Opening day at top rated haunted house attraction in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Opening night for the highly regarded House of Torment is Saturday, Sept. 10. It’s one of the best haunted house attractions in the nation, delivering its fair share of scares for 20 years.

The Haunted Attractions Association (HAA) chooses the top scare locations in the U.S. each year. To be up for selection, the site must be a member of HAA, as well as adhere to its mission criteria. HAA aims to uphold customer safety, put a spotlight on its members’ haunted attractions and educate its members on the industry.

“The safety of our guests is the number one priority,” said former HAA president John Eslich. “The certification is a symbol of excellence that honors those attractions that are making strides above and beyond to focus on the safety and education of their employees, while developing a world-class haunting experience for guests.”

This year, the House of Torment is incorporating the following themes: “The Abominations,” “Tormented” and “Return to Illusion Manor.”

Texas haunted attractions Creepy Hollow Haunted House in Rosharon and the Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano also made the list.

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