Merry Christmas From City Blood!

City Blood would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. We hope it's a safe and joyous day.

List of Haunt Christmas Themed Events

Here's a list of haunts that will be open during the Christmas Season. This list will be updated when more haunts release information.

Scream Acres Ct's Holiday Horrors will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th. Visit for more details.

ScareAtorium's Horror for the Holidays will be held on December 26th, 27th and 28th from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Visit for more details.

Yuletide Terror at Fallsburg Haunted House will take place on Saturday September 6th, Friday September 12th and Saturday December 13th. Please visit for more info.

Stillwell Manor's Nightmare Before Christmas-Santa's Sleigh Ride will take place on December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th 7:30 - 11:30 pm. Please visit for more info. 

Slay Bells at Fright Manor will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 12th and 13th 7:30 pm - 10 pm. Tickets are $10 a person (cash only). Please visit for more info.

Happy Hysterium Horror Days will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 26th and 27th. On Friday it's 6-9pm and on Saturday it's 4-8pm. Tickets are $9 in advance and $15 at the door. 

The 2014 Haunt Awards Are Live!

City Blood's 2014 Haunt Awards are live. Find out who won the coveted Haunt of the Year or who has the Scariest Haunted Trail. Nearly 70 awards have been given out to haunts we toured in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Hopefully your favorite haunt is a winner.

Click here to see who won!

The Chambers of Horror Sale!

The Chambers of Horror in Middletown, OH is now closed. They will be selling off all of the props, masks, makeup, walls, lighting etc. Everything is for sale!

The moving sale will be at the haunt on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm, November 11th, 13th, 18th & 20th to sell the props as they remove them from the maze.

Saturday, November 22nd from 1pm-8pm, they will have all props out and ready to sell. Pictures have been posted on their Facebook page.

For more information on The Chambers of Horror, please visit

Happy Halloween!

City Blood would like to wish everyone a safe and very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Final Year For Industrial Terrorplex?

Industrial Terrorplex in Jeffersonville, Indiana will have its final year in its current building. The large facility has been purchased and will be used for affordable senior housing units. It will include one and two bedroom units for ages 55 and older.

Click here for a full article on this breaking news. We'll keep you up to date if anything further develops. Please visit for more info on Industrial Terrorplex. 

Cincinnati Rated Number 2 For Halloween!  just rated Cincinnati, Ohio number 2 for the best city for Halloween. They rated each city based on

*Costume stores per capita
* Percentage of homes that are vacant
* Percentage of residents under 14
* Excited Halloween tweets per capita

To read the article, please click here.

Bloody Mary's Revenge Comes To Spooky Ranch!

World renowned Make-up Artist, Bobbie Weiner, aka Bloody Mary, comes to Cleveland, Ohio Friday, October 3, 2014 and Saturday, October 4, 2014. Bobbie will be making an appearance at Spooky Ranch, Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7pm and Saturday, October 4, 2014 7pm.

Bobbie Weiner, aka Bloody Mary will be at spooky ranch for the opening of THE OFFICIAL Bloody Mary Haunted House! Spooky Ranch is proud to obtain the only license in the United States for the exclusive Bloody Mary Haunted House, previously at Universal Studios Orlando. This will be Cleveland Ohio's Premiere Haunted Event, being the biggest, best and scariest haunted attraction called “Bloody Mary's Revenge.”

Opening in fall of 2014, the new haunted house is jammed pack with detail and filled with the latest in special effects, Custom CGI, and custom built one of a kind actor-operated hybrid multi-motion animatronics. Folklore has it that the fear of Bloody Mary runs deep. I Dare You.  Bobbie will be giving make-up demos, signing autographs, giving away her comic books, “The Tales of Bloody Mary.

For more information, please visit

M.A.U.L Invades Dungeons of Delhi October 3rd!

The acting troupe known as M.A.U.L will be invading Dungeons of Delhi on Friday, October 3rd. Bludzo, Damien Reaper, Fatso the Clown and other great actors you've come to love over the years will be scaring the pants off of you that night. This will be the biggest night in Dungeons of Delhi's history. Don't miss out!

For more information on M.A.U.L, please visit and for more information on Dungeons of Delhi, visit

Brand New Mazes and Events at Halloween Haunt!

MASON, Ohio – Experience evil incarnate for yourself, with new mazes and vile creatures, plus some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet at the region’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Haunt at Kings Island.

Halloween Haunt, Driven by SafeAuto, will start September 19 and run every Friday and Saturday night through November 1.

A veritable playground of terror, Halloween Haunt features more than 600 monsters, 11 mesmerizing mazes, four spine-chilling scare zones, and 20 rides including the Banshee, The Beast and Diamondback roller coasters.

Two new haunted attractions and new live stage show have been added for this year’s Halloween Haunt: Kill Mart, Slaughter House and Skeleton Crew.

Kill Mart will be the park’s largest ever haunted maze at more than 5000 square feet and will be housed inside an existing building in Coney Maul near the Vortex roller coaster. The attraction is themed as a department store that has everything you need with killer deals in every aisle.

Slaughter House will be housed inside a newly constructed building in Rivertown near The Beast. The attraction is a real meat-lovers delight. You never know who – or what – is on the chopping block.

Skeleton Crew debuts in the Showplace Theatre on Cemetery Drive. Prepare to be mesmerized by the acrobatic performances in this eerily entertaining show, featuring an incredible showcase of strength, balance and athleticism.

Popular returning haunted mazes include: Board to Death, CarnEvil, Club Blood, Cornstalkers, Delta Delta Die, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror, Tombstone Terror-Tory, Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack.

Blood Drums, a percussive blood bath of rhythm and music, returns for its third season. Ghouls Gone Wild, featuring Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Werewolf and others, returns to the stage following a four-year sabbatical.

Park visitors looking to make the most of their night can add Fright Lane with Skeleton Key for as low as $40, which gets them front of the line access to all 11 mazes and access to additional rooms in Delta Delta Die, Kill Mart, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror and Slaughter House.

Friday nights feature the “Wall of Monsters” when gates to the underworld open at 6:00 p.m. Only the bravest souls will make it past the vast array of vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, undertakers, clowns and assorted ghouls and monsters they’ll encounter as they enter the park.

On Saturdays, Kings Island opens at 11:00 a.m. with the transformation into Halloween Haunt beginning at 5:00 p.m. except September 20, when the park opens to the public at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for Halloween Haunt are as low as $29.99 when purchased in advance online at

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

USS Nightmare Opens on Riverfest Day!

Newport, KY, August 2014 – It’s back. It’s haunted. And it’s open on Riverfest Day. The mangled, massive steamboat sitting along the Newport waterfront seems eerily out of place. But for Halloween enthusiasts, the return of the USS Nightmare signifies that fall is quickly approaching and the haunting season is imminent. As season 23 draws near, the USS Nightmare crewmembers are putting the final touches on this year’s show and are restlessly waiting to welcome “visitors” beginning with a special showing on Riverfest Day, Sunday, August 31. 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 the wicked past of the historic Death Dredge. On Riverfest Day, experience 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. 

Please visit for more information. 

Scaredown Moves For 2015!

Scaredown in Waynesville, Ohio will not be open for the 2014 haunt season because they're in the process of moving to a new location for 2015. Below is the press release from the creator/director Josh Hasty.

Dear fellow freaks and fiends,

It is with great joy that I bring you the biggest news of our existence thus far. SCAREDOWN Haunted Attractions is moving to a bigger and better location! While the farm will always have a special place in our cold hearts, the time has come for us to move up and move on. Over the last two years, we have taken off faster than we could've ever planned. Thanks to our AMAZING fans and partners, we have become a place that many people consider their prime destination for not only fear, but for the all encompassing experience of Halloween, which we strive so fiercely to deliver each night.

Due to this humbling accomplishment, some new and exciting opportunities have been brought to the table. As these new opportunities presented themselves, I was faced with a very big set of decisions. Rather than focus on where SCAREDOWN has been the last 2 years, I am setting my sights on where I want to take it for the next 20 years, and with this the decisions were obvious. So once again, my insanely amazing team rallied together and we started our move. Our entire main attraction, Hellbilly Workshop (the barn) is coming with us. Obviously we will be leaving Devil House behind, but I can assure you, no one will be sorry about what's replacing it. Or what will be complimenting it.

Unfortunately, due to the timing of these events, which are out of our control, SCAREDOWN will not be open to the public for the 2014 season. But don't cry! We will still be very much alive and in your face all season long. Our marketing team has been putting together a list of special events and contests that will be guaranteed to make you soil yourselves, in true SCAREDOWN fashion. On behalf of everyone in the family, I want to thank you for your continuing support. I hope you will join us in seeing this season off as an investment in all of the many exciting seasons to come. In place of a 2014 trailer, please enjoy our short film - THIS EVIL HAS GROWN. And stay tuned as more details surface soon! May God help you in 2015.

- Josh Hasty

Goucher Haunted Hotel Won't Open For 2014!

We are here to report that there was a fire on July 22nd at the Goucher Haunted Hotel in Toronto, Ohio. There has been slight fire damage, but there appears to be significant water damage. The fire is believed to have been started by crew members using a blow torch near a rubber like substance. Fortunately no one was injured and the fire was put out by 3:30 pm. Unfortunately Goucher Haunted Hotel will not be open for the 2014 season because of the heavy water damage. Hopefully they come back next year bigger and better than ever.

For more information on Goucher Haunted Hotel, please visit

Zombie Apocalypse at The Fear Experience on July 11th & 12th!

Do you think you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Here’s your only chance to find out! On the weekend of July 11th, The Fear Experience will be presenting Apocalypse: Live Action Zombie Experience. Apocalypse is a live action event where you and your team will use advanced weapons to fight off zombie hordes. Apocalypse has been traveling the country, bringing their event to the biggest cities across America. Now, Cleveland will host the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse experience.

Apocalypse is a completely new form of entertainment. It combines a first-person shooter video game with a real-life interactive walk through. This is your only chance to see if you really could survive a Zombie Apocalypse! This unique experience has never been seen before in Cleveland.

You choose your team. You pick your weapons. Then, after you’re trained – the onslaught begins. You will be immersed into a city overrun by zombies! Check your corners as you travel through the desolate wasteland. Aim for the head as you pick off zombies one by one in your fight to stay alive.

Your weaponry will be full weight, metal body replicas of real-world M4 Rifles and Glock 17 Pistols. These are the same weapons that are used to train military and SWAT personnel. Pull the trigger for a real recoil, loud bang, and muzzle flash. These one-of-a-kind weapons will keep you alive and immerse you into your favorite action video game as you fight off zombie assailants.

Black Ops Mission: $50.00
Includes advanced military grade infrared laser weapon, twice the recruit mission ammo, entrance to Apocalypse: Live Action Zombie Experience AND the extended Black Ops Zone.

Please visit for more information.

Terror Tech is Coming Soon!

Terror Tech Haunter School is coming to the Greater Cincinnati Area on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11:00am-7:00pm at Scream Acres Ct. in 4399 Boron Dr, Covington, KY. Whether you are a novice haunter or an experienced veteran, Terror Tech has something for you.

With classes in

Scare tactics,
weapons use and combat,
Makeup and sculpting,
Character development,
Prop building,
and costuming on a budget,

Terror Tech is sure to have a class for you. Most of you have been to classes or seminars at various conventions. They have a great offering, but at Terror Tech, on the acting track, you will be taught in the haunt itself. No more “pretend this is here, and show me a scare”. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills in real life situations.

Please visit for more info.

Five Dollar Haunt for a Great Cause!

Members of the American Cancer Society have put together a haunt fundraiser for part of the Relay for Life event.  The maze goes from 8:30-11:30 pm. There will be a 30 minute intermission for a special ceremony being held at 10pm that will honor lost loved ones.  The price is $5. ALL proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society.

Factory of Terror Open Friday the 13th!

The Factory of Terror in Canton, Ohio will be open for Friday the 13th. See all the new additions and experience true terror. Tickets are $26 at the door and $20 online. Factory of Terror is open from 7pm-12am.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit

Experience Outbreak at Scream Acres Ct (Covington, KY)!

Three weekends, 6 nights. Navigate your way through the halls of Scream Acres Ct with a glow-stick as your only source of light. This is an unguided attraction, meaning all secret passageways will be opened and one wrong turn could bring you back to where you started. Try not to run into the infected while lurking through the pitch black maze. 

OUTBREAK will be open 
6/13 6/14
6/20 6/21
6/27 6/28

Open 8PM-1AM all nights. Tickets are $13 online and $16 at the door. Visit for more info.

Join Haunt Lovers Around the Country for the Midwest Haunters Convention!

June 6th-8th, the 11th annual Midwest Haunters Convention takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Last year, Transworld Exhibits purchased Midwest Haunters Convention for an undisclosed amount. It will be very interesting to see their take on this beloved event. As of June 1st, the tradeshow floor is nearly sold out with almost 115 vendors on display. There are more events than ever including The MHC Mystery Box Challenge, MHC Prop Display Contest, The Midwest Haunters Hall Costume Contest, Bloody Mary's Monster Makeup Wars, The Masquerade Party, various bus tours and much more. The ever popular seminars and workshops return and cover popular topics such as set design, makeup, prop building, acting and more.

Purchase tickets to explore the tradeshow floor for only $5 when bought online and at the convention center for $8. Prices vary for the different events, seminars and workshops that are available. Please visit for more information.

Land of Illusion Presents Midwest Mecca!

The Midwest Mecca is going to be unleashed at Land of Illusion in Middletown, Ohio. Hot rods, pinups, live music, Haunted Attractions, camping and more will be available at this one of a kind event. This extravaganza takes place on Friday, June 20th and Saturday, June 21st. Tickets online are $20 for one day and $35 for two days. At the gate tickets are $25 for one day and $45 for two days. Parking is $5.

For more information on Midwest Mecca and to purchase tickets, please visit

Craft & Vendor Show at Scream Acres Ct

Scream Acres Ct in Covington, KY will have a special Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th from 10 am - 5pm. Tickets are $3 a piece and proceeds benefit families of fallen soldiers.

Please visit for more information.

3 Ohio Haunts Featured in Magazine!

Issue 60 of Haunted Attraction Magazine features 3 great Ohio Haunts including Haunted Hoochie, Land of Illusion and The Dent Schoolhouse. Learn how to create realistic wounds, experience the famous Statesville Haunted Prison and read about some incredible Ohio Haunts. Subscribe to Haunted Attraction Magazine for a full year for $30.

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Netherworld Film Project!

Help Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross, GA release a movie based on their world famous horror house. You can pledge as little as $1 or as much as $10,000. The sky is the limit and there are a variety of rewards you'll receive based on how much you pledge.

Please click here to visit their Kickstarter Page to learn all about The Netherworld Film Project.

City Blood's 2014 Transworld Video!

Check out City Blood's video of Transworld's 2014 Halloween & Attractions Show! Please visit for more information on Transworld!

Horror Hound and Transworld This Week!

The biggest haunt convention and one of the most popular horror conventions is taking place March 20th-23rd. Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri features amazing vendors. You'll see grotesque animatronics, horrifying props, incredible CGI and much more. There are many frightening events like The Darkness tour. The Darkness is one of the most famous haunts in the country with detail that Disney would be jealous of. But you can't forget the parties, seminars and workshops. Insane Shane's Party and The Price Is Fright are the ghoulish gatherings you can't miss out on when you're in St. Louis for Transworld. There are also many classes and some free education. City Blood will be at Transworld and we hope to see you there! Please visit for all the haunting information.

Horrorhound Weekend takes place at The Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio March 20th-23rd. Meet you favorite horror icons like Bruce Campbell, Dog Bradley, the cast from The Walking Dead and more! Purchase horror collectables and some gory goodies while shopping on the convention floor. You won't be bored for a second because there's a film festival, film panels and more. It's the horror convention of the year! For more information, please visit

Midnight Syndicate Live at Cedar Point!

It's official! Midnight Syndicate will be performing LIVE at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends THIS FALL! After seventeen years, fourteen studio albums, three soundtracks, and a motion picture, Midnight Syndicate has announced that they are teaming up with the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point to launch their first live performances. "Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows," a multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film is scheduled to run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from Sept. 12 through November 1 at Cedar Point's 18th annual HalloWeekends event. 

These concerts will mark the first live performances for Edward and Gavin as Midnight Syndicate. "HalloWeekends is the perfect place to launch the first Midnight Syndicate Live! experience," said Douglas. "The venue is awesome and will allow us to fully realize the exciting, one-of-a-kind show we first envisioned. We're also really psyched to be working with a legendary amusement park that Gavin and I grew up with." Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair, added, "Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze."

Among those already attached to the project include: Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps, David "House" Greathouse (MUSHROOMHEAD OFFICIAL, FaceOff), Beki Ingram (FaceOff), director Gary Jones, 529 Films, EFX-Tek, and Screamline Studios. — in Cleveland, OH.

Waverly Hills Wants to Become a Hotel!

Owners Charlie and Tina Mattingly of Waverly Hills Sanatorium want to convert the legendary haunted hospital into a 4 star hotel, convention center, restaurant and more. This place where spirits dwell is used for ghost tours and an annual haunted attraction. The Louisville Metro Council's Planning, Zoning, Design, and Land Development Committee voted unanimously for recommendations to approve zoning for the Mattingly's project. The Louisville Metro Council met today and approved the zoning change request by a 21 to 0 vote.

Click here to read an in-depth article on this breaking news!

Land of Illusion Wins Prestigious Award!

Last month  Ohio Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor awarded Land of Illusion in Middletown the 2013 Faith in the Future Award on behalf of The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton. The Land of Illusion started as a haunted trail, but over the years it has become one of the largest Scream Parks in the United States and is constantly ranked highly by review sites like City Blood. We would like to congratulate Land of Illusion for winning this prestigious award.

Please visit for more information on what they have to offer.

Midwest Haunters Convention Bus Tour Info!

The following was taken from the Midwest Haunters Convention Website. Please visit for more info on this great gathering.

Thursday Night Bus Tour
The 2014 Midwest Haunters Convention pre-convention bus tour leaves Columbus late morning/early afternoon on Thursday, June 5th on a tour of some amazing Ohio haunts and attractions including a behind-the-scenes visit to Robert Kurtzman’s FX shop Creature Corps and the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the Longest Haunt in the World - The Factory Of Terror! The tour returns late Thursday night to our host hotel in Columbus. Check back often for the latest details on this tour!

Friday Night Bus Tour & After Party

After many years, The Friday Night Midwest Haunt Tour returns to visit the world famous ScareFactory! Explore this massive production facility and see giant monsters, cool effects, fabrication demos and as many as three massive haunted attractions under construction for the 2014 season.  This will be a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest manufacturer of animatronics for the haunt industry filled with surprises and terrifyingly cool products that you won’t want to miss!

After the ScareFactory tour, busses roll out to see the ScareAtorium! The ScareAtorium is the ULTIMATE FEAR EXPERIENCE in one of Ohio’s best and largest haunted attractions. The 40,000 square foot venue, located in Columbus, features two attractions; the “Northland Asylum” and “Rip’s 3D Funhouse”. A combination of special effects techniques are used to thrill guests, ranging from highly detailed sets and the latest props to acting techniques and elaborate characters!

Following the ScareAtorium, busses will return to the convention center in time for the Friday Haunt Tour After Party produced by the 13th Floor Haunted House and The House of Torment! If you have ever been to one of their events you know what sort of fun to expect and if you haven’t, be warned!  These guys know how to throw a party!  Check back often for more information on these events and tours. Tickets for the Friday Night Tour and the Friday Night After Party sponsored by the 13th Floor go on sale soon!

Fright Manor Open February 21st and 22nd!

Join Fright Manor in Indianapolis, Indiana for a night you'll never forget. On Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd, Fright Manor will be open for business and will scare the living daylights out of you and your sweetie. What could be better than mindless zombies, creatures and psychos in February?

For more information, please visit

Scream Acres Live!

Scream Acres Ct. in Covington, KY will have special events throughout the year including Bloody Valentine on February 14th and Zombie Prom on February 15th.On certain nights Scream Acres Ct will be transformed into a night club full of music, fun and great lighting. The dates are listed on their website. 

Visit for more information on Scream Acres Live and visit for information on the haunt.