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Blood Manor
163 Varick Street
New York, NY

Blood Manor is celebrating its 10th year of terror this October, with the usual dose of ghouls, gore, and good times, along with some new twists!  Conveniently located on Varick Street, Blood Manor opens this Friday, October 3rd.  We were lucky enough to get an early look at the haunt at their Media Preview event.

Is It Scary?

According to their Official Website: “Yes.  Blood Manor is designed to be the most intense, creepy and ‘scream inducing’ haunted house attraction in the New York tri-state area.”

The Raven & Black Cat says: If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit with a classic, group walk-through style haunted house with lots of blood, incredible makeup, top notch sets, and 3-D effects, then Blood Manor is for you.

What We Loved

The look of the monsters was outstanding with real attention to detail paid to each actor’s makeup.  Even when interacting up close at the media event with better lighting than inside the house, they still looked terrific.  The characters also varied their approach to interacting with me.  One zombie took the classic ‘be threatening and scary tact’ and whispered in my ear that she wanted to drink the blood out of my heart like it was tea (which I assume means with some half and half and a twist of lemon).  Other characters injected some humor, while still lingering in your personal space to make you uncomfortable.  We met a foul mouthed blonde named “Tiffany” (don’t tell anyone, but I think Tiffany was a man) who asked “D” if he wanted to be her new boyfriend.  The role was available because she had killed her last boyfriend in a way that would have made Lorena Bobbitt blush.  Since he’s married, “D” unfortunately had to reject the offer.  He made a promise that only his wife is allowed to murder him through genital dismemberment.

What Could Be Better

There were some characters who seemed to really enjoy interacting with the Manor’s guests and played off of the crowd well.  Others jumped out and then didn’t offer much beyond the initial scare.  Since a group walks through a room at their own pace, being able to sustain creepiness after that initial jump scare is key.

Final Thoughts

Blood Manor continues to bring grade A presentation and classic haunt style to NYC.  This year, they’ve added ‘Touch Me Thursdays’ where you can opt to be touched by the actors, and Blackout Nights (November 7th and 8th) where they turn down the lights and you have to walk through with only a glow stick – both promise to up the fear factor.  There is also a new timed line system to reduce your wait to get in. 

Blood Manor Runs

October 3rd – November 8th

Ticket Information

  • General Admission (Online): $33.50

  • General Admission (At the Door): $35.00

  • R.I.P. Express Entry (Online): $53.50 (comes with free t-shirt!)

  • R.I.P. Express Entry (At the Door): $60.00 (also comes with free t-shirt!)

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

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We love our romance with a little blood and gore. Here are a few ways to make your Valentine’s Day Spooky and Sweet in the New York City area.

Blood Manor’s Bloody Valentine’s Weekend

This bloody valentine’s themed off-season haunt is open February 14th – 17th. 50% Off Discount Tickets can be purchased here on Goldstar.  www.BloodManor.com


Brighton Asylum’s Dark Valentine

Head to Passaic, NJ February 15th – 16th to have your heart broken at this off-season haunted house. We loved their Christmas-themed haunt and we’re sure their anti-cupid offering will be just as fabulous. General Admission is: $25.00. RIP Fast Pass is: $35.00. Use Promo Code: ASYLUM to get 20% Off Tickets. www.Night-Mares.com


Warm Bodies

Planning on Dinner and a Movie? Catch this Zombie Romantic Comedy based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name. Click Here to buy tickets online at a theater near you.


Times Scare

Times Scare is offering Valentine’s Specials including a three course valentine’s meal and an absinthe tatsing.  www.TimesScareNYC.com


The New Jekyll & Hyde Club

The brand new Jekyll & Hyde Club in Times Square hasn’t even had it’s official grand opening yet. The new website is intriguing. This Jekyll & Hyde Club promises to be leaps and bounds above the last incarnation. We look forward to checking it out. 

http://www.jekyllandhydeclub.com/enter_jhclub.html



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Looking to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with blood and gore instead of flowers and chocolate?

NYC’s Blood Manor is celebrating once again with their Bloody Valentine’s Weekend, which runs from Feburary 14 – 17. Online Presale Tickets are $30.00 for General Admission and $50.00 for RIP Entry.  http://www.bloodmanor.com 

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Brighton Asylum in Passaic, NJ is following up their 2012 Christmas Haunt with a Valentine’s Day Haunt called Dark Valentine on February 15th & 16th. General Admission Tickets are $25.00 and RIP Tickets are $35.00. http://www.night-mares.com


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The Haunted House/Daniele Montella

The Haunted House/Daniele Montella

Still celebrating Halloween? The following Haunted Houses are open this week:

NEW YORK

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel
Brooklyn, NY

Open  Nov. 5   |  Tickets: $6.00


Blackout Haunted House
New York, NY

Open Nov. 5 – 10   |  Tickets: $50.00

2012 Review


Blood Manor
New York, NY

Open Nov. 8 – 11   |  Tickets: $30 – $60

Discount Tickets   –   2012 Review


Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
New York, NY

Open Nov. 9 – 10   |  Tickets: $30 – $60

Discount Tickets   –   2012 Review


Times Scare Haunted House
New York, NY

Open Year- Round   |  Tickets: $27.00


PENNSYLVANIA

Terror Behind The Walls
Philadelphia, PA

Open Nov. 10   |  Tickets: $29.50

2012 Review


LAS VEGAS

Goretorium
Las Vegas, NV

Open Year-Round   |  Tickets: $25 – $60


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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

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Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

Blood Manor Media Preview

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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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