Haunted houses are attractions that are designed to scare and thrill visitors. They are typically set up in large, indoor spaces such as abandoned buildings or amusement parks. The attraction is usually decorated with spooky props such as cobwebs, skeletons, and fake blood, and actors dressed in costumes jump out at visitors to scare them. The goal of a haunted house is to create a sense of fear and unease in visitors, often using special effects such as strobe lights, fog machines, and loud noises to enhance the experience. Some haunted houses are designed to be family-friendly, while others are geared towards adults and may feature more intense scares. Haunted houses are often popular attractions during the Halloween season, but they can also be open year-round in some locations.