Monday, October 6, 2014

Boston Haunted Houses: Spookyworld in New Hampshire!


Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

I love Halloween! It's so fun to dress up, watch Hocus Pocus, and go to haunted houses. 

Last weekend I got to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Boston haunted houses at Spookyworld's Nightmare New England with Blog and Tweet Boston! Taking place at Mel's Funway Park in New Hampshire, Spookyworld is just over an hour's drive outside of Boston, and more than worth the drive!

Boston Haunted Houses: Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Note: This post has some scary haunted house pictures in it! If you're easily spooked you may want to skip down to the bottom - that's where the carnival food is!

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

As part of the media party, I got to see the backstage makeup rooms of the zombies, ghosts and ghouls. It was cool to see that the actors are normal people, just laughing and chatting before the show. We were told that it takes 140 actors, and 250 employees each night to put on the attractions.

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

There are 5 haunted attractions, not even including the awesome Zombie Paintball, dance floor, and carnival food. Read on to learn about each of the awesome attractions:

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

1. Brigham Manor: The most epic haunted house I've been in. It's giant and filled with ghosts, zombies, and everything in-between. At the end, there's a section where the walls close in and squish you from both sides as the lights go pitch black - ah! Don't worry, there's a secret exit for those with claustrophobic tendencies.

Before the public was allowed in, we got a lights-on tour of the main haunted house, Brigham Manor. Apparently this attraction is really a giant tent, though it looks like a giant old southern estate from the outside.

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

This is not an actor (though we thought it was for a second)!

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

All of the furniture are actual antiques acquired from the Broomfield Fair.

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

2. 3D Freak Show: Neon paint and 3D glasses! This is a freak show/fun house that ends with one of those spinny rooms. The platform you walk on doesn't actually move, but the walls and floor are spinning which totally tricks your brain so you can't walk straight!

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld


3. Raven's Claw: This spooky attraction is set in the woods. When we went, it was pouring rain which made it even more apparent that you're in a zombie/ghostly apocalypse.


Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

4. Carnage: A haunted, outdoor junkyard filled with trucks and cars to navigate your way to freedom.

5. The Colony (No picture): A "new breed" apparently lurks in this second attraction set in the woods.

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Nightmare New England has amazing carnival food as well, including these giant smoked Turkey Legs!

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Apple crisp! We were told the recipe was just apples, butter, flour, and brown sugar. See my delicious recipe for an blueberry apple crisp here!

Boston Haunted Houses Spookyworld

Pretty candy & caramel apples!

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  1. That looks so fun!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. Halloween is the best! Spookytown looks like an awesome haunted house. I'm thinking about going to one next weekend! And yum, those candy apples look AMAZING!


    xo, carli
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  3. SO agree! It's so fun to dress up and see haunted houses and have a good time! Have fun next weekend! :)

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  4. How fun to get to go behind the scenes! I can't to haunted houses (I know, ridiculous), but I feel like going behind the scenes might make it a bit easier. Can totally get behind a Hocus Pocus viewing though :)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  5. I'm not one for scary stuff .. but the food looks yummy !!


    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  6. Yes I love hocus pocus! :) And seeing the behind the scenes definitely made it a lot less scary, and even more fun!

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  7. Carnival & festival food is just so good! :)

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  8. Wow thats so cool that you guys got to go behind the scenes to see everything! Glad that you guys had a great time.

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  9. Thanks for letting us know about about the event Tanya! Hope you're feeling better!

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  10. No problem! I'm def getting better, thanks! Need to be 100% for this Saturday.

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  11. I love Halloween! Christmas is my favorite, but Halloween is a very close second. I just love the whole atmosphere of fall, the dressing up, and knowing that the holiday season has officially started. I wish we had something like this where I live, although I'd be pretty hard pressed to drag Hubby there! :)

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  12. Very cool behind the scenes post! Thanks for sharing

    Dresses & Denim

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  13. That's the fashion show right?

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  14. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  15. Exactly! Hahah do you think he'd be scared? :P

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  16. Boston is amazing for this type of stuff!! I actually moved there 4 years ago from San Francisco (but now I'm down in LA). Love that city, can't wait to see more photos from you! <3

    Daisy
    www.simplicityrelished.com

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  17. Oooh I've been wanting to visit MA in October for Halloween. My cousin says Salem is pretty awesome this time of year. They go all out.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  18. looks like fun! I'm visiting Boston for the first time early November and can't wait!


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  19. I have to admit, I tried to view the pictures, but I'm totally reading this in the dark so it freaked me out! I'm such a chicken so the only thing I love about Halloween is the candy and Hocus Pocus & Halloween Town. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and Christmas!


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  20. Omg this was scary to look at ...lol! I am definitely too much of a scaredy cat to enjoy stuff like this haha I do think Halloween is fun though, I really enjoy it! I always have a little party with my nieces... it's good fun! :)


    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  21. Great costume and the apple looks great :D

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  22. Super spooky! I love this time of year. :)


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  23. Me too! It's so fun and different from the rest of the year :)

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  24. Hahah! I knew this post would be too scary for some, but I love Halloween so I just had to do it :) Aw party with your nieces sounds so fun! Kids get even more into it and dressed up!

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  25. Hahahah! Oh definitely not a good post to read in the dark. I love Christmas too! All the festivities are so joyful & fun, and family always comes together :)

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  26. Oh good! I'm sure you'll love it. Let me know if you'd like any recommendations on where to go :)

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  27. I've heard that! I really want to check out Salem sometime soon! Maybe when I figure out what my costume is.

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  28. Wait, I just moved to Boston from SF! And I went to college at UCLA! :) Are you from SF originally?

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  29. Ah! It all looks so creepy and spooky! Really cool! I love the lollipops!


    www.writingmonique.com

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  30. Yes! I went from SF to Boston to LA! Haha!!

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  31. Closet FashionistaOctober 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    I'm not one for scary stuff, but the food looks so tasty! :D
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  32. I hope to get really into Halloween this year!

    I'm from twitter :)
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  33. Halloween is so fun, one of my favorite holidays as well. Very spooky pictures! :0 :)
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  34. Cool post! :D

    Thanks for following me, I follow you now with GFC and Bloglovin' too :)

    Brina xoxo,
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  35. Thanks Sabrina! :)

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  36. It's always so fun! :)

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  37. Me too! Still need to figure out my costume whoopss!

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  38. Hahah I know, carnival food is the best! :)

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  39. I love it! Wish I could have 10 of them :)

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  40. I love Halloween! Although I am not sure I could handle this place, I'm such a wimp haha.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  41. sartorialsidelinesOctober 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    This looks so awesome!!!! I love Halloween like nobody's business - it bums me out a bit that I don't live on the East Coast anymore as I would love to visit this.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial
    Sidelines

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  42. Hahah yeah this place was the real deal! Definitely not for everyone, but Halloween is super fun :)

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  43. I love it too! Maybe you should petition for them to start one wherever you live :)

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  44. this place looks terrifying i wouldn't be able to handle it or sleep at night. but yuum candy


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  45. Hahah yeah it's definitely not for everyone! But the carnival foods are the best :)

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  46. I canNOT watch horror movies for my life. I tried once and couldn't sleep for a month. No exaggeration. It was a horrible month. I could only "fall asleep" from passing out out of exhaustion :( BUT I love Halloween for all of its candy and other delicious goodies. Oh, but the weird thing is I love TV shows like Game of Thrones and American Horror Story (S04 starts in two days!!!) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  47. Oh no! That sounds horrible! I think I just like it because my dad took me to horror movies as a kid, so it's just ingrained in me hahah. So funny that scary tv shows are okay with you. Did you see American Horror Story last night?? I missed it!!

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  48. Great pics! I loved the smoked turkey leg :)

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  49. Oh my GOSH, the giant smoked turkey legs are insane! This whole event looks fantastic and hasn't taken the horror out of Halloween one bit - brilliant! :)

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