Showing posts with label haunted house. Show all posts
Showing posts with label haunted house. Show all posts

October 13, 2019

REVIEW - Dark Horizon: Point Of No Return


I've always felt a lure to the west coast, and of course - I've always had an interest in all things spooky. So, it should come as no surprise that I've been long familiar with Dark Harbor - California's premier annual haunt, taking place aboard the RMS Queen Mary at Long Beach. My little black heart skipped a beat when I heard that the folks behind Dark Harbor were making their way to Orlando to bring forth Central Florida's newest haunt - Dark Horizon. Every year we make sure to locate one new haunt for spooky season, and I just knew this one would be a doozy!

So... was it?

October 6, 2019

REVIEW: UNDead in the Water Returns For 2019!


Once again, UNDead in the Water is ready to serve as Tampa’s "only authentic nautical haunted attraction" for another fright-filled horror season. This clever haunt takes place aboard the historic American Victory WWII cargo ship, and you will be tasked with navigating multiple levels of the ship as you avoid the undead legion you'll find inside, outside, and all-around with only a blacklight flashlight to defend yourself. Lucky for you, the zombies hate blacklights, so those brief moments of "stun" they receive when you light 'em up may just be the thing to save you in the end. Members of the Ripper Squad (an elite zombie eradication team) are on-hand to help usher survivors from the apocalypse to remote islands that offer safe harbor, but there may be a snag or two in the plans now that zombies are on-board... and that captain isn't looking so well now either, is he?

REVIEW: Scream-A-Geddon Is Back For 2019!


I've been going to haunted houses since long before most people would feel it to be appropriate. I was only in first or maybe second grade when I recall running from a very bad Leatherface knock-off at a cheesy community haunted house, and running straight out of the tent, not stopping until I hit the parking lot. When my mom caught up with me, I begged to do it again. I've never been okay with chainsaws since then, but I have always loved a good scare. My standards and expectations have raised quite a bit since my childhood, but thankfully - so has the quality of the typical haunt (at least in Central Florida)!

I love Scream-A-Geddon because it has the vibe of a traditional, old school haunted house, combined with the quality and imagination we expect from a modern-day horror attraction. It doesn't rely on trademarked brands or gimmicks. There are not hours of lines to wait in. AND... you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get in... though you may run into some folks who will request these things from you anyway. Muahaha!

September 17, 2019

More Zombies…Tampa’s Nautical Halloween Event Is Back!


UNDead in the Water is Tampa’s only authentic nautical haunted attraction. Traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship armed only with a blacklight flashlight. Avoid being eaten by the infected zombie stowaways as the merciless Ripper Squad do what they were trained to do, SEARCH AND DESTROY! The attraction opens October 4th and runs through November 2nd on Friday and Saturday nights, plus Halloween.

August 9, 2019

Orlando’s Newest Haunt, Dark Horizon: Point of No Return Announces 2019 Haunted House and Attractions

Experience GhostShip, Vodou, and Murder Island

Four Bars, Three Haunted Houses, Two Stages with DJ, Aerial & Fire Performances, One Exclusive RIP Lounge, Plus Panic! 4-D Experience, Hundreds of Monsters and More!

Tickets available now at DarkHorizonOrlando.com

[Orlando, FL] –August 9, 2019 –  Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 4 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style haunt in the East. Brought to you by the award-winning creators, producers, and directors for one of the most terrifying haunts in the world: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Dark Horizon is pleased to announce three gruesome haunted houses, two death-defying live entertainment stages, multiple immersive bars, private party Bootlegger Bungalows and more.

Dark Horizon emerges in Orlando with much anticipation, to feast upon fears, fray nerves, and curdle the blood of its daring visitors. The haunted attraction is divided into different zones, each highlighting pieces of Florida’s dark history, myths and lore. “We really like to dive into local legends and history,” shared Charity Hill Co-producer for Dark Horizon.

The Port is akin to one of the late 1700’s pirate port’s in what is now Florida. This zone features the Bootlegger Bungalows, Walk the Plank Pub & Pier, Siren Stage, Dark Horizon Gift Shop, Shark Bites and the entrance to the Marketplace and Panic! 4-D Maze Experience. The Port is also home to the haunted house, Ghostship, a disease-infested, loot-filled vessel adrift on the high seas. This phantom tall ship is filled with deranged and decaying seamen bound to wreak havoc in Dark Horizon’s Port. Will you live to tell the tale or will Captain Killigrew, the most feared female pirate in history, and her derelict crew be your demise?

Escape the clutches of one of Florida’s first serial killer’s, Edgar “Bloody” Watson in the haunted house: Murder Island. Known as a hotbed for murderers, ancient creatures and bizarre tales, thrill-seekers will come face-to-face with the brutality that shadowed the 10,000 islands in the late 1800’s turning it into a shallow grave for at least 57 of Bloody Watson’s sugar cane workers. Murder Island is in The Glades Zone, a virtually lawless land, home to the VIP Storm Cellar, Outpost Pub and Gator Grub.

Experience Sacred Circle Stage and Shelter Patio in The Village. This area is under the enchantment of Mambo Cècile and the haunted house: Vodou. The high priestess has awakened the ancient Loa Agwe, spirit of the water, so proceed with extreme caution through the foggy bog to the underworld Volikan.

For those looking to elevate their experience, Dark Horizon offers an air-conditioned R.I.P. Lounge (or VIP Lounge), called the Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge accessed only by a coveted key. This experience includes two complimentary cocktails and grants access to a premium full bar featuring Moonshine Tastings. This key must be used in combination with an event admission ticket, and is for guests ages 21-years and older. Want to skip the lines? Expedite your entry into the event and all the haunted houses with a Fast Fright Ticket (starting at just $74 per person). Or, enjoy nearly instant entry into the event and all the haunted houses with an Evil Express Ticket (starting at $94 per person). Looking for a high-class VIP experience? Spring for the most exclusive experience at Dark Horizon with the Ultimate Scream ticket. This privately-guided and curated experience is extremely limited and available on select nights. Fast Fright and Evil Express Tickets are limited nightly and prices vary depending on date.

With Dark Horizon’s disturbingly creative minds, 4 bars and Bootlegger Bungalows, 3 haunted houses and scare zones, 2 live stages, 1 Panic! 4-D Experience, and hundreds of Monsters, Dark Horizon is certain to be a screamin’ good time.

Dark Horizon opens its doors on October 4 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 2. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online with Happy Haunting Hour, Fast Fright, Evil Express, Ultimate Scream tickets and Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge keys available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.darkhorizonorlando.com/.

October 14, 2018

REVIEW: Terror at the Inn - Holiday Inn Orlando Suites & Waterpark



We have some of the coolest hotels here in Orlando, don't we? In October of 2010, we gathered the whole clan for a weekend-long birthday event at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort. It was one of the most memorable family celebrations we've had, and we were all quite impressed with the expansive, useful space, as well as the associated amenities. Eight years later, that same birthday boy returned to this location to enjoy another event with me - Terror at the Inn! A lot has changed, including the ownership of the resort, but we still found a brilliant use of space tucked away in a central area of the theme park corridor.. even more so, in fact - with the creation of this all-original, family-friendly attraction spookily suitable for the Halloween season! Best of all, Terror at the Inn is open to the public, so you can visit the attraction even if you are not a registered hotel guest.

Terror at the Inn consists of a haunted house, 4D movie experience, and more. The haunted house is themed around the curse of an Egyptian crypt. It is devoid of gore and disturbing scenes, making it suitable for younger guests who likely find events like Halloween Horror Nights to be too intense. There are well-conceived scenes routed cleverly in a winding pathway lined with a smart mix of both animatronic and live-actor encounters - providing genuine jump scares without the terrors that may be a bit much for more squeamish guests. I am an easy target in haunted houses, but my son is not. Once I made him go ahead of me in the house for a span, I was amused to see him startled a time or two, so the efforts were effective by non-chicken standards, too! The overall quality of the house was frankly surprising, and the length was more than fair. Definitely one to recommend, and now I will admit that I was not going into this expecting to be impressed! Halloween attractions are very easy to go cheesy... but this one had substance and effort - undoubtedly.


Your Terror at the Inn ticket also includes a visit to the in-house theater for the Panic House 4D experience. This immersive cinematic experience provides a haunted house tour from another, sensory perspective... with a few surprises that you wouldn't expect to encounter from the safe comfort of a movie theater seat. You may have escaped one haunted house during this visit - now you've tempted fate with a second harrowing exploration!

After all these tests of courage, you deserve a reward - and lucky for you, your admission includes 20% off the Lakeside Café, Hideaway Lounge, Club Candy, and Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop! These are located in the Marketplace area, just beyond the haunted house and 4D theater. Grab a snack and a drink before testing your skills at the carnivalesque midway area for prizes (and bragging rights). Don't miss all the great photo ops along the way, and keep your eyes peeled for roaming characters, too! Now through October 31, Terror at the Inn is open select weekdays from 6pm-10pm, and 6pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday. Admission is just $19.95, with $5 discount available to military personnel, first responders, and Florida/Georgia residents. Parking is complimentary. For more information, visit terrorattheinn.com


REVIEW: UNDead in the Water - Tampa Bay


Thanks to the resurgence in mainstream popularity of zombie culture, the apocalypse is a topic we're able to ponder from a sort of "fantasy" slant. After all, the rise of the undead for a human harvest couldn't really become a realistic event... right?

But, what if...

Work with me here. Even if you haven't considered your survival plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse, haven't we all had a moment to wonder where we would go and what we would do if an apocalyptic event were to unfold? Let's face it - we Floridians have emergency plans embedded in our brains thanks to hurricanes anyway, so maybe it's not a huge leap to throw the potential for flesh-eating monsters into the mix - just in case. (Right about now, you are raising an eyebrow at me, but let me profess - I actually took a course through UC Irvine: 'Survival Lessons From The Walking Dead'... it's a thing, people! But I digress...)

It just so happens - in the case of a zombie apocalypse, those lucky folks near Tampa's Channelside District have a pretty nifty escape option... the American Victory Ship!

February 5, 2017

TEXAS - "Twisted Love" Valentine's Day, Celebrate at World's Largest Haunted House

For the ultimate romantic evening this Valentine's Day, complete with candlelight, roses and zombies, Cutting Edge Haunted House presents "Twisted Love," a night of hair-raising, spine-tingling terror, that will send your date into your arms faster than you can say, "Don't worry honey, I'll protect you."



DALLAS and FORT WORTH, TexasFeb. 2, 2017 - Guests will negotiate the treacherous hallways of the World's Largest Haunted House aided only by candlelight, dodging jealous, lovelorn zombies and bloodthirsty ghouls bearing roses, chocolates and chainsaws.  Nothing says "I love you" like a bloodcurdling scream, and no one brings you romance gone awry like Cutting Edge Haunted House in Dallas / Fort Worth Texas.  Put some adrenaline into your Valentine's Day plans, and give that special someone a fright to remember at Cutting Edge's "Twisted Love" monster date night extravaganza! 
Cutting Edge Haunted House one of the top haunts in the nation year after year as selected by Guinness World Records, Haunted House Ratings.com, Hauntworld Magazine, AOL, Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal, US Airways Magazine, Fangoria Magazine, USA Travel Guide and dozens of other media sources.
What:      
Cutting Edge Haunted House




When:        
Saturday, February 11th 
8pm-10pm

Tuesday, February 14th     
8pm-10pm



Where:      
Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas


1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102




Cost:       
$29.95

About Cutting Edge Haunted House   Cutting Edge Haunted House is a dark Halloween attraction located in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Celebrating its Guinness World Record, - this intense, cutting edge, multi-story, multi-themed haunted house is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares! Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Texas's ultimate haunted house. Visit Cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com or call 817-675-7459 for more information. 

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