Looking for Halloween spooks and thrills near Washington, DC? Montgomery County, Maryland has haunted attractions, scary screenings, and mystery performances. Take our quiz and add up the points to find your Halloween fix based on your scaring preferences.
What are you most afraid of?
- I’m Not Scared of Anything (1 point)
- The Dark (2 points)
- Claustrophobia (3 points)
- Eating Vegetables (4 points)
What’s your favorite Halloween Movie?
- Psycho (1960) (1 point)
- Frankenstein (1931) (2 points)
- Clue (1985) (3 points)
- Hocus Pocus (4 points)
What are you dressing up as?
- A Zombie (1 point)
- Whatever is Comfiest (2 points)
- 1920s Attire (3 points)
- Candy Corn (4 points)
(1-3) Field of Screams
4501 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832
Rated the #1 scream park in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Delaware, this attraction is for the most fearless among us. With four haunted attractions—two terrifying trails, a slaughter factory, and a haunted hayride—visitors are met by hanging corpses, sounds of chainsaws buzzing, and a dark cornfield haunted by evil spirits. Field of Screams is open every Friday and Saturday, and most Thursdays and Sundays, through November 3. Click here for tickets.
(4-6) AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
What would Halloween be without horror movies? The AFI Silver Theatre will be showing Halloween classics from October 26 – 31. Movies include: Frankenstein (1931), Halloween (1978), Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), Suspiria (1977), Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm (1986), and Zombie (1979). Find your film friends, check out the show times, and reserve your tickets.
(7-9) Kentlands Mansion
320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Kentlands Mansion will present Last Call at Chez Mort, an interactive mystery performance. The story is set in the 1920s when a bizarre death takes place at a night club. Was it an accident or murder? Find the clues and decide for yourself while you enjoy a sweet treat buffet. Recommended for ages 15+. Tickets are $35 for an individual and $60 for two.
Performances: Friday – Saturday, October 26-27 at 8pm; Sunday, October 28 at 2pm
(10-12) Wheaton and Cabin John Halloween Eye Spy Trains
For more kid-friendly Halloween fun, both Wheaton Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park will be hosting Halloween Eye Spy Train rides. These “not so scary” trains are geared towards kids under 8 years old. Each child will receive an Eye Spy card before boarding the train. As you ride through the woods, look all around to find Halloween friends hiding there, and mark them off the Eye Spy card. The ticket price for all passengers is $6 (children under age 2 are free with a paying adult). Trains will run from 10am to 6pm every Saturday and Sunday through October 28.