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: for $5, you get admission to the Hex, Freakers, and Hollow Hill haunted attractions at Fright Nights in West Palm Beach (up to a $15 value).
Inspired by childhood fears of the dark, Fright Nights' Freakers attraction horrifies visitors with actors roaming hallways and evoking images of evil toy-box inhabitants. At the Hex attraction, trails, villages, and shrines detail the sadistic rituals of witches and priests as they search for immortality, or at least a speedboat for their troubles. Home to the criminally insane, Hollow Hill invites intrepid thrill-splorers to explore a patient-controlled asylum, where cannibalism, violence, and the mangled ghost of William Shatner rule over the law.
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.