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October 12, 2008 Slideshows

Inside the Darkness, St. Louis, 10/11/08 

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"Did that decapitated head just wink at me?" The Darkness is advertised as one of "America's Best Haunted Attractions," so here's a gory look inside. We went along with about 2,000 other brave souls on October 11.
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11 p.m. Saturday night, outside The Darkness.
The butler had IT done to him.
These young men were REALLY hoping their dates would get scared in the Darkness.
This is the "ghouls' night out."
Stop by and get some head in Soulard.
"It wasn't nearly as creepy as a blind date."
The Grateful Dead tipping his hat.
The Headless Horseman stopped by to collect some souvenirs.
A little guy looking for a playmate.
"That was some scary shit."
Skeletons of those who did not make it all the way through the Darkness, held in a building in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.
Not everyone comes through the Darkness unscathed.
Yet he still managed to meet some chicks.
"It was scarier than a high school musical in there!"
An actor touching up his blood.
In the dressing room with a ghoul.
Like all businesses near the Anheuser-Busch brewery, a good bar is a must.
He was searching for that special lady.
The fridge is full, help yourself.
These Bass Pro ladies weren’t scared, after all they serve Red Staters every day
Really old folks home section of the Darkness.
Martinis -- and everything else -- were dry.
The butcher shop.
Old Tyme Soulard barfly.
"Yo, we'll kick some monster tail Homey."
Psyhe Ward escapee.
"It was so scary my hair stood up."
Let's double date.
Toxic trash.
The hatchet man.
Sneaking up on unsuspecting victims.
A ghoulish leprechaun.
Ahh! I hate you dad!
McDonald's wasn’t scary enough for this crew, they needed a haunted house too.
About 2,000 people went through the Darkness Saturday night.
An imprisoned guest at the Darkness.
A bachelor's apartment after Mardi Gras.
"Welcome to my office."
"Shhh, don’t want to wake the undead."
Wide-eyed kids going through the Darkness.
11 p.m. Saturday night, outside The Darkness.

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