Nashville Haunted House Gets New indoor queue lines!

Nashville Nightmare has started construction on two massive indoor queue lines for both of our Nashville Haunted Houses! Both indoor queues will consist of highly detailed scenery, as well as animations and effects! Now our guests will feel like they are going through the Haunted Houses while they wait in line for them.
All this plus many more surprises coming this Fall at Nashville Nightmare Haunted House ’15!


Nashville Nightmare Special 2-Night Event Coming This Valentines Day

Nashville Nightmare is proud to announce that in February on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th, we will open our doors for a special two night event, My Bloody Nightmare! We will dim down our lights for a unique experience that has never been seen before at Nashville Nightmare. On top of all that, guests will have the option for a full contact experience, meaning you will be touched and grabbed by our monsters inside if you choose to do so. You won’t want to miss this awesome and unique experience, that will only come around once a year. So grab a date and hold on tight, for My Bloody Nightmare!


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Can’t Wait for Halloween? Play These Scary Games at Home

Nashville Haunted HouseHalloween is that one time of the year when you can dress up in the most ghoulish outfit and go to your favorite restaurant where people will simply smile and shake their heads. It’s a great time of the year to plan a big Autumn bash and invite all your friends over for Bloody Mary cocktails and Jack-o-Lantern cookies.

Each year, people from all walks of life search for all-new ways to celebrate All Hollows Eve and some of those festivities can get pretty bizarre. But no party is complete without fun games for everyone to play. So we have put together a few awesome but scary games that you can play at home with friends or at a noisy Halloween bash.

Game One: Poke the Monster in the Eye

Create a ghoulish figure using craft paper and poster board. You can make your monster with one big eye in the center of its forehead. Be sure to add plenty of dripping blood and bony fingers reaching out. Adhere your poster to a cork or wood backing, then put it up on a wall in your living or dining room.

Next you’ll need a dozen or so darts. You can buy these at any toy store. If you like, you can dress up your darts with red streamers. Everyone takes a turn throwing darts at the monster’s eye. If your dart lands within the eye area, you get a point. You can design the eye with several rings and assign greater point values for each ring that is closer to the center.

Game Two: Ghoulish Treasure Hunt

This fun treasure hunt has a macabre twist: all the items are pieces of a dead body or skeleton. Your favorite party store should have a full skeleton that you can purchase and then disassemble so that you have a stack of body parts to hide. Whoever finds the most body parts wins a free trip to the dungeon.

Game Three: Horror Story Evolution

This is a fun game that can be played by a few or a whole group. The first person starts off with a few paragraphs of a well-known story. The host can choose from any novel, movie or short story, but for the Halloween version, choose something ghoulish like Friday the 13th or Frankenstein. Go around the room and let each person add to the story. Encourage your party guests to make up unusual, weird, alien or crazy events and characters for this chilling tale of horror.

Party Tips

Decorating for your Halloween party can be so much fun! Most party stores offer all kinds of streamers and monster-related accessories or you can create your own. Be sure to dress up all your snacks and sweets with plastic or edible snakes, lizards, spiders and bugs. Your Halloween punch bowl can have spiders or eyeballs floating around in it. It’s easy to add spider webs to cakes and cookies using a frosting bag and small tip. Be sure to let even the little ones in the family help out. Have a great Halloween but be safe. Remember when you go out to wear lighter colored clothing so that you are visible to drivers. And don’t forget to take plenty of photographs.

Investigating the Psychological Phenomenon of the Haunted House

Nashville Haunted HouseJust about all kids recall a haunted house somewhere in the neighborhood where they grew up. Maybe it was the Old Widow Mason’s house with its overgrown vines and weeds and its stories about how she murdered her husband. Children have such vivid imaginations that they can’t help but concoct tales like this and the spookier the better.Did you know that over 40% of Americans do believe that a house can be haunted? Literature throughout the ages has been filled with spooky stories of haunted houses. Over the centuries many authors have specialized in this area adding to this eerie phenomenon. Edgar Allen Poe is one of our major authors who wrote many stories and poems about the dead and the undead. His book, “The Fall of the House of Usher” remains quite popular today though it was written in 1845.

The Amityville Horror is a favorite haunted house movie from the 70’s and most of us still tune in if we see it on the program schedule. People still talk about and make references to “The Shining” by Stephen King. This author is our modern day Edgar Allen Poe and he has given us dozens of great stories about haunted houses and spooky creatures, many of which were made into movies that we all probably own.

Though most of us don’t understand the psychology of the haunted house, we love to sit around campfires and share stories of this one house we used to walk past after school and how there were always strange sounds emanating from it and eerie figures appearing in the windows. People around the globe believe in a paranormal world inhabited by ghosts, goblins and madmen with hatchets.

Alfred Hitchcock was one of our best known 20th century story tellers who believed in the strange world we cannot see. He created madmen like Norman Bates and places like the Bates Motel in his movie, “Psycho” which still ranks as one of the best scary movies of all time. The scene where Lila carefully moves through the Bates home and into the cellar only to find the dead and decaying body of Bates’ mother, is one of the scariest moments in film history.

The idea of stealthily moving through an old haunted mansion with its creaking floors, cobwebs and ghostly figures in the shadows will get the hair on your arm standing up quickly. A chill will run through your bones. Your senses heighten. Suddenly, you become aware that there might really be such things as ghosts, werewolves, madmen and Frankenstein monsters. Who knows? One of these ghoulish creatures could live right next door to you. Perhaps he’ll slip through an open window tonight bringing his hatchet, searching for new victims. He could be in your closet waiting even now….