Updated September 13, 2013Whether you like your haunted happenings in a house, on a hayride or while walking through a forest, barn or graveyard, the haunted attractions in Oakland County will help you get your ghoul on this Halloween. Depending on where you are located and how scared you want to get, you'll find haunted attractions and haunted houses in Detroit's Oakland County in 2013 that are full of horror.
Note: The Haunted Houses and Attractions listed below are for teenagers or adults ready to face terror like they've never known. For a family with younger kids, check out the Metro Detroit Halloween Family Attractions list.
- Bloomfield Hills: Charles L. Bowers School Farm runs a haunted maze from mid-October through the end of October. The farm also has wagon rides, a petting farm, fresh donuts and apple cider. The haunted maze is $15 per person.
- Farmington: The Haunted Winery, Inc.
Once upon a time, the historic building on Grand River Avenue housed a haunted winery. Note: As of this writing, the haunted attraction appears to be no more – at least the website is no more. While there is a Twitter page, there are no details about the attraction..
- Ferndale: Hazelhurst Manor
Hazelhurst Manor was “dark” in 2012 because. The attractions operators are apparently still deciding whether to open in 2013. Note: As of this writing, the website has not been updated for 2013.
- Holly: Holly Shop of Horror
As of this writing, the attraction's website states that information is coming soon for the 2013 season.
- Leonard: Amazing Corn Maze
In addition to the Amazing Corn Maze -- haunted in the evening -- the location had two additional haunted attractions, including the Nightmare Hayride and 3D Tunnel of Terror. The cost for all three attractions is $15. Note: As of this writing, the attraction's Facebook page has not been updated for 2013.
- Pontiac: Erebus
The attraction fills four stories of former factory with special effects, horrific characters, scary monsters and hidden passageways. It was listed by Guinness World Records as the world's largest walk-through haunted house from 2005 to 2009. These days, its motto is "I show no mercy." Admission is $23-28 per person depending on the night, and the attraction runs Wednesdays through Sundays from September 13th to November 2nd. It is open the entire week before Halloween.
Note: The attraction is now selling advance time-slot tickets.
- Pontiac: The Realm of Darkness
The Realm of Darkness has two attractions in 2013: The Realm of Darkness Haunted House (Admission $20 to $22) and CarnEvil 3D (Admission $10). Combo packs are available. The attraction is open on weekends starting Friday, September 20th. The schedule gradually expands to longer and longer weekends as the season progresses. The attraction is open the whole week of Halloween through November 2nd.
- Rochester: Dementia at Hampton
In 2011, the Hampton Golf Course hosted a haunted house filled with psychotic patients. Note: There is no mention of a repeat in 2013 on the golf course website. .
- South Lyon: Barn of Horrors
The Barn of Horrors is part of “Friday Night Haunts” at Erwin Orchards and has robotics and special effects. It also has a Corn Stalkers Maze. The attractions open on September 28th for a special preview. They start in earnest on weekends from October 4th to Sunday, October 27th. Tickets are $14 for the Barn of Horrors or $22 combo ticket for both attractions. Note: The attraction does not accept credit or debit cards.