Long Island’s only off season holiday horror show, Chamber of Horrors NY, is bringing Santa back to make sure haunt goers continue to fear the naughty list. Christmas and H0-H0-H0RROR go together perfectly during A VERY SCARY XMAS PART 2, featuring Nightmare on 34th St. and The Elf Asylum. The haunt promises double the fear as you are stalked by Santa and his minions of cannibalistic elves, zombie snowmen and other twisted Christmas characters.
A VERY SCARY XMAS PART 2 is designed to scare your stockings off. As participants go room to room, the settings and characters get progressively more frightening. The haunt is not a holiday show for the faint-hearted, but rather an interactive theatrical experience. Santa is skipping town and bringing a new tradition to the holidays: the spirit of fear.
A few chills on Christmas aren’t completely outside of the spirit of the holiday. It may be hard to believe, but the evolution of haunted houses began during The Dark Ages, where Christians literally scared people into believing their message. Pageant wagons toured the lands performing plays that often included the scarier parts of biblical stories. Similar to haunts, attendees enjoyed the scares and gore right along with the morals.
Beginning with the dark Dickens morality tale “A Christmas Carol,” Hollywood has continued to notice the evolving trend of horror during the holidays. This year, Krampus, a demonic child-eating goat is coming to punish misbehaved children.
The Christmas fright fest will take place on December 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th. Admission tickets are currently being sold on the Chamber of Horrors NY Website for $25 and include a picture with Santa.