Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Announcing NYC's new Nightmare theme!

We've yet to update the website to announce this, nor have we sent out any press release to this effect. This is the first public announcement of this year's Nightmare haunted house theme. I am rewarding all those people who actually read this blog. Shhh, keep it a secret until we announce it, for rizzy.

This year's house is called Nightmare: Bad Dreams Come True. And there are several firsts. We have significantly amped up the production values this year, so for the first time there is not a single room that was in the house the year before. there is not a room in this house that has ever been seen before. As the title suggests, this being our 5th year anniversary we decided that Nightmare should actually be about nightmares. During the run last year we did an online poll asking people to tell us their most terrifying recurring nightmares and we are staging them. And they are scary. This year is sick, it is by far and away the best house ever. It's our anniversary for christ's sake, it's no holds barred, kid.

The other firsts are that we are having two haunted houses in one venue. Last year we had the maze, but this year we have Nightmare: Legends. It is a smaller house that focuses on all the things i would never put in the big house like classic horror characters. Be prepared to be reintroduced to Frankenstein, Vampires, Zombies, a guy with a chainsaw, and more. it is more fun than anything; it is supposed to remind you of the kind of haunted houses you went to back when you lived in the 'burbs.

Another first is we have a third attraction. We got possession of the back parking lot of our venue and we are throwing a tent up out there and doing Nightmare Circus. More on that later...tee-hee.


Eric Striffler said...

Man I'm sooooo excited for this year's house (or houses, apparently)!
I've gone for the past two years and I'll definitely be there this year as well!
It sounds like it's going to be the best year yet :D

- Eric Striffler

WriterME said...

Dear Timothy,

I know it is a bit of a long shot, but I would like to give it a try.

My name is Madelon and I devote much of my time to writing horror stories on a more-or-less professional level.

The reason I am leaving a comment here is that I am planning to do a larger piece (approx. 10.000 words), which will revolve around a haunted attraction. Because of this, I was wondering whether it would be alright to ask you some questions, either through here or email, on the planning and setup of a venue like Nightmare. This would enable me to make the resulting story as realistic as possible.

Although I have no long list of publications, I have been featured in a magazine before. Also, most of my work can be found here:

If you decide to help me (which I very much hope you will), yourself, as well as the Nightmare House, will naturally be credited. I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,

Timothy Haskell said...

i would be happy to, just email me at