This is the page where everyone can share their memories of the great & terrifying Morbid Manor, a haunted house for the ages in Ocean City. The original Manor is no more–it opened in the mid-1970s and burned down in 1995–but it has not disappeared from the memories of folks in the region.
I have posted about it on Facebook, and the photo I used generated a flood of fun reminiscences in the comments. Here is a collection of some of those memories. Please feel free to add your memories in the comments at the end!
My aunt punched the chainsaw guy!
Got a first degree burn there in 7th grade. Chain saw guy at end put the motor right on my leg. I had shorts on. Great place other than that!
Gail Ruark Mills
I was scared to death of this place!!! Could never go in there!!!
That’s back in the days when Ocean City was a nice place to go.
I built the gallows for it. It was a huge fire trap filled with spray foam all over the walls.
Tina Potter Doak
Remember the floor dropping in the beginning?
First attraction I worked at the pier!
The chainsaw guy scared the crap out of me!
I remembered how they chased you with a chainsaw!
I remember. I was terrified!
Wow, I forgot all about this!
Karen Mills Webster
Never went in … Too scary for me!!!
Back when OC was fun!
Mark Patrick Jones
One of my favs!
Went once, tripped down the stairs trying to get out … never again! Lol! 😳
I remember. Was pretty spooky
Robin Schneider Love
That place scared the crap out of me … The weird guy in the seance room groped me in the dark in the spinning chairs. And the chainsaw guy made me cry. Part of the fond OC memories!
Omg I remember!
Laura DiDio Parker
It was such a great haunted house!
Best Haunted House EVER!
Loved that place!! Laughed so hard I peed my pants!
Beth Ring Kimmey
Loved that place, so much fun …
Loved this haunted house!
I was just talking about this place!! Loved it!
That was my favorite haunted house ever! Still have nightmares!!
Jenna Abbott Hoch
Christi A Kunkel, do you remember this?!?! When my Dad had the man holding the chainsaw chase us down the boardwalk?!?!!
The chainsaw at the end was terrifying.
Went there on a group date. Craziest thing ever! The guy wielding the chainsaw at the end freaked me out!
Patricia A Ward
I remember it well!
Holly Ann Garigliano
Miss that place!!! Had a blast getting scared to death with my friends.
I remember this. I was too scared to go in there, but it was so fun to watch other people go in and out. Always a crowd! I wish it could have been there when I was older 😱
Linda Purdham Floer
Yep. Loved that place!
Gary Guzzi Guiou
Yeah, my son was 8 years old and wanted to go in with a kid a little older. They gave me my money back and sent him out.
Janet Altvater Dutton
OMG I was just talking about this place! It scared the you know what out of me when I was younger.
Miss the place!
Diane Breidenstein Bean-Korpa
LOVED Morbid Manor … wish someone would resurrect it!
Gayle King Harding
Too bad it’s not open anymore!
My grandmother and I were in Morbid Manor during a storm and the electric went out. It was hilarious, and people were freaking out.
I loved that haunted house! That chainsaw was scary!!!!! 😱😱
The chainsaw man…..
It was awesome, nothing will ever beat it. That was the best haunted house!! Very scary!!
We loved this haunted house!
Best haunted house ever when it first opened!
Creepy. Way too hands on. But an icon on the Pier.
Mary Elizabeth Bock
I remember it was at the end of the pier and the scary people from it used to walk the boardwalk to lure people to go in it. I was a little girl, but they left an impression!
That chainsaw guy chased after you at the end.
This place scared the crap out of me. I told my kids about this place many times!
I remember this. Got so scared, I peed my pants!!
Tammy Holliday Brown
THAT DAMN CHAINSAW!!!!! 😱😱😱😱
Didn’t somebody … was it Cindy Shannahan … cut her foot in there???? Whoever it was that did it for me. No way was I walking through that thing.
It was me, Amy Brennan. Had to get stitches. Never went back!
Sandy Price Walton
It was very scary. Lost a flip flop in that house. Then that darn chainsaw guy scared the crap out of me. Hate chainsaw people ever since.
Glenn R Cropper
I worked there the first summer it opened. Frankenstein. Damn, it was hot in that costume …
Susan Meintzer Anders
One of my favorite memories of OC. The guys that worked there in the mid to late 80s…
Tim Hill, Bobby with the chain saw, those were the best of times!
Good lord I punched someone for scaring the shit out of me.
Sandy Davis Shipe
It was out on the pier downtown. Opened in 1975 but burned down in 95
I totally forgot about this. When I was little the building itself scared me so I wouldn’t go in it.
Michael Lawrence Jones
I always thought the plane in the side of the haunted house was a little random.
Candace Holman Reese
I went through this as a kid! Was scared to death! Ha!
Nothing compares to Morbid Manor! I can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since it burned down.
Darleen Crist Bedard
Always had such a great time going to Morbid Manor. Lots of memories!
My friend punched the chain saw guy. We were banned for that year.
I loved Morbid Manor!
Jennifer Hartless Stacey
I remember me kicking a guy between the legs to get away from him. 😂
Nancy Feldmiller Nicoll
I remember a woman in front of me collapsed on the ground after she got out of there. She thought she was having a heart attack.
Tammy Bentz Holmes
Went when I was about 12. I got so scared I ran into a wall and came out with a bloody nose 😳
They would chase you with the chainsaw!
I have 2 props from Morbid Manor that were salvaged after the fire.
David AndAnna Brohawn
Loved loved loved Morbid Manor!
Tricia Kunes Dashiell
Scariest place on earth. Maybe because I was 12. Loved Morbid Manor!
Kristin Murray Peterson
That place is a legend! Always had the best creepiest dressed people waiting on the boardwalk trying to lure you in. Scared the crap out of me as a child but will never forget them.
Sandy Davis Shipe
I think we need to give props to some of the first ones that worked there and made it what it was!! The only ones that I remember are Bob Taylor, Jay Koch, Basil ( not sure of the last name? ) if anyone remembers these guys or any of the others…give them a virtual pat on the back….thanks ⚰☇🎃🕷😈😱
Eileen C Hagerhorst
OMG! Yeah, I remember! Last minute day trip to OC with hubby Rick Hagerhorst, his younger brother Charlie(rip), and our then 2 1/2 yr old Dan Hagerhorst. I was pregnant with William Lloyd. Rick and Charlie in the ocean so I decide to pass some time walking through MM. Ha! It was creepy from the start as not too many folks around and the attendant was telling me it prob wasn’t a good idea to take Danny through. I said he’d be fine! So off we went. Well it wasn’t long before Danny was crying and I couldn’t maneuver very well. Not a good experience. LOL. Next thing I know the lights come on and attendant is leading us out! I was sooo grateful. I’ll never forget it!
Loved it 👻
That was my first haunted house!
Find your way to the comments below to share your memories and see some more of what others have to say …
–Compiled and posted by Jim Duffy on Oct. 27, 2017