My Bloody Valen­tine

New Haunted Hill­top scares will get your heart pump­ing

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - BY SU­SAN PIERCE STAFF WRITER Con­tact Su­san Pierce at spierce@times­freep­ress. com or 423-757-6284.

Jeff Cham­bers is launch­ing a new Valen­tine’s event that will make other haunted house own­ers eat their hearts out.

In Novem­ber, af­ter the close of his suc­cess­ful Haunted Hill­top Hal­loween, Cham­bers came up with the idea of My Bloody Valen­tine — a Valen­tine’s-themed haunted house to make your blood run cold. Turns out, it’s a thing. “I’m in a world­wide group of own­ers of haunted houses. I asked if any of them had done this,” he says. “Sev­eral of the larger haunted houses around the world do it and do a big busi­ness.”

So Cham­bers is open­ing the first Bloody Valen­tine at the Haunted Hill­top on Fri­day and Satur­day nights, Feb. 16-17.

And it’s cer­tainly not a half-hearted ef­fort.

“We started on it as soon as we took the Christ­mas lights down. We’ve added more park­ing, new props. It’s over 100,000 square feet of haunted ter­ror with a spe­cial Valen­tine’s theme,” he says.

Just like the Haunted Hill­top, there will be a haunted house, haunted hayride, bon­fire with hot choco­late and fresh dough­nuts at the con­ces­sion stand — only with a love-gone-wrong spin.

“If peo­ple go out and eat a nice meal for Valen­tine’s Day, they’ll pay more for that than they would to come to the Haunted Hill­top,” he says.

Cham­bers says My Bloody Valen­tine will open Fri­day and Satur­day nights, but there is a possi- bil­ity of rain Fri­day, which will pre­vent the event from oc­cur­ring. He says any de­ci­sion to close or de­lay hours will be posted im­me­di­ately on Haunted Hill­top’s Face­book page, so vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to check there be­fore driv­ing to Har­ri­son.

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