The Top Five Spooky Fun Spots – Best of Myrtle Beach

It’s the spookiest time of the year and the ghosts, goblins and zombies are acting up! Check out the latest in our Best of Myrtle Beach blog series and find out the greatest places to enjoy spooky fun at the beach in 2018!

Best of Myrtle Beach - Atalaya Haunted Castle

The Pumpkin Man Welcomes Visitors at the Atalaya Haunted Castle

  1. Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle – If you’re looking for something to spook the adults and older kids, plus some fear-free fun for the little ones, head on over to Huntington Beach State Park on October 26 and 27. Both nights from 6pm to 9pm, the Atalaya “castle” will be the site for some frightening good fun for families. The Haunted Castle will shake you out of your shoes with intense special effects. The not-quite-as-scary maze of creepy rooms may make you jump, but can certainly be enjoyed by the more timid bunch in your group. And, for the youngest of your crew, carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, a marshmallow roasting station, and more will entertain the little princesses and super heroes.
  2. Ripley’s Spook-Quarium Sleepover – As if sleeping with the sharks didn’t sound scary enough! Stay the night at Ripley’s Spook-Quarium. Activities will include spooky stories on a Glass Bottom Boat, scavenger hunts, and more. Combine it with the attraction’s Boo-Quarium Bash, where you’ll also enjoy food, games and a live DJ. Plus there will be seasonal activities including trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Plan ahead, because this event is just one night – October 26, starting at 7 p.m.

    Outbreak – Dread the Undead is a Best of Myrtle Beach Scary-Fun Attraction

    Outbreak – Dread the Undead is a Best of Myrtle Beach Scary-Fun Attraction

  3. Outbreak – Dread the Undead – This totally fun scare is sure to get your heart pounding. It seems a military experiment went wrong…very wrong. Test subjects exposed to Alpha Strain, a gene-altering substance developed to turn soldiers into the ultimate fighting machines, have turned into aggressive zombies! And now, the zombies are swarming inside the testing labs that you have to make your way through! Live scares and special effects that blur the lines between reality and fiction make this attraction a scare worth repeating time and time again.
  4. Flashlight Fridays at Thompson Farm – During the day, making your way through a corn maze can be a little unnerving, but at night, by the light of a flashlight, it’s just plain eerie. The 2018 Thompson Farm corn maze spans six acres of spooky fun, but, good news for those who scare easily, you won’t find monsters or creepers hiding among the corn stalks. Before or after getting lost in the maze, you can enjoy hot cider and s’mores. Come early and check out the Kids Drive-In Movies and “Fun around the Firepit.” Upcoming movies include Halloweentown on October 19 and Spookley the Square Pumpkin or October 26.
  5. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Laser Strike – At least the guests in this live-action adventure have a bit of protection! You’re armed with a laser gun rifle and then let loose to combat super scary monsters roaming, and hiding, in this 10,000 square foot combat zone.


    There are also lots of not-so-scary Halloween-themed events happening all over Myrtle Beach. Costume up and head on over to Halloween on the MarshWalk on Halloween night or bring the kids (and pets) to BooFest! At Barefoot Landing on October 27. You’re guaranteed to have a spooktactularly good time!