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'Dare to Visit a Real Haunted House...The Mortuary Haunted House Opens Its Doors!'

03/09/2009 16:48

New Orleans /PRNewswire / WorldTourismNews) - "In the heart of New Orleans' Cities of the Dead, lies The Mortuary...Where if you're not screaming, you're already dead!" The Mortuary Haunted House announces its 2009 Grand Opening on Friday, September 11th!


The Haunted Mortuary is an icon of old New Orleans at the very dead end of world famous Canal Street. Less than 3 miles from the enchanting French Quarter, this magnificent mansion was originally built in 1872 and operated for about 80 years as an actual MORTUARY. The property is monitored 24/7 with devices to watch, listen, and record the existence of real ghosts. This is an actively-haunted, 14,000 square foot, 3-story mansion that is reported to have numerous known resident ghosts.


"It's not your typical Haunted House," says Jeff Borne owner of The Mortuary. "The Mortuary Haunted House property is surrounded by actual graveyards. Ghost Hunters from around the world have come to The Mortuary to experience unearthly entities throughout the property year round. Now add to what is undoubtedly a very scary environment to begin with, state of the art animatronics, theatrical sets, movie quality makeup, and special effects and you get to experience one of the most terrifying Halloween haunts ever. To top that all off, the place was featured by The Travel Channel as one of 'America's Scariest Attractions!' As well, it is being featured on the Discovery Channel's new paranormal show, Ghost Lab, this Halloween Season. It's the perfect setting for a one-of-kind haunted house!"

Upon entering the dark corridors of The Mortuary Haunted House, victims... I mean... guests will encounter the works of a twisted mortician named Ravencroft who discovered the secret to immortality many years ago when he unknowingly removed the life rejuvenating fluids from a body in the process of transforming into a vampire. He experimented on all forms of living and dead matter with the fluid, including himself. Now he needs an endless supply of blood to continue his ghastly experiments and to extend his own life. Guests will experience Ravencroft's experiments and his unfortunate results.

By popular demand, this year's attraction will open Friday, Sept. 11th and run weekends through Nov. 14th plus all of Halloween Week. Borne added, "During the weekend of Nov. 6th, we will also feature a special Flashlight Fear Fest Weekend where our brave guests will tour The Mortuary in complete darkness with only micro-flashlights to guide their way. And, during the weekend of November 13th, we will host an exclusive Friday The 13th Slasher Weekend hosted by your favorite horror movie serial killers wielding machetes, finger blades, and of course, a chainsaw maniac! You'll be the victim in your own adrenaline filled slasher movie only at The Mortuary Haunted House. It's terror extreme at The Mortuary Haunted House.

Again, this year The Mortuary is "Out For Blood" as we team up with The Blood Center for their annual blood drive. Give the gift of life and donate blood on location at The Mortuary and you'll receive a FREE VIP Admission to the haunt.

The Mortuary is also available for private Halloween Parties complete with catering, entertainment, and the creatures of the night. Group discounts are also available. For more information, dates, hours, special events, and discount coupons, visit us online at

For more information contact:

Ben Hulin

Tel.:  +1-985-502-5874

The Mortuary Haunted House

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