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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 –

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.


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Ghosts like to party too! So why not have your party at the Lake House Hotel this haunt season? We won’t even charge you for your “invisible guests.”

Having your party at our location will make you one of the cool kids; or should I say ghoul kids? This is new for us this year so be one of the first to party inside our creepy walls. The party room includes the original Lake House Hotel bar area and adjacent party room, and is available on Saturdays and Sundays from September 26 through November 1. Parties start at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Then head outside for some tailgate fun until the doors open (and trust me, you’ll need that hour to put your big girl panties on and find some bravery to get yourself into the wait line.) Then the best part of the party happens – the screams and terror inside Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares.

The small print: Must have a minimum of 12 people, maximum of 20. You do the set up and tear down of the party room and bring your own snacks, cake and drinks. Alcohol is NOT allowed. Characters are available for an additional fee. The cost for this amazing party opportunity is $40 per person and that includes a combo ticket for Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares for each guest.

Want more info or to book your party? Email us at

“You go first.”

“No, you go first.”

“It’s really dark in there.”

“Did you hear something?”

Scream. Sob. Run. Laugh. (The laughter was from the friends who won’t be laughing last.)

These are just a few of the things you may hear while visiting Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares. The sights and sounds start the minute you pull into the parking lot; and that’s just the beginning of your haunted journey in Saylorsburg.

Every haunt season brings a new theme to each side of the infamous 200-year-old Lake House Hotel. This year, the house will be filled with zombies and voodoo around every twist and turn of the dark halls.

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Hotel of Horror features “Zombie’s Revenge” this season. Zombies are often portrayed as slow-moving creatures only after flesh and brains. But these zombies aren’t exactly like that. The roles have been reversed and it’s time for the zombies to have some fun revenge on the people of Saylorsburg. Altered Nightmares brings you to a different world; the realm of voodoo priestesses, witch doctors and a guy named Zeke. (Heed my words – don’t mess with Zeke.) Altered Nightmares puts you in a world filled with the manipulative and conjuring of spirits from the beyond. Voodoo rituals and dances may keep your attention, but watch your back or you may end up a sacrifice.

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In between haunted attractions, stop in Exhibition Macabre to catch your breath and learn a little about some of the more unusual pieces in history – the untold stories from the dark side. The static display museum features many different funeral, prison, mental asylum and medical displays you won’t find in just any museum.

Oh, if only the walls could talk. Once you make it through the house, you’ll have your own stories to tell. That is – if you make it through the house. Enter at your own risk. Exit if the occupants allow.

Opening night is Saturday, Sept. 20. This season’s complete schedule can be found on our web site –


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?