America Haunts Explains the SHOCKING Evolution of Modern Haunted Houses Big Budget Haunted Attractions Pull Out All the Stops to Terrify Customers

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As mainstream America embraces a new generation of horror films they are finding the same thrills with Halloween entertainment at America Haunts attractions throughout the nation.

These haunted house owners have taken the task of inducing blood-curdling screams to a whole new level. The America Haunts Association – with more than 35 major haunts nationwide, featured in high-profile mediums like the Travel Channel and USA Today are pioneering today's modern haunts with Hollywood-quality creature make-up and costumes along with breath-taking special effects and clever cutting-edge scares.

With the popularity of gory horror movies and TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and "Face Off" combined with the high demand of horror-based video games, the world class owners of America Haunts attractions change up to 60 percent of their properties annually, and consistently implement the newest technology available to keep their guests wondering what is lurking around every corner.

America Haunts is responsible for the terrifying evolution of today's haunted houses; some of what you will see from its members include:

The ScareHouse (Pittsburgh) – Special 3-D glasses used in conjunction with chroma-altering projections make flat images leap off of the walls at guests!

13th Floor Haunted House (Denver) – Integrated Microsoft Kinect technology with giant animated figures track and interact with individual patrons!

The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe (Kansas City, Mo.) – Dare to take a thrilling zip line ride from the top of this multi-story haunted house and plummet safely to the parking lot below!

Netherworld Haunted House (Atlanta) – See a giant saw blade cut an actor in half then shoot out into the path and make its way toward the crowd!

Erebus Haunted House (Pontiac, Mich.) – Catch the new photo system that captures a scare in a 3D format like the movie "The Matrix" that allows guests to take the experience home with them and view it from all angles!

The 13th Floor (Phoenix) – The scares start at the newly expanded entrance sequence with motion simulator mausoleums, or mauselvators!

"What's great about visiting an America Haunts attraction is that guests are given the opportunity to be the stars of their favorite scary movies and video games," said Ben Armstrong of America Haunts.  "Halloween might only come once a year, but the memories last forever."

For information on locations, hours and ticket prices for these nationwide attractions, visit www.AmericaHaunts.com/attractions.

With more than 30 haunted attractions nationwide, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers each season. America Haunts has been featured on the Travel Channel and its members repeatedly recognized by Guinness World Records. The organization is committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. Members enjoy nothing more than delivering, a good old-fashioned scare. Visit www.AmericaHaunts.com.

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