The season of screams is upon us. October is here, which means that people will be gearing up for this year’s haunted houses.
Auburn resident Madison Marion enjoys attending the attractions each year.
"I like going because it's like a horror movie you can't pause,” she said. “You actually experience it."
Below is a rundown of local haunted houses to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm
This spooktacular haunted farm is located at 929 County Road 14 in Auburn.
This year Sleepy Hollow has expanded its traditional haunted house for even more Halloween fun. The farm also features a huge haunted maze and a haunted hayride. Each attraction is $13.
If scary isn't your style, then visit the free petting zoo or take your family to participate in the games they will have set up for children to enjoy.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11 p.m. starting from Oct. 7 to Oct. 29. There will be special Halloween hours on Monday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit www.sleepyhollowauburn.com.
Pope's Haunted Farm
Pope's Haunted Farm is located on Lee Road 724 in Salem, Ala.
This attraction is hosting four big events for $15 each for guests to experience this year.
The "Zombie Paintball Safari" is a wagon ride through the woods where each rider will be given a paintball gun filled with 100 paintballs to shoot zombies as they attack. You can double your ammo for an extra $5.
The "Haunted Hayride: The Hunted" is an over half mile ride through the woods featuring more than 40 live actors and state of the art animatronics.
The “Haunted Barn: Times UP!!!” is a walk-through experience with more than 30 different scenes, animatronics and live actors.
The “Haunted Forest: The Darkness” is a walk into a forest with more than 30 live actors. This event is said to be the most frightening than any of the other attractions.
Marion has been to Pope’s Haunted Farm for the last two years and looks forward to going again with her friends this year.
“The haunted barn is my favorite,” she said. “I’d like to expand my horizons and venture onto what other activities they have to offer.”
Pope’s Haunted Farm will be open Fridays and Saturdays from through Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. It is also open on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.popeshayride.com.
“The Haunted Hollow: Funeral Home & Casket Company, LLC”
This haunted hollow is located at 1000 Ben Brown Road in Valley, Ala.
This attraction has three events for $12 each for victims to experience.
“FINN’s Funeral Home” is a walkthrough experience featuring different rooms that are themed around the legend of Billy Parker and the Beulah Witch.
“The VILLAGE of the Dead” is another haunted walkthrough where guests will go on a journey that the villagers of Beulah experienced many years ago, including the zombie nest, Parker Shack, the Sanitarium and more.
“The Spinal Tap” is an interactive experience where your deepest fears are brought to life where performers are allowed to touch you. Participants will experience darkness, tight spaces, clowns and much more. (Beware, a waiver must be signed before entering)
The hollow will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 to 11 p.m. through Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.haunted-hollow.com.
“Haunted Auburn Walking Tour”
This will be the fourth year that the Haunted Auburn Walking Tour will take visitors to see the haunted hot-spots of Downtown Auburn.
Local paranormal experts Brandon Stoker and John Poe will be leading the free tour as they tell the secrets and legends that the City of Auburn has to offer.
The tour will be operating Fridays and Saturdays during the month of October from 2 to 10 p.m.