Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon to Shocktoberfest Scream Park in Sinking Spring. Choose between the following options:
- For $48, you get two all-access passes and two RIP front-of-the-line passes (a $97 value after service fees).
- For $89, you get four all-access passes and four RIP front-of-the-line passes (a $194 value after service fees).
Shocktoberfest Scream Park summons spinal tingles across 30 acres of macabre attractions and chilling carnival games, which garnered praise as the No. 1 Must See Haunt by Haunted Attraction. All-access passes grant admission to each of the fright fest's four signature attractions, including the latest addition, The Unknown, which crowds steampunk corridors with ultramodern animatronics, 3-D effects, and the ghosts of Victorian-era fax machines. After mingling with monsters amid trendy tunes at Club Shock, fear seekers climb onboard an actual prison-inmate transport bus and travel to the Prison of the Dead, a cavernous 50,000-square-foot haunted penitentiary. Providing a welcomed respite from promenading through phantasmal fun, Biohazard Hayride lets passengers kick up their feet on a hair-raising voyage through a deserted industrial park with ominous flora, desolate power plants, and bloodthirsty zombies
Patrons in possession of RIP passes can forgo long lines held up by lurching ghouls and line-jumping specters, easing into each grim spectacle at their leisure. Those unable to spare any more bejesus can opt for strolls down the The Monster Midway, a tree-lined footpath adorned with crunchy autumn leaves, carnival games, and vendors peddling funnel cakes, burgers, and steak sandwiches.
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.