The New Orleans-based House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival is back for its 23rd installment, presenting “The Resurrection.” Originally set to close the doors after the 2014 season, The House of Shock has been given new life thanks to a spirited response from the local community. It returns on Friday, October 2nd and runs on select nights through Halloween night.
For 2015, The House of Shock presents The Resurrection! This incarnation brings two brand new terror-inducing events to New Orleans. The Bordello of Freaks is an all new attraction in the style of old carny freak exhibitions with the pantented House of Shock twist. Laff in the Dark is an all-out 3D clown assault: a nod to old school fun houses, specifically the Pontchartrain Beach Fun House of the same name. Clown-a-phobiacs beware, as Laff in the Dark has more scares per square foot than any other event of its kind. In addition to these two new events, The House of Shock's main attraction has been totally renovated with great care taken to create a whole new experience while holding true the classics that made The House of Shock unique. As always, the importance of incorporating New Orleans' own dark history into the fabric of their event is continued. This may be best represented by the immense brand new entrance constructed to pay homage to the infamous LeBeau Mansion – the Old Arabi plantation home that burnt to the ground in 2013.
“We’re beyond excited about The Resurrection, as there was strong chance that The House of Shock was dead for good. The love and support we received from the community is both humbling and inspiring,” notes Co-Founder Ross Karpelman. “We can’t wait for New Orleans to experience The Resurrection; we’re going big. Fans should prep themselves for a major coronary failure! ”
In addition to the new Bordello of Freaks and Laff in the Dark, some old fan-favorites of the unique event have received extreme makeovers. The pyrotechnics show will be back with more firepower than ever.
The updated theatrical stage production will take place twice a night at approximately 7:45 pm & 10:15 pm.
The annual outdoor Haloween Festival offers live music every night with a full service bar and an extensive menu of concessions available at Hell's Kitchen.
POSTED ON 09/10/2015 :: 09:31 AM