Showing posts with label horror. Show all posts
Showing posts with label horror. 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.

September 7, 2019

Uncover a Secret Bar, Private Patios, and To-Die-For Specialty Cocktails at Orlando’s Newest Haunt, Dark Horizon: Point of No Return

Limited TERROR-UP Experiences Offered Nightly to Daring Thrill-Seekers Looking to Enhance Their Frights

Tickets on Sale Now at

[Orlando, FL] –September 7, 2019 –  Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 10 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style pop-up haunt in the East. Those daring enough will have the opportunity to venture through Dark Horizon in hopes of stumbling upon the demented delights brewing within  Looter’s Lair, an immersive secret bar inside one of the haunted houses. Guests are encouraged to pique their curiosity, mingle with monsters, and test their boundaries of fear in hopes of discovering the strongest spirits at Dark Horizon to sip on the to-die-for new specialty craft cocktails that only lurk within.

“There will be a secret bar located in one of our haunted houses. Access is only granted to those lucky enough to acquire a vintage gold coin. Everyone is going to want to be in the secret bar - It’s the ultimate immersive bar experience,” hinted Charity Hill, Dark Horizon Executive Co-Producer. “Select cast and crew members throughout the event possess gold coins for the taking. These coins provide a mystifying clue hinting at the location of an access point.”

September 6, 2019


ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2019) – The world’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – unleashing the most terrifying names in horror and haunting original nightmares upon guests, creating the ultimate Halloween experience.

As the sun sets on days filled with thrills, the nights will awaken with a frightening chill as crazed cult favorites, cinematic greats and original abominations take over Universal Studios Florida. Guests will brave 10 disturbingly-real haunted houses, five blood-curling scare zones filled with scareactors stalking their every move, live entertainment – including a brand-new, twisted nighttime lagoon show, “Halloween Marathon of Mayhem,” plus enjoy access to Universal Studios’ most thrilling attractions.
Throughout the event, guests will:

PHANTASMAGORIA X – “Reckoning” The Tenth Anniversary installment in this acclaimed Halloween series

Photo: Chris Bridges

“The time has come. . .” 

Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct
from its ongoing sold out performances in multiple cities and states,  Phantasmagoria is proud to
present their 10th Anniversary main stage installment of their long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning”  -  bringing their unique brand of “Whimsical Macabre” terrors to the 2019 Halloween Season!

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past decade of main stage and touring shows,
events and appearances – the brand-new PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning” thunders on to the
stage with all new stories of terror!  Live performers, “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat,
puppetry, projections and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and
whimsical horror! 

The Royal Palm Railway Experience and Phantasmagoria present “The Royal Palm Ghost Train”

Photo: Shannon Sikora

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. . . .” 
Coming this fall the Royal Palm Railway celebrates the Halloween Season as critically 
acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe “PHANTASMAGORIA” brings its unique brand of 
“Ghostly” storytelling for our first ever “Royal Palm Ghost Train”! 
Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta, 
this evocative troupe will weave their tapestry of haunting tales in a very special 
custom performance for our passengers . . . if you dare

July 12, 2018


ORLANDO – Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce another anniversary at this year’s October convention as the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her iconic performance as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson will be in attendance for two days. On Friday, October 26th for a special one-day only appearance, Peterson will be at the convention as Elvira, after having retired the ensemble over a year ago.
Joining the recently announced The X-Files reunion guests David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, best known for their roles as “Walter Skinner and "The Smoking Man" in The X-Files. Marking his first appearance at Spooky Empire, Pileggi has starred as Horace Pinker in Shocker, and appeared in Return of the Living Dead, Three O’ Clock High, Basic Instinct, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, and many more!  Davis has numerous credits dating back to the 80's including The Dead Zone, IT (series), 21 Jump Street, Poltergeist (series), The Proposal, Smallville, and more. Currently, he's working on the film Frankenstein Gothic along with Bill Moseley and Danielle Harris.
Additionally, Carl Weathers will be on the guest line-up. Weathers is known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series; George Dillon in Predator; Chubbs Peterson in films Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky; and a fictionalized version of himself on the comedy series Arrested Development. Alongside Weathers will be the famed indie horror Soska Twins participating in the con’s Film Festival and legendary drummer Peter Criss, one of the founding members of KISS, as well as the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy.
Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort
The convention will once again be opening earlier this year on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.
All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.
Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.
For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.comStay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information about Spooky Empire, visit Follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).
About Spooky Empire
Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit

September 15, 2017

The Beast of Blackwood - New Haunt From 'Make Real'

What​ ​is​ ​The​ ​Beast​ ​of​ ​Blackwood?
The Beast of Blackwood is a new interactive experience where you head out into the woods armed with flashlights to search for kids who’ve gone missing in Blackwood State Park. It's part haunted trail, escape room, scavenger hunt, and one part being dropped into a movie.

From a logistics perspective, The Beast of Blackwood is an hour-long outdoor, nighttime experience. Guests are handed flashlights and led by a guide through the forest to uncover what happened to the kids and discover the mystery of the beast. Along the way, they'll find clues, solve puzzles, and interact with the world we've built.

August 15, 2017

Lionsgate’s Horror Blockbuster Franchise SAW Returns to Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights"


All-New Maze to Feature a First-Look at Lionsgate’s Upcoming Eighth SAW Film, JIGSAW, Debuting at the Nation’s Premier Halloween Events in Hollywood and Orlando

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 14, 2017) – The SAW series – one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time – makes its return to “Halloween Horror Nights,” bringing the blockbuster’s most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning September 15, 2017.

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, Hauntworld Magazine, AOL, Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal, US Airways Magazine, Fangoria Magazine, USA Travel Guide and dozens of other media sources.
Cutting Edge Haunted House

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Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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


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 or call 817-675-7459 for more information. 

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