163 Varick Street
New York, NY
Blood Manor is dishing out a hot serving of gore-filled mayhem this October. The Varick Street haunt opens its doors this Friday, but we caught a sneak-peak at their Media Preview event last Wednesday.
Is It Scary?
According to their Official Website: “Yes. BLOOD MANOR is designed to be intense, creepy, and “scream inducing.”
The Raven & Black Cat says: Fear is subjective, but if you’re looking for a gory walk-through style haunted house full of murderous monsters and 3-D effects then Blood Manor will seem like a home away from home
What We Loved
Blood Manor gets high marks for its fun startle scares and gruesome sets. Marion Le Coguic is a stand out as an artfully real member of the undead. Other highlights are the black sensory deprivation maze, the crazed nursery-rhyme singing surgeon, and the loud surprise ending. It’s a grotesquely blood-drenched tribute to your favorite B-movie slasher films.
We would love to see the order of the rooms change completely, so that returning victims don’t know what’s ahead. If the layout must remain the same from year-to-year, then finding more extreme ways to startle or disorient will make the experience feel completely new. In addition, a stronger focus on character development would really take things to the next level. I can only imagine what the experience would be like if everyone inside was as scary as Marion Le Coguic‘s undead monster.
The Media Preview Bacardi-sponsored cocktail reception was hosted at W.i.P, where an enthusiastic actor escorted guests around the corner to Blood Manor. His performance and costume were so convincing that someone on the street called the police and reported a monster running down Varick Street with an axe! When we left the bar the poor actor was surrounded by police officers.
A visit to Blood Manor guarantees that you’ll get your annual dose of blood, guts and gore this Halloween season.
Blood Manor Runs
October 5 – November 3
- General Admission (Online): $28.50
- General Admission (At the door): $35.00
- RIP Express Entry (Online): $43.50 (Oct. 5- 14)
- RIP Express Entry (Online): $48.50 (Oct. 18 -Nov 3)
- RIP Express Entry (At the door): $50.00
- 50% Off General Admisison & RIP Tickets – Click Here
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.