Frequently Asked Questions
All frequently asked questions.
What is Nightmare Vermont?
Nightmare Vermont is a thrilling, interactive haunted house that has run in underground spaces, and as part of other events since 2004. It has garnered a reputation for cinema-level visual effects, engaging characters, and wild Halloween fun. Come see scrappy evil geniuses team up with community leaders to bring you Vermont’s most exciting and unique event.
Can I get involved in Nightmare?
YES. We’re taking volunteers for Makeup Crew, Tech Crew, and Nightwatch (scare and character positions in the black maze, scenes, and Scareshack). Visit our Volunteer page to sign up. If your business would like to sell bulk tickets, has materials you would like to donate, or if you would like to sponsor the event, please contact us!
Will this event be too scary for me?
Nightmare is for mature audiences, and parental guidance is strongly suggested for anyone under 13. The event is not for young children, as there are scary moments, blood, mayhem, and adult language. However, Nightmare is not a gross-out slasher event, it is a thrilling story. Expect to be startled and creeped, but mostly expect a good show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to enjoy Nightmare Vermont. If you like visual spectacle and visceral entertainment, Nightmare will provide.
What will happen to me at Nightmare?
After parking your car, you'll walk to our ticket building where you will exchange your printed email confirmation for a mark on your hand. Enjoy the vendors in the ticket building until your group is called. You will make your way to the lab, where you will get suited up and be released into 12,000sf of mayhem. You may find some friendly folks to help guide you through, but you may not be able to trust them. You’ll need to escape from the monsters and solve the puzzles to get out. If you haven’t made it out in a little over an hour, you probably won’t make it out at all.
What if I don’t like scary stuff in my personal space?
If you are new to Nightmare, or your crazy friends are dragging you here, you can purchase a ghost mask for $1 before you go into the event. Ghost masks will render you invisible to everyone in the event. No one will chase you, no one will do anything gross too near to you. But they will also opt you out of being able to speak or touch anything in the event. You MAY point at things to help your fellow survivors.
My ticket says 7pm. When should I arrive?
Groups enter Nightmare about every 20 minutes. If your ticket says 7:20pm, you need to be checked in, in line, and ready to move out at that time. PLEASE arrive with enough time to park, walk to the ticket building, enjoy the vendors, and check in. We recommend arriving AT LEAST 30 minutes before your ticket time. This is a complex, live show with special effects and an all-volunteer cast and crew. Due to unforeseen circumstances of bringing you this live experience, the event may run late.
Whatever shall I wear?
If you come in costume, we’ll think you’re cool. While is an entirely indoor event, please keep in mind though that this event takes place in Vermont, in October. Due to the type of spaces we use, there is not frequently heating available. You may also need to run from evil hordes, or get splattered with some kind of fluid, so we don’t recommend your silken delicate or elaborate hats. If you feel safer wearing Kevlar body armor, we’ll understand.
How long will it take to get through Nightmare Vermont?
It should take a little over 1 hour once you enter the event.
Is Nightmare Vermont handicapped accessible?
Eeerrr, kind of. The show itself is through tight spaces and uneven ground. A good portion of the show is inaccessible by wheelchair. If you have difficulty with mobility, we would love to talk to you about your needs ahead of time and know the time of your ticket so that we can have staff on hand to make sure you and your group have the best experience possible. We can't guarantee that we can get everything right, but we would love to have the chance to try for you!!