Thursday, April 24, 2014

TRAPPED NYC


The Nightmare team is launching a brand new intense experience this June called Trapped NYC.

Over the past few years thousands upon thousands of players have tested their mettle in real life escape rooms, a narrative puzzle adventure that puts its players in a race against the clock to identify and solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles.  Starting this summer, NYC Haunt Holdings, the producer of Nightmare Haunted House wants to create the most captivating real life gaming experience out there, TRAPPED NYC. In their game, players will pay to be locked inside a themed room with only a few clues to help them escape. TRAPPED NYC will continue the Nightmare team’s unique theatricality and visceral scenarios and challenge participants to escape from a specially designed locked room in an action-packed 60 minutes utilizing logic, math, common sense, probability, teamwork, wit and a dash of physical skill. With scenarios and sets straight out of Hollywood, TRAPPED NYC will give participants the chance to try their luck in real life video games. Luckily for them, they won't be alone, as up to 10 others can join them on their adventure. The goal is simple: search for clues, solve the riddles, and most importantly escape the room - before it's too late!

We need your help to make this a reality! Be amongst the first to participate by buying tickets at our Indiegogo page here. There are perks and discounts that will only be offered during this campaign.  Jump on it now to join us for this very intimate and exciting new adventure!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FBC pt. 2

This is my Full Bunny Contact update/ follow-up to my previous Full Bunny Contact post.  We have a website, but it is mostly a placeholder for the much nicer site we are about to launch.  But you can go to www.fullbunnycontact.com to see some things. Tickets will be going on sale Monday, March 3rd.  We are very excited to launch this one-of-a-kind Easter event.  There is nothing like this in the city.  Absolutely nothing, so i hope you will come down and spend a few hours with us anytime between April 17th and the 20th.  Below is the copy from the press release, and it should tell you everything you want to know about the event:







Crush The Bunny…Get The Egg.

Timothy Haskell (Creator of NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE) And the entire Psycho Clan Team
In Association with LUG NUT ENTERTAINMENT

Present

FULL BUNNY CONTACT

A TWISTED EASTER-WEEKEND FESTIVAL AND EXTREME EGG HUNT!

WHERE NEW YORKERS WILL BE PITTED AGAINST BIG, BAD BUNNIES…FOR PRIZES!

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 – SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

AT THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
(107 Suffolk Street, NYC)
(New York, NY) – The biggest, baddest bunnies New York has ever seen will descend upon Manhattan this spring, for a cage battle like no other. Timothy Haskell, creator of New York’s most horrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, has announced plans for FULL BUNNY CONTACT, a weekend-long Easter festival with a decidedly twisted and whimsical take on the traditional spring fair. Wander the grounds and participate in games and activities with a main event that pits New Yorkers against hardcore bunnies in an Easter egg hunt for the ages. FULL BUNNY CONTACT features a midway, game booths, food trucks, a DJ, live entertainment and will run April 17th – 20th at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey Sts.) on Manhattan’s lower east side. www.fullbunnycontact.com

Games inspired by the Easter holiday have been cranked into insane overdrive. In the main event, FULL BUNNY CONTACT, patrons are locked in a 16’ X 20’ steel cage, to test their wits against three massive, highly competitive Easter bunnies and a shot clock, all trying to keep you from collecting eggs filled with cash and prizes.
 
The four-day festival features dozens of game booths that get the adrenaline pumping including a dunk tank, “Shoot The Peep,” “Duck Like Rabbits,” “The Keister Bunny,” “E.S.PEASTER Island,” “Egg Putt,” “Hare-y Up” and more. FBC will also have food trucks and an on-site bar.

“This is pure, silly, fun with an element of sport,” says creator Timothy Haskell. “A four day celebration where you can race an actual rabbit while wearing a giant tortoise shell, or pull candy right out of the Easter bunnies butt, or show off your flag football moves as you try in vain to collect Easter eggs. New Yorkers love to celebrate holidays and FBC combines the familiar with the extreme.”
 
The Psycho Clan team consists of Paul Smithyman (production designer), David Hinkle (art director), John Harlacher (co-director) and Timothy Haskell (co-director). Producers of FULL BUNNY CONTACT are Daniel Demello and Nathaniel Nowak (Lug Nut Entertainment).

For the full weekend schedule and more information visit: www.fullbunnycontact.com

Admission to FULL BUNNY CONTACT is $20 - $60 and available at www.fullbunnycontact.com or at the box office pro

www.Facebook.com/FullBunnyContact
Twitter: @FullBunnyNYC
WWW.FULLBUNNYCONTACT.COM


LISTINGS EDITORS:
WHO: Psycho Clan & Lug Nut Entertainment
WHAT: FULL BUNNY CONTACT
WHEN: Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 20. 
WHERE: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
(107 Suffolk St., between Rivington and Delancey Sts.)
$20 - $60 tickets at www.fullbunnycontact.com


PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL BLASE


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Some Images We Never Posted for Nightmare Killers2

Now that I have decided to be a proactive blogger again I am trying to launch as many posts as I can before I get bored of doing it once more.  I never posted images from last seasons haunted house, so here are a bunch.  Did you go to the haunted house?  which was your favorite room?










Friday, January 24, 2014

How Did Nightmare Killers2 go, and What Has Happened Since Then...?

Well, I'm glad you asked.  Firstly, I am excited to report to the world for the first time, that there was no hurricane in 2013!  I know, it has taken me a little long to tell everyone, but it's never too late.  So to reiterate, there was no hurricane that closed all haunted houses in the city, especially my own, and destroyed everyone's livelihood in the year 2013.  Now you can breathe.

So that was the best news from last year.  That mother humper Sandy from 2012 closed the lower east side haunted house for the season, and ended the Bronx one for good.  It was devastating to me emotionally and financially, which unfortunately in this world also means emotionally. People loved Nightmare Killers so it was disheartening that not everyone who wanted to see it was able to.  So I was bound and determined to rebound with Nightmare Killers2 this past season, and I am very pleased to report that it was a smashing success.  People enjoyed the experience as much if not more than Killers, and we made it through the entire season, which was our 10th.  I am very proud of our accomplishment.  The reviews were over the moon again, and we once more concluded the season as the highest rated haunted house on Yelp.  I know that sounds like a stupid accomplishment, especially because I think Yelp is the scourge of the business world and needs to be shut-down, but it means things (sadly) to others, so it means it needs to mean something to me.

Now, as many of you asked, why didn't we do Nightmare: The Experiment again this year? It was a difficult decision because i enjoyed doing it, and it did very well, but I feel like that concept had run its course.  We did it three years in a row, and although we always changed it up, it was still the same conceit. We would love to do another Christmas show in the future, but the big idea of what that would be had not come to us at the time we needed to make decisions, so we decided not to force a square peg in a round hole and skipped this year.  We 'll see what's in store for the next.

We are going to be doing something this summer (not Camp Nightmare, although I know that can work, and it will work, but just not this year.  it will be done at some point, I just know it), but what this summer's event is going to be is still top secret.  Top secret for two reasons: the idea is fantastic and we want to keep it as close to the vest as possible, and because the logistics haven't been worked out yet, so we don't want to let people down again by cancelling it.  I will tell you right now, it might not happen.  But the whole team would love for it, too and we are doing everything in our power to make it so.

Now I, Timothy Haskell, am definitely doing another project before the haunted house.  In fact it is right around the corner.  I am doing it with my Psycho Clan team, which is one of the producers of Nightmare, and the team I do a lot of my outside-the-haunted house venture with.  This event is called Full Bunny Contact, and it is an Easter event only happening Easter weekend at the same venue as the haunted house (107 Suffolk Street in the lower east side).  It is a Church Easter Fair turned on its head with the titular event being an Easter egg hunt as sport.  It will be fin for everyone, and we mean that. It is an all day event and into the night where it gets more adult.  I will be writing a separate post all about it, and you will not wont for more information.  But if you are not terribly religious, but you love getting into the spirit of holidays, this is definitely the event for you.  I look forward to telling you more very shortly.

What The Hell, Man, No Blogging?!


So, as it turns out, I am not a very good blogger.  I think what I write is fine, but I never write anything.  I'm not a very inspired blogger, and then I get these moments of inspiration, like I did ten minutes ago when I decided to write a blog, to come on here and write a blog!  But then, being absent for so long, I feel like the first thing to write about is how I don't wrote about anything. Compelling.  And you see, what happens after that is a deep seeded disappointment in myself for not being a dynamic blogger, and certainly not prolific enough for me to even continue with new blogs because, who would even keep up with such sporadic content anyway?

So there it is.  Yet another chapter in my renewed attempt to become a compelling and dynamic blogger.  We'll see how this round goes, or see if the aforementioned will once again takeover.  But I do have news to report, so I think I will be inspired for the time being.  But my news should be another post because if I write it in this one than this might be the only post I write.  I hope not.  I hope I am better than that.  But I don't believe in myself.  We'll see what happens.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 THEME!

At this time every year we announce our next year's theme. This year is no different. We will not be doing KILLERS3. The killers will be put to rest after this season. If you haven't seen KILLERS2 yet you still have November 1st and 2nd to see it before it goes away forever.

As for 2014, most of our fans know, we often open up the shaping of the next year to you guys. We need you to participate and give us ideas for the elements you'd like to see! So without further hesitation, Nightmare in its 11th horrific season will be doing....

NIGHTMARE NEW YORK

 A horrifying journey through the urban legends, folklore and mythology of this great city of ours. So now we open it up to you. What are some if your favorite macabre stories for NYC's stories history? Comment below.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nightmare: Killers2 Testimonial Video

I couldn't be more proud of this year's house.  We followed up KILLERS with a bang. I am especially proud of the level of talent in actors.  Not taking any credit for that, it is all them.  They are the strongest group of performers we have ever had, and they maker this year's haunt exceptional.  See what others have to say about it: