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A politically-themed haunted house is coming to this massive abandoned building

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Howard Halle
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Given the frightening state of this year's Presidential campaign, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Halloween has arrived early this year. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes (pictured) seems to think so: He’s drawing a clear connection between the 2016 race and everyone’s favorite spook-fest in an interactive installation scheduled to open October 7 at the cavernous Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park: An election-themed haunted house called “Doomocracy.”

Sponsored by Creative Time, “Doomocracy” features all kinds of ghosts and goblins haunting the body politic, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Other contemporary horrors you can expect to encounter include climate change, the NRA and fast food. The project’s $80,000 price tag was crowdsourced through Kickstarter.

Some 400–500 visitors can be accommodated each night for an experience Creative Time describes as Hieronymus Bosch meets Fox News. “Doomocracy” closes November 6 (which happens to coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time), just two days before the election. Hopefully it will scare you into remembering to vote.

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