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CROSS COUNTY MALL
700 BROADWAY AVE.
MATTOON, IL 61938

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2017 Special Events

Spook Show Con 2017 has several Special Events in the works from the Horror Avenue Film Festival to the bizarre Magic and Murder Mysteries of Vince Wilson!  We have a large variety of dark arts and entertainment coming together for you!

THE HORROR AVENUE FILM FESTIVAL

HorrorAvenue.net is a Horror News & Entertainment website and The Horror Avenue Film Festival is a new annual event taking place at Spook Show Con, designed to feature a collection of awesome horror films each year!

To submit your own horror film to Horror Avenue Film Fest CLICK HERE!

To learn more about Horror Avenue Film Fest visit: www.horroravenuefest.com

Escape Room - "Circus of the Abandoned"

Circus of the Abandoned
The Bordereaux family has  hired your team to find their son Jeffery. Your search has lead you to the mysterious Circus of the Abandoned. Can you solve the mystery in time? 

Sponsored by Brainstorm Escapes!

NOTE: $10/ticket (Discount offered to VIP's)

Escape Room - "Abstract Larceny"

Abstract Larceny
You and your team have been hired by Sir Reginald Boregard III to recover his recently stolen art. Six priceless pieces were taken from his museum, but most important you must find the majestic ruby of Sudan. You have 15 minutes before the thieves return. Test your wits at Brainstorm Escape's premiere remote experience! 

Sponsored by Brainstorm Escapes!

NOTE: $10/ticket (Discount offered to VIP's)

FREE Spook Show 4 Kids!

You might think that Spook Show Con is all for adults, but the truth is we have a little something for the kids too!  Be sure to check out our FREE "Spook Show 4 Kids" children's room featuring Crafts, Bean Bag Toss, Frog Flippers, Games and a bunch of great activities for the kids!

 

Jack The Ripper - Magic and Murder Mystery Theater!

Past life regression and artifacts from the past will finally reveal who Jack the Ripper really was! Look at actual newspaper clippings from 1888 London, reproduction documents and photos from the murder scenes while deciphering a puzzle that has taken more than a century to solve!

The History of Jack the Ripper

In the mid-19th century, England experienced an influx of Irish immigrants, who swelled the populations of England’s major cities, including the East End of London. From 1882, Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe and Tsarist Russia moved into the same area. The civil parish of Whitechapel in London’s East End became increasingly overcrowded. Work and housing conditions worsened, and a significant economic underclass developed. Robbery, violence and alcohol dependency were commonplace, and the endemic poverty drove many women to prostitution.

Ripper-SuspectIn October 1888, London’s Metropolitan Police Service estimated that there were 1200 prostitutes and about 62 brothels in Whitechapel. The economic problems were accompanied by a steady rise in social tensions. Between 1886 and 1889, frequent demonstrations, such as that of 13 November 1887, led to police intervention and further public unrest. Racism, crime, social disturbance, and real deprivation fed public perceptions that Whitechapel was a notorious den of immorality. In 1888, such perceptions were strengthened when a series of vicious and grotesque murders attributed to “Jack the Ripper” received unprecedented coverage in the media.

The Magic and Murder Mystery

Join Parapsychologist and Ripperologist Vince Wilson on a mission to find a historic killer before he gets you! When things start going wrong, you can’t call 911. How can the police help you against the supernatural?

NOTE: Add on ticket (Price to be announced soon, Discount offered to VIP's)

THE DEATH OF POE - Magic and Murder Mystery Theater!

The great American poet Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances in 1849.

“The Locket is haunted” the man said very matter of fact. “It was once owned by Mrs. Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton. She was Poe’s fiancée at the time of his death, and childhood sweetheart.”

“Haunted,” you ask?

They said it can act as a portal, and those that have been in its presence alone have claimed to hear voices, words of unearthly spirits vocalizing. Lenore……

Some say it can even reveal the mystery of Poe’s death!

The Magic and Murder Mystery

Join Parapsychologist Vince Wilson on a mission to find a mission to find the true cause of Edgar Allan Poe's death!

NOTE: Add on ticket (Price to be announced soon, Discount offered to VIP's)

AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS - MAGIC & MURDER MYSTERY

When one thinks of classic horror, you probably think of Edgar Allan Poe. Throw the word “weird” in there and you have H.P. Lovecraft!

The so-called “Cthulhu Mythos” created by Lovecraft have been adopted into many sci-fi and horror stories over the years. Hints of it can be found in the works of Stephen King and Clive Barker. The Hellboy comics and films have also borrowed heavily from Lovecraft. So- detailed, rich and enthralling are these “histories” of the “Old Ones” that some have gone as far as to speculate – are these stories really just fiction? If not, if indeed they are part of our reality, what does that mean for the future of mankind?

A scientific expedition to Antarctica composed of a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Geologist William Dyer, and discovered fantastic and horrific ruins and a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas. The group that discovered and crossed the mountains found the remains of fourteen ancient life forms; completely unknown to science and unidentifiable as either plants or animals. Six of the specimens are badly damaged and the others uncannily pristine. Their highly-evolved features are problematic: their stratum location puts them at a point on the geologic time scale much too early 

for such features to have naturally evolved yet. Because of their resemblance to creatures of myth mentioned in the Necronomicon, they are dubbed the “Elder Things”.

None but Dyer and a graduate student (who was driven insane) survive. Professor Dyer concludes that the Elder Things and their civilization were destroyed by the creatures they created and that this entity has sustained itself on the enormous penguins since eons past. He begs the planners of the next proposed Antarctic expedition to stay away from things that should not be loosed on this Earth.

The Magic and Murder Mystery

Decades later, arcane scholar Vince Wilson has come across artifacts from Professor Dyer’s failed expedition. He plans on demonstrating to the guests present that he can travel via astral projection to the lost city in the Antarctic and bring something back with him! Is he insane? If not, will anyone survive this night?

Join Parapsychologist Vince Wilson as he tries to reign in an ancient terror from beyond time and space!

NOTE: Add on ticket (Price to be announced soon, Discount offered to VIP's)

Lazer Tag!

Nothing is more exciting that Laser Tag!  Be sure to check it out at Spook Show Con!

This add on ticket is only $5 for 15 minutes!

VIP'S GET 1 FREE LASER TAG SESSION!

SPOOK SHOW CON VIP!

First 20 VIP's to register get a FREE Spook Show Con Mug!

MAGIC & MURDER MYSTERY

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