For those who look forward to October 31st all year long, Halloween is no one-day affair. It's a whole season, packed with horror movie binges, ghost storiesdelicious themed snacksfright-filled festivals, plus obsessive costume planning. And, of course, for the ultra brave, a visit to a scary haunted house.

As with most everything else, the coronavirus has affected the way we'll experience haunted houses in 2020. Some, such as Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, will skip this year entirely. But for the many who will welcome guests, safety is a priority, with socially-distanced admission policies and rules that you must wear a mask. Some have even shifted to a drive-through model, where instead of getting grabbed by a costumed actor-monster, they'll scare the daylights out of you by...thwapping their slimy ghoul hands on your passenger-side window? Honestly, not sure—but given how wildly creative the people who produce these types of events are, the joyous terror is bound to be worth the trip. Here are 10 of the scariest haunted houses in America to visit for Halloween.

7. Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Location: Archdale NC
General admission price: $30-35, $55 for VIP and $70 to skip the long lines

Look, it's right there in the name: This is haunted ground. "From the moment you arrive on Kersey Valley property, you are fair game to each and every haunted creature residing here," the site warns. The tour offers a veritable small town of hair-raising sets and actors in admirably-detailed costumes.