Night­mare at Dread Hol­low re­turns

Three night­mares com­bine for one award-win­ning haunt

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The award- win­ning team be­hind Dread Hol­low re­turns this sea­son with three ter­ri­fy­ing new haunts en­twined into one night­mare ex­pe­ri­ence.

The haunt­ing of the mythic town of Dread Hol­low be­gins Fri­day, Sept. 28, and con­tin­ues every Thurs­day through Sun­day dur­ing Oc­to­ber as well as Hal­loween night.

The 20,000- square­foot lo­ca­tion in Look­out Val­ley in­cludes newly de­vel­oped ar­eas of town for this fall’s sto­ry­line.

“A fright-filled night at Dread Hol­low is a Chat­tanooga tra­di­tion. Vis­i­tors come back year after year to ex­pe­ri­ence the pet­ri­fy­ing, all-new sto­ry­lines, char­ac­ters and pro­fes­sional sets. It’s truly ter­ri­fy­ing,” says Ruby Falls Pres­i­dent Hugh Mor­row.

Vis­i­tors will make their way through the omi­nous town built on tainted soil to the Belle Royale Ho­tel. A para­nor­mal in­ves­tiga­tive team will un­earth ev­i­dence of su­per­nat­u­ral ac­tiv­ity from a scorned bride and other tor­mented souls. Stum­ble into the seem­ingly idyl­lic Har­ley Farm, where dark­ness and evil ex­tract a bloody price for Ezra Har­ley’s des­per­ate de­ci­sion.

En­ter the aban­doned fair­grounds of the cursed Brine Bros. Cir­cus, where sideshow freaks beckon vis­i­tors to for­ever join them in their Cirque de Fa­tale.

“Dread Hol­low 2018 delves deep i nto sto­ry­lines and phys­i­cal spa­ces that are a part of most folks’ worst night­mares. Ex­ten­sive new ar­eas of the town will push you way be­yond your com­fort zone,” says Todd Pat­ton, co-cre­ator of Dread Hol­low and its pre­quel, Ruby Falls Haunted Cav­ern.

Also new this year: Two, sep­a­rately tick­eted ex­treme es­cape rooms de­signed for two to four peo­ple. One room is shrouded in dark­ness and par­tic­i­pants only have five min­utes to break free. The other room al­lows 15 min­utes to es­cape from no­to­ri­ous se­rial killer, Eu­gene Todd. Both rooms come with a warn­ing to ex­pect dirt, grime, blood and slime to play a role in get­away at­tempts.

For thrill-seek­ers who want the ul­ti­mate blood-red car­pet treat­ment, R. I. P. Fast Passes give hard- core hor­ror fans ex­clu­sive ac­cess to the R. I. P lounge, where they con­trol the ter­ror in a hid­den scare zone on un­sus­pect­ing gen­eral-ad­mis­sion guests. R.I.P. Pass hold­ers also re­ceive a lan­yard and ex­clu­sive dis­counts on Dread Hol­low mer­chan­dise and pho­tog­ra­phy pack­ages.

Dread Hol­low is a Top 20 South­east Tourism So­ci­ety event for 2018 and was voted by fans on ScareFac­tor.com as a 2018 and 2017 Top 10 Must-See Haunt in Ten­nessee.

Be­cause of their in­ten­sity, Dread Hol­low and Dread Hol­low es­cape rooms are not rec­om­mended f or chil­dren un­der the age of 12.

Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets are $20; VIP Fast Passes are $35.

Pur­chase tick­ets at dread hol­low.

RUBY FALLS CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

At Dread Hol­low, en­ter the aban­doned fair­grounds of the cursed Brine Bros. Cir­cus, where sideshow freaks beckon vis­i­tors to for­ever join them in their Cirque de Fa­tale.

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