Most haunted houses opened their doors October 8, 2010 to kickoff this year’s frightening fun times for your horror pleasure. What better way to start preparing for Halloween than to visit a haunted house or two before All Hollow’s Eve is upon us? These frightening establishments are up and running, ready to scare you to your core.
The Haunted Forest at Halloween Woods, located in the Algonkian Park in Sterling Virginia is your own outdoor adventure through all that goes bump in the night. Make sure to wear proper clothing and shoes as the path through the forest can be uneven and is not lit. Call 703-450-4655 for more information and ticket prices, or go to their website, http://halloweenwoods.com/ to answer all your questions and to see photos from last year’s haunted festivities.
Located in Herndon, Virginia, the Bradley Farm Haunted House at 13159 New Parkland Drive is an affordable attraction benefiting a good cause. Proceeds from this attraction go to support the Herndon-Reston FISH. There is a Saturday afternoon haunt geared especially to the younger children. Go to their website, http://www.bfhauntedhouse.com/, for more information and directions. Currently this attraction is only available the weekend of October 22-23, 2010, so make sure to add them to your calendar right away.
Blood Lake offers three attractions this year. The orphanage, Lethal Lullabies, will have you think twice about children ghosts. Not all are sweet and innocent. The other indoor attraction is appropriately named Portrait of a Vampire. Learn why the location changed names from Brood Lake to Blood Lake. The tale will give you goose bumps and make your skin crawl. Finally, don’t leave without gathering your courage to walk through their last attraction, Camp Blood outdoor trail. Watch your back as you meander through the path, you never know what may skulk out and bite you. Go to their website, http://www.bloodlakeva.com/, for directions, ticket prices, and attraction times.
Darkwood Manor located in Luray, Virginia is one spooky attraction. Celebrating 10 years of hauntingly fun horror, you must make this one of your attractions for the season. There is a chilling history of murder and mystery surrounding the manor. If you want to know what you are getting yourself into before you arrive, go to their website, http://www.darkwoodmanor.net, to preview the links for directions, their history, photos and the exclusive Scream Contest running October 16, 2010 before your arrival.
No Halloween in Northern Virginia would be complete without a visit to the Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion Theme Park located in Richmond Virginia. Enjoy the day at the theme park riding the numerous amusement park rides. Then, as the evening fog rolls in, get ready to endure frightful fiends lurking through the Halloween Haunt area of the park. Prepare yourself for screams and bone numbing fear coursing through your veins. Special offers and pricing may be available, so check their website, http://haunt.kingsdominion.com/, to see if you are eligible for a discount, as well as other information such as hours and attraction information.