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 $24, you get one all-access pass (a $34 value) and one RIP front-of-the-line pass (a $15 value) to Shocktoberfest Scream Park (a $49 total value), located near Reading in Sinking Spring. This deal is valid for all open nights in 2010 with the exception of October 16, 22, or 23.
Shocktoberfest was recently voted the "#1 must-see haunt" by Haunted Attraction magazine. If you've never been to Shocktoberfest, dust off your goose-bump activators and prepare your spine for a healthy tingling. Test bladder control in the Toxic Asylum 3-D Extreme, a 3-D haunted house with live actors, props, animatronics, and more. Afterward, make your way over to Club Shock, which is a 10,000-square-foot haunted night-club attraction, or stop by Prison of the Dead, a massive 50,000-square-foot penitentiary that houses the lost souls of some of the worst criminals of all time, including the ruthless Hamburgler. Take a break from the inner madness to go enjoy the dark, dreary woods on the Biohazard Hayride, a terrifying journey through a 30-acre abandoned industrial park.
The park is open weekends in addition to some Thursdays until November 7, 2010. Check the upcoming schedule to determine which day is best to experience disturbing sights and grim spectacles worth sharing with grandma over spooky tea and haunted biscuits.
The Zombie Mud Run
The Zombie Mud Run finally gives people an incentive to exercise—the survival of their species. Amid forested trails, muddy creeks, and challenging obstacles, participants of this post-apocalyptic 5K face off to either save the human race or feast on human flesh, respectively. Clad in a flag-football belt with three flags that represent their brains, heart, and entrails, human participants race to get themselves and their fellow living athletes to the Green Zone, which grants salvation in the form of food, water, music, and beer. Meanwhile, costumed zombies—each of whom are either slow-moving “creepers” or fast-moving “leapers”—positioned along the race course pursue the humans to devour their organs or simply return that contact lens they dropped a mile ago. Human runners who reach the Green Zone with at least one of their flags survive.
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