Earthbound spirits still care about the planet, which is why haunted houses feature lights that suddenly go out and showers that shut off after three minutes. Feel the phantom power with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two admissions to Terror Mansion(a $40 value). This Groupon is valid only on Thursdays and Sundays between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout October.
At this paranormal landmark, Terror Mansion weaves visitors through 23 scream-rattled rooms, coaxing chills with intricate setups and actual hauntings that have seized attention in local media stories. Inside the 80-year-old horror emporium, guests are greeted by the mansion's butler, who offers nauseating appetizers such as rats, roaches, and old late-fee letters from the library. Ominous, darkened corridors then lead thrill seekers through gorified chaos, including a blood-soaked meat locker and a rendezvous with sinister clowns. Bubbling cauldrons harbor mutilated cadavers in the basement, and a toxic laser room compounds confusion with baleful beams and bewildering special effects. Outside, safety continues to elude guests as horror-movie characters and obnoxious investment bankers chase groups back into the night.