Archive for August, 2013


As you probably already know, every year at the Lake House offers a different experience. While you will see many of the same characters year after year, they may alter their appearance a bit to fit a theme. And of course, they redesign their “room” to match the theme. So I’m sure you are wondering what this year’s terrifying, scream-worthy themes will be, right? Below is a little bit of information to get you started – starting with the pre-visit nightmares, all the way to the moment you run out of the house clinging to whatever human is near you.

Let’s start with Hotel of Horror – “Miner’s Curse.” The “Witch House.” Every neighborhood has one. You know – the house that has a life of its own. It’s usually the one house on the block that’s falling apart and has a creepy feel to it. The one you just know something more is going on in there than meets the eye. This house is often gravely misunderstood, and typically attracts all kinds of attention. The infamous Lake House Hotel has been whispered to be many things. It fits the description of a “witch house” in more ways than one. In the late 1800s, the house was used as offices and shelters for mine workers. An unaccountable amount of deaths resulting from mining accidents occurred. The ladies of the Lake House Hotel provided well for the men; hidden deep in the mountains undetected by the masses in exchange for the simple blood shed and harvesting of those mortal souls. Their chants can still be heard in the stagnant air of unfinished business.

Now it’s time to cross over into the insane realm of Altered Nightmares with “20 13 Ghosts.” No one knew in 1891 when they began mining the rare white clay found in Saylorsburg, that they would be building the most notorious ghost house in the Northeast region. Not only was this a breeding ground for entrapped energy, but also a beacon for displaced souls. Upon entering Altered Nightmares, you will see and feel the remnants of a tragic past being depicted. This isn’t advisable for the weak, so enter at your own risk. And never turn your back. Ever.

Maybe you like the idea of scary, but are too scared to really see what you’re made of. Perhaps visiting the Exhibition Macabre first is the right way to go. It gets you into the house, but not in the center of the terrifying insanity that occurs within the walls. This is a museum of a private collection in the original front parlor of the Lake House Hotel. It contains artifacts and antiques – medical, funeral, prison, asylum and real remains. This is for the curious, the intrigued, and those who would like a close up view of the static displays of history’s experiments in medicine and death. It’s truly reality in its darkest hour.

Something new to the Lake House this year is “Lights Out Tour!” It’s just you, the house, and the never ending darkness. Or is it? No “hired” actors will be in there waiting for you to turn a corner, but we cannot promise that you’re in there alone. Your senses will sharpen, and you’ll feel like you’re being watched. This is being offered for the first time in history, so make sure to experience what only a few lucky ones have.

Now that you know a little about what the 2013 Halloween season holds for you, are you ready to experience the time of your life?


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Haunters wanted.

No experience necessary. Must be over the age of 18. Need to want to scare patrons during the Halloween Season. Work with an extremely talented, hard working, and dedicated crew of scare professionals. Must be willing to put in 666% along side the tough but tight Gore Family. 
Special effects makeup coaching provided. All original characters! 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings in September through October. 
Location: Lake House Hotel of Horror, Saylorsburg, Pa. 
Auditions are August 25th, 2013 @ 2pm. 
Feel free to email questions- no formal acting or haunting experience required, just a love for horror/haunted/Halloween/ and the Macabre! 
See website for calendar and themes of this years attractions. 
\m/\m/ Bring your wicked!

It’s coming.

You’ll soon enter the house, and then they’ll quickly enter your nightmares. That’s right! The Halloween season is quickly approaching, and you know what that means – screams will be heard in every room and every hallway of the legendary Lake House; better known to you as Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares.

Have you ever wished you knew more about the ones who make you shriek in the dark halls of the house? Well, you’re in luck! This blog will feature different well-known house residents and tell you a little bit of their history and back story. They may even reveal a little about this year’s haunt (in exchange for your soul, of course.)

The blog will also give you some inside stories about the house itself, funny stories that happen to guests of the house and other interesting details and information you’ll want to know about. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Halloween season and Hotel of Horror will be here on this page.

So please check back often, and get ready for the scare of your life. Our first order of blog business will be telling you all about the themes to this year’s haunts. Check back in a few days and we’ll be sure to have some very juicy (juicy from the blood of past guests) information you won’t want to miss.


The secrets are about to spill over…

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