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How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

Do you think Halloween is the best time of the year?

Does the thought of scaring, startling or shocking people get you up in the morning?

Do you enjoy sliding across hard surfaces on your knees and hands, sparking all the way?

If so, you might want to consider a part time gig at California’s Great America – they’re still hiring for monsters, zombies and maze attendants as part of their Halloween Haunt event.

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As they say, the more monsters in the park, the merrier the experience will be – so apply today – and get paid for having fun!

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How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

Found this awhile back (thanks, Clayton!) but it’s quite relevant now – here’s the TOP 25 ways to avoid ticking off actors in haunted houses (and in the process, make your experience more enjoyable:

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments section, below:

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

  • Halloween
  • Shocktoberfest
  • The Naked and Scared Challenge
  • Public Nudity
  • Indecent Exposure

Last week, Pennsylvania’s “premier haunted scream park” Shocktoberfest unveiled its newest — and nudest — attraction for the 2013 Halloween Season: “The Naked and Scared Challenge.”

Haunted House Invites Guests to Take the ‘Naked and Scared Challenge’

Pennsylvania’s “premier haunted scream park” will open this week with a brand new…

Guests were invited to face their fear of public nudity by entering a haunted house completely in the raw and walking around in the dark with a bunch of other naked strangers.

The attracting drew instant attention from media outlets around the world, which, as always, resulted in the attraction almost getting shut down.

On its Facebook page, Shocktoberfest explained why we can’t have nude things:

Although the Naked and Scared Challenge is legal, due to this worldwide attention, it has been requested by our township officials [Sinking Spring] not of offer the “nude” option. Not wanting to engage in a battle with our municipalities we have decided to concede.

The relatively good news is that the Naked and Scared Challenge ultimately went ahead almost as planned with guests getting nearly nude instead.

The aptly named Disney News blog Inside the Magic decided to take a peek inside the Unknown Haunted House to see what the revamped challenge looked like.

For added effect, the blog blurred the female participants naughty parts to give the impression “of what a naked haunted house experience would be like.”

Even while wearing underwear, our group of victims unanimously and positively recommended the experience. Though being only half naked didn’t expose our group to new fears nearly as much as the fully nude challenge would have, some still felt more vulnerable while facing Shocktoberfest’s scares, each leaving with a different memorable moment that got under their skin the most.

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

People pay good money to be scared in a haunted house, but what customers do to the employees who spook them can be even more frightening.

According to former and current professionals in the haunted house industry, it’s common for customers to freak out from fear and bust noses, bite arms and throw punches at the people they’ve paid to scare them.

“It’s common, absolutely,” said Allen Hopps, who trains actors to work in haunted houses. “The problem isn’t the haunted houses or the actors, but the customers. They forget that people are actors and have a flight-or-fight reaction towards the person scaring them, not realizing one might be a 16-year-old girl.”

Hopps says that busted noses are the most common customer-inflicted injuries.

“Someone might throw a punch when they get scared or if someone scares them from behind, they will raise the elbow quickly,” he said.

Other injuries that are common include “haunted house throat” from excessive screaming and “cleaver elbow,” a repetitive stress injury similar to tennis elbow that comes from raising your arm too many times a night.

“You can also get muscle burns using a chainsaw,” Hopps said. “It happens in the line of duty, but haunted house acting is a sport. If you twist an ankle, you can still work in the graveyard as a zombie.”

Edward Terebus, who owns a haunted house in Pontiac, Mich., is another pro who looks at the injury risk as part of the cost of doing business.

He once had a customer who was so scared by the house that she passed out three times inside before he was able to get her out so she could be treated by paramedics.

After the last fainting spell, she got up and headed to her car. Since she was still at risk of fainting, Terebus tried to prevent an accident by pulling the key out of the ignition.

“This woman grabs my arm like a chicken leg and takes a big bite out of my arm,” he laughed. “I’m screaming, she’s screaming and for an ironic twist, the fire department ended up holding me longer than her, tending to my bite wound.”

Not everybody gets the same thrill that Hopps does from risking injury in order to scare up money.

Lynnette Kittle, a publicist for Random House who lives in Colorado, is still haunted by her experience as a teenager when she volunteered to work in a haunted house.

“I thought they wanted me to take tickets but they asked me to lay in a casket and pop up and scare people,” she told HuffPost Weird News. “It was too much for one teenage girl. When I sat up, she screamed in terror and started punching me in the stomach! Three guys behind the moveable wall in the room where I was stationed soon caught on and started to push her and her friends to the next room.

“Needless to say, I asked to be moved to another spot after that experience!”

PHOTOS: WHAT KIND OF PERSON RUNS A HAUNTED HOUSE (Story continues below)

Get an exclusive look at Gateway Playhouse’s new haunted drive-through experience, which opens on Oct. 2. Credit: Johnny Milano

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse is not getting spooked this season. Given the pandemic, the Bellport theatrical company is pivoting its traditional Halloween attraction into a safe yet scary experience.

“We will be entertaining people in a different way this year,” says managing director Paul Allan. That includes a new drive-through haunt and other outdoor elements. “This is a new concept that opens the doors to do things that we haven’t been able to do before. We are excited to try out these ideas.”

Here’s Gateway’s three-part plan to make Long Islanders smile and scream:

“THE FORGOTTEN ROAD”

In lieu of a haunted house, Gateway has gone off the grid to Southaven County Park in Yaphank where horror fans can take a journey deep into the woods in their own car.

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

Cast members pose for a photo ahead of the Gateway Playhouse’s drive through haunt. Credit: Johnny Milano

“This is a spooky, immersive drive-through Halloween experience,” says Allan, who notes timed tickets are sold online only and not at the door. “The intensity will be the same as it’s been [in the walk-through haunted houses]. We are not going to make it any softer.”

The story, which is being kept under wraps, will begin with a full narrative through your radio from the moment the lines form as the cars will be ushered in ferry-style.

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“In the 1940s, people would listen to their radios and get scared,” says Allan. “They were fascinated by these radio dramas. We are going for a certain creepy vibe. There are abandoned campgrounds, old carnival grounds, an old graveyard and existing stories in the area that we are going to be building on. It will be very thorough.”

Over 40 live actors will be part of the 30-minute attraction along with a variety of sets all which match the audio narrative.

“There will be dim lights and very specific things that will be showing themselves at the right time as drivers come through,” says Allan. “However, the actors will keep their distance. No cars will be touched or scratched.”

For those who get too freaked out, there’s a simple solution.

“If people get scared, they can turn down the radio volume and close their eyes — except the driver, of course,” says Allan. “It’s not designed to terrify you. But, there will be enough of a scare factor to make it fun.”

DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Outdoor throwback movies will also run for 16 nights on Gateway’s property with an early kid-friendly show followed by a late-night horror film.

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

John-Paul Baker peers out from a hiding spot with a fake hand ahead of the Gateway Playhouse’s haunt. Credit: Johnny Milano

“There will be something for families and something for hard-core horror fans,” says Allan. “Children’s movies like ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Halloweentown’ and ‘Frankenweenie’ are part of the schedule along with adult titles such as ‘Saw,’ ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’”

Each showing holds 50 cars and the theater’s bathrooms, with lines monitored one person at a time, will be available for those wearing masks. However, you’ll want to bring your own snacks because no concessions will be sold.

“BRIGAND’S RUN”

Enter this wooden outdoor maze haunted by evil pirates in a disturbing industrial warehouse setting on Gateway’s grounds. The 15-minute attraction will feature a mix of live actors, animatronics and special effects that will keep visitors jumping.

Tickets will be timed in order to avoid crowds. Minimum groups of four who arrive together will enter the haunt as a preestablished unit and tickets must be purchased in advance online.

“We are going to have people wear masks and maybe even gloves to make sure everyone feels safe,” says Allan.

There is no midway queuing area this year, but there will be a large tent with hand sanitizer where individual parties can socially distance as they wait to enter.

“Tickets will be broken up into small intervals so we can control who is arriving and how many people are on the property at any given time,” says Allan. “This way we know exactly how many people we can get through while keeping proper distance between groups.”

In daylight on Saturdays and Sundays, the maze will be transformed into the “Not-So-Scary Halloween Adventure” for little kids featuring friendly Halloween characters like Frankenstein, the Mummy and a witch.

GATEWAY’S HAUNTED PLAYHOUSE

WHEN|WHERE Oct. 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 and 29-31; Drive-in movies (held at 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport): 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; “Brigand’s Run” (held at 215 S. Country Road, Bellport) and “The Forgotten Road” (held at 761 Victory Ave., Yaphank): 7-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; “Not-So-Scary Halloween Adventure” (held at 215 S. Country Road, Bellport): Saturdays and Sundays (Oct. 17-18, 24-25 and 31 only), noon-4 p.m.

INFO 631-286-1133, fearli.com

ADMISSION Drive-in movies: $40 per car; “Brigand’s Run”: $20 per person (minimum of four per group); “The Forgotten Road”: $40 per car; “Not-So-Scary Halloween Adventure”: $10 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

David J. Criblez is a reporter for Newsday’s exploreLI, covering entertainment-related events from local music to stand-up comedy to festivals.

Halloween may not be a lost cause just yet.

A drive-in haunted house is offering patrons a chance to get a socially-distanced spook. Kowagarasetai, a Japanese production company, designed the haunted house so that its zombies attack vehicles instead of people.

“We have started this drive-in because we cannot get close to customers [at a traditional haunted house],” Daichi Ono, one of the actors, told the Associated Press. “But the distance has actually gotten shorter since there is only a window between them. It’s way closer than before — like standing nose to nose. Many customers say that they never got so close before.”

However, if fearful guests get too spooked there’s nowhere to hide here. Every car must endure the 13-minute horror show. Fortunately, they’re safe from real monsters and Covid-19 inside the vehicle. And unlike the kind in the movies, these zombies clean the blood off the cars once the performance is over.

The drive-in haunted house is Japan’s way of boosting its entertainment industry.

“After a state of emergency, the tourism industry was heavily affected by a wave of self-restraint. It’s tremendous damage for us. One local tourism company expressed this situation using the word ‘evaporation.’ They feel that their customers are evaporating. It’s a big deal for us,” Akira Nakamura, executive director of Japan Travel and Tourism Association, said.

With many Japanese residents mindful of social-distancing restrictions, few feel comfortable engaging in public activities.

“Such people can come have fun without being worried about being criticized and relieve their stress.” Ono said. “That’s the happiest thing for us.”

These cozy candles will get you ready for the upcoming fall season:

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The concept of the haunted house was capitalized on as early as 1915 with the Orton and Spooner Haunted House in the Hollycombe Steam Collection (). The haunted house became a cultural icon when Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion was opened in 1969. By the 1970s, commercial haunted houses had sprung up all over the United States in cities like Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

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A Haunted House is a 2013 American found footage parody comedy horror film directed by Michael Tiddes, written, produced and starring Marlon Wayans. Although Wayans said the film was “not exactly a parody” but rather a movie with funny characters doing the opposite of what typical people do in similar horror films,” the film pokes fun at the “found footage” horror genre, such as Paranormal .

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Directed by Michael Tiddes. With Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte, David Koechner. Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm – determined to keep his sex life on track – turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

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27. The Amityville Horror House, Amityville, NY (Real Life Haunted House) Perhaps one of the most controversial as well as frightening haunted houses in the country, this rather unassuming small town house was nevertheless the site of a very real mass murder. In the early hours of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr stalked through his family .

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How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

Lauren Askins, Writer, Editor
October 9, 2012

Want to feel your heart pound out of your chest and feel the rush of adrenaline? Then go visit The Haunted House of Horrors located in Historic Courtland in the old Courtland High School just a short drive from the City of Madison. This haunted house has 40,000 square feet of one the greatest freights that the North Alabama area has to offer.

This attraction has several rooms of various scary scenes. As you progress through the house, each room gets scarier and scarier as they take the haunted experience to higher levels. Every detail in the house is carefully planned. High quality props, animatronics and scenic elements are used. Animations jump out from every corner; theatrical lighting, strobes and black light reveal scenes filled with monsters, props, detailed walls and even moving floors.

Often haunted houses like this have lots of high quality props and sets, but it would be hard to mistake the sets as real. The abundance of creepy figures, special effects, loud noises, colorful lighting, lasers and strobes, and animations make this event amazingly cool and scary. The use of actors is a skillful distraction and is hidden with sudden reveals taken to a whole new scary level. In many places, realistically looking dummies and props allow actors to blend in completely with the sets. Many hours were clearly spent perfecting the craft of concealing the actors as they would jump out from nowhere and frighten the visitors.

Although this was my first visit of a haunted house this Halloween season I do recommend it as a haunted house to go see. It takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. At a cost of $20.00 and some gas money, it is worth the drive. Bring your patience along with you because on weekends the wait could be long. Go see if for yourself…if you dare!

How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

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How to Avoid Ticking Off the Actors in a Haunted House

A Haunted House is a new horror spoof film from writer and actor Marlon Wayans. The new film follows in the footsteps of films such as the Scary Movie series with the majority of the new film mocking the Paranormal Activity franchise. Fans of slapstick and crude humor will find a lot to like about the new film, and though it has a terrible storyline and some truly ridiculous scenes, there are enough scenes of different humor throughout the film to get several laughs out of any viewer.

A Haunted House begins with Malcolm Johnson (Marlon Wayans) starting up his new camera for the first time in order to document the first few days after his girlfriend Kisha moves into his home. The entire film is shot from different perspectives around the home just as fans would have seen in the Paranormal Activity series, and it’s not long before strange occurrences begin happening around the house that leads the happy couple to inviting all types of strange characters into their home to help with their ghost problem. The jokes begin from the opening scene, as Malcolm struggles to get his camera to work, because he forgets to remove the lens cap. Not all of the jokes in the film are funny, but there are enough good ones to make the film worth a watch.

Fans who have enjoyed The Scary Movie series, White Chicks or The Wayans Bros. should already know what to expect from Marlon Wayan’s character in the film. Malcolm is a silly character that always seems ready to do anything to show off in front of his character. His girlfriend Kisha, played by Essence Atkins, struggles to adapt to her new environment at first but soon gets more comfortable in Malcolm’s home than the main character would have hoped. Other actors in the film include Cedric the Entertainer as a memorable priest that shows up near the end of the film, David Koechner, who has a few funny scenes of his own, and a gay physic portrayed by actor Nick Swardson. Despite having some pretty big name celebrities in the film, A Haunted House suffers from some rather poor acting that makes the film seem much more like a prolonged skit from Saturday Night Live than a full length movie, as viewers would swear the actors are on the verge of bursting into laughter and ruining a scene several times during the flick.

By the time the credits roll, viewers will likely be happy they watched A Haunted House, even if there aren’t enough memorable scenes in the film to recall what made the movie so funny. More of the jokes in the film succeed rather than fail, but certain scenes are head scratching bad and ruin the flow of humor the film attempts to establish. A Haunted House isn’t a film for everyone, but fans should have a good idea going in if they will like the movie or not. Fans of Marlon Wayans and the silly humor that comes along with the actor for his roles will enjoy A Haunted House, while everyone else will want to avoid the movie like a possessed girlfriend. Look for A Haunted House on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming today!

A Haunted House is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Video on Demand. A Haunted House is rated R by the MPAA. For more information on the film, check out the official A Haunted House website.

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Release Date: January 11, 2013 (DVD Release: April 23, 2013)
Director: Michael Tiddes
Running Time: 86 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins & Marlene Forte

Score: 6 out of 10

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Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm – determined to keep his sex life on track – turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

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Actors: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte

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I’m surprised at the amount of negative reviews. This Appears to be a fairly low budget film but succeeds in being very creepy and had the hairs on my neck standing a good few times!

Watch on your own with lights out and be patient with it and you’ll enjoy.

You can’t like everything. Some will no doubt not enjoy this for being too slow moving, or uneventful. I absolutely loved it.

This is where low budget productions thrive: there’s no need for big names and multi-million dollar special effects. Here, we have a real location, a very convincing haunted house, a cast of two main performers, and the usual slamming doors and dark reflections played to perfection.

As live-in nurse Emily – not Emma – Sophie Stevens carries her scenes wonderfully, her natural reactions to various events echoing what you or I might do. She never oversells it – in fact, she is a lot more level-headed than I would be in the circumstances. Taking care of unreliable narrator, alzheimer’s inflicted Arthur (Nick Bayly) and his changing role in events, she does everything she can to keep him out of perceived danger, even when he wanders off to take a leak in the corner of the room (which is never cleaned up, by the way!).

We (and Emily) get the full horror treatment, from the haunting score and stilted camera angles, to a collection of bangs and crashes and revelations that gave this seasoned old horror fan a few genuine shivers. Director/writer David Holroyd carves out a fragile sense of dread from the very beginning of the haunting credits, until they usher in the end.

The twist at the end is magnificent but confusing. You may have to look it up online: I did. In doing so, I found this film has received some unfairly negative reviews due to its slowness and perceived lack of clarity. True, the ending is rushed, especially compared to the enjoyable leisurely lead-up. But other than that, this is a terrific horror experience, from start to finish, and one that leaves you with much to unpack and think about after the event. If it makes sense or not, that is up to you; if you love it as much as I did, you may have to check the rooms in your home are empty before you go to bed. My score is 9 out of 10.

Only four states deal with paranormal activity in their real estate disclosure laws: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Minnesota

Published October 29, 2019 • Updated on October 31, 2019 at 11:13 pm

What to Know

  • Your dream home may be haunted, and in most states, sellers don’t have to say boo about it
  • Only four states deal with paranormal activity in their real estate disclosure laws: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Minnesota
  • In Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey and South Carolina, sellers must disclose a death on the property only if asked

Your dream home may be haunted, and in most states, sellers don’t have to say boo about it.

Ahead of Halloween, Zillow scared up a state-by-state analysis and found only four deal with paranormal activity in their real estate disclosure laws: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

In New York state, courts will rescind a home sale if the seller creates and perpetuates a reputation that the house is haunted and then takes unfair advantage of a buyer’s ignorance of the home’s ghostly reputation. For example, if you invite reality television ghost hunters to your home, then later sell your poltergeist palace to an unwitting buyer who prefers sitcoms, a court could make that sale vanish.

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In New Jersey, a seller must truthfully tell a buyer if their property comes with phantom roommates – only if asked.

Many states have statutes that say property facts that could cause “stigma” or “psychological impact” need not be disclosed. Massachusetts and Minnesota deliberately mention paranormal or supernatural activity as a “psychologically affected” attribute that does not need to be disclosed.

Some real estate agents say haunted properties present other challenges that can scare off buyers.

“I worked with a seller who claimed their house was haunted by a ghost who lived in the basement,” says Jennifer Stauter Kornstedt, an agent in Wisconsin. “When I arrived for the open house, I heard banging noises coming from the basement. I went to investigate but could not find the source of the noise. Then the phone rang three times with only static on the other end.”

Stauter Kornstedt says she and the seller agreed to disclose the creepy companion to any potential buyer even though they didn’t have to under to Wisconsin law. Ultimately, the homeowners decided to stay in their house, but Stauter Kornstedt says she’s been spooked ever since.

Nine states have laws around the disclosure of a death on the property. In California, sellers must disclose a death on the property within 3 years. In Alaska, a death within one year must be disclosed. In South Dakota, sellers must disclose a homicide on the property.

In Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey and South Carolina, sellers must disclose a death on the property only if asked.

So, if you own a home in Texas that was the scene of a chainsaw massacre in 1974, you can keep that your own little secret.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses would typically open this time of year, but because of COVID-19, there are new restrictions.

Rutledge Farm in Olympia plans to reopen Sept. 26.

When guests arrive at the farm, some attractions will be different.

General manager Robbie Rutledge said the cow train is one of the most popular attractions at Rutledge Farm. Kids can soon start hopping aboard again, but they’ll have to keep a distance this year.

“If it’s one family, they’ll get to be within the first four cars,” said Rutledge. “We’ll skip a car, and then we’ll move into the next ones.”

Rutledge is thankful he can open this fall.

“We only have six weeks to make all the money to live off of for the entire year,” he said.

There will be changes, including no zip line, haunted paintball, food or farm animal feeding. Masks are mandated, everything is sanitized frequently and people have to spread out.

This year, guests can pick pumpkins, get spooked at the haunted forest, play fall games and get lost in the corn maze.

“That’s on six acres, so we’re feeling really comfortable with timed ticketing on being able to safely distance people,” said Rutledge.

While some outdoor activities are open, indoor haunted houses, like My Morbid Mind in Lacey, have to stay closed.

Owner Kevin Noah feels the rule is unfair. He said his haunted house is safe because people walk in one direction, stay in small groups and actors already wear masks.

However, the governor’s office considers haunted houses indoor family entertainment, which can’t reopen until Phase 4.

“We just want to understand why we can’t be open and why we got put into live entertainment when nobody from the governor’s office has come down to one haunted house to see what it’s really all about,” said Noah.

My Morbid Mind has been in business for 10 years and scares thousands of people every October.

Noah fears the COVID-19 closure could be catastrophic for his bottom line.

“There’s so many businesses that I’ve watched suffer and close doors, and we could be next if I can’t pay my rent in November,” he said.

I went to a theme park a month ago and saw a haunted house there. The man that let everyone in told us that the people inside wouldn’t touch or harm us, and it made it a LOT less scary.

My question: Would this have ruined it for you?

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The actors can get really, really close to you, but they aren’t able to touch you for liability and safety reasons. This goes for both the actors and the patrons. This rule is not limited to theme parks by the way. The “no touch” rule is in place to avoid getting sued.

Trust me, there are still those people that scream and run away when chased.. 😉 For me, it doesn’t really make any difference. I have been in some haunted houses where characters got alot closer to me than I would have liked them to. 🙂

Also, combine that with the feeling of being lost in a maze, moving through small spaces or corridors, or being in complete darkness. Some folks don’t like clowns. A good haunted house plays on people’s natural instinctual fears, so not being able to touch patrons wouldn’t ruin it for me.

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well yes cause he let us know then no cause i wouldn’t want no trying to grab me and make me fall or something so he could have kept his mouth closed that probably would have helped

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SALT LAKE CITY — A popular downtown haunted house is preparing to open their doors to thrill seekers, carrying out 30-years of tradition with COVID-19 friendly changes.

At the crossroads of 320 West and 1300 South in downtown Salt Lake City, familiar freights greet passersby and patrons.

A load ‘ROAR’ booms out of a larger-than-life green, horned dragon that is perched atop an entrance.

Keep walking, a multi-pumpkin headed monster dangles a wayward trick-or-treater by the foot, two stories above the ground, as its many heads partake in conversation.

“I will smash you!” shouts the largest pumpkin.

At the Nightmare on 13 th haunted house, the animatronic characters are all part of its terrifying traditions.

“We’ve been here so long we’ve scared people’s parents, and even some people’s grandparents,” said owner, Mike Henrie.

This 2020 season, the haunt celebrates 30-years of successful scares.

“We have a lot of animatronics and animations and people love those kind of things, it’s more of, a Disney Land feel,” Henrie said. “We change 30 to 40-percent [of the freights] a year.”

After 3-decades, Henrie said they have faced their share of challenges – but there is one thing he looks forward to year after year.

“The first people that come in, you know, hearing those first few screams,” he smiled.

This year, he wants to hear those first screams again – so, they implemented changes, making it possible with COVID.

For the cast, face coverings are required. If the actor is wearing a spooky mask, then they will also be wearing a face covering underneath. For those without masks, face coverings will be painted to match their makeup.

Actors are required to stay 6-feet from groups entering the haunt and will use sound effects to scream or yell things at them.

Guests are also required to wear masks, if it is removed while inside the attraction, the actors have been instructed not to interact with you.

Employees are well-versed in the safety protocol, and as soon as thrill seekers enter the building to buy tickets, they are too.

Signs line the entrance reminding patrons to wear masks ‘to protect the monsters,’ and stay 6-feet apart to ‘avoid the doctor’ (a popular character).

Large bottles of hand sanitizer are placed at the entrance and throughout the area so guests can ‘keep their claws clean,’ and lines are placed on the floor to ensure proper distancing between ghouls and guests.

Despite well thought out attention to spooky sanitizing detail, Henrie said the signs are no joke.

“We want everybody to be safe, that’s the bottom line,” he said.

A large component of that safety is spacing and the ability to keep groups six feet apart at all times. In order to do so, the haunted house has implemented timed entry for the first time.

“Which means only a certain amount of people will be allowed to be here each half hour, so this year when you buy a ticket, you’ll have a lot less of a wait than you’ve ever had,” said Henrie.

Pre-pandemic, Nightmare on 13 th would serve thousands of guests on any given night. With timed entry, that is being knocked down to hundreds of guests.

To help off-set costs, tickets will be priced higher for weekend entry and lower for weekday entry.

Despite a slew of changes, Henrie assured one thing will stay the same.

“It’s your worst nightmare,” he laughed.

In celebration of 30-years, the haunt features a number of new freights, and a few classics to drive home some nostalgia.

You never know what’s around each blood-curdling corner, but each step is sure to take you deeper into a world of weird.

“We provide an opportunity for people to forget the outside world for an hour, and this year more than any year, I think that needs to happen,” Henrie said. “We need to provide something for [guests] so they can get away from this crazy world.”

The haunt opens on September 11, but tickets are already on sale.

“Tenet” is about saving the world, backward and in heels.

© Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS/TNS Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington star in “Tenet.”

Off-screen, Christopher Nolan’s quarter-billion-dollar palindrome shoulders a ridiculous load of COVID-defying, multiplex-rescuing, world-saving expectations. A few days ago Warner Brothers released a new trailer for “Tenet,” one that begins with a shot of John David Washington of “BlacKkKlansman” sporting a face mask. His character is about to slip-slide back in time to ward off a global disaster. How corona can you get? Can a single movie save 2020 for so many uneasily reopening U.S. theaters, not to mention the worldwide markets enjoying better pandemic management?

Is “Tenet” worth the risk?

Compelling questions, ducked for now in favor of an attempt to sort through, without spoilage, why “Tenet” is an ambitious letdown.

There are some beautiful backward sights to behold: exploded buildings magically reassembling, or bullets zwooping back, in reverse motion, into the weapons from whence they came. But the movie has a way of tripping over itself, whichever direction it’s going, when it’s time to talk turkey about World War III or the Tesseract-level-scary “algorithm” everybody’s after. Some movies make it a tantalizing challenge to keep up. “Tenet” makes it not much fun, and Nolan the producer would surely acknowledge Nolan the screenwriter made things extra-tough on Nolan, the director.

The movie begins with a blast of recent history recycled for pulp: a terrorist siege of the Kiev opera house, interrupted by counterterrorism forces. Washington, who goes only by “The Protagonist,” is an American agent whose follow-up assignment may be his last.

Working with the shadowy, extremely well-tailored Neil (Robert Pattinson, whose hair remains a quantum physics wonder), our hero slides into the company of the haunted art appraiser Kat (Elizabeth Debecki), miserably married to Russian arms dealer and sadistic yacht-dweller Andrei. He is played by Kenneth Branagh as a soul-sick Bond villain whose mind is on larger things.

Those things involve the central driver of “Tenet”: time inversion, with the trajectory of objects and events reversed, chaotically, at will. The film shares much in common with Nolan’s livelier “Inception,” with periodically deadly exposition dumps explaining the rules of the game before we get to the cool stuff. There’s an eccentric, back-and-forth highway shootout, with one set of characters flowing backwards in time, mixing it up with another set charging forward. Elsewhere the mayhem is utterly linear, such as a hijacked jumbo jet plowing across a tarmac and through the wall of a supersecret airport facility.

Such scenes of mass destruction help compensate for what’s missing. There’s a hole where the connection between Kat and Protagonist belongs. The suspense relies heavily on ticking clocks within ticking clocks: Four minutes to go before the time bombs go off, or 10 seconds to get out of there before the deadly gas kills everybody. Kat and The Protagonist undergo frequent physical beatings; the violence becomes a chore, too. Only the reverse mayhem realm offers something new.

That’ll be enough for many — that, plus the men’s suits, which give the insanely scenic Italian villas and steady globetrotting from Mumbai to Denmark to Norway to Michael Caine a run for Nolan’s budget. The filmmaker had the chance here to make his own pretzel of a Bond film. It’s a sleek, noisy diversion, with the sound mix, blended with composer Ludwig Goransson’s palin-drone of a score, winning every war with the actors’ dialogue.

“Tenet” didn’t screen for critics based in New York or Los Angeles, because “Tenet” won’t be opening there, at least in traditional indoor venues, due to COVID-19. But Chicago’s COVID numbers aren’t great, either. The Chicago screening took place at the Music Box Theatre, with a couple of dozen writers spaced out, big-time, in a 748-seat auditorium. The movie looks travelogue-handsome as projected on 70-millimeter film, as it will be in its Music Box run.

Time will tell if reopening the theaters turns out fine or turns out less than fine. I wish we could turn back time to fix a few things, or jump ahead to get a peek at where we’ll be in 2021. I wish “Tenet” exploited its own ideas more dynamically. Nolan’s a prodigious talent. But no major director, I suppose, can avoid going sideways from time to time.

MPAA rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language)

Running time: 2:31

Premieres: Aug. 31-Sept. 2, preview screenings; general release in theaters, Sept. 3.

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A former institution for the mentally and physically disabled, located outside Philadelphia, is the site of a new Halloween attraction.

The sprawling Pennhurst State School and Hospital was shut down in 1987 after years of chronic overcrowding and patient abuse. Now a businessman has turned the property into a haunted house. The move has upset people who say it trivializes the suffering of those who lived there.

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Journalist Bill Baldini broke the story about the horrific conditions at Pennhurst in 1968. His five-part series outraged the community, resulting in an outpouring of support for Pennhurst, and the eventual closing of the institution. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

‘I Saw Things That I Will Never Forget’

Pennhurst began as an institution to care for the “feeble minded.” For years, it operated under appalling conditions, and no one noticed. Bill Baldini was a young reporter for the local Channel 10 television station when he got a tip and made it out to Chester County to see the institution. He soon returned with a camera crew.

“And we start shooting, and my crew was mortified. I mean, I had trouble keeping them on the job, because they were literally getting sick from what they saw,” Baldini says.

His five-part series aired on local television in Philadelphia in 1968. The reports showed images of naked, emaciated residents, swaying back and forth to their own internal rhythms, or curled up in balls. The children were tied to their beds. To this day, Baldini cannot forget.

“Think of a ward of infants and children from the ages of six months to 5 years old,” Baldini recalls. “There are 80 of them in . metal cages. They had to attend to them every day, all day. These people were literally lying in their own feces for days.”

Jim Conroy, a medical sociologist, arrived at Pennhurst a couple of years later to research developmental disabilities.

WARNING – DISTRESSING FOOTAGE AND IMAGES: Guests have to undergo a background health check but one person suffered a heart attack during the experience, according to reports

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In the ‘world’s scariest’ haunted house experience, people are bound, slapped and forced to eat their own vomit every day, according to reports.

McKamey Manor, run by Russ McKamey in San Diego, California, has been described in reports as a ‘psychological nightmare’.

Participants get their head shaved and are sent away shaking after a range of special effects, actors and live animals such as tarantulas and rats, it is claimed.

They can also be masked and held under water, it is alleged.

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Terrifying video footage from inside the house shows people screaming in distress.

One shouts “get me out” as he seemingly can’t handle the ‘thrill’ anymore.

People in the footage are seen to be gagged and are covered in fake blood.

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The interactive experience can last up to eight hours but so far no one has made it that long.

Six hours is the longest a participant has been able to cope before leaving the house, a record held by someone known as Sarah P in 2014, The Sun reports.

Still, there are 24,000 on the waiting list to try out the terrifying experience.

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Guests have to undergo a background health check to make sure they haven’t got any serious medical conditions before taking part as well as signing a waiver.

But one participant suffered a heart attack in 2008 during the experience, The Sun reports.

“It’s survival horror boot camp,” Mr McKamey told The Guardian.

But he adds: “It’s not real. If people were really hurt we’d be shut down. It’s smoke and mirrors.”

It has been nearly two years since viewers first met the morbid Crain family and learned the dark secrets of Hill House, and now it’s almost time for a new ghost story to terrify fans. Season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House will look a lot different, though. because it actually won’t even be The Haunting of Hill House anymore. Now officially an anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor will tell an entirely new story with some familiar faces. Here’s everything we know about The Haunting of Hill House Season 2: The Haunting of Bly Manor, including the cast, premiere date, trailer, and plot info:

Don’t expect to see the Crain family make a comeback in The Haunting of Bly Manor — showrunner Mike Flanagan confirmed the second season will have no narrative link to Season 1 at all, although he did throw in some fun Easter eggs for fans of Hill House. That said, there are a lot of similarities between the new story and Season 1, namely that they’re both set in expansive mansions that are haunted by ghosts.

The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw, in which Bly Manor serves as the primary setting. The famous horror story revolves around a newly hired governess who is appointed to take care of two orphaned children at their uncle’s country estate. As the story continues, the governess comes to learn more about the manor’s grim history and begins to see ghosts.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor Premiere Date & Teaser

Netflix released a mysterious teaser trailer full of creepy dolls and unsettling children’s songs to give fans a first look at The Haunting of Bly Manor. The new season is set to premiere on Oct. 9.

On Sept. 23, Netflix also released a full trailer for the show, which looks even scarier than Hill House.

The streamer also revealed a poster for Bly Manor that includes a bunch of faces hidden in the water.

Before the poster’s release, Flanagan confirmed the series’ production managed to avoid being at all affected by the coronavirus pandemic. He told CinemaBlend the new season will “definitely” premiere in 2020:

I don’t expect it to be delayed one bit . We had already wrapped before the whole COVID shutdown hit all the productions . It’s definitely later this year. It’s not going to get kicked off into 2021, or anything. Everything’s on schedule.

Flanagan posted that production had wrapped on the season back on Feb. 21, a few weeks before TV productions began shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As fans expected, Netflix will mirror its release strategy for The Haunting of Hill House and release Bly Manor in October to capitalize on the spookiness surrounding Halloween.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor Cast

While Season 2 will tell an entirely new story, there will still be some familiar faces from Hill House. Victoria Pedretti, who played Nellie Crain in Hill House, will helm Bly Manor as the governess Dani. Oliver Jackson-Harper, who starred as Luke Crain in the first season, will return to play a character named Peter in Bly Manor — inspired by Bly Manor’s former employee Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw.

Additionally, Henry Thomas (Hugh Crain in Hill House) will return to the series to play the children’s neglectful uncle. Kate Siegel (Theo Crain in Hill House) and Catherine Parker (Poppy Hill in Hill House) will also be back in new roles that have not yet been disclosed.

Along with the returning cast members, Bly Manor will also bring a bunch of new actors into the Haunting anthology. Rahul Kohli, best known as a star of iZombie, will play a character named Owen. As for the children Miles and Flora, young actors Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Amelie Smith will take on the roles. T’Nia Miller (Years and Years) and Amelia Eve (Enterprice) have also been cast, with Miller playing Bly Manor’s manager Mrs. Grose and Eve as the groundskeeper Jamie.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor Plot Details

While the core of the new season will be based on The Turn of the Screw, Flanagan revealed the plot will also combine elements of several other Henry James horror stories. He mentioned The Jolly Corner and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes in particular, which are supernatural stories about a ghostly doppelganger and a haunted chest of gowns, respectively.

While Flanagan has not revealed many specifics about the new season’s plot, he did confirm one element fans loved in Hill House will be back in a big way. The hidden ghosts scattered throughout Hill House will be part of Bly Manor as well, and Flanagan teased they will be much more important than just a fun little game for viewers in Season 2: “This season we wanted our hidden elements to tell their own story. And very much unlike the first season, they’re actually going to be explained. By the end of the season, you’re going to know who they are and why they’re there.”

Look for The Haunting of Bly Manor to haunt Netflix on Oct. 9.

This article was originally published on July 15, 2020

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  1. Choose a haunted house that has awards for their scary experience. Read about ours .
    Chances are that you will survive an award winning haunted house. But consider this: Pregnant? heart condition etc? If this is you, you may want to consider letting your friends go while you stay out by concessions. Have a deep fried snickers and enjoy the distant screams.

A Quick Stop at the Porta-Potties will Help a Dry Survival

Keep your eyes open – so you can avoid that wall, axe or zombie lunging at you
Dress for battle! Short skirts and stiletto heals are sure to let you down. Large hoop ear rings may get a tug by a panicked friend. Dress for comfort, warmth, and survival. Keep your cell phone, wallet, debit card, etc. in a secure pocket.

Although running from a monster is always a good idea in the movies. It is not recommended in a Haunted House attraction.
Do not turn and run head long through a dark haunt. Many have tried and it rarely ends well.

Watch a lot of scary movies in the weeks ahead of your visit –
we have some of the best in our top 100 scary movies blog

  • The use of flashlights is cheating. Plus it frightens the ghouls and only diminishes your experience.You might enjoy watching our video on the rules of Milburn Manor
    Here’s the YouTube video on our blog >
  • Don’t hug or hurt a ghoul or a zombie.Fight or flight. Avoid both. Do not slap, kick or punch the actors. They are just trying to entertain you.

    Bring a friend or more – doing this alone is not as fun and survival rates are less
    Use safety in numbers. But be selective in your choosing process. Select at least one larger friend to use as a meat shield and at least one friend who is more of a coward than you to take the blunt of the ridicule after it is over.

  • Don’t hold back your screams if you are scared….
    Let yourself enjoy the thrill of the horror. Like a roller coaster, throw your hands up and embrace the terror. Trying not to get scared or being the “tough guy” is much less fun for both you and the actors. Yes it is fake and you probably wont die. But if you want your monies worth go “all in” and enjoy it. Your group will have more fun and in turn so will you.
  • Is a PG13 Haunt a Good Match for an 8 Year Old ?

    The new installment in the anthology series is based on a Henry James novella.

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    The Haunting of Hill House—a puzzle-like horror story built around one family’s intergenerational trauma—was a hit on Netflix. Viewers devoured every episode when it debuted back in 2018, and were left hungry for more—but showrunner Mike Flanagan maintained that the writers “were happy to close the book” on the Crains.

    Still, that doesn’t mean the show is over. It’s now an anthology series, and the second season, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, slated to debut in October. Here’s what we know so far about the show.

    The first full-length trailer has arrived.

    At long last, viewers are getting a good look at Bly Manor—and all is not well in this English countryside manor. It’s hard to suss out exactly what paranormal forces are afflicting these characters—and no doubt this preview has been spoiler-proofed—but it’s fun to try to decode nonetheless. Watch it in full above.

    It comes on the heels of an earlier teaser trailer and a slew preview photos.

    The first preview teased creepy children, animate dolls, and a whole new haunted home to explore. And the images feature the returning cast members as well as newcomers like T’nia Miller (Years and Years) and Rahul Kohli (iZombie). Check them out below.

    It’s based on a Henry James novella.

    Bly Manor is inspired by the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw, which follows a woman who moves to an English country home to work as a governess for two orphaned children—but the pastoral setting may belie something sinister and paranormal.

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    It won’t be a one-to-one adaptation, though. “You want to update the story, you want to find whatever fertile ground for elevating the character that you can in the source material, but we obviously took some liberties in updating it with a more modern setting,” producer Trevor Macy told Vanity Fair .

    Actors will return—but don’t expect any Hill House characters to drop by.

    Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Catherine Parker—all of whom played characters in The Haunting of Hill House—all have roles in the anthology series’ new installment. But as for their Hill House incarnations, Flanagan told TVLine, “I don’t really see a need to revisit those characters, even in cameos.”

    Still, he previously told Entertainment Weekly that fans might see a hidden connection or two. “There’s not a narrative connection, but there are little Easter eggs, for sure, not only in small details but in moments of dialogue and in some of the ideas from Hill House,” Flanagan said. “There are definitely going to be things that will set off that little dopamine rush that those kind of connections create. But it’s not a direct connection from a story point of view.”

    It’ll land on Netflix this fall.

    Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date: October 9. Might as well block of that weekend now.

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    When is the House open?

    The Calendar section of our website lists all key dates for our Haunted House and important information. Our dates for 2016 have not yet been announced. Keep your eye on our Home Page, Calendar and social media feeds for the upcoming announcement!

    Where are you located?

    We are currently located inside Royal Gardens Community League. RGCL is located at 4030 117 Street NW in Edmonton, Alberta. It is located South-West of Southgate mall/transit center and is easily accessable by Bus #50. http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

    Can my children go through the House?

    We generally discourage children under the age of 10 years old from going through the Haunted House as it can be quite a scare and on our regular nights we do NOT offer lights on tours or toned down versions of our haunt for the sake of our actors and other patrons. However if your child is feeling brave, they will be allowed through, but please be warned: once you are in, there is no turning back!

    We encourage children to visit us this year on October 29th or 30th between 6:00PM and 6:45PMfor a lights on, no-scare version of the house. Stop by during these specific times for a guided tour through the house. You’ll still get to experience the general vibe of the haunt and all the decorations, just no actors and slightly better visibility.

    What does it cost?

    Each trip through the House is a minimum required donation of $6.00 per person, but we happily accept larger donation to help keep the community vibrant!

    NEW this year: Want to skip the line-ups? Get a VIP Pass to skip the line, for only $12 person. CASH ONLY for all ticket purchases.

    Can I buy tickets in advance?

    Yes! We will have a booth at the Trading Card & Electronic Gaming Convention (TCEG Con) October 9th – 12th at the Edmonton Expo Center – we will be selling VIP Passes on-site ($12 ea, cash only).

    Do you offer refunds?

    Sorry, but all sales are final. No matter the situation, please remember that this is a non-profit fundraiser. No refunds, no exceptions. Just go have fun getting scared!

    How long is the wait?

    The wait can vary from night to night. We will NOT sacrifice the quality of our show to push people through the gates. Expect there to be a wait especially the closer it gets to Halloween. There’s nothing we can do to about that. It’s a normal occurrence within the haunted house industry. To avoid long line ups please come earlier in the evening or you can purchase a VIP Pass. We try out best to keep the line up as entertained as possible!

    Can we take photos inside?

    Nope! No photos or videos permitted within the Haunt. You will be asked to leave if caught filming or taking photos inside. Don’t spoil the fun for your friends!

    Is the House indoors?

    Yes- the House itself is entirely indoors. However, the line up can stretch outside and the exit to the House is outside!

    Is there any physical contact?

    Actors are instructed not to touch the living. However, the haunted house is dark and it is difficult to predict the bumps in the night. You are not allowed to touch our actors. In general, the creatures will not touch you but at times it’s hard to control their cravings. They do respect your wishes if you are not comfortable with it.

    How can I contact Bennywise’s House of Horrors?

    The easiest way to voice your question or concern is to e-mail us at [email protected] . Posting on our website or other social media will also grab our attention, but response time varies, especially in the off season. E-mail response can be expected within a week year round.

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    Radio station KLAQ-95.5 FM is not letting the coronavirus keep it from providing some scary, fun fright for El Pasoans this Halloween.

    Rather than a haunted house, the radio station will have a Drive Down the Devil’s Highway from Saturday, Sept. 26, through Oct. 31.

    “We’ve been at it for four months,” said Joe Armendariz, who has worked on the haunted house for several years.

    Armendariz, who is in charge, said he researched what other companies in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio were doing to get a good idea of how to do a drive-thru haunted house safely.

    “We reached out to one of them and they told us how to do it with state compliance and we took it from there,” he said.

    “We are going to have Virus Control Technologies, which is used to spray vehicles and commercial buildings, to help us disinfect the vehicles,” he said. “It will protect people.”

    People, in groups of eight or fewer, will be able to ride in a variety of vehicles, including limousines, trucks with seats on flatbeds and four-wheel drive Jeeps, through eight acres of a haunted wasteland. Each trip should take about 20 minutes and provide plenty of screaming fun.

    The haunt will be divided into different areas with various facades and replicas of themes like an old Western town, an apocalyptic scene with a crashed helicopter, a “slaughterhouse” and one themed after “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

    There’s also a glow in the dark area that people will enjoy because there is little light pollution.

    Radio station KLAQ is known for having a haunted house each year. This year, it will be a drive-thru event. (Photo: BRIANA SANCHEZ / EL PASO TIMES)

    Social distancing will be enforced in line and face masks will be required.

    “It’s going to be scary. We have actors that have been with us for about eight years, so they know what to do,” he said. “And we like to ask people their names and figure out who they are. If it’s kids, we’ll take it easy, but if it’s a bunch of teenagers that want to have fun, it’s going to be scarier. We try to tailor it to everybody’s needs.”

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    What: KLAQ’s Drive-Thru Haunted House: Drive Down the Devil’s Highway.

    Admission: Tickets at the door, $20; $27 for Fast Pass; $5 off for students with ID on Thursdays and Sundays.

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    Radio station KLAQ-95.5 FM is not letting the coronavirus keep it from providing some scary, fun fright for El Pasoans this Halloween.

    Rather than a haunted house, the radio station will have a Drive Down the Devil’s Highway from Saturday, Sept. 26, through Oct. 31.

    “We’ve been at it for four months,” said Joe Armendariz, who has worked on the haunted house for several years.

    Armendariz, who is in charge, said he researched what other companies in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio were doing to get a good idea of how to do a drive-thru haunted house safely.

    “We reached out to one of them and they told us how to do it with state compliance and we took it from there,” he said.

    “We are going to have Virus Control Technologies, which is used to spray vehicles and commercial buildings, to help us disinfect the vehicles,” he said. “It will protect people.”

    People, in groups of eight or fewer, will be able to ride in a variety of vehicles, including limousines, trucks with seats on flatbeds and four-wheel drive Jeeps, through eight acres of a haunted wasteland. Each trip should take about 20 minutes and provide plenty of screaming fun.

    The haunt will be divided into different areas with various facades and replicas of themes like an old Western town, an apocalyptic scene with a crashed helicopter, a “slaughterhouse” and one themed after “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

    There’s also a glow in the dark area that people will enjoy because there is little light pollution.

    Radio station KLAQ is known for having a haunted house each year. This year, it will be a drive-thru event. (Photo: BRIANA SANCHEZ / EL PASO TIMES)

    Social distancing will be enforced in line and face masks will be required.

    “It’s going to be scary. We have actors that have been with us for about eight years, so they know what to do,” he said. “And we like to ask people their names and figure out who they are. If it’s kids, we’ll take it easy, but if it’s a bunch of teenagers that want to have fun, it’s going to be scarier. We try to tailor it to everybody’s needs.”

    Stay up-to-date on everything related to entertainment, restaurants and trending stories. Subscribe here.

    María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

    Make plans

    What: KLAQ’s Drive-Thru Haunted House: Drive Down the Devil’s Highway.

    Admission: Tickets at the door, $20; $27 for Fast Pass; $5 off for students with ID on Thursdays and Sundays.

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    Not everyone believes in ghosts, spirits and the paranormal. But are there strange goings-on in your home that you sometimes can’t explain? One possible conclusion could be that it’s haunted…

    Alison Wynne-Ryder, a psychic medium, believes there’s a few easy ways to tell if your house is home to spirits. And before you think that it’s only old buildings that can be haunted, think again.

    We take a look at how you can tell if your home is haunted. who you gonna call?

    What type of buildings can be haunted?

    “Although most people you ask would say old properties – or buildings that house many people, such as prisons, hospitals and castles – the reality is that any property can be haunted, even a modern one,” says Alison.

    “However, the likelihood is that more old properties tend to have a ‘haunted feeling’ about them, as they have more history and habitation than newer buildings.”

    What feelings would I have in a ‘haunted’ property?

    • Feelings of being watched or spied on.
    • Feelings of someone standing close behind you.
    • Feelings of being touched by unseen hands.
    • Feelings of the hair on back of your neck standing up.
    • Feelings of cobwebs on your face or body.
    • Feeling a cold breeze as if someone has walked past you.
    • Dark depressing feeling, especially in one particular location.

    What are the signs that a building is haunted?

    • Lights turning on and off, or up and down, on their own.
    • Light bulbs blowing frequently.
    • Sounds of items being dropped – but when you go to investigate, there is nothing there.
    • Seeing unexplained shadows from the corner of your eye.
    • Strange behaviour from pets in the property: e.g. dogs barking or growling at something you cannot see, cats staring in a particular area as if they can see someone.
    • Hearing voices of people, whispers, or someone calling your name.
    • Seeing twinkling lights, mists or unexplained moving shapes.
    • Sudden temperature drops, especially in one area of the property.

    How do spirits enter a house?

    “They can ‘reside’ anywhere, but there are some traditional beliefs that the spirit enters and leaves through the chimney,” says Alison. “I know through experience that if they want to enter a house, they will enter wherever they wish to – and don’t always exit the same way.

    “They don’t necessarily confine themselves to one area, although if they feel comfortable in a particular area, this will be where most of the activity is felt – such as extremely cold spots, feelings of being touched and so on.

    “For example, there was a spirit boy in my own house a couple of years ago and the sounds he was making seemed to come from within the walls. However, the deep cold I felt was in the spare bedroom, where my grandchildren stayed when they visited. He was drawn to them, making their toys go off on their own, playing with them. During this time, he hid in the wardrobe until I drew him close, communicated with him, and with the help of my medium friend, sent him to the light.”

    What should I do if I think my home is haunted?

    Alison suggests keeping a diary of events to see if there’s a pattern occurring of unexplained activity.

    She also advises to think about when the strange goings-on started, and if something had happened around that time that could be attributed to the activity.

    “For example, did someone ‘play’ with a oujia board, did you stay in a haunted house or castle, or visit an old graveyard?”

    “If your home is indeed haunted, this will not go away of its own accord – it will get worse,” says Alison. She advises calling a reputable medium with ‘spirit rescue experience’ to see what they feel or sense, and give you advice.

    “If there is a spirit stuck in the home, they will attend with another medium (or two, in case one of them is overshadowed by the spirit) and communicate with the spirit, hopefully sending it to the light.”

    Alison Wynne-Ryder is the author of The Quirky Medium