A haunted house is born from a past tragedy, be it a grisly murder, a mysterious disappearance, or a long-forgotten bologna sandwich buried beneath the floorboards. Sign on for a spooky tour of an eerily cursed residence with today's Groupon: to The Slaughterhouse. Choose from the following options:
- For $24, you get one VIP admission good through October 9 and a T-shirt (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get a general-admission season pass (a $69 value) and a T-shirt (up to a $17 value; up to an $86 total value).
- For $74, you get a VIP season pass and a T-shirt (a $149 value).
Sprawling inside the remains of a local meat-packing plant, The Slaughterhouse's four chilling exhibits overflow with terrors and gore, along with tot-friendly activities in the kids' zone. Featured creatures designed by mad makeup scientist Tom Devlin prowl through the grounds in hopes of shocking visitors and curing hiccup epidemics. Tours through the four haunts can begin in The Boiler Room, where an ordinary peek behind the scenes is invaded by undead sightseers, or City Meats, where the plant's former butchery takes on a much more sinister tone. The fortunate souls who emerge from the houses can unwind with paintball and axe throwing or entertain children on the inflatables and train snaking through the kids' zone.
A single VIP admission bestows line-skipping privileges so that scare-seekers can get their adrenaline fix in emergency situations. Similar to the memory of taking an imaginary friend to prom, guests can relive the horror over and over all season with general-admission and VIP season passes which provide a new and different experience with each visit. Each package includes a T-shirt, sparing onlookers from full back tattoos of one's driver's license photo. Additionally, Tucson Screamers prides themselves on their charitable donations, having donated over $40,000 over the past four years.
By hosting haunted houses and spooky events, The Slaughterhouse has raised more than $40,000 for organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. Visitors interested in befriending the venue’s mischievous specters can embark on ghost tours, which explore the premise’s haunted depths. Alternatively, on-the-go partiers can select from a rental fleet of trailers packed with haunted-house-style frights or sound-system-equipped hearses, ideal for proving coolness to judgmental teenage vampires.