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  • August 25th, 2011
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Welcome our latest sponsor Paranormal Activity 3!

We are happy to welcome Paranormal Activity 3 as a sponsor of America Haunts! Be sure to check back for more information on this shocking new film!

  • August 21st, 2011
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America Haunts welcomes Crush as a Sponsor!


America Haunts is very excited to welcome Crush Brand Drinks as a sponsor for 2011!  Be sure to check back often for updates on the many exciting promotions we will be running with Crush at our locations all over the country!


  • August 17th, 2011
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Haunt Opening Dates for 2011 Season

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — To let thrill seekers get a jump start on the horror that is their favorite holiday, the fear-inducing, bone-chilling haunted houses and attractions that comprise America Haunts ( are creaking open their doors for the Halloween season beginning as early as September. A howling good time, the venues annually welcome more than one million fear seekers.

America Haunts members are dedicated to providing the safest, scariest and most fun haunted entertainment in the country. The organization is home to the nation’s most elite tier of haunted houses and fear-inducing attractions, each representing the highest echelon of Halloween entertainment. With daunting criteria for acceptance, America Haunts membership is exclusive and considered one of the greatest recognitions a haunted venue can receive.

Haunts that have been invited to be part of America Haunts feature some of most gruesome, creative and innovative displays to horrify visitors. Each has a commitment to technical excellence with stunning set designs and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. Several of the haunts have been in operation for more than 30 years.

The opening dates for 2011 haunts are as follows:


The Beast / The Edge of Hell

Kansas City, MO

September 9


Cutting Edge

Fort Worth, TX

September 10


Dent Schoolhouse

Cincinnati, OH

September 16


Nightmare on 13th

Salt Lake City, UT

September 16


Headless Horseman

Ulster Park, NY

September 17


The 13th Gate

Baton Rouge, LA

September 22


Erebus Haunted Attraction

Pontiac, MI

September 23


House of Torment

Austin, TX

September 23



Atlanta, GA

September 23


The 13th Floor

Denver, CO

September 23


The 13th Floor


September 23


The 13th Floor

San Antonio, CA

September 23


The Haunted Hotel

San Diego, CA

September 23


The ScareHouse

Pittsburgh, PA

September 23


7 Floors of Hell

Cleveland, OH

September 24


Nightmare on the Bayou

Houston, TX

September 29


Bates Motel

Philadelphia, PA

September 30


Dream Reapers

Chicago, IL

September 30



         Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC

September 30


The Asylum

Denver, CO

September 30


The Darkness

St. Louis, MO

October 1


For more information and a directory of individual haunt and attraction websites, including hours and ticket prices, go to

With more than 20 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

  • July 6th, 2011
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The Darkness

The Darkness is the king of St. Louis haunts and unquestionably one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country.

Boasting multiple floors and an insane attention to detail, this must see event is the brainchild of Halloween Productions, a high powered haunted house and dark ride production company with hundreds of clients!

But this venue brings even more to the table than an excellent world class haunted house: it is a part of a larger St. Louis promotion called Scarefest that includes multiple venues, a massive advertising budget, and a comprehensive marketing campaign!

In addition, the producers of the Darkness also own the family of websites, powerful internet resources capable of driving millions of hits during the Halloween season!

Halloween Productions also owns and operates two another attractions in St. Louis:


The Lemp Brewery

  • July 6th, 2011
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The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

Another major crowd pleaser, The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is a top ten scare zone that astounds its patrons with massive pyro and special effects, huge monsters and relentless action!

Guests experience a thrilling, action packed hayride, an amazingly detailed and horrifying corn maze, and the infamous Bates Motel: a trilogy of terror they won’t soon forget!

Boasting huge crowds, non stop entertainment and a top six market to draw from, The Bates Motel is a major haunted success story.

A huge media presence backed by a high traffic website and 25 years in business complete a surefire marketing package.

Another successful event on the national scene, this attraction often appears on top ten lists, and the producers are often sought by start up hayrides as consultants and prop supplier!

The Bates Motel also operates another Haunted House near Philadelphia


Pennhurst Insane Asylum



  • July 6th, 2011
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Dream Reapers

Dominating the Chicago market for over 9 years, Dream Reapers Haunted House has been consistently ranked the #1 Haunted Attraction in Illinois!

Guests traveling the haunted halls and elaborate chambers experience a hard hitting haunt sure to rattle the most jaded horror enthusiast! Featuring complex sets, powerful actors and inventive special effects.

Dream Reapers is also notable for using realistic high tech scent generators to add yet another level of detail.

With over 10,000 square feet of sheer terror, 22 + rooms, 40+ animatronics, and over 80 actors and actresses this show has developed a reputation as one of the prime haunts in the country, and was heavily featured in major Chicago newspapers.

Sponsors and media outlets looking for screaming and laughing throngs of guests in the Chicagoland area should focus on Dream Reapers Haunted House this October!

  • July 6th, 2011
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House Of Torment

House of Torment haunted house, recognized by MSN, The Wall Street Journal, and Hauntworld Magazine as one of the best haunted attractions in the country, commands the Central Texas marketplace holding a highly respected reputation as being one of the most artistically innovative and over the top haunted houses in the nation.

Colossal sets and facades are complemented by ultra detailed and realistic scenes in a 2 attraction multi story event that is as visually stunning as it is scary. House of Torment also features an array of spectacular aerial stunts and massive mind boggling illusions that fuels the top notch excitement and entertainment droves of customers come to experience year after year.

In addition House of Torment utilizes a technologically innovative remote scare control room where all animatronics and effects are remotely activated by a team of professionals monitoring the entire event through infrared cameras.
This feature alone brings an unparalleled dynamic to the House of Torment as adrenaline filled scares are timed perfectly in sequence with the 100+ actors that are on staff every night.

House of Torment is also known for its incredibly aggressive and innovative marketing campaigns that continually produce BIG results and set new standards in the industry.

Sponsors looking for a relationship with a high quality results oriented company that will net big returns need look no further than the House of Torment.

  • July 6th, 2011
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Nightmare On The Bayou

Located in the shadow of downtown Houston, Nightmare on the Bayou is the name people think of when they think “Haunted Texas”. Nightmare on the Bayou is entering it’s 6th year of operation and is happy to report that growth in attendance has been nothing short of meteoric. This is due in part to media buys in excess of $100,000 each and every season…and 2007 will see advertising exceeding that figure.

100% redesigned and rebuilt for the 2007 season Nightmare on the Bayou features Hollywood quality props and displays, professional animatronics, dozens and dozens of well trained highly supervised actors whose only purpose in life is to scare you to death. Of course, Nightmare on the Bayou does boast one thing that no other haunt in the country can say…..IT IS REALLY HAUNTED!!!

That’s right…Nightmare on the Bayou is located directly beside Houstons’oldest graveyard and stories of ghost sightings are frequent from both customers and actors alike. Come visit Nightmare on the Bayou and see why they say…If you’re not scared, you’re already dead!!!

  • July 6th, 2011
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The 13th Gate

Lurking in the swamps of Louisiana is one of the most amazing Haunted Houses in the Country, The 13th Gate!

For years this huge indoor/outdoor haunted attraction has been thrilling visitors with a mix of true Hollywood quality sets and realistic scares seen nowhere else in the world!

Hundreds of live snakes, theme park quality animatronic dragons and alligators combine with top notch make-ups to create a true experience in terror!

Sponsors associated with this event will also benefit not only from the massive attendance and strong marketing of this property, but also of the other two haunted events the producers operate in the area, Louisiana Nightmares, and the Maize.

Media Outlets and Sponsors alike will be thrilled with the high quality and Deep South creepiness that pervades The 13th Gate.

  • July 6th, 2011
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Cutting Edge

You’ve heard the stories about a colossal haunted house so unbelievably shocking it has real ghosts, an endless maze you cannot escape and complete darkness, all of your fears wrapped up into one terrifying Haunted Event!!

Terror so intense that customers are thankful to live and tell about it! Cutting Edge is located in a 235,000 square foot former meatpacking plant built in the late 1920’s (located in Downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of I-30, I-35 and Hwy 287).

This year Cutting Edge will feature ultimate scares including a life sized animatronic T-Rex, Giant Alligators, Possessed Beds and Flying Corpses!

For over 17 years this mammoth haunted event has thrilled the Dallas/Fort Worth market with a prime location, huge media buys and massive attendance.

Guests can’t get enough of a single haunt so huge it takes almost an hour to get through it! Cutting Edge, undoubtedly one of the Largest Haunted Houses in the World!


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