Tag: Haunted Attraction

Guest Post: Another visit from Mr. Bertram Bertram, Haunt Expert

[As you may recall, we once got in touch with one Mr. Bertram Bertram, soliciting his expert opinion and analysis for our readers. You can find his prior contributions here, here and here. As one of the foremost Haunt Experts around , we remain incredibly pleased to host his words here. He continues to educate us with …

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Guest Post: More from Mr. Bertram Bertram

[As you may recall, we once got in touch with one Mr. Bertram Bertram, soliciting his expert opinion and analysis for our readers. As one of the foremost Haunt Experts around , we remain incredibly pleased to host his words here. He continues to educate us with his Alexandrian fascinating dive into the world of Haunts. We are …

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Guest Post: Mr. Bertram Bertram, Haunt Expert

Bertram Bertram

[As you may recall, we once got in touch with one Mr. Bertram Bertram, soliciting his expert opinion and analysis for our readers. As one of the foremost Haunt Experts around (you may continue to find his expertise readily available here), we were incredibly pleased to hear back from him again. He discusses his absence …

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High-Tech Haunted Houses

For the past two Halloween Countdowns, I’ve always had at least one haunted attraction review. Sadly, it’s looking more and more like that won’t be the case this year. Ironically, my busy schedule for the countdown leaves me with zero free time to check out any of the few haunted attractions that are within reasonable …

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Living Dead Live!

Thank goodness that text is blocking the zombie from grabbing anyone.

Although there are tons of materials devoted to the various aspects of creating of haunted house, one topic remains mostly ignored amongst all the how-tos on prop-making and setting up a haunted house: scaring people. Far too many people think simply wearing a mask and yelling “Boo” while jumping out of a dark corner is …

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Still More Vintage Halloween Insanity

For the last two years that I’ve do this, I always think I’ve found the most dangerous and foolhardy Halloween how-to and will never find anything that will top it…only to then find something that does so. This year was no exception. When I first read the “Mechanical Halloween Pranks” article from an October 1918 …

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How to Make a Monster

No, this isn’t a review of the classic AIP film of the same name. Instead, this blog entry is intended to point you in the direction of some handy how-tos in case you need something extra special for your Halloween display, haunted attraction or costume party. The online preview of Dan Reeder’s Papier-Māché Monsters: Turn …

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Harvest of Horrors

Oh great, the Unnameable had a kid...

Location: Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, East Falmouth, MA (Directions) Dates/times: Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1, 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $10 per person; credit cards not accepted. Phone: (508) 563-3378 Website: http://www.harvestofhorrors.com Starting in 1979 as a maze …

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Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

I'd pay to see this movie if it were real. Seriously.

Location: 1235 Bedford Street (Rte 18) Abington, MA (Directions) Dates/Times: Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 12-13, 17-31, 7:00 to 10:30 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $17 per person (Credit cards not accepted) Phone: (781) 871-4573 Website: http://www.bhmansion.com Although many would assume the best haunted house in Massachusetts would …

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Dracula’s Castle

I bid you velcome...

Location: 59 Wharf Street, Salem, MA (Directions) Dates/Times: October 1-31, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (Dates/Times subject to change as years go by) Admission: $8 per adult, $6 per child under age 12. Phone: (978) 745-5888 Website: http://www.draculathecastle.com/draculascastle.html Dracula’s Castle was first haunted attraction I went through when visiting Salem in the late 90’s. With …

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The “Ultimate Haunt”

Enter if you dare...

Chances are that you’ve heard stories about a haunted house with 13 floors somewhere in your state. You know, the one that nobody’s ever been able to complete since it’s so scary and has trapdoors that drop you out of the place? In fact, the management is so confident nobody can finish that they’ll give …

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Coming Soon: Haunt Reviews

It’s often best to visit a haunted attraction (be it house, hayride, trail, etc.) around this time to the middle of October in order to avoid long lines and waiting times. So in the near future, Strange Jason will be covering some haunted attractions in Connecticut and I’ll be covering some in Massachusetts. Sadly, due …

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