Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Haunted Houses


Long Island has some of the spookiest, scariest, most creative haunted houses designed to scare the pants off of you come Halloween time, but there’s not enough time to hit them all.

Press readers narrowed down the list of must-see haunted houses. In a rare tie, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Spooky Walk and Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror shared the title of Best Haunted House on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. 

The Spooky Walk has earned the adulation of Long Islanders for not only its ability to scare the bejesus out of its guests, but for its kind-hearted support of children and adults with special needs. The Spooky Walk is a fundraiser held each October to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a special needs camp.

For nearly three decades, the Spooky Walk has become a staple in the community, challenging even the bravest adults to maintain their wits. Not only do 100-percent of the proceeds go toward supporting the special needs camp, but members of the community are invited to volunteer by helping build and run exhibits.

And for the third year in a row, Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror has claimed the prized crown of Best Haunted House on Long Island. Sure, this especially creepy haunted house is sharing the prize this year, but that does not change the fact that Allocco’s has established itself as the go-to place for a devilishly frightful time with friends and family, year after year.

Creativity abounds at this haunted house, featuring chainsaw-wielding menaces, flesh-eating zombies, and all sorts of unpleasant maniacs. You’re in for a fright, that’s for sure!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Spooky Walk is located at 2 Chet Swezey Rd. in Center Moriches. They can be reached at 631-878-1070 or spookywalk.com

Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror is located at 1148 Norbay St. in Franklin Square. They can be reached at 516-424-9555 or joea65.wix.com/franklin-square-horror

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