Shocktober Press Release for 2016

October 2016

ARTICLE: Who Invented The Haunted House? by Matt Blitz, Popularmechanics.com 12 Oct. 2016

VIDEO: The Shocktober Zombie Is A Fright, by WUSA9’S Great Day Washington, 12 Oct 2016

VIDEO: Haunted House For A Good Cause, by WUSA9’S Great Day Washington, 12 Oct 2016

VIDEO: Virginia Haunted House Proceeds To Help People With Disabilities, by Barbara Harrison, NBC4 News, 12 Oct 2016

ARTICLE: ‘Shocktober’ And Awe, by Joanne S. Lawton, Washington Business Journal, 8 Oct 2016

MENTION: 10 Haunted Halloween Happenings In The DC Area, Washingtonian Magazine

MENTION: How Many Scares Can You Handle? , WTOP Washington’s Top News

MENTION: This Flow Chart Is All You Need To Plan A Halloween, Washington Post

MENTION: A Weekend In Wine Country, Virginia Living

September 2016

ARTICLE: Paxton Campus Unveils New Shocktober Terrors Tonight, by Danielle Nadler, Loudoun Now, 30 Sept 2016

ARTICLE: 25 Haunted Houses Across America That Will Scare The Crap Out of You, Buzzfeed.com, by Andy Golder, 19 Sept 2016

August 2016

ARTICLE: There’s A Haunted House In Virginia That’s So Terrifying You Have To Sign A Waiver To Enter, Only in Your State, Beth Wellford, 18 Aug 2016

ARTICLE: Old Ox Brews the Flavor of Shocktober, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now,  12 Aug 2016


May 2016

Visit Loudoun dishes out annual tourism awards, by Trevor Barakto, Loudoun Times Mirror, 3 May 2016

February 2016

ARTICLE: My Bloody Valentine offers fear, romance in Leesburg, by Tiffany Arnold, WTOP.com. 12 February 2016.

VIDEOS: Shocktober’s ‘My Bloody Valentine’ Feb. 12-14, with Eileen Whelan of WJLA News Channel 7. 11 February 2016

Eileen Whelan dines at My Bloody Valentine

ARTICLE: Dare to scare for a unique Valentine’s Day, by Adrienne West, Northern Virginia Magazine. 9 February 2016.

January 2016

ARTICLE: A bloody Valentine’s Day adventure at Paxton Campus, by Hannah Dellinger, Loudoun Times-Mirror. 29 January 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Shocktober Opens its Doors for Three Nights in February and One Night in March!

October 2015

BLOG: Halloween haunt review: Shocktober (Paxton Manor): Warning:  Just reading this post may scare you!  Read at your own risk! by Patricia Hall, FairfaxFamilyFun.com. 17 Oct 2015

D-Line, Linebackers Reflect On Getting Super Scared This Week At ‘Shocktober’Jake Kring-Schreifels, Associate Writer, Redskins.com, 16 Oct 2015

VIDEO: Shocktober’s Paxton Manor in Leesburg, Va., By Meaghan Mooney at WUSA9’s Great Day Washington, 16 Oct 2015

Redskins linebackers tackle haunted house in Va., By Michelle Basch | WTOP 16 

How I … Give people the creeps for a good cause: Leesburg’s The Aurora School turns into haunted house to raise wicked amounts of money, by Chase Cabot of Washington Business Journal on 16 Oct 2015

Redskins’ Linebackers Get Spooked In Leesburg, by Danielle Nadler, Leesburg Today, 15 Oct 2015

Redskins defensive line got very scared at a haunted house, by Extra Mustard |Sports Illustrated, 14 Oct 2015

Redskins’ defensive line visits haunted house, gets scared, Scott Allen, Washington Post, 13 Oct 2015

Redskins’ D-Line Gets A Good Scare At ‘Shocktober’, Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com, 13 Oct 2015

Even Redskins D-linemen get scared at haunted houses, CSN Mid-Atlantic, 13 Oct 2015

BLOG: Shocktober is a Spooktacular Haunt Supporting a Great Cause! Amy Pope Fitzgerald of Twingles Mom Blog, 10 Oct 2015

Halloween 2015: Shocktober’s Paxton Manor haunted house in Leesburg, Virginia, Examiner.com, 9 Oct 2015

These 12 Haunted Houses In Virginia Will Terrify You In The Best Way (Paxton Manor #4), Only In Your State, 9 Oct 2015

Shocktober Aims To Scare For A Good Cause, by Mike Stancik, Leesburg Today, 7 Oct 2015

VIDEO: Haunting Season Begins at Virginia Estate: Paxton Mansion Begins New Season, by NBC4 News. 2 Oct 2015

VIDEO: DIY Zombie Makeup on Let’s Talk Live on Channel 8 News. 2 Oct 2015 (Minute 19:25)

Shocktober is an award winning haunt!

Shocktober is an award winning haunt! Thanks to Visit Loudoun for selecting us for the Humanitarian of the Year Award for Shocktober’s contributions towards supporting Paxton Campus! We Scare Because We Care
Shocktober wins Humanitarian of the Year Award from Visit Loudoun

Earlier 2015

Shocktober’s Paxton Manor Opens its Award-Winning Haunted House on October 2nd, Paxton Campus Press Release, 9 Sept 2015

Loudoun’s tourism champions honored at Visit Loudoun awards, by Trevor Baratko, Loudoun Times Mirror, 4 May 2015

Shocktober Opens its Doors for Two Nights in February and One Night in March!, Press Release from Shocktober, 30 Jan 2015


Shocktober In Full Swing At Paxton Manor, by Mike Stancik, Leesburg Today, 17 Oct 2014

A scare captain surveys the horrors at his haunted house, by Jessica Contrera of The Washington Post, 17 Oct 2014

Paxton Manor’s Shocktober is Back!, by guest blogger Rachel Roseberry, in Visit Loudoun, 14 Oct 2014

Get Scared in NoVA, by Andy Tran, Northern Virginia Magazine, 14 Oct 2014

Shocktober Enters its Fifth Year with Screaming Success!, Paxton Campus Press Release, 7 Oct 2014

October’s Haunted Happenings Kicks Off This Weekend, Jan Mercker, Leesburg Today, 1 Oct 2014


Paxton Manor’s Shocktober Event Enters its Fourth Year


UPDATE: Paxton Manor Transforms into Haunted Attraction

Art Exhibit and Live Auction to Benefit Paxton Manor

Paranormal Sleepover to Take Place at Paxton Manor


Paxton Manor Prepares for Halloween


Paxton Haunt a Success

Paxton Manor in Leesburg turned into haunted house for Halloween

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