It's in it's 15th year of scaring people senseless, Fright Fest at the Great Escape kicks off Friday night. As YNN's Megan Cruz reports, the haunted houses, rides, and monsters are ready.
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- On a cold, dreary October morning, an eerie fog hung over Ghost Town, as the hiding ghouls look to snack on the living.
"We can't guarantee you you'll leave unharmed," said Great Escape communications manager Rebecca Close.
Their haunt of choice is the Nightmare on Crack Axle Canyon.
"Third haunted attraction, brand new for 2013," said Close.
If you're brave enough, you can head inside the mine shaft where an accidental explosion killed everyone inside.
"Not recommended for children under 12," said Close. "A lot of people that don't want you in there and they're going to do their best to get you out."
One such person is Mariha Wall. The 21-year-old had been Great Escape's entertainment manager, following in her uncle's footsteps.
"He told me with my people skills and my bright personality I should be here," said Wall.
Now she roams Ghost Town with her younger brother Travis Augusta, both jealous of those whose hearts still beat.
"Makeup's fun but sometimes it's hard to get off," he said.
The man behind the makeup magic is Special Effects Artist Phil Singer.
So come to Fright Fest if you dare. The thrills and chills run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 27. For more information about the attractions and admission, head to frightfest.sixflags.com, or like them on Facebook.
Want a glimpse of the Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon? Check out Megan's trip inside the mining accident gone wrong.
YNN: Fright Fest kicks off at the Great Escape
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