The Realm of Terror
house was quite different from last year. They kept
some of the more memorable scenes from the previous season, in
addition to adding some new scenes this year. While a
number of scenes remained the same, they added a lot more detail
to them. One of the scenes was a study, with an easy
chair, bookcases and an old console stereo with a skull spinning
around on the turntable. There was also eerie lighting, a
lot of cobwebs and a nice music soundtrack. In the
nursery, a possessed baby floated up out of it's crib. Be
sure to watch out for the bathroom scene. They had a water
cannon in there that can result in a damp pant leg, if you
aren't careful. I also liked the attic scene, with the
green light shining in through the boards in the ceiling and the
torture chamber scene that featured a girl chained up to the
wall. And of course I can't forget to mention everyone's
favorite, the spinning vortex tunnel.
I did have mixed feelings on the
actors, though. Most of them knew their roles well and followed
through by staying in character. Their attacks were on
target and effective; however, there were some actors who seemed
unsure of their roles and just stood
there. Overall, most of the actors were in
appropriate costumes and make-up.
This was an open-air,
outdoor event. Basically, it was built out of fence walls,
laid out in a zig-zag pattern. Throughout the attraction
there were a few props, but a lot of areas seemed rather empty, with
wide pathways. I think that narrower walkways would have fostered
more of a claustrophobic feeling. While you were walking
through, there were a couple of actors popping out at you, through the
other side of the fence. Unfortunately scares were only moderately
effective, as the wide paths gave you plenty of room to move
away from their attacks. X-Chaos was the
most family-friendly of the two attractions.
The Realm of Terror is Located behind Kristof's Entertainment
Center. After visiting the Haunted House, you can check
out a number of great activities that they have to offer (Bowling,
Mini-Golf, Go-Karting, Batting Cages, and more). Kudos to
the Realm of Terror. They made a lot of nice changes to
the "Realm of Terror" house since last year.
Even with all the changes, I'm not sure
that warranted almost doubling their admission, compared to
last year's ticket price of $8. Either way, it
was an enjoyable experience and definitely worth checking out.
here to find out more about this event.