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NIGHTMARE ON ELMHURST - Detroit’s Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children



Detroit's Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th

Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children

On Friday, October 24, 2014 metro-Detroiters are invited to Cass Community Social Services' (Cass) Nightmare on Elmhurst haunted attraction.  When darkness falls in Detroit, the nightmare begins for those that dare to enter Cass' frightening outdoor maze. The Nightmare – regardless of weather – is open 7 - 11p.m. Proceeds benefit Cass' work with homeless women and children.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 (not recommended for children under five). New this year, a $15 Fast Pass, allowing the bravest ticket holders to jump to the front of the line if they dare. Secure, free, gated parking is available. Group rates are also available*.

Months before opening, Cass staff seek out the premiere paranormal in order to create the most spine-chilling experience in Detroit. Carnage covers the Zombie Field with the walking dead looking for their next victims and tree houses with unnatural occupants will keep visitor's eyes to the skies. The bottomless pit dares all to test their talent to escape the demons that are rumored to be imprisoned below.

One hundred student volunteers from Brighton will join the Cass staff to run this year's attraction. This is the second year Cass is producing the Nightmare on Elmhurst attraction next to their Scott Building headquarters.

Cass previously hosted Detroit Urban Legends haunted house from 2003 – 2012 at the 131-year-old Cass Community United Methodist Church in Detroit.

"I love this time of year and the chance each year to come up with a more frightening experience," said Rev. Fowler.  "It's not only an important fundraiser for the women and children we serve, it provides a fun event for the community."

Beginning Sunday, October 19, 2014, Cass Executive Director, Rev. Faith Fowler, will lead a team of volunteers to begin the week long work of creating a scream-inducing encounter for those brave enough to enter. 

Nightmare on Elmhurst will be open October 24-26, 30 & 31 from 7pm-11pm.

Attraction goers can arrange free, secure parking and entry into the haunted attraction at

11850 Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit (link to map )

*Groups of 12 or more are eligible for a discount. Transportation is available for groups of 20 or more.  For more information on the haunted house call 313-883-2277 – for group information ask for Gladys Ferguson.

About Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs, providing affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement. The agency works with men, women and children with HIV/AIDS, medical and mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse. Cass utilizes 5,000 volunteers annually. To learn more about Cass Community Social Services, please visit