With Halloween around the corner, you don’t want to be travelling to the most beautiful places in the world. Let’s spare those places for another day. How about getting scared a bit? Any other day it could sound like a whacky idea but not when the end of the fall is catching up and the official “horror day” is knocking on your door. So what are you planning to do this Halloween? Dress up your kids in those ghostly outfits and let them loose on the streets to trick or treat? Of course that’s a lot of fun but how about taking your fun (read fear) a notch up and making this Halloween a little more eerie? Here are some places to visit to make your day even more dreadful.
The Queen Mary Ship
Some say the ship’s haunted. The designers have left no stones unturned to make it look like one. There are not one but many events which will get your heart pounding. If one fails to scare you, the others will. Six petrifying mazes, ugly bloody monsters, zombies and dark alleys will give you a spine-chilling experience this Halloween. So pack your bags to be on this Ship still harbored at Long Beach, CA. Don’t worry, it is not just the creepy chill the ship has to offer. There are cafes, bars, lounges, restaurant and other places to chill out too.
The Hangman’s House
Do you know the legend of Hangman? There was this serial murderer in late 19th century who derived some sadistic pleasure in killing the people in the most vicious way – he hung his victims to death by the Trinity River. One day he was found and was hanged by the lynch mob just like his victims. They left him hanging all night locked up in a barn. When they came back the next morning, the dead body was gone. Based on the same legend is the Hangman’s House of Horrors which will feature the most horrific things this year, exactly the way Hangman’s ghost could have asked for. If you really wish to frighten yourself, get your tickets booked for Fort Worth, Texas where Hangman lives.
If you want to be at Thrillvania, you should be checking tickets availability to Terrell Texas. And you have every reason to be here this Halloween as this haunted plantation has everything that can send shudders down your spine. There are four major attractions this year. Verdun Manor, a psychotic werewolf with his wife Lady Cassandra carried out insane experiments on the human bodies until they were torched by a mob. You confront their spirits in their own house. While you are walking through the deserted labyrinths don’t forget to keep an eye on the deadly creatures which are waiting to pounce on you.
When you step into the Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, make sure you have prepared yourself well for the scariest experience of your life. Whether you are walking down the dark alleys, or checking out the mysterious interiors or witnessing computer generated light and sound effects, you will certainly get a spooky feeling. If all of it isn’t enough, the hay ride through a haunted forest full of evil spirits will do the trick for you.
The story goes like this. At the time of great depression factory workers were losing their jobs and it left a lot of them insane. The Government failing to figure out what else to do with them, hoarded them in a mental asylum. Unfortunately they were left on their own there and many of them died not knowing how to survive. Fright factory was one such asylum. And they say the place has remained haunted ever since. While inspiring some big Hollywood projects such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” it also became a major attraction for fear lovers. This Halloween, nothing will get scarier than being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and visiting this factory.
Scream In the Dark
Scream in the Dark, formerly known as Chamber of Chills, will be setup outside for the first time in a parking lot in Bakersfield, California. They have become masters in the art of fear and creepiness with amazing sound and light effects. The ghosts and monsters you see seem so real that you cannot tell they are actors. It is not just the actors but the entire setup including costumes, makeup, and attention to detail that will overwhelm you with fear.