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(Photo courtesy of NY Lottery commercial)

A piece of the wildly popular AMC show, The Walking Dead, can be found within the four walls of the Lake House Hotel. Christopher Weite, a well known actor in Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares, was on two episodes of the show last season as a walker. While you won’t find him in the Lake House as a walker, he does portray a few different characters in the dual haunted attraction this season.

For Christopher, transforming into a zombie is second nature. His acting resume is a long list of horror and zombie movies, as well as commercials, independent films, print and more. He is also listed as one of the top 40 walkers on The Walking Dead, according to IMDb.

His time on TWD set was fast paced and exciting. He was able to utilize his zombie knowledge and experience to create a walker that would be seen front and center in an episode that featured the governor. He also got a second chance to become a walker in another episode later in season four. It’s his hope to be able to repeat the whole process again in the near future, as well as to audition for some bigger roles on the show and the upcoming spin-off.

While we won’t tell you what character Christopher will be any given night at Hotel of Horror/Altered Nightmares, just know he’s there and watching for his chance to collect your screams. He walks the halls of the Lake House every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 1. You can catch Christopher’s episode of TWD during the marathon leading up to the new season that begins tomorrow night at 9 p.m.  And be sure to “like” his Facebook fan page for up-to-date information, photos and links to past and future projects.

We’re teaming up to help another great organization!

Join us to help raise funds for Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder on Friday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. Print this flier and hand it in at the box office when purchasing your Hotel of Horror/Altered Nightmare tickets and we’ll donate 10 percent of the ticket sales to BRHL. Plus, as an added bonus of fun, we’re going to turn a few of the firemen into zombies with professional special effects makeup and you can take pictures with them for $1 donation. All photo donations go directly to BRHL.

BRHL is located in Saylorsburg and was established in 1905. They provide fire and rescue services to nearly 100 square miles covering Hamilton and Ross Townships. This non-profit organization requires donations to help keep it running smoothly. So why not have a fun Halloween-themed evening out while helping a great cause?

*Remember, you must print out this flier and hand it in at the box office. See you on the 17th!

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Lights Out!

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lights Out Tour- Just You, The Building, and The Blackness- NO ACTORS!

You will feel your senses begin to sharpen with every turn as you journey deeper into the ponderous abyss of the infamous Lake House Hotel. You will begin to feel as if you are being watched as the darkness layers around you. The shadows of the past live rich lives inside this turn of the century hotel, dancing from room to room. Will her secrets surface in the sounds of your own beating heart? Will time slow around you long enough so you may hear the breathing whispers of this house?

Being offered on mischief night only – experience what only a few have encountered – lights out in the Lake House Hotel of Horror. This is a NO ACTOR EVENT. Souvenir flashlight is provided for you to keep. No actors, no special effects lighting or sound, no animatronics.

Limited number of tickets will be sold for the October 30 event. This may sell out. Box office reserves the right to close location sales in the event that sales have reached their limit. Ensure your spot by purchasing advance tickets on TicketLeap at http://hotelofhorror.ticketleap.com/lights-out-2014/

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Don’t be a scaredy cat! Join us for a night of screams and help a local animal rescue during our AWSOM Night at Hotel of Horror on Friday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. Ten percent of all tickets purchased at the box office, accompanied by an official AWSOM fundraiser event flyer, will go directly to AWSOM and benefit what this amazing shelter does for animals in our area.

The Animal Welfare Society of Monroe, or AWSOM, helps stray, homeless, neglected and abused animals, and provides an adoption program to help find these animals their forever homes. They are a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, and the only Monroe County animal shelter. Help them keep up their important mission while having some Halloween fun on October 10 by visiting, and screaming, with us!

For more information on AWSOM or to volunteer with them, check out their web site – www.awsomanimals.org.

Ticket prices:

Hotel of Horror – $20

Altered Nightmares – $15

Combo ticket – $30

Exhibition Macabre – $5

Remember: You MUST print out the flyer and bring with you to the box office. Not valid on online ticket purchases.

Midnight at the Hotel

Posted: September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Wondering about ghosts? Longing to investigate? Spend the evening with us – learning about our history, hearing tales of questionable happenings, and have your crack at finding out who may still be there. Investigate the Legendary Lake House Hotel of Horror. “Midnight at the Hotel” is a ONE-NIGHT ONLY event for 2014 with a limited number of tickets that are sure to sell out.

“Midnight in the Hotel” will be hosted by local ghost hunting group, CORE Phenomena Research. They will be leading an actual paranormal research session within the walls of the Lake House Hotel. The evening will begin with a short presentation on the history of the hotel and the history of CORE Phenomena. After this, brave and curious attendees will be split into teams and positioned at different stations in the house to research. Each team will get a chance to research with CORE’s specialists, concentrating on different aspects of the researching mechanism – audio, video, divining, photography and quantum air fluctuations with audio pickup and translation.

This once in a lifetime event takes place from 11:59 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. Box office reserves the right to close location sales in the event that sales have reached their limit. You are permitted to bring your battery powered commercial ghost hunting equipment, but no hand-made devices will be permitted for safety reasons. Please see rules of the event on location.

Advanced tickets are recommended and on sale at TicketLeap – http://hotelofhorror.ticketleap.com/midnight-in-the-hotel/

For more information on CORE Phenomena Research – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Core-Phenomena-Research/202596676420007

Exhibition Macabre!

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

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“It’s not a boring museum; it’s one creepy ass museum.”

That’s how Exhibition Macabre owner “Dead Dan” describes it. The museum, housed in the original front parlor of the infamous Lake House Hotel, is celebrating its fifth year educating and entertaining horror fans on disturbing pieces of history collected over the span of many years. With more than 100 pieces on display, there are lots of stories to tell.

“The stuff we have isn’t something you pick up at Wal-Mart,” said Dan. “I’ve always wanted a horse-drawn hearse. When I got the opportunity to get some smaller things, it just grew from there. I’ve been collecting for over 15 years and I’m still collecting stuff here and there.”

So what’s in this “creepy ass museum” you might wonder. Exhibition Macabre is a private collection filled with mental asylum, prison, medical and funeral artifacts and antiques. While in the museum, you’re intrigue will peak at the displays of some very old medical tools, tools that helped prepare the dead, pieces from an old prison and real remains. And Dan’s wife is there to help bring your imagination to a whole new level with actual stories about certain displays. Her animated descriptions will help you learn a little about some very interesting artifacts that you probably didn’t even know existed.

“I started out collecting funeral stuff, and after I got a great collection, I wanted to pull in other areas. Then I got a prison door from the 1700s and then mental institution and medical things,” said Dan. “I add new stuff to the collection every season and enhance what’s already there. We look for stuff with a really interesting story.”

When asked what the most interesting piece is, Dan can’t just pick one. He not only has back stories on many of the pieces, but he also has some funny stories about obtaining them.

“The weirdest thing was at the Saylorsburg flea market. I bought a funeral urn. It’s marble and I bought it for $40. I was taking it home and it opened in my truck and spilled out a little. We call him Fred,” he said. “I always buy things in paper bags at the flea market. I have skulls in paper bags.”

Many visitors will visit the museum in-between screaming through Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares. Exhibition Macabre serves as a great buffer area to calm the nerves before entering the terror zone again.

“It’s great to be an in-between stop,” Dan said. “Check out Hotel of Horror or Altered Nightmares and then see us before going to the other side. We’re a good package deal. And make sure you look at everything and learn a little, because it’s history; the dark side of history.”

What started out in a 10-by-10 tent at Altered Nightmares in Weissport has now found a home in the infamous Lake House Hotel of Horror, and Dan is more than happy that he gets to do this year after year.

“It was a fast five years. I always said if I did this I wanted to get a couple of years out of it,” Dan said. “As long as people enjoy it, that’s what it’s all about. We’re teaching history, and it’s not a boring museum. It’s a creepy ass museum and this has been a crazy ride.”

#HotelofHorrorContest2014

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Greetings from Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania 18353; home of the infamous Lake House Hotel of Horror. Our house is always dressed and ready for haunt season, but since yours isn’t, we want to see what creepiness lies within you. We’re looking for the most creative Halloween house display – inside and out.

The first ever Hotel of Horror Home Haunt Contest begins on September 28 and ends on October 22. Here are all the details you’ll need to wow the judges. Take a photo of yourself in front of your awesome Halloween-decorated interior or exterior display and post on our Facebook page with #HotelofHorrorContest2014. You must be holding a sign with your first name and town, state and zip code in the picture so we know it’s your display. To sweeten the pot, Frazetta’s Costumes in East Stroudsburg will give you 10 percent off your purchase if you mention you are entering the contest, so be sure to visit them for all your supplies.

Three exterior display winners will be chosen, as well as three interior display winners. Prizes include; gift certificate for Frazetta’s Costumes, Hotel of Horror t-shirts, collectible postcards and magnets, combo tickets to Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares, gift certificates to Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards, tickets to Mazezilla and more. Winners will be notified by October 23 so the winner of the combo tickets can join us for some scary good fun before the end of the season.

Be creative, scary, gory, and unique. Don’t hold back; we love taking it to the next level of gore. Let your inner demons come out to play, and show it off on our Facebook page. Now that you’ve got your assignment, get off the computer and get your hands bloodied!

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