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Haunted House Decorations

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The best day of the year is here! We’ve waited a terrifying long time, 365 days, for our favorite holiday. But if you have been asleep at the holiday-planning wheel, we have some last-minute Halloween hacks to get you in on the haunted house fun. Haunted House Decorations If your house is looking more blah than BOO!, we have a few quick-and-easy decorations that can make your abode look like a Salt Lake City haunted house in less than an hour. Mummified Door This hack is easy and cheap but makes a big impact. Wrap your front door in white…

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3 Strange Halloween Facts You Never Knew

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Let’s face it, Halloween is a strange holiday. We dress up in outlandish costumes, visit terrifying Salt Lake City haunted houses and take candy from complete strangers. Weird. To get us in the mood for the totally bizarre holiday tomorrow, we’ve rounded up 3 strange Halloween facts you probably never knew. 1. Jack o’ Lanterns were originally carved in turnips. This strange Halloween tradition began in England with the myth of Stingy Jack. This Irish legend tells of a man who invited the Devil to share a drink, but didn’t want to pay. He conned the Devil to turn himself…

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Top 5 Most Haunted Places In America

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The list of haunted attractions around the country is a long one. From dead soldiers to murder victims, from tragic lovers to serial killers, a wide variety of places around the U.S. are reputed to be spooked. These are places you don’t want to be stuck in after dark — unless you love haunted houses, in which case, you’d love them. If you make it out alive… Here are five of the country’s scariest and most haunted houses: Moundsville Penitentiary Prisons are not places known to have lots of good vibes, even when all the inmates are alive. At a…

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The Top Horror Movies of 2014

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Chances are if you are a fan of Salt Lake City haunted houses, you are probably also a horror movie buff. Which means 2014 will give you plenty o’ chances to feed your fear addiction. Check out our round up of the 2014 scary flicks to enjoy after a trip to a haunted house. Annabelle If Child’s Play taught us anything, it is that dolls can be straight up terrifying. Annabelle was first seen in last year’s box office thriller The Conjuring, but this creepy dolly wasn’t ready to stuffed away in a toy box just yet. She has returned…

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2014 Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Girls & Women

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From the big screen to the small screen, the most popular Halloween costumes for girls and women will be characters from this year’s favorite movies and TV shows. Whether you’re trick-or-treating, going to a Halloween party, or visiting a Salt Lake City haunted house, these costumes will help you stay on trend. Frozen This Disney movie features two strong female leads. Both Elsa and her sister Anna are great Halloween costume choices for young girls or anyone who is young at heart. Since the setting of this movie is in a winter wonderland, you’ll be sure to feel warm and…

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Abandoned Circuses that Really Exist

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Circuses were once the center of entertainment for many cultures around the world. Audiences would often travel from the surrounding areas, sometimes for days, to take in the death-defying acrobatics, exotic animals, and three-ring glitz and thrills. Although circuses are still popular globally, they certainly do not have the draw they once did. Many thrill-seekers today frequently opt for Salt Lake City haunted houses over lion-tamers and trapeze artists. But as fans gear up for the next season of American Horror Story, which focuses on the freak shows of yesteryear,there is sure to be a new emphasis on the circus….

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Why We are Wired to Love Utah Haunted Houses

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Last year over 30 million Americans visited a haunted house attraction. Salt Lake City haunted houses always have hoards of people ready to scream, shriek and build up materials for their nightmares. But why? Psychology has an explanation. If you are wondering why we seek out terrifying experiences in Salt Lake City haunted houses and elsewhere, psychologists have a simple answer for it: our brains are wired to enjoy it. Here are four reasons why. #1 Haunted attractions give us a natural high. The brain is programmed to help us react in certain ways in order to ensure survival. When…

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More Famous Sideshow Performers

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You met some of history’s most famous sideshow performers in our earlier post. Our Strangling Brothers, fear-loving fans loved the post so much, we thought we could round up a few more for a sequel. Read about six more sideshow performers from the past who would be at home in any Salt Lake haunted house. The Camel Girl, Ella Harper Many four-legged animals have knees that bend forward (take a look at your dog or cat if you can’t picture it). We humans don’t have this condition, of course—at least most of us. Ella Harper, a young girl from Tennessee,…

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5 Unforgettable Sideshow Performers of the Past

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It’s been many years since mainstream circuses had sideshow acts—and for good reason. As it became increasingly socially unacceptable to showcase people with physical deformities as “freaks,” these performers gradually faded into obscurity. But their influence is undeniable. And you just may encounter some of their descendents at the Strangling Brothers Salt Lake City haunted house near you this fall. The Elephant Man: Joseph Merrick Merrick has become almost as famous in death as he was during his lifetime, thanks to a movie about his life and Michael Jackson’s supposed interest in owning his bones. Merrick’s affliction, which English doctors…

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5 Things We Know about American Horror Story Season 4

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It won’t be long before the fourth season of “American Horror Story” premieres on FX. Avid AHS fans have their calendars marked for October 8th. But we have uncovered some hints about the new season of our favorite show so you can get your fix now. It’s about sideshow performers Just like the Strangling Brothers haunted attraction in Salt Lake City, the newest season of American Horror Story focuses on sideshow performers. All the characters will be new and many of them will be “freaks”: a three-legged contortionist, a sword swallower, an extremely short woman, and a woman with…shall we…

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