Blood Manor

BLOOD MANOR, NYC's premier haunted attraction: The Nightmare on 27th Street returns in all its gory glory in the same creepy location, 542 West 27th Street (btwn 10th & 11th Ave). Back by popular and insane demand by gluttons for punishment and marauders of macabre revelry, BLOOD MANOR will open with a bloodcurdling scream on Friday, October 6, 2006. Immensely successful in 2005, BLOOD MANOR will not disappoint in its second year of scaring Manhattan senseless. With louder screams, scarier installations and more thrills for each moment in its fun-filled darkness, BLOOD MANOR is the nightmare of your dreams!In October 2006, BLOOD MANOR introduced eight new rooms, dozens of new animatronics, hundreds of new props, a new 3D maze and a new state of the art sound system. There are a total of twenty environments- each with its own sound track, complete with digital sound effects. Blood seeps, drips, trickles and pours everywhere; this gruesome attraction spews roughly 37 gallons per blood per night, give or take a fatality. Upon arrival at BLOOD MANOR, you find yourself giggling at the ambulance and hearse parked outside the venue and note that it's a clever effect. Almost immediately upon entering, however, you start to realize that these vehicles may be a necessity. You witness those who have gone before you being carried out on stretchers, some in the proverbial state of shock. You want to turn back, but there is only one way out of BLOOD MANOR alive, and apparently it's a secret. Averting your eyes from the scene of the apocalypse surrounding you, you are transfixed by the entrance to what must be Satan's playground. Your curiosity outweighs your sense of judgment and you mindlessly continue along with all the other unsuspecting revelers who have dared to embark on this journey to the dark side.As a door slams behind you, you are overcome by the sickening stench of embalming fluid. Your eyes water, your nose burns and you are in a pitch-black cave. The devastating realization that you have made the biggest mistake of your life sets in, but there is no visibility, no escape. You can't believe you paid for this experience!The only option is to move forward through the pit of darkness and hope you can find your way out. The sounds are deafening, and although you cannot see them until it's too late, there are psychopaths in your path. You are confronted by corpses rising from the dead, spiders falling from tombs, and heinous freaks just oozing everywhere.As you stumble through the labyrinth of doom, there are endless turns into room after room of unrelenting terror. You can feel the hot and rancid breath of the zombies of death blowing across your doomed face. Creatures wail, flail and lunge at you. You find yourself wishing they would just kill you quickly and end this torture. It crosses your mind that Hell itself would be a more pleasant experience. The smell of the putrid fumes of your regurgitating roommates leaves you gasping, dry heaving and desperate for a smidgen of air. The whole terrorizing experience takes 25-35 minutes, depending on how fast you can run. This is so scary; it makes Freddy Krueger look like Leave it to Beaver. This is a family adventure, especially if your surname is Addams. THIS IS BLOOD MANOR!Jim Faro and Mike Rodriguez, whose combined passion for all things spooky, created this Halloween Haven. Sparked by insurmountable cravings for the macabre and decades of their own incredible Halloween houses, the pair have reached scary nirvana with BLOOD MANOR.Jim designs the layouts and plans; Mike devises the operations that make everything scream or jump, and Jim is an expert decorator who provides the chilling atmosphere.Jim and Mike work all year long to perfect the haunted attraction in time for “the only month that really matters,” October. If BLOOD MANOR doesn't scare you out of your skull, these guys are not satisfied. I loved this place !Be prepared to scream!
Photo By: James Edstrom