BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The 13th Gate has been ranked as the third scariest haunted house in the country. That's according to HauntWorld.com, which claims to be the first website and publication to produce a Top 10, Top 13, or Top 31 list of haunted houses to help Americans find attractions for Halloween.
In third place is the 13th Gate in Baton Rouge. The attraction's fantastic set design and special effects keeps attendees guessing whether what they're seeing is reality or fantasy. The 13th Gate features a real snake swamp, cellars, underground tunnels, and a prehistoric ice cave. The 13th Gate also features a haunted cemetery, called the Necropolis. The cemetery, which guests must pass through to reach the attraction's exit, features voodoo shows and of course, zombies! New this year, guests will be forced to wade through a flooded sewer full of the victims of Jack the Ripper and must also travel through a dark tunnel featuring a ghost train.
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According to the report, House of Torment in Austin, Texas takes the number one spot as the scariest haunted house in the country, with 40,000 square feet of maniacal zombies and demented nightmares. The 2016 theme, Dawn of Evil, features an epidemic, destroying the lives of Texas residents where the city has turned into an out-of-control disaster zone and zombies are everywhere. The "walls of The Frenzy" claim to expose people's worst fears.
Coming in at second place is the Netherworld in Atlanta, Georgia. This haunted house is a self-guided attraction known for its quality special effects, makeup, costume design, talented actors, and attention to detail. Netherworld designs a new theme every year to keep the experience fresh for guests. This year's monsters include The Feasting Vampires, The Cyclopean Soul Eater, and The Attacking Harpy, just to name a few.
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