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Chamber of Horrors NY is transforming their 2 haunted attractions into a Christmas Horror Extravaganza. A Very Scary XMAS is a holiday fund-raising event sure to send shivers down anyone’s spine. December 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th the show is open from 8 PM until 11 PM. Tales of Terror the first haunted attraction is run by Granny Muerte who has come to town with her killer stories. A disturbing collection of holiday frights such as Krampuses, Killer Snowmen, Christmas killers, Zombies and more! Santa’s Workshop is the second haunted attraction run by the jolly man himself. Santa has transformed the lovable workshop into an industrial factory cranking out demonic toys.
"We were devastated and our lives turned upside down," said Matt Guiliano, one of the event's co-owners. On Halloween Night at approximately 2:00 AM in the morning a group of thieves broke into Chamber of Horrors and made away with the company safe. The contents of the safe included the Actor Payroll, Facility Rent, Personal Finances of the co-owners and a generous amount of ticket sales from the Halloween season.
Marty Arominski when asked about the situation simply said "This was a huge loss for us as owners and for our Haunt Family. It could be the end of our 6 year run." After learning about the theft, the cast and crew who put together Chamber of Horrors donated most of their pay for the Halloween weekend to help out the owners but one individual knew it wasn’t enough. Robert Frankenberg jumped into action with the veterans of the haunted attraction and created Crooked Christmas.
The event is a fundraiser to ensure Chamber of Horrors returns for the 2018 season and the owners will be okay through the Winter months. "This is about more then the business of scaring people, Matt has children. Christmas time is about giving back so that is exactly what we are doing. We are going to save these gentleman’s families" said Robert Frankenberg one of the events Managers.