101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Sept. 16-Nov. 5; Fridays and Saturdays in Sept. Thursday-Sunday in Oct.
The USS Nightmare features some fantastic freaky characters including evil Captain Mitchell, as well as his daughter, Anna, and her demented clowns; the "lady in red;" and the ruthless galley cook. The experience delves deeper into the history of the haunted boat and explores its sadistic lore, including mysterious accidents and deaths that occurred on board, and possible crew exposure to radioactive chemicals. There are multiple ways to experience the USS Nightmare, including a lights-on event for kids and people who hate haunted houses, as well as the Captain's Extreme Tour — an "adult-rated show featuring adult language and content, more horror, group separation and more special content." Regular ticketholders can also up the action with an RIP Experience, "a more interactive and extended tour of the ship designed for death with access to additional areas and the potential for complete separation from the civilized world."