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HauntedIllinois.com's Review of the
2010 Midwest Haunters Convention: 

Friday Haunt Tours

I have always been a big fan of MHC’s pre-show Haunt Tours. Although I wasn’t able to make it to all of them, I did get to attend the Friday night tours to the Scareatorium and Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie. Going through both haunted houses was a lot of fun. It’s always interesting to see what these attractions come up with to terrify and entertain their patrons with. 

Special thanks to John Laflamboy and the rest of the Zombie Army Productions crew for giving me a ride to the haunts on the Zombie Army bus. 

Scare-a-torium 
1501 E Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229
http://www.scareatorium.com/

At the Scare-a-torium, the detailed stone façade, which resembled castle walls, got patrons in the mood for the show, as they waited in line. Inside the attraction, there were many nicely detailed scenes of various themes. A couple of scenes that really stood out were the biohazard accident at the chemical corporation and the bloody, disgusting bathroom. Of course I can’t forget to mention the circus sideshow with the cotton candy surprise. I certainly didn’t see that one coming! There were also some cool visual effects in the haunt, as well. The actors did a great job and never broke character. 

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Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie 
13861 East Broad Street SW.
Pataskala, OH 43062
http://www.deadacres.com/

Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie consisted of two different attractions: the main haunt and a 3D haunt. Advertised as the “World’s Most Extreme Haunted House”, they have really taken intensity to another level. Not only do the actors grab at and brush past you, they even rub the padded blades of running chainsaws against your legs. Overall, the haunt was very theatrical, with actors performing vignettes, most of them with a grisly ending. The high level of detail and graphic nature of the attraction kept patrons immersed in the scenes. 

They did a great job with the 3D attraction, as well. 3D artwork on the walls, along with numerous creepy, animated characters, all glowed under black light. Eerie sound effects helped set the mood and several drop-panels kept patrons on their toes.  

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