As December 23, 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 $5, you get admission to Fright Nights and its three haunted houses at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach (a value of up to $15 at the event; tickets can be purchased online for $10). This Groupon is valid on October 14, 15, 21, 28, and 31.
Fright Nights' trio of spooky structures stretches visitors' screaming muscles with a multifaceted array of Halloween horror. Start your bloodcurdling building inspection by tiptoeing through Freakers, a haunted house built on lingering childhood fears of the unknown monsters and maniacs skulking in the darkness. Next, scare-seekers can keep their chilled bones from returning to room temperature by sprinting into Next of Kin II—which chronicles the exploits of an evil familial cult tormenting a small Midwestern town with violence and arcane zoning laws. Your tour of terror finishes with Malpractice II, where persecuted patients endure twisted medical procedures, gruesome dismemberments, and surprisingly competent tonsillectomies.
Although today’s deal doesn’t cover Fright Nights' thrill rides, midway games, or other attractions, it’s worth hanging around the disturbing destination to munch on scarily delicious edibles or explore the slimy insides of a giant creature carcass. The most thrilling annual terror event outside of Pamplona's Running of the Bogeymen, Fright Nights gives Halloweeniacs and brave children an easy, exercise-free way to raise their heart rates.
Valid on October 14, 15, 21, 28, and 31.
Zombies created by an old factory’s chemical spill roam through the darkness, carnies banished for animal abuse and torture scream in the distance, and a murderous Santa greets visitors with a wicked grin and a bloody ax. These are just snapshots of the horrors awaiting visitors to Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Hair-raising creatures and the souls of murder victims lurk throughout four haunted mazes. At A Grim's Tale, grotesque creatures plucked straight from history's gristliest books lie in wait for unsuspecting readers. Sunnyvale Orphanage is overrun by terrible tots just looking for an excuse to misbehave... homicidally.
At the Smiths' terrifying new abode, screams echo over the sound of Morrissey records played backward, piercing the air of Country Bill’s Meat Market and joining shrieks coming from the midway itself. There, 13 rides, such as the High Flyer and Zero Gravity, whip passengers through the air. Food stalls nestle amid the attractions, tempting guests with hot dogs, tacos, funnel cakes, and tufts of cotton candy, which patrons can use as hair for the decoy body they place in their bed later that night.
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