What is Fear Columbus?

Fear Columbus is a newly designed haunted house in Columbus, Ohio featuring two immersive attractions.  Explore this page to learn about what sets us apart from other haunted houses and why we think you should choose to make us your new Halloween tradition.

Sound & Lighting

Fear Columbus features a brand new state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Our system features over 150 speakers and thousands of individually controlled lights. Feel the sound in your chest with concert grade subwoofers throughout. Every scene features customized audio to match the scene and lighting that brings the sets to life. On top of this, every actor has their own dedicated soundtrack and lighting cued to their act.  You won’t find a bunch of actors just yelling in your face here. You will have professionally mastered audio that’s synced to a character’s every move. 

Live Performers

Come face to face with the best actors around! Our performance team consists of highly trained actors with professionally designed costumes, masks, and makeup. These actors are acting with our company year-round at all of our events so they are getting much more experience than other haunted house actors you will find. 

Movie Quality Sets

You will journey through a 40,000 square feet immersive environment featuring Hollywood Quality sets.  Our scenes are changed every year and feature changes for each of our off-season events we host as well.  

Timed Entry Ticketing

At Fear Columbus, all tickets are sold online only. You select your Entry Time and date when you purchase your tickets. This evenly spreads out our guests over the evening, reduces your wait time, and allows for a much better customer experience all around. We have been utilizing this for the past year and our customers couldn’t be happier with the change!

Lifetime of Experience

Fear Columbus is owned and operated by Columbus, Ohio residents Nick and Jess Francis. Nick has been building haunted houses since he was five years old and was one of the co-founders of The Fear Experience in Cleveland, Ohio. Jess has been working in the haunted attraction industry with Nick for the past ten years. Along with Nick and Jess, their General Manager, Marco D’Andrea has been working with haunted houses since he was a child. He worked for the previous owners of 13th Floor Columbus and Scareatorium. When this location was acquired by Nick and Jess, it was an easy decision to make Marco a key member of the team.

2 Brand New Attractions

2 New Exciting Themes

In 2023, brace yourself for ‘The Summoning: Darkest Depths’. Traverse the shadowy passageways where the cult’s dark ambitions intensify, beckoning mysterious entities from the void. Stand face-to-face with the zealous cult members and the enigmatic forces they’ve conjured. Delve deeper into unknown realms, reaching the very heart of the abyss. This year reveals masterfully crafted sets, more scares than ever before, and an ensemble of chillingly enigmatic characters.

New for 2023: ‘Devil’s Night’ takes you to Fearwood High School, overtaken by students who unwittingly unleash an unspeakable force on the eve of Halloween. Navigate unknown parts of Fearwood town, now under the control of a dark entity. Experience our biggest upgrades ever, with next-level sets, lighting, and scares. Who will survive ‘Devil’s Night’? Step in and find out.”

Tickets starting at $19.99

Prices vary based on date and demand. Check calendar for current pricing.

Scream Past the Line

View our premium ticket options to reduce your wait, eliminate your wait or even get a private behind the scenes tour.


FREE Parking

We have plenty of FREE parking in front of our building in our well-lit paved parking lot.