America Haunts Feeds Friday the 13th Fear Craving for Haunted House Fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween may be more than five months away, but America Haunts (www.americahaunts.com), the authority on fear-based entertainment, is putting its own brand of scare into this Friday the 13th.

Several members from the macabre collection of 20 of the scariest and most elaborate haunted houses and attractions in the United States will be either hosting or participating in events on what is considered the unluckiest day of the year, including:

Cutting Edge (Fort Worth, TX, www.cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com)

For one day only, see the Guinness World Record Holder for the "World's Largest Walk Through Haunted House."  Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as "Hell's Half Acre," the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear.  Visitors also can watch, and possibly become a victim during, the filming of a feature horror film with Oscar-winning special effects expert Robert Short.

Kansas City Ghosts and Gangsters Tour (Kansas City, MO, www.kcghostsandgangsterstour.com)

Full Moon Productions, the mastermind behind such attractions as the Edge of Hell, The Beast, Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe and Macabre Cinema, is proud to present Kansas City's Ghost and Gangsters Tour.  Take the Ghoul Bus past historic Kansas City landmarks with legendary paranormal activity and infamous mafia mayhem!

Horror Holiday Convention (Amelia, OH, www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191250110917634)

Huff, the punk rock clown from The Dent Schoolhouse (www.frightsite.com) is MCing at Big Ed's House of Rock's Horror Holiday Convention.  Additionally, the event will feature Ari Lehman, the original Jason Voorhees from the first "Friday the 13th Film."

"With America Haunts members, there is no such thing as Triskadekaphobia (fear of the number 13)," said America Haunts Board Member Scott Simmons.  "For us, Friday the 13th is a day that is embraced.  With Halloween only coming once a year, we are thrilled for this chance to help our fans get their fear on during the off season."

With 20 haunted houses, hayrides, and attractions across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers each Halloween season. The attractions within this organization have been featured on the Travel Channel and recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions.

The high-tech attractions in this association are committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures.  Members' enjoy nothing more than delivering a good old-fashioned scare to fright fans of all ages.

SOURCE America Haunts



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