Darkside Haunted House
5184 Route 25A Wading River, NY 631-369-7227
ADMISSION $20 ($10 daytime matinee); $7 village admission (16 and younger must be accompanied by paying adult)
INTENSITY Very scary at night, bloody, gory -- not recommended for 12 and younger. Matinee is milder, with no live actors, but animatronics in place and gory scenes; village is a moderately scary walk-through
WAIT TIME 30 minutes weeknights, 60 minutes weekends
This popular attraction in a deserted barn is 80 percent new this year. You still travel through a maze of rooms, but delude yourself into thinking you know what's around any twist or turn. While they're mum about what to expect, you'll still get your fill of blood, gore and scary characters, including at the concession stand.