Spooktacular Haunted Houses



Elizabeth Toth, Reporter

If you’re looking for a great way to scare your pants off this Halloween, consider spooky haunted houses around Medina. One that is considerably close to the High School is Forest of Screams. Regular tickets are $28 for three attractions, which include a Haunted Hayride, Night Stalker’s Trail, and the Mortuary Haunted House.

The Forest of Screams hayride goes deep into the woods of the 58 acres of the property. There are many detailed scenes, and actors jump on the ride while it moves, making it an even more interactive and thrilling experience. According to forestofscreams.com, The Night Stalker’s Trail will take you on a ¼ mile path through the woods, with actors lurking behind you and ready to give you a good jumpscare. Finally, the Mortuary Haunted House is sure to give you the creeps. Walking through the many rooms, you won’t know what awaits you behind every corner. While waiting in line for each part, actors may come to scare and interact with you.

Another choice is the Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse. This haunted house is open until Halloween and regular hours are 7 P.M. to 12 A.M. Tickets cost $20 cash and $21 credit, facebook.com says. It takes place in a creepy 34,000 square foot slaughterhouse house with many detailed scenes and realistic scenarios. You will enjoy great actors and monsters. This haunted house is great even if it’s raining, since it is entirely inside.

A great haunted house for the entire family is Nightmare in the Wilderness in Lodi. It has creepy displays but it’s not too scary if you have younger siblings. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-10, according to nightmareinthewilderness.net. You start out on a dark and spooky hayride, then walk through scenes with actors for about 45 minutes, says ohiohauntedhouses.com. In addition, you can enjoy snacks and warm apple cider around a fire.

Overall, there are many haunted places to visit this Halloween. Stay spooky, Medina!