By Mike Smith:
A Canisius College Alumni moved back home from Phoenix, AZ to fulfill his dream of opening a haunted house. District of the Dead is the only professional haunted house within Buffalo’s city limits.
After seven years of successful home haunting, District of the Dead is launching its first professional haunted attraction. They may not be the largest, but each year District of the Dead guarantees to give you the most creative, heart pounding haunted house experience in WNY.
The District of the Dead crew has revitalized the old Don Pablo’s building at 1951 Elmwood Avenue, which has been sitting vacant for a decade. Twisting vines and thick trees surround the stand-alone brick building in front of the Regal Cinemas plaza. Upon entering the creaky front doors, steel beams, old brick and wood create the perfect haunted house atmosphere once inside…
“Battle your way through hordes of undead and burning streets of a once peaceful All-American city. Underground, biological experiments have gone terribly wrong and you have little time left to escape the city before military officials and a pharmaceutical giant order the city to be permanently sanitized, covering up any and all illegal activities. Survive anyway you can because screaming won’t save you anymore; the only people left now are craving something a little different than a helping hand…”
Tickets are $11 each. When you exit the house, you’ll be handed a souvenir cup and a Coke in appreciation of your support.
A portion of profits will benefit Women & Children’s Hospital.
The attraction opens on Friday the 30th. The Food Bank of WNY and Terror Technologies will be there for grand opening weekend, so bring some canned goods to support a good cause.
Grab some friends, or come by yourself if you dare, and support WNY’s newest haunted attraction.