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Dispute Over Line Cutting Leads to Fatal Shooting

Man is shot dead after disagreement outside Michigan haunted house attraction

(Newser) - A minor dispute about line cutting at an unlikely place—outside a popular haunted house attraction in Michigan—has left a man dead, say local police. The victim is a 29-year-old Detroit man, reports MLive . Police say he was with his girlfriend waiting to enter the Erebus Haunted Attraction in... More »

It's a Zombie Attack, but With Social Distance

Company in Tokyo gets creative during pandemic with drive-thru scares

(Newser) - It’s a living nightmare—but a socially distanced one, per the AP . "Zombies" attack vehicles, smearing them with artificial blood. But the customers inside the cars are safely separated from their stalkers by the windows. Production company Kowagarasetai, roughly translated as "Scare Squad," has launched a... More »

Petition Aims to Shut Down Haunted House 'Torture Chamber'

McKamey Manor is a controversial horror attraction in Tennessee

(Newser) - Tennessee's McKamey Manor sounds intense: Per its website , the haunted attraction requires participants to be at least 21, get a "sports physical" and a note from a doctor declaring they are both mentally and physically cleared, pass a background check, be screened over the phone or a video... More »

Real Knife, Real Horror at Nashville Haunted House

Victim stabbed by friend with blade mistaken for prop

(Newser) - Halloween is James Yochim's favorite time of year: "I get really excited about going to haunted houses." His Friday night at Nashville Nightmare in Madison—a sprawling attraction with four haunted houses, an escape room, and scary cast members running around with fake weapons—might dull the... More »

'Things Go Bump in the Night' at NY Governor's Mansion

Spooky thuds keep Gov. Andrew Cuomo awake at night

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't afraid of ghosts, but spooky thuds still keep him awake at night when he stays at the governor's mansion in Albany, the AP reports. The Democrat told a Long Island crowd Thursday that during legislative sessions he spends evenings unsettled by unexplained... More »

Dead Body Found at Disneyland Paris

Worker died in apparent accident

(Newser) - A dead body—a real one, not one created for the attraction—was found inside the haunted mansion ride at Disneyland Paris Saturday morning. The 45-year-old park employee is believed to have been electrocuted while fixing a light fixture inside the ride, which is called Phantom Manor at the Paris... More »

Site Tells Homebuyers If Their New House Could Be Haunted

Find who was murdered and when before you buy that new home

(Newser) - There are a lot of things new homebuyers have to worry about: foundation cracks, water damage, ghosts. That last one is where Roy Condrey and his website, DiedInHouse.com , come in, Bloomberg reports. Condrey started the site two years ago because he thought his house might be haunted and wanted... More »

Horror as Hayride Flips, Killing 1, Injuring All Aboard

'I’ve never witnessed a single incident that resulted in so many injuries': sheriff

(Newser) - A haunted hayride went horribly awry last night in Maine, when a Jeep pulling a wagon full of people toward a haunted house missed a turn, flipping the wagon and injuring all 22 aboard, along with the Jeep's driver, reports the Press Herald . A 17-year-old girl died overnight, adds... More »

4 Stars Who Lived in Haunted Houses

Are you really surprised Nicolas Cage is one of them?

(Newser) - It's officially Halloween season, at least according to the candy aisle in your local supermarket, so to get in the spirit, the Stir offers up this list of seven celebrities who've lived in haunted houses. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the full list... More »

Haunted House Worker Found Caught in Noose

Police probing Creepyworld accident

(Newser) - The horror wasn't all make-believe at St. Louis-area haunted house Creepyworld Thursday night. A 17-year-old worker at the attraction is in critical condition after being found hanging from a noose that was being used as a prop, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The young woman, whose job was to... More »

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