“Before someone can enter the ‘survival horror challenge’ of McKamey Manor, there’s a physical exam. Then there’s a background check, a phone screen, a 40-page waiver and a drug test. If all that goes according to plan, participants have to watch a nearly two-hour documentary featuring every person who has attempted the haunted attraction in the past two years.” An ‘extreme’ haunted house requires a 40-page waiver. Critics say it’s a torture chamber.

+ Despite what semi-viral municipal laws might imply, you’re never too old for trick-or-treating. (Counterpoint: If you’re old enough to consider that you might too old to trick-or-treat, you are.)

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