By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Haunted houses can be the stuff of nightmares, but one Berks County attraction is taking it to the next level.
Shocktoberfest, located in Sinking Spring, is offering up something truly horrifying. It’s called the “Naked and Scared Challenge,” and it involves you, the skin you were born in, a bunch of strangers and an array of creepy characters looking to scare the — well, you know — out of you.
It doesn’t involve clothes.
Inspired by the Discovery Channel’s nude “Survivor”-style show, “Naked and Afraid,” Shocktoberfest’s “Naked and Scared” allows none but the uber-brave to take a journey through a terrifying haunted house, buck-naked.
“Think you’re brave? Experience The Unknown haunted house with ZERO protection!” the Shocktoberfest website proclaims. “We dare you to take the Naked and Scared Challenge only at Shocktoberfest!”
But before you start thinking impure thoughts about you and a zombie or two, you’d better think again. Shocktoberfest has a zero-tolerance policy for any sexual misconduct or inappropriate or disrespectful behavior. And don’t even think about bringing the kids to this one:
“[Naked and Scared] takes place at the end of the night after all customers have gone through the attraction. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must sign a waiver. Participants undress in a semi-private preshow building, experience the Unknown Haunted House, and then exist into a semi-private fenced courtyard where they will get dressed. Participants are never in view of minors or non-participating customers.”
Thank goodness for that last part.
And relax: If, for some odd reason, you want to partake but just can’t bear to bare it all, you can always go “prude” rather than “nude” and participate in your skivvies. We recommend the Halloween-themed pair.
For more information on Shocktoberfest’s “Naked and Scared Challenge,” visit: www.shocktoberfest.com/attractions