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Why Do People Enjoy Being Scared?

At Thrillvania Haunted House Park our mission in life is to frighten you. If you run, screaming in terror, then we know we've achieved our goal. Knowing that we put our heart and soul and our blood, sweat and tears into scaring you half to death, why then would anyone choose to come through our gates? Because people enjoy being scared! When you tour our terrifying attractions, you know you're g...


Our Top Tip For Touring Thrillvania Haunted House Park

We're often asked what you can expect to see when you tour Thrillvania Haunted House Park. Just how terrifying will it be? Other than warning first-time guests about strobe lights and uneven floors, we like to just tell folks to expect the unexpected and prepare to be thrilled. But we're going to let you in on one little secret: We like to “scare it forward!” Imagine you're throwing a fabul...


How To Host a Safe Seance

After viewing the horrors of Granny Lupus' Seance Theater you might wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to participate in a séance. Thankfully, not everyone who communicates with the Dead is a screeching hag, and not all the Dead who answer are benevolent entities. A séance can actually be quite a pleasant experience...when conducted properly. The secret to a safe séance is ...


Add A Haunted Mirror To Your Scary Halloween Decorations

At Thrillvania Haunted House Park we take great pride in the fact that our attractions cause even the bravest of souls to run screaming in terror. We're not permitted to allow our guests a behind-the-scenes look due to safety concerns, but we are able to pass along a few trade secrets. One our best kept secrets is how to make a haunted mirror. Since the dawn of Time, haunted mirrors have been a...


Carnival Freak Show: This Year’s Hottest Halloween Party Theme

  Here at Thrillvania we're ecstatic over the news that American Horror Story Season 4 will revolve around a carnival freak show. A haunted house? An asylum with an evil Nazi doctor? A coven of witches with super powers? They've all been done before. But, what could be more deliciously terrifying than a Halloween party filled with sideshow freaks and not-so-human monstrosities? The best...


Let’s Play ‘Ghost in the Graveyard’

Ahhh, it's finally Spring. Time to put down that video game controller, go outside and have some fun. What's that you say? You don't have anything to do? Playing outside is boring? Gather all your friends and let's have a rousing game of “Ghost in the Graveyard!” Hundreds of years ago when you parents were just kids, everybody played outside all the time. There were no video games, all tele...


Leprechauns: Tiny Green Imps or Evil Tricksters

The little guy on your box of Lucky Charms is cute with his rosy cheeks and his big toothy grin. As he describes each tiny marshmallow treat he charms you into believing he must be a friendly little fellow, someone you could really have some fun with. But beware! For beneath that charm and lilting Irish brogue lies the heart of an evil trickster. Leprechauns are most often portrayed as fun-loving...


What is the Witching Hour?

Ever wonder why ghosts and spirits, demons and other assorted visitors from the other side are always more active at night? Are witches really more powerful after the sun goes down? Are all the beings on the other side nocturnal or do they just prefer the cover of darkness while they're committing their evil deeds? In early times, according to Catholic tradition, the Witching Hour was thought t...


Is There Really a Bates Motel?

Home to 13 rooms and the infamous shower stall where Marion Crane meets her untimely demise at the hands of Norman Bates, the Bates Motel, center stage for Alfred Hitchock's classic “Psycho,” sits quietly at the side of the road, tattered and run-down, patiently waiting for the next guest to check in. But is it real or merely the figment of a horror writer's imagination? The screenplay for ...


Party Game: Tempt Your Fate

  Sometimes, terrible things can happen when you tempt Fate.  Just watch any horror movie and you'll see some idiot go down into the basement without a flashlight or wander off the trail on the camping trip and what happens?  They end up DEAD! ..sigh.. Sometimes Fate can be so cruel...  But what's a party without a little risk?  It's time your guests tempted their Fate.   ...


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