The Realm of Terror
consisted of a series of scenes of assorted themes. Some
of the scenes were highly detailed, while others had minimal
props and a lesser degree of detail. Throughout the
haunted house, they used a combination of animatronics and actors
to get their scares. One of the more detailed scenes was the
living room. It had bookcases, a television, flickering
light and other appropriate props & furniture. As you passed
through the scene, a recliner chair opened up and an actor
reached out at you, unexpectedly. Another one of the more visually appealing scenes was the dungeon. This scene featured
stone walls and a series of jail cells, one of which had a
girl chained to the wall, who was calling out for help. While the actors in most
of the scenes were just performing in front of you, there was one
scene that was more
Interactive (interactive scenes are always a plus). The actor had me
participate by letting me throw
the switch for the electric chair and then he had me feel the guts of a
disemboweled body that was sitting on a table.
Many of the special effects were
timed well, although there were a couple of exceptions. As
I was exiting one area, a prop triggered after I had
already left the scene.
Overall, the actors
seemed more organized
this year. They knew their roles and stayed in
character. The actors' timing was pretty good; however,
there was one time I caught an actor peeking around a corner to
see if a group was coming. Overall, though, the actors did
a good job and were more energetic than they were last year.
I was surprised by a couple of unexpected attacks from actors
hiding in dark corners.
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 did a great job and I had a fun time. This event is definitely worth
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