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Austin's House of Torment Named One of Country's Best Haunts

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
Austin's House of Torment was recently named among the nation's best haunted houses.

Looking for a good scare before Halloween? Heading to a local haunted house is always a good idea. And if you live in Texas, you're lucky enough to be near three of the country's best haunts.

According to a new ranking by, the self described "World's #1 Haunted House Website, Texas has four of the top 13 haunted house in the country. 

In order they are:

Two of the best haunted houses in America. First up is Cutting Edge, one of the longest haunted houses in the World, once holding the Guinness Book of World Records, it’s a site to be seen. Plus Thrillvania, of the same ownership group, is also one of the industry’s most celebrated and historic haunted houses. 

House of Torment is located inside an old movie theater with three attractions in one, and each year they totally renovate with all new sets and scenes. One of the most unique things about House of Torment is their Control Room. Inside this room sits the evening’s mastermind of House of Torment, controlling triggers to set each animation at the precise moment to get the ultimate scare from each individual guest, creating guest screams unlike any other. 

Nightmare on the Bayou is located next to Houston’s oldest graveyard near the Heights in the shadow of downtown Houston, Texas. It proudly boasts Houston’s only REALLY HAUNTED attraction where REAL ghosts linger the property. Don’t believe it?  Ask employees and past customers. 

KUT got a behind the scenes tour of the House of Torment last year. Read more and view our photo tour of the House of Torment here

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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