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Hauntophobia is the fear of haunted houses. It is a common phobia experienced by young children. Since ghosts and demons reside in haunted houses, hauntophobia is often associated with phasmophobia and demonophobia. Since haunted house is the Halloween ritual, many sufferers of hauntophobia also develop samhainophobia. Hauntophobia is most commonly caused by being scared while in haunted house or haunted attraction. Also the phobia is easily suffered if ones nurse fears of horror creatures from movies, such as zombies and vampires.
Unlike many other phobias, suffering from hauntophobia generally do not affect their normal life, except that sufferer would panic when asked to go into haunted house.