Take a haunted tour with the Built Story app

Halloween is creeping in — we compiled a few spooky Built Story tours and reader homes with over-the-top decorations that are sure to spook.

Skeletons, creatures, and a "Happy Halloween" sign at an Oakwood house.

Don’t miss the Oakwood Halloween house — the yard is filled to the brim with scary creatures.

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Have you heard of Built Story? The Durham-based app offers self-guided tours through storytelling and geography that are created and published by members of the community. Since Halloween is creeping in, we are highlighting a few ghastly tours and reader suggestions with over-the-top decorations that are sure to spook.

Note: Each Built Story tour costs $10 to purchase and includes turn-by-turn instructions.

Three comprehensive guides created by long-time Raleighite Al Parker, or his alter-ego, Perry Normal:

The Built Story app pulled up on a phone.

Try one of Built Story’s comprehensive Halloween tours.

Photo provided by Built Story

Two more spooktacular Built Story guides:

Five free haunts (not on the app):

  • Neighbor Amy C., 4412 Densmore Pl., Raleigh | This spooky house collects donations for a charity that supports combat veterans. This year, folks can help support and donate to Warhorse SCUBA, whose mission is to prevent veteran suicide.
  • Editor’s pick, 10839 Bedfordtown Dr., Raleigh | Stop by “Deadford Manor” to see an animatronic singing skeleton show and whimsical displays.
  • Editor’s pick, 504 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh | This Oakwood house is a Halloween must-see featuring a creature-filled yard.
  • Neighbor, Lauren A., 4008 Jockey Club Circle, Cary | “I hand-painted everything in the last few years to fit my Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” theme,” said reader Lauren A.
  • Neighbor Amanda G., 220 Pointe Park Circle, Holly Springs | “Our neighbors create a new theme every year and it is magazine worthy,” said reader Jenn F.
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