So you know how there's always that one New York City haunted house that bills itself as "real"? That'd be Blood Manor, 5,000 square feet of themed chambers, labyrinthine corridors and bloodied-up actors cashing in on the season between summer-stock extra and Macy's elf. As you move through the dark you'll encounter butchers, hacksaw killers, embalmers, crazed Victorian virgins and that guy from the Slipknot video who eats rabbit fetuses (or someone who looks a lot like him). For a little preview, check out the New York Daily News' slideshow of the experience.
Blood Manor is not recommended for "for people with heart or back problems, pregnant women, people prone to seizures or anyone who has an affliction that is made worse by fear, anxiety or flashing lights." Also, don't eat beforehand, and pack a change of underwear. 542 W. 27th St. [10th/11th Aves.], 212-290-2825, tickets: $25 and available at wantickets.com/bloodmanor