CityBeat - ScaryBeat http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-252-1-scarybeat.html <![CDATA[Behind the Mask - Three haunted house actors talk scares, spirits and how they got their start]]>

Loren Muzzy and Steven Davis are seasoned haunters at the USS Nightmare in Newport, Ky., while at Halloween Haunt, Kings Island’s multi-maze haunt-extravaganza where spooks roam free, Mike Rochester is known as the Undertaker.

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<![CDATA[Scare City - Previews of some of Cincinnati’s BEST haunted houses]]>

Can’t decide whether you want to be chased through cornfields by zombies, encounter Dracula and Wolfman or explore some of the darkest parts of the city? With this haunted house preview guide, all you have to do is read, pick your poison and get ready to run.

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<![CDATA[Hands-On Harvest - Tristate farms offer the opportunity to pick your own pumpkins and other fall produce]]>

In today’s fast-paced world, we often miss out on the opportunity to get our hands in the earth and walk through the field or orchard where our food grows.

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<![CDATA[Something Wicked This Way Comes - Harvest Festivals, haunted tours, costume balls and more fall events to trick-or-treat your way through a frightfully fun October]]>

October is synonymous with Halloween, haunted houses, harvest festivals and more-sexy-than-scary costume balls. Whether you plan on being a slutty nurse, a moody John Snow, your basic zombie or Dracula, the Tristate offers more than enough events for you to get your freaky on all haunting season.

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<![CDATA[Sharing Halloween's Roots with Children - The holiday's history runs deeper than just candy and creepy masks]]> The business of getting back to the roots of Halloween can be a fun, creative time for families to spend together, too. Here are a few ideas to get you going that don’t involve candy or store-bought plastic masks.
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<![CDATA[Super Simple No-Bake Halloween Party Food Ideas - ]]>

Some people will go all-out for Halloween-themed snacks and build monsters out of Jell-o or make cupcakes that look like black cats, but that takes a lot of effort and creativity. Here are some fast ideas to whip up some spooky snacks and cocktails that are pretty decent/thematic.

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<![CDATA[Easy-to-Make, Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes - ]]> The following are some really low-skill ideas for creating last-minute costumes besides the classic toilet paper mummy, white sheet ghost or tinfoil-wrapped burrito human. ]]> <![CDATA[Halloween Happenings 2013 - Tours, special events and freaky family-friendly fun]]> What to do this Halloween season.]]> <![CDATA[The Chambers of Horror (Preview) - ]]> Brutal, dark and immersive, the Chambers offers the brave a chance to explore one of the city's most surreal haunts. There are doors — hundreds of doors — some go nowhere and a few take your from]]> <![CDATA[The Dent Schoolhouse (Preview) - ]]> Spoiler alert: The janitor did it. And he will again. The fiendish schoolhouse mop-dancer returns to cover the floors of these hallowed halls with the blood of innocents. Plan to study the three ]]> <![CDATA[The Dungeons of Delhi (Preview) - ]]> Probably the region's best charity haunt, the Dungeons serves up one horrifically familiar scene after another in a sendup of the horror movies and night terrors that make your nightmares what they a]]> <![CDATA[Heritage Village Museum Haunted Village (Preview) - ]]> Hamilton County Parks serves up this more eerie than scary event for all ages. There's a mild zombie chase on a hayride, a bonfire, trick-or-treating and activity stations for children and spooky gho]]> <![CDATA[Kings Island Halloween Haunt (Preview) - ]]> After darkness falls, evil rises. Kings Island's carnival of terror returns this season with the region's largest collection of ghouls. The main event is a collection of 11 haunted walk-through]]> <![CDATA[Land of Illusion (Preview) - ]]> There are five haunts in one at this haunted theme park: The Temple of Terror (think Indy and the Temple of Doom), Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate (The Re-Animator), Killer Klowns, the Voodoo Bayou Shant]]> <![CDATA[Lewisburg Haunted Cave (Preview) - ]]> This historic, 80-foot-deep mine is now home to an hour-long maze of mayhem. You'll cross a real rickety footbridge in the dark as waterborne terrors grasp for your feet, explore the devil's maze an]]> <![CDATA[The Mayhem Mansion (Preview) - ]]> This alleged murder house is said to have been haunted since the Roaring '20s and provides plenty of opportunities for visitors to roar today. The off-kilter, boarded-up farmhouse vibe is brought to ]]> <![CDATA[Mount Healthy Haunted Hall (Preview) - ]]> <![CDATA[St. Rita School for the Deaf Haunted House (Preview) - ]]> <![CDATA[Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride (Preview) - ]]> It's one hell of a frightful ride beneath the clear, dark sky and bright stars at this haunted farm. Fan favs such as the Headless Horseman and the hillbilly's revenge are among the crazy scene]]> <![CDATA[Scaredown (Preview) - ]]> Expect a mix of Hollywood and down-home frights at this (allegedly) haunted rural farmhouse orchestrated by local horror filmmaker Josh Hasty. There's the historic haunted house — aka Devil Ho]]>