Monday, September 15, 2014


Nation's Scariest Haunted Attractions Open For the Season  
Friday, September 19 and Friday, September 26

St. Louis -  - Three of the nation's top haunted attractions are ready for their seasonal openings in St. Louis.

The Darkness, America's most celebrated haunted house, debuts its frightening 2014 incarnation on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Creepyworld Haunted Screampark in Fenton and The Abyss at Lemp Brewery open for the season on Friday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.  All three haunted attractions have been created by St. Louis-based Halloween Productions, which develops terrifying attractions across the U.S. and around the world.

After their openings dates, all three haunts will operate on select days through Sunday, November 8, 2014.  More information is available online at


Consistently ranked at the top of haunted houses in America, The Darkness combines special effects with Hollywood-quality set designs to create an experience like no other.  For the 2014 season, new scenes and state-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics have been installed and are waiting to terrorize visitors. More than one million fans have visited The Darkness since it opened in 1993.

The Darkness has been featured multiple times on national television shows dedicated to finding the top haunts in the world, including National Geographic Channel, USA Today, Modern Marvels on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the Today Show, Fox News, A&E, "Making Monsters," and many others.
Inside The Darkness, more than 35,000 square feet of sheer terror awaits guests with frightening scenes and lifelike animatronics enhanced by unpredictable scares delivered by live actors. TerrorVisions in 3D - a screamingly popular part of The Darkness - incorporates scary clowns with animations and explosions. The Darkness' Monster Museum is filled with horror movie memorabilia.The Darkness is located at 1525 S. 8th Street in St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood south of downtown.
The horror masters at The Darkness also operate Creepyworld Haunted Screampark in Fenton, MO, and The Abyss at Lemp Brewery.
CREEPYWORLD HAUNTED SCREAMPARK                                                
This year Creepyworld presents 12 haunted attractions for the price of one, including two terrifying new scenes: Supermax Riot at Rikers where visitors encounter a haunted prison yard filled with hungry zombies, and the mysterious St. Lucifer's Hospital. Patients check in and never check out.
Creepyworld is the largest haunted attraction in America, giving visitors more than an hour of sheer terror inside its 12 haunted houses, including the new Silo-X, Hornbuckel Pig Farm, Grisly Gore Zone, an enhanced Carnivorous in 3D area, the Tool Shed, Dark Zone, Evil Dread plus the Hollywood Pumpkin Display and the world's only all Zombie Band live on stage. 
The Zombie City Paintball Haunted Hayride offers a quarter-mile track in complete darkness before riders discover a hoard of zombies they must target with their paintball guns. 
Creepyworld is located at 1400 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO 63026.
THE ABYSS AT LEMP BREWERY                                                               
Located in the natural limestone caves beneath the historic Lemp Brewery south of downtown St. Louis, The Abyss at Lemp Brewery is billed as St. Louis' only real haunted attraction.
Deep underground in the Lemp's caves, visitors are plunged into complete darkness filled with subterranean creatures in an extreme haunted house experience new to St. Louis.
The Lemp Brewery was opened in 1840 by the ill-fated Lemp family, who brought the German cold-lagering process to America. Their brew was stored in the naturally cool Cherokee Caves that are now home to The Abyss. Several members of the Lemp family committed suicide at the nearby Lemp Mansion, creating St. Louis' most infamous ghost story.
The Abyss at Lemp Brewery is located at 3500 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO 62118.
Tickets for The Darkness or Creepyworld begin at $25 for adults and $23 for children ages 10 and under.  Speed passes are available for just $5 online or $10 at the door.
The Abyss at Lemp Brewery tickets are $20 and tickets with a speed pass are available for $25.
For the ultimate horror experience, combination tickets grouping two or all three of the haunted attractions are available. Tickets may be purchased online and printed at home to save time in line at the attractions. Groups of 20 or more may buy discounted tickets with speed passes online.
Visit for discount coupons that can be printed at home or picked up at Halloween Express costume stores, White Castle locations, The Tan Company, Slacker's CDs and Games or Penn Station Subs. Visitors also may bring a White Castle collector's cup or Dr Pepper can to the haunt for a discount on adult tickets Sundays through Thursdays through October 30.
The Darkness opens for the season on the weekend of September 19-20, 2014. It remains open October 3 through November 1 and is open for a final weekend, November 7-8.
The Abyss at Lemp Brewery opens for the season on September 26-27, 2014. It is also open October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and October 24 through November 1. It is open for a final weekend, November 7-8. 
Creepyworld Haunted Screampark opens for the season September 26-27, 2014. It Is also open October 3-5, 9-12, 16-19 and October 23 through November 1. It opens for a final weekend November 7-8.
For more information on opening days and times, visit                                               

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