Little House of Horror

Come one come all, before time runs out! If you haven’t been to a haunted house yet now is the time to go before it’s too late.

I’m going to share with you my top 5 haunted houses in Louisville that you really need to check out- if you have the guts, that is.

 

  • 1) Waverly Hills Sanatorium Haunted House

Each year, one of the SCARIEST places on earth opens its doors for their haunted house fundraiser. Waverly Hills a place like no other you have ever experienced. Simply standing outside the building is terrifying in itself. Then, you make your way inside through the labyrinth of corridors surrounded by the spirits of those that haunt the halls of Waverly. To add to that, they host their annual fundraiser haunted house that you can experience a haunted attraction within the confines of fear itself. All proceeds from the haunt are utilized for the restoration of this incredible building.

The VIP ticket includes a 30 minute Mini Tour of the upper floors of the building where you will learn the history of Waverly Hills, experience the paranormal and then be dropped into our Haunted House skipping the wait outside.

Location: 4400 Paralee Ln, Louisville, KY

Dates: Fri & Sat, Sept 23 – Oct 29, 2016

Price: $20, Parking $5, VIP $60

 

  • 2) The Devil’s Attic

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The Devil’s Attic haunted house is becoming a beacon of fear in the Louisville area. As the story goes, since the dawn of time the Devil has been collecting evil souls….souls that have brought terror to us all. The Attic is where he has chosen to keep them locked away for centuries. They have been waiting…..waiting to unleash their hellish fury! Go prepared to face pure evil as they welcome you……to The Devils Attic!

 

The Devils Attic haunted house is a collection of the true elements that make up many classic horror films. They have taken these elements and integrated them into a VERY interactive and detailed environment within the walls of this haunted attraction. Within the realms of The Devils Attic you will encounter many of your childhood demons as well as a slight horrific twist on some of the classic monsters of Hallows Eve. The result of many years of planning and passion is sure to frighten even the bravest of souls.

Location: 647 West Hill St Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 16 – Oct 31, 2016

Price: $20

 

  • 3) Nightmare Forest Hauntpark

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The legendary Nightmare Forest Haunt Park is a haunted attraction park in Louisville that is known for miles around. Nightmare Forest haunted event is known for bringing the movies to life and they have always lived up to that motto. It has featured such movies at Halloween, Jurassic Park, Alien, and much more. This year it features Halloween, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Conjuring and many more! It is a haunt to be feared and Nightmare Forest has returned to Otter Creek Park with a vengeance. However, not only do you get one frightening trail, you also get the Trail of Terror, Dead End Hotel, Nightmare Harvest and Hawthorne’s Circus Bizarre! It is an ENORMOUS Haunt Park with 5 attractions in 1 location for 1 price!

Location: Otter Creek Park near Fort Knox

Dates: Sept 16 – Oct 29, 2016

Price: $20 for 5 attractions

 

  • 4) Haunted Hotel

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The Haunted Hotel is celebrating 26 Years of continuous terror in 2016! Starting out with an elevator that takes you on a nightmarish ride to the 13th floor for an encounter with Gustav, the creepiest elevator operator on Earth. The Haunted Hotel is known for its extreme scares, blood curdling effects, and gruesome scenery. Definitely one of the goriest haunts in the Ville and one of the top haunted houses in the city. This year, the Haunted Hotel crew has been busy tearing down and completely renovating most of the exterior scenes of the haunt to give guests something special new for 2016!

Location: 3000 S Fourth St Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 2 – Oct 31, 2016

Price: $25, VIP $35

 

  • 5) The 7th Street Haunt

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The 7th Street Haunt is an award winning haunted attraction and one of the BIGGEST haunted houses in Kentucky. With its old school approach to scaring, the 7th Street Haunt is revitalizing what it truly means to be frightened. It features 2 different haunted houses under 1 roof. You can experience the “old school” thrills of Ft Harmony’s Revenge and the “high tech” props and animatronic chills of The Experiment. Your ticket grants you access to one of these haunted houses. During your visit, you can upgrade to include both haunts!

Location: 2900 S. 7th Street Rd Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 9 – Oct 30, 2016

Price: $20

 

“Intoxicating” Fall Drinks

Tis the season to drink plenty! Fall is here and so are all of its trends. However, the trend of all trends is the beverage trend- no I’m not talking about pumpkin spice lattes, sorry. I am taking about the 21 and up drinks- COCKTAILS!

Seasonal cocktails are a must to keep in your repertoire- especially when having guest. Not only are these drinks delectable, they are low in calories. There are 140 calories in a single can of Coke (12 Oz.) with 39g of sugars total, while most seasonal cocktails range from 90 to 130 calories.

The following are five must-try seasonal cocktails pertaining to the fall:

 

CHAI TODDY

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One part chai tea concentrate
One part whole milk
1 star anise
1 oz. cognac/brandy
1 oz. DeKuyper Buttershots liqueur or butterscotch schnapps
1/2 graham cracker, crushed and powdered

Pumpkin Pie Martini

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1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick)
1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. half-and-half
Crushed graham crackers
Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Cranberry Kir Royale

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2 cups frozen cranberries, plus 1/2 cup for garnish
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 bottle Champagne
 

For you beer lovers:

Star Anise and Cinnamon Beer

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1 cup sugar

1 cup water

4 star anise pods

4 cinnamon sticks

3 (12-ounce) bottles lager beer, chilled (recommended: Heineken)

 

Get the party started with Holiday Party Punch

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4 cups cranberry juice
1 bottle sparkling cider
1 liter ginger ale
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
12 ounces vodka, optional
1 orange, sliced

All of the recipes were taken from –and can be found on- foodnetwork.com

California Swag Comes to Louisville

What’s New in the NuLu area? The new clothing store 43industries. It is located on 811 east market street Louisville, Ky. The co-owners, Philip Garber and Adam Sharp, are working on rebranding the building to have a simple boutique style yet industrial.

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Mr. Garber says they are “opening it because Louisville needs it. Because, if any person -in the downtown or highlands area- wants to buy California style, hip clothing and it’s not a boutique style women’s stuff you have to go the St. Matthews Mall. So we want somewhere cool for people to go to.”

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They will cater to both men and women and even kids. They will be selling sun glasses, hats, jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, skateboards, snow boards, longboards, necklaces, and earrings.

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They will also be collaborating with local people. So if a local person makes jewelry they will pick out some stuff and work with them to help make profit for them both.

For those off you looking for employment, be on the lookout. Since they are freshly starting their business, they will be working a lot of the hours, but they plan to have someone fill in hourly to help out. They want rad, cool people that are extroverted and outgoing people who love to smile and help people.

They grand opening is mid-November, but until then you can check them out at 43industries.com.

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In the future Mr. Garber hopes to have multiple store locations in Louisville.