Halloween is creeping up over our shoulders, and whether you’re seeing someone new and wanting to plan something unique together, or you’re looking for an exciting date idea to take your long-term relationship to another level, you’ve come to the perfect place. We have some chilling Halloween date night ideas for you that are sure to test your limits and make for an unforgettable, hair-raising night.

Having a scary Halloween-themed date is not only exciting and adrenaline-raising, but experiencing something spooky with your date can actually boost your attraction and intimacy. While you might be hesitant to try something frightening, getting out of your comfort zone and facing your fears with your date can bond you together more than a romantic pumpkin-carving date ever could. Here are your 3 Halloween date night ideas:

1. Haunted Trails and Forests

Sitting at home with a cup of hot cocoa and a cozy blanket, watching the same cheesy Halloween movies year after year might be enough for some couples… just as long as you understand you’ll never truly know each other like you would if you could experience the horrors of Halloween first-hand. Nothing will get your heart pumping or the energy in your relationship burning quite like going through a Haunted Trail hand-in-hand. 

Rated #1 Haunted Attraction by the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun To Dos, the Field of Screams Maryland’s Haunted Trail and Trail of Terror are certainly not for the faint of heart. Picture lots of screaming, spine-chilling jump scares in real life, and holding on to each other for dear life. It’s a blood-curdling romantic date.

Themed as a Camp Fear where a group of 20-year-old campers onced laughed and played, but then miserably died, the Haunted Trail includes 13 stations of Campground fears that wind through haunted forests and houses, accompanied by fearsome sounds, props, and experiences. The Trail of Terror is an absolutely terrifying 30 minute walk through the scariest haunted woods you’ve ever entered, featuring small haunted houses, horrific zombie sites, and other Halloween terrors sitting in wait for your arrival. Purchase tickets here. 

2. Haunted House

If you’re brave enough, grab your date’s hand and don’t let go as you make your way through a sinister Haunted House this Halloween. There’s no telling exactly who, or what, you’ll come across when touring someone’s haunted home, but you’re sure to discover dark stories, horrific crimes, and even ghostly encounters going through a haunted house tour on your Halloween-themed date.

Field of Scream Maryland’s haunted house, The Slaughter Factory, is technically closed this season due to COVID-19.  This 30-minute walking tour usually takes visitors through the rancid haunted meat factory where bone-chilling sounds pierce the screams of guests. This year when you attend the Haunted Trails, maybe you’ll hear the tormenting sounds of machinery grinding meat, or whatever other tingling sounds come from that factory.

3. Halloween Carnival

What gets you into the Halloween spirit better than a crisp fall evening, creepy clowns, and some carnival competitions? If you’re looking for some fun and games, but Halloween themed, then take your date to the nearest Halloween carnival for some scary fun.

The Field of Screams Maryland usually offers a haunted Halloween Carnival experience to get your blood pumping, but due to Covid restrictions, the carnival games section will be closed this season. You can still enjoy s’mores, candy apples, funnel cakes, and more to keep your Halloween-themed date an authentic experience. 

Are You and Your Date Ready?

So what do you say? Are you ready to test the limits of your courage and the strength of you and your date’s hand-hold? Experts say there is a direct connection between fear and attraction, so while experiencing the spine-tingling adventure of the Field of Screams Maryland’s haunted trails might not mean you’ll fall in love or stay in love, it will certainly take your relationship to a new place. Get your tickets now, and enter at your own risk.

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