As autumn arrives in New York City, the haunted house Blood Manor reopens in the heart of Tribeca. More than just a typical haunted house, it is known as one of the preeminent destinations for Halloween thrills and chills in Manhattan.
Spanning approximately 10,000 square feet, Blood Manor is a nightmarish odyssey through themed rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways crafted to elicit visceral fear. Sinister jesters, blood-drenched physicians, and spectral chambermaids await, orchestrated to life through a haunting symphony of music, sudden auditory crescendos, and the interplay of shadows.
Blood Manor finds its home in a designated landmark building with a storied past. Back in 1943, it was bought by a group of local families – the Baums, Tannings, Bellviews – who ran a textile wholesale outfit there for a good long while. In 1958, however, the building met a tragic fate when fire tore through.
Decades later, Blood Manor marshals a formidable assembly of actors, makeup artists, technicians, and staff. Their collective efforts conspire to weave a tapestry of terror. But Blood Manor’s nightmare is not static; it evolves. Each year, approximately 75% of its nightmarish repertoire undergoes transformation or refreshment, ensuring that returning visitors encounter a fresh and spine-chilling experience.
As testament to its excellence in terror, Blood Manor has earned its place among the best haunted attractions in New York City. It has been lauded and spotlighted by myriad media outlets, including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, and more.
Blood Manor is not for the faint-hearted. With its intense and graphic nature, it is not recommended for children under 14 years of age. Furthermore, it enforces a strict no-touch policy for both the actors and the visitors, ensuring that the terror remains visceral yet respectful.
With the thrills of Blood Manor close at hand – contrasted with the tranquil escape of One Manhattan Square – residents can find the best of both worlds. Seeking spine-tingling scares or just an evening of urban relaxation? Either option is well within reach.