|Talon Falls Haunt Fire!|
We apologize for this news story being late, but on February 16 a devastating fire burned through the Talon Falls Halloween Amusement Park.
Two of the three attractions were unharmed, however, the maze attraction was totally destroyed due to the fire. The "Dead End Haunted House", and "Blood Creek Hayride" both survived.
Eight fire departments were called to the scene, and it took them three hours to get the fire under control. Firemen said the location of the fire made it especially dangerous because the land is surrounded by trees and brush.
You can view the news story viaKFVS 12.
The park is located at.....
They were planning for an event called 'Scream Break' scheduled to open from March 4, and 5, and on March 8 as a part of the Transworld Haunt Tour!
February 21, 2011-4:26 pm
|The Walking Dead Action Figures!|
Those of you, who are like me, and counting down the days until the March 8 dvd release of AMC's The Walking Dead now have another piece of merchandise to look forward to.
It was announced thatMcFarlane Toys has acquired two separate deals for the licensing rights to the hit series.
The first is withAMC to create action figures based on the original series that premiered on the network in October of last year. The second deal is with Robert Kirkman to also create action figures based on the comic book series he created. Both lines should be available to retailers this fall.
Each figure will be 6 inches. The first series features Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne, Zombie Lurker, and Zombie Roamer.
Series 2 will feature Deputy Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Zombie Walker, and Zombie Biter.
Each zombie figure features unique, gory play action such as exploding heads and removable limbs. Figures are expected to sell for around $14.99 at retailers nationwide!
February 12, 2011-1:22 am
|2011 Motor City Nightmares!|
Those of you who are horror fans near Detroit, Michigan, well get ready for the 2011 Motor City Nightmares convention. New information has been revealed about this year's upcoming convention.
This year's convention will take place at the Novi Sheraton on April 15-17, 2011. The lineup for this year features; Dee Wallace, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Alex Vincent, Tom Savini, Tiffany Shepis, Ari Lehman, Robert Kurtzman, Cerina Vincent, John Russo, George Kosana, Gary Jones, and more names to come soon.
This year MCN will also feature the crowning of Miss Motor City Nightmare, a Saturday night party, a tattoo contest (Best Horror Movie Themed Tattoo, Best Horror Movie Character, Goriest Tattoo, and Most Sadistic Tattoo), a Saturday costume contest from noon - 4 pm (Scariest, Most Original, and Honorable Mention), the third annual Motor City Nightmares Film Festival, and an awesome art contest.
This year's Motor City Nightmares is also featuring discount room rates for the weekend at the Novi Sheraton. ClickHERE for information on the MCN room discount!
February 10, 2011-4:50 pm
|Chiller Drive In's January Event!|
Even though Christmas, and New Year's are now all over, you can still have fun with a holiday bash as the cast of Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In will host a "Very Scary, Ultra Merry, Hot & Hairy January!"
The event will be held at the Romeo Creamery on Saturday, January 8 from 1 - 5 pm.
You can come on out and have a cup of tea, some howling hot chocolate, or full moon cider (some warm, spiced cider with a shot of butterscotch!) Or if it's not cold enough for you, than sit right down have have some delicious ice scream...i mean ice cream!
The Romeo Creamery is located at....
Chiller Drive-In airs Saturday nights at 10 pm est on RTV!
January 1, 2011-3:58 pm
|A Very Hairy Christmas Party!|
Join the cast of Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In for a fun, family-friendly Howl-a-day party with cool Yule tunes, unique gifts from Detroit vendors, photos with Santa Wolfman, Christmas Carol-oke, and more surprises, and all for a great cause; Waggs and Wishes Animal Rescue!
The event will be held from 3pm - 10 pm on Sunday, December 12 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan.
While there, they will be having a special screening ofSanta Claus Conquers The Martians.
Plus, there will be a holiday wreath raffle benefiting Waggs and Wishes, including wreaths by Lucky Monkey Tattoo, Chiller Drive In, No Fun Records, Showtime Clothing, Noir Leather, Priss Studio, and more!
You can also shop the vendor village with stuff by Blackened Ruby, Alma Pottery, Rock Design, Fartsy Arts, White Lily Jewelry, Girl on Top, Toast Skirts, Detroit Dollface, Rock It Resale, VIP Designs, Chiller Drive In, and more!
Also, get a picture with Sir Graves Ghastly's gates!
December 9, 2010-1:46 pm
|Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted House And Glow Golf This Weekend!|
If you live near Shelby Township, Michigan, and want to enjoy one last haunted house thrill before the holidays, than this weekend you can enjoy a Nightmare Before Christmas haunted house, and even a round of glow in the dark mini golf, compliments of Sinister Glow Golf. The Sinister Glow Golf and Haunted House is located at..... The event will take place on Saturday, December 11. Tickets are just 8 dollars, and for an extra two dollars you can play a round of glow in the dark mini golf. In you have any questions, call Larry at (586) 405-7660!
The Sinister Glow Golf and Haunted House is located at.....
The event will take place on Saturday, December 11.
Tickets are just 8 dollars, and for an extra two dollars you can play a round of glow in the dark mini golf.
In you have any questions, call Larry at (586) 405-7660!
December 8, 2010-1:34 pm
|Cutting Edge Open Super Bowl Weekend, And Valentine's Day!|
The Guinness World Record largest walk through haunted attraction is opening it's doors for you and your loved one on Valentine's Day, Super Bowl weekend, and May 13th.
TheCutting Edge Haunted House located in Fort Worth, Texas is inviting you to spend the night walking through the corridors of the world's largest haunted house.
The attraction will be open on Friday, February 5th, and Saturday, February 6th of Super Bowl weekend, with the big game being held in nearby Dallas. The attraction will also be open on Monday, February 14th, and Friday, May 13th.
The ticket prices are $29.50 for adults, and $24.50 for children 10 and under.
The Cutting Edge Haunted House broke the world record for the largest walk through haunted house just last year. The Cutting Edge is located at...
December 3, 2010-9:30 am
|Leslie Nielsen: 1926 - 2010!|
On Sunday, the world lost one of the funniest men ever when Leslie Nielsen passed away at 5:30 pm est.
Although he is most famous for his roles inAirplane, Police Squad, and the Naked Gun films, his legendary career did include several horror related films, such as; Forbidden Planet, Prom Night, Creepshow, Repossessed, Dracula: Dead And Loving It, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, and Stan Helsing.
Nielsen was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital for pneumonia during the month. According to his nephew, Doug Nielsen, he died with family, and friends by his side as he died in his sleep.
Nielsen was born on February 11, 1926. He appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters. In 1988, he became the 1,884th personality to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, loved ones, and fans!
November 28, 2010-11:07 pm
|Lights On The Neuse!|
As several haunts have turned themselves into Holiday themed attractions, so this year the Clayton Fear Farm has transformed into the Lights on the Neuse in Clayton, North Carolina.
They open up for the 2010 holiday season November 26. No reservations are necessary, as you park your car, and then are off to enjoy an old fashioned hayride through a magical Christmas lights extravaganza.
Come celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with friends and family as events include:
November 26, 2010-1:09 am
|Holidays At Ghostly Manor!|
This Holiday season, Sandusky, Ohio's Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is going all out, as in addition to their fourth annual Christmas Light Show, they have added several new activities for the family.
The new events include a Christmas Wonderland 3D Family Walk-Thru, as families are invited to take a trip to the North Pole and visit Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and all of their helpers from the comfort of the entertainment complex.
Finally, Ghostly Manor is debuting the “Snow Ride,” a brand new movie for the XD 4D Motion Theater. The festivities run from November 26 through January 1, 2011.
Admission for Christmas Wonderland 3D Family Walk-Thru is $6 for ages 10 & up, $3 for ages 9 & under, and free for ages 5 and under with a paid adult admission.
Admission for XD 4D Theater Snow Ride is $7. Riders must be 40 inches or taller.
Admission for 4th Annual Christmas Light Show is free! The show repeats every 30 minutes starting at 6 pm!
November 25, 2010-1:16 am
|Bates Motel Holiday Hayride!|
Each and every haunt season, The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is one of the top haunts and hayrides in the entire nation. However, once again, as the haunt season has come to an end, the Bates Motel goes from scary...to merry!
The attraction includes a ride on a sound equipped hay wagon, through the rolling hills of Arasapha Farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The farm has been set up with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings, bridges and brooks. You will come face to face with live reindeer, and see an animated Santa’s workshop.
The 20 minutes long hayride is choreographed with all the favorite songs of the season. After the hay ride, relax by the bonfire, or warm up with a cup of cocoa, or have your picture taken with Santa, and get an up close look at their famous live nativity scene. You can also pick a Christmas tree and wreath for the season.
The event runs from November 26-28, December 3-5, 10-12, and 17 – 23. The times are 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
For more information go toHolidayHayride.com!
November 15, 2010-2:02 am
|Kersey Valley Christmas!|
As is a new trend with haunted hayrides, during the holiday season they convert from a haunted attraction to a holiday attraction. Opening up for 2010 on November 26, and running through December 19 for their third year is the Kersey Valley Spookywoods!
If you are near High Point, North Carolina, and are looking for a family holiday event, then come to theKersey Valley Christmas, where you can snuggle up under a warm blanket with your loved ones on a hayride. You will be taken around the farm where you will experience the Christmas story as narrated by Rod Davis from 99.5 WMAG!
While there, you can experience their animated lights, and a 35 foot tall Christmas tree with over 60,000 lights, and fire effects all themed to music. You can also get a real Frasier Fir Christmas tree. Before you leave, be sure to stop by Santa's forest, and have pictures taken with Santa. You can also build your own Christmas wreath.
You can also enjoy some caramel kettle corn, chocolate chip cookies, roasted nuts, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider!
November 2, 2010-1:16 am
|Exorcist deluxe toy on the way!|
After years, and years of waiting impatiently for a deluxe figure set after they revealed a pretty cool Regan figure doing the "spider-walk", NECA is giving action figure fans of The Exorcist exactly what they have bene begging for.
Coming this October is the deluxe Regan figure that was originally meant to be released in 2008. This deluxe set includes Regan in her bed with motorized head spinning action, and acutual voices and sounds from the film.
The suggested retail price is $39.99, and can bepre-ordered now!
October 2, 2010-10:37 pm
|Hauntworld's Top 13 Haunts!|
Each and every year, Hauntworld unveils their new list of the top 13 haunted attractions, and they have finally unveiled their list for 2010.
The top haunts are.....
We congratulate the winners, and you canclick here to check out Hauntworld's official top 13 haunts page!
September 17, 2010-1:35 pm
|Outrage At Pennhurst Asylum!|
Earlier today a news story aired in Philadelphia about the growing outrage at the upcoming haunted attraction, Pennhurst Asylum.
The attraction was featured last year on one of the annual America Haunts episodes. Randy Bates, of the legendaryBates Motel and Haunted Hayride, is collaborating with Pennhurst owner, Richard Chakejian. The attraction is set to open September 24 on the grounds of the former Pennhurst State School and Hospital.
The former hospital was the center of a lawsuit in the 1970's stating that residents with developmental disabilities were beaten by nurses, strapped to beds, or ignored, left naked, alone and drugged.
The families of those former patients have started a petition to get the attraction closed.Click here to read the article, and watch the report!
August 31, 2010-8:44 pm
|A Legendary Haunt Tour!|
This November come to the edge of hell, as on November 12 and 13 you are invited to a once in a lifetime event featuring tours of the nation's most famous haunted houses located in Kansas City, Missouri.
The five haunts included in the tour are;
The price for this event is $295 per person, and pricing is good through November 1, 2010. After November 1, the price increases to $325 per person. Hotel and airfare not included in price.
For complete details visitLegendaryHauntTour.com, or call Jenny Braverman at (847) 784-2409
August 25, 2010-8:35 pm
|Home Haunters Website Contest!|
Matthew Freyer Productions visual design studious proudly presents the first annual Home Haunters Website Giveaway. 3 lucky home haunts will receive, professional website design, original artwork, a custom logo design, and web hosting for one year!!
If you are a home haunter and feel your home haunt is amongst the best ever, then simply write an essay explaining why you feel your home haunt deserves a website so you can show it off to the world. It is also highly recommended that you send links to an existing website, photo album, youtube channel, or any other network you use to show everyone how you scare the crap out of people.
Please send all entries and questions email@example.com! All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on August 2, 2010!
July 11, 2010-12:14 am
|July 4 at the Myers House!|
It is going to be a 'scream' this July 4th at the North Carolina Myers House as you are invited to to their "4th of July SCREAM Celebration" event.
They will be having a potluck style grill out (hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.), lighting fireworks, and watching the originalScream!
The event starts at 7:30 pm, and will last until about 11:00 pm.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as space is very limited!
June 21, 2010-2:37 am
|Dennis Hopper dead at 74!|
Dennis Hopper, whose unmistakable presence graced the silver screen for five decades in classics like Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, and Speed, died on Saturday after a grueling battle with prostate cancer. The actor was surrounded by family and friends when he died at his home in Venice, California shortly after 8 am. Hopper was 74.
The actor just recently recieved a star on the Hollywood walk of fame on March 26, 2010.
Despite all of his famous roles, us horror movie fans will always remember his portrayals of Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright in theTexas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, and as Kaufman in George A. Romero's Land Of The Dead.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans!
May 30, 2010-4:46 am
|Homer Mill Destroyed!|
Early Sunday morning, a devastating fire completely destroyed the Homer Mill haunted house and restaurant.
The fire started sometime before 4 a.m., said Homer Fire Department Chief Kurt Swope. Fire fighters saw flames shooting through the roof of the old building when they arrived at 109 N Byron St.
With much of the building already in flames shortly after 4 a.m., firefighters went into “defensive mode,” Swope said. They worked to protect surrounding houses and keep the fire from spreading.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Swope said.
Several neighboring fire departments assisted. Most crews left the scene around 9:30 a.m. Homer fire fighters were still on scene at noon.
The Homer Mill was situated in a Historical Grain mill in the town of Homer, Michigan!
May 17, 2010-2:04 pm
|NECA's new Exorcist figure!|
NECA is back at it again with another great looking horror action figure. This time is it is a deluxe electronic Exorcist box set that will feature motorized head-spinning action, and will play sounds from the classic 1973 horror film.
It's priced at under $39.99. The release date for this Regan figure will be this September/October. So you can look forward to it hitting the shelves this fall.
There is another Regan figure that was released a few years ago that features Regan doing her "spider walk" from the famous edited out scene from the film!
April 25, 2010-11:13 am
|PDX Zombie Prom 3!|
It's time to party like it's 1980, as the 3rd Annual PDX Zombie Prom has officially released tickets to the Saturday, May 15 event. This year's theme is, "Pretty in pieces" to go along with the 1980's theme. Attending zombies are encouraged to attend in their finest 1980's zombie prom attire.
There will be a special appearance by the Barnyard Ballers. Other noteable at the event include; Nekronots, DJ Skittish, DJ Apocolypse, DJ Non, and the event will be hosted by Uncle Eerie, and there is still so much more!
For more information go to www.pdxzombieprom.com!
April 11, 2010-11:31 pm
|Cutting Edge Haunted House Open Valentine's Day Weekend!|
The Guinness World Record largest walk through haunted attraction is opening it's doors for you and your loved one on Valentine's weekend.
TheCutting Edge Haunted House located in Fort Worth, Texas is inviting you to spend the night with that special someone as you walk through the world's largest haunted house lit only by candellight during it's special "Twisted Love" candellight presentation.
The attraction will be open on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th from 8 pm - 10:30 pm.
The ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, and $20.00 for children 10 and under.
The Cutting Edge Haunted House broke the world record for the largest walk through haunted house just last year. The Cutting Edge is located at...
February 3, 2010-10:36 pm
|Raycliff Manor Spring Break!|
The surveys were filled out, and the fans have spoken, and due to overwhelming positive response, Raycliff Manor is bringing back their Ghouls Gone Wild Spring Break event.
The third annual event will be held in Joplin, Missouri on Friday and Saturday, March 19th and 20th. This will be the last chance to come out and enjoy the Raycliff Manor and Carriage House attractions before they begin renovations and updates for the upcoming 2010 haunt season!
Tickets will be available beginning at 6:30 pm at the ticket window, and will be only $15.00 for a pass to both attractions for this one weekend special event.
Also, you can go into the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks located in the Northpark Mall in Joplin, MO and when you donate blood, you'll receive a $2.00 Discount Voucher for the Ghouls Gone Wild event at Raycliff Manor. This means that if you donate blood, you'll be able to enjoy both attractions during this event for only $13.00!RaycliffManor.com will be updated very shortly with the information!
January 30, 2010-3:40 am
|Zelda Rubinstein Dies at 76!|
Actress Zelda Rubinstein, who is best known for her portrayal of the spirit talker Tangina in Steven Spielberg's 1982 film Poltergeist, has passed away. Her agent, Eric Stevens, confirmed the news that she passed away of natural causes at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles on January 27. She was 76 years old.
Zelda had been hospitalized in December after two of her major organs failed. According to reports, family insisted Rubinstein was on the mend earlier this month.
A close friend said that she was very much at peace at the time of her passing.
For us horror fans,Poltergeist is the film she is best remembered for, but she also appeared in Poltergeist 2: The Other Side, Poltergeist 3, the Poltergeist television series, and Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon.
Her non-horror film, and television credits includeNational Lampoon's Last Resort, Sixteen Candles, Caroline In The City, Picket Fences, and 'Mr. Belvedere!
Jaunary 28, 2010-5:11 am
|2010 Transworld Hauntshow!|
On March 25 - 28, 2010 will be the annual Transworld Hauntshow, taking place in St. Louis, Missouri. With the show just around the corner, the events of the convention are now set.
On Wednesday, March 24 there will be a pre-show Speed Seminars & Bowling Party from 12-5:30 pm. Immediately followed by Insane Shane’s kick off party.
On Thursday there will be adding revenue, and sideline businesses seminars. Plus, there will be a behind the scenes tour ofThe Darkness. There will also be an opening night party at the Dubliner pub.
On Friday, there will be marketing your event, and operating your event seminars, followed by theHaunted House Association with their party.
There are lots more events, seminars, haunt tours, and more set, including an auction, and theInternational Association of Haunted Attractions annual awards Banquet. Go to www.hauntshow.com for the complete schedule of events, and all of the information you want on the event!
January 12, 2010-4:21 am
|New Elm Street DVD Set!|
With the April 30, 2010 release date for the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake coming up quick, New Line is not wasting the chance to re-release the eight films in the original franchise in a new DVD box set that's arriving on April 6.
New Line hasn't packaged all of the films together as a set since they released that black-boxed special edition collection back in 1999.
Since the original box set release the films have been paired up on two sets, featuring four films per set.
There has been no official word as to any extras there may or may not be on this collection. At this time all that is known to be included are the 8 films, includingFreddy vs Jason.
However, Robert Englund fans should note, that while the new box set artwork features the dark image of Freddy, it is the Freddy played by Jackie Earle Haley in the upcoming remake, and not the original Robert Englund version.
The glove on the new box set artwork has been replaced via photoshop with an original glove!
Jaunary 8, 2010-1:08 am
|Zombie Christmas Carols!|
A few days ago I got my hands on a copy of a new book that is a must own for the zombie lover in your life this holiday, or should I say helliday season.
The book is called,It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols, and it is written by Michael P. Spradlin. The book also features unbelievably gross, but fun illustrations by artist Jeff Weigel, and an introduction by New York Times Best-Selling Author Christopher Moore.
This book takes around two dozen classic Christmas carols and flips them around with a zombie twist to make them Christmas SCARE-ols, instead of carols.
Some of the carols include;
I personally read this book, and it is THE must own book for zombie lovers during the holidays!
December 10, 2009-2:32 am
|NECA's New Freddy Figure!|
Even though it's a figure, here is you best shot to date at seeing the face of Freddy Krueger from the upcoming remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Horror figure fans can rejoice in the fact thatNECA Toys is creating a new Freddy Krueger figure from the upcoming remake due out in April of 2010.
There will be a burned Freddy (pictured), and a pre-burned Freddy as played by Jackie Earle Haley. Pictures of both figures can be seen atDread Central.
NECA's Head of Product Development, Randy Falk said that NECA has re-aquired the rights to both Freddy, and Jason. He said that both of the Freddy figures will be released before the remake is released, and there are plans for a new classic Freddy figure to commemorate the original film's 25th anniversary.
If you go tofigures.com, you can read the whole Q and A with Randy Falk.
You can view the trailer righthere on our youtube channel!
November 28, 2009-2:29 am