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!

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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