This event was held in
the basement of the St. Pascal's Church. The cold concrete
walls, pipes and boiler room of the building helped to establish
a creepy atmosphere from the very beginning. It was a
great natural setting for a haunted house. Inside the
attraction, there were a number of simple scenes, with assorted
themes. In one area there was an electrocution
scene. As patrons walked by, an actress screamed and threw
the switch on a power panel, resulting in a simulated
electrocution, with a flashing strobe light and sound effects.
The jungle area featured low-hanging camo-netting, colored
accent lighting and animal sound effects. In this scene,
there was a great scare that seemed to come out of nowhere.
I also liked their "Hellevator", which was an enclosure that
used flashing lights and a shaking platform, to simulate a rough
elevator ride. Other scenes included a maze of
hanging body bags, demented circus clowns, a living wall and a
strobe light mirror maze. Throughout the house, the
majority of the scenes had eerie lighting and custom sound
effects, which added to the spooky atmosphere of the attraction.
Most of the actors did a
great job of staying in character and executing their scares...
with one exception. There was one time when I saw an actor
walking from one scene to another, giving another actor a "high
five" as he walked through. Also, a number of the actors
in the attraction were pretty short, which made them a little
less intimidating than the others.
Overall, this haunted
house was a lot of fun to go through. Although some of the
scenes weren't overly elaborate, I thought they were very
creative. With it's moderate scare factor, St. Pascal's
Haunted House would make for a great family outing. At
only $7, it is also a great value, so be sure to check it out if
you get the chance.
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