In Kansas City, MO there were some professional haunted houses right down the street from the train. On one of the nights after the show, several of us went to get scared at the Edge of Hell and the Beast. I was freaked out at both of them. There was a lot of walking around in the dark or strobe lights with loud scary music and sound effects playing. There were also lots of big animatronic props that jumped out at you from different hiding places.
At least when I went home that night I had the comfort of knowing that nothing was going to be able to jump out and scare me in MY room!