Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 22, 2009
This Halloween season, The Mansion of Terror is opening two new Haunted House Attractions at its North Austin location. By also teaming up with local Non-profits, the Austin institution will help spread the word about volunteering and giving back to the community in Central Texas. The Mansion of Terror Haunted House is back with a vengeance for it's sixth season in Central Texas and is currently rated #1 in the country by Lionsgate Films (SAW, GAMER, A HAUNTING) and was selected as a Top 8 Haunted House in the US by The Travel Channel.
Eight non-profit organizations will receive a percentage of the proceeds from their designated night as a donation from The Mansion of Terror. The organizations will also have a chance to fund raise and recruit volunteers at the Haunted House.
Haunted House CEO Norm Glenn explains, "With the economy where it is, why pay 16.00 for two hours of so-so entertainment at a movie theater? Instead pay only $15.00 for up to two hours of live, interactive entertainment." When asked about helping out Central Texas non-profits he goes on to explain that "I really thought that when the going gets tough is when we need to help out non-profits and the people they serve the most, that's what led to our Non-profit Nights".
"Our Haunted House Attraction has a group think mentality. All of the actors, builders and crew are involved in the process" says, general manager, Andy Baker. Baker goes on to say "We employ over 70 Central Texans throughout the whole year who do their part to shape the look and feel of the Haunted Attractions. From finding 10 foot steel cages on Craigslist to building and sculpting our own props, our Haunted Houses are shaped by Central Texas itself."
When visitors this year enter the Mansion of Terror they are faced with two options. One of those is Death Asylum: Zombie Carnage. Death Asylum features a truly twisted take on an 1950's Austin insane asylum that is overrun with patients who have turned into Zombies. Complete with claustrophobic passageways, mazes, padded rooms, larger than life undead creatures and more.
The second attraction this year is called Blood Frenzy II: Reign of Blood. Blood Frenzy II lets you explore the decaying farmhouse of Austin's own serial killer, Jon Eric Springwood. Over 99 Central Texas men and women have lost their lives to Jon Eric Springwood over the last 15 years. His final victim will lose her life tonight and visitors must endure her painful last moments.
Springwood's bedrooms, his kitchen, his barn and his bathroom are all bloody reminders of what has happened here over the years. Will you make it out? Not without being baptized in blood. The same people who enjoy "Inglorious Bastards", "Saw", "Hostel" and other such films are going to find that Blood Frenzy II takes the idea to a new, interactive level.
The Mansion of Terror is also planning on teaming up with eight local non-profits for "Non-profit Nights" during October.
September 25th - Best Friends Animal Society
October 1st - Lights. Camera. Help.
October 2nd - Capital Area Food Bank
October 9th - Goodwill Industries
October 10th - Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
October 16th - Carinos Foundation
October 23rd - Planet Cancer
November 13th - SCARE for a CURE
The Mansion of Terror and it's two Haunted House open to the public on Sept 18th at a cost of $20.00 for visiting both Haunted Houses. There is also a $2.00 off coupon available all local Birds Barbershops, Alamo Drafthouses, Goodwill and Halloween Express locations. For more information visit us on the Web at http://www.mansionofterror.com or call our information hotline at 512-670-8452 Also be sure to add us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, FriendFeed and MySpace.