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What people are saying about Dead City.
* "WOW! I didn't want it to end. I HIGHLY recommend visiting this haunt, and visit often. Every season I visit as many haunts across the country as I can, and I can confidently say that I have not been as impressed with an attraction, managed and staffed as well as DCHH is. I will be anxiously awaiting my chance to return. Everyone involved should be very proud!" (John Jarvis - DJ at U92)
* "This haunted house was AMAZING! it definitely stands out from the rest of the attractions in the valley." (Allie Duke)
* "I don't get scared easily but this place got the job done. I have been to multiple haunted houses and it's good to have a breath of fresh air in the haunted house category, Overall it's a 5/5 for me." (Vexatious Raven)
* "Best special effects. Very creepy and some of the best actors." (Debbie Dunn)
* "Great haunt. The detail in the sets are amazing, the layout is great, really well executed. The price is a steal for the 50+ rooms. It is very immersive, and a great time!" (Imagine Me)
* "This was sooooo much fun! Do it! They have things I've never experienced in a haunted house before! I love this place and will tell everyone and come back!" (Kambria Rose)
Tailor your scare experience to your level
"Classic Death" - General Admission.Actors won't touch you, but will do their best to scare you as much as possible.
Now offering an optional "Death Be Gone" experience to our haunted house
The cost is just $1.00 and you receive a glow stick wand to distinguish you as a person wanting a less intense experience. Pointing or waving the wand at actors will cause them to back away and not try to scare you.
Dead City Haunted House in Salt Lake City (Murray) UtahDead City Haunted House in Salt Lake City (Murray) Utah is new and located on 5425 S Vine Street (700 E). Within our massive 30,000 square foot building are over 50 rooms of fear containg all new scares and new screams never before seen in Utah. Come be one of the first to experience this brand new Haunted House adventure in Utah!
Dead City Haunted House - Awesome Haunted House special effects for UtahWe love monsters, skeletons, animatronics, and special effects! Bringing creatures to life and creating a magical world, where you as guests can lose yourselves in an immersive adventure, is very fulfilling to us. You’ll scream, then laugh and have fun with your friends. Entertaining you is what we love to do!
Interesting fact, we have our own monster creation studio inside the building where we produce creatures. Many of the monsters and animatronics are unique one of a kind creations and can only be seen at Dead City.
Check out our production studio at www.deadcityfx.com
Dead City Haunted House - Utah Haunted House next to Murray City CemetaryInteresting fact, Dead City is located next to one of the oldest Cemeteries in Utah! We of course welcome any visitors from beyond the grave to our event.
Dead City Haunted House - Best Haunted House value in UtahDead City Haunted House is new and we want you to come see it for the first time, thus we'll offer many deals and discounts to help your wallet. To sign up to receive email discounts click here -> DISCOUNT SIGNUP We won't share your email address and will only send a limited number of emails near haunt season.
Dead City Haunted House - Great and possibly best Haunted House parking in Utah.Dead City Haunted House has tons of FREE parking right around and behind our building that is well lit and clearly visible. Our nearly 300 spaces guarantee that you won't be worrying about your car while you are worrying about our monsters when you are inside.
Dead City Haunted House - Awesome Scares!We love to scare, and we'll do everything that we can to make you scream!!!
Below are a few photos from our past collection.
Nightmare Nursery!Ever have a creepy doll that freaked you out? Now you will know why!
Cannibal Kitchen!Cannibals in the Kitchen are hungry and waiting for you to visit!
Salt Lake City has a Mad ScienistThe Electric Science Lab is filled with electrfied creatures who wish to share their obsessions with you. We don't recommend staying to long.
The Curse of Egypt in Salt Lake CityEver wonder if the curse of Anubis is real? You'll find out at Dead City Haunted House
The Bad Seed Pumpkin Farm in Salt Lake CityFarmers have been planting that which they should not. Victims Beware!
More information to come on, Cursed Kitchen, Zulu Horror, Pumpkin Farm, Werewolf Forest, Spiders Lair, Curse of Egypt, Vampires Lair, Elizabeth Bathery, and more! Over 50 rooms of terror at Dead City Haunted House in Salt Lake City Utah.
Dead City Haunted House in Salt Lake City Utah
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History of Dead City Haunted House in Salt Lake City (Murray) Utah:As a teenager the owner of Dead City Haunted House attended several haunted houses, The March of Dimes Haunted Houses, The Institute of Terror Haunted House (now Nightmare on 13th), The Haunted Woods at Wheeler Farm, The Haunted Old Mill Haunted House, Rocky Point Haunted House, Alien Encounters Haunted House, The State Fair Park Haunted Houses, and the Nightmare at the Grand Haunted House at SLC Community College. Attending these events generated further interest in haunted houses, made fun memories, and provided a wealth of experiences to draw from for future event creation. He also learned how to make many special effects in a high school electronics class where he learned how to make plasma balls, Jacobs Ladders, Tesla Coils, strobe lights, zap effects and other electronic devices.
Having and interest in animatronics and robotics he attended the University of Utah and received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. While at the U of U he developed an animatronic control circuit card and used it to make coin operated talking skeletons. In 1996 the owners of The Institute of Terror (now Nightmare on 13th) discovered the skeletons and asked to use the system for a new concept they were working on called Terror Theater. Subsequently two talking skeletons were made for the first season of Terror Theater. The animated theater continued to progress and is still an integral part of the Nightmare on 13th Haunted House.
In 1997 after the success of Terror Theater the DCHH owner decided to open his own haunted house called The Haunted Old West at the Wagonmaster restaurant. Ironically in the same building that Dead City Haunted House now resides. The event was around 18,000 square feet, had several automated effects, approximately 40-50 actors, vortex tunnel, two giant puppet characters, and many other fun effects. The entire event had one week to be completely set up before the opening night and had to be taken down in a few days before the start of holiday parties.
After the success of The Haunted Old West the haunted house event was sold to the Utah Fun Dome family entertainment center in Murray Utah and operated for two years as a temporary event set up in the roller skating rink. 15,000 to 20,000 guests attended the event each year. The temporary event was then turned into a permanent Fun House attraction that operated until the Utah Fun Dome closed.
During this time the DCHH owner also consulted for the Park City Silver Mine Haunted House where he got to spend many hours wandering alone in the underground tunnels thinking up effects for the haunted event which was very fun. He also designed effects for the Rocky Point Haunted House which at the time was Salt Lake City’s largest and most popular haunted house.
In 2003 – 2004 he designed and operated an outdoor haunted house event for Hollywood Connections family entertainment center in West Valley City that was held in a 4800 square foot tent in the parking lot. He also designed an fully automated Halloween animatronic theater that performed for guests.
From 2010 to 2016 he was a 12% owner of the Castle of Chaos haunted house and resided mainly at the Nightmare Mansion event in Taylorsville Utah, but also helped finance and produce the Castle of Chaos events in Riverdale and Orem as well as the new Castle of Chaos location in Midvale. If you attended any of the Castle of Chaos haunted houses over the past years and witnessed an automated figure or effect chances are he made that prop.
From 2015 – 2017 he designed a haunted house that operated at the Utah State Fair.
In 2016 he created his own line of animatronics control systems along with a line of amazing animatronic monsters!
In 2017 work began on the new 30,000 square foot Dead City Haunted House location where the legacy continues!