As December 21, 2012, approaches, many Americans eagerly await the moment when Hades will emerge from the Underworld to recklessly devour raw egg. Until then, experience man-made terror with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a VIP Fastpass ticket to 13th Floor Haunted House, located on Commerce Street across from Sunset Station. This Groupon is only valid until October 28.
The 13th Floor Haunted House debuts in San Antonio with a horror show designed by fright experts. With a VIP Fastpass, fear enthusiasts can skip the general-admission lines and lead their scared sweetie or ghoulish gang through "Unearthed," a basement-level attraction that features unknown frights. A spooked elevator then leads visitors up to the 13th Floor, an unlucky ward filled with graphic, gut-punching sights. The grimly costumed actors won't touch you, but they'll certainly help you perfect your best bloodcurdling scream and humiliate any weak-bladdered enemies that pursued you into the dark scare house.
A sister to Denver's popular scare shack of the same name, 13th Floor combines humanity's instinctive dread of the number 13 with a local legend from the 1940s, which tells the story of several school children who spent the night in the historic building before perishing in a train accident the next day. Check the schedule for the haunted house's hours of operation and set out to discover true fear—the secret to happy marriages, the key to lasting friendships, and the final ingredient in numerous madman-created serums.
Groupon must be redeemed at the ticket booth before entering the haunted house. Themes may be too intense for children under 12. Not valid with any other offers.
The 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver was featured on the Travel Channel's America Haunts.