When Fortress of Nightmares returns to Fort Adams for its twelfth consecutive season this October, it will be bigger than ever!

Fortress Of Nightmares, the popular fundraising event that benefits the Fort Adams Trust, will feature “Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem in Three-D, Paranormal” and “Turned! Zombie Laser Tag.”

Fortress of Nightmares has doubled in size this year with the recent work done to stabilize the flooring in the South Wall of the fort. The stabilization allows for use of the space to create a new haunted attraction, “Mayhem Three-D”. “Mayhem Three-D” is a black lighted attraction with guests wearing special 3D glasses to enhance their experience. Mayhem is the largest haunted attraction at Fort Adams this year, eclipsing “Tunnels of Terror” by 300 square feet.

“Tunnels of Terror” are an intricate maze of ghoulish horror built inside the Fort Adams underground tunnel system. The attraction features a number of scare-actors who will jump-out of their hiding places and provide guests with a high-startle experience.

“Mayhem Three-D” is another maze, using black lighting and three-D Glasses to provide guests with a unique haunt experience. Scare-actors will be hiding in plain sight, but with the use of makeup and Three-D elements, they won’t be easily spotted until it’s too late.

“Paranormal” explores parts of Fort Adams that were featured on the SyFy Channel’s hit reality series “Ghost Hunters” last season. Use your senses to explore the fort, and form your own conclusions. Is Fort Adams haunted? “Turned! Zombie Laser Tag” requires teams of 20 guests to search the area for a cure to the outbreak or risk turning into a zombie. Find the cure, remain human, and become a survivor or end up Turned!

“Fortress of Nightmares is our premiere event for the year and our largest fundraiser,” stated Dave Martland, president of the Fort Adams Trust. “Each year we continually improve on the visitor experience and this year we are introducing our new ‘Mayhem Three-D’ maze,” he added.
“Each year we create new fun and scary elements for Fortress of Nightmares as we have done with this year with Mayhem,” mentioned Dave Prata, lead creative director for the event.  “We come up with successful attractions by visiting other haunted Halloween festivals throughout the country and learn about their exhibits that are enjoyed by all,” he further stated.

Prior or upon conclusion of the event, guests can purchase food and beverage at Blackstone Caterers’ “A Fork in the Road” food truck that will be right outside the main gate. There will also be event themed merchandise for purchase at the Gift Shop.

Fortress of Nightmares dates are October 21st – 23rd and 28th – 30th from 7-10 P.M. each night. Tickets are $15 per person with participation in “Turned! Zombie Laser Tag” an additional $5.  It is recommended that attendees be at least 12 years old and up.

For more information on Fortress of Nightmares, visit http://fortressofnightmares.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).