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RavenBlackCat

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

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A Very ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween

   October 17 -19, we will be visiting Sleepy Hollow, New York to see how they celebrate the Halloween Season. We’ve scouted out the creepiest events, tours and attractions that the Headless Horseman’s hometown has to offer. We’ll be sharing our experience when we return, but here’s our guide to all things Sleepy Hollow.   Celebrating Halloween In Sleepy Hollow (and the surrounding areas.) The...

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14 Sep 2013
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in 2013 Haunted House Review, Blackout Haunted House, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: BLACKOUT: elements NYC

BLACKOUT: elements164 11th AvenueNew York, NY I attended a preview of BLACKOUT: elements on Saturday, September 7. Blackout Haunted House has developed a cult following for its extreme brand of immersive horror theater. Creators Josh Randall and Kristjan Thorgeirsson are infamous for obliterating the traditional rules and limitations of haunted attractions and bending the genre to encompass darker, more extreme, scare tactics. This was the...

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10 Sep 2013
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in 2012 Haunted House Reviews

REVIEW: Eli Roth’s Goretorium

Eli Roth’s Goretorium3717 Las Vegas BoulevardLas Vegas, NV Horror legend Eli Roth can create blockbuster films on a shoestring budget, so we were excited to see what kind of mayhem he would conjure up with $10 million and a prime location on the Las Vegas strip. Eli Roth’s Goretorium is Sin City’s first year round haunt and with the tag line, ‘You’re F#@ked’ it promises all the...

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10 Sep 2013
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in Uncategorized

The Walking Dead Escape NYC

The Walking Dead Escape New York City takes over Pier 86 on Octobr 12th from 6:45pm – Midnight.  Experience a zombie apocalypse as a Survivor or a Walker and navigate an intense obstacle course. Tickets are currently available for purchase. Prices start at $65 for Survivors and $85 for Walkers. Ticket prices will continue to increase as the event date gets closer.    Additional Information...

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07 Sep 2013
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in 2012 Haunted House Reviews, Real Haunted Locations

REVIEW: The Old Jail Museum Ghost Tour

The Old Jail Museum Ghost Tour128 West BroadwayJim Thorpe, PA History Carbon County Prison  in Jim Thorpe, PA was modeled after Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary and was operational from 1871 until 1995. It may look like a miniature version of Eastern State, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in capital punishment. (There were never any executions held at Eastern State Penitentiary.)...

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05 Sep 2013
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in 2012 Haunted House Reviews

REVIEW: Fright Kingdom

Fright Kingdom12 Simon StreetNashua, NH             For 2012, Tim and Angela Dunn have teamed up with haunt veteran Steve Kopelman (The Nest and Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House) to create 70,000 scream inducing square feet of haunted house goodness. Fright Kingdom admission includes 5 different walk-through attractions: Apocalypse Z is a terrifying journey through a government quarantined, zombie infestation. Try to avoid contamination as...

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04 Sep 2013
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in 2012 Haunted House Reviews

REVIEW: Asylum & Hotel Fear Haunted House

Las Vegas Haunts:Hotel Fear & AsylumLas Vegas, NV Hotel Fear and The Asylum have been spooking Las Vegas residents and visitors alike for more than 15 years! In that time, R&J Productions has been leading the way in developing trailer haunts: entirely mobile haunts that are self-contained within groups of customized trailers. We had never been to a trailer haunt and were excited to check...

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02 Sep 2013
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in Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to ‘Spirited Stroll Through Green-Wood’ Cemetery

For our September Giveaway, we will be awarding 2 tickets to the ‘Spirited Stroll Through Green-Wood’ Cemetery Walking Tour on either October 26th or 27th from 1pm-3pm in Brooklyn. “Celebrate the fall season with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts on our annual autumn tours led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz, George Washington’s favorite dentist, the...

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01 Sep 2013
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in Blackout Haunted House

BLACKOUT: elements NYC Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are currently on sale for the NYC production of BLACKOUT: elements, a new immersive theater experience from Blackout Haunted House. Buy your tickets early before they sell out. A little bird told us that an ‘element’ of choice will make you want to experience the haunt more than once.    We will be attending a preview performance Saturday, September 7th.  Look Out NYC. Blackout is...

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30 Aug 2013
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