Help Out Factory Of Terror's General Manager!


Factory of Terror's general manager and master builder, Scott Seifer's house caught on fire on December 2nd and it's a complete loss. He also lost a dog and his wife is in the hospital. Here is the Gofundme page to help out. https://www.gofundme.com/seifer-family-fire-relief

2016 Haunt Awards Are Here!

See who won in the 2016 Haunt Awards. Who will be this year's Haunt of the Year and read our annual season in review? Click on the link below for The Haunt Awards!


History of Haunts Article!

City Blood's latest article covers the history of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Haunts. This is quite possibly the largest article ever written on haunts. Learn about major events that shaped haunted attraction history and learn about how many haunts got their start. Click on the link below to read this fascinating article.

http://ohioshaunted.com/thehistoryofhaunts/

Springboro Haunted Hayride Opens For Last Weekend Ever!



 After 27 years Springboro Haunted Hayride and Black Bog in Lebanon, Ohio will be closing forever. Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th are the final nights you can experience both haunts before its too late. City Blood will miss these great haunts that have created spooky memories for those who got the chance to visit.

For more information, please visit www.springborohauntedhayride.com.

The Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory Has New Owner!



Breaking Haunt News!! The Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory in Akron, Ohio is under new ownership. John Eslich, owner of The Factory of Terror has purchased both haunts. Click on the below link to read the full story.

www.wkyc.com/…/akrons-haunted-schoolhouse-laborat…/336083323

13 Rooms of Doom Fire!



13 Rooms of Doom in Rising Sun, Indiana caught on fire on Friday, September 23rd. Nine of its thirteen rooms were destroyed in the fire and they unfortunately won't be able to open this season. This was a fun haunt and we hope they return next year.

You can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/13roomsofdoom/?fref=ts .

Hauntville's Newest Attraction, The Unknown!

The newest attraction at this year's Hauntville in Elyria, Ohio is called The Unkown. Experience all 5 of Hauntville's frightening attractions if you dare. For more info, please visit www.elyriahauntedhouse.com.

Midnight Syndicate Releases New Album!


CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 8, 2016) - Award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have released the Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack.   The new release features Midnight Syndicate's signature blend of sound effects and instrumental music set in the modern day, post-zombie apocalypse world of the Zombies!!! board game.  "We wanted to design a soundtrack that would not only heighten the Zombies!!! game play experience, but also appeal to all fans of zombies and our friends in the haunted attraction industry," said Edward Douglas.  "I think we were able to achieve that."  

"Given the character and core elements of the game, I think that both of us immediately felt that this album should focus on having a more modern, aggressive sound. In order to achieve that, we brought in a lot of electronic and percussive instruments and kept the fundamental game scenarios firmly in mind, approaching it more as an actual soundtrack than as a collection of songs built around a particular theme or setting. While there are a few tracks that are more situation or location-specific, most are intended to evoke the general feel and atmosphere of the game world, allowing you to play along without interruption," added Gavin Goszka.  

“The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the game," added Twilight Creations co-founder, Kerry Breitenstein. "I couldn't be more excited for the Zombies!!! fans to hear it, let alone the rest of the world!”  The album is available at www.MidnightSyndicate.com as well as digitally on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

Official Midnight Syndicate website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com Official Twilight Creations website: www.TwilightCreationsInc.com

Spooky Ranch Adds New Haunts!



Spooky Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio will have 2 new haunts for its 25th year. Bloodslingers Saloon and Monster Vision in 3-D are two exciting attractions that are sure to scare the living daylights out of you. Please visit www.spookyranch.com for more info.

Spooky Ranch Auditions


Spooky Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio is hiring. Apply in person on Wednesday or Thursday August 31st, September 1st, September 7th and September 8th from 5pm to 7pm. For more information on Spooky Ranch, please visit www.spookyranch.com.

USS Nightmare Job Fair!


Become a monster or creature of the night at this year's USS Nightmare. If you have the passion and drive to work at one of the most bone chilling haunts around then head on down to the USS Nightmare job fair. It's Friday 8/19, 6-8pm; Saturday 8/20, 12-2pm at BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 4107. You must apply in person and present 2 forms of ID which are photo ID, social security card and birth certificate. You must be 18 or older.

Please visit www.ussnightmare.com for info on USS Nightmare.



Florence Freedom Fright Night

Join the Florence Freedom and The Dent Schoolhouse Saturday, August 6th at 6:05 pm for a night of fun and fright. There will be characters from The Dent Schoolhouse, zombie face painting, Christopher the Amazing will perform between innings and much more. Visit http://www.florencefreedom.com/fright-night for more info and www.frightsite.com for info on The Dent Schoolhouse.

Louisville Halloween Job Fair!



Do you have what it takes to become a creature of the night at one of Louisville's haunted attractions? If you said yes, then head on down to the Louisville Halloween Job Fair at Fourth Street on Saturday, August 6th from 11am to 4pm. The Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival, Danger Run, Nightmare Forest, The 7th Street Haunt, The Devil's Attic and many others will be looking to hire new staff. There will also be SPFX Makeup Demons and you can meet Louisville Halloween's Phantom of the Ville. The first 100 applicants get a free Louisville Halloween T-Shirt and you can enter for a chance to win Alice Cooper Tickets at the Palace Theater.

For more info, please visit http://jobfair.louisvillehalloween.com/.

Highway 50 Fright Field Adds New Attraction!


Highway 50 Fright Field in North Bend, Ohio will be adding a new attraction this fall season. Their new night time Corn Maze will have customers trying to find their way out of a wild and crazy Corn Maze. Will you survive? You can experience all the attractions available at Highway 50 Fright Field every Friday and Saturday in October (weather permitting) from 8 pm to Midnight.

Please visit www.highway50frightfield.com for more information on this frightening haunted attraction.

Baxter Avenue Morgue Garage Sale!

Baxter Avenue Morgue is having a sale on old props and decorations on Saturday, July 16th 8am - 3pm. If you're looking for something spooky to buy or some precious antique then this is the event for you. For more information on The Baxter Avenue Morgue, please visit www.baxtermorgue.com.

The Devil's Attic Zombie Walk!

The Devil's Attic will be sponsoring the Louisville zombie Walk this year and will helping put together a terrorific event! Please note that the date for the Zombie Walk has changed to accommodate the massive sea of blood thirsty zombies. They will now be holding the walk on the last Saturday of every August moving forward. This year's walk will take place on 8/27/16 at 8:29 PM.

For more information on the Louisville Zombie Walk, please visit www.louisvillezombiewalk.com.

For more information on The Devil's Attic, please visit www.thedevilsattic.com.

Maul Needs Monsters!

Have you ever wanted to become a creature of the night and do you love haunts? If you said yes, then you might be interested in joining MAUL. MAUL is one of the best acting toupes around that can be seen at haunts in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and beyond. Please check out the picture above to see if you have what it takes and you can email them at haunter.incognito@gmail.com.

For more information on MAUL, please visit www.maulmonsters.com.

Stillwell Manor Movie Monster Mayhem!

Stillwell Manor Haunted House will be open for "Movie Monster Mayhem" in the dark. Come face to face with movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and other creatures of the night. Tickets are only $10 and it's open Friday, May 13th and Satuday, May 14th from 7:30-11:00. On Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, they're open from 7:30-11:00.

Please visit www.stillwellmanor.com for more information on the haunt.

Exclusive Haunted Kings Island Gold Member Benfits!


Present your Gold or Platinum season pass and enjoy exclusive night rides on the Banshee and Bat roller coasters, plus experience one of the most popular mazes at Halloween Haunt, Blackout. 10:30 p.m. - Midnight.

The Haunted Hydro Power Outage Night!


Come join The Haunted Hydro for their FIRST EVER Power Outage Night on what better night than Friday the 13th of May! From 9:00pm-12:00am, they will open our doors for ONLY $10.00!

(Tickets available online and at the door)

You'll be put into The Haunted Hydro in smaller groups and you will have to navigate the haunt using ONLY 1 glowstick per group. No other light sources will be allowed!

Rules:
1. Do not touch the actors, they will not touch you.
2. Do not run...we suggest you stay together.
3. Monsters ARE allowed to steal your glowstick
4. Find your way out....or get turned into a prop for our upcoming season...Have fun!
www.thehauntedhydro.com

Fright Manor Presents Zombie Wars!



Fright Manor Haunted House
presents
ZOMBIE WARS

Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2016
7:30 pm - 10 pm
$15 general admission (cash only)
$10 show your high school or college id
2909 South Meridian Street Indianapolis IN 46225
www.frightmanor.com

As you walk thru the creepy rooms and dark hallways of our haunt, it's the end of the world as we know it. Blood thirsty zombies will be attacking you to eat your brains and body parts. All you have to protect yourself, is our electronic shotgun to kill these SOBs. Can you kill enough to make it out alive?
Bonus - we have opened up the last area for your enjoyment. Once we take the guns off of you at the end, you still have more to go thru. And, in the dark. You never know what lurks at the end. It's pure and total madness. Some of you will pee your pants for sure.

Factory of Terror Open Friday the 13th!

Factory of Terror in Canton, OH will be open on Friday, May 13th. Tickets are $27 at the door and $25 online. It goes from 7-11pm. For more information, please visit www.fotohio.com.

Midnight Syndicate Zombie Album!

MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE TO CREATE SOUNDTRACK FOR ZOMBIES!!! BOARD GAME
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 11, 2016 –

Almost 13 years after releasing the first official roleplaying soundtrack to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons® game, award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have teamed up with premier horror game designer Twilight Creations to produce a soundtrack album for the zombie apocalypse-themed Zombies!!! board game. The dark instrumental album, which will feature new and previously recorded material blended with movie-style sound design, is designed to heighten the game play experience. The musical theme will center around the Zombies!!! board game and its 15 expansion sets that pay homage to classic zombie films, especially those of directors George Romero and Sam Raimi.

“I’m a big fan of Zombies!!!,” said Edward Douglas. “With the game celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, it seemed like the perfect time to undertake this project. We’re working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players’ gaming experience. I think album will also resonate with our fans in the Halloween and haunted house industries.

“Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting,” added Gavin Goszka. “Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans.”

“Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!,” said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. “For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate’s music has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible.”

The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September in coordination with the release of the Zombies!!! Ultimate Collector Set and Zombies!!! Ultimate Upgrade Kit.

Midnight Syndicate official website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com
Twilight Creations’ official website: www.TwilightCreationsInc.com

Fear Fair Presents Zombie Prom!



Indiana's most outrageous themed party is back from the dead once again!

King and queen contest, door prizes, red carpet photos, photo booth, professional zombie makeovers, casket ride,and so much more! It's a party to die for!

$20 single ticket price
$35 per couple
Ticket price includes meal
Advance tickets and t-shirts available NOW!

LIVE party rock with 812 @ 10 pm in the front bar !!
DJ George Mantz with Elite Soundz in Club Rox 8 - close !!

DO NOT MISS ONE OF KENTUCKIANA'S BIGGEST PARTY EVENTS OF THE YEAR !!

Transworld 2016 Article!


City Blood's article covering Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show 2016 is live. Read about the new vendors and our overall feeling of this year's trade show. Click on the link below to read the article which includes pictures and a video compilation.

http://ohioshaunted.com/transworld2016/

MHC Bus Tour Announced!

The trailer for the pre-convention MHC Haunt Tour has been released. This year's tour includes haunts in the Hoosier state. You'll tour Fear Fair (Seymour, IN), Haunted Angelus House (Indianapolis, IN) and House of Trepidation (Indianapolis, IN). Tickets are $185 and it begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 9th. For more information, please visit http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/pre-convention-bus-tour/.

ScareAtorium MHC Haunt Tour and Party!


The ScareAtorium will be open for a private special event on June 10, 2016 from 7-11 pm: to Host the Midwest Haunters Convention Friday Night Haunt on the Bus Tour with Haunters Monster Beach Party at Flannagins.

Tours will include the Northland Asylum and RIP’s Funhouse and admission to one of the Escape Room Attractions! And SO MUCH MORE!!

Check out all the exciting details at:
http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/friday-night-bus-tour-party/#scareatorium

See You At Transworld!



City Blood will see everyone at the annual Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, MO. The trade show floor opens on Thursday March 17th and runs through Sunday. There will be hundreds of vendors with products such as animatronics, lighting, fog, masks, costumes and much much more. There are also plenty of events ranging from haunt tours to seminars and various parties. You can find out more information by visiting www.haashow.com. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures, videos and will of course write an indepth article. See you there!

Factory of Terror With An Irish Twist!


The Luck of the Irish Won't Save You Here!

Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Factory of Terror! They are open this Saturday, March 12th for a full October style show featuring new scenes and an Irish twist! They will also have onsite photo ops for everyone plus free merchandise for the first 200 guests! Tickets are $27 at the door and $25 online. The haunt is open from 7-11pm.

Last year this event sold out, so don't delay, secure your tickets now at www.fotohio.com.

Robert Kurtzman Joins Mansfield Reformatory's Haunt!

Special Effects legend Robert Kurtzman is bringing his haunting vision to Mansfield Reformatory's annual haunted attraction. This year, it's called Paranormal Penitentiary: Monster Lockdown. Kurtzman is known for working on films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Boogie Nights, Scream and More. It will be interesting to see what new monsters and sick creations come to life at this year's Haunted Prison Experience.

For information on this frightfully unique haunt, please visit www.hauntedx.com.

Fright Manor Haunted Valentine's Event!


The color red, is significant with love at Valentine's Day. Bring your dates this weekend, to celebrate the love at Fright Manor. You can love our monsters. Splattered blood, is also the color red. So, there will be plenty of 'love' in the color red, this weekend at our haunt. Join us. Like and share.

BE MINE VALENTINE
Fright Manor Haunted House
2909 South Meridian Street in Indianapolis
Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13
7:30 pm - 10 pm Admission is $15.
www.frightmanor.com

Shattered Nightmares My Bloody Nightmare Event!


Shattered Nightmares Haunted House in Terre Haute, Indiana will be open on February 19th and 20th from 7pm-Midnight for their "My Bloody Nightmare" event. It's only $10 a person and you can find information on the haunt by visiting www.shatterednightmares.net.

A Haunted House In Need of Help!


Help the classic Culbertson Mansion Haunted House fix up its third floor loft so volunteers have a safe and warm place to come and entertain the community. They need $25,000 to fix up this area and you can donate by visiting the link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/85gu4sc4