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The Brutal History and Sad Decay of 'The Blues Brothers' Mall

The Dixie Square Mall is best known for its role in the 1980s Blues Brothers film. It is the scene of an epic car chase that sends Elwood and Jake Blues crashing through the interior of the mall in an attempt to evade police. However, the mall has a history that makes it more reminiscent of the Monroeville Mall in Dawn of the Dead.
Alyse Wax - 04/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 0 comments

Joyland Amusement Park Hasn't Seen Joy in a Long, Long Time

Next on our tour of abandoned amusement parks is Joyland in Wichita, Kansas. First founded in 1933 to display a miniature train, then moved locations in 1949 to the place it still stands today. In the early 1970s, the Ottaway family sold the park to Stanley and Margaret Nelson, who added the majority of the rides that still stand today.
Alyse Wax - 01/14/2014 - 5:00pm - 0 comments

Okpo Land - Korean Amusement Park of Death

Finding one creepy, abandoned amusement park just seems to lead me to more and more. Today we are going to explore South Korea's Okpo Land. Not only is it creepy and abandoned, it has a seedy and bloody history.
Alyse Wax - 01/10/2014 - 4:00pm - 0 comments
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