Nightmare on Edgewood (6004 Camden St.), Indy’s only full-contact haunt, proudly celebrates 40 years of scares and screams as they open for season on Friday, September 28. Nightmare on Edgewood is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 PM to 12 AM. Expect shorter lines when they’re open on Thursdays, Halloween, and November 2 and 3 from 7 PM to 10 PM.
Variety of haunts
New this year, guests will face their own mortality as they tiptoe through the EDGEWOOD MORTUARY and sidestep new friends in the cemetery out back. KARNIVAL, last year’s popular circus-themed attraction, summons a whimsical nightmare with sinister clowns waiting around every corner. The adventure concludes in CONLEY MANOR, the haunt’s most realistic attraction that brings victims face-to-face with lingering psychopaths while trampling through the aftermath of a gory massacre.
New this year
Also new this year is ESCAPE THE NIGHTMARE, the one-of-a-kind, custom-built escape room you won’t find anywhere else. For just $5 per person, teams of four are locked into a 250-square foot art gallery only to discover the gallery curator is infected with a virus. Players must then complete four puzzles in six minutes (including a “Mission Impossible”-style laser maneuver) to escape with the cure that will prevent the zombie apocalypse.
Originally started in 1978, this season marks Nightmare on Edgewood’s 40th year in operation. Kevin and Paul Cook (brothers and co-owners) acquired the haunt in 2009 and continue to uphold its reputation as Indy’s Most Intense Haunted House. Nearly 50 volunteer actors occupy the halls of Nightmare on Edgewood each season, many of whom have parents and grandparents who remember working at Nightmare on Edgewood in their youth. An additional 12-15 staff (including volunteers from the Greenwood Fire Department) assist with parking, ticket sales, and general maintenance and management of the haunt.
Tickets and information
Tickets start at $25 for all three attractions. VIP tickets are $40, which guarantee half the wait at the head of the line (note: a limited number of VIP tickets are sold each night). Coupons and tickets are available on the Nightmare on Edgewood website.
Nightmare on Edgewood proudly supports the local community by giving to the Edgewood Athletic Association, local Boy Scout troops 266 and 264, Pink Ribbon Connection, Haunters Against Hate, and Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents. For more information on how these funds benefit the community, please contact Danielle Look (317-934-0071; firstname.lastname@example.org).