2012 Haunted House Reviews


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Field of Screams
191 College Avenue
Mountville, PA

I took one look at Field of Screams in Mountville, Pennsylvania, and was bowled-over by what has to be the scariest looking cornfield I have ever seen…and I grew up in Pennsylvania. It’s with good reason that this ghastly overgrown cornfield and the haunted attractions it surrounds have been scaring area residents for the last 20 years. Field of Screams resembles a County Fair from Hell, complete with an entertainment area with food vendors, horror-themed games, and a stage. This midway of the macabre sits between an elaborate Haunted Hayride and two creepy old barns that house the walk-through attractions Frightmare Asylum and Den of Darkness.

Frightmare Asylum is a twisting walking tour through insanity, chock full of detailed environments, clever special effects, and disturbing themes. Look out for a seriously creepy homage to clowns.

The Den of Darkness received a massive redesign for 2012. From the outside it looks like your run of the mill Haunted Mansion, but inside there is a tantalizing variety of horror and special effects ranging from a dark dungeon full of spark throwing angle grinders to a small passage in the wall that requires crawling on all fours into total darkness. A surprise photo-op captures your screams for posterity on their Facebook page.

 The Haunted Hayride loads you onto a wagon for a journey into that dreaded corn. Each stop is a grand display of impressive sets and dazzling special effects.

Is It Scary?

According to their Official Website“We terrify all who visit, so come prepared to scream.”

The Raven & Black Cat says:   They have taken great care to zero-in on many common phobias. If dolls, darkness, cornfields, tight spaces, and clowns (with chainsaws!) are your idea of a frightful good time, then the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’

Here’s A Tip

Visit Field of Screams on a Sunday, or spring for the VIP Upgrade to skip the lines. Without timed admission, you could be waiting in line for a while. 

What We Loved

We love the sensory details used at Field of Screams. Creative lighting techniques, the light touch of an actor’s hand, the strong smells of the old barn, and an interactive set fully engage you in the experience. We also loved the use of unusual and detailed movement in the asylum. One girl looked like she was straight out of ‘Silent Hill.’  

Other highlights are the room full of menacing faceless nurse mannequins, a ‘shockingly’ dark hallway, and the hayride’s horrifying porcine slaughter scene.

What Could Be Better

We wish that Field of Screams would apply the same exquisite attention to detail that is so apparent in their sets and special effects to all of their actors. Detailed characterizations and compelling acting would give the haunt an eerie element of realism.

That said, some rooms can be scarier without any actors at all. Dolls make me really uncomfortable. The doll room would be so much scarier if it were just lots of dolls. I found the girl dressed in the doll costume oddly comforting because she was a person and not a doll. Fear isn’t rational. If you want to scare people that have a fear of dolls, all you need is dolls. Underscore the scene with a creepy music box melody and then have one doll move.  

Final Thoughts

Field of Screams delivers a perfect evening of entertainment that will drag you into its  dark underworld of horror and then spit you out to console yourself with a funnel cake.

Field of Screams Runs

September 22nd – November 4th

Ticket Information

  • Scream Pass (All 3 Attractions):   $28
  • Combo Pass (Any 2 Attractions): $25
  • Haunted Hayride Only:  $15
  • Den of Darkness Only:  $13
  • Frightmare Asylum Only:  $13
  • VIP Upgrade (Skip to the front of the line): Add $10 – $20

Discount Tickets

  • 13Haunts Coupon: $8 Off VIP Scream Pass/ $5 Off Regular Scream Pass – Click Here!
  • Join the Field of Screams Mailing List for Additional Coupons and Discounts.

Age Requirements

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.  (They have a non scary daytime event for children and adults who are young at heart at Corn Cob Acres.)

 

Additional Information

Frightmare Asylum

Frightmare Asylum

Frightmare Asylum

Frightmare Asylum

Frightmare Asylum

Frightmare Asylum

Den of Darkness

Den of Darkness

Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride


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Then She Fell
2 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

History

Then She Fell is an extended version of last year’s Steampunk Haunted House, Through The Looking Glass.  

Our Visit

Last Friday, I traveled to what was once the outpatient wing of Greenpoint Hospital in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a sneak-preview of Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell presented by Arts@Renaissance. Entering through a small courtyard garden, I found myself in a room with 14 other people. Separated in small groups and sometimes completely alone, we were led through a labyrinth of detailed rooms. Sterile medical facilities provide stark contrast to the pockets of whimsical madness that wait just around the corner. You discover you are a guest at a spectacular portrayal of the mad tea party alongside the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, White Queen, and Red Queen.  A moment later, you are observing the Red Queen in a medical setting. The movement-based storytelling that was so magical a moment before, now seems like a compulsive outburst of the mentally deranged.

This trip to Wonderland explores the dark psychological elements of Lewis Carroll’s famous tale in an immersive non-linear multi-sensory theatrical adventure. 

 

Is It Scary?

Then She Fell is a haunting whimsical journey through the lore of Alice.  Sheer perfection for those looking for an elegant blood-free way to celebrate Halloween. 

Here’s A Tip

Take the opportunity to talk with other audience members after the performance. Everyone has a different experience and not everyone visits the same rooms.  

What We Loved

The Mad Tea Party and the Mad Hatter herself are both stand outs in this intricate and detailed masterpiece. Other highlights are an eerie bedtime story told by the White Queen, exploring the detailed sets, and sampling the fine elixirs and tasty morsels that rounded out this complete sensory experience. 

What Could Be Better

I found myself wanting the characters to be a bit more forceful with their instruction. I was sometimes unsure of what they wanted me to do and would have loved the use of verbal direction with a playful or funny tone rather than relying so heavily on delicate gestures. 

Final Thoughts

Then She Fell is a truly unique Wonderland experience that will have Steampunk Haunted House fans swooning.  

Then She Fell Runs

October 3rd – November 18th 

Ticket Information

$65 – $85

*  All Performances are currently sold out. Join their Mailing List to be notified if additional tickets become available.

Age Requirements

No one under 18 will be admitted. 

Additional Information

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

Photographer: Adam Jason Photography

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Blood Manor
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. 

What Could Be Better

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.

WTF

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.

Final Thoughts

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

Ticket Information

  • 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

Discount Tickets

  • 50% Off General Admisison & RIP Tickets – Click Here

Age Requirements

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Additional Information

The very creepy Marion Le Coguic. - Blood Manor Media Preview

The very creepy Marion Le Coguic. – Blood Manor Media Preview

The Monster on Varick Street with an Axe. - Blood Manor Media Preview

The Monster on Varick Street with an Axe. – Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

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Pennhurst Asylum
Church Street & Bridge Road
Spring City, PA

History

Nestled in the woods beside Spring City, Pennsylvania lies the remains of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital (originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic.) The massive compound for the mentally and physically disabled was built in 1908. It was completely self-sufficient with its own power supply, dairy, green houses, fire department, movie theatre, and underground tunnel system. At the turn of the last century, it was thought best to segregate disabled individuals from the rest of society, but a 1968 exposé uncovered that over-crowding and under-funding had led to conditions that were unsanitary, inhumane, and dangerous. Ultimately, the Supreme Court found institutionalisation to be unconstitutional (Halderman vs Pennhurst State School) and Pennhurst was abandoned in 1987.

The buildings and everything within them were left to rot for the next 23 years. Pennhurst became popular with trespassers (particularly those with an interest in “urban” exploring and vandalism) until it was reopened as the haunted attraction Pennhurst Asylum in 2010 by hauntsmith Randy Bates (The Bates Motel.)

Our Visit

We arrived in Spring City, PA late on Saturday night. The Victorian architecture of the town is lovely, but under the mask of darkness it takes on a very different aesthetic. 

We arrived at the address listed on the Pennhurst Asylum website and were directed to park in a field. Reaching Pennhurst requires a 10 min walk through the woods. Go ahead and read that last sentence again and really let it sink in.

The buildings rise out of the woods and you are instantly transported to the early 1900s. Pennhurst Asylum  is straight out of your worst nightmare. The haunt is made up of 4 separate attractions: ‘Pennhurst Asylum’ in the old Administration Building, ‘The Dungeon of Lost Souls’ explores the basement of the Administration building, ‘Ghost Hunt’ is a self-guided flashlight tour through two floors of the abandoned untouched remains of the Mayflower Dormitory, and ‘The Tunnel Terror’ a walk-through haunt located in a 900-foot section of Pennhurst’s underground tunnel system. There is  a centrally located ‘picnic’ area with food and refreshments if you need to take a break.  

Is It Scary?

According to their Facebook Page: It was “Voted the Scariest Real Haunt in America for 2012!”

The Raven & Black Cat says:  We agree! Fear is subjective, but the remains of the Pennhurst State School would be terrifying on its own. Pennhurst Asylum is a top-notch haunted attraction that can be placed in two very exclusive categories:  A Real Haunted Location & The Actors Can Touch You. 

Here’s A Tip

Visit Pennhurst on a Thursday or Sunday, or spring for the VIP Pass to cut the lines. Without timed admission, you could be looking at some outrageously long lines. 

What We Loved

Wow. There is a LOT to love here. The attraction entitled ‘Pennhurst Asylum’ is housed in the old Administration Building. You walk through the actual rooms of the historic building and greet deliriously dark staff and human experiments of the mad Dr. Chakajian. (A fictional legend, in which a mad Austrian Doctor houses his human experiments in abandoned Pennhurst buildings, was created in order to be sensitive to the history of Pennhurst.)  Many of the rooms contain equipment and artifacts that were abandoned in the buildings in 1986.  Animatronics and clever special effects are employed to  distract you while actors grab at your ankles. The element of soft touching is very effective. It is quite unsettling to have your personal space invaded in a traditional walk-through style haunt. One girl even tried to stick her fingers in my ears!

The ‘Ghost Hunt’ Attraction is what we wanted to do from the moment we set foot on the Pennhurst campus. The Mayflower Building was featured on ‘Ghost Hunters‘ and ‘Ghost Adventures‘ and was found to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. It is outrageously creepy. The walls are covered in graffiti from the vandalism years. The odd messages commingle with remnants of dormitory life in a state institution like an abandoned metal walker still labeled with a patient’s name and ward number. The energy of the building is heavy with human suffering and I honestly believe I would be in tears if I had to sit in there for an hour by myself. It is that scary.  

What Could Be Better

‘The Tunnel Terror’ is another fabulously inventive attraction with gorgeous elaborate sets. The lagoon section, in particular, is amazing, but I couldn’t help but wish that I could see the walls of the historic underground tunnel system. Perhaps by accident, we caught a glimpse of the original tunnel through an open door that was propped open by a chair. The tunnel is something I could not dream up. It is real life horror complete with secret passageways. A fifth attraction walking through a portion of the original tunnel would be an incredibly scary experience.

The attractions of Pennhurst Asylum are so detailed and effective that we were surprised that they didn’t capitalize on the opportunity for a large and definitive ending for any of them. Instead of building towards a memorable last scene, all of the attractions end very abruptly. Creating a unique and memorable way to exit each attraction would be the perfect finishing touch to what is otherwise a flawless, fun, and frightening experience. 

Final Thoughts

Pennhurst Asylum is a must-see. It is a chilling and effective haunted attraction masterfully combined with the horror of human history.  

Pennhurst Asylum Runs

September 21st – November 4th

Ticket Information

  • Pennhurst Asylum: $15.00  
  • Dungeon of Lost Souls: $15.00
  • Ghost Hunt: $15.00
  • Tunnel of Terror: $15.00
  • Combo Pass (All 4 Events): $40.00  
  • VIP (very important patient) PASS: $75.00

Discounts

  •  $5 OFF All Tickets (Promo Code: ghost ) – CLICK HERE!
  • 13Haunts Coupon: $5 Off Combo Ticket (Thurs. + Sun.)  – CLICK HERE! 

Age Requirements

No age requirements are specified.

Additional Information

Then (1922)

Then (1922)

Now (Google Maps)

Now (Google Maps)

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Terror Behind The Walls
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Terror Behind The Walls is a walk-through haunted attraction located within the Historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. Built in 1829, this massive stabilized-ruin is still one of the top 5 creepiest places I’ve ever been.

‘S’ and I arrived around 3pm for a daytime audio tour of the penitentiary (Photos) and a behind -the-scenes tour with Creative Designer Jason Ohlsen. ( Behind-The-Scenes Feature: Coming Soon! )  

A major addition for 2012 is, Detritus, a 7th attraction that adds an extra 5-7 min to the Terror Behind The Walls experience.  Detritus is located behind the Greenhouse, and provides an opportunity to explore a section of the penitentiary that was previously closed to the public.  

Is it Scary?

According to their Official Website: “You bet it’s scary. We do our absolute best to terrify you and your friends. Just imagine being inside an 11-acre abandoned prison at night.”

The Raven & Black Cat says:  Fear is subjective, but Terror Behind The Walls is a family-friendly event that is heavy on startle scares and probably won’t cause any lasting psychological damage. I can’t say the same for Eastern State Penitentiary. 

Here’s A Tip

Get tickets for the daytime tour, too. The daytime tours of Eastern State Penitentiary are very scary in a completely different way. Walking through the stabilized-ruin in broad daylight is overwhelming. Without the haunted attraction to capture your attention you are forced to focus on the true horror of what happened there . A heavy ominous feeling permeates the air. As audio tour narrator Steve Buscemi  put it, “if ghosts exist anywhere, they must be here.”

What We Loved

The costumes, make-up, and character development integrate seamlessly to create each of the detailed creepy characters lurking inside the prison. ‘Lock Down,’ the harrowing journey down cell block 12 and ‘The Infirmary,’ with its rusted deteriorating medical equipment (and decomposing staff) are chilling stand-outs two years in a row. The electrifying ‘grand finale’ of Terror Behind The Walls utilizes flawless misdirection and provides the perfect ending to a night at the penitentiary. 

What Could Be Better

Terror Behind The Walls has perfected the art of the thrilling family-friendly haunted attraction. In a manner similar to their family nights, which are targeted to younger children, we would love to see what would happen if they added a few special late-night events to make the experience even scarier. 10 minutes alone in solitary confinement, perhaps?

Final Thoughts

Terror Behind The Walls has mastered the startle scare and uses it to create a truly family friendly event that is the perfect combination of creepy and fun. Last year, I called it the Disney Land of Haunted Attractions. I stand by that statement.  

Terror Behind The Walls Runs

September 21st  – November 10th

Ticket Information

Ticket prices vary by night.

  • General Admission: $20 – $37.50  
  • General Admission w/ Quick Pass: $25 – $52.50
  • After Dark VIP Tour: $49.50 – $99.00
  • Alone Package: $499.50 –  $999.00

Discount Ticket Offers

  • Student Sundays: Students w/ valid ID half price after 9pm
  • $5 Off (Use Code: 13Haunts

Age Requirements

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. No children under the age of 7 are permitted on site. Ages 7 – 12 are encouraged to visit on Family Nights, held each Sunday until 9 pm.

Additional Information

Photographer: Tom Bernard

Photographer: Tom Bernard

Photographer:  Jeff Fusco

Photographer:  Jeff Fusco

Photographer: Douglas Alan Bailey

Photographer: Douglas Alan Bailey

Photographer: Jeff Fusco

Photographer: Jeff Fusco

A glimpse inside from The Raven & Black Cat

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Blackout Haunted House Off-Season Event (2012)
Secret Location
New York, NY

Manhattan’s Blackout Haunted House is infamous for its unconventional scare tactics. It has reached cult status among its fans and given birth to crazy urban legend hoax theories. Their exclusive off-season events are always the most extreme.

This will be my second off-season event and I’m feeling anxious, but focusing all of my energy on arriving exactly on time. Tardiness is not tolerated.

I’m dressed in old clothes that I don’t care about. A lesson I learned last year the hard way.

I arrive at the secret location exactly on time and a peaceful feeling comes over me as I relinquish control to Blackout Haunted House. I am in their hands now.

I have no idea that in 40 minutes I’ll be lying naked on a hotel floor wrapped in industrial plastic.

A man wearing a Blackout Elipsis t-shirt walks over to me. I am instructed to read and sign a waiver. I must read the last paragraph out loud for a video waiver.

I am instructed to walk down the street. I walk cautiously, afraid I will miss something, when Blackout co-creator Josh Randall appears at my side and in his intense way gives instructions and hands me a cell phone and an envelope. I follow the instructions and when I reach the specified intersection the phone rings. I answer. I open the envelope as instructed. Inside are directions and a key card. The voice tells me to look to my left. Then I see my destination. It’s a hotel.

I focus on following the directions printed on the small sheet of paper I found in the envelope. Enter the hotel. Take the right elevator. Find the right room. I take a deep breath and enter the warm balmy room the hotel AC is working tirelessly to counteract.

I follow instructions. Take my shoes off and place them by the bed. The “gift” I can accept or refuse sits on the desk in front of the bed. It is a shot of whiskey. I figure I can use all the help I can get and toss it back quickly before I follow the final instructions. “Get into bed, turn off the light, and go to sleep.”

I try to relax. I listen to the hum of the AC. Then I realize I can hear movement coming from the far side of the room. It continues and I can feel it growing nearer.

I am surprised when I suddenly feel weight on the bed in two different places. The weight moves until I am sandwiched between two bodies audibly breathing at the same pace. The warmth and deep breathing feels sensual at first but quickly grows hostile and claustrophobic as the breathing gets increasingly faster and closer until there is simultaneous hyperventilating on each side of my face. The breathers quickly rush in closer to my face and then out. The breather on my right accidentally clocks me in the head.

Disoriented, I am lifted up and held in a seated position. Then a pillow presses over my face.

I inhale deeply as the pillow moves from my face. Arms pull me from the bed and I am standing on the floor moving toward the other side of the room. A bag goes over my head and my hands are bound. I am led into what I assume is a corner of the bathroom and a voice tells me not to move.

I stand perfectly still for a few moments and then I hear a sickly voice. “Take off the hood.”

I remove the hood and turn. “Pull back the curtain,” the voice says. I follow the instructions and pull back the shower curtain revealing a dirty and naked young woman lying in the tub. She mumbles additional instructions to give her a pill (Tic Tac) from a pill bottle and a swig of water. The (Tic Tac) pill brings her back to life. She climbs out of the tub and corners me. Then she begins removing all of my clothes.

I’m standing naked in the bathroom with the dirty naked girl and notice the infrared camera on the ceiling.

Great… Video footage of me naked.

I’m starting to feel really creeped out and then the naked girl starts touching herself and it’s ruined.

Watching another girl masturbate isn’t scary. It just makes the bathroom smell like vagina.

I’m feeling underwhelmed by the bathroom/naked girl section when the bathroom door opens and I am led back into the bedroom. I am completely naked except for a pair of night vision goggles that have been placed on my head.

Still completely naked, I am ordered to sit in the hotel desk chair (and the germaphobe in me dies a little thinking of all the germs.) They mention something about a phone, but nothing happens and I can’t find it. (I learned that other victims received a phone call and had to write their home address on a piece of paper.)

I am pulled up from the chair and the night vision goggles are removed. My captor demands that I lie face down on the ‘X’ on a sheet of plastic that now covers the floor beside the bed.

Instantly visions of Showtime’s Dexter and a million horror movie scenarios run through my head. My brain calculates: Naked Body + Industrial Plastic = Dead.

I follow instructions and lay down on the sheet of plastic. Then I’m being rolled in the plastic like a big naked burrito. I have plastic over my head and I can’t breathe. My head is lifted up and I am instructed to open my mouth and two fingers press through the plastic allowing me to breathe. Then there is a face very close to mine and it says in a hurried and intense way, “It’s Never Over! You have exactly 60 seconds to get dressed and get the f*ck out of here.”

I am released from the plastic and frantically grab my clothes, which are laid out on the bed. I dress as quickly as my arms will allow and stumble out the door clutching my socks in my hand. Then I make my way back onto the warm NYC street and try to wrap my head around what just happened.

Final Thoughts

I have really mixed feelings about this event. I really liked the interactive opening, but I could have done without the entire naked girl/bathroom section. I understand how that could be effective for male participants who are afraid of becoming aroused in front of a camera, but from a female perspective it was a bit boring. “Scary Vaginas” seem to be a recurring theme for Blackout and it’s one that I would like to see them retire.

My favorite moments were lying on the bed in the dark and trying to determine whether there was someone else in the room (or if it was just my imagination) and then the claustrophobic dispay that answered the question. 

I am not a fan of being completely nude during my haunted house experiences, but I have to admit that there is something quite chilling about being naked and wrapped in plastic. Blackout Haunted House delivers another shocking 45 minutes that would make my mother cry. 

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Blood Manor: Bloody Valentine’s Weekend
163 Varick Street
New York, NY

“S” and I returned to Varick Street on Friday, February 10th for Blood Manor’s Off-Season Haunt. Their Valentine to New York City was “Bloody Valentine’s Weekend.” The residents of the manor were celebrating Valentine’s Day and guests were invited to experience a blood soaked version of their October Haunted House covered in broken hearts and dead flowers. The lonely monsters inside were looking for someone to love and mutilate.

Was it Scary?

Our return visit to Blood Manor was just as scary as it was in October. “S” and I walked through by ourselves and found that all the blood, guts, and gore were all still there. We fell victim to several startle scares and had a truly fabulous time.

What I Loved

We absolutely love Off-Season haunted houses! We had a wonderful time playing with the actors and marvelling at the new valentine-themed details. A few of my favorites were: heart shaped end trails, a human heart in a box, and a girl playing “he loves me…he loves me not” with a man’s fingernails. We also really enjoyed the creepy drag queen in the 3-D section. After the haunted house we enjoyed chatting with the lovely zombie pinup girls of Gorgeous & Gory, who were selling their 2012 Calendar.

What Could Be Better

We loved everything in the house. We loved that there was a haunted house that we could go to in February. “Bloody Valentine’s Weekend” could only have been better if it had been open for more than just two evenings (and maybe added some chainsaws.) 

Final Thoughts

“S” and I had a blast. It was the best Valentine’s Gift. We left Blood Manor exhilarated. I hadn’t realized how much I missed haunted houses and in that moment, in the mild February weather, it almost felt like Halloween.   

Bloody Valentine’s Weekend Ran

February 10th & 11th Only

Additional Info



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