Mall Haunts

Scoot closer, honey, and turn those lights down so we can tell you something. Legend has it that the government experimented with D-13 serum to turn dead soldiers into fighting machines, but instead they became man-eating zombies. The D-13, stored near Mesa Riverview, leaked into a local graveyard, and those hungry souls are now living at the Haunt of the Living Dead Halloween attraction.

Recently, we made it halfway through the maze of dark hallways, industrial music, and lurching, grabby zombies before screaming loudly and sprinting away. One of the managers and her team did tell us, as we struggled out with wide eyes, "When we can make an adult pee in their pants, we've done something good." Feel that warm trickle at Mesa Riverview.

Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; Tue., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 25. Continues through Nov. 1, 2008
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Leslie Barton
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