10/11/2010 12:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Best Haunted Houses In NYC Just In Time For Halloween

There's nothing more bone-chilling than the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, riddled with ghostly twins, a twisted maze, and one sick mofo: It's our worst nightmare, besides being stuck in say, Abercrombie & Fitch with a bad case of the bedbugs. But, if you're like us, you take a perverse satisfaction out of being scared--let's call it very low-grade sadomasochism. Halloween is the best time of year to get our jollies on, fear-wise, and of course we've done some research to help you experience your own "red rum" moments right here in NYC. We're talking Haunted Houses...the pee-in-your pants, seriously scary ones. From an insane asylum that makes us fear for our sanity to more gore than Kill Bill, we've got the three best places to get your Halloween on right. Pleasure is pain, right?