If you watched a scary movie as a kid, then you remember being certain that the staged scenarios were absolutely real.
1... 2... Freddy's coming for you...
One of two things happened. You either used your logical adult brain to increase your tolerance to horror-genre situations. Or you stayed the heck away from anything that might elicit the undesirable fear response. In the "fight or flight" option, you choose flight. Every time.
If you're the latter person, then this might not be the attraction for you. It might not even be the article for you. Go link over to the Disney channel and forget this ever happened.
But if, on the other hand, you actually enjoy the spine shivers and the thrill that comes along with a good scare, then Blood Manor in New York is the way to check in to see if your adrenals are working.
If this doesn't make you run, then it may be time to join a gym — Photo courtesy of Blood Manor
Five thousand square feet is dedicated to maximize your fears, with themed rooms, corridors and a labyrinth of passageways. Blood Manor prides themselves on their scream-inducing skills.
You can even go for free on your birthday, if you decide that you want to shave a few years off of your life.
If your tendency in life is to push the limits, then go on Touch Me Thursdays, which is just as it sounds. On regular evenings, you may be chased and spooked, but you won't be touched. On Thursday, below the knee or above the shoulder are fair game, if you have always wanted to know what it feels like to escape a hungry zombie.
Or take a group on Friday, Nov. 6, or Saturday, Nov. 7, for Lights Out Nights. Just one glow stick per group and the awareness that many creatures are lurking is the surest way to find out which of your friends is all talk when it comes to their bravery.
Not surprisingly, Blood Manor is not recommended for those who are pregnant, under 14 or have a heart condition. If you feel you need the doctor's go-ahead to get through this event, let us assure you that this probably isn't the Halloween for you or the Blood Manor to meet.
Tickets for this attraction come within a one-hour block. It takes only about 20 minutes for the average person to wet their pants . . . We mean, get through the grounds. You can come anytime during the selected hour, if you need some time to get your nerves up to the desired, impermeable level.
There's also a general admission that is first come, first served, if you realize that your workday was much too Groundhog Day for your liking. It will only be a limited amount of tickets, which might be ideal for the people who feel bullied to celebrate Halloween like an adult.
Sexy kittens and sexy Donald Trump may be popular Halloween costumes for 2015, but Halloween is ultimately designed to scare away evil spirits.
Blood Manor will do just that, as well as momentarily increase your metabolism.