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