Some people enjoy leisurely strolls through "haunted" corn mazes drizzled with fake cobwebs, or hayrides driven by dads in questionable zombie makeup that wouldn't make a 5-year-old break a sweat. 

That's not us. We prefer our scares vivid and elaborately imagined, disturbing situations designed to reduce patrons to trembling heaps. Lace up your running shoes, and leave the kids at home—these are the 10 Most Extreme Haunted Houses in America.

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