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A Connoisseur's Compendium of Haunted House Reviews, Victorian Horror, and All Things Dark and Macabre.

REVIEW: The Uninvited: Awakening Skeleton Key Experience
in 2016 Haunted House Review, Extreme Haunt, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: The Uninvited: Awakening Skeleton Key Experience

The Uninvited: Awakening / Skeleton Key Experience 151 W 116th Street New York, NY The Uninvited: The Awakening is an immersive experience in the style of Sleep No More. Boasting a uniquely creepy environment within the historic architecture of Harlem’s Graham Court Building, the Uninvited takes place in the seemingly unchanged cellar, which was once used as a turn-of-the-last-century stable. The vast basement is filled...

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28 Oct 2016
Why We Find Extreme Haunted Houses Empowering
in Blackout Haunted House, Haunts That Touch You

Why We Find Extreme Haunted Houses Empowering

A response to Stephanie Sylverne’s article “Extreme Haunted Houses Aren’t Cool – They’re inhumane.” We love Halloween. All of it – the history, the whimsy of pumpkin picking and bobbing for apples, and the ability to make yourself feel more alive by stepping outside of your comfort zone. We freely admit that we are adrenaline junkies. We love the adrenaline rush we get from performing...

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31 Oct 2014
REVIEW: Nyctophobia
in 2014 Haunted House Review, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia Anywhere Long Island, NY Nyctophobia 2014 was like stepping into a Lynchian nightmare where garbled sounds and blurred visuals gave way suddenly to eerie scenes that drove forward themes of loss, longing, regret and obsession. An interrogation scene managed to get under my skin without being intimidating, but by forcing eye contact while probing my thoughts on love and failure.  I couldn’t help but...

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31 Oct 2014
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in 2014 Haunted House Review

REVIEW: Waldorf Estate of Fear

Waldorf Estate of Fear 6325 Interchange Road Lehighton, PA The haunt that got my adrenaline pumping the most this Halloween season was The Waldorf Estate of Fear.  Even though they told me not to run, I did anyway!  More on that in a bit…  Located in Lehighton, PA, Waldorf is celebrating their 10th terrifying year, with three attractions – a hayride (Terror in the Corn),...

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31 Oct 2014
REVIEW: Ouija
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REVIEW: Ouija

I’ve always heard that you need to be careful when using a Ouija board.  Assuming you make contact with someone, it likely won’t be the person you were actually trying to reach, rather it could be someone pretending to be them.  You wouldn’t just dial up a random phone number and expect to get grandma, would you?  At least over the phone you can tell that the...

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23 Oct 2014
GIVEAWAY: Ouija Merchandise
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GIVEAWAY: Ouija Merchandise

To celebrate the new OUIJA movie (in theaters October 24th!) we’re giving away some awesome OUIJA merchandise. Enter to win below! Five Winners will be selected. Each winner will receive One of Three Prize Packages. Winners will be given their choice of available Men’s Grey T-shirt & Ladies Black T-Shirt sizes.   The deadline to enter is 12:00 AM on October 26, 2014. OUIJA T-Shirt & Headband...

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18 Oct 2014
REVIEW: Field of Screams
in 2014 Haunted House Review

REVIEW: Field of Screams

Field Of Screams 191 College Avenue Mountville, PA Imagine it’s Friday night and you’ve just come home from a long day of work/school/doing nothing and your sweetheart says to you, “I really want to have a local teenager run a chainsaw against the back of my legs, tonight.”  And you say, “I was hoping we could go have Italian sausages and some fried dough.”  And they say, “But...

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10 Oct 2014
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in 2013 Haunted House Review

REVIEW: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 525 S Riverside Avenue Croton-on-Hudson, NY Imagine walking down a wooded path in the cool crisp autumn air while enjoying seasonal treats like pumpkin pie, hot pumpkin donuts, and apple cider. Now imagine the path is lined with the most incredible display of carved pumpkins you’ve ever seen. This exists. It’s called The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and it is...

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02 Oct 2014
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in 2014 Haunted House Review, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: Nightmare: New York

Nightmare: New York 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY Nightmare Haunted House has a new theme after retiring two years of serial killers. This year the scares are inspired by the real life horror and urban legends of New York City. Journey back in time to be cursed by the Lenni Lenape indians and fight your way through the crazy homeless people, drug dealers, and...

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02 Oct 2014
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