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Dubbed “the Dog Days of Summer,” this playful cloud formation made headlines across the country in recent weeks, and seemed to signal the dwindling days of barbecues and beach parties, and the approach of brilliant fall leaves, pumpkin patches and towering corn mazes.
Now a much more sinister apparition has skywatchers agog as a popular Fort Worth haunted house prepares to open Saturday night for a long awaited “Sneak Peek.”
As if to herald the beginning of the 2014 haunting season, the roiling clouds over Fort Worth paused for just a moment, long enough for one lucky photographer to capture this uncanny formation.
Anyone on the fence about whether to brave the crowds — and the clouds — and be first in line at Cutting Edge Haunted House on Saturday night must surely be swayed by this cunning visual illusion.
According to Fort Worth Psychoanalyst Kenu Seemy, if you think you see Cutting Edge in this purely innocent cloud formation, then it’s likely that your subconscious is telling you:
“Take me to Cutting Edge Saturday night. I want to be scared out of my mind. Go online and buy a ticket NOW, or I’ll bite you!”
So if you see what I see, don’t wait — get your tickets now for Saturday night’s Grand Opening Sneak Peek and get ready for an all-out extravaganza of terror!
Oh, and you might want to go get something to eat now. I think your subconscious is hungry.
According to AAA, gas prices dropped a penny a gallon across the great State of Texas this week, after falling 3 cents last week, and are down overall by 14 cents a gallon versus this time last year — so what are you waiting for? Gas up the truck, load up the kids and head on out to Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth this Saturday for the Grand Opening Sneak Peek!
That’s right, the doors open at 8 p.m. this Saturday night, August 30, heralding the start of the Haunting Season here in Fort Worth, and oh what a season it will be!
Be afraid; be very, very afraid. The best in the business have been lying awake nights for months on end, dreaming up new and terrifying ways to separate you from eight of your nine lives. Be prepared to face every fear and phobia you can imagine, and some you’ve never even thought of, till now — that you’ll wish you could forget!
Cutting Edge Haunted House is not for the faint of heart; not for those with pacemakers, oxygen tanks or small children. It takes a strong set of lungs to scream like a little girl, and sturdy knees that won’t buckle like soft aluminum beer cans when the darkness comes alive and breathes softly down your neck…
There’s no “wimp lane” here, no small or medium size helpings of horror; it’s all or nothing, supersize scare factor, and once you enter, there’s no turning back.
Do you think you have what it takes?
We’ll see about that.
Saturday, August 30, 2014. 8 o’clock.
See you there.
Since the release of the renowned thriller, “Night of the Living Dead,” the zombie apocalypse concept, in which a global zombie infestation decimates the entire civilized world, has been a theme of many books, articles and movies.
In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread outbreak of zombie-ism threatens to destroy all human life. Victims of zombies often themselves become zombies, causing the outbreak to spread exponentially. Governments, military and law enforcement organizations are helpless to defend against the overwhelming plague, and the entire human society collapses, leaving only isolated pockets of non-zombie survivors, forced to scavenge for food and supplies in a hostile wilderness.
Good story, but could it really happen?
While the internet is rife with examples in which scientists and laymen expound about the various viruses, parasites and drug-induced genetic mutations that could turn an entire population into mindless, rabid zombies, we at Cutting Edge Haunted House have another theory on how it will all go down.
It will all start quite innocently, with the introduction of a new form of breakfast cereal, made from genetically modified corn. Designed to make the corn more resistant to small weevils known as billbugs, this corn will inadvertently activate a little known genetic receptor in the billbugs’ tiny brains, causing them to become incredibly voracious. Ravenously seeking to devour everything in sight and oblivious to their own peril, the bugs will be inadvertently ground up into the corn, to be consumed by unwitting humans in the form of the new breakfast cereal.
In the human gut, the genetically modified billbug remnants will cause such considerable digestive distress that zombie-like customers, glassy-eyed and moaning in agony, will be lined up in droves outside every corner drug store, desperately seeking a dwindling supply of anti-diarrheal medicine.
A radical yet high-tech terrorist group will then seize upon the opportunity to incapacitate the world’s population, by ambushing emergency vehicles rushing supplies of antidiarrheal medicines to hospitals and drug stores everywhere. These diabolical fiends will then switch the anti-diarrheal medicine with a new designer psychedelic drug called simply, Z.
Hopped up on Z, hordes of drug crazed, projectile vomiting, digestively-challenged zombie-like humans will be observed wandering the earth with a really bad case of the munchies, causing news stations everywhere to herald the arrival of the long dreaded zombie apocalypse.
Hey, it could happen.
Don’t forget — Cutting Edge Opens August 30th at 8 pm! BE THERE, or we’ll send our zombies after you!
Just 25 days till Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas opens the doors for the 2014 Haunting Season. What are YOU looking forward to?
Clowning around with my BFFs!
In honor of International Clown Week, August 1-7, Cutting Edge salutes clowns everywhere, the good, the bad and the ugly!
Come and meet our clowns in person, at the Sneak Peak on August 30! They’ve been sharpening their chainsaws for months now!
Have you ever thought about working in a haunted house? Considered what it would be like to go to work every night and scare the pants off of people? If you love the smell of fear, the sound of terrified shrieks and the gratification of slipping in and out of the enveloping darkness, if you think Halloween should be every night of the year, then we have the job for you!
Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas is looking for a few good mummies — and ghouls, and zombies and maniacs, to round out their cast and crew for the season. Whether you delight in the spotlight or you’d rather lurk behind the scenes, creating wicked hair designs that would make Paul Mitchell positively shudder, and painting faces in a way Max Factor never conceived of, you can now be a part of this world famous house of horrors during the 2014 haunting season!
We’re looking for parking attendants, concessions and sales, security personnel, cashiers, stage managers, makeup artists, hair stylists, costumers, tech support and of course, actors and actresses with a talent for terror. Simply fill out an application online and get ready for the experience of a lifetime! You must be 16 years or older to apply, and applicants under 18 must have parental/guardian consent.
What do cast members think about working at Cutting Edge? Ray Don, or Big Ray as he’s known, has this to say: “When the show is running, it’s probably the best time of my year. It is so much fun. We have a blast!”
According to Head Makeup Artist and Set Designer Frances Woodruff, “This is like playtime every day, and this is what we do for a living.”
Makeup Artist Delena Williams calls it a “loving, dysfunctional family,” while Danger Dave says, “It’s like hanging out with my friends every day. How many people can say they get to go to work and hang out with their friends?”
“Chain Saw” Brent James enjoys being part of the “front line entertainment,” scaring patrons when they arrive in the parking lot, and when they’re waiting to use the restrooms. “What amazes me is, I’m out there with the parking lot lights on and everything, and people still manage to not see me,” he says. “They actually know I’m there, and they forget I’m there and get scared anyway.” It’s all part of his mission, to “give them a good time. That’s what it’s all about.”
Don’t wait — fill out the application today, because the Sneak Peak/Opening Night is just 37 days away!!!
Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth Texas wants to know! If you love to be terrified by some of the latest and greatest blood-curdling, spine-tingling, hair-raising horror series showing on various networks and cable television, tell us which is your favorite. Just go to our Facebook page
and click on the contest. Then like the photos from your favorite shows. The one with the most likes wins. By participating, YOU will be eligible to win some Cutting Edge Creepy Stuff!
If you don’t see your favorite show listed there, it’s because we had to limit the contest to the top ten. We realize that there are many, many great shows out there. In fact, it’s a positive gore-fest of disturbing, cutting edge, violent and evil sci-fi, fantasy, murder and mayhem television shows the likes of which have never been seen before in the history of the “boob tube!”
If you’re not familiar with some or all of the shows, here is the lineup of where to find them:
American Horror Story – Wednesday nights on FX
Bates Motel – Monday nights at 10:00 pm on A&E
Grimm – Friday nights at 9:00 pm on NBC
Hannibal – season just ended but watch full episodes here
Salem – watch 5 episodes back to back Sunday, July 20 on WGNAME, starting at 9 a.m.
Sleepy Hollow – Monday nights at 9:00 pm on Fox
The Strain – Sunday nights at 10:00 on FX
Teen Wolf – Monday nights at 10:00 pm on MTV
True Blood – HBO – watch full episodes here
The Walking Dead – Sunday nights at 9:00 pm on AMC
So bone up on your favorite horror-genre television shows, and don’t forget to vote at the Cutting Edge Facebook page before 5 p.m. on July 21! It’s FREE STUFF, people!!
And don’t forget, the Cutting Edge Haunted House August 30 “Sneak Peek” is in just 43 days!!!
Did you ever wonder where the term “dead end” comes from? When you see that yellow diamond-shaped sign with the harsh black lettering, do you feel a chill run down your spine and wonder if perhaps you might actually perish if you were to venture down that path?
Perhaps because of its sinister connotations, dead end has been a popular name for plays, movies, cartoons and even an Android app available on Google Play.
Dead End was the title of a play about 1930′s Manhattan and the juxtaposition of lush highrise apartments and the poor street thugs who roamed the pavements below. Sidney King’s Broadway play was later made into a popular movie by the same name, debuting a young Humphrey Bogart.
The latest movie to go by that name is a 2003 horror flick about a hapless man who makes an unfortunate choice of shortcuts on his way to the in-laws house with the family on Christmas Eve.
A dead end street is often called a “cul-de-sac,” a French term which literally translates to “bottom of a bag.”
In ancient Athens and Rome, dead end streets were used for defense purposes, where an unwitting invasion force could be trapped and annihilated.
Later civilizations used dead-ends or cul-de-sacs to keep outside traffic from using residential neighborhoods as a cut-through.
In modern times, the term dead end has social connotations, i.e.: “Permitting no opportunity for advancement, as in a dead end job.”
At Cutting Edge Haunted House, our many dead ends are havens for the undead. They’re favorite hiding places for zombies, ghouls and chainsaw-wielding maniacs. They’re full of spiders, snakes, creepy-crawlies and just plain creeps. Be very, very careful not to wander into a dead end at Cutting Edge, because not only is there no outlet, there’s no way out!
Just 47 days till the August 30 Sneak Peak!
Happy Fourth of July from Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas! Here in the nation’s 17th largest city, folks will be celebrating with a good old fashioned baseball game at LaGrave Field, movies at the Coyote Drive-In, partying at Sundance Square and a spectacular fireworks show at Panther Island Pavilion.
Not every town in the nation gets as excited about the holiday as Fort Worth, however. The town of Vicksburg, Mississippi was the site of a significant Union victory during the Civil War, one that marked a turning point that shifted the momentum to the North. On July 4, 1863, Confederate General John Pemberton surrendered to Union forces at Vicksburg, after a perilous month of hard-fought battles and seemingly endless artillery barrages. The town of Vicksburg refused to celebrate the Fourth of July for the next 81 years.
The Fourth of July also seems to have been a less than fortuitous day for three of America’s first five presidents, who ultimately perished on Independence Day. John Adams, our second president and Thomas Jefferson, our third, died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826. Adams was 90 and Jefferson 83. Five years later, James Monroe, our fifth president, passed away on July 4, 1831.
If fireworks aren’t your thing, you may want to take in the new horror flick, “Deliver Us From Evil,” being released this Fourth of July weekend in theaters everywhere. Based in New York City, the movie stars Eric Bana as a NYC police officer who teams up with a priest specializing in exorcisms, to fight a series of demonic possessions taking place all over the city. Ooh, goosebumps!
And if you can’t find any other reason to celebrate, consider this: It’s just 57 days until Cutting Edge Haunted House opens up on August 30 for a “sneak peak” at the all new monster line-up for 2014! Yayyyy!
The Zombies and the Evil Clowns faced off yesterday in Cutting Edge’s first ever World Cup Soccer Monster Match. In what will surely go down in history as the world’s most interesting soccer game, two well-matched teams took the field and let it all hang out.
In fact, play had to be stopped several times while officials removed excess body parts from the playing field.
With just 10 men on the pitch, the Evil Clowns found themselves at a distinct disadvantage, despite the Zombies’ clear lack of motility. The Zombies were the first to get on the scoresheet, with a powerful surge down the field that mowed down everyone and everything in their way. After a replacement referee was found, play resumed at a punishing tempo.
A foul was called against the Zombies when Zombie Midfielder Igor the Aggressor allegedly took a bite out of Evil Clown Defender Shaco the Demon Jester. The Evil Clowns won a free kick and used Igor’s head as the ball, firing a low cross into the box, goal Evil Clowns.
Despite the Zombies’ initial momentum, the veteran team seemed to crack under pressure in the second half, leaving fetid bits of flesh all over the field. Smelling victory, the Evil Clowns managed to rally and finish the game two goals ahead. What a disaster for the Zombies, who looked dead and buried at the finish.
It’s hard to describe the palpable excitement that pulsed through the crowd as the Evil Clowns did their victory dance on Cutting Edge’s “Back 40″ soccer field, with chainsaws roaring, werewolves howling and the Zombie Marching Band playing a lively funeral dirge. Only in Fort Worth, Texas, at Cutting Edge Haunted House could such a remarkable grudge match take place.
The Zombies, Evil Clowns and the rest are just killing time, so to speak, till August 30th, when Cutting Edge opens its doors for a Sneak Peak, officially kicking off the 2014 haunting season. That’s just 61 days from now, so don’t hold your breath — yet, but do hold the date open and be ready for the scare of your life!
Keep checking back as we countdown to the throwdown!
Halloween is still 133 days away, but don’t despair: Cutting Edge Haunted House will be opening up for a “Sneak Peek” on Saturday, August 30 – just 71 days from now!
That sneak peek will officially kick off the haunting season in Fort Worth, home of the World’s Longest Walk-Through Haunted House, followed by 26 more nights of thrills, chills and frightfully delightful entertainment.
So put a big red X on your calendar on August 30 this year. Cameron Diaz will turn 42 on that day, and Anne-Marie, titular Queen of Greece will turn 68. Happy birthday, ladies!
Historical events of note on August 30: Nazi Germany annexed Luxembourg in 1942, Hurricane Carol struck Long Island and Connecticut in 1954, killing 72 and causing $462 million in damage, and President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a killer rabbit while on a fishing trip in Georgia in 1979. Apparently the unfortunate creature leapt into the water in order to escape a pack of hounds, and swam toward the President’s boat in a panic. The Commander-in-Chief fended off the would-be attacker with a paddle and the rabbit swam away, but not before being captured on film by a White House photographer.
According to former Press Secretary Jody Powell: “The animal was clearly in distress, or perhaps berserk. The President confessed to having had limited experience with enraged rabbits. He was unable to reach a definite conclusion about its state of mind. What was obvious, however, was that this large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat.”
Here at Cutting Edge, we know all about killer rabbits!
So remember to keep Halloween in your heart always, and just hang on for 71 more days. You can do it. Stock up on horror flicks on DVD, put plenty of ketchup on your French fries, pretend that Grandpa is really a zombie and practice screaming at the top of your lungs in a dark closet. The time will seem to fly by, and before you know it, you’ll be screaming for real as you race through the Cutting Edge with a chainsaw-wielding maniac slashing at your back!