Haunted houses open

Haunted houses open

September 30th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The boogeyman is out in force as local haunted attractions begin the countdown to Halloween.

BLOWING SCREAMS FARM

Where: Nighttime version of Blowing Springs Farm, site of Rock City's Enchanted Maize in Flintstone, Ga.

Season: Open tonight and every Friday and Saturday night in October.

Attractions: Forest of Fear, a self-guided haunt through the woods, a swamp, scrapyard, abandoned buildings, tunnels and a 165-year-old house; and GhostRide, a self-guided haunt through the cornfield, beginning with a hayride into the horror. Watch out for the "Deliverance" clan in Forest of Fear. Features themed food, Black Forest makeovers, bonfire, live bands.

Admission: $15 either, $25 both attractions; $39 season pass includes discounts on food, beverages, face painting and daytime maze tickets.

Website: www.blowingscreamsfarm.com.

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THE HAUNTED BARN

Where: McDonald, Tenn.

Season: Open at 7:30 tonight and every Friday and Saturday night in October (ticket sales begin at 7 nightly). Open till midnight or later.

Attractions: A 16-room walk-through barn out in the country and a huge, totally dark maze. No lines. Bonfire, graveyard and other entertainment while you wait.

Admission: $15.

Website: www.thehauntedbarnchattanooga.com.

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THE HAUNTED CARNIVAL

Where: Sir Goony's Family Fun Center, 5918 Brainerd Road.

Season: Open tonight, every Friday and Saturday night in October, and Oct. 30-31.

Attractions: New show, "Nightmares," haunted by 30 fear engineers who bring the two-story Castle Nightmare and its intense finale, "The Darkness," to life. Ticket also includes 19 holes of haunted golf (use anytime in October), go-carts, bumper cars, batting cage and pizza discount.

Admission: $20.

Website: www.sirgoonys.com.

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THE HAUNTED HILLTOP

Where: 8235 Highway 58.

Season: Open at 7 tonight, every Friday and Saturday night in October, and Oct. 30-31. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. on Halloween. Open till 1 a.m. or later.

Attractions: Two huge haunted houses, linked by haunted maze and inhabited by 35 professional actors. Scares begin with a haunted hayride through the woods and cornfield. No lines. Bonfire, movies, music and a graveyard for entertainment while you wait.

Admission: $18.

Phone: 488-3956.

Website: www.thehauntedhilltop.com.

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HAUNTED CAVERN

Where: Ruby Falls, 1720 Scenic Highway.

Season: Opens at 8 tonight; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October; plus Halloween and the following Friday, Nov. 4. On-site ticket sales begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sold until 10 p.m. and until at least 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Attractions: Barnabus Hale's Menagerie of the Macabre Traveling Side Show is on the loose 26 stories underground. In addition to the cave section, there is a bus ride and an above-ground haunt.

Also: Horror Nights movie package offers $350 room rental inside cave for up to 40 people to watch a movie; discounted rate for Haunted Cavern.

Admission: $22 on-site, $20 online.

Phone: 821-2544.

Website: www.hauntedcavern.com.

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HOUSE OF HORRORS

Where: 140 Edwards St., Cleveland, Tenn. From Chattanooga, take I-75 North to Exit 25. Turn right onto 25th Street, then right onto Keith Street, left onto Inman Street and left onto Edwards.

Season: Opens at 7 tonight; every Friday and Saturday in October, plus Halloween. Open till midnight.

Attractions: A spooky warehouse sets the scene.

Admission: $10.

Website: http://wewillscareyou.com.