Not long ago, our iPhone fell in a ditch, and when we climbed down to save it, we tripped on a shovel. Mountains of earth collapsed on us, and dirt filled our lungs. Thats when we noticed the dead body next to us and the maggots feasting on the remaining flesh. Ever since then, Halloween just hasnt been that scary. Plus, most local haunted houses are just lame. Did they get their script off a cereal box? First its the old lady, then comes the chain saw guy, cue the ghost, cut the lights, and the show is over. True fear is all about claustrophobia. This year, Buried Alive at Miami Seaquarium drops you into the suffocating nightmare of a horrific underground hell. Leave it to our resident whale-wrangling park to know all about putting animals in tightly enclosed spaces. For just $13, you can scare the bleep out of your girlfriend, enjoy unlimited carnival rides, and glory in the salvation of food, music, and beer. Located on the Field of Screams next to the Seaquarium, Buried Alive is open from 7 to 11 p.m. this Friday through Sunday as well as October 28 through 31. Dont bring kids younger than 13.
Oct. 22-24, 7 p.m.; Oct. 23-31, 7 p.m., 2010