Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Announcing Theme for Nightmare 2011!

So, finally, here it is: the theme for next year's Nightmare. I usually do this a bit earlier, but because of the extension I decided to wait until now. Also, miraculously (and oddly because it is a pretty out there idea) someone sorta trumped me on our FB fan page by suggesting something similar to this. I thought at first he was given insider information, but as it turns out it was a legit guess. So maybe its something in the air, and perhaps this is part of a zeitgeist that could only help us, but i think Nightmare fans are going to be real excited about next year. And as always, i need you guys to contribute. But without further adieu, next year's theme is....

Children's Stories

The dark, twisted ones of course. Or the original tales of what you know as family friendly ones that actually started out scary and murderous. I don't believe we are going to call it CHILDREN'S STORIES, but i am thinking either NIGHTMARE: FABLES or NIGHTMARE: FAIRY TALES which do you like? But now here is your chance to participate. Break out those old Grimm's Fairy Tales or Aesop's Fables, et al. Tell me which fairy tale you would like to see turned into a room in a haunted house. Tell me the creepiest, ickiest, scariest children's story you have ever read. Or tell me the sweetest and perhaps we will flip it so that it is dark and scary instead. But children are creepy, and children's stories are creepier. I already wish it was Halloween 2011; can't wait to sink my teeth into this one! so comment away...!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Post Halloween

I say this every year and i mean it every year. Similar to when we start in late September, going after Halloween is the best time to go, in fact, better than in September because the actors have been doing it for a month and really know what works and what doesn't. We love the crowds the two weeks before Halloween, and the benefit of going then is that, well, it's Halloween and it's fun and this is what you do; a great thing to do to get into the spirit of the season. A nice collective unconscious of horror enthusiasts. But it is a different experience between slow days and busy days. some good, some bad.

To compensate for the crowds on the busy days we do over hire actors in the house. So there are a lot of people in there trying to torment you. But the groups are large, and the distance between groups is short, and it may feel a little rushed. But these next two weeks I think are going to be the scariest yet. we have already incorporated two new bits your gonna love (especially the first group of the night. There's one new moment that will only happen once. If u r the first group, you'll see), and we have decided to make the groups no more than 6 - 8 no matter what. and the actors in the house are going to be able to spend a lot of time with you. muahahahaha. But its true, we will allow the maximize amount of time for the torment to foment.

Sure, the house aint as pretty (nothing like 6 weeks of haunted house enthusiasts battering the place to hell to make sure of that), but it now has the character of a real haunted house: decrepit, old, beaten, lived-in. It now feels like Hell in there, and i think its a beautiful thing that happens naturally. Like the Grand Canyon. Yep, I said it. So come and check it out these next two weeks; keep Halloween alive for two more weeks! Isn't life more fun when u are celebrating a holiday? we can help you with that by allowing us to scare the crap out of you. Use code NOV1 and you can even get a $20 ticket for crying out loud. so go! I look forward to seeing you there.