunted Houses to Zombies: The Most Frightening Scary Horror Games
Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of being scared out of your wits? Are you a fan of horror movies and looking for a new way to experience fear? Look no further. In this article, we will explore some of the most terrifying scary horror games that will leave you trembling with fear. From haunted houses to zombies, these games will push your limits and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Haunted Houses: A Classic Thrill
If you’re a fan of haunted houses, then horror games that feature eerie mansions or abandoned buildings are sure to provide an exhilarating experience. One such game that comes to mind is “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” Set in a dilapidated plantation house in rural Louisiana, this game combines atmospheric horror with intense gameplay. As you navigate through dark corridors and solve puzzles, you’ll encounter grotesque creatures and terrifying jump scares that will keep your heart pounding.
Another notable haunted house game is “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.” In this first-person survival horror game, players find themselves trapped inside an ancient castle with no memory of how they got there. With limited resources and a lurking presence that feeds on fear, this game is guaranteed to make even the bravest players feel vulnerable and terrified.
Zombies: A Never-Ending Nightmare
Zombies have been a staple in horror culture for decades, and scary horror games featuring these undead creatures are always popular among thrill-seekers. One standout title in this genre is “The Last of Us.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected humans turned into zombies, this action-adventure game blends intense combat with an emotionally gripping storyline. The realistic graphics and immersive gameplay make every encounter with the infected a heart-pounding experience.
For those seeking a more intense zombie experience, “Resident Evil 2” is a must-play. This remake of the classic survival horror game takes players back to Raccoon City, where a zombie outbreak has turned the population into flesh-eating monsters. With its atmospheric setting and relentless undead enemies, this game will keep you on your toes as you fight for survival.
Psychological Horror: A Mind-Bending Challenge
If you prefer horror games that mess with your mind, then psychological horror games are perfect for you. “Silent Hill 2” is often regarded as one of the best examples of this subgenre. As players control James Sunderland through the foggy town of Silent Hill, they unravel a deeply disturbing story filled with symbolism and psychological torment. The game’s haunting atmosphere and psychological twists will leave you questioning reality long after you’ve put down the controller.
Another mind-bending horror experience is “Layers of Fear.” In this first-person exploration game, players step into the shoes of a disturbed painter as they navigate through a constantly changing mansion. Delving into themes of madness and obsession, this game uses clever storytelling and visual trickery to create an unsettling experience that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Survival Horror: Fight or Flight
For those who enjoy intense gameplay and heart-pounding action, survival horror games provide an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other. “Outlast” is a prime example of this genre. Armed only with a camcorder, players must navigate through an abandoned psychiatric hospital filled with deranged inmates. With no means to defend yourself other than hiding or running away, every encounter becomes a tense battle for survival.
Another standout survival horror game is “Alien: Isolation.” Set fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott’s iconic film “Alien,” players assume the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she tries to survive aboard a space station infested by one relentless xenomorph. The game’s AI-driven alien enemy constantly adapts to the player’s actions, making every encounter a nerve-wracking game of cat-and-mouse.
In conclusion, if you’re a fan of being scared senseless, these scary horror games will provide an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer haunted houses, zombies, psychological torment, or survival challenges, there is a game out there that will cater to your darkest fears. So grab your controller and prepare for a night of terror as you dive into these spine-chilling virtual worlds.
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THE DARKSIDE HAUNTED HOUSE AND THE HAUNTED VILLAGE NIGHT SHOW ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD
- Open every Friday in October from 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Open every Saturday in October from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Open every Sunday in October from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
- Open October 12, 19, 25, 26, 30 & 31 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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No jump scares, october 9th.
Experience the Most Terrifying Haunted Attraction - Without Actors Jumping Out at You!
On October 9th for 1 night only, we invite you to join us for a limited event where the terror comes without actors giving you the jump scares.
With no live performers, this is the perfect opportunity for those who yearn to explore the Darkside Haunted House but prefer the thrill without direct interaction.
This exclusive experience is available in half-hour time slots, so get your tickets now!
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Darkside Haunted House
“ I loved this place :) it's officially my favorite haunted house on long island as of now. ” in 7 reviews
“ Line was super long so we bought the fast pass for 10 dollars more and it was so worth it we were in there within 5-10 mins. ” in 4 reviews
“ ! Inside, it's an outdoor maz e of twists and turns that play heavily on the startle factor ” in 2 reviews
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5184 Rt 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
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Best classic haunted house, well done, lots of scares highly recommend. It's so large you can go every year and always discover something new.
Over the years Darkside has been my go-to place for Halloween scares. They really do an amazing job with the props and the actors are amazing. The location alone is creepy AF and you instantly get a haunted house vibe when you pull up. Be sure to do the outside maze as well. I'd say that it's half the fun and gets you ready for the indoor scares. I highly advise you to go at night. It instantly adds to the spook factor. If I had to find a negative with Darkside I would say that the price of admission has been creeping up yearly and this year is no exception...I get it everything costs more...Its getting harder for me to convince a group to spend that much to go. I still love you Darkside
If you compare this attraction to other big productions that cost more money for each ticket, you might be disappointed that you didn't get all the bells and whistles. Keep in mind, this one isn't as big, so it's comparing apples to oranges. However, if you want to enjoy a family-owned haunted house with a room tribute to various of the well-known horror movies, this is an adventure for you. It starts with an outdoor experience then you continue with the house experience where you might be able to regroup before going forward. It's also a chance to spread the groups so you don't walk into another group or ruin the experience. It's about 20-30 minutes so it's not a long experience but it's worth the price. We went the first weekend it opened. It was empty and we got to explore as well as enjoy responding to the actors. We didn't encounter another group while in each room. If you like these experiences, go earlier in the month rather than later when it gets crowded and the experience is different
I've been coming to Darkside since I was a teen and this year I got to bring my niece. We ordered tickets in advance for 6pm on Saturday. We arrived a few minutes early and there was a short line. After waiting about 20 minutes, it was our turn! They allowed our group of five to walk through alone. The outdoor area was very fun. It was maze like with lots of actors and scary scenes. You could tell that the actors were having fun. My niece was screaming the whole time! When we weren't screaming, we were laughing. After the outdoor maze, you get to walk through the haunted house. It's so fun! Throughout the experience, we saw Michael, Leatherface, the Terrifier, and more. The entire experience was about 25-30 minutes. It was worth it! Organized, friendly staff, refreshments available for purchase outside, lots of parking. I was so happy that the experience held up after all of these years and my niece really enjoyed it, too.
I really don't get scared easily, I just go for the fun. My friends invited me to join them at Darkside. I figured why not? Covid precautions in full swing; masks are required! It's a walk through haunted house with different things going on all over. While the actors/actresses can't touch you they still interact with you by slick comments and follow you for a few steps. It's quite entertaining and I laugh it off. :-) Is it worth the $35? Yes and no. It all depends. I do feel that maybe apple cider should be included, but that's just me. I did have fun!
The outside does not reflect the inside of this place... absolutely terrifying me and my two girl friends were screaming probably every 5 seconds and we have never been as scared as we were walking through this haunted house.
I BEEN TO A LOT OF MAZES , INCLUDING UNIVERSAL AND ECT.. I never had so much fear in my life , I almost walked out ! Don't get me wrong the outside was mid and boring , but the last maze outside and the inside of the haunted house will scare the crap out of you ! It did seem like not many scare actors as I went on Wednesday, I wondered how it would of been on a weekend! Definitely recommend !
Free parking is a caveat, but I spent more time in line than I did in the actual amusement. For the price, it was just a walk through several sheds with actors and a few animatronics. It took all of 15 minutes for $40. I have been to many better events in the NE with hayrides and different houses. It is so easy to do it right and this place really missed the mark. Very disappointed. Actors did an adequate job The other issue was control of the line. We had a group of 6 teen girls in front of us. After waiting for 20 minutes, they are joined by 4 more and 10 minutes later 6 more. Meanwhile, the guy managing line the line was over vaping away in an area no one is supposed to be vaping. Between the line and the amusement, I was there 40 minutes.
We went last weekend and it was great. They have every COVID safety precaution in place, they sanitize require masks at all times strictly enforced social distancing all while keep the scare level high. It actually made the whole experience a little more eerie cause your group is alone while on the inside. The way they have it set up is incredible and the actors were top notch. We had got to meet the owner while on line to get in, what a great guy who really has a genuine love of Halloween. This was by far the best haunted attraction we visited this season and worth the trip we will be looking forward to see how they top it next season for sure !
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Awesome time tonight at the Darkside Haunted House! It was great to finally have something to do at night!! First of all, I was happy to see all the precautions being taken due to Covid. Social distancing was enforced and hand sanitizer was readily available. Unfortunately there were no food trucks this year; I assume this was because we would have had to remove our masks to eat or drink. The actors were awesome, once they find out your name, they trail after you making scary comments. Going with a group made the experience all the more fun. We were all so thankful to be able to spend a night out in a safe and fun environment. Thank you Darkside!! P.S. Even the parking attendants were very friendly and personable!!
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Darkside Haunted House 2022
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5184 Rt. 25a , Wading River, NY 11792
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Named as one of buzzfeed.com's " 25 haunted houses across america that will scare the crap out of you ", ranked 15th "scariest haunted house" in the country by travelandleisure.com, top 31 haunted houses in america - thecoolist, 2018 fan voted "#1 must see" haunt in ny - the scare factor.
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Timed ticketing works by limiting the number of people coming in each half hour time slot as to not have everyone show up at the same time causing a 2 to 3 hr wait. For example - if you buy and 8:00 pm time slot we ask that you be on site 15 minutes before your time and get online 5 minutes before your start time. Your time slot is from 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm. We will do our best to get you in within that 1/2 hour. On our busier nights with the Premeium General Admission Tickets if your group is under 8 people you will be grouped with another group. Please do not get online before your time slot as you will be removed until it is your time.
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The Darkside Haunted House is Long Island's most well known Haunted Attraction. We have been scaring and entertaining Long Island since 1998. The Darkside Haunted House is over 14,000 Scare ft and has over 30 of the most detailed scenes of Fright! The Darkside Haunted House is Two Attractions in one with an Outdoor Attraction "The Village" and an Indoor Attraction "The House".
Darkside Haunted House's unique setting of being located in a deserted field sets us apart from other haunts by creating an atmosphere of trepidation. You know once you leave the safety of your car you know you are in for an experience like you never had before. The Darkside Haunted House has been featured in music videos, TV pilots, News stories, we even have been the backdrop for the New Jersey Nets home opener on Halloween. We have won multiple awards for our Haunt and even have been labeled to realistic and too scary by Newsday. Come experience our amazing professional scare actors, our team of professional make up artists, our realistic costumes, bone chilling special effects, movie quality sets and the heart pounding scares that make the Darkside Haunted House the place to visit this and every October!!!
Darkside Haunted House is Open Rain or Shine Unless the weather is severe, always check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
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By Krysten Massa
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When someone steps inside Darkside Haunted House in Wading River, owner Mike Meola said, it’s like they’re the star of their own horror movie.
“The haunted house was created from a love of Halloween,” said Mr. Meola, whose Route 25 attraction is now in its 19th year.
For Mr. Meola, Halloween starts around June, when he begins to create most of the attraction’s props and sets.
“The attention to detail and everything we put into the show — from the sets to the costumes to how we train our actors — is what really sets us apart,” he said.
For Mr. Meola and his partner, Cathy Gillette, that means creating an entire production and giving visitors a unique experience.
Ms. Gillette said many of Darkside’s actors return each year. Some prefer recurring roles, like a creepy butler who greets people at the elevator or a human doll who hides in the doll room.
To achieve these transformations, makeup artists Shane McGowin and Nicole Boccio spend almost two hours each night airbrushing the actors’ faces and hands. Like a well-oiled assembly line, they move quickly to turn each person into various monsters.
For guests, the experience begins outside, where they walk through a spooky gated maze before entering the house. Mr. Meola said he plants “Easter eggs” in this portion of the haunted house for scary movie buffs. Visitors who dare to enter may encounter Sam from the movie “Trick ‘r Treat” or, in the cemetery, a familiar man with a dog that’s found at Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction.
“Most people run through with their hoods over their heads so they don’t notice those things,” Mr. Meola said.
Since many people are repeat customers, Mr. Meola said he and Ms. Gillette try to make subtle changes to the attraction each year to maintain suspense.
“The new changes we make are always our favorite,” Ms. Gillette said. “We put a lot into them.”
This typically entails adding new rooms to the house.
“The changes we have made this year have been very well-received,” said Mr. Meola, who didn’t want to give too much away but said people can expect to be afraid. As you walk through the house, the feeling that something may jump out at you is constant.
As enthusiastic as Mr. Meola is about the work he has done at Darkside, he’s also a big supporter of other haunted houses across Long Island. This year, he teamed up with some of the island’s other top haunted houses to form “Scream Long Island.”
“[The idea] was really to encourage people to go to multiple haunted houses,” he said. By going to screamli.com , people can get discounted tickets on multiple haunted houses, like Gateway Haunted Playhouse in Bellport, Chamber of Horrors New York in Hauppauge and Haunted Mansion of Melville at Schmitt’s Family Farm.
“We put on a show that we’re proud of,” Mr. Meola said of Darkside. “We are always trying to outdo ourselves. Everybody here wants to keep that level up.”
Don’t be afraid
Darkside Haunted House is open Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, Oct 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Halloween from 7 to 11 p.m. General admission is $25 and matinees are $10.
Darkside Haunted House is located at 5184 25A in Wading River. Visit darksideproductions.com for more info.
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