Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. With spooky movies being marathoned on television, houses decorated to the extreme with cobwebs and plastic spiders, hilarious costumes, and free candy, what’s not to love? New England especially has lots of horror attractions, available to the public every fall. Some people celebrate the spooky season by staying home and giving themselves nightmares from too many horror films. Others go to parties and dance to the Ghostbusters theme song and Spooky Scary Skeletons. Personally, I am going to spend this season chugging pumpkin spice lattes until I can’t feel anything. Whether you are planning on dressing up, staying home, or recruiting for the skeleton war, here are some frightening events to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Roger Williams Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
October 5 – November 5, 2017
1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI. 401-785-3510
Walk through the zoo on trails that are lined by hundreds of carved pumpkins.
Haunted Boston Ghost Tours
April 7 – November 12, 2017
Meeting Point: Old Town trolley stop #1
Get a full tour of Boston while riding with witches, ghosts, and monsters that tell you about the city’s past.
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion
September – November 5, 2017
Thursday – Sunday nights
1235 Bedford St, Abington, MA 02351
Gruesome scenes, murderous clowns, disorienting sounds and lights, and a no-holds event for two nights only. On October 17th and 24th, the whole mansion will be shrouded in darkness and the staff will no longer be bound by the rules.