It’s that time of year again, the dead grow restless, the mad grow bold, and the monsters come out from under the beds of children. The scared will stay at home, but if you long to feel your heart beat fast, or to be paranoid over what is around every corner, then we have some good news for you. New York is filled with horrible experiences we can tell you about, and we won’t even mention the traffic.
Blood Manor has been dubbed as New York’s premier haunted attraction, it is undoubtedly gory, bloody, and horrifying. This year’s event is clown themed, probably in reference to the many real life creepy clown sightings last year. Held in a labyrinth 5,000 square feet large designed to heighten one’s fears, this haunted house is not advised for children under 14. Open until Nov 4th, Blood Manor runs until 12AM almost every day and until 1AM on the last two weekends of October, and if you’re not scared enough from the normal experience November 3rd and 4th are lights out nights, pitch black should perfect for chilling you to the core. Tickets will cost $30-$55, depending on if you buy them online or at the door.
Gravesend End is New York City’s, College of Technology’s (City Tech), annual high-tech haunted hotel. The Gravesend Inn is made entirely by the students and staff of the school, offering fun for adults and children alike. Constantly evolving each year introduces new collaborations that uses theatre, dance, music, or interactive media to integrate technology into the event. So each year the Gravesend End presents new horrors! Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with an ID. Citytech students with Citytech ID’s can get in free on the day of the performance.
THIS IS REAL
An intense psychological experience, THIS IS REAL is not for the faint of heart. Produced by haunted house veteran Timothy Haskell and located in a theatre where you are the star of your own interactive, THIS IS REAL is an escape room, haunted house, hardcore hide and seek, and a theatre show rolled into one heart stopping 70 minute thrill ride. Having been kidnapped you have only a short time to discover the way to survive and not get caught while trying to escape. This isn’t your haunted house because not only do you have to fend for yourself, but you also have to face the decision of saving others who were ‘kidnapped’ with you or leaving them for dead. Tickets are $95 Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday and $110 on Friday and Saturday.
In one of the most haunted buildings in the nation, in the heart of New York City at 42nd and 8th Times Scare is a 20 minute haunted house. You can go alone or with a group of friends, the Haunt is open weekdays from 6pm to 11pm, and weekends till 1am. Times Scare is not the most intense of experiences, but it is attached to a bar and a café. Meaning if you need a little liquid courage it won’t be hard to find. Tickets are an affordable $27 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under.