Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Blog Carnival: Haunted House Booth


First off, be sure to check out the CARNIVAL MAP so you can easily navigate all the booths at the carnival and what they have to offer in a very neat and cool way!



Welcome to the Haunted House! BWAHAHAHA!

If anyone manages to leave alive there will be not just one, but TWO lucky winners today!!

What can you win?

One lucky US/CAN or International winner will win any ghosty book of your choice from the big pile of books pictured below!!



The second lucky US/CAN winner will win the entire MacKinnon Curse series by JA Templeton for Kindle!
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY BELOW!



How do I enter this awesome giveaway you wonder?

THE CHALLENGE:
Only the most brave dare to enter into the Haunted House and not everyone comes out alive.  

For this challenge you must write a short description (100 words of LESS) of what you think makes the best Haunted House Attraction.
It can be scary, kiddie, silly, crazy, insane, whatever.
Whether it is one you actually visited, one you would want to visit, or something only your most wild imagination could dream up, leave it in the comments here!
My husband and son will read them all and pick which 2 they think are the winners!

THE RULES:
  • Must be 13 or older to enter
  • 13-18 must have parent/guardian permission
  • Open internationally as long as book depository ships to you
  • Leave email or twitter name in your comment so I can contact you if you win!
  • IF US/CAN - MUST say in your comment if you like to be entered into the kindle series giveaway! ( I know not everyone can or likes to read kindle books.)
  • First place winner will be chosen from ALL entries and will win the book of choice from the ghosty books from book depository. (Unless first place is US/Can and CHOOSES the kindle series - then second place will get this prize)
  • Second place will be chosen from the US/Can entries and will win the kindle series!

You can either visit the AWESOME Carnival Map for all the other booths and what they are giving away, or just use the linky below.



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121 comments:

  1. Great question! I'd say the best Haunted House ever is the one hosted every year at my local Corn Maze. There are people who chase you with real chainsaws, famous (and very realistic) serial killers and more, all in the scene of an abandoned prison. Once you "escape" the prison, you have to get through the corn maze - and there are even more scary things hidden in the corn!


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  2. I actually cannot go into a Haunted House without having my eyes closed and whimpering the entire time so let's go into my imagination.

    It would be dark, asylum themed, a background noise that is atmospheric, a bit of crashing, the sound of children giggling every once and a while. You enter a room that seems like a patient's ward and there are doll body parts hanging from the ceiling. The music starts to climax and you find yourself walking straight to a mirror where there is nothing at first and then suddenly the sound of demonic giggling and an image of a ghastly child with a crazed look appears.

    And then I can't sleep for nights afterwards XD

    journeythrupages@ymail.com

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  3. I grew up next to Disney Land and from the ages of 3-12, the Haunted Mansion was my favorite ride and not for the sheer campyness of the whole thing but because of the end when your car swivvels to face the mirrors and realize that where your mother once sat, a ghost is staring back at you.

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  4. AH! kathleenelizabeth@live.com

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  5. For me it is not a specific thing, just the anticipation of the unknown. Each Haunted House I have been in is different and just wondering what's going to happen adds to the excitement.

    sam1slim1@gmail.com

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  6. I will always remember the Haunted House that had been inhabited by a creeper. He would follow our cart from room to room and just knowing that he was right around the corner was enough to shed me from sleep that night. It was just that element of surprise and the darkness, for me.

    cc932005[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. I am terrified more so now to go into a haunted house than when I was a kid! But anyhow what was always so spooky for me is usually there is a body in a coffin someplace inside the building and your walking along behind your guide single file because the "walls" are snug when all of a sudden the "dead" person raises up, the lights go out, your guide dissappears and the walls begin caving in on you with zombies moaning and groaning and you find yourself surrounded with them and have to run the rest of the way thru the haunted house screaming your head off, praying you haven't stained your britches (but not really caring at this time), and outside there awaits you the chainsaw man! OMG getting chilly just thinking about it again! LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  8. The most scary, and one I never want to go into again, is the haunted house where the people hired to 'haunt' you don't just stand around screaming "Ooga Booga" but actually chase after your cart, jump onto the back of it and grab you.

    Gabbie-ethela(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. For me its the feeling of the unknown. The scariest part for me is not being prepared for what could happen!

    US

    katvela12345 At hotmail.com

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  10. I like the kind that have the ghosts, vampires, zombies, werewolves, ect. just as much as the next guy, but I think what really makes a good haunted house is something that also involves man's physiological fear.
    benjikenworthy@gmail.com

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  11. Gah! I can't go into a Haunted House without tears drenched on my face afterwards. The Haunted House I know is all in my head. I used to think(still am) there's monsters hiding behind my curtains and under my bed trying to grab my leg if I don't go to sleep. Ergh... creepy... *shiver*

    farah-honey@hotmail.com
    @FaraHanany

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  12. Best haunted house? I would say an old mental hospital - those places freak me out- with the holding rooms etc. It would be dark and haunted. I don't think fake ghosts and zombies are very scary. What we really need is a REAL place that is rumored to be haunted. MWAHAHAHA

    confessionsofabookaholic@LIVE.CO.UK

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  13. For me will be to go into the house (good old murdering back-history will be good) and nothing actually happens. Then when you are about to leave like "yes i am alive hahaha"...all the lights close and you hear voices and feel things.

    giota22@msn.com

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  14. Hmmmm... The best haunted house. I'm thinking of an opening scene. A nice, ordinary house with piano on the corner and paintings on the wall. After you all go inside, all the lights will go off as in really really dark, the piano will play by itself. All of sudden, 'some thing' turn the flashlight/lamp in front of somebody's face. Every painting's eyes will move to your every move.

    cypher_j2x at yahoo.com

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  15. For my ideal Haunted house it has to be a haunted mansion, where you have to walk through every room to find the exit, like a maze, maybe you even have a map to navigate. And you get to pass through every room and have to actually figure out something to find how you can get to the exit and to get to the next room. There would be ghosts in the mirrors, serial killers running around, deathly clown and possessed dolls. Also the tour would pass through the haunted garden where plants come to life.
    I would love it if there was a haunted house like that! :)

    veronicam46 at hotmail dot com

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  16. Hmm......best one? Well, this Haunted House would have to be in the middle of nowhere or in a small town. It would have to be in an isolated area or one that not many people go to. It's dark inside. Every step you take there's a creaking sound. There's a storm going on. The halls are lit by candle, and there are trap doors you can fall into. And at one end is a mad science room. And then, in one bedroom, is a room full of dolls and stuffed animals with eyes that turn to look at you everywhere you go. Along with the paintings.

    US-I dont' want to be entered to win the kindle series.
    THANK YOU!
    thunter_5@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm not really into scary stuff like Haunted House and all because I rarely get scared and always ends up trolling everyone and ruining the moment. But I think the best Haunted House Attraction would all boil down to the atmosphere of the place and the sick anticipation of what's inside and what's to come. The mind is a very powerful instrument for something like this to be successful and pee-in-your-pants worthy.

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    sarah UNDERSCORE 00988 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. For a hunted house, I think when you enter. You need to be mildly scared. Not so scared you run out scramming. Like having shadows that move and tricks of the mind. As you move in to the house, it should slowly become scarier. Maybe with things falling from above oh moving from them shadows. You could even have caged beasts that raddled there cages and try to grab you. Then at the very end, they should either be so scared they want to run or so pumped up they want to go though again.

    Thank you for the giveaway:) this one was really fun.
    I would like to be entered in both giveaways please!

    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. As weird as it sounds I adore when people chase you with chainsaws. It doesn't get more interactive than that! There's also a haunted house in a touristy town that we go to a lot that has a whole room set up like the bedroom in the Exorcist....it's creepy to say the least.

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  20. I've never been in a haunted house and don't plan on it (well unless Dimitri accompanies me, hehe) but if I did go I'd want it to be a silly experience, filled with crappy effects and fun times.

    readingwishes@hotmail.com

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  21. Hm... The rooms should be arranged like a maze, and it'd be great if you could make people lose the friends they entered with by making them pass through a foggy section or confusing them with mirrors. There should be the sound of footsteps following you, of creaking, or whispers/giggles. In one room random stuff written all over the floor and ceiling and walls. Doors should open and close behind people, as if some mastermind was leading through the house. It should appear deserted so that people get a false sense of security and you can jump them when they least expect it.
    So yeah, I would work more with mental terror than with gruesome sights.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'm international :)
    glenraven.27(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. My favorite haunted houses are based on local lore or a local ghost story. Here's a (fictional) story I made up, just to set the mood for the haunted house description that follows: Fifty years ago, a family with 10-year-old twins, Jane and Jake, moved to a coastal town. And something's off with the twins. They always leave enough space for a third person between them when they walk around town, their heads always turned to that space between as they whisper to someone called Jo. Turns out they were triplets and the third twin disappeared. And for the next four years till the twins moved again a kid visiting the coastal town on summer vacation disappeared. Each year. Because the twins "took" them to replace their missing twin.

    Here's the haunted house description:

    The haunted house happens in the family's house. It's abandoned, only three peeling rocking chairs on the porch. But as you reach the door, the middle chair starts rocking. Slowly. Then faster. Someone pushes you inside, where it's dark. One candle burns on a dusty table - you pick it up. Then on either ear you feel a puff of breath, followed by two different kids' voices whispering your name. You look up, straight into a dusty mirror. And on either side of your reflection you see the twins' smiling faces as they say "Welcome home, Jo." You must escape.

    I hope you don't mind I also included a bit of the ghost story I thought up, so the haunted house made sense:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  23. For me what makes the best (scary) Haunted House is the noise. When there's a chainsaw in the background, people screaming, even when people have the obvious "look out this is going to be scary" kind of music playing.

    I'm from the US I'll like to enter in the kindle series giveaway.

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  24. The scariest things happen in the dark. The best haunted house would be pitch black, filled with strange noises - some loud and some soft, some distant and some so close they whisper in your ear. A wind would seep through the blackened corridors, chilling you. And around each bend, hand and arms would reach for you and grab at you.

    And you would be able to see nothing.

    gillysegal at gmail dot com

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  25. I love Haunted House attractions with lots of history, like someone recognizable dying in the house or it used to be an execution house. If you make people believe that something spooky is already there before the carnival came along, it'll heighten the suspense. I'd have lots of ghost projections, drop the temperature really low, and have the operators act really nervous as if they've started noticing the ghosts as well.

    the(dot)zealous(dot)reader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. The scariest haunted house I think would be were you are stuck in one of those little carts, which move really really slowly and its pitch black. You can hear the sound of running water slouching by, dripping down onto your head. Then you would hear strange noises, manic laughter, horrified screams. Your cart would go winding around obstacles, up and down , twirling around with flashing lights which illuminate ghoulish bloody faces and arms with try to grab you. It would end with you at the top of the house facing down the winding rickely staircase with portaits of people but they are moving and coming out of the pictures with their bloody arms and faces. Finishing with the cart rushing down the stairs, wobbling from side to side like you are going to fall off. Then the front door of the house would open and you would speed out.

    International
    april_hunter96@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. There was a haunted house I used to visit called Horror High. It was in an old high school. One of the 'attractions' was an Exorcist tableau and the girl who was the possessed character would get up and pick a group with a really scared person among them and ask what his/her name was. Well, I was that extremely scared person and she asked my boyfriend my name (without my knowledge)...and he told her! Talk about creeping a person out. This creepy horror character from one of the scariest films of all time knowing my name and whispering it at me as we walked through was pretty darn scary!

    Thanks for the fun!
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  28. OMG!!! We used to go to this haunted house EVERY YEAR (until I was old enough to claim it was TOTALLY uncoil and I refused to go) and I've blockedout MOST of it I believe as a way to preserve my sanity.... but the two things I DO remember are the GLOWING freaking eyes that would follow you throughout the entire thing, then AS SOON as you reach the end.. and you FINALLY had that "Phew! I'm SAFE!!!!!! Toooootally made it... shhhhyea, that WAS NOT ME screeching like a crazy person back there!!! No way!!! "

    ....

    BAM!!

    This freaking Texas Chainsaw Massacre REJECT would come barrelling out of NOWHERE after you weilding... *gasp* A FREAKING CHAINSAW!!!! It was probably the scariest thing that has EVER happened to me in my ENTIRE LIFE. No joke.

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    1. Can I spell? This is what you get when you type out your most terrifying childhood memory on your cell... *sigh*

      Hopefully you got most of it! Lol

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    2. Dear Lord!!! AND I forgot my email address... see?! I'm ten kinds of worked up over this memory!!

      Thebookishbrunette@gmail.com

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    3. I've been to that same haunted house, only after seeing the actual movie. NOt fun.

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  29. The best scare I’ve had was at a community haunted house in my town when I was probably 7 or 8. They had a mad scientist table set up and someone was hiding under the table grabbing people’s legs. I got really scared and kicked the hand as hard as I could. I hope they were ok, but at least they were doing a good job!

    meganlikesbooks(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  30. Okay, so I'm not answering this quite as intended, but I'm going to go with it. I'm not a haunted house person, like at all. I am so easily terrified that it's not a thing I usually do. The only ones I've been to are the ones that we had in the middle school and a Christian haunted house.

    I'm going to talk about that latter one. It wasn't particularly scary, but it may be one of the creepiest experiences I've ever had. Mostly just because of the concept. They made you sign in at the beginning. Then, in the last room, they read off all of your names from a list of people going to hell. I only wish I were making that up.

    Oh, another scary thing I remember from a haunted house thing was being chased out of the last room by a guy with a chainsaw. Yikes.

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  31. I think the best thing in a haunted house would be a mad scientists table with a dissected body on it with the parts moving. Just the thought of being cut to pieces while still conscious just give me the creeps. There would be so many ways to make the body move and just having someone's head, through a hole in the table, move around and talk or scream for the visitor. Shivers!!

    Thank you for the great giveaway. Please enter me into the Kindle giveaway also.

    jbronderblogs at aol dot com

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  32. The best haunted house I've been in isn't really a house, it's the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. There is no power and you have to have a candle or flashlight to move within the building. The place is actually haunted. The last time I was there, doors would slam at the end of the corridor and chairs would move on their own. I have seen people standing in windows only to see them disappear a moment later in wings of the hospital that are closed off. It is really creepy and I love it!

    I can't read kindle books.
    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

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  33. The best haunted house would have to be one where you get separated from the group, trapped an isolated part of the house. Once trapped you realise there is no way out but the creepy looking tunnel. So you have to go down it (all the while hearing screams) and then finding the tunnel has hit a dead end...but there's no way back...and a bloodstained knife wielding maniac jumps out from no-where and says 'Oy, this area of the ride is restricted! Get out of here'.

    Hehe, true story...this actually happened to me...turns out you're not supposed to wander off in a haunted house tour. But in my defence I was only 7 and have never been near a haunted house since :)

    Vikki @ V's Book Life (vbooklife@hotmail.co.uk)

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  34. Okay, I actually get scared easily and I have pretty much been avoiding this attraction. But I think, what probably makes the best haunted house is when the attraction itself takes place at the real haunted house, complete with the real urban legend or history which precede the 'nasty' background of the creepiness of the house! (Now there might be real ghosts that haunt/chase you - so thrilling and kinda dangerous huh). The organizers of the haunted house attraction can give some kind of 'random' mission for a group of visitors before they enter - anything that makes them 'tour' around the house, like singing in front of a certain face-portrait so the locked door can open, or shouting/chanting a mantra 3 times alone in the middle of the room before the faked ghosts appear, or getting certain items but they should go passing ghosts like that. It will keep them in suspense!

    daesungie@gmail.com

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  35. The best haunted house is the house two of my friends live in. True story, I've heard disembodied voices and a few times after visiting them I came home and found bruises on my legs and arms like someone had pinched or hit me. Another time that I was there visiting their pug began barking incessantly and growling for no reason.

    rockchick531@gmail.com

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  36. The best haunted house I went to started right when you parked your car in the parking lot. The haunted house was in an old building but you had to walk through the woods to get there and crazies with chainsaws chased you through the woods and then you waited at a campfire to go into the haunted house. At this point I was already scared! Then in the haunted house there might be some people following you or things that jump out at you. That always scares that poop out of me! I think a haunted house with really good special affects would be cool to, to make ghosts.

    daniellelovesbooks@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite haunted attraction is the Haunted forest!!! You take a hayride out to the forest and they drop you off and all you can see is a trail and the forest. As you walk through there are all sorts of noises and scary things along the trail. There is a jack in box and jack jumps out with a chain saw and runs after you. There is the howling and the haunted lights, that appear around the bend. As you near the end you see the camp fire that leads to safety and you start to hear the ghosts of the forest and you start to run to get away!!! You make it to safety and go home telling ghost stories on the way!!!

    bridget.howard@hotmail.com

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  38. Ok I avoid Haunted Houses at all costs. I am a big fat scaredy cat. The scariest attraction for me would be being trapped in a house where the walls were covered floor to ceiling with pictures of Justin Bieber and his songs were on endless repeat throughout the entire house. Oh god, this is the stuff of nightmares! Get me out!!!

    Thanks,
    Carrie from Stalking the Bookshelves (OneBookishMom)

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  39. The best haunted house, what a great question! :D I enjoy going in those scary attractions, but I scream until I don't have a voice.

    The scariest are the ones with real life actors in it. I have been in the Haunted House, specially build for Halloween, and there were bloody bodies in bags hanging on the wall: and you had to maneuver yourself through it. There were limbs scattered around the place, flickering lights, so you couldn't see the real life zombies walking towards you. There were dark rooms with pictures on the wall and some of them were real, but you couldn't tell the difference until they screamed in your ears. Amazing.

    thedailyprophecy@hotmail.com

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  40. The one thing that I like best about haunted houses, complete darkness with what feels like hot breath on your whole body and unknown things you can feel but not see all around you. Scares the living daylights out of me. You only have your imagination to go on and there is really no way to tell if it's a real person or a machine or some kind of animal or something else. I'm getting a little worked up thinking about it.

    only need to enter me in the first contest. thanks!

    gracioushoneybee@gmail.com

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  41. I am a sucker for the classic haunted house. Most of them are kind of cheesy now that I'm an adult but every now and then you come across a really good one that actually scares you. Even with the cheesy ones, though, the thing that always gets me are the people who run around with the chainsaws - I always am afraid that they forgot to take the chain off of them and they're going to accidentally saw someone's face off.

    I'd like to be entered in both giveaways, please. :)
    attackthestacks@gmail.com

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  42. My absolute favorite, and to me the most freaky feature a haunted house can have is walls and walls of mirrors. These become even freakier if you add in characters that can jump out of hidden nooks. It's disorienting and crazy and I absolutely love it.

    Just the print copy for me.
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  43. One of the scariest Haunted Houses I went in was the local jail. It was dark and all of the cell doors were open but you could not see into them. Knowing they were using real prisoners and that something different was coming out of all of the cells had me hugging the opposite wall. When you finally run screaming out the door and think you are safe, a giant fire breathing dragon rears up over the buiding and adds the coupe de gras!!

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  44. My Haunted House Has Moving Floors, Stairs That Change Direction, Ghosts And Goblins, Scary Music, Chains Rattling, People Screaming And The Killers From Every Scary Movie I Can Think Of And A Few Zombies To Boot. That Would Make A Killer Haunted House. Muahhhahahahaha

    April Alvey
    butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  45. The best Haunted place I ever visited was The Haunted Forest. The reason it was so scary is that they had this two foot person moving around with the use of their arms. They had no legs! Then they must have been wearing some sort of costume because they looked really strange. And the little thing just kept following me. So creepy!
    @HLHappyEndings

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  46. I think a haunted house should have the basic scary things; random people popping out of nowhere, clowns, chainsaws, people in masks, and all that stuff. But it should also have scary music, flashing lights and if there are enough rooms, have a separate room for certain fears; snakes, spiders, needles, etc. I don't have a kindle, so I can't enter that part of the giveaway.
    meganlovesyuu@yahoo.com

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  47. Generally being scared is so not my thing. I am not the type of person who enjoys that. But on Halloween I always make an exception. On Halloween I love haunted houses and cornfields. I love people jumping out and scaring you! And I love having your friends all over you laughing and screaming. The anticipation of being scared is also killer!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Either one will be good ;)
    Haley@ranchgirl07@msn.com

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  48. I think the best haunted house must be full of skeletons, ghosts and other night beings. It isn´t be silly but scary. And I think it must be house like from Adam´s family. I love Adams family! :D And when we talking about Adams family...it would be here Adams family! :DD

    alca.vocelkova(@)gmail.com
    (int)

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  49. I think the best haunted house would be in a giant, dark Victorian mansion. (I'm creepy so I actually want to live in one.) Have it full of cobwebs and creepy organ music, and of course, it has to have a graveyard! I really think the best haunted houses should have a honestly creepy atmosphere. Some are just ridiculous.

    No kindle for me, sadly.
    foxwelldog at aol dot com

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  50. I think first impressions are the most important thing with a haunted house. I hate those haunted houses that are in stores or businesses and the outside doesn't look at all creepy or haunted. It needs to look the part on the outside too!

    Enter me for both!
    candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

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  51. Dark lighting, surprises from above and at ankle-height, soft and subtle sounds- these make a haunted house frightening!

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

    No eBook for me, please. Thanks!

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  52. At the Disney world I went to the snow white ride. i don't think it was suppose to be scary but my best friend keep screaming and squashing my arm when scary people would pop out.

    Enter me for both
    pixiepuff2006@yahoo.com

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  53. I think the more noise and gore the better! I love the thrill of being scared and there is nothing like walking through a haunted attraction for the first time. I love not knowing what to expect, I think that makes it even scarier! Of course having easily recognized horror characters always gets me too!

    I am US and would like to be entered into the giveaway for the kindle ebooks as well. Thanks for hosting!

    Wendynjason04@gmail.com

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  54. I once went to this haunted house about an hour south of my apartment, and they had a mirror maze painted in neon colors, so that when they turned on the flickering blacklights, you could see just enough to be scared. The worst part was that, not only did my friends and I have trouble getting out of the maze, but there was a CLOWN with a CHAINSAW who kept popping out and chasing us, only to disappear again!

    mindfulmusings(at)live(dot)com

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  55. You walk into an abandoned house, the only light coming from a hanging bulb in the rancid kitchen. You’re only option, to head downstairs where you see hospital tile and flickering fluorescent lighting. The door locks behind you. As you delve deeper, old iron doors cover each side of the walls hiding men in lab coats working on deformed bodies. You continue, until there’s a break of massive tunnels. Behind you, a black and white image of a young girl begs for your help. Your only option, follow her and find an exit or get lost in the psychosis.

    elizafaith13(at)gmail.com

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  56. I never want to visit a Haunted House that catches on fire again. Scary enough for anything & anyone. Who or what started the fire???

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  57. The best Haunted house has:
    Blood and gore - right near the door
    Locks that click and doors that stick
    creepy stairs and ghostly hairs
    that tickle down your spine
    Lights that flash And a whole mishmash
    of things I can't explain - creepy stains
    that just appear - always to incite my fear
    of unseen things and loud bat wings
    Things that leave their stated place
    Mirrors that shadow another face
    Add a storm, the power dies, candles snuff on creepy sighs
    all this things combined together
    Help create a certain terror!

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  58. I would have to say there are two aspects that are the best to me that every haunted house must have. One is awesome lighting. It has to be dark or have some type of spooky lighting, because everyone is scared of the things they can't see. The other most important aspect is sound. Sound is what makes us scared and what speeds up our heartbeats. Visuals are scary but we always react to sound first. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I enjoyed the haunted house.

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  59. The best Haunted House I have ever been to had what my children and I called creepers. They just followed us around about 5 paces behind us looking menacing but saying nothing. They followed us everywhere. Very creepy. Also, there were chainsaws (real ones without the blade though, just wood I guess) that chased us at the end. It really scared us because they were so loud. We had a blast. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I think the things that would make the best haunted house are as follows: Scary clowns (preferably with chainsaws); no music, etc., silence and screams are enough to freak me out; something brushing against you (not in a pervy way!), grabbing an arm etc., when you least expect it; and walking through webs that you can't see, ugh; a trap door to drop you off at the exit would be the perfect ending. Followed by cotton candy and french fries!

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  61. Grr. I (Kristin) forgot to leave my e-mail address and for some reason the reply button doesn't want to work! It's bibliostalker(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Thanks for the giveaways, this is fun hop!

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  62. The best haunted house is one that’ll make you jump, scream, and cringe, but later laugh at yourself because everything was entirely unrealistic and not that scary. If it’s too scary I’ll have nightmares and jump at every shadow :P
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  63. A scary, quiet building full of long, dark hallway. People popping out, fog filled rooms, and lots of mirrors.......

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  64. If by best you mean what's the most likely to make me scream, cry, and wet myself, then clowns. Lots and lots of clowns. Or even just one would be enough to give me nightmares for weeks. Or better yet, make it one of those mirrored rooms with just one clown...

    pinkindle[at]hotmail[dot]com
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  65. I think Haunted House Attractions are supposed to be completely and utterly frightening so that when you walk through that house, your heart leaping in your chest, you have no idea what’s going to happen (that’s part of it, I think, the anticipation, the not knowing what’s going to happen)! One day, I want to visit a Haunted House that makes me so scared I have to sleep with the lights on for a week!
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  66. My favourite Haunted house attraction? Honestly I love when theres a creepy zombie bloody thing that follows you around and pops up and grabs you when the strobe light is going crazy. haha , the rush is so fuun! :)

    brittkneenerd (@) hotmail.com
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  67. I hate haunted houses because I'm a scaredy cat. I remember going in the one at Disneyland and closing my eyes the whole time! I do like the fun houses with the weird mirrors and random people popping out at you. And I like the mirror mazes. They're always fun as long as you don't hurt yorself running into a mirror. :D

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  68. Totally dreaming this one up, but it would freak me out if it happened!
    It's dark and stormy, the lightning sizzling through the sky briefly illuminates the monstrosity sitting atop the hill - the insane asylum, the one they claim is haunted by the patients who were so cruely treated there. You've heard stories of people never appearing again once they cross through that door but it has to be a gimmick, to keep the customers coming back. Looking at the building now, you aren't so sure. Was that a blood-curdling scream coming from in the vacinity of the 2nd floor? No, it was closer, coming closer still, almost upon you.....you feel tight, frigid arms grab you, pewtrid breath whisper in your ear, "welcome home"

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  69. I don´t really like haunted houses. At the beginning, it doesn´t seem scary at all then the music gets louder as you progress as well as the other effects. There was a time that I really didn´t expect that a doll like girl wil from from the ceiling, I really freaked out and ran towards the exit leaving my friends. I also like when suddenly, someone touches you( That actually happened to me ad I punched the poor guy who was trying to scare me).

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  70. This is one of the best booth I've come across so far and I think it's really cool! I'm trying to imagine a Haunted 'Mansion', maybe a huge warehouse may be use to convert it into one. By the looks of it, it should be really hunting decorated with creepy stuffs. You have to walk the whole way through for about half hour, maximum. Then what makes it scary is the walk through different halls with plenty of doors that would surprise you to make you rum screaming. I might also add that during 'the walk' there are creepy creatures lurking in the halls like Witches, Goblins, Aswang (local horror creature in our country which is a vampire with wings and lower half of its body is missing), Zombies, Flying Coffins, White ladies, Tikbalang (A creature with a body of a man and a head of a horse), etc. It would also be great if they try to chase you then you'll get cornered in a room of mirrors. To add effect there must be a hunting booming sound of a grand piano playing. To make it even more compelling the halls are all designed to be similar so it would give the effect of a maze.

    clarissa(dot)bulatao(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. The best Haunted House Attraction is the fear that the people bring with them! Whether a dark room with peeled grapes as eye balls in a bowl and another filled with worms (cooked spaghetti) or a freaky zombie grabbing at you from behind a tree, your own fear is the best prop!

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  72. EEK! I don't like being scared, but I have dreamed up a Haunted House that would definitely scare me! My haunted house would be dimly lit, so you could only really see shadows. Masked figures would hide in corners and jump out at you. Scary music that keeps you on edge all the time would be playing. The rooms would be oddly shaped to be disorienting. There would be bugs and snakes crawling and slithering around. Oh, and really creepy clowns! Ahh, this scares me just thinking about it!

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  73. It's the music that really makes stuff scarey I think! If you turn off the sound on horro films they're nowhere near as scarey, so a really scarey house fo horrors would have to have a nasty soundtrack! You could attack me with candyfloss, but with the music from resident evil it would seriously scare me!
    sarah(dot)elizabeth(dot)bookworm(at)gmail(dot)com
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  74. First thanks so much for organizing this awesome event. I am thrilled to be a part of it!
    What makes a good haunted house? First a dark, creepy atmosphere, scary haunting noises and music. And then the unexoected. Have things poised to reach out and just brush you in the dark, unexpectedly. Skip the gore and such. Get things that people are afraid of, shadowy rooms and then have a ghost or monster leap out of the wall.. have a maniacal leering clown chase people out of the tunnel. Just make it creepy and unexpected.

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  75. Wow, this is such an awesome idea for a blog hop!

    My favorite Haunted Houses are always the ones that you ride through. It's so creepy because you can't move out of the seat and your on the edge and right off the bat you know something is going to come jumping at you from the side! Throw in the mysterious fog, creepy noises, and of course, there's always the whirley wall that you have to go through to either get into or out of it. I love em'!

    -Sonnie
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  76. Great booth!!

    I think what makes the best haunted house attraction is when it is only open at night, has monsters hidden, is a corn maze or hay ride, and lets groups of people go at once. I don't like when you get separated or have to go single file, gets me too worked up. Also the last things that a haunted attraction needs is at the end apple cider and donuts! YUM!!

    Thanks for the giveaway =D

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  77. In my hometown there's a haunted house that's 21 stories of terror. You have to walk up these creepy, dark and terribly rickety stairs to get to the next level and then if you make it all the way to the top - you get your money back. I've only made it to the 10th story: bugs fall on you from the ceiling and even if you shower later in the evening you can still feel them crawling on you the next day.

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  78. Hmm well when it comes to Haunted Houses im a bit of a whimp but I do know what would scare me =) Okay so first we would need something scary jumping out every couple of corners. Reason for every couple of corners would be because if it came out at every corner you'd get used to it after awhile. Next we would need like wax figures with their eyes wide open and staring at you maybe even moving so it looks like it's watching you the whole time but they'd have to look real or else it wouldn't be scary. Lastly it would have to be pitch black inside because it's always creepier if you can't see where your going because something could grab you or something. I love this challenge! =)

    paigebradish@yahoo.com
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  79. The best Haunted Houses to me are the ones where you have to put your hands in slimy stuff like noodles that are supposed to be worms but they are cold and there are flashing black lights so you can't really tell. You know what they are, but you still don't want to do it. The hallways are narrow so you have to go one at a time and you know someone is going to jump out somewhere, but you still scream when they do even though you've been expecting them. Then someone chases after you with a hatchet or something and you can't get out of there fast enough. These are usually set up at houses as opposed to anywhere I've been. They do a really good job in our neighborhood!

    Heather
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  80. It has to be dark. The anticipation that something is going to happen is half the excitement. So the dark helps keep things hidden until they want to be revealed. There needs to be a creepy soundtrack. The sounds of wind, houses creaking, eerie noise that may be ghosts... or perhaps just rats in the ceiling. Either way, VERY scary.
    Realistic looking monsters. No cheap looking scary masks - you need proper scary creatures. Vampires are always good. Werewolves another great one.
    A pit of snakes where you have to put your hand into in able to get the key to leave the haunted house. Maybe one part where you're bobbing for apples and all of a sudden instead of water it's creepy crawlies.

    Kate
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  81. How I would describe a Haunted House? Most definitely scary. This is what I imagine:
    I walk through the double doors, flicking away a few cobwebs hitting my face and as I entered the house. My first observation is how dark the haunted house, no lamps, no nothing, just the luminescent candle light that is flickering in the distance. I walk toward the light and try to place my hands on the wall so I don't lose my balance in the dark. Then when I think everything is okay, the candle is extinguished. I panic, and something quickly runs across my feet. I race toward back to the entrance. But then I talons arch reach for me as I stood five feet away from the door. Running the opposite direction, I get lost, trying to follow the path with my hand on the wall, I encounter a masked figure waiting for me, the mask all white, no face, the body completely covered in bloody bandages. I screamed and probably would've fainted if I didn't see the green exit sign. I ducked under the masked figure and ran as fast as I could. Opening the doors, I breathe a sigh of relief as my friend casually goes, How was it? I collect myself, smile, and say ehhh, wasn't scary enough for me. :)

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  82. Dark with minimal lighting. Soft spooky music. There should be a windy dark path with people and objects that are waiting in the path, but in the shadows, making random soft and jerky movements, so you never know what to expect. There should be distorted mirrors all around making it hard to tell where to go and have some creepy figures pose in different parts of the mirrors, but not where you can tell where they are. Then you have to exit through a dark tunnel where you can't see anything before the light at the end. :)

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  83. The haunted house must be visited at night, alone. It's silent, but you can hear something that makes your skin creep with fear. There's something moving in the dark, and whispering, but can't really see what it is. Then something grabs your arm, something cold, slippery and probably dead. Cobwebs land on your face as you run away screaming, your heart pounding fast.

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  84. The scariest haunted house is one that is pitch dark. It's either super quiet inside or there is creepy music being softly played. Lots of hidden things (think cobwebs) while you walk down a twisty hallway. Not much light inside, but just enough at times to make you think you see someone watching you in the shadows. Something will brush up against you at some point - probably should feel like a hand.

    No thanks on the Kindle giveaway - I don't have the right ereader.

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  85. My parents used to host Halloween Parties at my house. The party was in the basement (always spooky for me :S), and would have all these places to check out in various rooms. The best one was always where my dad would be, because he'd pretend to be this mannequin or whatever and scare whoever would come into the room. It's probably nostalgia, but that's always been my favorite version of a Haunted House :P

    (Please don't enter me in for the Kindle giveaway-I own a Kobo :))

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  86. I love the things that you touch- like the peeled grapes for eyeballs! I have an active imagination and did a lot of dissection in high school science so these things really get me. I just discovered that Longans make even better eyes! Thank you for a really unique event- kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  87. I am not made for haunted houses. I can just see myself closing my eyes and punching everything in front of me until I get the outta there. But I think the scariest thing is dead silence, just cold, shivering silence. And maybe a dead bird, because I think I am more scared of a dead bird than guts, just because I can never find their heads half the time. Stupid birds.

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  88. I love haunted houses! I've yet to go to a truly scary haunted house. The 'ghosts' there are not really scary. But what I really like about haunted houses is the house itself. I'm attracted to scary-looking houses. ;) -int'l

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  89. The absolute most scariest haunted house I had been in was an outdoor event. The ending set up was a maze meant to cause problems for the claustrophobic as the walls and doors were so small and tight. There were doors that wouldn't open and MICHAEL MYERS! The idea is that you have to go around twice (my logical brain can process this now) and then the door appears. However, I got shut off from my group and ended up around 5 times with 2 different groups until I was so frantic that Michael Myers had to escort me out through the staff doors. A friend on the outside said people were changing their minds to enter because I was screaming so loud. TERRIFYING! But I want to go back :D

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  90. The scariest of the scariest would have to be a demented carnival complete with many many clowns. I don't know if I would ever be able to enter this haunted house as I am deathly afraid of clowns. They are unnatural. Human, but not quite human. A big top tent with clowns trying to make you laugh to cry. That's definitely the scariest.

    namomma@hotmail.com
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  91. I think the best part of Haunted Houses is when people or things jump out at you. Its unexpected - which makes the ride EVEN MORE SCARY. I, obviously, like scary things :) Then when the ride is over i want to go back just to see how others react. Good times :)
    I am international - woo Australia! :)
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  92. My favorite is the interactive Haunted House - where the person jumps out of a chair, the mad doctor with his opened up patient chases you, the shock of electricity, the man with a saw hanging out in the corner starting it up. I love getting my heart racing.

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

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  93. Best Haunted House: a dark and foggy old abandoned house, where the floor creaks and there is a rotten smell. Broken windows and mysterious objects and shadows passing by that will scare you to death!

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  94. There's a haunted house in Baton Rouge, LA that is housed in an old hotel. The SCARIEST attractions there are these huge tunnels of rats and snakes that they make you CRAWL through. I'm claustrophobic and scared of snakes, so it was way past horrifying :/

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  95. oops my email is stephanie(dot)mcnemar(at)selu(dot)edu

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  96. I don't go in haunted house but for me the most terrific is tne unknow and the sound because if you can't see well the sound can make you "see" thing completly differently so i think the ambiance is the most important ( and creepy spiders is just an added worst naighmare)

    international

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  97. I remember years ago staying next to a very old, abandoned house on a small island with no cars, no police and no hospital if anything went wrong. It was surrounded by high trees and grass but I could see directly into the house from my window. It was dark and silent but I felt as if someone was watching from the wooden walls. Even in the day, the towering stature was overwhelming. There was no escape if things tried to haunt you and that's the nightmare that attracts people.

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  98. The best haunted house that I have been to is the one at univeral studios. It was so scary. I was actually chased out by a guy with a chain saw. The whole time my parents were laughing at me when I was crying. There was this one part were a guy jump out from behind something, and he had a huge fake knife, but at the time i was so scard I ended up on the ground trying to get away from him.
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    I'm Canadian but please don't enter me for the kindle books as I can't read them. Thank you!

    So, my haunted house. It's dark (obviously) except for the lighting of bright red eyes which hang from the ceiling and are attached to large bats. It's held in a narrow tunnel-like cave and the walls feel almost damp to the touch. There are all sorts of slimy creatures that lurk on the bottom floor and every few minutes, there is a faint but distinct screeching sound.

    And that's all for my haunted house! I HATE them and would probably never set foot in mine but if I did, it would definitely freak me out. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Sonia
    thestoryqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. The absolute scariest haunted house is the one that is very dark. Very quiet. The only thing you can hear is the sound of your breathing and that of your friends. You hear the scampering of little feet on the floor. You still can't see anything until you get into a dimly lit room. You're almost out of the house. AND THEN SOME BIG MEANIE JUMPS OUT AT YOU YELLING!

    That is why I can't go in haunted houses. I was traumatized. *sigh*

    I am US, grateful for the giveaway, and would like to be entered for both. :-)
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  101. halloween is not celebrated here but carnivals do/sometimes but no haunted houses
    and haunted houses would scare me
    so a silly willy one with funny mirrors and a maze would be "scary" lol
    ok i would love to be scared with monsters and gooiy gross looking but jummy candy in front of the house. going inside and not expecting what will pop up or give you the hibbie jibbies

    int

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  102. It has been a long time since I have visited a haunted house. I keep thinking of when I visited Fright nights in Orlando Fl. I was glad I left without peeing my pants! It was truly terrifying and an absolute rush.

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  103. Our school had a haunted house last year for the first time at our annual carnival and I absolutely loved it! Being a girl I think that the best attraction is having an amazing guy to help protect you from all the scary creepy crawlies! But since guys are rating this I'll have to really think! The best attraction for me was the fact that when you were walking something would grab you and run off away from everyone else and leave you somewhere completely alone in the dark to find your own way out and then suddenly reappear to breath right in your ear!It was so unnerving that you didn't expect the lights to suddenly flicker back on and see the scariest things surrounding you and closing in!

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  104. My imaginary Haunted House would go like this: You have to walk through a cramp space alone, along a windy passage in order to get out of the exit. It's pitch black and the walls are lined with cobwebs and all sorts, and at a corner there would be a mirror. There would be occasional flashes of light. Hands would come out of the walls and other creepy things/"humans".

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  105. The scariest haunted house, in my opinion, would be one where there is hardly any light. You'd walk down a narrow lane, and every once in a while, cold fingers would skim you ankles. It would be dead silent, and at some unknown point, a really high pitched scream would start, followed by children giggling. Something unexpected might fall down on you, like a little spider, because horror is all about the surprises. At the end of a hallway, a realistic human would stand in front of you, eyes not blinking, just staring. Smiling.... and maybe rocking back and forth.

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  106. The best haunted house needs to keep me on my toes. I want to be looking for each thing to jump out at me, but I don't want to find it. I want it to really jump out at me and scare the bejeezus out of me. I want grotesque and gore, and major ewww factors. Once, I went to a half indoor half outdoor haunted house. As I was walking out doors, I suddenly "fell" into a pit. What it was was a smallish trampoline that was hidden underneath the dirt. I've never been so scared. Whew. I want the unexpected!

    michedt at yahoo dot com
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  107. Its pitch dark. Upon entry you pass through a single door into a small room, many people are crowded into this small area and it begins to emit feelings of claustrophobia. Then, suddenly the walls begin close in upon themselves making the room smaller and smaller, forcing the crowd closer and closer together. Just when it looks like everyone will perish from being squeezed in this deadly vice a spotlight comes on and another door appears. Everyone rushes out, single file into a maze of mirrors. It remains dark and it seems as if you'll never find your way out. Around every corner there appears a beast, behind you and in front of you. Where ever it appears open you slam into glass mirrors face first. Then it begins to get cold and a misty fog appears.... you begin to follow it wondering if you will ever find your way out and why the heck did you ever pay for this kind of terror? What were you thinking???

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      1. Not interested in the kindle giveaway (only because I'm not familiar with the books) I love my kindle.
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  109. There is one that I know of called the Ross Factory that is used as a haunted house, and it is said that people either died there or were killed there. It this rusty bloody looking place, ugh. Needless to say I have never nor will I ever go to that place. it gives me the creeps.

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