2014 Midwest Haunters Convention...

In less than one month the Midwest Haunters Convention will be descending upon Columbus, Ohio and if you have even the slightest passion for haunting you’re not going to want to miss this event! Billed as the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US this three-day event is filled with Haunt Tours, parties, fashion shows, the Miss Scary Midwest pageant, an enormous trade show, an insane amount of seminars, and of course, the Scariest Character Contest to boot! The 11th annual event (the first since the event was purchased by Transworld) will feature a 75,000 square foot vendor trade show with over 100 of the heaviest hitters in the haunt industry.   2014 Pricing: Bus Tours Thursday Pre-Con Bus Tour – $140 Online Friday Day Paranormal Bus Tour – $80 Online Friday Evening Combo (Hanted House Tour, Scare Factory Tour and After Party) Bus Tour – $59 Online Friday Night After Party ONLY – $29 Online Seminars For a list of seminars, instructors, times & locations, click HERE. Friday Friday Morning Seminars (Half-Day) – $65 Online  /  $75 On-Site Friday Afternoon Seminars (Half-Day) – $65 Online  /  $75 On-Site Friday All Day Pass –  $100 Online  /  $120 On-Site All of Friday’s Seminars Weekend Pass – $195 Online / $220 On-Site Weekend Pass Includes Friday evening events, Saturday seminars, Trade show floor and masquerade party. Saturday Individual Saturday Classes (1 Hr) – $25 Online  /  $35 On-Site Individual Saturday Demos (1 Hr) – $25 Online  /  $35 On-Site Saturday All Day Pass –  $125 Online  / $145 On-Site Special Saturday Seminars Total Fabrication and Application of Silicone Prosthetics (3 Hrs.) – $75 Online – Allen Hopps, Stiltbeast Studios / Darkest Hour Weekend Pass Detailing Tips, Tricks and Secrets! (3 Hrs.) – $75 Online  – Mike “Tattoo” Krausert, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group Sunday Sunday Morning Long Session (3 Hr) – $75 Online  /  $85 On-Site Sunday Afternoon Long Session (3 Hr) – $75 Online  /  $85 On-Site Other Events SCARY-OKE – FREE for...

Davis Graveyard 2014 Workshops...

So are you ready to scare your friends and neighbors this Halloween? Well, The Davis Graveyard is ready to lend you a hand with the announcement of their 2014 workshop schedule.  You’ll learn some incredible techniques plus you’ll walk out with a finished prop! Workshops for 2014 include: Tombstone Workshops $50 per person; $20 partner fee – Limited to 12 per session Saturday June 21, 2014 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday June 21, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday July 19, 2014 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday July 19, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Advanced Tombstone Workshops $75 per person; $20 partner fee – Limited to 8 per session Saturday August 30, 2014 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday August 30, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Foam Coffin Workshop $45 per person; $55 materials fee ($100 total); partner fee $20 – Limited to 6 per session Saturday July 26, 2014 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm     Time Monument Workshop $45 per person; $180 materials fee ($225 total); partner fee $20 – Limited to 6 per session Saturday August 16-17, 2014 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Sunday will start later & end earlier)  ...

DOT: Terror in April

If you didn’t get a chance to checkout The Sheboygan Jacycees Dominion of Terror in 2013, consider yourself lucky!  Not because you missed it, but because they’re presenting an encore show just for you!  That’s right, before they tear down the rooms that terrorized patrons last October and start prepping for the 2014 scares, they’re opening the doors once again to spread some fear.  The doors will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday April 11th & 12th with tickets costing just $10.00!   All proceeds from this event will benefit a local food drive to be held on May 3rd from 11am-3pm at the Quarry View Center.  All those in need are encouraged to come and each family will receive paper bags to fill with non-perishable and perishable items.  For more information please call 920-918-2270.   This event is sponsored by :...

HauntX Haunter’s Retreat & Tradeshow 2014...

HauntX Haunter’s Retreat & Tradeshow is coming to the Circus Circus Hotel in Reno, Nevada May 9th – 11th, 2014 and whether you’re a pro haunter, home haunter, or just love Halloween, you’re going to want to check out this show! This three day Haunter’s retreat offers seminars, workshops, and a trade show including Froggy’s Fog, EFX-TEK, Trick or Treat Studios, and Skulltronix just to name a few.  You’ll also be able to join in on a Paranormal tour of Virginia City, Vampire Pub crawl, attend the Circus of the Damned Masquerade Ball, or browse through the Graveyard sale & swap meet. Seminars included in the admission price include: LED Lighting Options for Your Haunt Writing a Back Story Managing your Monsters Production Makeup Techniques for Your Haunt Choosing a Ticketing Solution Evil Super Genius: Diabolically Successful Haunt Advertising & Marketing Foam Cutting tools Foam Cutting techniques Advanced Prop Programming Intro to Microprocessors Taking Your Haunt to the Next Level PicAxe  Programming Living With Your Fire Marshal at Outdoor Events If you’re looking for more in depth training you can purchase tickets to the advanced training sessions offered on Thursday and Saturday including: I Know Why You Didn’t Sleep Last Summer (It’s Because You’re A Haunt Builder), hosted by Steve O’Connor, creator of The Garage of Evil Open Your First Haunted Attraction: Without Losing An Arm And A Leg Drew Badgers Scare Actor Training (limited to 20 students) Several Ticket options are available online. Show Hours: Thursday: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm (advanced training session) Friday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am – 11:00...

Alone 2013

There is nothing more terrifying than having to face your fears alone.  Perhaps that’s why it’s rare to see someone go to a haunted attraction solo, but visitors to Alone [an existential haunting] will be required to have this experience Alone.  Billed as one part interactive theater and one part psychological haunting Alone forces you to become a part of your own nightmare.  There’s no gore, no chainsaws and no clowns with this experience.  This attraction promises that you will be dislocated, disoriented and disturbed, and I have no doubt in my mind that they will succeed.  This attraction is my idea of what fear is, and what most haunted attractions lack, the sense of isolation.   ALONE will take place in downtown Los Angeles in a former fraternal order temple built in 1924. It’s just south of the 10 freeway, and just west of the 110 freeway. The exact address will be emailed to you prior to the event.  Each participant must present valid photo identification and be over the age of 18, and must enter ALONE....

Brad’s Boo Barn 2013...

Brad Silverstein’s got a haunted barn on his hands and on Fridays and Saturdays this October you can venture through the Slaughterhouse that is Brad’s Boo Barn. With over 25 actors and 6 areas to explore, this home haunt located in Spanaway, Washington will make sure you get a fun scare out of Halloween.  Featuring the dark school house, jail, and back by popular demand, the new clown maze.     With all new scares for 2013 from the human B.B.Q. to the Slaughter house, will you have what it takes to make it all the way through Brad’s Boo Barn?  Proceeds from this haunt benefit the Bethel School...

The Haunt 2013

There is nothing more scenic than the streets of downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin on a brisk Autumn afternoon.  And when night falls, scenic turns to gruesome as The Haunt opens its doors at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds.  This haunted attraction is celebrating its seventh year of fear in 2013, and they’re waiting for you… This haunt is run entirely by the volunteer efforts of members of the Ozaukee County 4-H Program, who pride themselves on providing a high scare attraction every year.  All proceeds from this haunt go directly to support the 4-H...

The Hill Has Eyes 2013...

When truckloads of hazardous waste were dumped into this abandoned quarry in Franklin, Wisconsin, nobody had any concern for the residents of the nearby mobile home community. The mutations that followed have riddled this 130 acre site with mutants hungry for human flesh. The Hill Has Eyes offers two Haunted Trails and a ride on a run down chair lift which rewards its survivors with a trip through their 3D Zombie Maze.  After you’ve toured all of the attractions you can kick back in the beer tent and enjoy some music with a few of the undead or relax at the bonfire.   http://youtu.be/NHkYvCKO3fI     After the side effects began to develop, the mutated hillbillies were shunned by the public and forced to grow their population amongst themselves. Taking refuge in the nature that once surrounded their small mobile home community, they built homes and shelters using materials found in the landfill.    Mutated inhabitants, confined to the landfill, hunger for fresh human flesh. In Hunger Hollow, the captured are brutally butchered, eaten and given a satanic burial that harvests their souls into the walking dead.    Try to escape Zombie warfare by hopping a ride on The Ski Hill’s Scare Lift, ascending you into the horror of the hill.  Nothing can prepare you for the terror that awaits you as you board a rickety chair lift, once the cause of horrific accident, which took the lives of 43 skiers back in January of 1973.  The lift is now operated by these Zombies and continues to act as a death trap for those brave enough to take a ride.     What waits for those who survive the Scare Lift is The Hill Has Eyes newest attraction – Wisconsin’s very first 3D attraction —...

Creepywoods Haunted Forest 2013...

Now in it’s sixth year, Creepywoods Haunted Forest in Kingsville, Maryland offers one of the most complex haunted trails in America with the most detailed set designs of any haunted trail ever created!  Located on the Jones Family Farm, this haunted attraction was voted one of the top 13 Haunted Trails of 2013 by Hauntworld.     This once peaceful forest now breathes life to evil, unleashing gigantic creatures, a terrifying pack of blood thirsty werewolves, ghostly spirits attacking from above, and even the trees themselves forbid all who enter to escape with their lives. If you thought going into the dark of the forest at night was frightening before, temp your fate and summon your courage, as the creatures of Creepywoods Haunted Forest awaits your arrival.     There is parking at Jones Family Farm. The price for parking is a donation per car. Creepywoods Haunted Forest is an intense Haunted Attraction. Those with very small children or who are too afraid to enter the woods can enjoy the Jones Family...

The Haunted Hall of Horrors 2013...

The Fort Bragg Leo Youth Club is getting ready to spread some more fear this year with the Haunted Hall of Horrors Death Asylum 3D!  This haunted attraction located in Fort Bragg, California is the Leo’s annual fundraiser with proceeds going towards anti-bullying school programs and vocational scholarships.   This haunt is geared towards older teens and adults and is not recommended for young children. Children under 10 most certainly must be accompanied by an adult....

CarnEvil Chicago 2013...

Chicago’s newest haunted attraction, CarnEvil promises to put your sanity to the test this year.  This haunted attraction is located on the grounds of the 10,000 seat Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and offers visitors five terrifying haunted houses and mazes.  You’ll enter a gruesome world of disfigured clowns, nightmare-inducing circus freaks, blood-thirsty carnies and butchered corpses.       Peek behind the curtain of this traveling carnival of death and decay, and you’ll see how the other half live. Keep quiet as you emerge from the sewers and make your way into the carny’s twisted world; sneaking into their rotting trailer and discovering the horrors that lie within. They won’t be gone for long, but you can’t leave until you discover the “secret” ingredient used in their processing plant, cleverly hidden behind their ramshackle home.   The good news, it’s MADE IN AMERICA, but the bad news you’ll have to learn for yourself. Wander into this bustling factory, and watch as workers transform various parts into eerily lifelike dolls, almost too lifelike. But the smell of death is everywhere and after a quick trip down the rickety freight elevator, you discover the real factory floor. Slick with blood, this factory is full of satanic workmen, butchering and embalming the innocent as part of a hellish assembly line.   Beyond the lights and sounds of the carnival, lay the remnants of a long abandoned circus tent, where a detestable world of disfigured clowns waits for unwitting victims.  Prepare for a long night as this chaotic maze is nearly impossible to escape; overflowing with nightmarish creatures at every turn.   Explore the cemetery grounds; final resting place for CARNEVIL’s most recent victims and home to the Tomb of the Voodoo High Priestess. Enter...

The Haunted Garden 2013...

10/15/2013 UPDATE: A District Court of MD judge has determined that the Haunted Garden is in fact NOT a commercial event and is allowing The Haunted Garden to be open ONLY on 2 nights – the 25th and 26th of October.     10/5/2013 UPDATE:  The District Court of MD just granted a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER requiring cancellation of The Haunted Garden in 2013.  They will be fighting this legal maneuver, but for now The Haunted Garden is canceled and not open to the public.     Back for its fourth year, The Haunted Garden is an over the top Halloween feast for the eyes.  Hosted by Donna Kerr and Rania Peet the Haunted Garden is located on a beautiful 1/4 acre lot in Silver Spring, Maryland.  This incredible yard haunt offers 8 exhibits total and utilizes a mixture of larger than life hand crafted props, special effects, and live actors all designed to force you to face your fears.     This is a neighborhood event, and parking is limited.  If driving, please be courteous to the neighborhood flow and find parking within the blocks surrounding the garden. Parking signs will be posted. Please do NOT park in No Parking...

Kingsbury Cemetery 2013...

The Kingsbury Cemetery Haunted House is back for more scares in 2013 and they’ve got an all new location in the Galleria of Shops (the old Ames plaza) in Painted Post, New York.  This attraction sets its sights on being a traditionally scary, Victorian themed haunt, as opposed to the stereotypical “blood and gore” houses that are a dime a dozen.  The haunt relies on superior storylines, special effects and actors to provide an immersive experience that promises to raise the hair on the back of your neck.   This year’s attractions include: Kingsbury Manor – The Phantom Opus:  Young, creative, and sensitive to the supernatural, William Kingsbury discovers an heirloom organ that soon consumes his days. Regrettably, it’s a musical instrument of doom when angry ghosts are drawn to its power…note for note, and an eye for an eye!   The Cabinet of Curiosities: Thaddeus Ortch is the owner of the Cabinet of Curiosities, a museum of bizarre and grotesque oddities that otherwise would be flawless except for two things: his Egyptian sarcophagus needs a mummy, and he needs something from the Kingsbury family. When one of those things falls into his possession, his quest for the other has dire consequences! Some doors should remain locked...

Midnight Terror Haunted House 2013...

The Midnight Terror Haunted House started as a small yard display in 2000 and has grown into the full walk through haunt that it is today.  Completely rethemed for 2013 the Midnight Terror Haunted House beckons you to enter “The Asylum”.  This charity driven home haunt is located in Oak Lawn, Illinois and showcases a majority of hand crafted props.  Coming off a strong 2012 showing in which they were rated 6th in the visitor’s favorite Halloween event by Hauntedillinois.com, the Midnight Terror Haunted House is looking forward to another year of fear.   Donations from this haunt benefit the Autism Society of...

Halls of Terror in Prairie du Chien 2013...

Scream Xtreme and Great Country Q94 are getting set to bring back the Halls of Terror in Prairie Du Chien and have added two days to this years event.  Located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin they’ve got a completely redesigned layout this year featuring new scares and effects, including outdoor elements as well.  While this haunt is not recommended for children under 12, there will be a special kid friendly haunt on October 26th from 2pm to 6pm.  For only $2.00 the kids will get a lights on trek through the haunt with friendly monsters and candy handed out at the end.   Proceeds from this haunt go towards the Prarie du Chien Fire Department, Parks Department, and other various...

Asylum Haunted Scream Park 2013...

After expanding their operations three years ago, the Asylum Haunted Scream Park has quickly become a must see haunted attraction.  Located in Louisville, Kentucky this haunt offers visitors 4 unique and separate attractions all located on a forty acre site.  All of the attractions here are completely immersive and give visitors the opportunity to experience a world overtaken by alien zombies and hillbilly freaks.   More than just a quiet stroll through the woods… Be prepared to face your darkest fears on this hellish mile long trek through frightful indoor and outdoor displays of terror.   You’ve seen zombie movies, now come live one!  Zombie City is a live action interactive haunted attraction unlike any you’ve ever experienced before.   Think you can stop an invasion of killer zombie aliens?  This fully interactive first-person shooting experience offers a 9,000 square foot arena of doom filled with zombie aliens.   Open every Friday and Saturday night this full carnival and freakshow showcases the talents of the Human Pincushion, a Fire Eater, Fortune Teller, Games, Prizes, Food and more....

Dr. S. Cary’s Haunted House 2013...

Back for his 5th year of fear, Dr. S. Cary is now accepting victims, er, patients.  Dr. S. Cary’s Haunted House, located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin features two unique haunted attractions. The Dungeon of Terror haunt features over 30 rooms including 10 new rooms & 10 newly re-themed for 2013.  If you survive the horror in the Dungeon you can try your luck at Pandemonium, the Dr’s all new attraction.  Pandemonium is a Haunt where you will be scared and terrorized from within.  It is intended to confuse and disorient you,  you will experience total darkness, intense strobe lights, heavy fog, offensive odors, loud music, and have very limited vision.  You will also have to choose between multiple paths if you are ever going to find your way out....

Scream Acres Ct 2013

Scream Acres Ct is back for its 10th year of fear, and this haunt just keeps getting better and better.  This haunted attraction in Covington, Kentucky started as a home haunt and has grown into an awesome haunted attraction offering four incredible themes.     Do you have what it takes to climb into a real wood coffin and be buried alive?  Come test your fears in this chilling attraction! In 1940 Dr. Boron opened up Castle Hill Funeral Home in Latonia, Kentucky.  Three years later the funeral home was shut down and Dr. Boron was charged for the murder of 42 local residents. On the night of the incident Dr. Boron was nowhere to be found.  He’s still missing.  The old funeral home has been boarded and locked up until now… In the backwoods of Latonia, Kentucky lies an abandoned funhouse.  During the 1940’s the funhouse was a popular attraction, until it unexpectedly closed.  Come experience this 3D attraction. Afraid of the dark?  Not to worry, this attraction isn’t dark, its pitch black.  Navigate your way out of the haunted house in complete darkness.  What’s worse, what lurks in the dark, or your imagination?  ...

Sinister Haunted House 2013...

“Sinister is built and ready to tear down your psyche.”  Let the 2013 haunt season begin!  Sinister Haunted House in Utica, Michigan offers visitors a journey through a highly detailed and overtly creepy house.  Scenes packed with gruesome props and freakish occupants help to keep you on your toes as you wind your way through.  And that’s where this haunt really excels, because the actors that work this haunt have historically been top-notch making for a completely immersive and interactive experience.    ...

Davis Graveyard 2013

I’ve never been to the Davis Graveyard, but I imagine if I did go I would never want to leave.  This yard haunt has been a Halloween destination for residents of Milwaukie, Oregon for 13 years now, and suffice it to say, Chris & Jeff Davis know how to haunt.  Their home haunt has been featured on FearNet’s Route 666: America’s Scariest Home Haunts, Haunted Attraction magazine, and they’ve even been caught on Extreme Makeover Home Edition.     This is more like a Halloween art exhibit than a mere yard display, the handiwork and lighting on these homemade props is second to none.  If you are planning  on heading out there, don’t be shocked if you’re waiting in line for a while to see it, this is a very popular...

Hauntville Haunted Houses 2013...

Still a relatively new kid on the block, Hauntville Haunted Houses’ reputation continues to impress, as well it should, after all, its creators have been in the professional haunt business for over twenty-two years.  This haunted attraction in Elyria, Ohio offers three unique haunted attractions, plus the all new 3-D Zombie Hunting Area.  The haunts are setup in a free flowing sort of way so it actually seems like one giant attraction instead of three unique haunts.   Visitors to Hauntville Haunted Houses will have the opportunity to experience Ohio’s first 4-d Haunted House.  Wicked Clowns in 4-D, promises a mind-blowing environment, full of emotions.  The use of 3D glasses combined with physical and special effects that are synchronized together creates an intense, thrilling and exciting visual and sensory experience.  And don’t forget, there’s Wicked Clowns to deal with as well! Psycho Manor will take you on a tour through a 1920’s Victorian Mansion that’s loaded with creepy detail and awesome effects.  The lost souls that make this their permanent residence are more than willing to interact with visitors and make them feel at home.   Cell Block 13 is an extreme tour of a prison and psychiatric hospital built to house some of the most dangerous and criminally insane prisoners.  You’ll get to meet the warden, and tour the cell blocks, sanitarium, infirmary and execution chambers.  You’d better hope a riot doesn’t break out during the tour.   All new for 2013, is the specially designed Zombie Hunt in 3-D. Shooting Zombies is always fun, but shooting them in a ChromaDepth 3-D environment is Zombie killing to the extreme!     http://youtu.be/Vv0EtDNMUDA...

Carnival of Horrors 2013...

Are you afraid of clowns?  If so, then you might want to avoid Carnival of Horrors.  Or not, because this haunted attraction located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio features four individual haunts all brimming with the kind of clowns that plague your deepest fears and occupy your nightmares.   A pulsing, winding and chaotic labyrinth of wrong turns, dead ends and terrifying psychotic inmates roaming the abandoned mental institution that are waiting to tear your soul apart.  Try and keep your mind clear, this confusing and high energy maze is difficult to escape and not for the weak-minded!! Are you afraid of clowns? A terrifying journey through a haunted fun house featuring several Hollywood-style effects and scares. BEWARE: This is an extremely high-intensity scare oriented haunted house. Consistently voted as one of Ohio’s number one attractions year after year. Many have entered, but very few have left alive. Northeast Ohio’s first and most original fully three dimensional walk-through haunted house, using state-of-the-art Chromadepth 3-D glasses to bring The Freakshow to life. The floor, walls and ceiling become a living 3-D experience that will leave you begging for mercy. To survive and reach the exit, you must be able to pass through the 3-D Vortex Tunnel. You won’t believe your eyes. We dare you to walk through the darkest corner of Blossom’s haunted woods. Don’t expect to see anything coming, because you’ll be alone while you try to escape. However, the monsters will be watching and waiting to strike. You’ll never know what hit you. We will even supply you with a flashlight since it’s so dark and scary. After all, it wouldn’t be fair to send you in there unarmed. So, only with a flashlight, you must attempt to find your way out and escape...

Spook Hollow & M.C. Manor 2013...

For 33 years the Marquette Heights Men’s Club has been scaring Central Illinois with Spook Hollow & M.C. Manor, and their 2013 campaign has expanded.  That’s right, this haunted attraction located in Marquette Heights, Illinois has added an attraction to their lineup for 2013 and extended their season to include 3 weekends!     M.C. Manor is an all indoor haunted house that will be sure to get your heart racing as you make your way through its highly detailed, movie quality rooms.  Then, Spook Hollow will take you deep into the woods of Independence Park on an almost 1/2 mile long trek with plenty of horrific indoor sites to see along the way.  And new for 2013, M.C. Nightmare is an intense indoor experience that will overload your senses as you try to make your way through a twisted and run down industrial haunt .  This trilogy of terror promises to take you on a journey into your deepest fears. The Marquette Heights Men’s Club is a non-profit group of 18 and older males that work together to better the...

Thornhill Woods Haunted House 2013...

When George Coffey learned to harness the power of the demons he was exorcising for his own benefit, he unleashed an evil so unspeakable that it would plague the community for generations.  Now, more than a century later, the residents of the community of Thornhill Woods have begun to understand all too clearly the dark secret that lies buried within their community’s tragic history.  Most of the evil seems centered around one house, and every Halloween they open the yard for everyone to get a glimpse of the horror. Thornhill Woods Haunted House is a charity yard haunt that since 2004 has been the house that all the neighbors flock to at Halloween.  This incredible haunt features animatronics, video projection effects, and live actors, all housed in a highly detailed cemetery environment.  This year they’re taking it up a notch by adding a brand new 420 square foot walk through haunted house in the driveway.  The yard haunt is free of charge, however, they do ask for donations to benefit the Sick Kids Foundation.  Every year, donations raised go towards children undergoing treatment at Sick Kids Hospital. Since they can’t leave the hospital, a portion of the fund provides these kids with costumes and Halloween candy to encourage the holiday spirit....

Hallowicked Haunted Woods 2013...

Hallowicked Haunted Woods is an outdoor trek through some of Mansfield, Ohio’s creepiest woods.  The terror starts before you even enter the haunted woods as you’re locked into a coffin and unleashed into the woods via the buried alive coffin entrance.  Once inside the woods you’ll give yourself a self-guided tour of the haunted woods and encounter unique scenes of horror and unspeakable evil.  Whatever your fear…it’s HERE!...

Abandoned Haunted House Complex 2013...

The Abandoned Haunted House Complex will be bristling with activity this October as the doors to this “abandoned” haunt will be open for another year of fear!  This haunted attraction located in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin offers two individual haunts that are designed to overwhelm your senses.  The haunts are setup in a continual walk-through format, meaning you’ll go from one haunted house directly into the second within the same building.   Ambush Haunted House is designed to be an intense startle-scare haunted house, with loud noises, actors popping out of unexpected places, bright lighting effects and engulfing scene effects. Hysteria Haunted House is a haunted house designed to focus interactions on your senses and mind. Visual and audible scares are interspersed in this environment, as well as confusion, misdirection, and illusions. Things are not what they seem… Lighting effects, sounds, and actor interactions will keep you on your toes in this walking adventure.  ...

Mize Cemetery & Haunt 2013...

The Mize Cemetery and Haunt is a great example of how to turn something you love into something that truly benefits your community.  This charity home haunt located in Salem, Oregon has been delighting local residents since 2006, and more importantly, providing food donations to the Marion-Polk Food Share since 2009. The Mize Cemetery and Haunt began as a small yard display and has grown in size and scope over the years into a must see home haunt.  The majority of the props in this haunt were created and built by hand, and their creator, Terry Marsh does some really excellent work.  In fact, in 2011 Terry was invited  to present a workshop at the West Coast Haunters Convention, as well as  showcase  some of his props to fellow haunters.     Admission to this charity haunt is free with your donation of a non-perishable food item.  The Marion-Polk Food Share distributes over 8.2 million pounds of food annually through partnership with nearly 100 member direct-service charities that are working to serve hungry families, children and individuals in Marion and Polk counties....

Indy Scream Park 2013...

The Indy Scream Park is one of Indianapolis’ largest haunted attractions featuring five spectacular haunted attractions, plus a Monster Midway.  This haunt has been serving up bedlam since 2010 and has been getting stronger each year.  Located just outside of Indianapolis in Anderson, Indiana the park features three indoor and two outdoor haunted attractions on a 120 acre facility.  The Monster Midway offers a large outdoor area for patrons to play games, get a tarot card reading, have a bite to eat, or relax in front of one of several bonfires.  With five haunts for one admission price, be prepared…to get scared!     http://youtu.be/ZhngJCh2Zh0...

The Realm of Terror Horror Experience 2013...

“Prepare to be Scared, Deprived of your senses, offended, and transported to a world where Death is the only way of life.” Sound intense enough?  It should, because The Realm of Terror Horror Experience located in Round Lake Beach, Illinois is Illinois’ highest ever rated haunted house.  After celebrating their 10th year of fear in 2012 they were ranked as the #1 Haunted House in Illinois and the #1 Haunted House in Chicago by HauntedIllinois.com and HauntedHouseChicago.com. This Haunted attraction isn’t billed as a mere haunted house, but rather a Horror experience.  It’s a graphic and gore filled journey that leaves even the most hardy of visitors needing a good stiff drink afterwards to take the edge off.  The cast over at The Realm of Terror Horror Experience challenge you to “face your greatest fears (and discover new ones)”, and from start to finish you’ll be immersed into a graphic environment best suited for the strong of stomach.  This haunt is for mature audiences only, and they pride themselves on pushing the envelope, and they hold nothing back from their patrons.    ...

The Haunted Trail 2013...

Since 2000 The Haunted Trail has been serving up terror to San Diegans who are brave enough to go for a leisurely stroll through the woods of Balboa Park.  This is San Diego’s only all-outdoor haunted attraction and this mile long trail of terror has patrons screaming with delight. While this haunt has the distinction of being completely outdoors you’ll make your way through many scenes of terror connected to the path that only become more terrifying as you progress.  You’ll encounter a school bus filled with zombie prisoners, as well as come face to face with some familiar fiends from your favorite horror films.  For an outdoor attraction The Haunted Trail offers a high level of entertainment with some really well done effects.  ...

Forsaken Haunted House 2013...

In October 1954 the town of Quiet Springs, Ohio was infected by a chemical intended to save the town from financial ruin.  Journal entries from former Mayor David Wheaton detail his introduction of the chemical Blast Away to the corn crops.  The Mayor’s advice is to STAY AWAY from Quiet Springs and do not let the infected get near you, but if you’re anything like me it’s going to be hard for you to stay away from the Forsaken Haunted House. With over 30,000 square feet of terror, screaming is only the beginning.™  This haunted attraction located in Mentor, Ohio is a collaboration between Evilusions and The Factory of Terror, and features three individual haunts.     In Wheaton Manor you’ll get to tour the mansion of former Mayor Wheaton and get a glimpse of where the madness began.   If you like zombies, you’ll love Quarantine, because you’ll get a glimpse at of Quarantined former residents of Quiet Springs. Walk the desolate streets of  Quiet Springs and see what terror...

Forest of Fright 2013...

“Rumor has been told that, when night falls the terror begins and that you can actually hear the voice of Kari in the Forest.” Welcome to the Forest of Fright, a must see haunted trail located in Philo, Ohio. Set in the middle of a 45 acre wooded farm, this haunted trail is just under a mile long and features approximately 14 separate scenes set in individual buildings. A mixture of animatronic props and live actors help to enhance an already creepy atmosphere within these woods. The remote nature of this location is incredible, you could not ask for a more isolated locale. As you make your way through the woods you’ll get to walk in Kari’s playhouse, checkout the Butcher Shack, see what awaits you in the Asylum on the hillside, and take a ride in the Hellevator. There’s also an incredibly dark, foggy maze waiting within the woods for guests to find their way out of. If you make it back alive, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some music and hot cocoa at the bonfire, but that’s a mighty big “if” at the Forest of Fright....

The Haunted Hotel 2013...

Since 1993 the spirits at the Broker’s Building on Market Street have been spilling out onto the streets beckoning passersby to check-in to The Haunted Hotel, where horror movies come to life! Located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego.  The building alone has been around for around 125 years and with that much history inside it there’s bound to be some restless souls left behind.     It was named by Haunt World Magazine as one of the top 13 haunted houses in America and was prominently featured in “America Haunts IV” on The Travel Channel.  This year, try to survive the “Walking Dead” dungeon, come face to face with the killer clowns on the subway car, and get a real life experience of the “Evil Dead” cellar.  The Haunted Hotel is a visual delight, filled with awesome props and effects, but the real gem behind this haunted attraction are the actors, who go over and above to provide guests with a memorable haunted experience....

Theatre of Terror 2013...

South Pasadena’s Fremont Centre Theatre was was once a mortuary, and folklore still speaks of the building being haunted today.  Theatrical plays are regularly performed in the small theater located inside this building, which is where family members once gathered to view their deceased.  This October, Evil Twin Studios invites you to experience the most terrifying haunt of the season, the Theatre of Terror!     This haunted attraction is a fundraiser for the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC).  SPARC provides interactive art projects, visual and performing arts programs, and collaborations with local businesses, the South Pasadena Unified School District and community organizations.   SPARC is open to all artists, actors, musicians, playwrights, directors, producers, set designers, costume designers, dancers, singers, storytellers, writers, art lovers, art patrons, and anyone who wants to help the arts survive and thrive in South Pasadena. Tickets are also available to a private costume party (and yes, costumes are required for entry) on Friday October 18th from 6:30 to 11:00pm.  You’ll be able to meet the haunt team, and get an exclusive backstage tour of the haunt with the lights on.  Then, you’ll get to party in the graveyard with food and beverages provided by Haunt Dawgs, and spooky desserts provided by Sweets by Jenny.  All proceeds from ticket sales for this event will also support the South Pasadena Arts Counci....

Bloodview Haunted House 2013...

The Bloodview Haunted House is back for it’s 2013 campaign, and The Legion of Terror is promising more gore than ever before!  This haunted attraction located in Broadview Heights, Ohio is a one of a kind attraction.  It’s more of a live performance than a haunt as The Legion of Terror, the World’s oldest improvisational horror acting, makeup, and special FX organization creates an unforgettable haunt experience for you.  From the moment you enter the attraction you’ll be surrounded by creeps and creatures wearing only Hollywood-style special effect make-up, and relying on their improvisational acting skills as they interact with you.  There are no scripts with this haunt, which ensures that it’s never the same show twice, and these actors will reach out and grab you as you as you make your way through each of the three attractions that comprise the Bloodview Haunted House.  It can be a intense and graphic experience, but it will be one that you will not soon forget.     2013 Theme weekends include: 9/20 – 9/21: Sinister Sideshow 9/27 – 9/28: Classic Monsters 10/4 – 10/6: Dark Magic 10/11 – 10/12:  Zombie Weekend 10/18 – 10/20: Apocalypse Weekend 10/25 – 10/27: Demon Weekend   Bloodview Haunted House is the main fund-raiser for the Broadview Heights Lions Club.  One of the most active clubs in Ohio, the Broadview Heights Lions invest about $40,000 each year in local projects for the betterment of the community and donate all the proceeds of the haunted house to charities on the local, national, and international level....

The Panic Chambers Hotel 2013...

The warning given by the operators of the Panic Chambers Hotel cannot be any more clear, but it bears repeating: “Entering a hotel with psychopaths, axe murderers, mouth watering cannibals, and human possessing spirits is not everybody’s cup of tea so….enter at your own risk” This haunted attraction located in Gresham, Wisconsin promises a heart pounding performance that will leave you grasping for air.  Winners of a visitors choice award for their region in 2012 from HauntedWisconsin.com, we’re expecting another stellar production from this group.  As you make your way through each Chamber at this hotel you’ll witness spine chilling evil and come face to face with pure malevolence.     This haunt is a graphic and intense journey through your wildest nightmares, and as such, contains scenes featuring horror, violence, and gore.  In addition to the haunt you’re welcome to enjoy a full menu concession stand  and then kick back and enjoy some live music or the bonfire.  Just remember, at the Panic Chambers Hotel you can check-in…but you will never check-out!    ...

Dead Man’s Farm 2013...

The Bludgeon Family accidentally dug up a sickness in the graveyard. They tried to put it back in the ground, but it wouldn’t stay buried.  Beware of the Plague at the Dead Man’s Farm, the fear is contagious! This intense haunt is designed to be an assault on your senses and bring out your deepest fears.  Set on a real farm in Lenoir City, Tennessee, this haunted attraction has been visited by three seperate paranormal investigators, all of which found reason to believe it’s actually haunted!  With an all new design for 2013 it’s bloodier and sicker than ever! After the haunt, be sure to enjoy the Freaks and Fire side show, Dark Magician Danny Whitson, or just kick back and enjoy the concessions & bonfire.  A portion of all proceeds from this haunted attraction benefit the.  ...

Welcome to our Nightmare 2013...

Now in its fifth year, Welcome to our Nightmare in Waterloo, Wisconsin is a family friendly yard haunt with a heart.  Its geared more for the children to enjoy because they typically do not get to enjoy the Haunted houses that are currently out there.  This Halloween display includes a 40′ x 40′ maze with 13 rooms and a 10′ x 20′ vortex tunnel.  On Saturday evenings at dusk, family friendly Halloween movies are played.   Open from October 1st through October 31st, this charity driven yard haunt benefits the Waterloo and Marshall Food Pantry and the Humane Society of Jefferson...

The Fear Experience Haunted House 2013...

The Fear Experience of Parma, Ohio is back for their 2013 campaign, and is promising “…a terrifying night that will redefine Fear for those brave enough to step inside”.  Sound like an unrealistic goal?  Well, perhaps, but The Fear Experience is a full contact haunt, meaning you will be touched, grabbed, and or yanked by the zombies, clowns, and mental patients that are up to no good in the three haunted attractions that makeup The Fear Experience.  Whether or not that will redefine fear for you is subjective, but it sure is a good starting point! This haunt is a dark haunt with intense environments and actors that go all out to provide the most startling and terror filled experience that they can for you.  If you do not like being touched, stay at home.   Something went terribly wrong at a local nuclear power plant.  Try to make your way through the homes, stores, orphanage, and butcher shop of this destroyed town while avoiding the zombie horde. The attempt to quarantine the infected has failed, the doctors have all been murdered, and the patients are escaping.  Try to survive the Outbreak without being infected by one of the patients.  Journey through a completely dark maze and see how fast you can make it out. If you survive the Outbreak, try getting into a real coffin and experience being Buried Alive!  ...

Razzano’s Fright for Hunger 2013...

Hunger is a scary thing, but at Razzano’s Fright for Hunger, you can help those in need while having fun at the same time.  This charitable Haunted Walk-Thru located in Watervliet, New York is a “FUN RAISER” where patrons are asked to bring food donations in lieu of an admission charge.  Canned goods and non-perishable food items are collected and are donated to Mary’s Soup Kitchen located in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish on 7th Avenue in Watervliet.  Mary’s Soup Kitchen provides hot meals, or food baskets for those in need.     Now in its 10th season, Razzano’s Fright for Hunger has evolved from a yard haunt to the charitable event that it is today.  The outpouring of support that this group has received from the community and beyond has helped inspire them to continue growing and giving back to their community.  With over 500 people walking through in 2012, they’re hoping they can count on you this year to help Scare Off Hunger!...

ScaryVisions Haunt Seminar #6...

On Thursday August 22nd, ScaryVisions & HaunTopic Radio will be hosting the sixth in it’s Haunt Start-up 101 series of online seminars.  The sixth installment, Cheap Thrills: Marketing Wizardry for Your Haunt with Low (or No) Dough focuses on how to market your haunt cost effectively and get more people to your attraction.  Gail Strumberger who has been working in the the haunted attraction industry for over a decade will share her experience in launching and effectively marketing haunted attractions. The twenty dollar fee covers the hour and a half seminar, access to view the video recording forever, an mp3 download of the audio recording of the seminar as well as all downloads and material discussed in the seminar.  You’ll have to register to view the live event or recording.  After registration and purchase you’ll be given the instructions on how to attend the live event or the recording.     Gail Strumberger is President and Creative Director of Art Dogs, Inc., a Wisconsin entertainment corporation specializing in Halloween entertainment and education, publishing, music, and business consulting.  She launched 1031 Comics in 2012, which, among other things uses comic design as a promotional tool for Haunted Attractions.      ...

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern 2013...

Thadeus Krane his wasted his life and fortune working on ways to beat death, and despite his many failed experiments, he’s still trying.  He’s even enlisted the help of his “failed” experiments, or “Defex”, to lure live specimens to “The Pit” to await their chance to help him in his quest.  Now it’s your turn to join the experiment as you descend 26 stories underground, where NO ONE can hear you scream! The Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern located in Chattanooga Tennessee is one of the most interesting haunted attractions you’ll come across.  You’ll actually head 260 feet below ground into Lookout Mountain and enter Thadeus Krane’s twisted world.  If you can survive the infected survivors of Krane’s experimentation while you’re in “The Pit”, you’ll be transported back to the surface for decontamination.  This is an intense haunt that starts the minute you get there, with actors roaming the parking lots to set the right tone.  And because it takes place both above and below ground it’s one of only a few haunts that can actually boast an experience in the “underworld”....

The Factory of Terror 2013...

If terror ever needed a manufacturing plant wouldn’t Canton, Ohio be the logical place to put it?  And at the Factory of Terror, screaming is only the beginning.  This haunt resides in a 150,000 square foot abandoned aluminum foundry with the haunt occupying approximately 55,000 square feet of it.  For the second consecutive year, the 3,796 feet of terror-filled hallways that make up the Factory of Terror has been recognized as the “Longest Walk-Through Horror House” on the planet according to Guinness Book of World Records. This is a state of the art haunt, with four individual attractions offering intense audio and visual stimuli to send you over the edge.   This is the first mirror maze constructed strictly for the Halloween season in the U.S.  And will test your grip on reality.    The Factory itself tests your will to survive this ambitiously phrenetic audio visual treat.   Former Factory founder Mr. Terinz built a house in the middle of the production line.  When his unstable mind became too fragile for the demanding long hours the killing spree that followed gave birth to the Massacre on Mahoning.    Successful completion of the first three shows are rewarded with a 3-D experience that breaks the mold of clowns and silly...

Erebus 2013

Depending on who you ask, Erebus is either the son of Chaos and the brother of Nye (Night) in Greek mythology, or the darkness beneath the Earth that the dead must pass to reach Hades.  If you ask the people of Pontiac Michigan about Erebus, though, you’ll get the real answer: four stories of fear.  This massive haunted attraction is the former Guinness Book of World Records holder for the world’s largest walk through haunted house.   Inside Erebus you’ll get to see the world’s first fully functioning time machine, which was constructed by Dr. J. Colbert.  The time machine is largely considered a failure since, though it did transport test subjects through time, the time period they arrived in reacted to them as a virus and attacked.  And now it’s your turn to test the limits of the space time continuum as you work your way through time in what is an incredible feast for the eyes.  This is a high intensity haunt, and you will be dazzled by incredible effects and props, all of which are created in house.  You’ll encounter a tilting vortex tunnel, huge tarantula’s, werewolves that attack and even an enormous dinosaur head busting out of the wall.  No matter what definition you choose, Erebus is truly a one of a kind interactive experience that you do not want to miss....

Baxter Avenue Morgue 2013...

Located in a 100 year old building the 15,000 square foot Baxter Avenue Morgue in Louisville, Kentucky has earned a reputation as one of the most realistically scary haunts around.  And well it should, the creepy location it resides in is thought by many of the haunt’s actors to be actually haunted.   The incredible backstory that accompanies this historic morgue will creep you out before you even set foot in the haunt, and once you do, prepare to see some gore.  The Baxter Avenue Morgue doesn’t rely on high end animatronics, choosing to focus instead on the location’s history as a former mortuary, which allows for some gruesome and disturbing scenes.  This, coupled with actors that are not afraid to reach right out and grab you leads to a high intensity haunt, one that you will not soon forget.  ...

The Corpse Barn Shock Haunt 2013...

“Laugh Cry Scream Or Die you will never forget your experience of the Corpse Barn Shock Haunt!” Oh Corpse Barn, you had me at Scream… Located in Jackson, Michigan the Corpse Barn is a high intensity haunt that will send you into sensory overload.  This haunt is an indoor walking haunt that is geared toward a more mature audience with an emphasis on “human?” interaction.  All ages are welcome, however, on the two special R Rated nights of September 28th and October 26th you must be 18 or older with an ID due to adult content and language....

Chamber of Horrors 2013...

Back for another season, the Chamber of Horrors haunt crew dares you to “Do something that scares you and enter the Chamber of Horrors“. This immersive haunted attraction will unnerve and captivate you as you come face to face with Porky the Butcher while trying to escape the men with chainsaws.   If you survive the horror that lies within the Chamber of Horrors you can relieve some of the anxiety by blasting some Zombies at the Chamber of Horrors Zombie Hunt. The only Haunted attraction in Wisconsin to provide the opportunity for all ages to enjoy paintball with out the return fire.     Located in Fall River, Wisconsin, the Chamber of Horrors haunt is a fundraiser for the Fall River Chamber of Commerce. The Fall River Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses whose goal is to advance the commercial, industrial and civic interests in Fall River. The proceeds from the event go back into the...

Massacre Haunted House 2013...

Odyssey Fun World in Naperville, Illinois is home to paint ball, bumper cars, and some sort of gopher named Chipper.  And then October rolls around and there’s a good dose of terror added to the mix as The Massacre Haunted House opens it’s doors.     This haunted attraction offers 15,000 square feet of thrills as you make your way through over 35 rooms featuring more than 40 actors trying to “fear” you to your knees.  Fear Factory 3-D is a creeped out three dimensional adventure filled with intense colors and effects....

DarkSyde Acres Haunted House 2013...

DarkSyde Acres Haunted House is 70,000 square feet of insanity brought to you by the creative forces at Bodybag Entertainment.  This 38 acre haunt extravaganza in Jonesville, Michigan is one of the largest Haunted houses in the Midwest and offers 7 incredible attractions. The Rusthole – Michigan’s Largest and Darkest Black Maze.  Terrorizing Scares await you around every corner, every Twist,  EVERYWHERE! The Catacombs – Buried deep beneath DarkSyde Acres, be prepared to be assaulted by the Zombie Hordes within the walls of The Catacombs. The Dark Abyss – Michigan’s Only Haunted Pirate ship has been Unearthed at Darksyde Acres Haunted house. Zombie Massacre Paintball – Michigan’s one and only Zombie Paintball Challenge where you can shoot live action Zombies with real Paintball guns. The Labyrinth – A family friendly outdoor maze for those too scared to enter the indoor haunted houses. Hayride at the DarkSyde – a family friendly hayride that is over 1 mile Long and full of Halloween fun! Death Race 2012 – Race your friends and family through an old graveyard driving one of our modified casket...

The Niles Haunted House Scream Park 2013...

The Niles Haunted House Scream Park is much more than a haunted house, it’s forty-four acres of fear located in Niles, Michigan.  This Haunt is celebrating its 40th year and offers three unique haunted houses, a haunted hayride, and the Field of Screams.   This years main attractions include: Niles Haunted House:  The centerpiece of the Niles Haunted House Scream Park – All new for 2013! Voodoo Bayou:  Ruled by voodoo and Cajun magic, the bayou doesn’t give up its secrets easily. Biological Terror:  A virus no one was supposed to know about has run rampant in the disease control center. The workers have all been turned into zombies, and it looks like you’re next… Dark Terrortory Haunted Hayride:  A one mile plus narrated hayride that will take you to places you never dreamed would exist. Field of Screams with the Maniac Maze:  Get lost easy?  This definitely is not the place for you!   Additional attractions at the Niles Haunted House Scream Park include Dr. Nefario’s Psychic Side Show, the Midway of the Macabre, the Gore Store, and Barbara the Gray Witch who offers psychic readings. The really great thing about this haunt wonderland is that it’s staff consists of volunteers from more than 65 area non-profit groups who will receive donations from the proceeds based on the number of hours they volunteer.  In 2012, $58,000 was raised for local charities in the Michigan / Indiana area, and over the past 17 years a total of over $1,250,000 has been donated.  Talk about scares that...


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