Looking for a howling good time this Halloween season? To up the ante and make it even more spook-tacular, we’re creep-ing it real with a round up of four haunted houses around Sacramento.
Get Your Scare On 💀
👻 Historic Cary House Hotel, 300 Main St., Placerville
A central hub during the Gold Rush’s last gasp, this mid-1800s brickwork hotel is considered one of the “most haunted sites” on Placerville’s Main Street. Guests have enumerated a host of spectral sights, from an unearthly cat to objects moving around seemingly at will. Paranormal investigators even claim to have experienced a husky, whispering voice and a ghostly woman in a white nightgown. Eerie. Book a room — if you dare.
🦴 Sacramento Scream Park, 4909 Auburn Blvd.
Dates vary until Sat., Nov. 4
The River City’s most gargantuan haunted house event features three terrifying experiences: the Louisiana Catacombs, the Blind Asylum + the SkullRipper Haunted Mansion. Each locale boasts a ~30-minute narrative fleshed out by a host of actors and frightful set pieces. Find tickets.
🫀 Heartstoppers Haunted House, 2300 Mine Shaft Ln., Rancho Cordova
Fridays + Saturdays Sept. 30-Oct. 22, Oct. 27-3
Escape a horde of revenge-seeking zombies in a gore-filled Wild West setting, or immerse yourself in the atmospheric terror of the brand-new “Blightwoods” — an experience full of occult magic, ritual sacrifices + more in a dark forest — at Sacramento’s longest-running haunt of 15 years. Scare up a few tickets.
🎃 Corbett’s House of Horror, 46500 County Rd. 32b, Davis
Fridays-Saturdays until Oct. 29
“In the dark, your fantasies get so out of hand,” said Mary Henry, a character in the 1962 horror film “Carnival of Souls.” The same applies to this so-called “fear farm” with horror-themed attractions, like the Scarecrow Corntrail maze where you’ll need to watch every step, or the zombie paintball attack that will have you defending yourself from atop a pickup truck. Pro tip: Tickets are only sold on site.