This is one of the most
detailed events I have been to this year. From the waiting room, to the
scenes inside the house, there is an amazing level of
detail. The high ceiling of the building
allowed them to create tall features like the two-story haunted
house facade at the entrance of the attraction. This enhanced
the atmosphere and believability of various scenes throughout
the haunted house. Once
inside the house, a guide
led everyone through at a slow, steady pace. This gave the
patrons plenty of time to immerse themselves in the highly
detailed, realistic scenes.
I really liked the
castle, with it's detailed stone walls. To enter, you had
to pass through a tall stone archway, where you were immediately
attacked by a ten-foot tall creature with long arms, who reached
down at you. With the castle's long, winding passageways, it
seemed like they had everyone going in
circles. The Egyptian scene also had a lot of
detail, with textured stone walls & pillars, hieroglyphics
inscribed in the walls and a variety of Egyptian
characters. There were also a few animated props,
including a huge stone sphinx with eyes that lit up and a jaw
that moved up and down as it talked to you. Another scene that had a lot
of impact was the Jack the Ripper scene. As you entered
the scene, you could plainly see a paper tacked to the wall,
foreshadowing the events to come. The bold headline
"Ghastly Murder in the East End" let you know that
danger lurked ahead. The scene was well detailed and
constructed to resemble the streets of London. As the
action started, a girl frantically ran past our group, pleading
for help. Meanwhile "Jack" pursued her and was only a few
steps behind. Just after they both exited the scene,
something happened that made everyone jump. The toxic waste scene
had green glowing barrels and actors pleading for us not to
breathe the contaminated air. The ghost town was
great, too. It was a highly detailed area, set up to look
like a street in an old west town. There were two story
buildings facades with realistic-looking storefronts on either
side of you, eerie lighting and an
appropriate old-west music soundtrack playing in the background.
"Uncle Besco's Carnival" featured various clown-themed
areas, including a polka dot room with "floating"
polka dots and polka dots that came to life. In the last
area of the sideshow there was a bit of comic relief, with a punch line
that really got your blood pumping!
This attraction had a nice combination
of real actors and animatronics that complimented one another,
to get some really good scares. The
actors all did an excellent job. They stayed in character
and were very enthusiastic with the parts they were playing.
Kudos to the Creatures
Crypt group! Once again, they put on a great show. I
always look forward to coming back to see the great ideas they
come up with each year. Definitely put this one one your list of
haunted houses to visit. This event is a must see!
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