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New York Haunted House, Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant
New York City Haunted House, Jekyll and Hyde Club is the best themed restaurant in America. When you visit prepare to experience live entertainment at its finest. Major celebs like Bruce Willis to Hugh Hefner have visited Jekyll and Hyde Club. Read the full review by Hauntworld Magazine.
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New York Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Several years ago when we visited haunted houses in New York City, New York the haunted houses in New York we found some of the biggest haunted houses in New York City than anywhere else in America. Haunted Houses in New York are some of the biggest and best in America and New York City probably has the largest of anywhere we've seen before. There are many great haunted houses located all through New York City, New York however most of the best haunted houses are located outside of New York City in places like Long Island, or a little further way in Poughkeepsie New York however New York City if flooded with several scary haunted houses.
New York City haunted houses aren't only attractions as one of the most famous haunted scare spots is Jekyll and Hyde restaurant. Jekyll and Hyde is a haunted dinner attraction with haunted animations and much more. When you visit New York prepare yourself for some of the best haunted attractions anywhere in America including haunted houses in New York City. On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in New York City from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting. Read all about the best and scariest haunted houses in the state of New York here at Hauntworld.com
Find the best and scariest haunted houses, real haunts, Halloween attractions, Hayrides and more near or in the New York City area. Straten Island is located in the southwest part of New York city and is claimed to very extremely haunted. On of the more popular and scariest legends is one that perhaps has turned into a Urban legend is that of Arlo Road. One evening a young man in woman who were in love went there to spend some time alone with each other. The young man decided he needed to use the restroom. They were surrounded by trees and in the middle of nowhere, so he just went outside. The young woman decided to stay in the car. After a lot of time passed, the young woman became scared and worried where her boyfriend was. Soon, she heard this spine tingling scraping sound on the hood of the car. Frightened, she got out to see what this noise was and found her boyfriend hanging fron a tree with his throat slit! Today it is said that if couples go up to this same site to park on a cool evening they will here the same sound of a mans finger scraping across the hood of their car.
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn is know best for hold its grand weddings and for being a quant little Bed and Breakfast for many. This American beauty filled with history, stories and antiques and more is also known for its many ghosts and unexplanted events. Diners have reportes seeing a woman walking through the dining area and often times up the staircase. Employees and customers have also reported hearing strange noises, feeling a hand touch them and feeling a chill. Today the Old Bermuda is still very much in use andthe reports of it being haunted are stilll very much true. Some people come for he great historic value this building holds and yet others come for the rich true paranormal excitment they will get.
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Brighton Asylum is a massive haunted house featuring haunted houses, escape games and much more. Brighton Asylum is located near New York City and Newark New Jersey in an area called Passaic New Jersey. If you live anywhere in the New York City area you can visit Brighton Asylum. Most haunted houses in the New York City media market are actually in New Jersey the mass majority actually. Brighton Asylum is the scariest and clearly the most terrorizing haunted attractions in all of the New York/New Jersey area! Read our full review below! Brighton Asylum features 3 different haunted attractions and 4 different escape rooms. Learn more about this attraction by visiting their website at www.brightonasylum.com
New Jersey's Haunted Houses are some of the scariest and best in America! Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the best and Scariest haunted houses, haunted attractions, and Halloween events in America! Brighton Asylum is located in Passaic, New Jersey. Please share this page and leave your reviews of one of America's best and scariest Haunted Houses. When you find yourself in New Jersey go to Brighton Asylum
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Driving down Brighton Avenue in Passaic New Jersey, as the residential areas start to become scarce, one almost instantly gets the “We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore” feeling. Brighton Asylum, like a dark and foreboding body, lines the winding road, but it’s not until the end that the full magnitude of its chilling presence can be appreciated.
It’s assumed The Brighton Asylum housed mentally unstable and psychologically damaged individuals back in the 1940’s. Legend has it, years of extremely harsh living conditions, grotesque medical experiments, staff disappearances, and screams spilling into the residential areas during the night, resulted in the state permanently closing the facility in 1952 pending a full investigation. However, no such results of an investigation can be found to date. In 2011, Brighton Asylum opened to the public as a haunted attraction.
After 59 years of sitting unexposed, decaying and cut off from the outside world, Brighton Asylum reopened as a haunted house venue unlike any other in or around New Jersey. It’s creaky doors were open once again, and ever since, thousands of people have been exploring its hallways and rooms where hundreds of patients lost their minds. The many unthinkable events that took place between the mid 1940’s and 1952, are still waiting to be fully uncovered mostly by angry souls seeking their ultimate vindication.
Brighton Asylum is New Jersey’s largest indoor haunted attraction, with two haunted houses and a third currently in development. Located just miles from New York City, and in the heart of northern New Jersey, Brighton Asylum quickly created a reputation for itself as one of the most detailed and must-see attractions in the country. Currently, there are two main attractions: Brighton Asylum and The Tunnel. Currently in development is a 3rd attraction, The Bleeding Grounds, hoping to open in time for this coming 2017 Halloween season.
Brighton Asylum is the main haunted house attraction. It’s updated yearly with all custom sets, over the top special effects, custom animations and unique scares. Brighton Asylum is designed to be a truly all-encompassing experience, designed to be scary but also to be fun. “Not everyone gets scared in haunted houses. That’s just a reality, but everyone wants to have fun,” said owner Rich Gonci. “At Brighton Asylum, we make sure that we are providing a complete visceral experience. If guests aren’t coming out screaming, they are coming out laughing or stunned, and that’s great too!”
At Brighton Asylum, there is something for everyone and upon repeat visits, there is always something else new and horrific to see or experience that might have been missed the first time. Plus, Richard and his horror design crew make changes annually to keep the production fresh. The Tunnel is the newest attraction, opened in 2015. It begins with boarding our “75 year old service elevators”. Often violent, and sometimes reliable, we take you under the brick and mortar of Brighton Asylum, through the long forgotten tunnel system that runs underneath (simulated). This attraction, like Brighton Asylum, is extremely detailed, and immerses guests in a hyper-realistic environment, complete with custom moving sets, animations, special effects, unique scares and top quality audio all of which adds to the eerie fright and feel each haunt customer receives.
The Bleeding Grounds will be the newest haunted house event. This up and coming haunt will be located on the 2nd floor of Brighton Asylum, and guests have been dying to get onto the 2nd floor since they opened in 2011. From the exterior of the building, bars can still be seen lining all the windows, an eerie reminder of stories circulating about what took place there years ago, and what lies ahead waiting to be uncovered. The Bleeding Grounds will take guests through a “manor” style attraction, exploring staff quarters located within the grounds of Brighton Asylum. However, many people wonder how the staff quarters came to be known as “The Bleeding Grounds”. The creative geniuses at Brighton Asylum tell us that the answer can be found within the explorations of the attraction itself. “Nobody can be told why the living quarters were dubbed The Bleeding Grounds.
Gonci's team members are working fervently on this attraction but unless it's perfect they will not open it's doors. "That's how we operate," says Gonci, "if we aren't satisfied, then we continue working on the attractions until we are 110% happy ourselves. Our customers love that about us. They always know they're getting nothing short of the best haunted attractions when they attend each season." The Bleeding Grounds will most likely open for 2018 season, unless they give it their infamous stamp of approval sooner to open for 2017.
In addition to their world class haunted attractions, Brighton Asylum recently unveiled another new attraction, Brighton Asylum Escape. The escape room industry is currently exploding across the country, and Brighton Asylum is at the forefront of the industry with four 2nd gen escape rooms. Players can choose between two 60 minute room experiences or two 5 minute experiences. The five minute experiences are only available during haunted house hours, but the 60 minute rooms are available Wed-Sun all year long.
“We added the 5 minute experiences for our haunted house guests because of the low capacity of 60 minute escape rooms”, said Rich Gonci.“Our guests love these rooms and we want to make sure that anyone who wants to try out an escape room gets to play”, he added. Rich Gonci has always been ahead of the curve. Brighton Asylum was also the first haunted house in the tri-state area to attempt off season haunted house events. They opened with their “Santa’s Slay” and “Dark Valentine” events in 2012 and expanded to a full line of haunted house events in 2013.
Today, Brighton Asylum has haunted house events during most months of the year. “When we opened for Santa’s Slay back in 2012, several guests were staff members of other haunted houses, coming from as far as Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and upstate New York. Many were just curious about the set up and how a Christmas themed haunted house might look”, said Rich.
One challenge that Brighton Asylum seems to be conquering handedly, is that of yearly updates. Brighton Asylum has seen several major renovations since its conception in 2011 that are nothing short of stunning. Their original set up in 2011 began to undergo its most major changes in 2014, and each season they seem to have accomplished the impossible, turning into one of the most detailed haunted houses in the country by 2015. “One of the greatest complements I’ve ever received was one I heard not once but twice last season,” said Rich, “that Brighton Asylum looks like a haunt in its 20th season, not just 6th year of fear.”
Brighton Asylum has a dedicated team of special effects make-up artists, costume designers, prop makers, set designers, and actors, who work all year to bring the larger than life atmosphere that people from all over the country come to experience year after year.
“Every costume is designed, distressed, and tailored not only for the actor, but for the scene, in order to bring as much realism and dimension as possible” said Danielle Foreman, chief costume designer.
Brighton Asylum is also extremely well known for their high quality make-up effects. “We employ a large number of special effect make-up techniques including prosthetics, silicone, airbrush and of course high quality custom-made silicone and latex masks,” said John Anthony, head of make-up. “Our goal is to really immerse guests in a hyper- realistic environment, and we believe that includes the looks of the actors interacting with guests”, he added.
Brighton Asylum has received accolades by many, but Rich Gonci shared with me a few of his most favorites. The Today Show called Brighton Asylum the “Scariest Place On Earth” after Tamron Hall was taken to the hospital with a torn muscle in her throat from screaming, and the Huffington Post called it the “Best Haunted House For Millennials”. Additionally, it’s routinely featured as part of top haunt lists all over the country including a 2016 featured listing by Buzzfeed. This past season, the attraction received a visit from actor James Franco, and have been featured on the show “Cake Boss”.
The Transformation of Jekyll and Hyde.
By Kevin L. McCurdy
It was a rainy cold day in the city of New York. A nice day to find a warm cozy cafe and sit down with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, or perhaps a warm potion where I was going.
The Jekyll and Hyde club uptown has been one of the great attractions of its kind for years now. The four floors consist of the Grand Salon, The Library, The Laboratory and the Attic. All of them have recently undergone a change, like the good doctor himself.
D.R. Finley is the proprietor and creator of this unique entertainment and culinary experience. He opened the first Jekyll and Hyde at 91 7th avenue in 1991. With the success of this pub as well as The Slaughtered Lamb, and Night Gallery, D.R. made the move uptown. In 1995, just four years later, the Jekyll and Hyde Club opened on the Avenue of the Americas.
The "back story" of Jekyll and Hyde is what makes this attraction unique. The back-story is the roadmap for design and creation of any attraction. Its what drives your intent and your ideas. Here is part of the Jekyll and Hyde lore:
Idealist, philanthropist, man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll was all that and more. His lifetime was spent in service to society and culminated in the good doctor's greatest, and some would say tragic, experiment. Dr. Henry Jekyll was always fascinated by man's two separate natures: good and evil. Using himself as a test subject, he performed bizarre experiments, attempting to control humanity's darker side. Unfortunately, he was seduced by his own malignant nature and on many occasions transformed into a diabolical mad man whom he later named Hyde. In 1931, Dr. Jekyll fled London and traveled to New York City, a city filled with outcasts and wanderers. Continuing his research in the hope of finding a way to rid himself of Hyde, Jekyll formed a close circle of advisors and allies and together they founded the Jekyll & Hyde Club. It soon became a social meeting place for explorers, philosophers, biologists, and other daring men and women whose exploits into science and adventure we deemed too unorthodox by their colleagues in accepted society. Nevertheless, these visionaries shared a common goal, to understand the darker nature within us all.
So what made D.R. choose the theme of Jekyll and Hyde? We asked him just that question.
D.R. I am a big fan of English history and wanted our stories to be based on the classic monsters of old Europe. It also represents everything that man is concerned with including the search for immortality and the struggle between good and evil.
When did you start the renovation and what exactly did you change?
D.R. We have been renovating since September and will continue until March or April. We have all new special effects and characters and a new 4th floor, the Attic.
How often do you change things?
D.R. We change them every year, and the special effects and shows change periodically, perhaps one to two years. A new effect may be added randomly as I feel the need.
Every detail in the club is carefully planned. Only the highest quality props, animatronics and scenic elements have been chosen. New animatronics from Life Formations have been installed on the various floors. The careful design makes it so that no matter where you sit in the restaurant you can experience at least three events close by. Other shows including the main show on the grand salon level can be seen via monitors placed appropriately around the seating areas. The idea here is that " Its always fun and always different". Walt Disney once told his team working on the Haunted Mansion that he wanted so much for the audience to look at that they would have to come back again and again to see it all. That is true here at Jekyll and Hyde’s. The walls are filled with interesting artifacts, heads, antiques, and science gone wrong. It would take you at least four visits to see each of the floors!
One of my favorite shows is in the attic. It is a little doll that stands quietly in her display box. Delilah is her name. Suddenly the box opens and slides off and she starts to speak.
I love you. I love you she says... suddenly she begins to speak and tells us about her uncle needles. He is the psychotic clown in the cage on the other side of the room. She tells us she would like us to meet her friend Mr. Pointy. Suddenly her head spins and her hands raise and turn into claws as a rendition of the Psycho music blares at us. Then as suddenly as she turns evil, she turns back to the delightful little doll again. Very well done. There are other new animations on the attic level including a creature in a crate that sounds like golem. He wants out of his captivity but changes his mind when he sees what’s. I mean who’s for lunch.
The shows were still being programmed the day we were there. We entered the attic; it was closed to the public while they worked on some of the shows. Lying on the floor was the old Frankenstein monster that had just been replaced by a newer version. It looked almost sad lying there with its head and limbs detached. I imagined how many people it had entertained over the many years it had been in service. The new monster is much more elaborate with twice as many movements than the old one. It looks more like the monster in Van Helsing now. DR ran all the shows for us on this floor, he is a perfectionist when it comes to making sure every little effect detail, and sound is in place. I thought they were wonderful. He told us they would be even better once it was all tweaked. Since Jekyll and Hyde’s is open 365 days a year there is no "down" time. They have to install all the new animatronics and show equipment while they're open. Imagine that!
Some of these installs are no little task.
There’s a new band in town too. Replacing the Funny bones (a musical twosome that cracked corny jokes) is the Monster Mash band. A group of five corpses that play a rendition of, what else, Monster Mash.
It’s really amazing when you think about it. Mr. Finley has created a totally believable world inside his clubs. Interaction with live and not so live beings adds the final touch to this believability. The animatronic characters can either run a pre-programmed show or switch to live interaction via the “puppeteers” so to speak. The residents like Fang the Gargoyle, Dr Mad, or Tobias Bloodworth, seem to really exist. Amazingly you can leave reality for a couple of hours and share a drink and some conversation with these interestingly insane characters. You can even become a member of the club and get your membership card and certificate! Whether your a horror buff or not, people enjoy being somewhere that makes them feel special, and that the hosts make them feel special. Live interaction! Someplace where they can forget the outside world. It’s the closet thing to being there so to speak. Remember the movie Westworld? People sign up for a vacation to go to a world of their choice, populated by characters from that world, and interact and live in that world for a time. Well it’s kind of like that, without the robots and Yule Brenner.