SLCene Suggests: Nightmare on 13th Zombie Party
NIGHTMARE ON 13TH ZOMBIE PARTY, Friday-Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., $20
I was an Air Force brat, and I moved all around the country growing up. And I can definitely say I’ve never run across a state with a bigger obsession with Halloween and haunted houses than Utah. When I was new to the state as a high school kid, I was introduced to the phenomena by friends who would pile us all into a car for a drive to various SLC scare spots. Little did I know that people kept right on going to haunted houses well past their days of using them as an excuse to get extra-close to a date. Nightmare on 13th, on the corner of 300 West and 1300 South, has been around for years, and they are opening for their Halloween season this weekend with a Zombie Party and the introduction of three new “nightmares” taking over the haunted house this year: NetherBeast, Cirque du Fear, and Zombie Apocalypse. From my past experience, expect evil clowns, familiar faces like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, and other assorted silliness geared for maximum frights per minute. For this weekend’s Zombie Party, costumes are encourages, but I suppose that goes without saying.