Events: USS Nightmare Captain's Ball and Unrated Tour

This haunted riverboat, already a heart-stopping night terror, ramps the excitement down to new depths with the Unrated Captain’s Tour. Intrepid explorers will climb inside the devil's raft with all the lights cut and only a small, weak flashlight as the

This haunted riverboat, already a heart-stopping night terror, ramps the excitement down to new depths with the Unrated Captain’s Tour. Intrepid explorers will climb inside the devil's raft with all the lights cut and only a small, weak flashlight as their guide. (You can probably count on the batteries failing halfway through, too.) Once inside, tourists will be assaulted by all manner of beast, devil and psychopath. It’s hands-on and the captain says that you might get wet.

Survivors of the tour can gather afterwards at the Captain’s Ball, a dockside party on the B&B Riverboats River Queen. There will be dancing, a DJ and a cash bar. It’s a feast of frenzied fear. Bring a date. If this doesn’t drive her into your arms, you’re not tryin'. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at www.ussnightmare.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but that’s gambling. The Captain’s Tour is $20. The Tour and the Ball are $28. The Ball starts at 11 p.m. and the Tour begins at midnight. Newport on the Levee, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport.

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