Shriners haunted house to rise from the grave

Sep 28, 2016

The purveyors of panic at Haunted Nightmare return to the Nile Golf Course this Halloween season with a nightmarish haunted house experience you’ll be dying to wake up from.

The 11-night event exists as a partnership with the Nile Shriners who look to Haunted Nightmare’s many skilled volunteer makeup artists, set designers and actors to drive their largest annual fundraiser – Haunted Nightmare at the Nile.

With the recent purchase of a 1986 Cadillac hot rod hearse, haunt producers have the proverbial pedal to the metal and have no plans of letting up as they look to build on last year’s success of being named one of’s “Top 31 Haunted Attractions 2015.”

Upon arrival, guests will notice an entirely new layout, featuring more indoor space and streamlined operations bringing guests face-to-face with their fears faster than ever before.

An entirely new path through the haunted attraction features a ton of new scares, as well as some entirely re-themed attractions. A long offseason and plenty of new changes has the Haunted Nightmare Scream Team salivating in anticipation of opening night and the opportunity to welcome in another round of fresh meat.

Think you have what it takes to make it through the haunted attraction in one piece? Those lucky enough to do so will enjoy sharing their tales of survival in the Food and Fear Garden.

Exclusive Haunted Nightmare merchandise and photo-ops will be available as well as sweets, beverages, food trucks and vendors with plenty of Halloween and cosplay items. Simply dying to catch your breath over a beer? For those 21 and over, you’ll be covered there as well.

Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 online at In a hurry? R.I.P. Fast Pass tickets will be available at the door for $25. R.I.P. tickets are unavailable online so as to allow guests to view the line first.

Simply buy a general admission ticket online, then consider upgrading at the box office. Additional group discounts are also available and must be purchased online (see website for details).

This popular haunted attraction takes place on the picnic grounds at the Nile Shrine Golf Club adjacent to the west side of I-5 at Exit 177 in Mountlake Terrace.

The season’s first victims arrive Oct. 7 with the body count increasing Oct. 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 (closed Halloween). Witching hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and until 10 p.m. on ghoul nights. On busier nights, darkness will fall upon the box office a half hour prior to closing.

• Nile Halloween Family Funfest – Oct. 30 (2-5 p.m.): Bring the family out for a fun-filled, spooky afternoon featuring bouncy houses, cotton candy, face painting, food trucks, a car show and vendor booths.

Plus, children can test their bravery with a trick-or-treating journey through the lights-on haunted attraction. Admission is $10.

• Fright Light Night – Oct. 30: After the Funfest, send the kids home with grandma and stick around to experience the ever-popular “Fright Light Night.”

For the final show, the Nile’s haunted grounds go pitch-black, leaving you with only your cunning and a finger flashlight to guide the way. Don’t forget to pick one up at the box office or you may find yourself trapped in the dark forever!

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