Visit one of America’s top 11 haunted houses in spooked-out Cheektowaga
blog by Morgan Culhane • October 12, 2013 @ 8:45am
Western New York’s largest haunted house—voted one of America’s Top 11 haunted houses by Reader’s Digest—is located in Cheektowaga.
The House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs runs Thursday through Saturday until Nov. 2. It is open from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at Union Consumer Square Plaza, 3757 Union Rd., Cheektowaga.
The Reader’s Digest blurb of text does will to distill the basics of the spooky destination:
Known for terrorizing scares, the House of Horrors has zombies, demons, vampires, psycho killers, and the living dead creeping around every corner. Celebrating its 18th season, the Haunted Catacombs guarantees fear-in-your-face special effects, amazing animations, and Hollywood-style sets that will make your heart race.
The House features four different attractions, Hell House Possession, Body Harvesters: Bloodfeast, Killer Theater and new this year, Dark Carnival. Each attraction features a different terrifying experience.
Hell House Possession is sure to produce an adrenaline rush when you enter this old abandoned haunted mansion with possessed dolls, furniture and walls. No one likes to turn a corner only to see a creepy rag doll ogling you.
Keep a close eye on the members of your party in Body Harvesters: Bloodfeast, because this is where the living are kidnapped and vile experiments are conducted on them. And who doesn’t enjoy a nice appetizer of blood?
Killer Theater puts attendees into scenes from Hollywood’s favorite horror movies, making guests feel like they are a part of the show. Have you ever seen ‘Saw V?’
If you weren’t afraid of clowns before, you will be after going to the Dark Carnival. With evil psychotic clowns stalking you around ever corner, this new feature at the House of Horrors is sure to develop a mass of Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). These clowns, unfortunately, are not the types that inflate balloons, crack jokes and tickle you.
The House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs isn’t just your typical haunted house, it is the only known attraction of its kind to donate a portion of its proceeds to charity. For each ticket that is purchased, a part of that is donated to The Variety Kids Telethon. This charity offers aid and service to children; the sick, the handicapped and the underprivileged in Western New York.
“I’ve been doing this for over 20 years,” said House of Horrors owner Tim Bunch, “and it never gets old. I love Halloween, I love the adrenaline rush you get after a good scare, and I love that I can turn my passion into something that will help others.”
Tickets are $23 for regular admission or $30 for VIP admission, which includes a “Scream Pass” which lets you skip to the front of the line when you arrive. Group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash at the box office.
For more information about the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs, visit their website.