At this haunted house during the Christmas season, Zombie Santa expects more than just milk and cookies.

A Nashville-area haunted house is getting into the Christmas spirit this weekend, with Zombie Santa, his undead elves and one demonic reindeer going on the attack for fun and charity.

“Instead of Christmas cheer, we are spreading some holiday fear,” says Carroll Moore, who is turning his Halloween season “Death Yard Haunted Attraction” in Hendersonville into a Yuletide horror show.

For US$10 (RM35) and an unwrapped new toy, visitors can pass through the 1,270 sq m warehouse northeast of Nashville crammed with horrors. For US$5 more, they can go to the paintball range just outside and take 15 shots at Zombie Santa and his friends.

“You can unload on the undead,” says Moore. “Maybe Santa Claus wasn’t good to you last year.”

Send Santa to hell: For a fee, visitors to the Christmas-themed haunted house can shoot Zombie Santa as a way to release their frustrations at Father Christmas. Below, haunted house operator Carroll Moore makes sure his kitschy attraction is ready for the season's revellers. – Reuters


The unwrapped new toys will go to Last Minute Toy Store, which operates out of a Nashville church and gives parents who cannot afford toys a chance to look for things their children might want at no cost.

Moore said he hopes his Zombie Christmas attraction will become just as much a holiday tradition as driving around to look at lights or going to see the Rockettes. He is also offering chainsaw-wielding maniacs and killer clowns, dressed for the holidays.

Nita Haywood, who helps run the Last Minute Toy Store at the 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, where she is director of children, youth and family ministries, says she will visit Horrific Haunted Holiday. “It’s different, but new toys are new toys. And what a way to get teens involved.” 

Meanwhile, Jack Skellington wonders what this is all about.– Reuters