October 21, 2008

Fridays on the Cheap - Halloween Version

When the full moon is out and the wolves are howling- where should you turn? How about the dozens of scary haunted houses and hayrides located minutes from your home!

If you live in the Northern Jersey area, or perhaps even NY area - I have the low down :)

A MASSIVE Haunted House Inside A Real Prison! A lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers stands behind the Eastern State Penitentiary's massive 30-foot high walls. This is the home of Terror Behind the Walls. Ranked as one of the 10 Best Haunted Houses in the United States by America Online, the Travel Channel and the New York Times. _Click Here for more info >>>http://www.terrorbehindthewalls.com/


Haunted Hill FarmsVernon, New JerseyNorthern NJVoted Best New Jersey Haunted Hayride. Your adventure will transport you to a world of spooks and ghosts: where monsters lurk in the darkness waiting for you to venture past. A delightful mix of fright and fun for the entire family! Not recommended for small children 6 years or younger. For more Information, please call 973-764-4444.

Haunted Village at Dey MansionWayne, New JerseyHow brave are you? The actors of NJRF Players and Dunn-ley Productions challenge you to wander into the depths of insanity. Beware of the many creatures you nay unearth as you walk through the horrors of the night. The tour is PG13 and children under 15 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We dare you to let us scare you!

Nightmare Haunted Hayride and Haunted ManorVernon, New JerseyHaunted Hayride: In it's thirteenth year, our Haunted Hayride is sure to make your blood run cold with 50 live actors all anxiously waiting to scare the 'yell' out of you. Haunted Manor: The newest addition to the Halloween Spooktacular, the Haunted Manor is a frightening walk-through haunted house, with 13 uniquely bone-chilling rooms, featuring ghastly animated props and live actors.

Haunted Mill Historic Red Mill Museum Village Clinton NJNorthwest NJAs the moon rises and darkness reigns, the spirits summon the creatures of the SHADOWS to awaken from the perpetual slumber of death to feast on the fears and flesh of the living, those who are foolish enough to be at hand. Take heed of what lies “Beyond the Shadows”. Concealed in the gloom prowl the hunters and you are their innocent prey.The 18th Annual Haunted Mill will be taking place at the Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. Performances are scheduled for the evenings of October 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 6:00 pm to midnight. General admission tickets are available for pre-purchase starting October 10 at the Red Mill Museum Office from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. The ticket window opens on performance nights at 5:00 pm. General admission tickets are night specific and are available for $20 each, and XpressPass tickets, good for any of the four nights and are $40 each. Both prices include the notorious haunted hayride and infamous walking terror trail.

Forest of Fear600 Rte. 17A Tuxedo, New York 845-351-5174 and 845-351-5171 New York StateFridays: Nightfall - 12:00 AM Saturdays: Nightfall - 1:00 AM Sundays: Nightfall - 11:00 PM - $20.00 Admission at the gate. Ticket sales end one hour before closing time. Featuring: The Slaughterhouse - Dare to survive the most terrifying sights through this 26 room Haunted House. Over 6,000 square feet of dark, turning, shifting passages. Who knows what roams these rooms? The Cemetery of Lost Souls - Continuous fiendish fire manipulations featuring The Burnmasters - Fireballs, Firespinning and Flamethrowing! Midway of Mayhem - Thrilling rides and games including the Tilt-a-Whirl, the Gravitron, the Scrambler and more! The Carn-Evil Macabre - Visit the Haunted Marketplace filled with foods and scary. The Forest of Fear is held on the NY Renaissance Faire site. 600 Rte. 17A Tuxedo, New York 845-351-5174 and 845-351-5171. Less than an hour from most parts of Northern New Jersey.

Headless Horseman - Hayrides and Haunted HousesUlster Park, NY, 845-339-2666New York StateHeadless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is located in Ulster Park, NY, part of the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley. The property incorporates over forty-five acres of naturally landscaped property that includes foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. It has been Named #1 Hayride in America by American Airlines Magazine, as well as #1 Haunted Attraction in the country by Haunt World Magazine, also receiving top ten national rankings from CNBC and AOL. Headless Horseman is a theatrical experience like no other! Every friday Saturday and Sunday in October as well as October 29th and 30th! About an hour and a half from most parts of Northern New Jersey, but well worth the ride!

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