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Nightmare: Killers 2
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY

Nightmare Haunted House celebrates its 10th year in New York
City with Nightmare: KILLERS 2, a continuation of Tim Haskell and Steve
Kopelman’s smash hit serial killer haunted house. Killers 2 features a new cast
of real and fictional mass murderers. The new lineup is joined by a few
holdovers from last season. If you’re feeling brave, volunteer to be marked
with a bloody “X” and be touched and manhandled by the cast of psychopaths. New
for 2013, is the Dos Equis – sponsored Killer Stage Acts. Every hour a new
performer takes the stage to entertain those waiting in line. During our visit,
we watched a masked woman play creepy horror movie underscoring on the violin.    

Is It Scary? 

According to the Official Website“Yes.
This isn’t a theme park ride. The whole purpose is to scare you. We have worked
long and hard to create the most horrifying experience possible. Get ready for
your adrenaline fix.”

The Raven & Black Cat says: Killers 2 presents real-life horror that will make you think twice about offering to help that injured man move a couch into his van.   

What We Loved

Our run in with Harrison Graham was particularly shocking. Make sure to
read up on him before you go. We also enjoyed getting hit on by coked up
psychopath Patrick Bateman. His twisted compliments are to die for. Other
highlights include an opening warning from a parent, a room with
three doors and a brain splattering surprise.    

The detailed sets and costumes are appropriately disturbing and a creepy soundtrack of original music by Chris Thomas completes each scene perfectly.

What Could Be Better

We loved encountering Patrick Bateman and his blood
splattered business cards, so the next day I tried calling the phone number printed
on the card.  I was hoping that it would
lead to a voicemail message of Patrick Bateman yelling over chainsaw background
noise. I was disappointed when a generic operator announced “your call has been
forwarded to an automatic voice message system…”

We loved last year’s Lizzie Borden ending and wish that
Killers 2 had a bigger final scare to chase you out of the haunt. 

Final Thoughts

Killers 2 offers a second dose of real-life horror that is
just as deadly as the first. 

Nightmare: Killers 2 Runs

September 27 – November 2

Ticket Information

Timed Ticketing:  $30.00 Online  |  $35.00 At The Door

VIP (Front of the line access): $50.00 Online  |  $60.00 At The Door




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    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Anathema Photography

    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Anathema Photography

    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Jeff Eason

    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Jeff Eason

    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Jeff Eason

    Nightmare: Killers 2 / Photo Credit: Jeff Eason


    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


    (107 Suffolk Street, NYC)

    September 27 – November 2

    Tickets: $30.00 – $60.00

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    We are still mourning the cancellation of Camp Nightmare, which would have taken place this past Friday and Saturday. The event was cancelled on June 28th due to a lack of ticket sales. You can read about what would have been in a Fangoria interview with creator Tim Haskell. There is still hope that this event will happen someday. Below is an excerpt from the cancellation email. 

    We like the idea of this event very much, and we know that what we had planned was going to knock your socks off, so we are going to recalibrate what we could have done differently so that someday we can mount Camp Nightmare and treat you to the scares you deserve.


    According to Tim Haskell’s blog, Nightmare Haunted House will present a 15-hour overnight Horror Camping Experience July 12th + 13th complete with campfire dinner, overnight accomodations and horror surprises that will keep you up all night. The camp site will be located about 2 hours outside NYC in Lexington, NY. The camper deemed the sole “survivor” will win a big prize.  More details coming soon….  

    Do you have what it takes to survive Camp Nightmare?

    “No Electricity. No Cell Service. No one to hear you Scream.”


    Haunted Houses


    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


    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


    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


    Nightmare: Fairy Tales
    107 Suffolk Street
    New York, NY

    I have attended Tim Haskell’s Nightmare Haunted House for 4 consecutive years. I loved Nightmare: Ghost Stories in 2008, Nightmare: Vampires was a treat for those with sanguivoriphobia in 2009 and last year’s Nightmare: Superstitions struck fear into the hearts of superstitious New Yorkers. Nightmare: Fairy Tales is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

    “S” and I arrived at 9pm last Thursday for a journey through the depths of fairy tale hell. I wore one of my favorite woot shirts: ‘Revenge of the Damsels’ in honor of the trip. We picked up our VIP tickets at the box office (get half price VIP Tickets HERE) and happily bypassed a rather long line. We were given small cards to fill out. The information requested? Our first name and our biggest fear. Then we were lined up, blindfolded, and led into the darkness with only Rapunzel’s long braided hair to guide us. ‘Fairy Tales’ is spooky interactive performance art. The sets by Paul Smithyman are highly stylized to look like pages of a pop-up book and Candice Thompson’s imaginative costumes add an element of anonymity to familiar characters. It is an unconventional haunted attraction, but one that is theatrically exciting and full of artistic merit.    

    After emerging from the fairy tale, a second attraction waits for you upstairs. ‘The Experiment’ is led by a group of scientists who are conducting a study on fear. They claim to be unafilliated with the haunted house below and thank you for participating. What follows is a display of different objects and situations intended to trigger common fears. My group was unable to experience the entire presentation due to technical difficulties caused by a bad mix of liquid and electronics.        

    Is it Scary?

    The official answer on their website: “Yes. but this year is more theatrical than most. Our goal is to scare you, no question, but this year could also be described as moody, creepy, eerie and twisted. A disturbing experience”

    The Raven & Black Cat says: It’s not nearly as scary as previous years. The inhabitants of this twisted storybook will make you jump, but don’t expect a typical haunted house. Prepare yourself to be immersed in creepy performance art.  

    Here’s A Tip

    When you arrive at the haunt, use your phone to “check-in” on facebook here then show your phone to the box office. They will give you a map to help you find a secret room. Follow @NightmareNYC on twitter for secret words that will get actors to do different things (even give you prizes!).

    What I Loved

    I love the haunted house as interactive immersion theater concept and I applaud Tim Haskell for taking such a risk this year with Nightmare. His dark fairy tale land is a fun house of sinister characters, eerie atmosphere, and startle scares wrapped tight in a haze of childhood memories.         

    What Could Be Better

    There were a few behind the scenes/management issues the evening that I attended Nightmare: Fairy Tales. The first being that we had no idea where to go after we exited the Fairy Tale world. We looked around and then were about to leave when someone came up to us and asked if we had gone through the second attraction. When we made it upstairs we were added to a different larger group (I think our original group may have left by mistake.) and we missed the first Q & A portion of ‘The Experiment.’  It was also disappointing that the headphones and video portion wasn’t working. Since we experienced an abridged version in a group of 15, ‘The Experiment’ didn’t pack the punch that it could have.

    A Letter to Rumplestiltskin

    Dear Rumplestiltskin,

    Please be more aware of those around you. You banged into my shoulder when you sat down and it really hurt.  

    Thank you,

    The Raven & Black Cat

    Final Thoughts

    Nightmare: Fairy Tales is perfect for those looking for a more artistic style of haunted house that favors theatrics over horror clichés. I would like to point out, however, that the Nightmare: Fairy Tales website does not reflect this change in presentation. It is misleading to advertise Nightmare: Fairy Tales as “New York’s Most Horrifying Haunted House.” It is not the most horrifying, but by reinventing itself every year it is certainly New York’s Most Innovative Haunted House.       

    Nightmare: Fairy Tales Runs

    September 30th – November 5th

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    Full Price Ticket Prices
    General Admission: $35 at the door ($30 in advance)
    VIP Ticket: $60
    Super VIP Ticket: $100

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    • Student Rush: $15-$20 Reg. Admission w/ Student ID at Box Office 1 Hr Before Opening. 
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    • $20 Reg. Admission, $45 VIP Tickets, $75 Super VIP Tickets (for certain dates) use Promo Code: FAIRY1

    Age requirements

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

    Additional Info

    NYC Halloween Haunted House
    New York, NY
            Official Site 
            Facebook Page 
            Follow on Twitter
            2010 Review
    NYC Halloween Haunted House tickets will go on sale at the end of the summer. It never ends…

    Steampunk Haunted House

    New York, NY
            Official Site 
            Facebook Page 
            Follow on Twitter
            2010 Review

    Steampunk Haunted House recently joined Twitter and promises that details about the 2011 Haunted House will be disclosed in just a few short weeks.

     Blood Manor
    New York, NY
            Official Site  
            Facebook Page 
            Follow on Twitter
                2010 Review
    Blood Manor has found a new location for its 2011 Haunted House at 163 Varick Street in Soho.

    Nightmare: New York
    New York, NY
             Official Site 
            Facebook Page 
            Follow on Twitter
                2010 Review
    Nightmare: New York plans two haunted attractions for 2011. Nightmare: Fairy Tales on the LES and Nightmare: Z-Day, a Zombie themed haunt, in the bronx. They’re also looking for an intern…

    Fear on 21st Street

    New York, NY
            Official Site 
            Facebook Page
               2010 Review

    Everything is eerily quiet over at Fear on 21st Street. They promised they would be back in 2011 last November. I hope they’re cooking up something terrifying.

    Terror Behind The Walls
    Philadelphia, PA
    Terror Behind The Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia, PA) has an interactive preview of what to expect for their 20th anniversary season. The preview includes a drawing to enter the huge abandoned prison alone! The winner of a second drawing will get to spend the night in the penitentiary with 5 friends!

    It looks like there may be two locations for Nightmare Haunted House in 2011! Creator Timothy Haskell tweeted on May 1st, “manhattan haunted house location secured and Bronx about to be.”

    Will there be a second version of Nightmare: Fairy Tales in the Bronx? Or will it be an entirely new haunted house? According to their facebook page, the announcement will be made sometime this week.

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