My trip through Dream
Reapers started with an entertaining video clip explaining rules
of the house, which was played on a big screen TV in front of a
casket. From that point on, I continued through various
scenes, most of which were very highly detailed.
Traditionally, scene detail has been something that the Dream
Reapers crew has excelled at and this year was no exception.
The level of detail throughout the haunted house was phenomenal.
This season Dream Reapers used a number of their trademark
scenes from years past like the "Hellevator", caverns, clown
room and the hillbilly house. Along with some of the crowd
favorites, they also added quite a few new scenes and special
One of their new
features is called "Claustrophobia" and it lived up to its name.
Claustrophobia is a pair of inflated air bags that you had to
squeeze your way through. The new mirror maze was fun.
The way the mirrors were set up made it appear that the scene
went on forever. Just when you thought you were continuing
through to another part of the maze, you would walk into a
mirror instead. Another new area featured a red rotating
light and industrial, textured walls. It looked like
something out of the movie "Alien". They completely
overhauled their industrial area, making it even better than
previous years. The toxic waste area was also changed and
moved to a different place inside the house. Dream Reapers
effectively used artificial scents to enhance the atmosphere of
many of the scenes throughout the attraction. For example,
there was a burning smell in the Hellevator and an odor of
popcorn in the clown room.
For the most part, the
actors did a great job. They stayed in character and most
had high-energy, believable performances. The actors had
professional-looking costumes and great make-up, to create
characters that were consistent with the scenes they were in.
There were, however, a couple of actors who appeared to be
inexperienced and unsure of their roles, and in one area I saw
two actors talking to one another, apparently unaware that I had
entered the scene. On the night that I visited, it seemed
like they were short staffed. A few more actors put in
strategic places would have enhanced to overall mood of the
The Dream Reapers crew
put on a good show this season. As usual, they outdid
themselves in creating realistic, detailed scenes.
Overall, it was a very fun experience and an event that I highly
recommend. Be sure to add this attraction to your list of
Haunt visits this season.
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