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  • August 30th, 2013
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  • August 18th, 2013
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  • April 5th, 2013
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America Haunts Adds Nightmare New England!

America Haunts would like to welcome our newest member: Spookyworld in Litchfield, NH. Check out their video “Spookyworld Presents Nightmare New England”!


  • April 5th, 2013
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America Haunts adds Bennett’s Curse!

 

America Haunts would like to welcome our newest member: Bennett’s Curse in Hanover, MD. Check out their video from the Travel Channel’s “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions”.

  • September 14th, 2012
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America Haunts Members Scare Up Support for Nonprofits to the Frightening Tune of Over $500,000

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For all the fear and blood curdling screams induced by America Haunts attractions, the association of elite haunted houses showed that it too has a benevolent side.

The group that delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers each Halloween season announced that it donated more than $500,000 in 2011 to nonprofits in the 20 U.S. markets where it operates. It also is already on track to hit the $750,000 mark in 2012.

“Just because our main job is to scare the pants off people doesn’t mean we don’t have a heart,” said America Haunts board member Nancy Jubie. “Creating family-oriented entertainment and giving back to our community just happen to be something we also enjoy doing. Consider us America Haunts with a heart.”

One of the more unique ways in giving back to the community comes from The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, La. The haunt has been collecting blood weekly for The Blood Center of New Orleans for more than 13 years.

Throughout the entire Halloween season, portions of Full Moon Productions in Kansas City, Mo., and The Scarehouse in Pittsburgh function as nonprofits benefitting local charities. Full Moon makes “Halloween dreams come true” through its volunteer-based attractions The Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe and Macabre Cinema. Both attractions tax status is 501 3c and all proceeds benefit The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, making it a trick and treat for all involved. In addition to the variety of events that it hosts to raise money for local nonprofits, The Scarehouse recently launched the red velvet cake-flavored “Scarehouse Shake” (with gummy eyeball), from which proceeds will benefit Make Room for Kids.

Ticket giveaways are another popular initiative. Netherworld in Atlanta donates 3,500 tickets valued at $98,000 during its annual Charity Opening Weekend. Spookywoods in Kersey Valley, N.C., gives free tickets to blood donors and honor roll students. The Bates Motel in Philadelphia also is generous, providing 500 VIP passes to various charities worth $37,500. It also hosts events for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Cutting Edge in Fort Worth, and Headless Horseman and Haunted Hayrides in Ulster Park, N.Y. are staunch supporters of men and women in uniform. Cutting Edge gives away approximately 700 tickets annually to military, police and fire department personnel. In addition to local fire and police departments, Headless Horseman counts itself among regular supporters of the American Cancer Society Relay “Bark for Life,” among other events.

In Cincinnati, The Dent Schoolhouse hosts several parades in the community throughout the year. It also hosted the first-ever Dent In Diabetes walk to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The organization’s annual Boo Fest, geared toward younger children, also benefits the JDRF.

For more information on upcoming charitable events, and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

  • August 23rd, 2012
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Wanted: Brave Souls Looking For A Scare

America Haunts Announces Attraction Openings for 2012

DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 30 most terrifying, bloodcurdling scream-inducing haunted houses and attractions of America Haunts announced the days each attraction will be opening their doors for the Halloween season. The attractions annually allure the bravest souls thanks to their dedication to providing the most safe, fun and horrifying haunted entertainment in the country.

Unbeknownst to many, each haunted house within America Haunts works year-round to continuously present their guests with a more spine chilling than the last visit. Months of preparation and a high-quality technical crew help provide thrill-seekers the Hollywood-quality scare that they are seeking.

“People from around the country wait nearly a year for the sheer terror that is the America Haunts experience,” said Ben Armstrong of America Haunts. “Each year, the America Haunts attractions create a more hair-raising experience with the use of the most talented actors, Hollywood quality makeup and spectacular special effects.”

Opening dates for 2012 are as follows:

13th Floor

Denver, CO

September 21

13th Floor

Phoenix, AZ

September 21

13th Floor

San Antonio, TX

September 21

7 Floors of Hell

Cleveland, OH

September 21

Bates Motel

Philadelphia, PA

September 28

Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe

Kansas City, MO

September 7

Creepyworld

St. Louis, MO

September 21

Cutting Edge

Fort Worth, TX

September 8

Dream Reapers

Chicago, IL

October 5

Edge of Hell Haunted House

Kansas City, KS

August 31

Erebus Haunted House

Pontiac, MI

September 21

Headless Horseman

Ulster Park, NY

September 22

House of Torment

Austin, TX

September 21

Lemp Brewery

St. Louis, MO

September 21

Macabre Cinema Haunted House

Kansas City, KS

September 7

Necropolis 13

Baton Rouge, LA

September 21

Netherworld

Atlanta, GA

September 28

Nightmare on 13th

Salt Lake City, UT

September 14

Nightmare on the Bayou

Houston, TX

September 28

Pennhurst Asylum

Philadelphia, PA

September 21

Scream Zone

San Diego, CA

September 28

Spookywoods

Greensboro Winston-Salem, NC

September 28

The 13th Gate

Baton Rouge, LA

September 21

The Asylum

Denver, CO

September 28

The Beast

Kansas City, KS

August 31

The Darkness

St. Louis, MO

September 14

The Dent Schoolhouse

Cincinnati, OH

September 14

The Haunted Hotel

San Diego, CA

September 21

The Haunted Trail

San Diego, CA

September 28

The Scare House

Pittsburgh, PA

September 21

For more information, including hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com/attractions

With 30 haunted houses and attractions across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than 1 million thrill seekers each season. America Haunts has been featured on the Travel Channel and its members recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The organization is committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. Members enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare. For more information, visit AmericaHaunts.com.

  • October 19th, 2011
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  • October 14th, 2011
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America Haunts Members Expand Services

 

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Many believe that they have been to the “Wedding From Hell.” But only those who have been to ceremonies like this at America Haunts attractions can say that the fear they experienced is exactly what they wanted.

Members of America Haunts, an association of elite haunted house attractions that delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers each Halloween season, do more than simply scare the pants off their customers on a nightly basis. Many host annual special events ranging from weddings to themed conventions to team building exercises for businesses.

“Scaring people nightly is a lot of fun, but to keep things interesting America Haunts members are always coming up with ways to provide our visitors with new experiences,” said America Haunts Board member, which hosts weddings year round at the Edge of Hell Haunted House in Kansas City, Mo.

In addition to weddings, which also are hosted annually at the Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac, Mich., and Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Attraction in Ulster Park, NY, other events seen at America Haunts attractions include annual themed conventions. Netherworld in Atlanta recently sponsored Dragon Con, a massive sci-fi convention held over Labor Day Weekend, while 13th Floor in Denver continued its annual tradition of scaring up the group from HearseCon, a national gathering of hearse owners featuring the largest hearse car show earlier this summer.

America Haunts attractions also have become hot tickets for businesses to entertain employees and promote team building. Spookywoods in High Point, NC, takes visitors on its Off Road Segway PT X2 and Zip Line courses. In Philadelphia, The Bates Motel offers corporate picnics and bonfires to such companies as U.S. Airways and Smith Kline. The ScareHouse in Pittsburgh provides an exclusive suite and “Behind the Screams” tours for groups and businesses.

For more information and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, including opening dates, hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

With more than 30 hayrides, and attractions in 20 markets across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers each Halloween season. The attractions within this organization have been featured on Travel Channel and recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The high-tech attractions within this association are committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures. Members enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare to fright fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.AmericaHaunts.com.

  • September 8th, 2011
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America Haunts Members Brace for Record Attendance Year

New Frights, Creatures and Technology at Member Haunts Keep Crowds Coming Back

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 – 8:20 am


FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 7, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — America is ready to get its fear on.

So much so that America Haunts (www.americahaunts.com), an association of elite haunted house attractions that delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill-seekers each Halloween season, is predicting record numbers of visitors for the 2011 season.

This projection is based on last year’s attendance as well as increased awareness of horror and the generation of fright fans who have grown up attending haunted houses every year.

“The thing I love about fans of haunted houses is that they are a fanatical bunch who appreciate the art of a good scare that comes only once a year,” said America Haunts President Ben Armstrong. “Particularly, as more and more people seek to stay closer to home for their entertainment, it is up to us to provide them with something to do that is cost-effective, provides them with a temporary escape from their everyday life and gives them that rush of both fear and adrenaline that they feel when they get scared. America Haunts members provide all of that and then some.”

Another reason for America Haunts optimism is that it knows fans crave the unknown, which is why the more than 20 haunted houses and hayrides within this association strive to keep their attractions fresh, annually changing their looks anywhere from 40-60 percent. Some ideas spend more than 18 months in development before coming to fruition.

“As haunted house owners, we have an obligation to our fans to keep them guessing,” Armstrong explained. “Our members do have some great annual attractions that people just love seeing every year, but what keeps them coming back is they never truly know what is behind every corner.”

Gone are the days of someone in a bad mask jumping out from behind a door yelling, “Boo!” The attractions within America Haunts are characterized by some of most gruesome, creative and innovative displays to horrify visitors. Each America Haunts member is committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures. Members enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare to fright fans of all ages.

As proof to its excellence, several attractions within America Haunts have been featured on the Travel Channel and recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions.

For more information and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, including opening dates, hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com.

With more than 30 hayrides, and attractions in 20 markets across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers each Halloween season. The attractions within this organization have been featured on Travel Channel and recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The high-tech attractions within this association are committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures. Members’ enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare to fright fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.americahaunts.com.

 

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