CityBeat - ScaryBeat http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-252-1-scarybeat.html <![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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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]]> <![CDATA[Springboro Haunted Hayride (Preview) - ]]> Arguably one of the Cincinnati area's most intense haunts, this dark ride drips with down-home, righteous, back-woods evil. Expect a creaking, bumpy hayride through one fantastically haunted nightmar]]> <![CDATA[The U.S.S. Nightmare (Preview) - ]]> The Death Dredge remains one of Cincinnati's most terrifying haunts. A top-notch crew of actors and movie-quality effects deliver nearly half-an-hour of thrills to intrepid explorers of this aut]]> <![CDATA[Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride (Preview) - ]]> This haunted hayride offers new scares for 2013. Take a tour of the Slaughter Hotel, a strange underground hotel with a rumored secret floor and electrical laboratory, or the Nightmare Penitenteiary, ]]> <![CDATA[Enter the House of Doom - Local website anchors dialogue on artistic expression in local haunt community ]]>

Randy Schadel isn’t nearly as spooky in person as one might imagine. He’s jolly, gregarious and gets a big smile on his face when talking haunted houses.

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