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Haunted Houses and Halloween

 
 
Reply Wed 20 Oct, 2010 10:18 pm
Anybody going to partake in a haunted house visit this Halloween season?

I already have a ticket for Thursday night at the Vortex Haunted House in NYC.
http://www.nychalloweenhauntedhouse.com/
The trick of this haunted house is that there is no safety in numbers. Everyone must walk through alone.

Or will you be attending a costume party? A seance? Or some kind of satanic ritual? Shocked
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 06:03 am
@tsarstepan,
No, although we did make a trash can bot at work for Halloween. Scary mask over form head, piston attached, stuffed into trash can with lid, then get it to jump. Adding an arm with a hand with fur and claws to grasp. Plus, of course, a camera.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 08:12 am
Mo's always been too little to do the haunted houses -- they're supposed to be really scary -- but we've talked about doing it this year.

We always do the Davis Graveyard, which is just a few blocks from our house: http://www.davisgraveyard.com/slideshows/2010/

We live on "treat street". Bus loads of kids come to our street on Halloween. It's a blast! The kids from the college dress up in elaborate costumes and carol down the median. We're at the "slow" end of the street and get more than 300 trick or treaters. This year we did a really good job on decorations (people have been stopping by to take pictures of our scarecrow) so we might get a few more than ususal!

We've been piecing together Mo's costume for the last month or so and it's nearly complete.

I LOVE Halloween!
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 08:20 am
@boomerang,
Did you set up one of these, Boom?

http://www.halloween-cartoons.com/images/halloween_witch.jpg
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 08:30 am
@Setanta,
We go more for creepy than funny.

Well.... except for the talking dog skeleton!

I'll have to take some pictures.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 08:34 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Did you set up one of these, Boom?

http://www.halloween-cartoons.com/images/halloween_witch.jpg
That 's a great one.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 09:25 am
@boomerang,
That graveyard looks incredible. I'm jealous of you and Mo. You lucky dogs! Smile
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2010 09:56 pm
I survived the very minimalist horror house tonight... barely. Hard to describe. Not necessarily scary but a brutal assault on the senses other then sight which for the most part is stolen from the haunted house's visitor.

It was a little bit of Guantanamo Bay but transplanted to the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 07:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

It was a little bit of Guantanamo Bay but transplanted to the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.

This isn't a picture of me but it's one of the devastatingly real experiences at the Vortex Haunted House....
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/10/22/arts/22HAUNT3/22HAUNT3-popup.jpg
Haunted Houses Profit by Going to Extremes
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/arts/22haunt.html
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I have also bought a ticket for Sunday for the Nightmares: Superstition haunted house.
Quote:
FILL YOUR NIGHT WITH FRIGHT AT NIGHTMARE: SUPERSTITIONS, NEW YORK'S MOST GHASTLY HAUNTED HOUSE
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Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/section/youre-invited#ixzz138pqHsJY

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Oct, 2010 10:23 pm
The Nightmare: Superstitions Haunted House was a lark of sorts. Good for laughs rather then scares.

And yes, there were some spooky moments as well. I did yelp when I was surprised and slightly scraped on my elbow by a falling trap wall that temporarily isolated me in the room while the rest of the group cowered behind me in the corridor by the room's entrance.

And the end was anticlimactic and unexpected. While time didn't seem to exist in the Vortex Haunted House, the trip through the Nightmare HH passed far too quickly.

It was kind of fun but not very satisfying.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Oct, 2011 07:54 am
It's that time of the year again. Anyone going to partake in a little chez terror?
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