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Is “America Is Haunted” Legit?

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Recently, a number of “deals” for dozens of haunted attractions across the country have appeared on various discount shopping sites, all tied to the website “America Is Haunted.” While the attractions claim to be an established brand, saying they are “Americas longest running national fear factor,” we have been...

Your Nightmares Live At Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater Urban Death Tour of Terror

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Zombie Joes’ Underground Theater never takes any shortcuts, except for one: Other haunted attractions put you through a gauntlet of frights and then let you have your own nightmares. ZJUT’s Urban Death Tour of Terror is all about removing the middleman and making you experience walking, talking, in-person nightmares. Which means that this very...

Scream Bigger: A review of Six Flags Fright Fest

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As the only SoCal theme park with a seamless day-to-night transition, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s FRIGHT FEST is a great value for thrill seekers. You can play all day and stay for coasters in the dark, menacing mazes, and stage shows at night. The park doesn’t close when FRIGHT FEST begins. Instead, as darkness fell, I slowly started to...

2014 Knott’s Scary Farm Review

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In the film All About Eve, Bette Davis utters her most famous line “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night”. She could easily have been talking about Opening Night at KNOTT’S SCARY FARM. Always first with new ideas, the team at Knott’s introduced a special interactive zombie shooting zone and pushed the envelope with...

“Dummies” at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater: Weird but Good, and Not for Dummies

The natural descendant of theater’s long-running tradition of Southern Gothic family-based plays, DUMMIES is what you’d expect of Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater—unsettling, organic, complex storytelling that eagerly acknowledges the fourth wall without ever breaking it. Over the top from its very first minute, the play is a twisted...

Splashy Entertainment in Silent-land: Vox Lumiere’s Production of “The Phantom of the Opera”

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Kevin Saunders Hayes’ production of “The Phantom of the Opera” is called “an explosive mash-up of music, dance, technology and silent film” for a reason—it really is a propulsive, exciting way for modern audiences to connect with one of the greatest horror films of all time some 89 years after its premiere. Coupled with the irony that...