Halloween is nearly upon us, and it seems like everywhere you turn someone is hosting a haunted house, hayride, steamboat or some other attraction. The weak of heart can always look forward to the fact that the Halloween season is only about a month long and they can return to life as usual on November 1st. Well, New Yorkers, a new tenant has moved in, and they’re planning on scaring the pants off you all year long.
The horror studs behind Las Vegas’ Fright Dome have now opened Times Scare in New York City. This is a year-round horror attraction featuring a high-tech theater which houses extreme illusionist, the anti-conjurer, Dan Sperry (who needs to be seen to be appreciated…he’s been referred to as a living Tim Burton film), an attraction based on Michael Myers and the Halloween series and not one, but two fully stocked bars for the boozehounds among the gorehounds. Times Scare looks like an awesome place to spend an evening!
If you’re like Doctor Gash and live in the New York area, or plan on being here…ever, make sure you check out Times Scare. You’ll be glad you did!
From the Press Release
Located at the corner of W. 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, Times Scare will be home to a haunted house bringing together popular scenes from Compass International Films’ iconic horror movie Halloween. Guests can look forward to touring the famed Haddonfield Memorial Hospital through the psychiatric ward where Michael Myers is being held and will immediately be transported onto the front doorstep of the Myers home for a journey through Michael’s terror.
Creator Jason Egan of Egan Productions is no stranger to the haunted industry. His top ranked attraction, Fright Dome, has been terrifying the masses for nine years in Las Vegas. The popular attraction has ranked in the top five haunted events in the nation for years, which inspired Egan to create the one-of-a-kind Times Scare venue.
“We’ve always had one of the top haunted attractions in the nation with Fright Dome in Las Vegas, and I am looking forward to bringing the same high-quality event to New York City on a year-round basis,” said Jason Egan, owner of Egan Productions. “Halloween is a timeless classic and the most recognized horror film of all time; most people fear Michael Myers over any other characters out there.”
“Compass International Films is proud to be part of this exciting new venue,” said Malek Akkad, producer of the Halloween franchise. “Halloween is the quintessential suspense film, and one that continues to thrill audiences year-after-year, especially during the Halloween season! We, along with the creative team at Egan Productions, are delighted to bring Michael Myers to the heart of New York City. I am positive that Times Scare will be a fantastic experience for horror fans of all ages.”
A high-tech theater will feature nightly performances where guests will enjoy an entertaining non-stop roller coaster ride of mayhem from illusionist Dan Sperry. Sperry has changed what fans have come to expect from a typical magic show, being described as David Copperfield meets Marilyn Manson. In his new show at Times Scare, guests will experience the unimaginable as a nail-biting game of Russian Roulette is played with an audience member, the ancient practice of Voo Doo is encountered, and much more.
Times Scare will also be home to two fully stocked themed bars, a lounge for patrons, and a retail store. The “Kill Room” bar will give guests the feeling they have stumbled upon a gruesome crime scene as the white walls and floor are splashed with blood from the latest slaying. The “Parlour of the Paranormal” bar is located next to the theater and will allow guests to purchase a specialty cocktail and relax in the Gothic-inspired waiting room before the show. For those wanting to catch their breath between the terrifying haunted house and Sperry’s show, a lounge area on the main floor will offer a comfortable refuge. Before leaving Times Scare, guests are invited to stop by the retail store for souvenirs including t-shirts, sweatshirts, shot glasses, postcards, and more.
In addition to partnering with Akkad to bring the Halloween theme to Times Scare’s haunted house, Egan is working together with him to bring the message of his recently launched non-profit organization to the New York venue. The sCARE (Suspense Community Allocating Relief and Empowerment) Foundation is dedicated to alleviating the hardships of poverty and homelessness facing today’s youth throughout North America to honor the suspense genre’s loyal teenage fan base.
“sCARE Foundation is thrilled to be a sponsor of the unique Times Scare venue,” said Akkad. “The sCARE Foundation enables fans of the horror genre to give back and contribute in fun and engaging ways. Our partnership with the imaginative talents behind Times Scare will enable fans to do just that! We look forward to being a part of this great venue and seeing all of the fans in New York.”
Times Scare is open from noon to midnight every night.
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