Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NYC Haunted Houses

We are loving Refinery29's post on the scariest haunted houses in NYC today!
Check it out!

Blackout Haunted House
At Blackout Haunted House nothing is off-limits and it incorporates every type of torture. One spooky feature? You are required to navigate your worst nightmares, all alone (don't worry, you are given protective eyewear and a flashlight). This house gives new meaning to the phrase, "are you afraid of the dark?", and if the answer is yes at any point, yell "safety" to be taken back to daylight.
Where:
54 West 39th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues ); 718-522-7171.
When:
Now through October 31. Mondays 7 p.m. through 11 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursdays 7 p.m. through 11p.m.; Fridays 7p.m through 12 a.m.; Saturdays 5 p.m. through 12 a.m.; Sundays 5 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Price: $30

Definitely the most theatrical of the haunted house experiences, Sleep No More is a scary performance art piece that turns the abandoned McKittrick Hotel into a haunted experience that channels Shakespeare's Macbeth, in a light (or darkness) that you have never seen before. Throw on your Venetian carnival style mask and follow your favorite character through various ballrooms, hospitals, and nurseries as they dress, kill, and try to wash out all that blood.
Where:
The McKittrick Hotel 530 West 27th Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212- 904-1883.
When:
Now through November 12, Monday through Thursday, 7p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Price:
$75–$95, for a range of premium tickets

Who better than entertainment technology students of CUNY City Tech to put on a thrilling Halloween production? This "theme-park-quality" attraction has been going on strong now for 12 years, and with a $5 dollar price tag, this is the perfectly-priced way to get in the Halloween spirit. We give these spooky students an A+.
Where:
186 Jay Street (Vorhees Theater NYC College of Technology Campus); 718.260.5588.
When:
Thurdays (starting October 20) 1 p.m. through 5 p.mm, Fridays and Saturdays (starting October 21) 1 p.m. through 5 p.m., 6 p.m. through 9pm, Monday October 31, 1p.m. through 5 p.m.
Price:
$5 for GA, $4 for Group

Get ready to play with with the gruesome creatures and tortured souls that haunt the 100-year-old estate ground— this is no amateur playhouse but you might scream like you're a little girl. We know we're bound to reach unmentionable octaves our of fear.
Where:
215 South Country Road, Bellport; no phone available.
When:
Now through October 29. Weekdays and Sundays 7 p.m. through 10 p.m, see website for more times.
Price:
GA $20, Fast Pass $25

Nightmare: Fairy Tales
This year's fairytale theme puts a gruesome and "nighmareish" twist on some of our favorite childhood stories. Try not get to get lost in the woods (à la Little Red Riding Hood) as you go from cottage to cottage. And, you might want to bring some breadcrumbs to find your way back, because this haunted house is sure to frighten more than just the children.
Where:
107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington Street and the Williamsburg Bridge); 212-352-3101.
When:
Now through November 5. Thursday, October 13 7 p.m. through 11 p.m., Friday, October 14 6 p.m. through 1 a.m., Saturdays 5 p.m. through 1 a.m., for additional times, see website.
Price:
$30 in advance, $35 at door, $60 VIP, $100 Super VIP

As if wax figures of celebs weren't already creepy enough, Madam Tussauds in Time Square is taking it to the next level with a special eight night haunted house event. Make your way down the museum corridor as hundreds of eyes watch your every move. This night of un-living celebs is sure to be scarier than waking up next to one without make up in the morning. Plus (ahh!) the biggest fright of all: real, live tourists!
Where:
234 W. 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th avenues); 866.841.3505.
When:
Thursday October 20 through Sunday October 23, Thursday, October 27 through Sunday 30 9 p.m. through 12 a.m.
Price:
$25, Buy Online, $22

Take a ride on the horrifying side, at this year's "Creepshow at the Freakshow." It's a mix of fears ranging from faulty rides to murder scenes. This year is guaranteed to be dirtier and bloodier than ever, with "drunk ride inspectors, creepy ticket sellers, and lots of dead and decapitated bodies." But not to worry, the crimes you witness won't go unpunished—at the end of the show, audience members will be sworn into the most dreadful jury duty (isn't that the scariest part of all!?).
Where:
1208 Surf Avenye (between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street); no phone available.
When:
Now through October 31. Fridays through Sundays 6 p.m. through 11 p.m., Wednesday Oct 26 and Thursday Oct 27, 6 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Price: $10

Courtesy of Refinery29.

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