IS THIS ABANDONED MALL OF HORRORS A CREEPY OUTLIER OR A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

When the director of “The Blair Witch Project” pushed to film a horror movie in the abandoned Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, Maryland, the local film office described the space as a “horror filmmaker’s dream.  It’s filled with dark corners, back alleys, and remnants of civilization, basically.”  And he was right;  the inside of the abandoned mall had dark, cluttered corridors, buzzing neon lights that were still on even though the mall had been closed for years, and bolt-cuttered storefronts.  But Frederick Towne Mall only looked like a mall of horrors;  in Akron, Ohio, there’s an actual mall of horrors. IS THIS ABANDONED MALL OF HORRORS A CREEPY OUTLIER OR A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

And who wouldn’t be jealous of a house like this?  The entire first floor is a massive entertaining space that the listing says is “perfect for hosting fundraisers!”  (The first fundraiser I’d host here would be themed, “I just bought a $4 million house in Blagden Alley, for god’s sake help me pay my mortgage.”)

And who wouldn’t be jealous of a house like this?  The entire first floor is a massive entertaining space that the listing says is “perfect for hosting fundraisers!”  (The first fundraiser I’d host here would be themed, “I just bought a $4 million house in Blagden Alley, for god’s sake help me pay my mortgage.”)