-- Halloween is a little more than a week away, so to get into the spooky spirit this year ABC News decided to try out some haunted houses.
We toured two spots in New York City to see just how scary they really are.
A year-round attraction located in New York City’s Times Square, Times Scare has a haunted past.
Its website boasts of “live actors and state-of-the-art equipment inside ready to give you the scare of a lifetime.”
The building was a crematorium in the 1920s, according to event organizers. And they say people have died in the building over the years, including one man who fell to his death down a flight of stairs.
Visitors also have a chance to harness the supernatural. Video cameras broadcast what’s going on inside the exhibit, allowing guests at the bar to trigger animatronics inside the house and watch for reactions.
The haunted house takes about 20 minutes to walk through, and has a warning for children younger than 10 years old.
Blood Manor is located in downtown Manhattan. It pops up just once a year. This will be its 11th season.
“The undead, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night will be lurking as you travel through the 5,000 square foot maze of corridors, chambers and hidden places where the smell of rotting flesh and death permeates the air and the prince of death can smell your fear and inhales its pungent odor giving him the strength to steal your soul,” according to the press release.
It also takes about 20 minutes to walk through, and is not recommended for children younger than 14.