Listings of Haunts Open During the Christmas Season!

* Factory of Terror (Canton, OH): Dec 13th! Tickets are $16 online pre-sale, or $20 at the door.

* Fallsburg Haunted House's Yuletide Terror (Louisa, KY): "YULETIDE TERROR": Dec 13th, & 14th. Ticket sales are from 5:30pm-midnight $10.00 per person

* Fright Manor's Nightmare After Christmas (Indianapolis, IN): Dec 27th & 28th 7:30pm-10pm $10.00 per person (cash only)

 * Ghostly Manor Winter Wonderland Walk-through (Sandusky, OH): Nov 29th - Dec 31st  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children( 3-10). Children 2 and under are free. Admission to the movie “Sleigh Ride” is $7. Riders must be at least 40 inches or taller. Check for show times. Admission to the outside Christmas Light Show is free.

* Nightmare On Ash Street Haunted House's "Evil Christmas" (Terre Haute, IN): They're open Dec 27th & 28th 7pm-12am. Tickets are $6.00. Receive $1.00 off when you bring a toy donation that goes towards Toys For Tots.

* Scareatorium Happy Horrordays (Columbus, OH): Dec 13th &14th from 7:30pm-11:00pm. Tickets are $17.00 for both The Asylum and RIP's Funhouse in 3D

* Scream Acres Ct's Black Christmas (Covington, KY): Dec 7th, 13th, & 14th 7pm-12am

* The Haunted Hotel's Bloody Xmas (Louisville, KY): Dec 14th & 21st. 8pm-12am. First 100 tickets sold are $15.00, after 100 normal pricing applies

City Blood's 2013 Haunt Awards!

City Blood's 2013 Haunt Awards are here. Haunts we reviewed in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana during the haunt season are considered for this year's awards. Enjoy the print version or the audio version. The audio version features music, movie trailers and more.

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Transworld Purchases Midwest Haunters Convention!

Here's an important message from the producers of MHC.

Almost ten years ago to the day the organizers of the Midwest Haunters Convention, Kelly and Neena Collins & Barry and Kathy Schieferstein, received an email announcing the end of the Ohio Haunter’s Conference. We made the decision at that time to continue to offer an event for the entire haunt community in the Midwest and MHC was born. Ten years later the show has grown beyond our wildest expectations to the point where it is no longer possible for us to grow and manage it in the way it deserves.

Today Transworld Exhibits has agreed to purchase the Midwest Haunters Convention and continue to present it as we originally intended, a place for the entire haunt community to come together and to Buy, Sell, Learn and Scare! The organizers would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past ten wonderful years – our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and attendees. We look forward, with great anticipation, to seeing Transworld take our dream and make it even better!”

Help Midnight Syndicate Concert Become Reality!

Midnight Syndicate launches Kickstarter campaign in support of MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! multimedia Halloween horror concert.

October 7, 2013 (Cleveland, OH) – After seventeen studio albums, including three horror movie scores and a motion picture of their own,  Gothic Halloween Horror music composers Midnight Syndicate have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a multimedia concert experience.   Entitled MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! the Halloween horror-themed show will feature  a unique blend of live Midnight Syndicate music, original films, music videos, and live theatre.

"We want it to be a feast for the eyes as much as the ears," said Gavin Goszka, "a unique show that is not only a Midnight Syndicate concert but also something that stands on its own as a great horror multimedia experience."  In order create the visual elements of the show, the band is teaming up with of veterans from the special FX, film, and haunted house industries.   The initial group includes special FX legend  Robert Kurtzman (Creature Corps, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, KNB EFX), director Gary Jones (XENA, AXE GIANT), David "House" Greathouse (FACEOFF, Mushroomhead), Jason Carter (BABYLON 5, THE DEAD MATTER), Beki Ingram (FACEOFF), and Jason Blaszczak of Screamline Studios (Rob Zombie's AMERICAN NIGHTMARE).  "Because of the style of our music and our ties to the film, roleplaying game, and haunted house industries we're in the perfect position to put together a unique show that blends the best of these different worlds," said Edward Douglas.  "It's a project almost two decades in the making.   We want to bring your nightmares to life," added Gavin Goszka.

"We've always been our own label and distributor with little commercial radio airplay, so it's really been the fans' support over these past seventeen years that has allowed Midnight Syndicate to continue to grow.  They really are the best fans in the world," said Edward Douglas.   "This live concert is something that our fans have been asking us to do for many years.  The Kickstarter campaign is giving us the opportunity to involve them from the beginning and allowing us to take this exciting next step together."

MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! Kickstarter Campaign:
Midnight Syndicate Official Website:

Check Out Our Weekly Haunt Reviews!

The haunt season is here. So head on out to your favorite haunts and get the crap scared out of you. City Blood will of course have it's annual reviews of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Haunts. Hopefully we'll survive the terror. We hope everyone who travels to their favorite haunts has a safe season and I pray that the weather cooperates. Click on the link below to read the latest haunt reviews.

USS Nightmare is Open For Riverfest!

Newport, KY, August 2013 – Have you seen it? The massive wrecked steamboat sitting along the Newport waterfront may seem out of place to some. But for Halloween lovers, the return of the USS Nightmare is a sign that fall is just around the corner and the haunting season is about to begin! Just in time for its 22nd season, the USS Nightmare crew members are putting the final touches on this year’s show and are anxious to welcome “visitors” on board beginning with a special showing on Riverfest Day, Sunday, September 1.

Built on an authentic wrecked steamboat, the USS Nightmare is annually one of the scariest and highest rated attractions in the Greater Cincinnati area making it the area’s best Halloween entertainment.
Come aboard, if you dare, and be among the first to experience this year’s tour which exposes new areas of the historic Death Dredge. On Riverfest Day, enjoy the show for a discounted ticket price of just $10 per person. (For even bigger savings, purchase online before Riverfest Day for just $8!) Ticket sales will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the show will be open from 4 to 8 p.m.

Then, make your way back to your spot for the viewing of the spectacular fireworks display marking the unofficial end of summer. Want to miss the mad rush and traffic after the fireworks? The USS Nightmare Landing Family Fun Center complete with Laser Rage laser tag, game room and snack bar will be open following the Big Bang!

Please visit for more information.

Queen City Slaughter Yard Teaser!

Check out the video for The Dent School House's newest attraction called Queen City Slaughter Yard. The second video will debut on Monday, August 26th.

For more information on The Dent Schoolhouse, please visit

Help a Haunter in Need!

A very special person by the name of Nate Bolen is in bad shape right now. He's been a staple at Haunted Hoochie for many years and currently has a severe blood infection which has caused his kidneys to shut down and his liver to not function properly. He's on life support and hopefully there's a miracle and he wakes up.

Nate has been laid off and was living off of unemployment while he looked for another job. He was the sole provider for his family before unemployment and now his wife Amber has to work 2 jobs to make ends meet and feed her family. Nate is currently disabled in the hospital ICU on life support and his unemployment benefits will end as well as his insurance coverage. Please help this family anyway you can and pray for Nate.

I've known Nate for close to 10 years and I don't want to lose a friend in the haunt industry. Below are ways you can help. Even if you can't donate money, just pray for Nate and his family. I know he can pull through this.

Butch Patrick who played Eddie Munster will be at The Baxter Avenue Morgue this year on October 11th and 12th. He will also be the grand marshal for the Halloween Parade. We'll keep you up to date as more info comes in. 

Please visit for more information.

USS Nightmare Job Fair is Coming Soon!

The USS Nightmare is hiring for the 2013 Halloween season, and we are looking for a few more ghouls. We are searching for the creepiest, the toughest, and the scariest monsters and fiends that the tri-state has to offer. Think you have what it takes? Then join us for our 2013 job fair.

Have you ever wanted to work for the best haunted in house Cincinnati? Here is your opportunity! We are looking for crew members who:

*Are 18 years or older
*Have energetic and fun personalities
*Are able to work during the show season (normal show schedule is Wednesday through Sunday from September 14 to November 2)

Friday, August 23 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

USS Nightmare Dock
101 B Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071

Please apply in person! Bring photo ID and social security card!

For more details regarding USS Nightmare Employment: email us at

USS Nightmare location:
On the waterfront behind Newport on the Levee
101 B Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071
Visit for information on the haunt.

Fort Wayne Haunted Cave Gets New Owner!

Breaking News: The evil geniuses behind The Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor have purchased The Haunted Cave in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They hit the ground running and had a great meet and greet with the crew and staff on Saturday. The excitement started right away when they heard that retiring owner Jerry was endorsing them and would still be around on a limited basis until he moves to Utah in 2014. A busy season just doubled! City Blood will keep you up to date as more news comes in. For more information on The Haunted Cave, please visit

Help Get a Haunted Attraction Movie Made!

If you love Halloween then check out this KICK-STARTER program being created by a friend of The Haunted Hydro. Don Patterson needs all HAUNTED HOUSE FAMILY & FRIENDS to help him make his DREAM a REALITY. Plus you get some really cool stuff too. Pledges start at $10 and please consider supporting this creative cause. 

Read more about it at

ScareAtorium Needs Help Moving!

The ScareAtorium is moving. We'll be going to a bigger location and adding a 3rd haunt!!!
We're planning to start moving this coming Friday, July 26 through the weekend. We’ll be paying people to assist with the move and to clean up the new site. We'll provide food, snacks and beverages too. Tentative dates and times for moving are as follows:

- Friday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm (we should be able to finish before 6)

We'll rent a U-Haul truck to move what we weren't able to fit in the semi trailers. We won't start emptying the semi trailers until next weekend.
Please let me know if you will be able to join us and when. I may rent a second U-Haul truck if we have enough workers.

We'll have the west anchor position at the Northland Plaza Shopping Center on Dublin Granville Road (Rt 161) and Cleveland Ave, on the Southwest corner of the intersection. It's across the street from the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Easily accessible from I-71 and I-270.

We'll have 40,000 sq ft of space. I'll share tentative plans with you when we meet. 
We’re getting a three year lease with a 3 year extension option. We would really like to have a place we can stay for many years until we can afford to buy or build a new building. 
Please try to help us with the move. Bring a friend. The more the easier on everyone. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Kelly & Neena Collins

Please visit for more info on ScareAtorium.

Have Your Haunt on the Radio!

The guys from Return Of The Living Podcast are gearing up for their haunt preview 2013. They have contact a lot of haunts, however, they would like to open it to everyone. If you are a haunt owner, director, or pr please email them at to set up your preview. You can either do it in person or phoned in. Any and all haunts are welcomed!

For more information on Return of The Living Podcast, please visit

Sandyland Acres Wants You!

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride & Farmers Revenge in Petersburg, Kentucky are looking for some frightful monsters this haunt season. If you're interested in becoming part of their crew then please attend their job fair on August 4th from 4pm-7pm.

For more information please visit

Dent Schoolhouse WEBN Zombie Walk!

The Dent Schoolhouse and WEBN 102.7 FM have teamed up to make Cincinnati ground zero for the largest zombie outbreak in the area! It all takes place at Cincinnati's largest party, the P&G Riverfest and The Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks!

This zombie walk is free and open to all ages! 

The route for the zombie walk is coming soon!!!

Come dressed as your best walking DEAD for a chance to win one of the following zombie contests:

- Most Disgusting
- Best Couple/Group Theme
- Best Pop Culture Theme (TV/Movie/Comic/Gaming)
- Best Zombie Kid
- 2013 Cincinnati Zombie of the Year (Best Overall)
-WEBN Favorite

More information coming soon! Start preparing for the infection!

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Indiana Horror Host Passes Away!

Legendary horror host Robert "Bob" Carter has passed away. He was better known as "Sammy Terry" and could be seen weekly on TV in Indiana homes in the 60's and 70's. He was 83 years old. Carter's son, Mark plays tribute to the iconic character throughout the year. Purchases Haunted Attraction Magazine!

Haunted Attraction Magazine, the longest running haunted house magazine sells it’s assets to industry leader, Haunt Holdings LLC, the parent company of

Houston –, the world’s largest online directory of haunted houses and Halloween activities, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Haunted Attraction Magazine. With haunted houses becoming over a 1 billion dollar industry, the merging of these industry giants create a synergy destined to reach haunted house professionals, hobbyists and the general public.

Industry veteran, Steve Kopelman, will be the Editor-in-Chief and co-publisher of the magazine while Christopher Brielmaier will be the art director and co-publisher. Together they intend to publish a quarterly magazine that will feature horror/haunted house celebrities while providing an insight to an industry that has maintained double digit annual growth the past decade. Their first issue will be published in September and will continue the Haunted Attraction Magazine tradition of featuring the must see 31 haunted attractions for the 2013 season.

“This acquisition allows us a bigger voice in the industry and will offer us the opportunity to even better showcase the haunted house experience to the general public.” Steve Kopelman, Co-Publisher.

Midnight Syndicate's Monsters of Legend

June 20, 2013 (Cleveland, OH) - On July 19, Midnight Syndicate will release it's sixteenth studio album, "Monsters of Legend." This "tribute to the golden age of horror" will feature sweeping symphonic horror instrumental music and sound effects in the signature style the band pioneered. "We want to make you feel like you are a character in one of those classic horror films - that you've entered a world where any one of the iconic characters from the Universal Horror and Hammer Films could be right around the corner," said composer Edward Douglas.

The CD artwork features original images from classic Universal Studios horror movies including Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, and Dracula. "Listeners will hear the influence of the Universal Monster, Hammer, and Euro Horror films from the 30s through the 70s, not only in the music but in the images the songs conjure," added Gavin Goszka. Although the band promises the new disc will deliver the dark atmosphere haunted attractions, roleplaying gamers, and Halloween enthusiasts expect from them, they feel they've crafted a disc that transcends their favorite time of the year. 

"As we did on Carnival Arcane, we're always trying to take things up a notch both musically and with the sound design. There is a lot going on in this one. Plenty to pull you in, spark your imagination, and keep hold of you anytime you're looking to visit that mysterious place in your mind's eye."

The CD will be available for pre-order the first week in July. In addition to other new merchandise, Entity Productions Halloween Music will be releasing a special edition 12" vinyl version of the Monsters of Legend album, hand-numbered and limited to 250 copies.

For more information on Midnight Syndicate, please visit

Are You an Actor Wanting to Work in Australia?

If you know of any actor who might be interested in going to Australia, The Haunted Hydro in Fremont, OH is holding Auditions/Boot Camp at the Hydro next weekend. They must be able to be gone at least 2 months from Aug 4th - Oct 3rd and one person either to stay through October or just to come for the month of October. They need to sign up for the class ASAP. Please contact Beth Turner at

For more information on The Haunted Hydro, please visit

Legendary Akron Haunt Owner Passes Away

City Blood is saddened by the loss of haunt legend, Don Johns. Don was the creator and owner of The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory in Akron, OH. Since 1974 He's been scaring people all over the world with incredible set design, unique effects and great characters with the heart stopping Haunted Schoolhouse. In 1981 he purchased the Guggenheim Airship Institute next door and created The Haunted Laboratory. In 2009 We awarded The Haunted Schoolhouse "Haunt of the Year" and Don's one of a kind haunts never cease to amaze us. Don was only 63 years old when he passed away, but he's created a huge legacy during his time on earth and has been an inspiration for haunts around the globe.

While I didn't know Don personally, I respected his dedication to his craft and thank him for creating long lasting memories for my family and I. Who can forget the electrifying Tesla Coils, the death defying air tunnel and the countless homemade sets and props? The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory are iconic haunts with unique elements that make them one of a kind. The Haunted Schoolhouse is also one of the oldest haunts in the nation and will be turning 40 this year. Time really flies when you're getting scared witless.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Don. The haunt industry will not be the same without him and may his legacy live on. 
WKYC Article

Haunt Design Launches New Education Center!

Haunted House Design Revolution.
Haunt Design Launches New Education Center

Lexington, Kentucky (May 17th 2013) - Haunted house design website, Haunt Design, officially launches its brand-new Education Center today in response to it’s growing demand for educational resources and “how-to” information.

“The response to HDK (Haunt Design has been huge,” says website creator Tyler Barnett. “Since our launch back in February, the site has welcomed some 950 unique visitors and has had nearly 5,000 page views.”

Haunt Design focuses on haunted house and attraction design using modern technology to make the process easier and more accessible to the smaller, family-owned attractions. Currently, the website hosts several free downloadable “kits” that are made to be used with Trimble’s SketchUp; a free 3D modeling software provided by Google.

“SketchUp is a wonderful program. Many architects use it today to design and pre-visualize their homes or projects,” Barnett says. “We’re just trying to bring this technology into the haunted house industry and make it as easy as possible for attraction owners and designers…but it does come with a learning curve; which is why we created the Education Center!”

The Education Center at Haunt Design will be home to free articles, interviews, videos and resources…all in an effort to help sway the learning curve for its users. “This is a big step for us,” Barnett added. “But we’re trying to revolutionize the way people are designing their shows…and this is just our first leap forward.”

For more information, please visit

7th Street Haunt is Looking for Monsters!

Lou-Evil's" award winning 7th Street Haunt is looking for monsters, ghosts, and ghouls to strike fear into hundreds of victims this Halloween season. This haunted attraction is one of a kind. If you like horror, gore, and love scaring people then this is the place for you. If interested and would like to know more about this once in a life time chance to get paid for something you love doing then please email them at

For more information on The 7th Street Haunt, please visit

New Haunt is Coming to Shepherdsville Kentucky!

The creators of Nightmare Forest in Brandenburg, KY bring you a new haunt that will be invading Shepherdsville, Ky this Halloween season. It's called Dead End Hotel and promises to be a quality event that is sure to put a chill down your spine.

Dead End Hotel is a hotel themed haunt that's primarily indoors. It's based on a hotel built around the 40's and had to shut down in the late 60's to early 70's.There was a strange and unfortunate murder and Justine Brown was found hanging in one of the rooms upstairs. Guests reported sightings of ghosts, and complained of the sound of footsteps in their room. 

Every room in the hotel has a hotel theme, from a hotel room, to a secret gambling room, a bar, the janitor's closet, etc. Once you complete going through the hotel there will be approximately 5 sites that will be outside. These scenes will be based off of a carnival that used to reside at the Dead End Hotel.

Dead End Hotel will be open every Friday and Saturday starting September 20th. It's located at 495 South Lakeview Dr, Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40216.

City Blood will keep you up to date on any further news that might develop. Please visit their Facebook page at

Clown Photo Shoot at MHC!

On June 8th, the Cannibal Crew will be doing a clown photo shoot at this year's Midwest Haunters Convention. They are trying to get more people to come and need as many clowns as possible.

The Cannibal Crew is doing the photoshoot at noon on Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and there will also be a picnic afterwards. Everyone is invited, but you have to be wearing a clown costume, makeup or anything clown related. For the picnic, please bring your own plates, food, blanket etc.

For more information, please visit the event page at

HorrorHound Weekend Invades Cincinnati!

HorrorHound Weekend will call the Sharonville Convention Center home this year. Your favorite horror movie merchandise, masks, posters, shirts and more will be on display. Meet your favorite horror movie and TV icons from The Walking Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, The Munsters, Halloween and more! Say hi to The Dent Schoolhouse at their booth at the must see horror convention of the year.

HorrorHound Weekend takes place at the Sharonville Convention Center March 22nd-24th. For more information, please visit

HAA Oscares Awards 2013

Listen to the Haunted Attraction Association's Oscares Awards 2013. They took place at the 18th annual Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, MO. We congratulate all of the winners.

City Blood's 2013 Transworld Video!

City Blood attended the 2013 haunt tradeshow known as Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show. Here is a compilation video of all the sights and sounds of the show.

Please visit for more information on Transworld.

See Everyone at Transworld!

The haunt industry's biggest and best trade show will be here very soon. I'm talking about Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show of course. City Blood will be there in full force taking pictures and covering the event for those who can't attend. If you're involved in the haunt industry in any way then you need to be in St. Louis for the haunted event of the year simply known as Transworld. See you there!

For more information on Transworld, please visit

MHC Pre-Convention Haunt Tour Tickets Are on Sale Now!

Pre-Convention Haunted Attraction bus tour tickets are on sale now! Starting at $269 includes, 20+ Haunted Attractions, Charter Bus ride, Hotel and all your meals. Weds, June 6 & Thurs, June 7 we'll visit 8 haunts in Ohio, Indiana & Michigan. Go to the web site for more info and to sign up now!

The Harlem Shake Dent Schoolhouse Style

Check out The Dent School House's version of the Harlem Shake and get up and dance. For more information on The Dent Schoolhouse, please visit

Be Part of Dent's Harlem Shake Video!

The Dent Schoolhouse is taking their turn at parodying the infamous youtube video Harlem Shake!!! The shoot is Saturday at 5pm, at The Dent Schoolhouse. The parking lot across from the schoolhouse will be open. Attendees are asked to be dressed as a zombie, monster, or something ridiculous!

For more information on The Dent Schoolhouse, please visit

MHC Paranormal Ghost Tours Announced!

We’re back!!! Last year our Paranormal Ghost Hunt Tour sold out in just a few weeks and so we are going back again. We asked attendees last year if we should find other locations to tour and they responded with a rousing “Hell No, we want to go back”! So the trip is on, unfortunately just one bus of 50 people, so don’t wait; this awesome experience will sell out quickly.

MHC is hosting a bus tour to two of the most popular haunted building in Ohio; the Ohio State Reformatory and the Bissman Building in Mansfield. The bus departs from the Hyatt Regency Columbus at 9:30 am and returns by 6:00 pm for a day of Paranormal Ghost Tours.

This all day tour is only $79 and includes a charter bus ride, guided tours and lunch. Both attractions have been visited by several Ghost Tour Hunting groups and they’ve documented their visits on numerous TV shows. They’ve also hosted filming for several blockbuster movies. 

Both of these buildings have documented numerous unexplained disturbances. Enter them at your own risk. The tours are not recommended for children or people with a heart condition or mental disabilities. Everyone will need to sign liability release forms on site. 

Please join us at the Midwest Haunters Convention June 5 – 9 in Columbus, Ohio.

MHC Friday Night Bus Tour Announced

Friday Night Bus Tour: Unit 70 and Haunted Hoochie!

The MHC has assembled a fantastic chartered motorcoach tour on Friday night, June 7, 2013, featuring two stops in Columbus, Ohio at Unit 70 Studios and the Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres!  Tour guests will have the opportunity to visit two haunted attraction industry leaders in one night.  There will be a limit of 600 tickets sold for the bus tour.

The first destination will be to Unit 70; now celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year.   They are eager to show off their new building in Columbus. Bo Bruns and his crew are inviting Bus Tour guests to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most creative haunted attraction prop manufacturers in the US.  You’ll start in their showroom and then tour the factory where you’ll see props in production.  They’ll provide snacks and beverages during the tour too.

Everyone on the bus tour will have a chance to win a prop from Unit 70.  We’ll hold a drawing during the tour and give away a special prop from Bo. Unit 70 Studios will be a private event and only available to our guests on the bus tour.

The second stop will be at Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres: the World’s Most Aggressive Haunted Attraction!  This R rated haunted attraction is not suitable for anyone under 17.  There are two attractions and some of the best scenes you’ll ever see.  Tour guests will experience a full sensory assault featuring in your face horror.

Post tour activities at the Hyatt Regency will include evening entertainment featuring Monster Scary-Oke.  Tickets on sale now!  CLICK HERE

Indy Haunt Open for Valentine's Day

Fright Manor Valentine's Day Massacre is on Friday and Saturday, February 15th and 16th, from 7:30 pm - 10 pm (later if needed). It's only $10 per person (cash only and no coupons). They are located at 2909 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, In 46225. This is an excellent way to get your date's heart racing, muhamuhamuha.

For more information on Fright Manor, please visit

Tornado Damages Haunt in Illinois!

Ashmore Estates, Ashmore Illinois, suffered major damage from a tornado last night. It is owned by Scott, the “Spookmeister”, and Tanya Kelly. They lost the roof of the building, the clown maze, the concessions shed, and a camper. The family and animals are safe.

EVERYTHING MUST GO: they have to *immediately* sell all costumes, props, software, animations, the solar powered marquis sign, and all other haunt paraphernalia. Please call Scott 217-512-9499. They have no power and no access to Facebook, so please contact us via phone as necessary.

Ashmore Estates
22645 E CR 1050N
Ashmore, IL 61912

From Scott and Tanya: We can't check FB easily right now, so if you're asking what you can do to help, this is what you can do:

1. repost that we are selling all the props, costumes, and other haunt paraphernalia asap.

2. Come over any time today, and bring your gloves, mud boots and muscles. We need to move a lot of things very quickly.

3. Bring us cardboard cartons and boxes.

Thank you so much. Our grief and shock over these losses is eased by how you, our community of friends and loves ones, are reaching out to us.

Big Announcements From MHC!

Back in the summer of 2004 a relatively unknown event emerged from the darkness. It was known as the Midwest Haunters Convention  (MHC). This rather small gathering of ghouls took place inside Cooper Stadium, Columbus’ Minor League Baseball stadium and former home of the Columbus Clippers and Terror Park Haunted Attraction. This small assembly of fear had only 30 vendors, 25 classes and 300 attendees.  Last year  (2012), MHC  had 75 vendors, 40 classes and 2500 attendees!

2004 was also the beginning of our signature events  Bloody Mary’s Monster Make Up Wars and Ms. Scary Midwest.  After 9 fabulous years of competition we are celebrating our 10th year !  This year’s   Monster Make Up Wars will be open to any teams of three (two artists and a model) including  all teams from past years. We will draw five lucky teams at random  to compete. Applications will be accepted online now until March 16th.

Ms Scary Midwest is changing this year too!  We’re inviting all nine past pageant winners to compete exclusively for the title of the 10th Anniversary Ms. SCARIEST MIDWEST.    It promises to be the BEST OF THE BEST!

 The Haunted Hoochie & Unit 70!!!

We’re excited to announce plans for a fantastic bus tour on Friday night, June 7.  We’re going to Unit 70 Studios and the Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres! 

Unit 70 is celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year and they’re anxious to show off their new building in Columbus. Bo Bruns and his crew are inviting our guests to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most creative haunted attraction prop manufacturers in the US.

Next, we’re going Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres, the World’s Most Aggressive Haunted Attraction!  You’ll experience a full sensory assault with in your face horror.

We’ll wrap up the night with a party at the Hyatt. We’re finalizing costs now and hope to start selling this exciting activity very soon.

We’re still finalizing details, but this should be one of the highlights of the weekend. Watch for more info soon.

 MHC @ The Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency is our host hotel during the convention.  Our bus tours and parties are hosted at the Hyatt and the bar on the second floor is the official hangout for our attendees.  Your rooms are just an elevator away.   The Hyatt is offering a special $116 (plus tax) room rate for our attendees; this is the lowest rate available for a downtown hotel.

The Hyatt is offering all registered guests discounted self-parking of $8 daily with in/out privileges in the Chestnut Street Parking Garage.  The Hyatt is a beautiful hotel and they welcome our attendees and accept us for who we are (a bunch of crazies in costumes)!

Don’t get left out; reserve your room today.  They don’t charge your credit card until you arrive.  Why wait and risk missing out on this great deal?

Book your room now Online - Click Here

We also have a block of discounted rooms at the Drury Inn & Suites (connected through the food court) for overflow guests.  They are offering a $124 room rate for our attendees.  After filling both of these hotel properties; we will try to set up room blocks at other hotels downtown.

 2013 Pre-Convention Bus Tour!

This is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity to tour haunted attractions.  Tour plans include a two-day (Weds, June 5 and Thurs, June 6) motor coach excursion to the Southwest Michigan area.  We’ll be touring several of the top 10 rated haunts in Michigan.  Listed below is the tentative agenda for the tour.  We’re still finalizing the meals, hotel and trip expenses.  Keep checking our web site for updates.   

Necropolis, Indianapolis, In

Indiana Fields of Fears, Lafayette, In

Fear Itself, Mishawaka, In

Niles Screampark, Niles, Mi

Phobia House, Kalamazoo, Mi

The Haunt, Grand Rapids, Mi

Terrorfied Forest & Manor, Pinckney, Mi

Terror Town, Toledo, Oh

Scare Fair, Lima, Oh

That’s nine haunts with 16+ total attractions on the tour.  You’ll have two full days of screams!

For those of you going on the bus tour and returning to stay through the weekend at the Hyatt; you’re eligible for an $81 (plus tax) room rate on Tuesday night and they won’t charge you for your room on Wednesday night.  You can leave your luggage in your room while on the bus trip and return to your room on Thursday night (provided they don’t need your room).  Wow, how cool is that?

 MHC Education - Final Call For Speakers

We’ve always been known for providing excellent educational opportunities at affordable prices.  We’re lining up a fantastic team of presenters and we’ll finalize our educational offerings very soon.  Do you have a unique skill or talent?  Are you someone who has a passion for sharing your ideas?  Do you have an idea for a class that you have not seen offered in the past?  Do you know someone who you think should be giving a class?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then MHC wants you!  The Midwest Haunters Convention is looking to fill 25 seminars and ten workshops with great presenters in the area of makeup, acting, business, props, and haunt design.  We only have a few spots remaining and we’re looking for talented instructors and topics.  If you are interested in applying please visit our website and complete the form at: