KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE Opens 9/28 in NYC
wo of the nation's most creative forces within the Haunted House industry have announced plans for a major collaboration in New York City this fall. Timothy Haskell, Creator of NIGHTMARE (New York's most horrifying haunted house and AOL CityGuide's No. 1 rated haunted attraction in NYC), and Steve Kopelman, producer of THE NEST (named ABC News / Good Morning America's "Scariest Place in America") will present KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE - a horrifying, immersive haunted house experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. KILLERS will run September 28 through November 3, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan's Lower East Side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com
Visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE will encounter various psychopaths, including Ted Bundy, Albert Fish and the Zodiac killer, among others - who are neither sexy or cool - but rather presented for what they are...scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.
As an entree to the larger attraction of KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE, a one of its kind gallery exhibit featuring artwork, memorabilia and personal possessions belonging to the worlds most notorious serial killers will be on display.
"Killers will be by far and away the most aggressive, interactive and flat-out scary haunted house NIGHTMARE has ever done," says creator Timothy Haskell. "We don't think these beasts should be glorified or celebrated, only feared. They should be treated as the boogeymen that they are. We make haunted houses. They are supposed to be scary. This will be very, very scary."
"I'm so excited to be partnering with The NIGHTMARE brand," explained Steve Kopelman. "With my expertise in maximizing scares along with this years theme of real serial killers, we're creating a chillingly real environment, unsurpassed in fright level."
Production Design for KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE is lead by Paul Smithyman. Art direction is by Justin Haskell and David Hinkle, sound design is by David Roy, costume design is by Candice Thompson, lighting design is by Garin Marshall. Eli Boznick is the director of magical illusions.
For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com
Tickets for KILLERS: A NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE are $30 - $60 and available at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.