Every autumn a frightening fever sweeps the nation from its biggest cities to its smallest towns. It's the annual opening of eerie exhibitions: Haunted houses, creepy mazes and frightening fairs. Abandoned prisons and decrepit cruise ships re-create scary scenes and tales of terror for chill seekers to enjoy.
Each year there are new trends in the business of fear, including live performances by actors trained to terrify even the toughest customers. These attractions have morphed beyond the neighborhood haunted house and have become popular tourist destinations across the country. (Source: The Travel Channel)