Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Abandoned horror-themed restaurant

Abandoned horror-themed restaurant 't Spookhuys

Last weekend Ingrid and Lars from Cosy Travels and I visited visited the abandoned horror-themed restaurant 't Spookhuys, also known as House of 1000 Spirits. Rattling chandeliers, smoking ceilings and moving paintings once decotated this place. Transvestite draculas, illusionists and devil-worshiping dancers entertained the guests while they ate mud pie out of a skull. Rumor has it satanic rituals were held in this house in order to leave angry spirits to roam the premises. Finding 't Spookhuys was a challenge since our GPS indicated that the address was non-existent. Although we didn't see any ghosts or demons around the abandoned restaurant, the place had something unsettling.

The restaurant closed its doors in 2008, but can still be visited at Steenweg op Gierle 441 in Turnhout, Belgium.
Abandoned horror-themed restaurant 't Spookhuys
Abandoned horror-themed restaurant 't Spookhuys

381 comments:

  1. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant before, but I would love to. it looks incredible!

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  2. Ziet er eng, maar toch wel tof eruit!

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  3. It looks awesome, it's a shame that we don't have these kind of restaurants in Hungary :(

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  4. Aww I was hoping it was closer to me, but I guess it doesn't really make a difference if it's closed :/ I bet it would've been fantastic dining there, all lit up by candle light..

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  5. Your life seems like a blast right now!!

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  6. New Follower.... That restaurant looks like it was amazing! Would have loved to eat there!

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  7. the abandoned restaurant looks terrific!

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  8. it looks like you had a very interesting opportunity!

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  9. I dislike anything horrific, so I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant and would never want to go to one.

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  10. It sure is fascinating. Never been to one! But I can only imagine how you can digest your food if you're too scared to eat...

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  11. Shared it on Twitter! https://twitter.com/bedsidelight/status/261016200044240896

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  12. freaking awesome I would love to work there

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  13. No way! That place is real? It looks so cool. Probably spookier now that it's abandoned. I've been to Jekyll & Hyde restaurant in NYC. Cheesy fun. Also The Slaughtered Lamb pub in NYC has good food.

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  14. The freaky decorations make this horor-themed restaurant a great place to bring teens for some fun laughs.

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  15. Luis Andres Riera SalazarOctober 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    hello

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  16. The abandoned horror-themed restaurant sounds cool. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant.

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  17. Pretty weird, but nice that you can still go see it. I am not big into horror, but I love history. I would go to a historical site like that.

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  18. When I was in New York City, there was a theme restaurant based on Jekyll and Hyde. The actors played the parts of the characters... it was awesome! :)

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  19. I've never been to a horror themed restaurant before. Although it sounds interesting I don't think I would want to eat in a place with a horror them :)
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  20. That place looks amazing! I wish we had something like that closer to where I live.

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  21. It looks awesome! I have never been to one. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  22. I think it looks cool. I would love to go there!
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  23. The place look scary...

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  24. those look scary and fun at the same times. i haven't been into one restaurant like tjose because they don't exist in my country

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  25. I haven't been to a horror themed restaurant, but I love themed restaurants in general - they're fun! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I’m OBSESSED with your blog! I love the photos, stories, and reading about your life! So glad I found it!

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  27. It looks to small to be a restaurant. And I've never been to a themed restaurant before.

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  28. I would love to go to a horror themed restaurant!
    Never been to one, but sounds like fun!

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  29. it looks seriously creepy! Not sure I'd want to eat there!
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  30. I think this place looks awesome! I ate at Jekyll and Hyde's in NYC years ago and it was okay but nothing special.

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  31. Looks spooky I love it it would be my first time if i went

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  32. I think if you are not scared it looks like a great place to have photos done

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  33. That looks so cool! :D

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  34. I love the reataurant, just not sure I could enjoy my meal with those faces staiting at me from the counter.

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  35. I shared on FB
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  36. It looks like a lot of fun! I've never been to a horror themed restaurant, but I'd certainly be game to try one!

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  37. I think it would be awesome, I would love to eat at one
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  38. Never been to one, but it sounds great! But now all I can think of is Azumanga Dio and their haunted cafe planning.

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  39. Wow! I'd definitely want to check something like that out--I'm curious as to how well the atmosphere would come through when crowded with people.

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  40. Soooo cool! I've never been to anything like that but it looks amazing! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I haven't been to a horror-themed restaurant but it's something I might visit one day. Spookhuy's looks like it's worthy of its name.
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  42. Never been to a horror themed restaraunt before either! I love the inside it is so beautiful...and scary...

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  44. This looks cool! And it is in my own country, I should definitely go there. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  45. sounds creepy, no i haven't been to an abandoned haunted restaurant before, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. Wow! Looks so cool! I've never been to a restaurant like this before!
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  49. looks great, never beeen to one before
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  50. Never been to a horror themed restaurant, but it looks like fun.
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  51. Never been to a horror themed restaurant, but it looks fun.
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  52. Follow n GFC.
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  55. I would never go to a restaurant like that.

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  56. I don't think I'd visit a restaurant like that.

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  57. I posted on FB: https://www.facebook.com/beth.gallinger.1/posts/398552163551888

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  58. Never been to one but like the idea.
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  59. Probably not...it seems gimmicky (never a good sign for the food), plus they'd probably make the food look disturbing.

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  60. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant before but that looks cool!

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  61. My husband would enjoy this kind of restaurant, but not me!
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  62. Honestly, my first thoughts was how pretty!

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  63. I have never been to one but would sure love to! It looks really neat.

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  64. The bar is creepy with the skulls on the front of it. I won't want to be there alone, late at night, even if the lights were on.
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  65. I love the idea but my cohort and besty friend wouldn't care for it! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  66. I'm not really into haunted but that looks really cool!

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  67. This place looks Super Creepy....I have never eaten in a haunted restaurant (that I know of), but it would be cool to try. I bet this one was Awesome to check out!

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  68. I love the idea but i could go. My husband would love it.

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  69. Wow, those pictures are really cool! Too bad the restaurant isn't open anymore - I would love to go.

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  71. Looks like so much fun! I want to go. :)

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  73. Neat looking place. Never been to one.

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  74. I think its a cool idea!
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  75. I have never been to a horror themed restaurant nor would I find it appealing to eat there. I wouldn't mind dreaming up dishes to put on the menu.

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  76. I follow on FB.
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  77. Creative but disturbing. (maria.harenavimen.476@gmail.com)

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  78. I have never been to a horror themed restaurant, definitely would give one a try.

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  79. I think it looks pretty scary. I don't think I would go. :-/

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  80. I can't imagine eating at a place like that. lee05edd at hotmail dot com

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  81. I have never been to a restaurant like that. Looks interesting.

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  82. I love this restaurant! I wish the prize was going there for dinner this week :)

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  83. Although I have never been to a horror themed restaurant, it seems rather spooky and fun!

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  84. I have never been to a restaurant like that. Look interesting.

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  85. Although I have never been to a horror themed restaurant, it seems rather spooky and fun!

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  86. shared on FB.......

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  87. looks scary - never been to one

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  88. never been to one before but it looks awesome!

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  89. It looks small to be a restaurant. I haven't been to a spooky restaurant, but one that supposedly used to be haunted. Much bigger than the looks of this one.

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  90. Looks fun, but I'd be so scared I wouldn't enjoy the food!

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  91. This sounds too cool! I have never been to one.

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  92. I would not go I can't handle horror movies let alone something like that.

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  93. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant. I don't care for that sort of thing.

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  94. I love the gothic setting, and I think that this would be an amazing place to eat.

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  95. This seems really cool!
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  96. I've never been but it sounds awesome!

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  97. that is gorgeous :) My kids would love that on Halloween! Well, 5 out of the 6, lol ;)

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  98. That looks so cool. I expect it would be too scary for my girls though.

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  99. This theme is awesome. I would totally LOVE to visit!

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  100. I.would.like.to..it.and.think.it.would.be.interesting
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  101. That looks really fun. :-) The building is wonderful for that type of restaurant.

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  102. The place looks amazing and would be a lot of fun........but I have to wonder if I could actually enjoy my food?

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  103. I don't know if I could eat my food.

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  104. I can't think of a better way for me to celebrate Halloween. Everyone else can enjoy the theme and I can enjoy some food!

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  105. I would never want to go to a restaurant like that.

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  106. I don't like it as I dislike anything horror related.

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  107. JackieO1234 at yahoo dot com

    i would love to go to a place like this with my sister, who loves horror! i think I've heard of a similar place in Chicago?

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  108. Im such a wimp so in order to go to a resturant like this I would have to have a couple drinks!!
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  109. I have never been to a horror restaurant, but sure looks like a fun experience.

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  110. Have never been to a horror themed restaurant but would sure love to try one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  111. Looks a little creepy, but kinda cool too!

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  112. I would love to try it...I live n Florida and have never heard of something like it

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  113. I've never been to a haunted restaurant.....well not that i know of anyways! however, the town I live next to has all kinds of haunted stories!

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  114. I might be to creeped out to eat my meal!

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  115. I've never heard of a haunted restaurant - I think that's a neat idea and would be fun to visit around Halloween!

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  116. Wow! So cool! I've never been to a restaurant like that but would love to give it a try. Sounds very entertaining!

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  117. Never been to one before - and definitely wouldn't want to go after dark!

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  118. This is such a cool idea! I wish there was a haunted restaurant around here!

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  119. I've never been to a haunted theme restaurant, but the pictures look amazing and make me want to check it out!

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  120. That doesn't sound particularly appealing to me..

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  121. I think I would have the hardest time eating at a horror themed restaurant. I wouldn't be able to relax enough to chew and swallow!

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  122. It looks pretty excellent to me but I wonder how scary it would actually be.

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  123. I have never been to a horror themed restaurant, but I think this one looks beautiful in its own way.

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  124. I would definitely try it.

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  125. That is really fun and scary looking! Love it! Thanks for sharing! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  126. i'd be too scared to eat there! i'm a horror movie wimp :(

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  127. I don't like horror flicks at all, but I think eating here would be FANTASTIC fun!

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  128. This sounds like something I would love to do...I would love to try it

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  129. It would be interesting to try. I think I might be too scared to eat!

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  130. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant but it sure sounds fun. Except honestly I don't know how much I'd be able to eat.

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  131. Sounds like a great idea, no I have never been to one.
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  132. I like the pillars and the wood/rustic look, but not a fan of the sculls.
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  133. Wow. I've never been to a horror-themed restaurant. I think I would pass on that opportunity.

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  134. this looks awesome, I have never been to one before. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  135. Never been to a horror themed restaurant, and from the looks of the picture, I don't plan to!

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  136. This restaurant is so creepy looking - just the thought of going in gives me chills!

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  137. I've never been to a horror themed restaurant before, but it looks like loads of fun!!!!

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  138. I've never been to a place like this. Looks too creepy for me. But thanks for sponsoring this great giveaway!
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  139. I've never been to one, but it looks fun!

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  140. I'd love to go a restaurant like that!

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  141. Sounds like a neat idea. I would try it out as a dinner adventure.

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  142. That looks creepy

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  143. I think I would lose my appetite!
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  144. I don't think I would every want to go to this restaurant!

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  145. I've never been to one (I've never even heard of them), but this looks like fun!

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  146. I never heard of one before. Definitely different

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  147. I've never been to one but I think it would be fun during the Halloween season!

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  148. Never been to one.Looks interesting.

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  149. It sounds like something perfect for fall/halloween. Never been to one before.

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  150. The place looks really good. Looks like lots of fun.

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  151. Jenny cjmosley2002@yahoo.comOctober 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I would not want to go somewhere like that...no I have never been to a horror-themed restaurant before

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  152. I have never been to a spooky restaurant, kinda creeps me out! elisabethkusreau@yahoo.com

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  153. never been to a horror-themed restaurant, but looks really cool

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  154. I am not much into the spooky but if you are I would think somewhere to eat for the spooky would be fun

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  155. I think it looks great. I would love to go to it.

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  156. It looks AMAZING. Just don't think I could eat there tho!

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  157. I think it would be fun to eat there. I've never been to on.

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  158. Visiting a horror themed restaurant would be an amazing and chilling experience, I've never been to one but my friend has and she described it as loads of fun. I might be too freaked out to even eat.

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  161. What a bizarre idea for a restaurant....... thanks for hosting this giveaway nikkipurple1977 at yahoo dot

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  162. I'm not so sure I'd enjoy it. I'm not really into being scared. :)

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  163. This looks amazing!!!! Would love to come!

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  164. I've never been to a place like this but I think the architecture of the home looks really cool.

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  165. That looks like so much fun! We're into all things scary in our house! :)

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  166. I have never been to a horror themed restaurant before, might be scary for the kids.

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  167. I've never been to a horror themed restaurant, but I'd go if I got the chance.

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  168. I've never been to one, but I have friends who'd love it!

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  169. I've never been, but I'd go at least once!

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  170. I have never been to one, but this place looks awesome!! julierupert@gmail.com

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  171. Love, love, love it! This is totally something I would drag my husband to! He does humor me :)

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  176. It looks freaky,and no I have never been to one.
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