The Best Halloween Escape Rooms at Home (2021)

Calling all ghosts, witches, and vampires… The spooky season is upon us! And what better way to spend it than curled up at home on a rainy, autumnal evening playing an eerie escape (or two, or three!) before heading out to an in person escape room.

Here you can find some of our favourite at-home escape rooms as compiled by The Escape Roomer team. Missed your favourite? Get in touch on Instagram or Twitter.

📹 Remote Avatar Halloween Escape Rooms 📹

A remote avatar escape room is a room that is hosted by an avatar. They’ll typically act as your eyes and ears around the room – but will need to be booked in advance!

Hourglass Escapes: Evil Dead 2™ Dead by Dawn Official Remote Escape

Evil Dead is to Halloween what Miracle on 34th Street is to Christmas. So why not elevate your at-home Halloween movie night by playing the official live escape room too? Hosted by Hourglass Escapes in Seattle, their live avatar version is playable by anyone in the world. It’s packed with Easter Eggs from the film, from jump scares to creepy details and characters you’ll recognise.

Scare Level 👻👻👻 (Spooky)

Read our review of Evil Dead 2™ Dead by Dawn Official Remote Escape here.

Evil Dead 2 Remote Avatar Escape Room Review

District 3: Haunted

Despite the name Haunted and the allusions to ghostly denizens from beyond the grave, Haunted is rated PG and it’s not too scary. No jump scares, only a lingering light tension and the occasional splatter of blood. If you do want jump scares though, I’ve heard the prequel (incredibly, set in the exact same room) Arca Malum is full of them.

Scare Level 👻👻👻 (Spooky)

Read our review of Haunted here.

Emergency Exit: The Exorcist & The Beast

Escape roomer beware… You’re in for a scare! There’s no denying that The Exorcist and The Beast are absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, if you want less of a scare (or aren’t able to book the hosted, live avatar version), both games are now available as Telescape point-and-click.

Scare Level 👻👻👻👻👻 (Very Scary)

Read our review of The Exorcist and The Beast here.

Mystery Mansion Regina: The Sleepyman Trilogy

An excellent horror trilogy from the brilliant Mystery Mansion Regina. If you’re feeling up to it… Why not book all three in one go? But hurry! Mystery Mansion Regina have plans to discontinue their remote avatar versions soon.

Scare Level 👻👻👻👻 (Scary)

Read our reviews of Night Terrors, D’Viles Curio Shoppe, and Sleepy Man here.

Headlock Escape: The Keeper and the Fungus Among Us

More funny than scary… In a mysterious land far, far away, the evil Mushroom King Paxillus awakes from a 1,000 year slumber and swears to turn every resident of the peaceful Toadstool Village into mushrooms. But not all is lost! To meet Paxillus’ challenge is a hero for all ages: The Keeper. This millennium, The Keeper is a curious, slightly sassy, five legged spider.

Scare Level 👻 (Very Low)

Read our review of The Keeper and the Fungus Among Us here.

💻 Online Escape Games for Spooky Thrills 💻

By contrast to Remote Avatar, Online games typically do not require a host. You’re free to play in your own time and click around a digital interface when best suits you.

Escape from Lockdown The Strange Village Review

Real Escape Game: Escape from the Strange Village

To this day probably still one of my favourite at-home escape room games. The Strange Village tells the story of a village plagued by Werewolves, as each night more and more villagers become infected. It’s up to you to figure out what is going on and save the day. Since it is largely video-driven, you can sit back and enjoy the show.

Scare Level 👻👻 (Spooky)

Read our review of The Strange Village here.

Puzzles Escape Games: Find the Professor of the Occult

With the promise of jump scares sat securely in our minds, we enter the professor’s study and I notice I’m gripping my mouse ever so slightly too tight.

Scare Level 👻👻👻 (Spooky)

Read our review of Find the Professor of the Occult here.

Find the Professor of the Occult Review

Dave Escape Rooms: Rita’s Cult Following

A renowned actor, Rita Vasconcellos is due to play at the Palm Street Theatre when suddenly she goes mysteriously missing from her dresser room. Thankfully, she’s left behind some clues hidden in locked cases, boxes, and compartments around her room.

Scare Level 👻 (Very Low)

Read our review of Rita’s Cult Following here.

E-Scape Room: The Alp

I absolutely love the horror genre, and with that comes the excitement of horror escape rooms. The unsettling feeling of fear combined with time sensitive puzzle solving gives me such an adrenaline rush, so I was eager to play E-Scape Room Games’ The Alp.

Scare Level 👻👻👻 (Spooky)

📦 Boxed & Board Game Halloween Escapes 📦

Dark Park: The Witchery Spell

The Witchery Spell is a delightfully spooky game about witches. Cast spells, draw summoning circles, and try not to draw the mysterious Death Tarot Card. Witchery Spell is the first of it’s kind and has won a tonne of awards in the escape room industry. Not to be missed, but to be sure – it’s best played by candlelight on the darkest nights in October.

Scare Level 👻👻 (Low)

Read our review of The Witchery Spell here.

Witchery Spell Review

Escape Tales: The Awakening

The Awakening is a spell-binding, mysterious experience, merging board game and escape room, all pulled together by an emotionally charged, superb story. We played this during Lockdown 1.0 in Summer 2020, and absolutely loved it!

Scare Level 👻👻 (Low)

Read our Review of Escape Tales: The Awakening here.

USB Escape

The creepiness increases as you progress with the game, so we would recommend playing this in a couple of longer sittings (or one major sesh, if you’re hardcore), to ensure that you get the full experience of being pulled into the tension.

Scare Level 👻👻👻👻 (Scary)

Read our Review of USB Escape here.

USB Escape Season 1 Review

Scarlet Envelope: The Wild Mansion of Mr. Ferri

Mr. Ferri is dead… Or is he? A brilliant little challenging game from the creative geniuses at Scarlet Envelope. Whilst The Mysterious Mansion of Mr. Ferri can be played standalone, you’ll want to check out the full series for the best experience. There are no real scares in the game, but it’s a cosy mystery set in a (probably) haunted mansion. What more could you want?

Scare Level 👻 (Very Low)

Read our review of The Wild Mansion of Mr. Ferri here.

Scarlet Envelope 5 Mansion Mr Ferri Review

Unlock! The House on the Hill

Scare Level 👻👻 (Low)

Read our review of The House on the Hill here.

Unlock! The House on the Hill Review

📜 Printable Halloween Escape Rooms 📜

Okay, so there’s really only one game on this list, but it’s absolutely brilliant:

clueQuest: Halloween Survival Training

To create the print + cut + escape game Halloween Survival Training, clueQuest took all the best things about Halloween: Vampires, Frankenstein, Zombies, and smashed them together with brilliant tactile puzzles. The result? A fantastically spooky and light-hearted escape room at home that’s sure to give the warm fuzzies.

Scare Level 👻👻 (Low)

Read our full review here

Live in the UK?

Here’s our list of the best in-person Halloween Escape Rooms

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  • Mairi is the editor-in-chief of The Escape Roomer and covers escape room news and reviews across the UK's South.

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