Category: Haunt Profiles (page 2 of 6)

FRIGHTWORLD, America’s Screampark Celebrates 13 Years of Fear


What began as a local backyard activity created by EERIE PRODUCTIONS is now recognized as a premier haunted attraction; in fact, FRIGHTWORLD has been:

brandon_1280_1024Voted as 2013 Haunted Attraction of the year by
Ranked as one of the best haunts in the country(and it’s right here in Western New York)
Voted one of America’s Best Haunted Attraction’s by “Haunt World Magazine”
Mentioned as “A Must See” haunt, and voted #11 in the Country by “Haunted Magazine”
Voted one of America’s top 13 Haunted Houses by
Voted one of the top 10 Haunted Houses in America by
Featured on Travel Channels “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” episode

For the past 13 years, EERIE PRODUCTIONS has been dedicated to providing high quality Halloween entertainment to all guests of FRIGHTWORLD, a commitment achieved through months of preparation, designing, building, and detailing each house which takes an enormous amount of time and expertise; an expertise EERIE PRODUTIONS is proud to have. This dedication to detail is why former “FRIGHTWORLD” haunted houses and effects have been shipped and built in several countries worldwide including China, Hong Kong, England, Thailand, Taiwan, and Canada.

Visitors of FRIGHTWORLD come from local communities and our nearby friends in Toronto, Erie, PA, and Rochester along with guests from as far as Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The 13th season of this locally owned haunted attraction returns with five devastatingly unique haunted attractions for one low price:

Get petrified in “Condemned”
Save your sanity for “Eerie State Asylum”
Become terrorized in the “Grindhouse”
Face your fears in “Phobiaz”
Get delirious in “Insanity”


FRIGHTWORLD opens at 6:30PM on various nights in October, through Nov 1st for scares, screams, thrills, and chills. If you dare to experience FRIGHTWORLD during the 2014 Haunt season, general admission is $25 or get through faster with a $33 VIP Frightpass. Three dollar off coupons are available at participating NOCO Express, Wendy’s, Party City, Regal Cinemas, Dunkin Donuts, Coca-Cola, and Oogie Games. Get your advance discount ticket from NOCO Express to avoid ticket sale lines at the FRIGHTWORLD box office or purchase your discount ticket online at

Come celebrate 13 years of FEAR with us. ONLY $13 on October 13th.

FRIGHTWORLD, AMERICA’S SCREAMPARK is located at 1460 French Rd. Depew, NY 14043. For more detailed information, visit or call 716-881-FEAR.

What Scares You? A Breakdown of Common Haunt Themes

It’s time to venture into another season of haunts and for all of our Haunt Stalkers to get out there and conquer their worse (and best) fears. After many years of being chased by clowns with chainsaws, stalked by famous horror movie killers, seduced by vampires in billowy gowns, and of course running from countless hordes of zombies, we’ve come to expect some of the same haunt archetypes. The fact that these themes reappear year after year seems to indicate that they’re the most popular and probably considered the scariest by a majority of the public. So, we’ve decided to further break down these themes to explore how they’ve evolved and why they continue to scare us. And we ask you: What scares you the most?



Vampires have been a popular haunt theme for many years. Vampire mazes usually have elaborate sets, lush soundtracks, and scareactors who love to play up the drama. In our opinion, most haunts focus too much on the sets and drama and don’t provide enough menace to their vampires (and we pray never to see a Twilight-based maze). One exception is Freakling Bros. Castle Vampyre, which lured us into a frightening world of sinister bloodsuckers. This year Knott’s Scary once again resurrects some narcissistic nocturnal blood suckers with their revamped Dominion of the Dead. Universal is also taking a big bite out of the genre with mazes based on From Dusk Till Dawn and Dracula Untold. Early reviews seem to indicate that the former offers some new blood to the theme while the latter needs to stay inside a closed coffin.

Slashers and Madmen


Mazes based on horror movie slashers and madmen can be very popular because the attackers are instantly recognizable by the guests, which gives any scareactor in a killer’s mask a built-in terror factor. Halloween Horror Nights has built their Halloween empire around movie based themes featuring many iconic killers. However, HHN might be running out of slashers they can choose from as in recent years killers have started to become replaced with ghostly apparitions and demonic creatures. Nonetheless, this year HHN Orlando is celebrating the grandfather of slashers, Michael Myers, with a maze based on the original ’78 film. In addition, you can usually find Michael, Jason, Freddy, and other popular psychos making cameos at haunts across the country.

Apocalyptic Chaos 


What can be scarier than the end of the world? Mazes featuring apocalyptic worlds have been commonplace at haunts for a few decades. This theme can combine zombies, aliens, robots, or just plain crazy people who are ready to enact raging forms of torture on weary post-apocalyptic survivors. The mazes or scare zones usually are enhanced with heavy metal music, strobe lights, cages, tanks, and metal barrels (where do all the barrels come from in the future). The apocalyptic theme has evolved to now also include paintball and laser tag activities making haunt goers really feel as if they have to fight for their lives to get out. Another variation that has become prominent in past year is purging, where acts of random violence are allowed in order to preserve our future existence. Not matter the tactics, haunts always showcase the worse case scenarios for our futures.



It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between a post-apocalyptic maze and a zombie maze. The two themes go hand in hand. All things zombie have been very popular for the past several years. This is often a low-budget maze theme because all you need is some makeup and tattered clothes—and voila—you have a zombie! As with vampires, we usually don’t find the zombie mazes to be too scary. Zombies are usually portrayed as slow-moving, drooling creatures. Zombie scareactors usually try to create fear by lunging at you and getting uncomfortably close up into your personal space. For the past 3 years Universal has heavily relied on the zombies from the Walking Dead to dominate their haunt offerings. We think that haunts should work to put a new spin on their zombie mazes if they want to keep it at all interesting and scary.



Invaders from other worlds can make any Roswell believers uneasy inside of a haunt. Alien mazes often rely on claustrophobic and dark passageways where the nasty beasts can hide and attack unexpectedly. There’s usually elaborate puppetry and costuming involved to bring to life some of the most out of the this world and grotesque creatures you’ll see inside a maze. This year HHN in Orlando and Hollywood have decided that one alien isn’t enough and both feature AVP (Alien Vs. Predator) mazes where you must place your bets on which of the two creatures is the most terrifying in the universe. This begs the other question, who would you rather get killed by, Alien or Predator (we had to ask)

Slaughterhouse (often paired with hillbillies and cannibalism)


People must really be afraid of being cannibalized, because this is a theme that is found in some variation every year at nearly every haunt. Slaughterhouse and cannibal mazes are usually designed whereas you’ll be forced to touch and push your way through the bloody sets while the monsters taunt you with sharp and blunt objects. These mazes top the list in being  gory and disgusting, often including scents of rotting meat and sprays of blood as you walk past gruesome scenes of dismemberment. They’re usually set in some kind of backwoods area or an abandoned meat factory/butcher’s shop. Of course, 100% of these mazes ends with the obligatory chainsaw chase out. We found that chainsaws and cannibals are popular themes at Vegas’s Fright Dome, which is featuring the king of slaughterhouse cannibalistic hillbillies, Leatherface.

Clowns and Circus


The technical term for fear of clowns is coulrophobia, and haunts love to exploit this common terror. These mazes can be fun or terrifying, depending on your personal fears. Clown mazes often have a lot of black light and warped and demented soundtracks. This theme usually provides an opportunity to show off 3D effects but the impact is hit or miss depending on the design and performance of the scareactors. In recent years, clowns and their circuses have become increasingly sadistic with the other themes of cannibalism and zombies being mixed in. Universal has such variations of Clowns present in this year’s maze lineup. Now, we’re still waiting for someone to add in the alien quotient and tackle Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Ghosts and Apparitions


This is a hard theme to pull off in a maze. Effective ghost scares rely on a very precise build up of suspense. Ghosts are usually ethereal and elusive, and how do you turn that into a scare? For this reason, we don’t see many of these haunts, and the most effective have been at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and Universal’s HHN. During Halloween season there’s also a good number of ghost hunting experiences available, and while they may not immediately startle or terrorize you, they can continously haunt you for days after with the lingering notion that you may not be alone.

Haunted Mansions


We love a good haunted mansion, and yet this theme can fall flat if not done right. Haunted mansions sometimes fall victim to becoming houses for every theme where one room will feature aliens, another slashers, and yet another zombies. Proper haunted mansions let the house tell the story and build up the mystery of how the haunted inhabitants met their demise and then came back. Secret passages, trap doors, and ghostly occurrences are some of the key ingredients of an effectively scary house of horrors.  The best haunted mansions we’ve experienced are usually put on by smaller local haunts with a crew dedicated to extreme detail (for example, Reign of Terror and Sinister Pointe).

Insane Asylums 


Similar in design to haunted mansions,  asylum mazes  terrorize us with the disturbing combination of slashers, cannibals, and other living and dead crazies trying to escape, and maniacal doctors trying to exploit our darkest phobias. Maybe they are insensitive to those with mental illness, but insane asylums are always creepy and scary. The frenetic and unpredictable nature of the scareactors and the dank sets combine to create that uncomfortable feeling that puts you on edge. The real fear may come from wondering if you may actually belong there yourself.

Pirates/Natical Haunts


This is one of the newest themes to set sail in recent years. It seems that the number of pirate mazes has jumped considerably since the Pirates of the Caribbean movies hit theaters in the last decade. These ghostly swashbucklers also bring to life our fears of drowning and being eaten alive by sea creatures. Of course, Pirates of Emerson in California is the original pirate maze and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor continues to get more creative with some new and interesting takes on haunted nautical themes.

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


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.




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.



244 E Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks CA 91360
(805) 390-1501

Universal Hollywood Is “More Dead Than Ever,” with HHN Tickets Now On Sale!


Tickets are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern California’s leading Halloween event becomes “More Dead Than Ever,” expanding to 22 select nights with more mazes than ever, from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to enjoy priority access at each “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, Terror Tram and theme park attraction.  Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.


“As the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, we hold ourselves to a very high standard in producing the best and most terrifying Halloween experience,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”  “Our ongoing collaboration with today’s most influential filmmakers and musicians, and movie and television horror properties, contributes to the authenticity of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and delivers one of the scariest, most compelling experiences anywhere.  This year will be ‘More Dead Than Ever’ with more event nights and even more mazes, and we can’t wait.”

Halloween Horror Nights” 2014 will feature a slate of all-new haunted attractions including, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” inspired by Season 4 of AMC’s Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning TV series. The bone-chilling maze 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 stage a desperate battle for survival against flesh-eating walkers and ruthless humans

TerrorTram_HeaderThe engrossing television series will seep into other parts of Universal’s backlot with predatory walkers prowling the secluded wooded areas of the movie studio. “Terror Tram:  Invaded by the Walking Dead” will take guests down the daunting path to Terminus, interspersed with landmarks and walkers from Season 4, including the “burned moonshine cabin,” “charred walkers” and “mud walkers.”

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s acclaimed supernatural TV series, “From Dusk Till Dawn,” will debut at this year’s event in a new maze designed to thrust guests into its deviant world where they will encounter sordid mythological creatures known as “Culebras,” serpent-like vampires who have tormented the Earth for centuries.

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Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose the first-ever original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH.”

Other marquee mazes will include, “Dracula Untold:  Reign of Blood,” a terrifying new haunted attraction based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” bringing together the most deadly species spawned from two blockbuster films; “An American Werewolf in London,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning film, and “Face Off:  In the Flesh,” featuring gruesome characters from Syfy’s hit TV series.

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A series of unnerving scare zones will also infiltrate “Halloween Horror Nights,” terrorizing guests as they navigate the darkness from one terrifying maze to another, beginning with “The Purge:  Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ disturbing blockbuster thriller. “The Walking Dead: Welcome to Terminus” will awaken swarms of predatory walkers in a gruesome scare zone situated adjacent to the new “The Walking Dead” maze.

Additional scare zones will include, “Mask-a-Raid,” featuring hordes of blood thirsty cannibals masquerading as French aristocrats; “Dark Christmas,” a Pagan-themed area where demonic creatures hunt disobedient children and drag them to hell; and “Skullz,” based on the Native American legend of Wendigo, a malevolent supernatural half-beast monster with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.

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As a complement to the nighttime event, Universal’s most popular rides and attractions will also be open to guests, including” Transformers:  The Ride-3D,” “Jurassic Park—In the Dark,” “The Simpsons Ride” and “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride.”

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Halloween Horror Nights” dates are as follows: September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 2014.


The Halloween Experience


The haunt activity is finally beginning to pick back up as we’re now at the halfway point to haunt season 2014. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing more news and rumors from the major and local haunts as they begin to slowly reveal their plans to terrorize us for another year with ghoulish delight.


Until the gates begin to creak back open at your favorite domains of terror, you can go back and revisit some of the top haunts in Southern California in an all new video The Halloween Experience: Volume 1.

One of our favorite Haunt Stalkers, Phil Crain, was cool enough to share a copy of the DVD with us. It was just what the sadistic doctor ordered as we were able to experience the fun and scares of haunts in the comfort of our living room. The series is hosted by ‘Bloody Jenny’ who introduces the featured Southern California favorites; Sinister Pointe, Reign Of Terror, Chambers of The Mausoleum, The Backwoods Maze, The Haunted Hotel, and Fears Gate.

Unlike the haunt countdown shows on Travel Channel, in this series you won’t have to take a POV journey through a maze behind a group of annoying screaming girls. Instead, the video provides a solitary first person POV of the mazes, operating in full show mode. It’s just the viewer and the scareactors. It’s like going through your favorite mazes by yourself. While it may not have the full production value of a Travel Channel series, it actually provides the most authentic and raw haunt walk throughs available.

We recommend that any true haunt fans and stalkers check it out (which should be all of you reading this post) and we can’t wait to see them make more volumes… 2-13. Copies are available on Amazon and The Halloween Experience Website for only $13.

Now, check out the video preview…

Scare Zone’s Golden Skulls 2013

As we creep out of the clutches of 2013 it’s time for us to reflect back at another year of Haunt Stalking that seems to of had quickly passed away. To close out 2013 here’s our rankings of the best (and worst) haunts we experienced in our 2013 Haunt Stalking adventures. We truly scared it up in 2013, which materialized into being one of our biggest years of fears yet. We visited numerous haunts across the country from California, to Texas, New York, Philadelphia, and beyond. For a list of all the places we visited and to read our full reviews, please click here.

As you all know, haunt experiences can be a highly individual and subjective experience; what may scare one person might not be frightening at all to another, and what scares you one night might fall flat on a return visit. Nonetheless, we are professional Haunt Stalkers and this year the Terrorspondents have combined our votes for Scare Zone’s Golden Skulls: 2013 Haunt Rankings. So these reflect want we found to be the best from our own 2013 Haunt Stalking experiences.






BEST MAZE DESIGN/EFFECTS: Insidious: Into the Further (HHN Hollywood) 

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Runner ups:
Chambers of the Mausoleum (Corona, CA)
Delusion: Masque of Mortality (Los Angeles, CA)
Prison of the Dead Escape! (Shocktoberfest, PA)



BEST MAZE THEME: Black Magic (Knott’s Scary Farm)



Runner ups: 
Insidious: Into The Further (HHN Hollywood)
Delusion: Masque of Mortality
Gunslinger’s Grave (Knott’s Scary Farm)




Prison of the Dead Escape! (Shocktoberfest, PA) – Too many scares to name
Runner ups: 
Coffin Creek Manor (Corona, CA) –  eyeball in wall distraction
Reign of Terror (Thousand Oaks, CA)  – best use of animated props
Circus (Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor – hall of mirrors, wall of daggers




Delusion: Masque of Mortality – Children’s bedroom scene
Runner ups:
 The Purge: Fear the Night – Outdoor park scene
Black Magic (Knott’s Scary Farm) – Burning Theatre
Lock Down (Terror Behind the Walls) – Strobe Hallway of Freaks



BEST MAZE NAME: El Cucuy:  The Boogeyman (HHN Hollywood)

Runner ups:
Detritus (Terror Behind the Walls)
Dr. Dark’s Black Spider Side Show (Headless Horseman)
Delusion: Masque of Mortality


Runner ups:
Zombie Joe’s Urban Death Tour of Terror
The Purge: Fear the Night
The Empty Grave


Runner ups:
Purge: Survive the Night (HHN Hollywood)
Walking Dead: Dead on Arrival (HHN Hollywood)
The Fog (Haunted Hollywood Sports)


Runner ups:
Zombie Joe’s Urban Death Tour of Terror
The Purge: Fear the Night
Delusion: Masque of Mortality


Runner ups:
Insidious (HHN Hollywood)
Terror Behind the Walls (PA)
Reign of Terror (Thousand Oaks, CA)









*We really don’t like having an uncommitted result but this year it really was a toss up for us between both of these parks. Universal’s mazes were full on sophistcated Horror Shows with some of the best effects, makeup, and talent, but we just didn’t find it to be nearly as scary as years past; mostly due to the park being overcrowded. In addition, the pricing has become too high with diminishing returns on our hard earned dollars. Oppositely, Knott’s is a great value and provides the best Halloween season environments throughout the park with unique themes, but the talent was amateurish (at best) and just like Universal the scare factor felt diminished this year. 


This is where we load up the cracked and broken skulls (the worse of the worse) and drive them off to the crematory. Of course, being in the world of horror, we’re aptly aware that not everything will die immediately or forever, but until they return here’s our call for the worse of 2013.



The Bog (Coffin Creek in Corona, CA)


The Cutting Edge (Ft. Worth, TX)


Phobia (Pure Terror Scream Park)


The Cutting Edge (Ft. Worth TX)


Pure Terror Scream Park (Monroe, NY)


Phobia (Pure Terror Scream Park)

To understand the ratings please see our ratings guide.




Over the past 10 years we’ve been hearing about New York City’s NIGHTMARE Haunted House and have yet had the opportunity to experience it for our ourselves. However, that may change this year as we’re making final arrangements for our upcoming East Coast Haunt Stalking Tour and hope we get to include them on our scar-itineary.

We’ve been closely following NIGHTMARE and from what we’ve seen, every year they continue to push the envelope and create some of the most twisted and unique haunt experiences in the U.S. This year is no exception as they plan to take guest deeper into the nightmarish wold of notorious serial killers they introduced last year.


New York’s first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive hauntedhouse experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional.  KILLERS2 is the follow-up to last year’s widely talked about, highly successful and critically acclaimed “Killers” installment and will run September 27 through November 2, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

This year, visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of Nightmare: KILLERS2 will encounter various psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos, and Charles Manson – among others – who are neither glorified or romanticized – but rather presented for what they are…scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS2 sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.

“In ten years we have never repeated a theme. This will be the only time we do,” says creator Timothy Haskell. “When I designed the house last season it was epic, but it was too big to fit into the venue, so we split it up into two years.”

With regard to the 10th anniversary of Nightmare, Mr. Haskell explained that “When I started Nightmare I did so because there were no other haunts and I was a working theatre director who loved haunted houses. Now ten years later I couldn’t be prouder of what Nightmare has become. We were the only haunt in town back then and now there are nearly a dozen! We’ve been able to keep our identity the entire time, and do it the way we always have. Audiences have now made us a Halloween tradition.”

Nightmare: KILLERS2 will also feature in the lobby THE KILLER ACTS STAGE, a performance stage for artists of the grand guignol and beyond to regale and entertain the waiting audiences throughout the night. Different acts every hour! 

Production Design for Nightmare: KILLERS2 is lead by Paul Smithyman. Art direction is by Justin Haskell and David Hinkle, sound design is by David Roy, costume design is by Sarah Swafford, lighting design is by Garin Marshall. Video design is by Alana McNair.


The NIGHTMARE begins this Friday, September 27th and continues on select nights through November 2nd. For TICKETS and more INFO visit their WEBSITE (*Terror Tip – buy your tickets online for some Killer Deals).

Haunt Review: A New Playbook for Haunted Hollywood Sports?


Last year, we honestly did not have a good experience at Haunted Hollywood Sports (HHS) new haunt. The event as a whole fell flat with unscary mazes, some long waits, and the sporadic opening and closing of mazes while we were waiting in the lines. The park’s operations issues (ticketing, parking, security, etc.) only made it much worse. We ended up leaving feeling mad and cheated.

With all that said, it was their first year and sometimes Haunts just don’t get it right the first time around. When Universal Hollywood reintroduced Halloween Horror Nights in 2006, it was less than impressive yet over the years it quickly emerged as one of the premier haunts in the country. Queen Mary’s haunt also nearly sank before they got on the right course with Dark Harbor.

This year the HHS team is striving to get it right and from the sounds of the early reviews from their media preview night, it seemed like they are well on their way. We appreciated hearing that they made efforts to improve their haunt and not weren’t just looking for a ways to make extra money during the Halloween season. We saw some positive buzz on Twitter that this year’s HHS “has rallied” and is now a “SoCal haunt experience worth the price of admission”. With all that said we do know that on preview nights the free admission, food, and drinks can entice reviewers feel less critical.


We had some extra time on our scare-itineary and the HHS crew had invited us to out to check them out, so we decided to pay them another visit on their opening night. Upon arriving we once again had some issues with security. We were invited as “media”; however, that didn’t seem to matter to their crackpot security officers who gave us a very hard time about coming in with our cameras (and a keychain with a flashlight). After a few frustrating minutes of trying to explain that “media” includes cameras some of the park’s management stepped up and let us in (to the surprise of the “guards”). Like last year we see the untrained, ignorant, and self important security being an issue. We find it odd that cell phones (with cameras and flashlight apps) are ok but other cameras and keychain lights not. We understand that with it being a sports park that offers games with toy guns they need to be cautious. We would just suggest that they set up their security before the ticket booths (like Universal does) to make sure that the guests know the options of what they can and can’t bring into the park and then decide if they really want to play by the strict rules and buy a ticket or not. Had we not been escorted in we would of left after all that hassle. Unfortunately, this kind of hassle does set the tone and mood for patrons on how their evening will be. We walked in irritated but it did get a little better.

Once inside the front gate we were bombarded by monsters and ghouls who were trying so hard to scare us. It’s obvious that the talent here is much younger than that of Knott’s, Queen Mary, etc. They seem to be mostly in the high school age range and while they were very energetic their scare tactics came across as less menacing and more silly. The first impressions were that the park looked similar to last year and there were no dramatic changes. Then we were directed to go through a black curtain into a new scare zone tunnel called The Fog. It was a dark and fog filled passageway that was suspenseful to walkthrough but alas no scares materialized as we went through. From there we were in the center of the park where more monsters jumped in front of and followed us. For an opening night the crowds were not there leaving us and the handful of other guests at the mercy of the monsters.  After a look around to get a lay of the land we then made our way to the mazes…



Venom: Venture into an ancient temple, dodging deadly traps, navigating maze­ like labyrinths and surviving attacks from countless entities and venomous snakes. 

This maze had some interesting set designs and few good scares inside of it. It was a little unclear but we think the maze was a journey through a haunted Aztec temple. This maze isn’t designed for those who are claustrophobic as there are a few scenes where things get very tight. The passageway also follows a rather straight course so it was mainly conducive to the ‘monster around the corner’ kind of scares. Some of the talent were quite good at startling us. There were also some cool animatronic props and lighting effects used. Overall, this maze did demonstrate some invested improvements compared to their mazes last year and we actually went through it twice.


  • Haunt Design: 2 Skulls
  • Theming: 2 Skulls
  • Scare Factor: 2.5 Skulls
  • Overall Rating: 2.5 Skulls

All American Armageddon: In the not­too­distant future, global civilization has collapsed as panic and decay has swept across the Earth. Welcome to the end of the life as you know it where survival is a part of everyday existence.

We never though we never thought we would say this; this maze actually had too many scareactors inside of it. This is an outdoor maze and they make pretty good of the layout. in hindsight it’s a little hard to distinguish this maze from Cannibal Caverns as they both seem to have the same kind of monsters and people trying to hunt you down theme. The monsters in this maze did like to team up, no make that gang up on us as we ventured through.


  • Haunt Design: 1.5 Skulls
  • Theming: 1.5 Skulls
  • Scare Factor: 2 Skulls
  • Overall Rating: 1.5 Skulls

Cannibal Caverns: What happened to the Search and Rescue team? Are the caverns and fallouts shelters truly abandoned or are they home to an unspeakable and insatiable evil? Uncover the answers with your team and solve the mystery of the missing Search and Rescue team.

The wait to get in was irritatingly slow as they were only sending in small groups of 2-4 person in every 2-3 minutes. The guests waiting with us were obviously annoyed by the long waits with there being such a small crowd. With large gaps there was no question that once inside the monsters were going to be paying us a lot of unwanted attention. Unlike last year, the maze had a tighter course that packed a lot of set pieces and cannibalistic monsters into the space. This maze had a couple of standout scares such as the machete wielding maniac. His machetes are real and come perhaps a tad to close for comfort.


  • Haunt Design: 1.5 Skulls
  • Theming: 1.5 Skulls
  • Scare Factor: 2 Skulls
  • Overall Rating: 2 Skulls



Our access didn’t include the Killhouses so we didn’t get to see those but we do the Evil Axis shooting range.  The Killhouse concept seems cool enough and the tweets indicate that these may be the highlights of the park.  We just can’t help but to feel a little sorry for the poor scareactors inside who have to get shot at all night.

Evil Axis Shooting Range: Killhouses too intense for you? Need a little target practice before you battle the undead? Look no further, EVIL AXIS is perfect for you. Select your weapon of choice, ammo ­up, and take aim in this one­ of ­a­ kind shooting range. 

Unfortunately when we arrived this attraction was suffering from some operational and line control issues. Once inside we got to pick up Air-soft guns and  start shooting away at targets, We think protective clothing, at least eye wear, should be given out for the range as the BB pellets were  precariously ricocheting back at us.

Dead Man’s Trail Killhouse: Navigate the Deadman’s Trail through a thick, war­torn jungle of a plagued Pacific island. Facing an unknown threat on unfamiliar land, band together and survive the onslaught of undead natives, soldiers and other mysterious forces.

Zombie Killhouse: Haunted Hollywood Sports is home to the famous “Zombie Killhouse”. Returning ­ bigger and better, visitors will fight against hordes of vicious zombies in hopes to survive the latest in biological outbreaks.

Voodoo Killhouse: Making its return for 2013, the Voodoo Killhouse pits park goers against an onslaught of paranormal beings foretold by the local Shaman.

Scare Zones

Carnival of the Damned: The show has just started and these clowns and circus freaks running this dark bit top are always looking for a few new recruits to join their demented ranks. These clowns may have smiles on their faces…but its only to hide their twisted true intentions once you are within reach!

Outpost Z: The last salvation for humanity starts here. An outpost struggles to keep civilized nature alive and the undead at bay.


Additional Thrills

Club Crimson (Ages 18+): An 18 and over nightclub and lounge for weary travelers to relax, have fun, enjoy a drink, and dance to some of Southern California’s hottest DJ’s spinning the hottest tracks, rare­grooves, and your favorite mash­ups! With scheduled celebrity guest performances and appearances, Club Zing is the perfect place to get turned­up and have fun in this 2 story nightclub complete with arcade games, pool tables, smoking patio and your favorite drinks!

Suicide Rock: Are you ready to challenge your date or your friends at Haunted Hollywood Sports? Put your raw skills, strength, and courage to the test with our insane 40 foot high Rock Climbing Wall! With 7 different climbing stations to fit your skill level, take a deep breath before you scale our Suicide Rock.’



In summary, HHS did make a comeback this season which for us is in relation to coming back from a buried skull status. The cast is young and ready to scare which is a very  good thing they have going for them. They also provide the distinctive combo of haunted mazes and zombie “Killhouses”. Running from ghouls and shooting at zombies makes this a uniquely high action haunted attraction. We think that if they continue to improve on what they already have the haunt can eventually emerge as one of the popular SoCal Haunts. We just think it will take a another season or so for them to perfect it. The direction of success that they end up going will all rely on the willingness to further invest, tighten up the operations, and pay attention to customer feedback. We won’t say that this is the haunt to choose if you only plan to see one this season but we also could never imagine why you’d pick just one.

Haunted Hollywood Sports Fright Value: 2.5 Skulls

Overall Rating of Haunted Hollywood Sports 2013: 1.5 Skulls

Check our ratings guide for further details

Event Info
Dates of the Event: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 31′
Hours: 7:30pm to Midnight           
Price: $29.99

It’s More Than a DELUSION

We’re very excited to hear that one of the best original live-action horror experiences is returning to L.A. as DELUSION: Masque of Mortality.



During haunt season we like to take a break from the large multi-maze theme park events and venture out to the local independent haunts and Halloween experiences such as The Haunted Play Presents: Delusion. To our delight and fright, for the past 2 years, DELUSION has been one of our most highly rated haunts. It has not only impressed us but also actor Neil Patrick Harris who loved it so much, he signed on as co-producer for last year’s intensely wicked show. What we all like about DELUSION is that it’s not the typical haunted house/maze experience you’d find elsewhere. Here you find yourself inside a completely immersible environment from the moment you walk onto the property. It’s best  described as part haunted house, part theater, and part interactive story. It is a very unique attraction with amazing set design, great actors, stunts, magic, and of course… some very good scares.

Here’s a fun look back at 2012’s Delusion: Blood Rite

For 2013 the original interactive horror theater company is BACK with a vengeance. This year, the much anticipated DELUSION live-action horror experience returns to Los Angeles with a new location, new story, and new official title – DELUSION: Masque of Mortality. Taking place at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, show-goers will be taken back in time to 1930, where there has been an outbreak of the plague. Mysterious figures calling themselves The Doctors have promised a remedy not only to the plague, but of a greater life, free of the oppression of God and human limitations. Amongst all of this, you find refuge in The Church, where you await to be summoned when the time is right… In the meantime, you will seek comfort at the bar where fellow refugees will imbibe on craft cocktails of liquid courage, while they await their destiny.

DELUSION is the original first-person horror experience where you are the lead character. If you haven’t attended DELUSION, imagine being a character in a horror film.. moving through a dark, new world, where secrets and horror lurk around every corner. To survive, you must push forward into dark paths, and unravel the mysteries yourself. Last year’s executive producer, Neil Patrick Harris, says “DELUSION re-imagines and redefines the horror experience with an innovative blend of theatrics and action in a live performance that has never been done before. There are no seats, no comfort of the fourth wall and audience members really have to engage and participate to move the story forward.”

DELUSION has defined a new category of horror experience that has spurred similar shows around the country. However, only DELUSION holds true to the form, where you become the protagonist in a hands-on experience with special effects and theatrics produced by Hollywood stunt director Jon Braver, who has worked on A-list films The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek, Iron Man and many others.

Last year, Delusion: The Blood Rite sold out quickly, and had to be extended. This year, DELUSION will have a full extended run from September 26 through November 23 and is sure to sell out. You should also allow 2 hours for the whole experience. This should account for everything from parking, checking in, refreshments, waiting for your show time, THE SHOW, and after…decompression!

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit their WEBSITE.  Tickets are going fast! So, don’t lag behind and come to the refuge… and play your part!!! You can also get up to the minute updates on dates and special happenings by stalking them via FACEBOOK and TWITTER


As most of our Haunt Stalkers know, Knott’s Scary Farm is considered the Granddaddy of Theme Park Haunts. During the past 2 decades, since joining the Cedar Fair theme park family in 1997, the curse of Knott’s Scary Farm has spread throughout all of the parks creating the largest theme park haunt franchises in the country. While you’ll find common maze themes across the parks such as Zombie infested schools (Zombie High), blood thirsty scarecrows (Cornstalkers) and Sinister Sideshow Clowns (CarnEvil), each park offers it’s own unique ‘cut’ of these themes mixed with their own local offerings making them all worthy of a haunt stalking.

We’ve already provided some extensive coverage of the Knott’s Scary Farm’s offerings. Now here’s a look at the haunts taking place throughout all the other the Cedar Fair parks, which includes California’s Great America, Cedar Point, Valleyfair, Dorney Park, Worlds of Fun, Canada’s Wonderland, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, and Carowinds.


California’s Great America Halloween Haunt

Santa Clara, Ca

California’s Great America’s 2013 Halloween Haunt will feature 8 mazes, 3 scare zones, and 5 shows. The new mazes added to the collection are Zombie High and  Dia de Los Muertos, a theme recently retired (thankfully) from Knott’s. Great America’s Halloween Haunt opens September 27th. Scare Zone visited their haunt in 2011 and found the event to be a good value with some excellent actors and many solid mazes. You can read our full review here.


  • *New for 2013*  Zombie High – The hallowed halls of Zombie High beckon you back to a horrific homecoming of flesh eating hellions. Don’t be tardy. If you make it out alive, consider yourself “Saved by the Hell!”
  • *New for 2013*  De Los Muertos – Venture into the forbidden jungle of El Chupacabra where sacrificial blood rains down from the sky. The screams of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman, echo around you and the creatures of the night crawl from their crypts – “Dia de los Muertos,” the “Day of the Dead” has arrived!
  • Madame Marie’s Massacre Manor – Money does not always buy happiness. For Madame Marie, this could not be more true. As Louisiana’s wealthiest heiress, Madame Marie has perfected the art of Voodooism. Enter her Manor with caution as there is nothing richer in her eyes than blood. Your visit in her lavish home will leave you breathless.
  • Carnevil – Hurry! Hurry! Step right up and don’t be shy! The most gruesome carnival is back in town. Get ready to face your worst childhood fears as demonic clowns and other freaks of nature terrify guests at every corner where they have turned the tables to make you the attraction!
  • Cornstalkers – A cult of evil scarecrows lies in wait in this overgrown path of debris, hay bales and cornstalks. Guests must weave their way through this twisting maze of bedlam, dodging a series of dead ends and avoiding the stalkers who are “dead-set” on forbidding anyone to escape.
  • Slaughterhouse: Annhilation – There’s too many people in the world and not enough food. This Slaughterhouse takes care of both problems. A constant feed of humans are being subjected to the grinders which keep the river of blood flowing through this dark complex. It’s a virtual cornucopia of bloody remains as parts are ground into a tasty meat treat, using a very special recipe which includes one very special ingredient … You. Do not let the fear paralyze you as you attempt to escape from the edge of Annihilation.
  • Toy Factory – Once a place where dreams were made, this toy factory is now a place where nightmares come true! The maniacal factory workers are manufacturing a variety of disturbing new toys and novelty items for their demented amusement, using any part available, including human parts. Buyers beware as your favorite toys have now been turned against you, or you’ve been turned into one of them.
  • Werewolf Canyon – Be careful as you venture deep into the murky woods through a hunter’s trail where the hunters have become the hunted. A pack of blood-thirsty werewolves have taken revenge on those who dare invade their domain. With only the full moon’s light to help you navigate through…can you make it out alive?

Scare Zones:

  • Dead Man’s Cove
  • The Gauntlet
  • Underwood Alley


  • Blood Drums
  • Ghostly Glow Party
  • Overload’s Resurrection
  • Culture Pop
  • Blades of Horror

Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends

Sandusky, Ohio 

An eerie howl echoes across the midway. Strange shadows skitter over the cabins along the Frontier Trail. Is that a fog rolling in from Lake Erie, or is it a presence from beyond preparing to materialize before your terrified eyes? Beware. The spooky chills of Halloween combine with the thrills of the world’s biggest collection of rides and roller coasters during Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends. This year, Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends will include 4 haunted houses, 6 scare zones, and 5 shows. The eeriness of HalloWeekends takes place on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays; September 13 – October 27, 2013.


  • *New for 2013* Zombie High School – It’s “back to ghoul” at the new Zombie High School! Try to stay alive as you snake your way through its haunted halls and creepy classrooms. But stay cautious – the walking dead students aren’t ready to let you graduate…ALIVE!


  • Eden Musee -This haunted house is a creepy throwback to the traditional wax museum that was once located along Cedar Point’s main midway in the 1960s and ’70s. Step inside this museum filled with wax figures from classic to creepy…and some have been known to come to life!
  • G.A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate – This stately limestone mansion harbors deep, dark secrets, guarded by ancient inhabitants seeking revenge and looking for more permanent residents!
  • Eternity InfirmaryPatient’s can check in, but can’t check out! Stay away, or you may become their next patient – for ETERNITY!

Scare Zones:

  • Cut Throat CoveMeet the motley crews of sunken ships, left deserted on this island. But mind yer steps – they’ve been waitin’ for rescue for over 100 years.
  • Fear FaireStep into a menacing, medieval marketplace.
  • Maniacal, Mechanical Screamworks – Journey into science fiction past and future to explore a sinister, steamy subculture of  a world that never was, but might have been.
  • CornStalkersScarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • CarnEvilThe crazy clowns and lurking sideshow freaks are waiting to share their special brand of entertainment with you.
  • Blood on the Bayou  – Lurking along the dark fetid waters of the bayou are mysteries too dangerous to explore, too twisted to explain.
  • Gypsy Fortune Tellers
  • Halloween Hullabaloo
  • Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic
  • Skeleton Crew
  • Edge of Madness: Infernal Nightmare

Halloween Haunt at ValleyScare

Shakopee, Minnesota

Each weekend night, Valleyfair transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and can’t wait to experience. Not for anyone under 13. This year’s new featured mazes are  yet another version of Zombie High and Terror of London, which takes its name from a Knott’s maze but takes on new storyline for the London town settings. ValleyScare is opens on September 21st and is open every Friday and Saturday night thereafter.  


  • *New for 2013*  Zombie High – Go! Fright! Win! Despite the mysterious outbreak of some, like, weird virus at Valley High, but this year’s prom is totally on! So bring your best guy or gal and dance the night away in our fully-decorated gymnasium. Then maybe, if you’re not busy afterwards, we could grab a bite…
  •  *New for 2013*  Terror Of London – Notice: the army of steam has come to claim the city of London. Our army runs strong with the animated flesh of your fallen heroes, so report to the clock tower for immediate conversion. Be advised Main Street will run red with the blood of the remaining human resistance.
  • Chateau du Damne(Lair of the Vampire) – Experience the many rooms of this Renaissance castle, and be prepared to be seduced by the blood-hungry vampires that are waiting to sink their teeth into you.
  • Mr. Cleaver’s BloodshedMurderous butchers and plant workers in a gruesome meatpacking plant.
  • Mangler AsylumDr. Mangler conducted dreadful experiments on the local unfortunates and now, a collection of living fears and phobias are waiting to wreck havoc on your innocent soul.
  • Hellside Farm At sunset, the abandoned Hillside Farm transforms into Hellside Farm as the demented residents begin to look to harvest their next victims.
  • Camp WekilouAfter being temporarily closed due to the mysterious disappearance of campers, Camp Wekilou is ready to reopen its doors and welcome new campers. The only question now is will everyone make it out alive?

Scare Zones:

  • Blood Creek CemeteryAt night the fog thickens at Blood Creek Cemetery and the dead will rise to take your soul in order to enter the great beyond.
  • Abnormal Alley – Bring your barf-bags, keep a tight grasp on your loved ones, and don’t drink the water!  ValleySCARE condemns society’s most off, deranged and twisted to the odyssey of abnormailty. 
  • Carnevil: Ringmaster’s Revenge – The clowns have escaped their maze and now roam the walkways within ValleySCARE. Under the Ringmaster’s control, these colorful yet demented sideshow freaks bring everyone’s inner fears to life.


  • Blood Drums 
  • Hacks
  • Mick Manglers Madness and Mayhem Show


Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park

Allentown, Pennsylvania


This fall, Dorney Park transforms into a horror-filled nightmare for it’s 6th haunt season. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and more. There a no new mazes featured this year however, they are also continuing the new tradition of the Zombie Invasion on Friday the 13th, which allows guests to experience the event in costume for one night only. There also will be the annual Zombie 5K Run on September 21st. Haunt officially begins on Friday the 13th and runs every weekend through October 27th.


  • Desolation this may be the park’s biggest haunt of all time, themed as nightmarish journey  through a  zombie apocalypse.
  • Bloodshed – warning someone is home at this cannibalistic hillbilly house.
  • Grave Walkers  – Zombies rise from a cemetery.
  • CornStalkers Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • Mansion House Hotel – An elegant and mysterious hotel with deadly secrets.
  • Psycho CircusThe crazy clowns are waiting to share their special brand of entertainment with you.
  • The Asylum Enter this asylum if you dare test your mind. Every step forward erodes your sanity. Are you committed?

Scare Zones:

  • Age of Darkness – Beware of the black plague and it’s victims!
  • Cutthroat Island – Meet the motley crews of sunken ships, left deserted on an island. Mind yer steps – they’ve been waitin’ for rescue for over 100 years.
  • Head Hunters The spirits of this tribe have returned to prepare for their ritual sacrifice. Disturb them and you may become a very deadly participant.


  • Blood Drums
  • Witches Brew
  • Cast in Bronze

Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt

Kansas City, Missouri


This fall, Worlds of Fun transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and more. This year’s maze line up includes the new Miss Lizzie’s Chamber of Horrors along with 6 others. There’s also 3 scare zones and 3 shows. The Haunt begins on Friday the 13th and runs every weekend through October 27th.


  • *New for 2013* Miss Lizzie’s Chamber of Horrors The Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum has reopened, and for this limited time, Miss Lizzie invites you to examine her collection of some of the most feared villains, murderers, criminals and miscreants imaginable. So lifelike, so believable, so haunting, you might even think their alive.
  • Zombie High – The hallowed halls of Zombie High beckon you back to a horrific homecoming of flesh eating hellions. Don’t be tardy. If you make it out alive, you can consider yourself “Saved by the Hell!”
  • Lore of the Vampire Featuring Club Blood Over a century’s worth of bloodthirsty vampires lurk within the walls of this catacomb of the undead. Venture underground into Lore of the Vampire’s Club Blood where human victims are drained of their life to nourish the children of the night. 
  • Blood ShedProcessing at the Old McDonald Slaughterhouse has gone horribly wrong.
  • London TerrorStep back in time and into the fog-filled streets of London where the villains of the night are terrorizing the townsfolk.
  • Corn Stalkers – Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • Asylum Island – The fear factor intensifies at an infirmary where the criminally insane are in control.

Scare Zones:

  • Outlaws Revenge – The spirits of Boot Hill Cemetary ascend each night looking for those who sentenced them to death.
  • Fright Zone – Hordes of Sceamsters lurk in the nightmarish shadows and blinding fog of the Fright Zone.
  • Carnevil Step back up as the killer clowns, freaks, and demented animals have returned to town.


  • Inferno
  • Meat Cleaver High
  • Overlord’s Awakening

Halloween Haunt at Kings Island

Kings Island, Ohio

There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  Screams of pure panic pierce the night. There’s nowhere you’re safe in the most immersive horror experience around — Halloween Haunt at Kings Island.The bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt features more than 500 ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet like the Beast and Diamondback roller coasters! This year’s Haunt features a line up of 11 haunted mazes, 4 scare zone, and 3 shows along with their signature thrill rides. Halloween Haunt is open Fridays and Saturdays, September 2oth through October 26th.


  • *New for 2013* Board to DeathIt’s Family Night at Halloween Haunt! Step into a world where all your favorite board games come to life in the deadliest of ways! This Game Night might be your last!
  • *New for 2013* Delta Delta Die – The sorority girls are having their annual Halloween party and you’re invited! They’re determined to throw the wildest party ever … or die trying!
  • Madame Fatale’s Cavern of TerrorMadame Fatale has just passed her final psychological evaluation after a decade of incarceration. Join her for the Grand Re-Opening of her museum of oddities and wax. You’re on her guest list; she and her friends will be dripping mad if you don’t show up!
  • Holiday HorrorThe holidays are right around the corner… EVERY corner! Get ready to experience all of the holidays like never before in this horrific attraction.
  • CarnEvil Join the circus like you wanted to when you were a kid… permanently! This is not your run-of-the-mill Big Top. Only the most determined will make it out alive.
  • Club Blood– This popular night club has never been so bloody good! The club’s exotic dancers are dying to meet you. Come in for a bite. Stay for as long as you like. In fact, you can stay forever!
  • Slaughter HouseLooking for a good cut of fresh meat?  You’ve come to the right place.  The butcher shop is open and you never know who – or what – is on the chopping block.  A real meat-lovers delight!
  • Urgent Scare A deadly plague is spreading with destructive speed.  At the local hospital, the virus has begun spreading from patient-to-patient.  If the virus doesn’t kill you, fear might!
  • Wolf PackThe moon is full and there’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  There is something in the woods… and it’s hungry.  Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?  You will be!
  • CornStalkers – This frightful cornfield will scare the yell out of you!  Countless scarecrows rule the overgrown ruins of this formerly vibrant community.  Intruders beware!  These guardians of rubble take their jobs very seriously.
  • Tombstone Terror-ToryCovered bridges and foggy terrain disguise the evil that lurks in every direction aboard this midnight train. But don’t be alarmed. You’re guaranteed to make it to your final destination!

Scare Zones:

  • Freak Street
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Cemetery Drive
  • Backwoods Bayou


  • Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus – The magic and mystery continue as the “Misfit of Magic” Ed Alonzo (of TV’s Saved by the Bell) debuts at Halloween Haunt. Be prepared! It’s going to be a cold, dark and stormy night!Graveyard Shift. 
  • Blood Drums
  • Hot Blooded

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia


There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  Screams of pure panic pierce the night. There’s nowhere you’re safe in the most immersive horror experience in the Mid-Atlantic region — Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion.The bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet like the Intimidator 305 and Dominator roller coasters!  Haunt will be open weekend nights, September 27th through October 27th.


  • *New for 2013*  Miner’s Revenge Alone in the darkness… the only sound is the pulsing of your heart as the searing heat slowly boils you alive… It was reported to be the worst coal mine accident in history. The families of missing miners begged for help but it was decided that a rescue was too dangerous. The miners were left entombed deep underground. Lamps at their sides and pick-axes in their hands they are searching for the men who left them to die… waiting to enact their revenge.
  • *New for 2013*  Zombie High – The infection started as a high school science project gone bad. From a simple experiment to an outbreak that would cover the world in days. No one was prepared for the chaos that ensued – the dead were no longer dead and no one was safe. Welcome to where it all started… welcome to the last school that you will ever attend. It’s true what they say – high school never ends!
  • No Vacancy The guest rooms have been prepared and the staff is eagerly awaiting your arrival. Welcome to the Inn at Darkside Manor! Enjoy the best of yesteryear and take a break from the hectic pace of today. Enjoy a cocktail in the Gentlemen’s Lounge or sit back and enjoy a classic in our impressive Library. Just be warned – once you check in… you will never check out.
  • Outbreak: The Evolution – A virus has taken over a local town and there’s limited hope of survival.
  • Doll FactoryIn an abandoned toy factory a psychotic serial killer turns his beautiful victims into life-size porcelain dolls for his personal collection.
  • Club Blood – The infamous vampire night club “takes another bite” out of your nightlife!
  • Slaughter HouseA one of a kind factory tour to see how your favorite meats make it on to the table.
  • Cornstalkers – Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • Blue Ridge BloodbathWelcome to a mountain family’s twisted home bloodbath.
  • Medieval MacabreAs plague ravages the land, the graveyards are full, but there is always room for more.

Scare Zones:

  • Cleaver Brothers Carnival – Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls you have seen the rest now step right up and experience the best. The Cleaver Brothers have set up their midway and invite you to experience a carnival like no other. Enter a world where the extraordinary comes to life and your worst nightmares will seem like a pleasant dream.
  • Primevil: Thw Kuru Curse Set in a distant jungle, the inhabitants here have lived with one rule… eat or be eaten. In this cannibalism filled land you will get a chance to explore this long forgotten cursed village. Watch your step and steer clear of the locals – their idea of a great meal will be your living nightmare.
  • IronworxJourney into science fiction past and future to explore a sinister, steamy subculture of  a world that never was, but might have been.
  • The LairA small clan of vampires has taken refuge in the dark.
  • Necropolis – At night the fog thickens and the dead will rise to take your soul in order to enter the great beyond.
  • Feary TalesWhen the Brothers Grimm set out to tell stories from the countryside, they never imagined the dark horrors and unhappy endings they would encounter.


  • Edge of Darkness –  Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls step right up and take a seat for the greatest show unearthed. Rock music fills the air as we bring a decaying circus back to life. Get ready as we take you over the edge… the Edge of Darkness.



SCarowinds Halloween Haunt

Charlotte, NC


Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” to a “scream park” as it opens SCarowinds’ Halloween Haunt, the largest, most horrific Halloween event in the Carolinas. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and more. There’s 7 mazes with the new Zombie High along with 5 scare zones and 3 shows.  SCarowinds’ Halloween Haunt is open on select weekend nights from September 13- October 27  from 7p.m. to midnight. This event is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for those under the age of 13. No costumes or masks are permitted in to this event.


  • *New for 2013*  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.
  • FuryAn experimental military drug cocktail that mutates, disfigures and weaponizes its human subjects  who are now pitted against mankind.
  • Cornstalkers Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • The AsylumInsanity is your only hope of forgetting the horrific sights and sounds within this twisted Asylum.
  • Last Laff 3DClowns 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.

Scare Zones:

  • *New for 2013* 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.
  • *New for 2013* 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.
  • Feeding Frenzy Blood-thirsty horde of hardcore vampires terrorize this gritty, high-impact scare zone.
  • The PlaygroundIt’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.


  • Blood Drums
  • Eternal Jamation: Lost Souls
  • Night Terrors

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Ontario, Canada


Get ready… something evil is coming and everybody’s dying to get in. This fall, Canada’s Wonderland transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and more. This haunt season brings 3 new mazes to Haunt with Sci Fi House, Louisiana Scream, and The Ruins. These mazes complete their line up of 10 mazes, 4 scare zones, and 3 shows.  Haunt is open Weekend Nights, October 4th through 27th.


  • *New for 2013* Sci Fi House – The Wilson family lives in a perfect home on a quiet cul-de-sac; or so they think. Every night when the neighbourhood street lights turn on, the Wilson home goes to a deadly dark place. Deranged aliens and venomous creatures inflict bloody torture on any house guest. Run, don’t walk from Sci-Fi House.
  • *New for 2013* Louisiana Scream – Deep inside Wonder Mountain reside the residents of a Louisiana bayou. They have long been warned not to venture too far from the water’s edge. Beyond the opulent river mansions is a mysterious, twisted world where curses are whispered in the dark and no one ever makes it back to shore. Those who go too far are soon driven mad with fear and bloodlust so be cautious – there’s no telling what you could wake in the Bayou.
  • *New for 2013* The Ruins – In early 19th century, archeologist Dr. Carver led his team into ancient ruins on what turned out to be a deadly mission. Evidence of massacre and evil creatures lurking in the shadows is all that waits for new victims. Trek into Wonder Mountain and travel along the once taken bloodied path and hope to get out alive.
  • Terror of London – Back for 2013!  It’s 1888 and the Jack the Ripper murders have terrorized the city of London. The discovery of the five unrecognizable bloody victims has paralyzed the residents of Whitechapel District with fear. With no hope of catching this culprit, every person you pass on the street is a potential attacker or victim.
  • Streets of the Undead – A mind-altering virus has taken over the population; the city now ruled by mindless zombies. Survivors hide in the darkness and wait for a cure that may never come. Hope is dead, like the souls of the city dwellers that now hunt in the Streets of the Undead.
  • Cornstalkers – Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
  • The Asylum – The fear factor intensifies at an infirmary where the criminally insane are in control.
  • Mother Noose When the Brothers Grimm set out to tell stories from the countryside, they never imagined the dark horrors and unhappy endings they would encounter.
  • Clowns at Midnight –  The 1937 big top fire doomed the circus and now the clowns and circus freaks are looking for fresh blood to continue their demented performances.
  • Club Blood – The infamous vampire night club “takes another bite” out of your nightlife!

Scare Zones:

  • CarnEvil
  • Ghostly Pines
  • Steampunk
  • Toys


  • Mysterion the Mind Reader
  • The Underworld
  • Skeleton Crew



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