Thursday, October 6, 2022


metro detroit haunted houses

Are you up for a scare? The Halloween season is here and with that comes a few weeks where haunted houses are open to provide people with a terror-ific time. Here are some spooktacular choices to visit in the Metro Detroit area:

ghosts on the balcony

Downtown Birmingham's theater on historic Old Woodward was constructed as a playhouse in the 1920s and now is run by Emagine Entertainment showing movies. The theater has long been rumored to be haunted and now Emagine Entertainment is bringing these ghost stories to life by hosting a haunted house at the location. 

What is now known as the Birmingham 8 Movie Theatre will not be showing films during the month of October and has been transformed back to Victorian era times for this immersive haunted theatre attraction. The haunted attraction chronicles the experience of theatre proprietor Mr. Baldwin, an old caretaker who has worked in the theatre for over 50 years, and a harrowing tale of murder and the mayhem that followed. This is not for the faint of heart…this will scare you to death, just like what happened to Mr. Baldwin’s family, friends, and many patrons of his theatre! These “Ghosts on the Balcony” still haunt the building today!

birmingham 8 haunted house

Ghosts on the Balcony” will run daily October 1 – 30, and will feature a weekend family friendly haunt (ages 5-12) Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, and a bloodcurdling adult haunt (ages 13 and over) Sunday thru Thursday from 7:00pm -10:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 1:00am. Guests will also have the ability to purchase food and beverages from the concession stand along with adult (21+) beverages at various stops throughout the experience.

CLICK HERE for more information.

erebus haunted house

An abandoned industrial building from Pontiac's heyday as an automobile manufacturing hub comes alive during the Halloween season for what has been recognized as one of the best haunted house attractions in the United States. Explore four stories of scares and thrills that utilized Hollywood-style special effects that make visitors feel as if they are taking part in a horror movie scenario.

Hours through October are Monday-Thursday 7:30pm to 10:30pm; Friday 7pm to Midnight; Saturday 6pm to Midnight; and Sunday 6pm to 11pm. Go to for more information.

madison heights haunted house

Located in a former laser tag arena in Madison Heights, this haunted house provides a multi-level maze filled with thrills. Enjoy a DJ and fire juggler shows while waiting in line for the main attraction. Ranked in the Top 20 of Haunted Houses in America by review site Scare Factor. Visit for more info.

eloise asylum

This abandoned mental health facility in Westland, Michigan has been attracting ghost hunters for decades exploring rumors of paranormal activity. During the Halloween season, people can tour the grounds with real life ghost hunters or engage in faux horror by exploring a mock asylum filled with thrills and chills. This horror attraction's producers have invested in high-tech tools including Cold Spark Pyrotechnic Simulators, a Tesla Coil, Advanced Projection Mapping Technologies and more! Eloise Asylum is bringing technology utilized at theme parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios to provide an extraordinary experience for participants. CLICK HERE for more info.

rotten manor

This haunted house, located by Holly in northern Oakland County near the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, Mount Holly Ski Resort, and Groveland Oaks County Park, has a carnival vibe to it. The attraction has two haunted houses to experience, "The Manor" and "The Rotten Asylum". These attractions are each approximately 35-45 minutes long. There is also a Rotten Hayride which takes you on a ride through the haunted woods of Rotten Manor. And if that wasn’t enough Rotten Manor has a midway full of carnival themed games and activities. CLICK HERE for more info.

rotten manor haunted house

the scream machine

I normally go to the Taylor Trade Center for sports card shows to meet baseball, basketball, football and hockey athletes that appear to sign autographs. During the Halloween season, this space transforms into a haunted house. Venture through a crypt and a mad scientist's menagerie of failed creations. There are also two optional five-minute escape rooms. For more info go to

hush haunted house

This attraction inside a 40,000 square foot Westland building features three haunted houses. Plus, for those over 21 years old there are three secret bars to discover located within the haunted houses each with unique drinks and experiences to encounter. The waiting queue area looks like a decrepit city street for the town of Hush Falls filled with undead inhabitants that provide fun photo ops. Which haunted house do you prefer of the three?

Belly of the Beast - the Hush Falls Hotel has a new dark secret brewing in its abyss: a temple to its dark lord: Anglor. Constructed by the undead who reside under the hotel, the temple is alive and its roots have spread like veins throughout the Hotel underpass. Do you dare to explore the negative 13th floor of the Hush Falls Hotel?

Louisiana Catacombs - once past the temples of horror, stumble upon a swampland that Hush Falls ancestors used to bury the dead to preserve their spirits. But this is no ordinary graveyard. You find yourself in a seemingly unending web of catacombs; and you have disturbed their lair! The undead lurk in the dark crevices, and crawl out from their resting places to speak with you. They live in anguish and haven't spoken to a soul in hundreds of years...until now.

Rosecliff Hall - the towering edifice of Rosecliff Hall looms over you. The legends of the horrors the Von Rose family perpetrated on the residents of Hush Falls seem more like a history lesson than fabricated stories after the things you’ve seen so far. As you enter, the manor seems alive, like the evil from the town has somehow permeated the walls and floors of the ominous mansion. The current residents are not too pleased at your arrival, but they aren’t going to let you leave in one piece…if at all…

On October 30 there is also a family-friendly event where young children can walk through the haunted houses with the lights on where they can have kid-friendly monster meet and greets plus collect candy. There is fun to be had for all ages at HUSH! For more info, visit

wiards orchard

Wiards Orchard in Ypsilanti is hosting five haunted attractions on its grounds this year: The Ultimate Haunted Barn; The Mindshaft; The Asylum; Hayride of the Lost; Alien Caged Clowns in 3D. Visitors receive a doughnut and cider to enjoy around a communal bonfire upon completing their adventure. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Which of these haunted houses would you be most geeked to go to? If you go to any of them, share your experiences with us by tweeting @Geekdad248 with thoughts and pictures. I would enjoy knowing your thoughts and feedback regarding these Metro Detroit Haunted Houses. Hope everyone has a spooktacular Halloween! 

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