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PRESS RELEASE: Chattanooga’s Nationally Ranked Haunted Attraction Returns September 27

Election Year in Dread Hollow Draws New Terror for The Cursed Town  

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (September 18, 2019) – The cursed town of Dread Hollow opens for the fall season in Chattanooga on Sept. 27 with the nationally ranked haunted attractionintroducing three all-new, disturbingly-real, haunt experiences and five unnerving escape rooms. Open select nights, Sept. 27 – Oct. 31, evil forces vie for power, dividing the legendary town as the election for Dread Hollow’s next mayor draws near. 

A Town Divided, Dread Hollow’s 2019 theme, foretells of the ominous atmosphere throughout the indoor, 20,000+ square foot attraction featuring elaborately detailed sets, professional actors, chilling costuming and makeup, and extensive special effects. Explore Mercy Hospital, a long shuttered hot spot of paranormal activity, its grim secrets triggered madness within its walls, decades before. Follow the beckoning call beyond the city gates to the dark heart of Bloodwood, a disenchanted forest from which there is no escape.  Discover the unsettling secret to immortalityin Contagion, the foreboding labyrinth of catacombs and storm drains far beneath the streets of Dread Hollow. 

The extreme nature of the haunt brings a warning explains Kara Van Brunt, senior director of operations for Ruby Falls, “The haunt is recommended only for visitors ages 12 and older due to it is intensity.” Van Brunt continues, “Now in our 16thyear of creating the premier haunt in the region, Dread Hollow 2019 adds yet another level of terror to this Chattanooga tradition.” 

In 2018, Dread Hollow became the #1 fan-voted haunt in the nation on scurryface.com and the Southeast Tourism Society selected it as a TOP 20 Event for the last three years. 

“Dread Hollow earns its reputation as one of the most horrifyingly innovative haunts in the nation by evolving each season and delivering totally new experiences,” says Todd Patton, co-creator of Dread Hollow. “2019 brings the largest haunt yet, with more extreme elements and unexpected twists including giving visitors a hand in determining the town’s fate by casting a vote for the next mayor, if they are brave enough.” 

Beat the clock in the five separately ticketed, mind-bending Deliverance Escape Rooms, including three brand new rooms and completely redesigned challenges in two popular returning rooms. 

The ultimate blood-red carpet treatment comes with an R.I.P. Fast Pass, giving exclusive access to the R.I.P. Lounge and control of scare zones hidden in the general admission queue. R.I.P. pass holders also score 2019 Dread Hollow swag and discounts on merchandise and photography. General admission tickets are also available.

Visit dreadhollow.comfor tickets and event details.