Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Jaded Viewer Guide to NYC Haunted Houses

courtesy of Blackout Haunted House

Happy Halloween fellow jaded viewers! If you survived the Frankenstorm, got your super duper costume ready to go and want to add a NYC haunted house to your night, here are all my reviews of each the best haunted houses in the city.


***Unfortunately, most of these haunted houses will be closed on Halloween. Be sure to check out their official sites and Facebook pages to see when they'll be re-opened.***

Bad Mofo Haunted Houses

1.) Blackout Haunted House

Where: 115 West 27th Street (between 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10001
Review: "Blackout Haunted House is the baddest haunted house in the country. You walk through it alone and will  feel what you've only watched in these torture-core horror movies." (click for full review)

2.) KILLERS: A Nightmare Haunted House 

Where: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
Review: "Nightmare Killers is, from room to room one of the best designed and acted haunted houses I've been to." (click for full review)

3.) Blood Manor

Where: 163 Varick Street (Soho)

Review: " Blood Manor is a staple of NYC Haunted Houses. If you've never been, it's a must go. They are indeed the blockbuster of all the haunted houses in the city...." (click for full review)

4.) Times Scare

Where: 669 8th Avenue (on the corner of 42nd and 8th)

Review: "Times Scare is the original year round Halloween destination and with a year under its belt, it seems they are ready for their biggest day of the year." (click for full review)

 5.) Bronx Haunted Warehouse

Where: 1157 Commerce Avenue Bronx, NY

Review: Due to the Hurricane, I wasn't able to check it out. Check out the official site.

Off the beaten path....

6.) Then She Fell

Where:  Arts@Renaissance 2 Kingsland Ave, just off the Graham Avenue L stop (moves to the South Sea Seaport in 2013)

Review: " interactive performance that allows you to spend time with the imagination of Lewis Carroll's creations and even get a glimpse of the surreal life of the man himself. It is, by far one of the most thrilling, mesmerizing and fantastic experiences I've had in the world of participatory theater.." (click for full review)

Over on that other coast

7.) Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios (Los Angeles, California)

Where:  Arts@Renaissance 2 Kingsland Ave, just off the Graham Avenue L stop (moves to the South Sea Seaport in 2013)

Review: "Universal has been always known for their monsters and they do a great job putting the big spectacle." (click for full review)

For more alternatives and Halloween themed places to check out, head over to The Raven & The Black Cat's Guide to Halloween Weekend (NYC Edition)

Happy Halloween!


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