Submitted by Kimberly LaRussa
For the past five years, WNY Property Kings owners Kyle and Alisha King have brought the community a haunted house that does more than just scare – it gives back to the community.
Niagara Nightmares (formerly the 870 Lee Home Haunt) has raised more than $20,000 for charities over the years such as the Niagara SPCA, Ten Lives Club, Oishei Children’s Hospital and Kyle’s Guarding Warriors. The haunt was even named Buffalo’s Best Haunted Attraction by viewers on WIVB-TV Channel 4 in 2020.
This year, the haunt has moved to 5368 Townline Road in Sanborn. It will benefit Sweet Buffalo Rocks Inc. a 501(c)(3) charity that brings smiles to children in Western New York.
Raising four children of their own who have grown up to love Halloween, the King family enjoys instilling the importance of giving back with them.
“Having four children, my wife and I have always made this event about the kids. At the end of the day, the smiles we put on kid’s faces not only at the haunt, but by donating our proceeds makes it so worthwhile … even starting all the way back in July on our build,” Kyle King said.
Niagara Nightmares’ famous saying is “It gets bigger and better every year,” and this year is sure to be even more frightful and fun than previous years, as their location sits on a much-larger property. The haunt will take place Oct. 14-16, 21-23, 28-31. There will be a “Truck-Or-Treat” kids event from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.
There is no set admission fee – guests are asked to give what they can to benefit the children’s charity, Sweet Buffalo Rocks.
This year’s haunt will have a prison theme!
Visit Niagara Nightmares on Facebook to stay up to date: https://www.facebook.com/Niagaranightmares.