Blackout Haunted House:
At Blackout Haunted House nothing is off-limits and it incorporates every type of torture. One spooky feature? You are required to navigate your worst nightmares, all alone (don't worry, you are given protective eyewear and a flashlight). This house gives new meaning to the phrase, "are you afraid of the dark?", and if the answer is yes at any point, yell "safety" to be taken back to daylight.
Where: 54 West 39th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues ); 718-522-7171.
When: Now through October 31. Mondays 7 p.m. through 11 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursdays 7 p.m. through 11p.m.; Fridays 7p.m through 12 a.m.; Saturdays 5 p.m. through 12 a.m.; Sundays 5 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Sleep No More:
Definitely the most theatrical of the haunted house experiences, Sleep No More is a scary performance art piece that turns the abandoned McKittrick Hotel into a haunted experience that channels Shakespeare's Macbeth, in a light (or darkness) that you have never seen before. Throw on your Venetian carnival style mask and follow your favorite character through various ballrooms, hospitals, and nurseries as they dress, kill, and try to wash out all that blood.
Where: The McKittrick Hotel 530 West 27th Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212- 904-1883.
When: Now through November 12, Monday through Thursday, 7p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Price: $75–$95, for a range of premium tickets
Graves End Inn Haunted Hotel:
Who better than entertainment technology students of CUNY City Tech to put on a thrilling Halloween production? This "theme-park-quality" attraction has been going on strong now for 12 years, and with a $5 dollar price tag, this is the perfectly-priced way to get in the Halloween spirit. We give these spooky students an A+.
Where: 186 Jay Street (Vorhees Theater NYC College of Technology Campus); 718.260.5588.
When: Thurdays (starting October 20) 1 p.m. through 5 p.mm, Fridays and Saturdays (starting October 21) 1 p.m. through 5 p.m., 6 p.m. through 9pm, Monday October 31, 1p.m. through 5 p.m.
Price: $5 for GA, $4 for Group
Gateway's Haunted Playhouse: Get ready to play with with the gruesome creatures and tortured souls that haunt the 100-year-old estate ground— this is no amateur playhouse but you might scream like you're a little girl. We know we're bound to reach unmentionable octaves our of fear.
Where: 215 South Country Road, Bellport; no phone available.
When: Now through October 29. Weekdays and Sundays 7 p.m. through 10 p.m, see website for more times.
Price: GA $20, Fast Pass $25
Photos: Courtesy of Shore Fire Media, City Tech, Gateways Haunted House
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