It’s that time of year again! With Halloween just around the corner, Nightmare Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, NY, considered to be one of the more legitimately scary haunted house attractions in the country, is back to scare the shit out anyone who dares walk through its doors — and to capture their ridiculously, hilariously frightened faces on film for our amusement. Click through for 18 of my favorites so far! [All photos via Nightmare Fear Factory]
I, for one, would never even begin to entertain the idea of venturing naked into a haunted house. I’m scared enough being naked in my own bedroom by myself, let alone in the vicinity of strangers, and also while in a FUCKING HAUNTED HOUSE. Thanks but no thanks, Sinking Spring, PA, and your Naked and Scared Challenge. This is one challenge I am just not game for. Not now, and probably not ever. Unfortunately (for some), because of the “worldwide attention” the attraction … attracted, the township officials requested that the “nude” option no longer be presented to Shocktoberfest-goers. Underwear, on the other hand? Totally fine. Great, even. Participants stripped down to their skivvies, and Disney News blog Inside the Magic took a camera-wielding peek at the revamped challenge. So! If the Naked and Scared Challenge was something that intrigued you from the get-go, it’s your lucky day, and you even get to keep your pants on. [via Gawker]
Every Halloween, The Frisky goes buck wild creating costume inspiration boards, many of which are inspired by the pop culture headlines from the past year. This year, we’d like to hear which costumes you would be interested in seeing us tackle. Vote for your three favorites from the selections above and share any additional costume suggestions you have in the comments!
How rad are these human-sized Tetris costumes? Concern has emerged that people will use the costumes to form impenetrable human walls to save spaces in line and reserve entire corners of neighborhood bars, but I’m more focused on the possibility of matching up my friends with their Tetris shape personalities. Like, the square is super dependable but completely infuriating in the wrong situation. The L often has a hard time fitting in but when she does, oh man is it satisfying. And the long vertical line? He’s always painfully late, but when he finally shows up, you’ve got a prime spot saved for him, and suddenly it feels like all is right in the world. [The Mary Sue]
Are you bored with traditional haunted houses? Do you yawn at the prospect of a teenage zombie jumping out from behind a curtain to scream in your face? Find yourself checking your watch while the “scary” clown juggles skulls in front of you? Luckily for you, a haunted house in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania has found a new way to scare their un-scareable customers: a naked haunted house. Yep, to enter the haunted house in the Naked And Scared Challenge, participants must first strip down (dress code is either nude or “prude,” with underwear), simultaneously facing their fears of public nudity, being in close proximity to strangers’ genitals, and possibly getting peed on (according to the event website, “there is an additional cleaning charge if we scare the p*ss out of you!”). You must be 18 to participate, obviously.
Tell us: would you be brave enough to enter the Naked And Scared Challenge? [Daily Mail]
As impressive as this In-N-Out Burger cubicle costume is, I’ve gotta say that unless the person who works in there was distributing double-doubles to their coworkers, this is really nothing but a cruel tease. [Neatorama]
Click on to see readers dressed as Day of the Dead skulls, zombies, murderers, pirate wenches, and even a “naked” Eve of Eden. Oh my.
Yeah, yeah, I thought we were done with them too. But no! Even though Halloween was basically postponed in our neck of the woods, celebs in Hollywood and beyond kept on celebrating well into the night on October 31. Let’s see whether their costumes impressed….
My friend Mary’s son Leo has quite a thing for Elton John’s hit song “Crocodile Rock.” Over the past few months, he became a little bit obsessed with it — and the outlandish costume John wears in the Muppet music video for the track. So of course when Halloween rolled around, Leo had to go as Elton. Check out the cute video of Leo’s Halloween transformation.
While tons of you got your Halloween inspiration from TV, movies, music, and videogames, a respectable number of you saw the holiday as a way to express your passion for the election and various current events. Let’s meet a few Mitts, the European Debt Crisis, and many Binders Full of Women…