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New York City’s Nightmare Haunted House celebrates its 10th year with Nightmare: KILLERS 2, a continuation of Tim Haskell and Steve Kopelman’s smash hit serial killer haunted house. Expect terrifying encounters with a whole new cast of psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos and Charles Manson. KILLERS 2 opens September 27th and runs through November 2, 2013 in NYC. 

We are thrilled to announce that Nightmare NYC will be awarding a ticket to one very luck reader of The Raven & Black Cat. 

Read Our Review of Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House (2012) 

 

The deadline to enter is 12:00 AM on October 4, 2013.

 

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Nightmare: KILLERS 2

AT THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER

(107 Suffolk Street, NYC)

September 27 – November 2

Tickets: $30.00 – $60.00

Additional Information

  

 

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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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Haunted Houses

Manhattan

Blackout Haunted House
115 West 27th Street
New York, NY

September 27  –  November  4  

Tickets: $50.00

All advance tickets are SOLD OUT. A limited number of walk up tickets are available and a wait list program is in place.

Official Website  –  2012 Review

This infamous adults-only haunted house draws from the horrors of real life. You must sign a waiver. You must go through alone. There is a safe word and they will touch you. You won’t find more extreme Halloween entertainment. 


Blood Manor
163 Varick Street
New York, NY

October 5  –  November 3

Tickets: $30.00 – $45.00

Official Website  – Discount Tickets  –  Review

A blood-drenched traditional walk-through style haunted house. Blood Manor is like the haunted houses of your childhood — on steroids. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.


Crypt Crawl: A Halloween Tour
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY

Sat., Oct. 27, 2012   | 1:30PM, 3,PM 4PM, 5PM
Wed.,Oct. 31, 2012  |   5:00 PM

Tickets: $15.00 – $20.00

Official Website  –  Buy Tickets

 The Cathedral of St. John the Divine allows visitors to creep into the Cathedral’s crypt to learn the origins of Halloween on this spooky guided tour.  


Merchant’s House Museum
29 West Fourth Street
New York, NY

  • Candlelight Ghost Tours  |  Oct. 25 – 30
  • 1865 Funeral Reenactment  |  Oct. 28
  • Ghost Stories of the MHM  |  Oct 31

Tickets: $10.00 – $40.00

Official Website   –   Buy Tickets  –  Review

This Halloween visit a real haunted location for an authentic ghost experience or an 1865 Funeral Reenactment. The New York Times calls it, ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.’  


Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY

September 28 – November 3

Tickets: $20.00 – $60.00

Official Website  –  Discount Tickets  –  Review

A terrifyingly theatrical haunt inspired by the monsters that walk among us:  serial killers. Having them touch you is optional. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 10 will be admitted.


A theater and two themed bars keep Manhattan’s only year-round haunted house company at Times Scare. Stop by for a creepy cocktail and a scare and stay for Silence! The Musical and Dan Sperry’s Magic Show.

Times Scare
669 8th Avenue
New York, NY

Open Year-Round

Tickets: $22.00 – $27.00

Official Website  – Buy Tickets


 Bronx 

The Bronx Haunted Warehouse stores the most terrifying monsters from Nightmare’s past and a gaggle of grotesque zombies. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 10 will be admitted.

Bronx Haunted Warehouse
1157 Commerce Avenue
Bronx, NY

October 5 – 31

Tickets: $13.00 – $30.00

Official Website  –  Discount Tickets


Brooklyn

Dirty Work At The Wax Works is a demented story told by the 1970’s Night
Watchman of Coney Island’s infamous Presidential Wax Works. This after hours tour though the Hall of Presidents is peppered with excessive swearing and encounters with  excessive graphic violence. A perfect mash-up of Halloween Horror & Horrifying Presidents!

Creep Show at the Freak Show
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

October 24 – 31 | 6:00 PM – Midnight

Tickets: $10.00

Official Website – Buy Tickets


Then She Fell
2 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

October 3 – November 18

Tickets: $65.00 – $250.00

Official Website  –  Buy Tickets  –  Review

This trip to Wonderland explores the dark psychological elements of Lewis Carroll’s famous tale in an immersive non-linear multi-sensory theatrical adventure. Sheer perfection for those looking for an elegant blood-free way to celebrate Halloween.


Long Island

Chamber of Horrors
5750 Sunrise Highway
Sayville, NY

October 5 – November 3

Tickets: $15.00 – $25.00

Official Website  – Buy Tickets

Slim Chance’s Chamber of Horrors has turned a simple strip mall into a full out horror carnival complete with rides, food, and games!


Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
215 South Country Road
Bellport, NY

September 28  –  November 3

Tickets: $25.00 – $30.00

Official Website  –  Buy Tickets

 Try to escape a 1940s era Gateway Playhouse without  contracting a deadly virus that is driving everyone insane. This year’s offering is very theatrical and very scary. Visit their festive outdoor bar for some liquid courage.


HV Asylum
426 Mill Road
Coram, NY

October 5  –  28

Official Website  – Tickets $25.00

Mayhem takes over this 13-Acre paintball field to create a creepy entirely outdoor experience that is fun for  the whole family.


Victorian Inspired Halloween Events


Phantasma Gorey 2012: The Grand Victorian Halloween Ball
91 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY

Sat., Oct. 27, 2012  |  8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Tickets: $25.00 – $30.00

Official WebsiteBuy Tickets

“Dance the night away beneath the majestic Neo-Gothic arches of Riverside Church in an elegantly deranged celebration of all things whimsical, dark, and Edward Gorey. This legendary Halloween stomp features the hot jazz syncopations of Brian Carpenter’s GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA, digital art by VJ HOLLY DAGGERS, and an ominous all-star cast.”


Gemini & Scorpio Present: Masquerade Macabre
227 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Sat., Oct. 27, 2012  |   9:30 PM – 5:00 AM

Tickets: $20.00 – $50.00

Official Website  –  Buy Ticket

“A marvellous and mysterious event…a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque…an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments…an explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, fire and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.”


Nosferatu: Live Music + Silent Film
136 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

“This is a LIVE + SOUND + CINEMA event!
MORRICONE YOUTH play live music & soundscape for NOSFERATU: A Symphony of Horror. Pre-show by Morricone Youth includes classic horror movie scores set to a horror montage, costume contest, prizes, and candy!”

Sun., Oct. 28, 2012  |  12:10 AM

Wed., Oct. 31, 2012  |  10:00 PM

Tickets: $16.00

Official Website  –  Buy Tickets



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Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
107 Suffolk Street
New York,NY

For 2012, Timothy Haskell has teamed up with Steve Kopelman to create what they describe as “a horrifying, immersive, haunted house experience.”

Is It Scary?

According to their Official Website:  “The most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.”

The Raven & Black Cat says:  Damn straight.  Last year, when Nightmare asked us to write down what we find most terrifying, we gave them a tip: serial killers. The contrast of brutal, methodical, carefully crafted murders perpetrated by someone who could be the clean-cut boy-next-door, is enough to send us to bed clutching a security blanket and kitchen knife. The intense creepiness of these real-life monsters, portrayed by top-notch actors in detailed, realistic settings combined with some very effective startle scares, is a state-of-the-art design for nightmares.

What We Loved

When you visit haunted houses night after night, you tend to see a lot of similar rooms and themes.  “Killers” is unlike any other attraction. It provides a starkly real glimpse into the life and mind of a cold-blooded killer and invites you to play the victim. You don’t have to imagine the terror of  Jack the Ripper grabbing your throat, pushing you up against the walls of dark alley. Here, the actual sensation is available. It’s always a touchy subject in the haunt world, but giving individuals a choice of whether or not they will be touched ensures the right combination of safe and edgy for everyone. And those who choose to allow touching will appreciate how sparingly it is applied. The haunt designers know well that the anticipation is as important to the experience as the actual moment you are physically drawn into the action.

The costumes, sets and makeup are unnervingly realistic, especially John Wayne Gacy’s house. Nothing is exaggerated for dramatic effect. From the outside it could have been any house in Middle America…until you’re behind closed doors.  When you’re dealing with real-life horror you have to walk a fine line and Nightmare is careful not to sensationalize or glorify these tragic events. In one room, a victim’s mother asks “Why did you come here? These are real people. Why are you here?” and for a moment, your heart really does break. Despite the theatrical focus, Nightmare still includes some shocking special effects and fun startle scares. Our favorite moments include a trash bag full of body parts hitting the floor, the Jeffrey Dahmer trial, and a, shall we say “whacky” grand finale that will send you running for the exit.

What Could Be Better

In the Andrew Fish section, the audio recording is nearly impossible to hear over the noise in the other rooms. Our group huddled in the corner and missed the video while trying to figure out what was going on. This could be avoided by having an actor tell the story or using additional speakers. I would love to briefly smell something foul when Pogo opens the trap door. If you’re hiding 26 bodies beneath the floor, it’s certainly going to provide some sensory evidence. For any audience members not familiar with the killer, this would provide a clue as to what’s really going on down there. 

Final Thoughts

We love and respect that Nightmare is willing to take risks. Last year, Fairy Tales was incredibly fun but more performance art, than haunted house. This year, Nightmare has combined a top-notch theatrical experience with the scream-inducing horror their audiences have come to expect. It’s intelligent, artistic, terrifying and hopefully, a blueprint for the haunted house of the future. 

Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House Runs

September 28th – November 3rd

Ticket Information

  • Timed Ticketing: $30 (online) or $35 (at the door)
  • VIP (Front of the Line Access): $50 (online) or $60 (at the door)

Discount Tickets

  • 50% Off Timed Ticketing & VIP Tickets – Click Here!
  • $15 – $20 Student Rush Tickets Available 1 Hour Prior to Listed Start Times.
  • Military Personnel Night: Sun., Oct. 14th – Buy One Get One Free w/ Military ID.
  • Public Servant Night (Policeman, Firefighter, EMT, ect.): Wed., October 10th – Flash your Badge to Buy One Get One Free.

Age Requirements

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 10 will be admitted.

Additional Information

Jack the Ripper/ Photographer: Joshua Hoffine

Jack the Ripper/ Photographer: Joshua Hoffine

Elizabeth Bathory/Photographer: Joshua Hoffine

Elizabeth Bathory/Photographer: Joshua Hoffine

John Wayne Gacy/Photographer: Christopher Brielmaier

John Wayne Gacy/Photographer: Christopher Brielmaier

H. H. Holmes/Photographer: Christopher Brielmaier

H. H. Holmes/Photographer: Christopher Brielmaier