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Scary Stuff for Halloween Near Cleveland

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Houses, Forests, Schools, Labs — and Prisons — All Tricked Up

Wanna be terrified? Try these. A lot of them have YouTube videos or MySpace pages. Have fun! Be brave!

BLOODVIEW
Cleveland’s Oldest Charity Haunt
Broadview Heights Lions Club
1010 Towpath Trail
Broadview Heights, OH
440-526-9148

Dates and times:
Started Friday, Sept. 18, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 31, 2016
From Sept. 25 through Oct. 31, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Thursdays and Sundays, 8 – 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. – midnight
Each weekend has a different theme – vampire, witch, werewolf, zombie, demon. Check the website; it’s very complete.

$15 for both houses (Gore House and Main House)
Unlimited all night pass $20

Open rain or shine; covered waiting area, food vendors, and bathrooms.

From their website: “Featuring the improv horror and theatrical makeup of the Legion of Terror. No Masks! No Scripts! . . . .Please be aware that the show can be graphic and is not recommend for those with heart conditions, expecting mothers, children under 8 years old, or anyone with an adverse reaction to strobes and artificial fog. We are open rain or shine, we have a covered waiting area, plenty of parking, food vendors and bathroom facilities on site.”

NONPROFIT. This is a charity event; all proceeds go to good causes, and all actors are volunteers.

CARNIVAL OF HORRORS
Blossom Music Center
1145 W. Steels Corners
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Dates and times:
Oct. 2 – Nov. 1, 2016, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. – midnight

Price: $18.

Three haunted houses: the Fun House, the Freakshow in 3D terrorvision, and the Wicked Woods.

from the website: “Are you afraid of CLOWNS?”

CEDAR POINT HALLO-WEEKENDS
Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870-5259

Dates and times:
Sept. 18 – Nov. 1, 2016, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Fridays, 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturdays, 12 noon – midnight
Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Other Sundays, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., but the outdoor haunted walk-throughs are closed.

Price:
Varies from about $20 to about $45.

Features 4 indoor haunted houses, plus various activities.

The website relies heavily on Flash and is neat, but slow to load.

FACTORY OF TERROR
4125 Mahoning Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-3327
330-588-3327
330-489-3845

Dates and times:
Open Sept 25 – Oct 31, 2016
Thursdays and Sundays, 7 – 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. – midnight

Prices:
$23 regular admission
Speed pass is an extra $10.
Thursdays and Sundays, family 4-packs are available for $60.

Features: the Portal to Insanity, Industrial Nightmares, Massacre on Mahoning, Judgement Day in 3D
Indoors, with free parking.
They recommend that children be at least 10 years old to attend.

FORTRESS OF FEAR SCREAMPARK
10268 Hewins Rd
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
(behind Roller Hutt Skate Center)

Dates and times:
Oct. 2 – 31, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. – midnight
Sunday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 – 10 p.m.

Price: $10
Includes two features: the Fortress of Fear and Fearanoia.

From the website: “These attractions are NOT intended for small children. These attractions do not use “gore and weapons” in their production… just good ol’ fashioned scares! ”

GHOSTLY MANOR
3319 Milan Rd
Sandusky, OH
419-626-4467

Dates and times:
Opens Sept. 25, 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Sundays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 12 noon to midnight

Prices:
$11 per adult
$6 per child age 9 and under (But they don’t recommend it for anyone under 9.)

Free parking.

Other attractions on the same spot:
XD 3D theater $6.00
Skateworld $5
Gift shop

HAUNTED FOREST OF CAROUSEL
at the Carousel Swim & Rec Club
1451 Lake Breeze Rd.
Sheffield Village, OH 44054-2525
440-934-5708

Dates and times:
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 2-31, 2016, from dark to midnight
Thursdays, Oct. 8-29, dark to 10 p.m.
Sundays, Oct. 4-25, dark to 10 p.m.

Prices:
$12 per adult, teen, or child 48″ tall and over
$6 per child under 48″ tall.
This is an outdoor attraction, and the website has the approximate times of dusk for different dates.

Gravel paths, covered waiting, free parking. And free babysitting for frightened children!

Closes in heavy rain. If the weather’s iffy, they recommend that you call to check.

HAUNTED FOREST OF POWDERHORN
Powderhorn Country Club
3991 Bates Rd.
Madison, OH 44057
1-800- 863-3742
Dates and times:
Oct. 2 – 24, 2016, Fridays and Saturdays, from dusk to 11 p.m.

Prices:
$6.00 per adult
$5 per student

HAUNTED PRISON EXPERIENCE: HELL ON EARTH
Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905

Dates and times:
Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, 2016 (one place on the website says Nov. 1)
Thursdays, 7 – 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays, 7 p.m. – midnight
Sundays, 7 – 10 p.m.
The gates open at 6 p.m, the box office, at 6:30.

Price: $15

This was a real reformatory from 1896 to 1990.

You must be 13 years old to attend.

HAUNTED SCHOOLHOUSE AND LABORATORY
1300 Triplett Blvd/Rte 764
Akron, OH
330-849-0211

Dates and times:
Sept. 25 – Nov. 1, 2016, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. – midnight
Oct. 8 – Nov. 1, 2016, Thursdays and Sundays, 7 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 26 – 28, 2016, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 7 – 10 p.m.

Prices:
Fridays and Saturdays, $15 for one haunt, $26 for both schoolhouse and laboratory.
Other days, $11 for one, $20 for both

HUDSON HAUNTED HOUSE
2250 Barlow Rd
Hudson 44236
1-877-999-4679

Dates and times:
Oct. 2 – 31, 2016, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. – midnight
Oct. 11 – 25, 2016, Sundays, 7:30 – 10 p.m. (Two Sundays, the 11th and 25th, also have matinées, 1 – 4 p.m.)
Oct. 14, 2016, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – midnight
Starting Oct. 20, also open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Prices:
$12 per adult
$5 per child 48″ and under

From the website: “37th annual Hudson Haunted House. Room after room of monsters and horrors that will shock and surprise. Winding corridors lead you down a maze of uncertainty and doom. The Hudson Haunted House is not for the timid.”

NONPROFIT. All the actors are volunteers; the Jaycees contribute to many worthy causes.

FLOORS OF HELL
19191 Bagley Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Dates and times:
Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 25 through Oct. 31, 2016, 7 p.m. – midnight
Thursdays, Oct. 8 through Oct. 29, 2016, 7 – 10 p.m.
Sundays, Oct. 4 through Oct. 25, 2016, 7 – 10 p.m.

Prices:
$20 for any 3 haunts
$23 for all 7 haunts
$30 for the express line for all 7 haunts

The seven haunts are the Scarecrow’s Revenge, Camp Nightmare, the House of Nightmares, the Mausoleum, Evil Visions, the Mental Ward, and the Butcher Shop.

They recommend that you not send children under 10 without an adult to lend a brave arm.

SPOOKTACULAR NIGHTS
Rockin’ R Ranch
19066 E River Rd/State Route 252
Columbia Station, OH 44028
440-325-4557

Dates and times:
Sept. 25 through Nov. 1, 2016
Thursdays and Sundays, 7 – 9:45 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 – 11:45 p.m.

Prices:
$15/adult; $9/child 10 or under for all four attractions.
$13/adult; $9/child 10 or under for either Haunted Hayride plus Family Fun House OR Night Creeper Haunted House plus Family Fun House

The four attractions are the Night Creeper haunted house, the Haunted Barn, the Haunted Hayride, and the Family Fun House

Show military ID at the ticket booth to receive a free ticket on Thursday or Sunday Nights.

And if you’re looking for something a bit more educational:

HAUNTED CLEVELAND GHOST TOURS
216-251-0406

Dates and times:
Oct. 2 – 30, 2016, Fridays
Also Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2016.

Price: $50.

Several different tours of Cleveland crime spots. Reservations required.

Scare yourself sick in Cleveland!

 

 

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