Fear is Everything at Dan’s Haunted House

September 14th, 2014

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Recently we received a message from one of our Haunters about a new haunt they’ve created that will deviate from the common themes we typically see every year at haunts. Of course we were excited to hear more, as we’re big fans for haunts that seek to evolve the scare-scape of the haunt world. This year Haunt Stalkers in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas (and those willing to travel) will have yet another unique haunt option to stalk this season at Dan’s Haunted House.

Dan’s Haunted House is a NEW and EXCITING Outdoor Haunted Attraction making its debut in the DFW Metroplex for the 2014 Haunted House Season. The motto is “Fear IS IN Everything”and this year Dan’s is planning to tap into new fears by breaking from the typical Haunted House template. With so MANY things in the world that are scary; this haunt will feature themes and characters rarely featured in U.S. haunts. So, there will be NO Clowns, NO Zombies and NO Chainsaws.

This year Dan’s Haunted house will set out to place a spotlight on things that have been feared from all over the world with the theme of Ancient Fear Rising. This haunt will take a journey with us into the Japanese Cultural Legend and Folklore of the Samurai, Demons, Ghosts and Spirits. The forefathers of Fear will retake their rightful place.

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Dan’s Haunted House is located at 501 East Swisher Road Lake Dallas, Texas 75065. Parking will be at the Swisher Courts Sports Facility. Once parked, customers will follow the signs on East side of the building and down into the Haunt. This is an Outdoor Haunted attraction so customers should wear the appropriate shoes, open toed shoes are not recommended.

Please check out the website for all rules and restrictions.www.danshauntedhouse.com / 972-821-9154

SCarowinds begins to strikes terror in the Carolinas this Friday

September 10th, 2014

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Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” to a “scream park” as it debuts SCarowinds Halloween Haunt, the largest, most horrific Halloween event in the Carolinas Friday night, September 12. This year SCarowinds will be more frightening than ever with the addition of a gang of junkyard vampires in the new Blood Yard, and 7th Ward, a hospital filled with incurable patients. The terror continues on select nights through November 1.

In total, SCarowinds Halloween Haunt features seven haunted mazes, five outdoor scare zones, two live shows and more than 500 disturbing monsters prowling the midways. As always SCarowinds presents a sizeable collection of rides with a twist – daring you to climb aboard in total darkness! The entire park atmosphere is transformed each evening with an eerie glow, as SCarowinds comes to life, guests frequently look over their shoulders for fear that they are forever being watched!

“We’re proud to put on the most frightening Halloween attraction in the Carolinas,” says Mike Fehnel Carowinds Vice President and General Manager. “We measure our success in screams and know there’ll be a lot of them this year.”

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*New for 2014* THE NEW 7TH WARD –  There’s no cure for the deranged, demented insanity that’s engulfed this “hospital.” Escape the infected halls before the madness claims you, too.

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*New for 2014* VIRAL – A top secret weapons facility is using questionable chemistry to build the ultimate soldier. Come join us for a for-your-eyes-only tour of the facility where the drug will be sold to the highest bidder.

Zombie High – Know anyone who still “lives” in the 80’s? We know a few undead who do. Where Freshmen are Freshmeat and Seniors are dying to get out. You’ll need more than brains to survive Homecoming at Zombie High.

Cornstalkers – Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.

Last Laff 3D – Clowns and circus freaks are looking for fresh blood to continue their demented performances.

Defex – A “disassembly line” for defective toys.

Silver Scream – A “sinematic” tour of some of the creepiest horror films ever made.

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*New for 2014* THE NEW BLOOD YARD – A crush of bloodthirsty vampires tramples through rusty, decrepit wreckage in search of their next liquid meal. YOU!

London Terror – “Steam” and “scream” collide with murderous results in the foggy streets of terror-gripped London. You won’t find this sinister city block on any maps.

Scary Tales – Once upon a time, fairy tales were Grimm and every one was mad in this dark, twisted forest where no one lived happily ever after.

Mass Acres – Death is a walk in the park compared to what the unsettled sprits of our not-so-dearly departed have in store as they await you in the mist on the grounds of Mass Acres.

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Also new this year is the Skeleton Key, which was first introduced at Knott’s Scary Farm. Skeleton Key allows you access into private rooms and added scares within participating scare zones.

SCarowinds Halloween Haunt operates on select nights from September 12 – November 1. Visit SCarowinds as much as you dare with the new Haunt Pass, available for $55.00 the pass allows unlimited admission to SCarowinds this season. Online single night tickets are available at scarowinds.com for as low as $27.99 depending on your night of visit.

SCarowinds Halloween Haunt is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for young children. No costumes or masks are permitted into this event. For additional information visit www.scarowinds.com

Halloween Horror Nights 4: Singapore

September 8th, 2014

Although Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando seem to get all the attention these days, we at Scare Zone would like to remind our haunt stalkers that there’s another HHN out there: Singapore.

Now in its fourth year, HHN Singapore has been building on its event every year, and 2014 is no exception as they’ve added on another haunted house and scare zone, to bring the total of each to four. The event’s mascot this year is the “Minister of Evil”—Jonah Goodwill.

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Here is the lineup of houses and scare zones:

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The Lab

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A LABORATORY OF ALIEN BREEDING, described as being themed to “military experiments where evil human-alien hybrid monsters designed to extinguish the human race are born in test tubes.”

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THE MINISTER OF EVIL HAS PUT THE SERGEANT MAJOR IN CHARGE, AND HE TAKES THE TORTURING OF RECRUITS VERY SERIOUSLY INDEED. DO YOU HAVE THE STOMACH FOR HIS TRAINING METHODS, WHICH INCLUDE CANNIBALISM AND MUTILATION? TAKE A TOUR OF HIS CAMP FOR ATROCITIES YOU WILL WISH YOU CAN UNSEE.

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COULROPHOBIA STRIKES AS GUESTS ENTER THER WORLD OF A LOONY KILLER KILLER CLOWN, NAMED JACK, IN SINGAPORE’S FIRST 3-D HAUNTED HOUSE. 

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Jing’s Revenge

BULLYING IN SCHOOL TAKES A NASTY TWIST WHEN THE VICTIM RETURNS TO TORMENT ANY WHO WALK THROUGH THE CORRIDORS  OF THIS MAZE  REMINISCENT OF SINGAPORE’S SCHOOLS OF THE PAST. 

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THE FOREST OF DISENCHANTMENT HAS ENSNARED YOUR FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES AND TWISTED THEM INTO NIGHTMARES, WARPING FAMILIAR CHARACTERS YOU KNOW FROM CHILDHOOD ALMOST BEYOND RECOGNITION. DESPERATE, DEPRAVED AND DANGEROUS, THEY WILL TRAP YOU WITH THEM IF YOU LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!

Canyon of the Cursed

TREASURE-HUNTERS IN THE WILD WEST HAD LONG BEEN LURED TO A PLACE UNMARKED ON ANY MAP, BELIEVED TO BE BURIED WITH THE GOLD OF THE NEVURO TRIBE. IGNORING WARNINGS OF HOW IT WAS GUARDED BY SPIRITS AND PROTECTED BY AN ANCIENT CHIEFTAIN’S CURSE, THESE RAPACIOUS MEN AND WOMEN RODE INTO THE UNKNOWN AND WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN. UNTIL NOW.

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IN THIS DINGY, SHADOWY PLAYGROUND FROM HELL, BE WARY OF THE CHILDREN YOU COME ACROSS! THEY HAVE LONG FORGOTTEN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN, AND WILL DO THE UNHOLY BIDDING OF THE ONE WHO DWELLS IN THE COLDEST, DARKEST DEPTHS OF EVERY CHILD’S CLOSET: THE BOOGEYMAN.

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ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE. LITERALLY. THE EARTH HAS BEEN TORN ASUNDER BY DIABOLICAL FORCES – HOT, STEAMING LAVA AND THE FREAKIEST FIENDS OF THE UNDERWORLD ARE SPEWING OUT ONTO THE STREET! WHILE YOU MAY BE TEMPTED TO STOP AND GAWK, IT WILL BE MORE PRUDENT TO RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

In the video below, Jason Ramsburg, creative director of HHN Singapore, explains a bit of the back story of the “Minster of Evil” as well as the creative process that brings HHN Singapore to life.

 

HHN Singapore opens October 3 and runs selected nights through November 1. For more information, visit their website.

Hundred Acres Manor Returns September 12th for Another Year of Screams

September 7th, 2014

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Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction named “Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted House” by Haunt World Magazine and featured on The Travel Channel as “One of America’s Scariest Haunted Attractions” returns on September 12th. With six separate attractions spanning a walking path over 1 mile, Hundred Acres Manor leaves it’s patrons face to face with some of their deepest fears becoming their realities.

In honor of opening night, Hundred Acres Manor has challenged patrons to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Anyone brave enough to enter the manor has the opportunity to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Hundred Acres Manor will donate $5 to ALS per patron daring enough to complete both.

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction ReturnsHundred Acres Manor offers six attractions for one price. You first enter a century old elevator that drops you into the abyss of the manor where you not only have to worry about zombies, but the scavengers living within. You then enter their newest attraction for 2014, The Torture Tank where your deepest fantasies of killing come to life. Then you make your way through a cave and enter The Family where the cannibalistic members are waiting to rip you from limb-to-limb. If that is not enough, you have to find your way through The Maze, which is 4,500 square foot. The chainsaw minions are awaiting each wrong turn you make. As you exit The Maze, you enter into The Slaughterhouse, where you’re on the menu!

Hundred Acres Manor truly lives up to the honor of being one of scariest haunted attractions in America. The first-of-its-kind walk through zombie paintball attraction is now open as a separate fee than the manor. Zombie Paintball drops you into a video game style paintball shooting attraction with Pittsburgh’s most brutal zombies.

Forget what you think you know about fear… This is Hundred Acres Manor.

Hundred Acres Manor, located minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh, PA is an extreme haunted attraction that has been named as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and “Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted House” by Haunt World Magazine. Hundred Acres Manor is a non-profit haunted house that has donated over $1,000,000 to Homeless Children’s Education Fund and Animal Friends. Tickets start at just $18.

For tickets, information and dates visit: http://www.HundredAcresManor.com

STRANGLING BROTHERS HAUNTED CIRCUS ROLLS INTO TOWN

September 4th, 2014

New Attraction in Dallas says it’s the “Scariest Haunted House on Earth”. Taking a page from the wildly successful and scary as hell formula of, Freaking Bros. in Las Vegas, here’s another horror show ready to terrorize Haunt Stalkers this October in Dallas, Texas. They promise an hour long adventure of terror in mazes created by an astonishing number of 26 tractor trailers. From our own experience the haunts in Texas go big so we hope some of our Texas stalkers will get the chance to experience and report back for us.

 

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Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will open their big top tent and traveling tractor-trailers to visitors on Friday, September 19. The Show, which is poised to be the scariest, creepiest, and most exciting haunted attraction this year, is located at Irving Mall, just south of Dillard’s Department Store.

Strangling Brothers offers a different twist to the haunt industry using 26 custom-designed tractor trailers arranged in a maze filled with zombie clowns, curious creatures, cutting-edge animatronics, innovative lighting and wicked sound environments.

Strangling Brothers Circus ClownThe scary fun begins in the 160-foot Big Top Tent of Horrors, an electrifying experience of animated 3D clowns, dancers and a host of freaky and unruly characters waiting to take you away to another world. During the hour-long walk-through, fright fans will encounter terrifying and bone chilling scary sights, such as a gore-filled circus clinic with a deranged doctor and blood-spattered nurse; an eerily lit fog-filled room with grotesque clowns emerging from the mists; and a stomach-dropping fun-house style light show where the walls and floors seem to come alive.

The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus is based on the tale of a mysterious traveling circus led by The Strangling Brothers, who have spent a lifetime recruiting freaks and outcasts for their horror show.

“Our attraction takes a different approach from other standard haunted houses,” said owner Bob Tillotson. “The Haunted Circus is uniquely designed to scare all who enter this truly frightful attraction with a new dimension of fear. Our goal is to exploit every possible fear and assail as many senses as possible,” he said.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus opens September 19 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through October 4 then Wednesday through Saturday except Sunday until November 1. The fear, confusion and fun begin at 7:30pm each night. Ticket prices start at $30 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at www.stranglingbros.com.

Universal Orlando’s HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 24 All The Gory Details Revealed

August 29th, 2014

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Tickets are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Orlando” taking place September 19 through November 1, 2014.

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/orlando, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to enjoy priority access at each “Halloween Horror Nights” attraction. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.

 

HAUNTED HOUSES

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The Walking Dead: The End of the Line
This year’s bone-chilling maze will be the largest maze ever created at Halloween Horror Nights and will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all. Mirroring the terror that befell the residents of the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by savage walkers, the experience will send guests fleeing from the fallen prison into unknown territory as they once again stage a desperate battle for survival against flesh-eating walkers and ruthless humans.

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From Dusk Till Dawn
Inside this remote biker bar, chaos reigns as guests discover what lies beneath its neon lit facade — an ancient race of blood thirsty vampires. Based on the hit El Rey Network series, this labyrinth of death will leave guests “drained.”

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Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood
Guests will witness the harrowing transformation of Vlad the Impaler to the monstrous Dracula. We know how the story ends, but what terrifying blood drenched journey brought Vlad into the darkness that is Dracula? This is it — every visceral and feral scare will grab guests by the jugular.

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AVP: Alien vs. Predator
In collaboration with 20th Century Fox, Halloween Horror Nights will pit the Xenomorph species against the predators in an epic battle and you’re caught right in the middle. Follow the journey as these two ancient species fight for survival and dominance in the ultimate battle of Alien vs. Predator.

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Halloween
Travel with Michael Myers as he begins Haddonfield’s historic night of horrors. You will find yourself racing to get ahead of Michael’s murderous knife as he slashes at his victims and you. Guests will be placed in the depths of Michael Meyer’s personal hell as they try and escape his nightmare.

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Dollhouse of the Damned
Dollhouse of the Damned will terrify guests with its original characters and visually unsettling environments. Within its decaying walls lay the remnants of an old evil. The devious denizens of the house pull apart and remake the unfortunate souls that stumble through the doorway of the Dollhouse, as they become the Damned that will never escape.

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Giggles and Gore Inc.
Evil clowns are not born…they are made. People are stretched, smashed, and eviscerated. Faces are peeled off, voice boxes are torn out, and bodies are stuffed with…other bodies.

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Roanoke: Cannibal Colony
Guests will walk into the actual settlement of Roanoke and experience the terror of a community in cannibalistic turmoil. The cannibalistic colonists attack any fresh meat that stumbles near them. Join the colonists in the destruction and carnage by cleansing fire and gnashing of teeth.

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Face Off – In the Flesh
The most twisted and gruesome character creations seen on SyFy’s hit show “Face Off,” will be live and In the Flesh. This unique zone will surround you in the macabre visions and nightmares of some of the most talented up-and-coming make-up artists today.

The Purge: Anarchy
“The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.”

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MASKerade; Unstitched
At first glance, this may seem like a normal ballroom, but guests will be terrified when they see human heads inside oversized candles, appendages dangling in the streets and human faces ripped right from skulls with bloody remains still intact.

Bayou of Blood
The trees are illuminated with candles, voodoo practitioners fill the snake and spider-infested bayou, and the alter is set, as the legendary ‘Mamba’ prepares to flood the bayou with blood.

LIVE SHOWS

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest stories of the past year with the biggest names in pop culture.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show – A Tribute
Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rock out to clips from the classic cult film with your favorite Transvestite, live tribute performers, and audience participants.

 

General Info

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 24 will take place select nights from Sept. 19 to Nov. 1. During its twenty-four year history, Halloween Horror Nights has become an iconic event for horror fans from around the world, and the event has been known to sell out. Guests can secure their scares at this wildly popular event by booking now at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando. Offers include Florida Resident event tickets, a Frequent Fear Pass that allows guests to experience 16 nights of pure terror for less than the price of one, and a Halloween Horror Nights hotel and ticket package that includes event tickets, park-to-park tickets and accommodations at a Universal Orlando hotel so you can stay right in the midst of all the action.

The Best Halloween Store Ever! Reopens 8/30/14

August 29th, 2014

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Within the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles, in Thousand Oaks, CA; we’ve discovered The Best Halloween Store Ever!, which also happens to be it’s name. We’ve been to hundreds of Halloween stores and never have we shopped- make that experienced a Halloween store like this one.

The store is located in Thousand Oaks, CA, which is also the home to one of our favorite SoCal haunts, Reign of Terror. They’ve successfully transformed the former restaurant into a Haunters and Halloween fan’s ‘scaradise. The store  covers 3 levels and tens of rooms all fully themed and decorated with props, costumes, and masks. Inside you can explore a haunted graveyard, a witches den, and a zombie laboratory just to name a few.

The Best Halloween Store Ever! specializes in the most unique Halloween props, costumes, and decorations. They’re factory direct importers, which also means we were able to find some good savings. Many of their pieces are one-of-a-kind and can not be found in other stores along with a variety of sexy women’s, inappropriate men’s,  teen, and kids costumes.  There’s also all the necessary accessories to complete your Halloween outfit.

In addition to the costumes and props, they can help you set up your own haunt or Halloween party with one of our Halloween design experts. The store is family owned and very friendly. They assisted us in our haunt shopping and we found them to be very attentive and consultative.

 

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Now you may be asking why is Scare Zone raving about a Halloween Store. Well they are taking your Haunt Shopping a step further as their store will have scareactors and monsters lurking around on Friday and Saturday nights! With their already elaborately decorated settings it will be like shopping inside of a haunted house. Just don’t drop your merchandise as we’re not sure if they have a “you break it, you buy it policy” – lol. Nonetheless, we couldn’t imagine a better way to shop… malls across the country should start having roaming scaretaors during Halloween season.  So, if you’re in the SoCal area it’s worth the trip to Thousand Oaks and come on the weekend where you can double your horror by also visiting Reign Of Terror, just be sure to get your discount tickets at the store before.

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244 E Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks CA 91360
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Michael Myers is on his way to Universal’s HHN 24

August 26th, 2014

Orlando, death is coming to your little town.

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As we reported backed in July, Michael Myers was allegedly seen on his way from Haddonfield to Orlando for Universal’s HHN24. The boogeyman has finally made his way as Universal Orlando announced that the final maze for HHN24 will be HALLOWEEN. (Un)fortunately, for us west coast Halloween fans he didn’t make a detour to Hollywood.

This maze will be based on the original 1978 movie, which established the blood-print for modern slasher horror movies. With his iconic mask, Michael will set out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. Every scene tells the tale of a different kill, and if you’re not careful, you could be next. It seems that this maze will be very similar the Halloween maze we experienced at HHN Hollywood back in 2009 where we followed in Mike’s footsteps from his first act of murder as a child, through his temporary stay at Smith’s Groove Sanitarium, to stalking babysitters in Haddonfield, and his final confrontation with Laurie Strode and Dr. Loomis. The entire maze will also be intricately scored with music and sound effects from the original “Halloween,” further immersing visitors into this “movie come to life.”

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“My experience watching this film growing up is as vivid now as it was years ago. The team and I are beyond thrilled to bring one of the most iconic horror films and characters to life at Halloween Horror Nights.” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “Halloween began what would become the slasher film genre and still represents the genre as its horrific crown jewel. Guests will come face to face with Michael Myers as we recreate the kills committed on the night He came home.”

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. This year, the franchise will commemorate its worldwide success with the release of a box set with all ten Michael Myers films in full blu-ray on Sept. 23, featuring never-before-seen and behind the scenes content.

In addition to “Halloween,” Halloween Horror Nights will include experiences inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Robert Rodriguez’s chilling television series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” the cult sci-fi franchise “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” Universal Picture’s upcoming film “Dracula: Untold,” Universal Picture’s “The Purge: Anarchy,” and SyFy’s “Face Off – In the Flesh.”

We’re excited about this maze and now need to find away to get back out to HHN Orlando to once again face our fears (and love) of Michael Myers.

Here’s a look back at the night he came home to HHN Hollywood in 2009…

Hangman’s House of Horrors Resurrected for 26th Year

August 21st, 2014

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Last year we all thought that Hangman’s House of Horrors had buried its last victims and closed out it’s successful 25 year run. However, in the world of horror does anything ever really die… for good? Fortunately for our Texas Haunt Stalkers the answers is no. For 2014 Hangman’s House of Horrors has been resurrected with a new location and ownership. During HauntCon 2013 we were able to experience this venerable haunt in both a ‘lights on’ tour and in full ‘show’ mode. From our REVIEW it earned a solid overall rating of 3.5 Skulls from us with higher ratings for their Haunt Design and Fright Value.

outbreakHangman’s House of Horrors is one of the premier haunts in Texas and one of the top charity-benefiting haunted houses in the WORLD! To date, they’ve terrorized over half a million victims and donated more than $1.8 million to local charities! For much of its history, proceeds went to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Tarrant County. In 2005, it expanded to include other charities such as the American Cancer Society, Rocky Top Therapy Center, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Cenikor Foundation and A Wish With Wings. To accomplish this enormous feat Hangman’s has enlisted more than 1,000 volunteers each year — from the actors to ticket-takers and concession workers to security personnel.

For 2014 the haunted tour includes three separate attractions: the classic Hangman’s House of Horrors, 3D Wonderland and Zombie Outbreak! Additionally, the new nineteen-acre property will be transformed into an exciting festival area featuring live bands, food trucks, free photos, festival activities, novelties and more.

For more information on Hangman’s 2014 dates and prices please visit their website.

 

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A Curse Descends Upon Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream in VA

August 20th, 2014

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A Curse has taken over both Busch Gardens parks for Howl-O-Scream, not only as a theme but also in terms of neither park offering anything significantly new for 2014.  Similar to Florida’s Howl-O-Scream, VA will feature very few changes from last year’s offerings. There only will be an all-new Terror-tory and the revival of a fan favorite show to celebrate the 16th year of Howl-O-Scream but no new Haunted Houses.

The other new thing will be a song that was produced this year to coincide with the Curse theme. You might hear the song playing over the park’s sound system, but they advise that guest heed this one piece of advice: don’t listen. It’s said that strange things start happening whenever you hear the haunting melody. The story has it that the song “curses its listeners who must survive a night of paranormal horrors at Howl-O-Scream to lift it.” Um-Kay.

Haunted Houses

Cut Throat Cove: 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.

Catacombs: 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.

HOS Bitten Bitten: 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.

13: Your Number’s Up: For 13 long years, the dark tower was locked away from the world—existing only in the nightmares of those who had dared to experience Howl-O-Scream’s first and most terrifying maze. But now the seal has been broken. The tower is open once more and on the 13th floor, your darkest phobias and fears lurk in the shadows. Are you brave enough to face them or is your number up?

HOS Dead line_italian Dead Line: 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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Wendigo Woods (France): Playing on the popularity of last year’s addition of Terror-tories, there will be a new area in the park’s New France section called Wendigo Woods. This new Terror-tory explores the frightful nature of the unknown with the scares being more psychological than physical.

Ripper Row (England): Things are looking a bit unsettling in England; a murderer is on the loose plucking unsuspecting victims from the city streets to satisfy his grizzly curiosity. No one knows what Jack the Ripper looks like or who he will strike next. Authorities hunt furiously among the crowds in search of the killer nabbing anyone who looks at all suspicious. Keep your head down and your wits about you or you might not make it out alive.

 

Vampire Point (Germany): Even vampires need a vacation once in a while and Vampire Point™ is the perfect destination for bloodsuckers. Watch your step and your neck or you might end up the main course. Dawn is hours away, your last salvation lies in escaping the vampire village before the inhabitants sink their fangs into you.

 

 

 

demon_street_290x154 Demon Street (France): Paris is burning. Can you escape before the city is engulfed in flame? Let the smoldering ruins light your way, but beware, fiery fiends lurk around every corner ready to put you on the coals. The smell of a burning inferno fills the air and rumor has it unsuspecting souls will be roasted on a spit. It’s about to get very hot in Paris, stay cool or you may find yourself going up in smoke.

 

ports_of_skull_290x154 Ports of Skull (Italy): The Jolly Roger has risen over a ship graveyard filled with lost souls doomed to haunt the vessels they once sailed. Chart your course through Cut Throat Cove™ or cozy up to the Pirate Baarrrgh™ for a swill ‘o the grog, but keep a weather eye open or you may find yourself keel-hauled by cut-throat buccaneers.

Shows

Logo_280x149 Monster Stomp on Ripper Row: Howl-O-Scream is putting a new twist on a popular live production that has been silent since 2011; a high-tech revision of the classic production of beloved fan-favorite show Monster Stomp. Monster Stomp on Ripper Row is a modern rock-and-rhythm spectacular featuring Jack the Ripper in an electrifying percussion, dynamic dance and sensational singing revue in the park’s Globe Theatre. Video-mapping technology, 3-D soundscapes and other technology available inside the Globe Theatre transports the audience to London’s East End where the Ripper’s horrifying acts occurred.

HOS Fiends (1) Fiends: The wacky doctor and his manic nurses are creating the ultimate Fiend, and there’s not a bad seat in the lab. The voltage is high, and so is the fun as they sing, dance and bring you along on the operation of a lifetime.

ea4620a45ce8471d87f8d4680cba3c5f_nightbeats_290x154 Night Beats: Things that go bump in the night sing, dance and transport you on a musical journey. From the devilish sounds of the roaring ’20s to vamping it up with the music of today, this show is filled with dazzling dance numbers, sizzling singers and a barely live band that will leave your heart … beating.

Other seasonal park offerings include Vampire Vogue, a new merchandise shop in the Oktoberfest section of the park; dining and spirit options like Pirate Baarrrgh in the Italy village and Igor’s Fright Feast in Oktoberfest as well as live entertainment inside the park’s performance venues.

General Info

At the stroke of 6 p.m., the ghouls and haunts come out to play and Busch Gardens becomes a seriously scary place. Howl-O-Scream begins Sept. 12 and continues to terrify weekends through Oct. 26.

Guests who want the best deal on Howl-O-Scream tickets can lock in a $10/month annual pass featuring Busch Gardens’ EZ Pay Price Lock Guarantee and enjoy unlimited visits to Busch Gardens this fall and into 2015. An annual pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Pass members also enjoy discounts to Christmas Town and in-park discounts on food and merchandise.

For more information and a complete operating schedule, visit www.howloscream.com/va or call (800) 343-7946.