Psycho Clan presents Nightmare: Fairy Tales, the latest installment of New York's most horrifying haunted house, which is celebrating its eighth year.
Under the direction of creator and co-director Timothy Haskell, Nightmare: Fairy Tales stages the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Over the centuries many of these fables have evolved into sanitized entertainment for children, but they began as racy and violent tales intended to keep children from misbehaving.
Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from over a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more.
Try and stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage - each housing a familiar tale told in the way they were intended - to scare the wits out of you! Each cottage gets more and more intense until you reach the climactic conclusion. Then you have to find your way home. Be careful, though, there are hidden cottages to explore.
Another component to this year's Nightmare will be a sensory assaulting 5-D theatre experience called The Experiment created and directed by John Harlacher and Timothy Haskell. Unlike year's past where the second event was a much smaller prelude to the main event, The Experiment is actually full-on, every bit as satisfying and experiential as the haunted house. Experienced from your chair in a small lab, you are part of a focus group for research on the threshold for fear. Will they hit YOUR limits?
VIP tickets are $60 and gets you to the front of the line with no wait as well as a goodie bag. A Super VIP ticket is available for $100 and gets you to the front of the line. It also includes a goodie bag, a t-shirt, two drinks and a backstage tour with the director after you walk through.