10 Nightmare Haunted Houses & Places in Myrtle Beach (2023)

Haunted Houses in Myrtle Beach

When planning a visit to Myrtle Beach, SC, (especially in the fall) be sure to include some haunted attractions in your itinerary. Many of the top haunts are in the Grand Strand area, and you won’t want to miss even one!

Most haunted attractions are open year-round in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which means you don’t have to go at a specific time to get a good scare from the zombies, ghouls, and ghostly apparitions. If you do plan your trip around the Halloween season, there are activities, both scary and non-scary, for the whole family!

Here are some of the best haunted houses in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

Haunted Houses in Myrtle Beach

While beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC, is known for its gorgeous beaches and vacation rentals on the Atlantic Ocean, you can also find a haunted attraction to fill your need for fright! Some locations are for the whole family while others are geared toward teens and adults, but you can find spooky activities at any time of year.

1. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley's Haunted Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Ripley takes haunted attractions to the next level in their Myrtle Beach Haunted Adventure. Situated in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, this haunted mansion features live actors dressed as zombies and it is not for the faint of heart!

Your job is to take down the zombies before they get you! The close-quarters lets you use your laser gun to defend yourself from the approaching zombie apocalypse.

They are open daily from noon to 11 pm for ages eight and up. Check the website for seasonal hours of operation and specials before planning to attend. 

2. Nightmare Haunted House

You can’t outrun their screams at the Nightmare Haunted House in Myrtle Beach. And you can’t be sure what lies ahead in their duo attraction.

It has been voted the East Coast’s Scariest Attraction and the best haunted house for over thirty years. With over four thousand square feet of fright, you might never get out of this top haunt!

Along with the traditional Haunted House, they also have the main attraction: the Zombie Zone Biohazard Escape Room, which is a 30-minute multi-room extreme experience. See for yourself.

Because it is open year-round, you don’t have to wait until the Halloween season to be scared senseless! The Nightmare Haunted House is open daily from noon until late.

You can purchase a combo ticket for the Nightmare House and Zombie Escape Room or a single ticket for one attraction.

3. Outbreak: Dread the Undead

Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach SC

Located on the lower level of the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center at 21st Avenue North, Highway 17 Bypass, Outbreak: Dread the Undead is a military experiment gone wrong where test subjects have become creepy zombies, creatures that are your worst nightmares come to life!

Your assignment is to keep the undead from escaping. Along the way, you will have to get through high-tech storage areas, the morgue, testing labs, and more successfully. Tickets are online and Outbreak is open 365 days of the year. 

When you purchase the All Access pass, you also get admission to Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, Hollywood Wax Museum, and Outbreak: Dread the Undead. Make sure to check out the King Kong display at the wax museum!

Haunted Attractions and Tours in Myrtle Beach

4. Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro (Little River)

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro is a place where you can go to eat, but it is more famous as one of “the most haunted restaurants.”

This home, formerly owned by Mama Mary, is haunted according to guests and employees. Many people have seen items move by themselves, heard unexplained noises, and sighted ghostly apparitions in the upstairs windows.

As such, it’s a popular location for ghost hunters as well.

Special Ghost Dinners. Make a reservation to enjoy a three-course special ghost dinner at the Brentwood Restaurant and then go on a Ghost Tour. This place was even on A & E’s Biography Channel, “My Ghost Story!”

The trained storytellers will guide you through the haunted history of the house, from equipment starting by itself to a small child appearing in the surveillance cameras.

5. Myrtle Beach Ghost Tours

Book a riding Myrtle Beach Ghost Tour with a low country storyteller that can fill you in on all the ghostly happenings.

You will get to see a haunted honky tonk, a haunted restaurant, and more as you ride around on a double-decker bus. Learn about the ghosts that have been hanging around this area for hundreds of years!

6. Ghosts of Georgetown Lantern Tours (Georgetown)

Front of the Hampton Plantation in Georgetown, SC

Take a walking ghost and history tour that is only a little bit spooky. On Fridays at dusk, you can join Elizabeth Huntsinger for a ghost tour through Georgetown, SC!

You’ll walk the streets of the city to hear about an entire family that died within days of one another. Some say you can hear the children cry in the cemetery at night. Hear that story and other ghost stories when you join the walking tour given daily by reservation.

7. Alice Flagg Grave, All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery (Pawleys Island)

Legend has it that Alice Flagg roams the All Saints Cemetery in her white dress, constantly searching for her engagement ring after her disapproving father threw it in the marsh nearby. You can find her large tombstone labeled “ALICE” beneath a large oak tree. 

If you want to try summoning Alice’s spirit, you must walk backward around the grave thirteen times while saying her name. That is guaranteed to be high on the list of spooky experiences in the heart of Myrtle Beach!

8. The Gray Man (Pawleys Island)

The first sighting was in 1822, but the most recent siting was in 2018!! This legend has it that periodically there is a “gray man” who comes out to warn people of an imminent storm approaching Pawleys Island.

The Gray Man appeared on Unsolved Mysteries just after Hurricane Hugo hit the coast.

9. Howl-O-Scream (North Myrtle Beach)

Family on porch with jack o lantern

The Saturday before Halloween from 5 pm-8 pm, the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Center turns the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Sports Complex into a mecca of fun.

The Howl-O-Scream event is open to all ages. There will be a regular hayride for the little ones and a haunted hayride for the older kids and adults, along with:

  • games
  • inflatables
  • marshmallow roasts
  • trick or treating and more

And if you need a last-minute costume, you can’t go wrong with Harry Potter themed ones. There are quite a few options here on Amazon.

There is a small admission fee and concessions available. 

10. Boofest! at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Boofest! At Barefoot Landing includes a free movie on the lawn, trick-or-treat costume contests for pets and kids, discount ride packages, and roaming characters. This event is from noon to 4 pm, with the movie at 7 pm.

Barefoot Landing will host trick or treating for the little ones on Halloween night, too!

Conclusion: Haunted Houses in Myrtle Beach

As you can see when you plan to vacation at Myrtle Beach, there are activities everyone in the family will love. From championship golf courses to scary attractions with all the special effects to trick or treat for the little ones, Myrtle Beach offers so much fun for everyone.

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