Without Halloween rituals, pumpkins would remain faceless, unable to wink, smile, or devour an entire cake in one sitting. Celebrate the season to the fullest with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 13-day pass to Hat Factory's Fear Factory Haunted House and Festival (a $69 value). Your Groupon is valid October 19–31, 2010.
Located in the historic Shockoe Bottom district, longtime venue Hat Factory plays host to an extensive variety of live entertainment. For 13 days in October, the club morphs into Fear Factory, a ghoulishly gleeful haunted house spotlighting themed events every night. Scare-seekers may glimpse the spirit of clown Thurman "Laughing Man" Ray, whose undeadness adds a chilling layer to a seemingly innocent profession. The eerie extravaganza commences on Tuesday, October 19 with a special Halloween edition of the club's popular RVAlution with Dave Nada, a study in social interaction co-chaired by live performers and professional DJs. The Massacre-ade Ball on Saturday, October 30 provides the perfect excuse to wear that plainclothes police officer costume you've been storing all these years. The visually inclined can experience the spine-tingling Fear Factory teaser video here.
Since its construction in 1896, Hat Factory has sported the chapeaus of a paper company, an actual hat factory, and a modern club, and its unique décor pays tribute to this varied history. The venue sports five bars and three floors, as well as newly renovated VIP suites available to rent for the exclusivity-minded.
You must be at least 18 to enter. Space is subject to availability on the night of each event.
Although there aren't reviews for Hat Factory's Fear Factory Haunted House and Festival, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly have mentioned the venue. More than 14,800 Facebookers are fans of Hat Factory.
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