Ghostly Manor Transforms SCARY to MERRY!

Sandusky, OH, November 22, 2011 - Ghostly Manor Thrill Center will open its doors on November 25th for their 2nd Annual Christmas Winter Wonderland 3D Walk-Thru.  Visit the family entertainment center this December and enjoy Christmas attractions for the whole family. Ghostly Manor has torn down the ghosts and goblins and replaced them with elves and angels to completely transform their facility for this Christmas season.  
Enter the Winter Wonderland, grab your magical glasses, and embark on an exciting journey.  The adventure takes you to the North Pole where you can see Santa’s house and all his helpers.  As your enchanting walk continues, the journey changes to 3D and leads you through extraordinary holiday scenery to the Christmas nativity. While you’re there you can also take a virtual 4D wintery trip on the XD 4D Theater featuring the NEW movie "Sleigh Ride".
And if that’s not enough be sure to come out and enjoy The Ghostly Manor 5th Annual Christmas Light Show. The show is FREE and runs nightly throughout the month of December from 6pm to12am.  Listen to your favorite Christmas tunes synchronized to tens of thousands of lights.  All you need to do is drive up, tune your radio to 99.7 FM and sit back and enjoy.  Although the show is free Ghostly Manor asks that you bring a non perishable food item to benefit their friends at the Victory Kitchen in Sandusky.

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center Christmas 3D Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center - 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH, 44870.
Friday, November 25th 2011 – Saturday, December 31st 2011
• Admission for Christmas Wonderland 3D Family Walk-Thru is $7 for ages 10 & up, $5 for ages 10 & under, and free for ages 5 and under with a paid adult admission.
• Admission for XD 4D Theater Sleigh Ride is $7. Riders must be 40 inches or taller.
• Admission for 4th Annual Christmas Light Show is free! Show repeats every 30 minutes.
For more information, please call 419-626-4467.
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HorrorHound Weekend Invades Cincinnati, OH!

The popular HorrorHound Weekend will be invading the Crowne Plaza North in Cincinnati, OH November 11-13. Meet your favorite horror movie icons, watch special screenings of movies, check out tons of vendors and have a haunting good time. For details, please visit

City Blood's Visitors Choice Haunt Is Reavealed!

Voting for the second annual Visitors' Choice Award started on September 28th, 2011. Visitors of City Blood got the chance to vote for their favorite haunt in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana. Nearly 15,000 votes were made during a 44 day period that ended On Friday, November 10th. People had 161 choices to vote for their favorite haunt. But, only one haunt would become victorious. It was a heated battle between haunts from all over, but one haunt has been voted as the best.
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City Blood's 2011 Haunt Awards Are Here!

The 2011 Haunt Awards are here. Did your favorite haunt come out victorious and who is this year's Haunt of the Year? You can only find out in City Blood's 2011 Haunt Awards. It's a scare!

2011 Haunt Awards

Halloween Crazy Featuring The Dent Schoolhouse

Don't forget to tune into the Travel Channel on October 30th for Halloween Crazy. It will feature Cincinnati's very own "The Dent Schoolhouse".
Sunday, October 30, 2011
9:00pm - All Ages
Travel Channel
Check your local listings

Factory of Terror Reclaims Title!

The Factory of Terror in Canton, OH has reclaimed the title of longest walk-through horror house. On August 27th, 2011 it was measured and the final measurement is 3,795 ft. Congratulations Factory of Terror.

Woman Arrested For Getting Violent At Haunt!

A woman is arrested Saturday for punching an employee at The Haunted Hotel in Louisville, KY. She was apparently drunk and combative with workers. When officers arrived, Bottoms was grabbing Haunted Hotel employees. She kept fighting with police after she was arrested. 24-year-old Jessica K. Bottoms is being charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

HalloWeekends Pictures

Metromix Cleveland just posted their coverage of HalloWeekends 15. 113 photos featuring all 10 haunted attractions, decorations and more are online. Click on the link below to check it out.

Industrial Nightmare Changes Name and Adds New Haunts!

Industrial Nightmare in Jeffersonville, Indiana is now Industrial Terrorplex and has 4 haunts that are sure to raise your blood pressure. This includes Industrial Nightmare, Dementions, Carnevil 3D and Infected. I'm looking forward to seeing all the haunting changes at this Indiana classic.

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Sandyland Acres Releases New Video Featuring Farmers Revenge!

Travel Channel Films at Dent!

Sunday, September 25 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Dent Schoolhouse was one of 4 haunts picked NATION WIDE to be featured in a new Halloween show coming out this October! We want to pack Dent and show The Travel Channel what Cincinnati has to scream about!

We have dropped the tickets down too $15 for a general admission (includes Detention Hall also)! These can be purchased online at exclusively!

Here is your chance to get scared on NATIONAL TV! (Note this is not a guarantee that your image will be included in the episode)

Dead Acres Behind The Scenes Videos

Check out some behind the scenes footage of Dead Acres/Haunted Hoochie. There's a reason why it's been rated America's Most Outrageous Haunt.

Don't Stop Believin' Dent Video

Watch Jasper and Jynx become one in this new and hilarious video from the guys at The Dent Schoolhouse.

Halloween Haunt Opens Sep 23rd!

 Halloween Haunt opens September 23 at Kings Island
Most immersive horror experience in Midwest features 13 highly-intense and chilling attractions

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  Screams of pure panic pierce the night.  There’s nowhere you’re safe in the most immersive horror experience in the Midwest – Halloween Haunt at Kings Island!

Halloween Haunt is a veritable playground of terror featuring more than 500 ghastly creatures lurking in the shadows searching for souls, 13 highly-intense and spine-chilling haunted attractions, and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet. 

This year, the bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt will feature two new thriller mazes, Holiday Horror and Mysteria, and an all-new fear zone, Nightmare Alley.

Returning haunted attractions include CarnEvil, Club Blood, CornStalkers, Cut Throat Cove, Massacre Manor, Slaughter House, Tombstone Terror-Tory, Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack. 

Also back by popular demand for a third season is the Hot Blooded live stage show in the Showplace Theatre and midget wrestling with the Half Pint Brawlers in the Festhaus. 

Kings Island’s favorite thrill-ride attractions are open during Halloween Haunt.  Favorites include The Beast, Diamondback, Firehawk, Vortex, Drop Tower, Invertigo, Delirium, Flight Deck, The Racer, Flight of Fear, Adventure Express, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Monster, Zephyr, Scrambler, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Dodgem, The Crypt, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill and WindSeeker. 

The event dates for Halloween Haunt are Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00pm until 1:00am on September 23, 24, 30; October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. 

Friday nights feature the ‘Wall of Monsters’ when the gates to the underworld open at 7:00pm.   Only the bravest of souls will make it past the vast array of vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, undertakers, clowns and assorted ghouls and monsters they’ll encounter on their way into the park. 

On Saturdays, the park opens at 11:00am with everyone’s favorite rides and attractions.  All eight indoor haunted mazes open at 5:00pm.  The full Halloween Haunt experience begins at 7:00pm. 

Monster savings on tickets for Halloween Haunt are available online at  Discount tickets are just $24.99 on Friday nights ($12 savings off the regular price at the park of $36.99) and $29.99 on Saturdays ($23 savings off the regular price at the park of $52.99) when purchased in advance.

College students can purchase tickets for Halloween Haunt on Friday nights for just $24.99 when they present a valid college ID at any front gate admissions window. 

Halloween Haunt is not for the feint of heart and will ravage your senses.  This in-your-face horror experience continues to break new ground and is filled with terrifying mazes, disturbing clowns in 3D and outrageous “live” shows.  No other Halloween event in the Midwest can match the number of scares, blood, terror and gore. 

Parents, be advised.  Halloween Haunt includes graphic scenes, suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for children

For more information on Halloween Haunt, including attractions, rides, photos and deadly deals on tickets, log onto

Halloween Haunt at Kings Island:  Pray for daylight! 

Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.”  In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

Travis Fessler Sets World Record!

Job Fair at Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory


The legendary Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory at 1300 Triplett Blvd. in Akron are seeking dozens of workers who want the thrill of bringing screams to the autumn air during the 2011 Halloween season.

Anybody who believes they have what it takes to join the Scream Team as a monster, actor or makeup artist is asked to attend our monstrous job fair on Wednesday, September 14 at 6 p.m.
All applicants must be at least 16 years old.  These are paid positions.
The screams return when The Haunted Schoolhouse and The Haunted Laboratory open for the 2011 season on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.  We've got more demented details at  We're also haunting Facebook.
Each of our attractions, which are two of the oldest in the coutnry, have become an Akron tradition -- the 2011 haunted house season marks the 38th year for The Haunted Schoolhouse and the 31st year for The Haunted Laboratory.  
Our haunted attractions have been ranked among the best in the nation by AOL Digital City, Fangoria, HauntWorld and
The Schoolhouse features three floors of fright inside a former elementary school where guests come face-to-face with droves of creatures and classic monsters.  The Haunted Laboratory takes its guests through four floors of terror where experiments have gone awry.  New for 2011 -- a portion of the Haunted Laboratory is now in eye-popping 3D!
NOTE: Media outlets are invited to cover our job fair.
Do you dare to be scared? 
The Scream Team
Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory
1300 Triplett Blvd.
Akron, OH
Press contacts:
Cindy Johns:  Haunted Houses Inc. VP
Ryan Haidet:  Haunted Houses Inc. press relations (330-715-9788)

Top Haunts in Nation Revealed!

Hauntworld's Top 31 Haunts list (AKA Top 13) has been released and quite a few haunts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have been included among the best in the nation according to Hauntworld.

#11: The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, OH)
#14: Dead Acres (Pataskala, OH)
#21: Terror Town (Maumee, OH)
#28: The Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory (Akron, OH)
#30: ScreamPark (Lexington, KY)

Most Outrageous Haunted House: #1 Dead Acres (Pataskala, OH)

Top 13 Screamparks: #12 Talon Falls Haunted Screamfest (Paducah, KY)

Scariest Locations For Haunted Houses: #6 USS Nightmare (Newport, KY), #10 The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, OH)

To read the entire article, please visit

Dent Schoolhouse Takes Over Ohio River

 Sunday, September 4 · 12:00pm - 9:30pm
 Ohio Flood Wall 

As always, your favorite Dent faculty members will take over the Ohio flood wall to gear guests up for the P&G River Fest and the WEBN fireworks!

Stop by the Dent Schoolhouse booth to pick-up your coupons, grab a photo op with your favorite un-dead, and more! 

Win Tickets to Watch Fireworks on USS Nightmare!

Watch the WEBN Fireworks from USS Nightmare. Have a perfect view while enjoying all of the frightful fun inside one of the most unique haunts in the country. For more information on how to win tickets, please visit the following link.

USS Nightmare is Looking for a Few Good Monsters!

Hello!  It’s that time of year again.  The USS Nightmare, Cincinnati’s favorite haunted attraction, is once again hiring for the annual Halloween show in preparation for its 20th season which kicks off with a bang on Riverfest Day, Sunday, September 4.  This annual event marking the unofficial end of summer is a fantastic way to welcome the haunting season and save big too!  Tickets can be purchased online in advance for a 50% savings off the regular admission rate.  Please find the complete 2011 Riverfest information attached.

Anyone interested in joining our crew should plan on attending the job fair this weekend at the USS Nightmare in front of Newport on the Levee along Riverboat Row in Newport, KY.  Join us Friday, August 26 from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday, August 27 from 1-2 p.m.  Candidates must be 18 or older and bring 2 forms of identification to be considered.

Additional information can be found online at

We look forward to scaring the ship out of you!
USS Nightmare Crew

New Attraction at The Land Of Illusion!

For 2001, The Land of Illusion will feature a total of 6 attractions and Club Zombie. The new attraction for this season is called "Field of Screams". Land of Illusion describes it as a corn maze with a diabolical twist. Land of Illusion has also changed itself from a Haunted Theme Park to a Haunted Scream Park.

For more information, please visit

HalloWeekends Changes Names of Haunts

Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH will be changing the names of a couple haunts this Halloween season to please mental health advocates that complained last year.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, said Cedar Point promoted false stereotypes last Halloween by calling a haunted house "Dr. D. Menteds Asylum for the Criminally Insane" and a musical show "The Edge of Madness: Still Crazy."

The Sandusky Register quotes CEO Dick Kinzel of parent company Cedar Fair as saying the haunted house will keep the hospital theme but be renamed. He says Cedar Point doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
A park spokesman says the show will change to "The Edge of Madness: Six Feet Under."
NAMI Ohio chapter executive director Terry Russell says Cedar Point is moving in the right direction.

For more information on Cedar Point, please visit

Sandyland Acres Job Fair!

Sunday August 28th Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride & Farmers Revenge will be holding their 2011 Job Fair.
If you like to scare people and are interested in being a monster or need some extra cash for the holiday season, then please apply between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at 7172 Belleview Rd Petersburg , KY 41080  or email Sandyland Acres at sandylandacres@aol for more info .
Visit the website of Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge at

New Haunt Alert, New Haunt Alert!

The Haunted Lakes combines both a walk through and a hayride haunt for one low price! 30 minutes of fun & fear, 50 acres of lakes & woods. Walk thru many attractions, listen to Erie music, enter the tunnel of darkness & when you emerge, board the death wagon for the ultimate fright hayride.

See the witches cauldron, & Deck of Doom. Ride the Death Wagon (hayride) past the Bone Yard, Wall of Torture, Guillotine execution, into the Forbidden Forest, Lake of the Dead, Boggy Swamp Cemetery & much more! See the Grim Reapers death pit, Scare Crows Field of Horror, Jason's Machete Mutilation, Walking Zombies, Chain Saw Maniac's & Dead Bodies everywhere.......and numerous other special scenes too good to expose here...!

*Address: 3491 State Route 235 – Next to WPAFB – Fairborn, Ohio
*Dates & Hours: Open Sept 22 thru Oct 31 - Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun - Dark till Midnight
*Haunted Lakes Phone: (937) 318-5757
*Ticket Prices: Adults $13.00 - $12.00 with coupon - Kids (10 & under) $6.00 - Second time thru half price

The Dent Schoolhouse Teaser!

Cincinnati, OH. The Dent Schoolhouse release one of several videos coming out for 2011. With the season almost here the new video teases you to the point of death… or just wanting more! The trailer shows off a very SMALL amount of what is to come in the newly re-done and opened basement of the schoolhouse.

For more information on The Dent Schoolhouse, please visit

Fear Camp in Photos

Fear Camp at Fear Fair in Seymour, Indiana was a spooktacular success. Feel free to check out many of the photos that were taken at this haunting event by clicking on the link below. Also don't forget to visit Fear Fair's website by clicking on the second link below.

Fear Camp

Fear Fair

Boomsday is Coming!

The annual tradition known as Riverfest will be here very soon. The night before people from all over the Cincinnati and Kentucky areas will set up their lawn chairs to reserve their spot for the fireworks spectacular. Over the past couple of years USS Nightmare in Newport, Ky has joined in on the fun and from 4-8 PM will allow people to tour their classic haunt for only $10 a ticket.

Please visit as more information comes in on their annual Riverfest haunt tour.

Damien Reaper's New Website!

Damien Reaper's new website is online. Learn about the history of this iconic character throughout the years. If you've ever wondered how Damien's look has evolved or how he originally started in the haunt industry, then this website is one you definitely need to visit.

Check it out at

New Skeleton's Lair Video

Here's a video that was recently uploaded to Youtube by Skeleton's Lair Haunted Woods & Hayride in Settle, KY. It's entertaining and gives you an idea of what the haunt is all about. You can find out about Skeleton's Lair by visiting their website at

Fear Fair's Fear Camp

August 6th, noon-6pm Fear Fair in Seymour, Indiana will be holding its first ever Fear Camp. If you've ever wanted to act in a haunted attraction or just improve your makeup or acting skills, then you're in luck. This one day free event will feature instructors from various haunts such as Bud Stross of The Dent Schoolhouse, Lucian Tomes Jr of Baxter Avenue Morgue and a variety of other skilled professionals in the haunt industry. If you're interested in attending this unique event then please reserve your spot by sending an email to and provide information like your age, sex, etc. Spots are limited, so please don't hesitate to contact Fear Fair.

For more information on Fear Fair, please visit

Diggin' Deep By Ryan Haidet

Ryan Haidet of The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory in Akron, Ohio also works for Metromix Cleveland as one of their entertainment writers. Check out his fascinating article on Midnight Synidcate and learn about this haunting band that has been so influential in the Halloween and Haunt industry.

Midnight Syndicate CD Release Party

The world renowned band Midnight Syndicate has released their highly anticipated CD "Carnival Arcane". This will be their 14th album to date and is sure to be a hit among those looking for some spooky tunes. You can get more information on Midnight Syndicate by visiting and you can check out pictures of the release party by clicking on the link below.

The Zombies Are Coming, The Zombies Are Coming!

Join others as they rot away while dressed up in full zombie gear for the Lorain County Food Drive and Zombie Walk in downtown Amherst, Ohio. Admission is $5 plus two non-perhishable food items and all the frightful fun begins at 3 PM sharp. Don't worry if you are unsure on how to become one of the living dead because special makeup and air brush artists will be on hand to help those become zombified for only $5. Mark your calendar and practice your zombie strut for the Lorain County Food Drive and Zombie Walk.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page at!/loraincountyzombiewalk?sk=info

USS Nightmare Featured In Magazine!

USS Nightmare in Newport, KY is featured in the latest issue of Hauntworld Magazine. Very few haunts located in Kentucky get much coverage in magazines and finally one of the most unique haunts in America is featured. Everytime I visit this classic haunt, a chill goes down my spine because of how spooky it is. You can't beat the setting of an old haunted steamboat on the Ohio River. Be sure to pick yourself up a copy of issue number 28 of Hauntworld Magazine at and you can read the full length article on the homepage of

For more information on USS Nightmare, please visit

Meet Baxter and Dexter

Check out all the crazy mayhem that goes on behind the scenes with some of the characters at Dungeons of Delhi in Cincinnati, OH. Get a chance to see the demented clowns Baxter and Dexter as they walk through many areas of the haunt that the public never sees. It's a fun and entertaining video to say the least.

You can get more information on Dungeons of Delhi by visiting

World's Longest Horror House is Crowned!

On July,15h 2010 Guiness World Records declared Lewisburg Haunted Cave as the world's longest walk-through horror house after measuring it at 3,564 feet. Right now the haunt isn't promoting this huge accomplishment that well with only one mention of it on their website. Hopefully they advertise it on banners, billboards and signs this haunt season because a big accomplishment like this will only increase ticket sales. It costs thousands for a haunt to have Guiness World Records to travel to the United States and verify a record, so hopefully they get their money's worth.

For more information on Lewisburg Haunted Cave, please visit

The Land Of Illusion Will Start Off the Haunt Season!

The haunt season will be here sooner than later. The season officially kicks off with the opening of The Land of Illusion in Middletown, OH on September 2nd. As far as I know, this is one of the earliest openings for a haunt with the exception of haunts that are open year round. The crowds will obviously be small opening weekend for LOI. But considering how much marketing they do, we all may be surprised at how many people show up early in the season. Their brand new haunt "Field of Screams" may also help entice those who want to get lost in the corn.

For more information on The land of Illusion, please visit

Retrospective of MHC is Online!

City Blood would like to thank the Midwest Haunters Convention for posting our retrospective of MHC on their website. The history of this extremely popular convention was part of City Blood's 2011 coverage of MHC. You'll learn about the past, present and future of Midwest Haunters Convention and how it's evolved into the second largest haunt convention in the country. Please visit and look for MHC History in the menu.

Farmers Revenge Coming Soon!

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride in Petersburg, Kentucky is making a lot of changes for the 2011 haunt season. New this year is their brand new attraction "Farmers Revenge. This new attraction is an indoor haunted house/maze that's inside 2 barns. There's little known about Farmers Revenge, but we'll be sure to keep you up to date when more information comes in. In the mean time you can visit Sandyland Acres' new site at

The Rise Of The Websites!

Every year about a couple months before the haunt season begins, many new haunt websites pop up. It's cool to see how haunts want to be percieved from year to year and 2011 is no different. The Fear Experience in North Olmsted, OH has a brand new website which is much cleaner than previous websites they've had. It's fast and not confusing in the slightest bit. They have even created a professional quality commercial that features clips from the haunt and people's reactions to what they just experienced.

Other websites that are new this year include Sandyland Acres in Petersburg, KY. Their new website is themed perfectly and gives you an idea of what the haunt is really like. Freddy Krueger and Leatherface hiding in the cornfield was also a great touch as well as the crows serving as icons for the menu. I also can't forget about Dungeons of Delhi in Cincinnati, OH. Their new website is a huge step up from previous years. It's a bit cutting edge and includes an improved logo for the haunt. It will be interesting to see how different haunts overhaul their sites this season and please don't forget to visit the ones I just mentioned by visiting the links below.