Waverly Hills Christmas Event Cancelled!

    
Waverly Hills Sanatorium's Christmas Last Light Show has been cancelled because of a thieve. The shack containing a laptop that had the entire show on it was stolen one night. The $5,000 program is backed up, but there's not enough time to reprogram the show. Click on the link below for extended details.

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MHC 2018 Pre-Convention Haunt Bus Tour Info!



Here is the latest news on the MHC Pre-Convention Bus Tour
The Midwest Haunters Convention is returning with a two day bus tour that includes 9 haunted attractions, plus a stop in Hell for Ice Cream. We'll be touring haunts throughout NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Some haunts on the tour are located in historic or unique buildings. We have a prison, schoolhouse, Hydro plant and scream parks. A couple are truly haunted and half of them have been in operation for 10+ years. One is a former record holder of the longest haunted attraction in the world.

Some have 3D attractions, some are 4+ stories tall and most will be dark and staffed with actors.
We're spending the night in Auburn Hills, Michigan. You'll make your own hotel reservations for only $89 with tax for 1 to 4 people per room. We'll make a couple meal stops offering multiple choices including a world renowned restaurant that originated in 1932. This is going to be memorable trip and we're limited to 200 lucky participants.

Tickets start at $345. Includes admission to all 9 haunted attractions, charter bus transportation with entertainment, most meals and snacks. Go to www.midwestshow.com to register now.
The tour originates in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a list of our haunts and stops.

Wednesday, May 23
Lessons in Fear, Perrysville, Oh. An old schoolhouse, built in 1924. After years of vacancy, this haunted schoolhouse brought fright into this small community. Get ready to be schooled in the lesson of fear. With just two seasons under their belt, the haunt encompasses three floors of fright. There are many challenges to open in a former schoolhouse. John and Flo will shared their experiences working with a rural community and overcoming numerous hurdles. They're making plans to serve us a great lunch too.

Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Oh. Includes a paranormal tour of this historic haunted building and a Haunt Tour of Blood Prison. The Ohio State Reformatory was built in 1886 and closed in 1990 with a ghostly past. Since the prison opened its gates to the public, it has been considered among ghost hunters as one of the most active haunted places in the United States. Escape from Blood Prison received great reviews and praise from industry professions this past season. You'll be able to tour both attractions with a lights on tour, but bring a flashlight, some portions may be completely dark and be prepared for anything; this place is truly unpredictable.

Rotten Manor, Holly, Mi. In only their third season, Rotten Manor has become one of the premier attractions in the Michigan haunt scene. It boasts the largest custom structures of any haunted attraction in Michigan; a highly-detailed, theatrical, and immersive experience in fear. New in 2017, they added a Midway with old school carnival games, casket ride, photo ops and concessions. In 2017, The Scare Factor review scored them a 9.55. Includes a snack.

Saint Lucifer's Scream Park, Haunted Asylum, Grand Blanc Township, Mi. The haunts are set up at Playland Fun Center, Michigan’s oldest fun center since 1969. They have arcade games, go-kart tracks, mini-golf and an escape room. They set up a temporary haunt during the season and they'll have it up for our bus tour. You'll see how to incorporate a haunted attraction into your family entertainment center. Saint Lucifer's Asylum for the Mentally Insane is a cutting edge psychiatric hospital specializing in electroshock therapy. The stories of macabre events happening to innocent people were told everywhere. The state ordered it closed in 1974. Join us on the tour to St. Lucifer's and discover for yourself the meaning of fear. Includes pizza after your tour!

Erebus, Pontiac, Mi. Erebus was founded in 2000 and has gained national recognition as being one of the top haunts as well as earning the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's longest walk-through haunted attraction in 2005. They held that title through 2009! Erebus leads it's victims through four stories of unique and terrifying paths with fear so intense some call it PAIN! This is one haunt everybody will be talking about. After your tour; head to the roof for snacks and refreshments.

Thursday, May 24
Hush Haunted Attraction, Westland, MI – Start the morning with a scream, as we journey deep into the town of HUSH Falls. The town has been overtaken by a government-tested virus, and now all citizens have been infected. Wander the streets, alleyways, shops, sewers, and tunnels as you try to evade the hordes of bloodthirsty and demented creatures. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a slice of New Orleans, complete with highly detailed scenes, original concepts, creative set designs, stellar acting and tons of eye candy around every corner!

Hell, Michigan, Stop for lunch, ice cream, photos and shopping at a most unique location. Lunch is on your own; they'll have several food options at reasonable prices. Everyone gets a complimentary ice cream sundae! We'll visit Screams Souvenirs from Hell & Screams Ice Cream. Their gift shop has a wide range of gifts from hell and Halloween decorations.

Awaken, Leslie, Mi. Awaken is Mid-Michigan's newest haunt featuring over 13,000 scary square feet of horror. With only two seasons under their belt, Awaken is quickly climbing the charts with reviewers and we're looking forward to see what they have prepared for us. They're known for Hollywood quality sets, high quality actors, and an action packed, heart pumping event. Many of their authentic props come with a very eerie active past, such as old funeral homes, churches and haunted estates. A good scream is just what we need after lunch to keep us going. Here's a chance to see how a former auto dealership has been converted into an very impressive haunted attraction.

Jackson’s Underworld, Jackson, Mi. Jackson's Underworld Extreme Haunted House is 4 stories, over 115,000 sq ft. It takes an averages 45 minutes and just under one mile long of creature lurking, thrill seeking, adrenaline rushing, heart racing haunted attraction!

Thursday Dinner stop - This meal stop will be on your own. We're offering a variety of restaurants with economical choices: Tony Packo's, Wendy's, Burger King or Subway in Sylvania, Ohio (north side of Toledo). The buses will park in a central location and the restaurants are within a short walk. We'll have 90 minutes to eat. Tony Packo's was made world famous in the 70's by Corporal Klinger from MASH. Many celebrities have visited "Packo's" for Hungarian specialties and drinks. Check out their website menu and background on this historic restaurant, www.tonypacko.com.

Haunted Hydro, Fremont, Oh. The Haunted Hydro resides in a “REAL” decommissioned hydroelectric power plant built in 1911 on the Sandusky River. It’s believed the catastrophic floods of 1911 and 1913 (which caused many deaths and severe destruction) created a curse on the building. This facility has provided many paranormal groups vast resources for unique and successful investigations. This is the only one of its kind haunt in the United States and is the perfect setting for a haunted house business. We’ll tour all areas of the formidable concrete hydro plant except the basement. The Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, still under the original ownership of Crazy Bob and Beth Turner, will be celebrating their 29th season of screams in 2018. The building and additional attractions are true to the “old school style haunting” with highly trained seasoned performers and a scream park atmosphere alongside the river. The tour will include admission to one of their three high-speed escape rooms. The Crazy Bob Shirt Shack and Gift Shop will be opened as well as the Museum/Ghouls Gallery for your enjoyment as well. This will be our last stop for the tour and we’re confident the Haunted Hydro will provide memorable entertainment for our group! Warning from Crazy Bob… “Expect the Unexpected!”

Hotel info - We're spending the night in one of the top Quality Inn locations; they’ve received a platinum award for exceptional service from Choice Hotels. Our host hotel is the Quality Inn Hotel, Auburn Hills, Michigan. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a free hot/cold breakfast buffet, a fitness center and a meeting room for our group upon arrival. Guest rooms include a high-definition flat-screen television, refrigerator, desk, coffee maker and hair dryer. We have a block of rooms with a King size bed (up to 2 guests per room) and Doubles with two queen beds (up to 4 guests per room). Our room rate is $80 ($89 with tax), attendees will reserve their own room.

Bus info - We'll ride in comfortable charter buses and provide bus monitors with videos, games and prizes. You are welcome to bring overnight luggage and small coolers to store under the bus. We are limited to four buses and 200 total guests.

City Blood's Latest Articles Are Up!


City Blood's latest articles have been posted and they couldn't be any more different from each other. The first article covers Land of Illusion's Christmas Glow which is their drive-thur Christmas Lights event which is one mile of dazzling lights. Afterwards be sure to enter the park for their Christmas village. Click here to read the article.

The next article covers the 25h annual Victory of Light Psychic Fair. This is a very unique expo where you'll find Native American art, palm readers, jewelry, clothing, Tarot Cards, seminars on communicating with the dead, angel merchandise and much more. Click here to read the article.

Haunt Awards 2017!

City Blood's annual Haunt Awards are up! Find out who won the award for scariest scene or which haunt is Haunt of the Year. Click here to see the results.

Lousivlle Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular Article!


 
City Blood's latest article has been posted. It covers the Louisville Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular. It's one of the most unique events in Kentucky and embodies the Halloween spirit. What's better than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns? Click on the link below to read this great article and to see some amazing pumpkins!

 http://ohioshaunted.com/jackolanternspectacular17/

Haunted Hoorah Forced To Move!



 
Haunted Hoorah in Ashley, Ohio is encountering a major problem this haunt season. The Buckeye Valley School District is suing them and the reason is eminent domain. They can seize the land for their own use because they’re a government entity. The district is building a new elementary school and a portion will be on the same land Haunted Hoorah is currently using. This includes a bus loop. The school district only offered $95,000 for the land when it’s worth $330, 000. Haunted Hoorah will have a different location next season. There will soon be a civil trial scheduled for March at the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

For more information on Haunted Hoorah, please visit www.hauntedhoorah.com.

Phillip Morris Passes Away!



 It's a sad day for the horror and haunt industry. Phillip Morris of Morris Costumes has passed away at the age of 83. Phillip is well known for creating the classic Bigfoot costume seen in the Patterson-Gimlin film. He also was a magician that was heavily involved in Midnight Spook Shows. He created one of the first haunted house guide books in 1980 called How to Operate a Financially Successful Haunted House. He will definitely be missed, but his spirit will live on.

The 7th Street Haunt Haunters Against Hate Night



The 7th Street Haunt in Louisville, KY will have its Haunters Against Hate night on Saturday, October 7th from 9:30pm to 1am. There will be a variety of drag performers including T.B Sparrow, Sydney Hampton, Tova Ura Vitch and more. Performances will take place on the outside stage and will benefit The Louisville Youth Group. Tips are accepted. For information on The 7th Street Haunt please visit www.7thstreethaunt.com. For information on Haunters Against Haunt, visit www.hauntersagainsthate.com. It's sure to be a night of fright and fun while benefiting a good cause. The 7th Street Haunt is open from 8pm to 2am.