The Fog Has Rolled in at Knott’s Scary Farm 2015

September 24th, 2015



This weekend at ScareLA the folks at Knott’s Scary Farm revealed the first details for this year’s Halloween Haunt, which begins in only 45 days on September 24th. This year’s event will feature 2 shows, 3 Scare Zones, 5 Skeleton Key Rooms, 11 mazes, and 1,000 monsters! There’s also a ‘Scary Farm Pass‘; a haunt season pass available for “only” $80. A great deal for local fans. Tickets are on sale now starting at $39.99.

Here’s The full Scary Farm lineup for 2015…

New Mazes



Escape the icy grasp of the chilling Snow Queen in the The Dead of Winter. Backed by a ravenous beastly army of resurrected Viking warriors, she is hellbent on avenging her beloved family’s murder, and preys upon any unsuspecting visitors who foolishly enter the borders of her icy domain.


Paranormal-Page-HeaderIn this groundbreaking new maze featuring high flying aerial stunts and scares, guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff hunt for new patients to torture.



There is no tale more vicious and vengeful than that of My Bloody Clementine. Take a grim ride through the transformed Calico Mine where Clementine and her father were brutally murdered centuries ago. Their wretched spirits roam the tunnels in search of those who killed them. This year, the ride through maze will feature live monsters out for revenge at the train track’s every turn.

Returning Mazes



This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out their bedroom window and into a world of deranged dentistry. Unbelievable special effects include a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh.


Gunslinger-Page-Header 2“A Blood Moon Rises” continues the story of The Gunslinger. The Red hand gang has disturbed a burial ground that contained a SkinWalker relic, that has transformed them into Werewolves under the Blood Moon Curse. Return to the Old West and walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path to retribution. This journey back in time takes guests on a trail of terror through abandoned gold mines, a treacherous corral, a seedy saloon and a final showdown at town hall.



Survive the Zombie Apocalypse in an All-Out War! Back by overwhelming demand, guests can enlist to fight the zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in the interactive experience, Special Ops: Infected – Patient Zero. In this ambitious attraction groups must work together to fend off zombies and complete terrifying missions before time runs out. Special Ops: Infected seamlessly integrates interactive gaming technology with an immersive mountainous landscape, delivering a breakthrough interactive haunted experience that is as terrifying as it is challenging. Missions will take guests through a variety of wilderness terrains, including the unpredictable barrel bridges across the rushing river, through the dark caverns, and through mysterious backwoods. Six acres of the beloved theme park is now home to mutinous, scream-inducing zombies, and the time has come for a harrowing Special Ops survival mission.*There is no additional charge for Special Ops: Infected.



Years have passed since the blue fairy denied him his final wish, but Pinocchio has returned with an army of murderous marionettes intent on killing his former masters. The purpose of his killing spree – human flesh to cover his twisted wooden body. Revenge comes with no strings attached.



The twisted mind of Edgar Allen Poe comes alive as the “Forevermore Killer” works his way through one haunting tale after another. All the victims unwittingly find themselves a part of “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” The Masque of Red Death” among other horrific stories. Guests will want to catch up on their reading to stay a chapter ahead of their demise.



The veil between the living and the dead is severed when Houdini’s ghost materializes during a séance and ushers a host of demonic illusions to play tricks on anyone who intrudes on his theatre. From the prop room to the main stage this dilapidated theatre will make visitors skin crawl. Will you be part of the disappearing act?



Beware the cursed swamps of New Orleans, where mindless zombies trudge through the murky bogs in search of bloody sacrifices and demons use Voodoo curses to possess innocent souls. Choose your path carefully children, for one wrong turn and you will be hexed forever. This year’s maze is even longer featuring a new finale. 



Trick or treat, which will it be? Step forward and ring the witch’s doorbell. Oh, she is home, but where? You are not quite sure. Don’t be afraid, her minions will guide you. You can come away with a treat, but is it worth it? This year’s maze features a new attic scene and a witch’s potion room to conjure up more scares.


Scare Zones


GHOST TOWN STREETS: Ghost Town Streets is the original – and still most terrifying scare zone – that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog. Beware the notoriously startling Sliders who lunge from every fog-filled corner of the land. New for this year, Ghost Town Streets has been expanded to the backstage maze area to create the largest scare zone in Scary Farm history, full of new surprises.

FIESTA de los MUERTOS: Fiesta de los Muertos fuses dance music, colorful costumes, and larger than life stilt walkers in a dance party scare zone with even more characters than last year to create the ultimate late night celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

CARNIVAL: Knott’s Boardwalk is taken over by “CarnEVIL,” where the freak show is the main event and countless clowns crave your undying attention.

DEADLY 7: Prowling the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones, the Green Witch and her Deadly 7 are a sadistic crew guilty of more terror than meets the eye. Each of the monsters represent one of the seven deadly sins and make terrifying surprise appearances throughout the park each night.



ELVIRA’S ASYLUMElvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all-new nightly show, Elvira’s Asylum, which transports guests to an asylum of music, dance and comedy.

THE HANGING: – Haunt’s traditional show (that we only watch while waiting in line for Calico Mine Train or The Log Ride) in Calico Square will continue its’ irreverent look at the year’s pop culture with special effects, pyrotechnics and stunts.


ELVIRA MEET & GREETIn honor of Elvira’s return to Knott’s Scary Farm, the Nautilus merchandise shop will become Elvira’s Boo-tique, where fans can purchase stylish apparel and sinfully fun products featuring and inspired by the Legendary Mistress of the Dark. Each night, a limited number of guests who spend at least $50 at Elvira’s Boo-tique during Knott’s Scary Farm will get a chance to meet Elvira between performances of “Elvira’s Asylum” and collect her signature on one of the purchased items.

BOO-FET WITH EARLY ENTRYKnott’s Boo-fet dinner invites guests to feed the beast before Knott’s Scary Farm opens each night. Dine on a frightfully delicious buffet meal while monsters scare and delight you throughout your meal. Meals include a collectible 2015 souvenir cup, which provides unlimited complimentary refills during the night of first use, and 99¢ refills for the rest of 2015. After dinner, enjoy early entry into select parts of Knott’s Scary Farm before it opens to other mortals. Boo-fet dinner is $26.99 online / $32.99 at the door (plus applicable taxes and fees).


Terror Tips: Maximizing Your Haunt Experience

September 20th, 2015

With haunt season lurking on the horizion and the big theme-park haunts revealing their full line-ups (Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood/Orlando, Howl-O-Scream Tampa/Willamsburg, Knott’s Scary Farm); we’ve carefully assembled Terror Tips for getting the most screams and bang for your buck out of the night. As you begin your planning and preparation for the season of the witch, this list of tips will help you experience every maze, attraction, maybe even the dumb shows at these mega-haunts. So pay attention, please. We don’t want you or your money to be left behind.

Trust us, we know how to Haunt Stalk.


This is the number one tip. Seriously, if you follow only one recommendation on this page, this should be the one. This will make or break your entire night. TRUST US. Get there before the haunt opens; we recommend at least a half-hour early. Some haunts will actually start letting people in before the posted official opening time. You might be able to go into a maze with almost no one else in it. Other haunts have “opening scare-amonies” that are worth watching. At Knott’s we’ve been able to get into three mazes within the half-hour before the haunt even opens, and we’ve never bought the early entry, “pre-scare dinner” option.

Related to this: Buy your tickets in advance if you can. Waiting in line for tickets wastes valuable time. Why add another queue to your night?

2. Go Early in the Season cal_right

Haunts get more crowded the closer it gets to Halloween. They hit their peak on the weekend before Halloween. We suggest attending as close to opening weekend as possible. The actors are also fresh and ready to scare. We’ve witnessed “monster fatigue”  when we’ve gone near the end of haunt season, when we’ve noticed monsters talking to each other inside the maze or drinking a soda as they lean against a wall. The only downside with attending early in the season is that some scares might not be completely worked out, and actors might just be finding their groove. The second or third weekend of a haunt is usually the best time to visit.

3. Haunt Stalk on “Off Peak” Nights

From our experiences you’ll find much shorter lines by going to haunts that are open on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Thursdays can be lighter earlier in the season. However, do pay attention to the local school holidays as those can have a significant impact on the crowds sizes during these “off nights” as the haunt will be filled with pre-teen brats who were dropped off by their parents so that the ghost and ghouls can babysit them for the night. The Sunday before Columbus day is especially risky.

4. Consider a Front-of-the-Line Pass on Friday and Saturday Nights

…if you insist on ignoring the previous tip. Perhaps this tip should have been titled “Avoid Friday and Saturday Nights,” but we know that’s not realistic for most people. Work and school get in the way of attending haunts during the week. Sunday night could be a good compromise—lines will be much shorter, and you’ll still be able to arrive early (see tip #1) to avoid more of the crowds (your co-workers are used to seeing you looking hungover on Mondays anyway). But if you absolutely must go on a Friday or Saturday night, we recommend upgrading your ticket to a “Front-of-the-Line” pass (don’t forget to buy in advance!). Time is money, however, we realize that these passes can be pricey, so if you follow these tips, you might be able to bypass the upgraded ticket and still see everything. After all, there are a lot of great haunts to attend, and you don’t want to blow your budget on a single ticket.

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With the terrors of the real world growing rampant, the security measures at many of these haunts has increased significantly. With this increased security comes annoying polices and rules that can make it even more time consuming, difficult, or even preventative for you getting inside; even if you have no intentions of being a haunt evildoer. Therefore, bone up on the rules at the respective haunts before you arrive. You don’t want to be the one who has to go all the way back to your car to return your forbidden camera, spiked jewelry, or switch blade.  We also suggest that you travel light as there’s usually express lines for Haunt Stalkers who aren’t trying to enter with purses, bags, clothes (j/k), etc.

6. Eat Before You Get There—Or Wait Until You Leave

Do you really want to wait in line for a crappy hot dog that costs $8? No, you don’t. As part of the “GO EARLY” plan, you should have an early dinner near the park. If you get hungry, grab a snack and eat in line. Don’t waste valuable time queuing up for theme park food. On the other hand, you could also wait and eat afterward. For example, Knott’s usually has a “midnight breakfast buffet” (12 am to 3 am) at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant next to the park that might be a good option.

7. Keep Your Group Small

“The More the Merrier” does not apply to haunts. Hitting all the mazes, scare zones, shows, and rides in a single, crowded night requires coordination, and the more people you have in your group, the less likely it is that consensus will be reached about where to go and what to do. Some people will want to go on the rides first, some will want to hit the mazes, some might be hungry and want food (see #3 above). We recommend keeping your group to no more than 6 people, unless you’re willing to accept that you won’t get to everything.

8. Tackle the Haunts Front to Back

Note: this works only if you’ve arrived early. You might think going straight to the mazes in the back of the park is a good idea, but you’re wrong. Sure, there will be no one in the back when you get there, but when you circle back to the mazes in the front of the park, they’ll be packed. Almost everyone else will be working from front to back, so as long as you’re ahead of the pack (by getting in early, see #1 above), this approach works best. If you’ve arrived late, forget it. You’re screwed, no matter what approach you take.

9. Don’t Loiter in Scare Zones Scare Zone Fog

… well only if you’re talking about our website. You will most likely pass through the scare zones as you make your way to the mazes. This absolutely adds to the overall experience but don’t get caught up hanging in the scare zones until you’ve already been through all the mazes/houses. As while you’re busy running away from and taking #selfies with a ghoul, the crowds will be surging past you and filling up the #longlines. You can always go back later in the night and leisurely scream through the scare zones.

10. Go On Rides and See Shows Only After You’ve Been in All the Mazes

It’s Halloween season, and mazes/houses are the main attraction. These are open only 5 or 6 weeks at most during the year. You can go back and to get on all the coasters and E-Ticket rides some other time. And let’s face it, most shows at haunts are pretty terrible. Save all of these “dis-ttractions” for last, or at least until after you’ve hit all the mazes you really wanted to go through.

Happy Screaming!

Scary Birthday Elvira, From Scare Zone

September 17th, 2015

Today we wish a very scary and happy birthday to our favorite goth gal, Elvira!

As our Haunt Stalkers know, we love Elvira and have been big fans since she first made her big impressions on the 80’s boob tube with her infamous Movie Macabre TV series. Elvira has had an enduring career in the horror and haunt worlds and the ageless Mistress of the Dark has no signs of laying down on the retirement couch yet (at least in the face down position). This year she continues her reign as the Queen of the park after dark at Knott’s Scary Farm as she returns to titillate and frolic all over the stage. And she’s doing a show too, which always gets the crowd’s blood pumping.

cassandra-peterson-elvira-at-vip-opening-of-knott-s-scary-farm-haunt_1We think Elvira’s shows at Scary Farm are as good as it gets when it comes to theme park Halloween shows. She always gives it all up in her spooky Vegas style variety shows that fully mounds… rounds out the Knott’s Haunt entertainment experiences. In past years she also had  her own Knott’s Scary Farm mazes– Elvira’s Nightmares and Elvira’s Red Moon Massacre – a haunted log ride (her favorite kind of ride). There’s also a 3D Elvira stimulation… simulation ride call Superstition that can be found at other theme park haunts across the country.

Elvira’s looking great and we appreciate that she’s continues to provide scares, fun, and so much love to the Horror and Haunt community. Now we just hope we can get to see more of her… on the boob tube again.

You can keep up with Elvira’s other haunt season appearances by visiting her site


To further celebrate, here’s Elvira’s birthday cakes in action at Knott’s Scary Farm!

Halloween: The Life & Crimes of Michael Myers

September 16th, 2015

There’s no question, Michael Myers is the king of Halloween. He’s to Halloween what bunnies are to Easter, Leprechauns are to St. Patrick’s Day,  and Santa (and Krampus) is to Christmas. This weekend Michael Myers “Comes Home”  to Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights where you’ll have to live through the terrors of his 1978 trick or treating massacre. Just like Dr. Loomis, we can’t wait to find Michael but know it’s going to be a terrifying encounter as six years ago he stalked us in one of our all time favorite mazes at Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN).

Halloween is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and has grossed a collected $366 million worldwide. Since the original “Halloween” film, nine additional Halloween sequels have been created. It’s actually crazy to see all the directions they took this franchise just based on that that low budget 1978 movie. You can see it all in a special box set with all ten Michael Myers films in full blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen and behind the scenes content. Michael is also sharping his blade to return to the big screen in 2016.

Now it’s time to learn up on Michael so you’ll know what to expect if you unluckily encounter him this Halloween season. Here’s a comprehensive look at the life and crimes of the pure evil that is Michael Myers.


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Holidays Collide at ScareHouse

September 15th, 2015


Pittsburgh is a very scary city to be during haunt season and this weekend two LEGENDARY Haunted Attractions will premiere at ScareHouse in Pittsburgh. The fear experts at ScareHouse have joined forces with LEGENDARY Entertainment to create two all-new attractions based on the twisted imagination of Michael Dougherty, the writer/director of the films Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus. ScareHouse exists within a 100-year-old haunted building where designers, artists, and veteran fear experts combine genuine history with modern technological magic to create a haunted house experience unlike any other attraction.

Here are the details of whats happening inside when the holidays collide. 



Krampus: Come All Ye Fearful – The legend of Krampus is awoken! ScareHouse’s team of scenic and special effects artists have collaborated directly with Dougherty and LEGENDARY to bring many of Krampus’ mischievous underlings from the upcoming film to life within the haunted attraction Krampus: Come All Ye Fearful. Guests will gain the rare opportunity to admire actual props, costumes, and practical creatures from the film before entering a highly immersive attraction that follows the legacy of Krampus, the iconic figure of dark folklore as old as Christmas itself. Visitors to ScareHouse will journey through generations of holiday horror and encounters with demonic minions before a final confrontation with the ancient subversive force of darkness that rises to haunt the naughty, bringing terror and mayhem in his wake.


Trick ‘r Treat: Hallowed Grounds –  is a truly ground-breaking and eye-popping tribute to an iconic figure beloved by Halloween and horror fans across the globe. Guests follow Sam, who represents the true heart of Halloween, as he leads them into a giant black and white pop-up book brought to fiendish life. Those who break the rules of All Hallows Eve risk facing tragic consequences before midnight!

The Summoning – In addition to experiencing the new attractions based on the films Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat, guests will return to the mysterious halls of The Summoning, an elaborate haunted attraction with a masterful blend of art and the macabre set in October 1932 which explores a hidden world of secret societies, arcane rituals, and demonic visitors.


The Basement*: Fear researcher and sociologist Margee Kerr, PhD brings the science of scaring to the creative team of the Basement. Building from research on what scares people from a social, psychological, and physiological perspective the Basement takes customers on an interactive journey built to push them outside their comfort zone, challenge their expectations, and scare the hell out them each step of the way.

*Separate admission. All guests must be 18 or older and must sign waiver before entering The Basement. Guests will be touched, blindfolded and restrained. This attraction contains high voltage effects involving electricity, very low lighting, tight spaces, strong scents, profanity, moments of complete darkness, water, physical contact, violent situations, and high impact scares.

Tickets, dates or operation, and more information on “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” are available online at and their Facebook page. Follow Creative Director and co-owner Scott Simmons on Instagram and Twitter via @ScareHouseScott and watch exclusive videos on

Open Haunts: Hundred Acre Manor Returns

September 14th, 2015


Hundred Acres Manor will bring a new level of fear to Pittsburgh this Halloween season that will leave the patrons in control of their own scares.

Tapping into your deepest fear is only part of the cause for Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House. Hundred Acres Manor has been named “One of America’s Scariest Haunted Houses” and “Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted House” but what they do for their community is much more. Heading into their twelfth season, this annual event has raised over 1.2 million dollars for two local charities, Homeless Children’s Education Fund and Animal Friends.

264671Hundred Acres Manor features six mind bending attractions and new for 2015 – The Enigma Project: two multi-room escape rooms that leave the patrons in control of their own fate. The Enigma Project is Pittsburgh’s first real-life horror escape room where you and seven friends will race against the clock to escape… in forty-five minutes or less. Hundred Acres Manor has added a horror twist where the patrons are in control of every element. The only items patrons will have are the tools found within the rooms. The themes include; Meltdown, a radioactive nuclear facility where your goal is to shut off the reactor before radiation is leaked and Alchemy, a journey through old world science and the days of Leonardo Da Vinci.

10420349_10153232852067023_6750496540387727161_nWithin the manor walls, an all new “Vodou” attraction allows patrons to take a journey through the bayou of the south and come face-to-face with the voodoo priestess and even a room that simulates being on water.

Set designer, Christopher Gilgour states “We spent days researching and purchasing historically accurate items. We wanted to represent the voodoo religion and beliefs while of course adding the horror twist.” He then adds “Not only will you see items filling the rooms that are from Louisiana but also real animal bones. It is the details that really add to the scare.”

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House is now open select days through November 1st. Tickets, dates and more information is available at . Tickets start at just $20.

Hundred Acres Manor located in Pittsburgh, PA is one of the nation’s most elaborate and scariest haunted houses. Hundred Acres Manor has been ranked as “One of America’s Scariest Haunted Houses” by Travel Channel and named “Pittsburgh’s Best haunted House” by Haunt World Magazine.

The Reign of Terror Continues in Thousand Oaks

September 14th, 2015


Reign of Terror (ROT), in Thousand Oaks, California, is one of our favorite and top rated haunted attractions in Southern California. It also consistently rates as one of the scariest among haunt goers. While ROT already had one of the longest and most densely detailed settings, this year they’re adding even more terrors with an all new 6th themed attraction, Funhouse. This brings ROT up to 82 “bone chilling rooms” covering over 15,000 square feet!

In the Funhouse, visitors will have to make their way through a carnival catastrophe where the clowns are not, well… clowning around. The clown theme is heavily used throughout the haunt industry and depending on the execution it can be either truly scary or desperately lame.  We’re very interested to see the ROT version as they’ve always been successful in transforming traditional haunted house themes into unique and frighting experiences. We’re very confident that the screams will be drowning out the laughs.

In addition to Funhouse, the other returning themes includes: The Haunted House, The Asylum, Blood Manor, Miner’s Revenge, and Quarantine.

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We highly suggest that you add ROT to your Haunt Stalking itinerary if you’re going to be in Southern California this Halloween Season. It’s the perfect haunted weekend compliment to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. The other great thing is ROT’s staff is comprised by volunteers led by founding creator Bruce Stanton with a majority of the proceeds being reinvested back in to the local community and charitable causes. Year to date they’ve been able to donate over $90,000. This is a pro haunt with a big, albeit bloody, heart.

The terror begins it’s reign onOctober 3rd, will be open every weekend, including Sunday, October 25th.

They run extended hours on Saturdays only = 7:00pm – 11:00pm

All other days of operations = 7:00pm – 10:00pm

We will remain open beyond our posted hours on very busy nights.

Our box office opens at 6:30pm on evenings that we operate and it will not close earlier than the haunted house.


Baltimore/DC Haunts: Field of Screams and Scream City Washington, DC

September 5th, 2015


Field of Screams Maryland, the DC/Baltimore metro area’s definitive Haunt experience will return for it’s 15th season late September in Montgomery County, MD. The attraction’s immense popularity – due to it’s Hollywood-level production value and 40 high-quality scare stations – has led the brand’s creator, Steelhead Productions, to expand into Washington, DC at the request of thousands of fans. Scream City Washington, DC, a 40-minute indoor walk through two intense haunted house experiences opens in early October and will be located at RFK Stadium (WARNING: Attraction is intense and not recommended for those under the age of 13).

scream-city-photo-gallery_01 Field of Screams Maryland has long been lauded in the industry as one of the best Halloween Haunted Attractions in the country and is the largest, most popular and most highly rated Scream Park in Maryland, Virginia, DC and Delaware. In addition to being the Winner of A&E’s National Haunted House Design/Build Competition in 2014 – it’s parent company, Steelhead Productions – has been recognized world-wide as a leader in high-level immersive haunt productions – working last year with the Baltimore Ravens and Hard Rock Cafe to transform their fun and bright Baltimore restaurant into something horrifying and dark in the matter of days. Steelhead Productions works with various corporate partners and private individuals on creating mind-bending experiences for conferences and parties. The Field of Screams Maryland attraction alone welcomed tens of thousands of visitors in 2014.


Field of Screams Maryland and Scream City Washington DC are highly detailed and artfully constructed haunts, using carefully crafted back-stories to build the foundation of these experiences. Steelhead Productions is expert at exploiting the scientific spectrum of human fears, ensuring no one escapes their attractions without being scared beyond their expectations. Both haunts offer multiple inter-attraction activities. Field of Screams Maryland is an indoor/outdoor experience comprised of 4 unique fright areas – Haunted Trail, brand new 3D Nightmare Haunted House, Hades’ Hayride and Paintball Apocalypse where guests shoot zombies with paintballs. Scream City Washington, DC is completely enclosed indoors with 2 major haunted houses – the Exorcism Estate and Slaughter Factory. Concessions are available onsite. Both attractions are Smoke and Alcohol-free and no bags are allowed on the property – everyone is subject to search and the company has an impeccable safety record since inception of operations in 2000. Attendees should prepare for the fright of their lives by wearing sturdy shoes that are good to run in!

scream-city-photo-gallery_09In addition to scaring the life out of the attendees year after year, the hauntrepreneurs at Steelhead Productions are longtime supporters of the areas they operate in giving back a sizable portion of its proceeds to local charity. A leader in the haunted house ‘Business of Screams’, these attractions create hundreds of area jobs each year providing valuable financial support to the local economies it operates in. Tickets for Field of Screams Maryland are ON SALE NOW at and Scream City tickets go on sale shortly at – price varies by attraction.

The Details

Field of Screams Maryland – 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Rd Olney, MD 20832 – 30 mins from DC/Balt/NoVa
Open every Friday and Saturday Sept 18-Nov 1 and most Thursdays and Sundays for full schedule

Scream City Washington DC – RFK – 2400 E Capitol St Washington DC 20003 1 block from Stadium/Armory Metro (RED line)
Open every Friday and Saturday Oct 2 – Nov 1 and most Thursdays and Sundays for full schedule

Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg is fully ‘Unearthed’

September 5th, 2015

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has finally ‘Unearthed’ it’s full late of terror for 2015’s Howl-O-Scream event. With 7 mazes and a new partnership with a top Hollywood horror producer, HOS is continuing it’s tradition of unique themes and horror narratives  making it one of the top theme park haunts in the U.S.

Haunted Houses

Don’t miss the all-new house from the producer of The Blair Witch Project, Unearthed™- Scarlett’s Revenge. During maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries-old house buried deep beneath the ground. Upon opening its door, a sinister force was unearthed—Scarlett—a furious demon who wields a deadly deck of magical cards she uses to summon her evil minions. Journey below to experience the splintered labyrinth of horrors and the revengeful wrath of this demon scorned.

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It’s 1977 and a picturesque farming community is in an uproar over the ongoing disappearances of its residents. Each time someone goes missing, an intricate corn husk doll is left behind leading many to suspect local corn-farmer Jasper McCobb. The McCobb farm has fallen into disrepair since the death of Jasper’s mother. Could the missing townspeople be somewhere in the maze of maize? Join the search party and find out.

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Hikers beware: the woods hold a terrifying secret. More than 50 years ago a logging camp was abandoned after a horrific accident where saws ripped into human flesh instead of tree bark. Tragically, the loggers perished … only to inexplicably awaken from death sometime later filled with inhuman rage. The undead loggers rampaged until every living thing in the camp had felt the bite of their axes. Now the forgotten lumberjacks lie waiting for unsuspecting campers to stumble into their den of the damned.

Suspicion, darkness and mind-numbing fear surround the “Bitten” house which is set in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s. Full of legends and lore of vampires and the undead that preyed on the innocent, this manor sits by the road upon which all travelers must pass but few return.

Through a ruined cemetery filled with statues lies a tunnel that leads to an underground city. Its history is more terrifying than that of France’s worst revolutions. Deep within these tunnels lie mile after mile of bones—the final resting place for those who are buried here. But all is not as quiet as it appears. As guests venture forth into the dank, dripping corridors of rat-infested remains, the voices of the dead begin to speak, and some have taken shape.

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Heed the warning: Abandon hope all ye who enter. Cut Throat Cove™ is the haven for bloodthirsty, dangerous rogues – where the scurvy dogs, buccaneers and scoundrels go for shelter. Proceed with caution. Alas, something has gone terribly wrong. Within this macabre market, the pirates have been slaughtered and mutiny is afoot. The way out lies with the buried treasure and the blood-curdling screams you hear just might be your own.

Deep underground, construction of the newest line of the Pompeii Metro was moving smoothly until an ancient pipe was accidentally struck. At first, it seemed like steam. Then the mist became thicker, more sinister. Now the strange gas is leaking quickly, and everyone trapped inside is infected. The difficult decision was made to cut off all communication to the outside world. The Dead Line is off the grid.

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Universal Orlando HHN 25: Original Houses, Scare Zones, and Shows

August 27th, 2015


Following the reveal of the return of An American Werewolf in London, The Universal Orlando team announced the remaining original houses for this year’s event.  It looks like they are rolling out a little something from all best scares and themes of the past 25 years. If the previous maze announcements didn’t make you want to go then these better or we suggest checking your pulse.

Original Houses

Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem
Jack is back and he invites you to join him for the ultimate reunion in horror. Universal classic monsters will attack from the shadows, meat-grinding maniacs will rip every scream from your throat, and ghosts of Horror Nights past will stalk you around every corner. You’ll find yourself dying to get in and relive your most haunting memories of the past 25 years of Halloween Horror Nights.

RUN: Blood, Sweat and Fears
Congratulations! You’ve been selected to be one of the lucky contestants on RUN, the most popular and brutal television show in the world. In this house, you’ll have to try and avoid the skilled assassins known as Reapers as you work through “death obstacles” designed to mangle and shred—all for the amusement of the audience watching from home. And good news: the now run-down Hellgate Prison has been selected as the battleground. Good luck!

Asylum in Wonderland 3D
A new volume of Scary Tales has been released by Ultra Violent Comics: “Asylum in Wonderland”. This time around, you’ll follow the white rabbit through the looking glass and into a murderous 3-D Wonderland. All of the beloved characters will come to life in this chaotic world with an insane, nightmarish twist. You’ll be left asking one question: Is it all really in Alice’s mind? Or are the images you see real enough to kill you?

Body Collectors: Recollections
They have returned. The Body Collectors are on the hunt for the human parts they so desperately need. Emerging from the darkness on a cold, winter night, they descended upon the unknowing inhabitants of Shadybrook Asylum. Get ready to face their sharpened blades as the screams of their recent victims echo throughout the halls.

Scare Zones

Psychoscareapy: Unleashed — The criminally insane inmates of Shadybrooke Asylum have escaped and unleashed their horror onto a Halloween block party in the streets of New York. Come join the party goers as the inmates kill for the best Halloween costumes for their very own special costume contest where you will be the judge. Oh, and this will be one of the bloodiest scare zones ever!

ICONS: HHN — And now for the scare zone I’m looking forward to the most! It’s time to take a look back in history and come face-to-face with the icons from our past. Iconic characters from the event’s 25 year history such as The Caretaker, The Storyteller, The Director and more will be found roaming the streets of Hollywood. I’ve even heard The Rat Lady will be making her grand return!

Scary Tales: ScreamPunk — This year, we’re bringing to life our most horrifying Scary Tales characters with a new twist. This steampunk-inspired version of Scary Tales is sure to leave you screaming.

Evil’s Roots — It’s time to be immersed in Halloween’s most evil traditions in the scare zone located in Central Park. Here you’ll find the event’s traditional jack-o-lanterns in the air as you encounter evil fairies, humanoid bats, scarecrows and more. Think “Grown Evil” from 2011 but on a whole ‘nother level!

All Nite Die-In: Double Feature — Last but certainly not least is a double feature of horror at The Carey DrIvE IN movie theatre. Wander down the streets of San Francisco and you’ll come across this theatre that has been named “DIE IN”, due to the gruesome murders that occurred. Enter if you dare…

Live Shows

The Carnage Returns — Jack the Clown is taking Halloween Horror Nights back in a blaze of murderous mayhem with his army of feared followers and his companion in carnage, Chance. Remember, Jack always has the last laugh.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure — Of course, they’re back in an all-new Halloween adventure. I could never describe the hilarious insanity of that show. It has to be seen to be believed. Party on, dudes!

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