Grab your flashlights and work up some courage because ghouls and goblins are in Northwest Indiana. We've put together Five Frights for Halloween and these are sure to scare you to your core. That noise you hear won't be the wind - it'll be sheer terror!


1) Amhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction

228 South 500 West, Valparaiso
Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29

"This haunt just gets BETTER AND BETTER each year"

When was the last time you trekked through an old abandoned hospital? It hasn't been soon enough - travel through the caverns of Dr. Amhurst's warped mind into a realm of pure horror. Some of Dr. Amhurst's patients are waiting in their cells for you right now. Children under 10 are not allowed on the grounds and children aged 10-13 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Adults - you're free to roam the hallways. Think you can handle the fright? Remember not to tap on the glass. Visitor discretion is advised.


2) Haunted Hills Hospital

6112 Old Porter Road, Portage
Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29

Prisoners too evil and vile for modern rehabilitation methods once occupied the Haunted Hills Hospital for treatment - it turns out they still do. War veterans, criminals, psychiatric patients and other dangerous characters wait for you at one of the nation's dirtiest little secrets. The medical staff meant to help the patients, but it appears they've only driven the patients deeper into madness. Guess who is in charge of the hospital now...

The patients are restless!


3) Lake Hills Haunted House

8640 Lake Hills Drive, St. John
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30

It all began when Dr. Goodenevil murdered his beloved daughter - the horror on the lakeside has continued since that day. Discover a two story building filled with frightful characters and memorable scares this Halloween in St. John. This attraction is not for the faint of heart, or the claustrophobic. There's a special hallway sure to send a chill through your spine.



4) Reapers Realm

626 177th Street, Hammond
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30

A wise person once mused, ‘you reap what you sow.' Reapers Realm has been haunting travelers for nearly 30 years now and their crop of horror is in full bloom for the season. Who needs The Walking Dead when you can experience zombies in real life? You'll want to see why it's being heralded as the best year they've had yet. I know you've seen the signs on 80/94 - what's keeping you from stopping?



5) Old Sheriff's House Haunted House

226 S. Main Street, Crown Point
7-11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 15-29

Maybe it's John Dillinger, maybe it's a different prisoner. Either way - the Old Sheriff's House in Crown Point is surely haunted. You have three weeks to investigate the haunting for yourself! Be prepared to be scared.


Know of any other frightening houses to visit in Northwest Indiana? Make sure it's not residential! Share your thoughts on the best haunted houses in the area below. Have a great Halloween!

p.s. Really - never tap on the glass...