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The Carnival Haunted House- 1950s through present Day
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:52:28 PM »
Tonight I went to a local Fair that was presented in the town I reside in. Within the gates there was a spectacular carnival. Reminiscent of my childhood. Unfortunately, what came to the Fair and Carnival were hundreds of people. I was definitely shocked. The fact, I live in a small town. Where did all these people come from. I mean, really! Tonight was the most populous Carnivals I have ever witnessed in a small town.

With that, I felt uncomfortable. However. There was one attraction/ride that I specifically wanted to see. The colorful, eerie and fun Haunted House. Bypassing the crowd and heading to the destination I intended to see. I stood there, close to the entrance. It was a great and familiar from what I remembered and experience as a young Horror kid, in the early 70s.

My plan was to take as many photos as I could. Then head home. Which I did.

Experiencing tonight, inspired me to start a thread about Carnival Haunted Houses, the different eras and the history.⚰🎃💀🧟‍♂️

UMA'ers. Tell us your experiences or thoughts of Carnival Haunted Houses. If any. Or share photos.
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Re: The Carnival Haunted House- 1950s through present Day
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 10:57:35 PM »
Haunted House Ride on Ocean City Boardwalk




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Re: The Carnival Haunted House- 1950s through present Day
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 11:22:11 PM »
 Looks like a great place for a horror film. I would travel a couple of hundred miles for that. Funny, I always pictured you as a big city New Yorker. Have you seen the film, "The Houses October Built"? It's a decent "found footage" movie about a film crew going to extreme Halloween haunts. They mess with the wrong carnys...well, you can take it from there.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 11:30:25 PM »
Looks like a great place for a horror film. I would travel a couple of hundred miles for that. Funny, I always pictured you as a big city New Yorker. Have you seen the film, "The Houses October Built"? It's a decent "found footage" movie about a film crew going to extreme Halloween haunts. They mess with the wrong carnys...well, you can take it from there.

Never heard of the film. Sounds fun.
Mord, I was born in upstate New York, in a small town.
My Mom would take my to Haunted and the Fun house when I was little. I loved them.
Later when we moved to West coast, I spent most my childhood at Carnivals. Especially during the Summer months. The Haunted House was my ultimate jam!
Love'd it!
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Re: The Carnival Haunted House- 1950s through present Day
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 03:23:23 PM »
I remember spook house rides before they were themed. They just consisted of scary scenes unrelated to eachother. You had to be a quick study while passing through
because the lights only stayed on for a split second. It's "County Fair" season in my area now and I look forward to sampling their various dark rides. Fair-goers can be
pretty brutal and the spooks within often appear battered and not fully operational. Sometimes the lights don't even come on and all you get is a blast of hot air and
a car horn honk for your trouble. Still, there's a magic and thrill in those spook rides that can't even be matched by a roller coaster. I guess it helps being a monster fan.       

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Re: The Carnival Haunted House- 1950s through present Day
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 09:55:16 AM »
I've always loved the sights, sounds, smells and attractions of the midway at carnivals and fall fairs!

And of course I love the rides too including the haunted houses, tacky or not.The Haunted Mansion is the one that sets up at the Canadian National Exposition from about August 16 to September 2 in Toronto:





It also sets up at the Western Fair in London, Ontario from about September 6 to Septemner 15:



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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:41:54 PM »
I've always loved the sights, sounds, smells and attractions of the midway of carnivals and fall fairs!

And of course I love the rides too including the haunted houses, tacky or not.The Haunted Mansion is the one that sets up at the Canadian National Exposition from about August 16 to September 2 in Toronto:





It also sets up at the Western Fair in London, Ontario from about September 6 to Septemner 15:



 8)

Cool Haunted House.🎃
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