Actors jumping out of dark corners just don’t satisfy anymore. With "The Walking Dead’s" zombie bloodbath drawing more than 15 million viewers a week, audiences demand more these days than a few quick startles out of Halloween haunted houses. 

Enter "extreme" haunted houses – also called “interactive” or “intense” haunted houses – which cater to the demand of increasingly desensitized patrons looking to be frightened to their core at Halloween. Some aim to terrorize and traumatize; others just want to give everyone a scary, but fun, time.

Most designers of such events believe that while traditional haunted houses will always have their place, extreme events are shaping the future by evolving with today's society to ensure everyone has ample opportunities to laugh, cry and scream his head off every Halloween.

Here are some of the most unusual extreme Halloween events for 2014: