Showing posts from October, 2011

Buffalo Haunt's Inaugural Year

[caption id="attachment_1281" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="This photo was taken from the facebook page of District of the Dead."] [/caption] This past Friday, my friend Steve and I checked out a new haunt in Buffalo, NY .  It's called "District of the Dead", and it currently resides in the old Don Pablo's building on Elmwood Avenue, by the Regal Cinema.  You can check them out on the web here .  Now, when I review haunts, I take a few factors into account.  It's not fair to judge all haunts by the same standard.  It's important to consider:  How much did the ticket cost?  How many years has the haunt been in business?  What's the purpose of the haunt?  Who works there?  When I was in college, I used to run the Haunted Hallway with Steve and the other members of the Astronomy Club.  I know how hard it is to plan a haunt, purchase all the props, and convince people to come to the haunt.  There's a ton of

The Walking Dead - Season Opener

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image by starbright31 via Flickr "] [/caption] It started out so promising, it really did.  The survivors made it out of the CDC alive (most of them), and then they find themselves horrifically besieged on a highway by a bunch of walking dead.  Awesome!  They hide under cars and almost make it out undetected, until little Sophia decides to prematurely come out from her hiding place.  She goes running off persued by walkers.  Still doing pretty well. Then what the hell happened?! They survive the horde of zombies .  Fine.  They loose the little girl Sophia, also fine.  Shane talks about (read: whines) losing Lori and how he's going to leave the group.  Fine.  Then they find themselves looking for Sophia in a church, with a few faithful zombies inside.  The first thing I thought when I saw that was, "Oh boy - Danny Boyle anyone?"  That's right people.  It felt like a rip-off

Just so y'all know I'm not dead (yet)...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image by Metal Chris via Flickr"] [/caption] Sorry for the hiatus!  My sociolinguistics class is going to kill me.  I've been walking around like a zombie.  Mrgh. In any event - I wanted to review a haunt that I went to last weekend.  My friend Steve and I have a tradition that we've kept up for the last five or more years.  We both love Halloween and we both love going to haunted houses .  Every year, we go camping with the Astronomy Club (we're in the alumni chapter at the college we both went to) in the fall and in the summer.  Well, this fall we happened to be at camp during Columbus Day Weekend - which just happened to be the biggest weekend at Nightmare Hayrides .  Neither of us had ever been to this particular haunt before, but that made even more exciting. Nightmare Hayrides boasts a haunted hayride , haunted barn and a corn maze .  When we got there, it was packed!  I