Better Watch Out

The best haunted houses to go to for a scare in KC


Tymber Moody, Web Editor

If you’re an adrenaline junky, there are plenty of places to go to get a good old jump scare in KC. The problem is finding one that will truly knock your socks off and leave you sprinting to the car as soon as you get out. 

One place, in particular, is a haunted house called ‘The Edge of Hell’. Believe it or not, this year marks the haunted house’s 45th year anniversary of being open and scaring the living daylights out of people. 

The house sits at 666’ above sea level and takes its victims through the depths of hell. It puts these victims through five-stories of sheer fright from heaven to hell. Some visitors along the way are Rat Man, vampires, hounds of hell, stone-cold crypts, and the devil himself. This experience will leave anyone running for the hills. 

Another thrilling haunted house is ‘The Beast.’ This haunted house is designed by the same people who have created ‘The Edge of Hell,’ so it is also this haunted house’s 45th year anniversary. In this nightmare of a house, the format is open and the victims slowly lose their way as they trudge through the house. Lurking around them is threats of voodoo, a live alligator, werewolves, phantoms, and monsters. 

The setting of ‘The Beast’ takes it’s victims all the way back to medieval times when it was an eye for an eye. There are four floors where the Beast claws and reaches for its next victim as they walk by. The only way out of the Beast’s grasp is to jump out of a 2-story window or slide 4-stories down. 

Lastly, the ‘Macabre Cinema’ is a haunted house that takes place in a 1930’s movie theatre. In this old haunted house, its visitors are invited to not just watch the horror movies, but live them. 

It’s a 45 minute to an hour haunted house with an open format through 4 floors. There are more than 30 scenes and to top it all of, the visitors who wish to go on, can go through the dungeon. 

All of these haunted houses are located in the west bottoms and are within walking distance of each other. If you’re looking for a fun night of fright, tickets for each of these are 27 dollars and are all currently open. But beware, once you go in, you might not ever come out.