13 Terrors is a
collection of scenes of varying themes. The tour started
at the "Bates Motel", which had a detailed porch facade, with
the appearance of weathered wood. Continuing on, I was
surprised by an actor at the reception desk. The area was
dark, which helped with that initial scare, but unfortunately it
was so dark, I couldn't see the rest of the scene that was set
up, off to the right. Walking into the bathroom, patrons
had to push aside a shower curtain to continue. Just about
the time we exited the scene, there was another scare from an
actor with a great hiding place.
Another one of themed
areas was the "Municipal Sanitarium", which was a collection of
rooms with blood-smeared white walls, hospital gurneys and
mental patients. Some of the actors were a bit more
aggressive, while others were not. The Egyptian scene had
a nice amount of detail. Toe-pincher coffin lids were
affixed to the walls, which were covered with pharaoh artwork
and hieroglyphics. A few actors were wrapped in white
cloth strips to look like mummies and they used a hidden exit to
regulate the flow of groups from one room to another.
Also, there was a nice surprise scare at the end of the scene.
In the haunted house there was also a rocking room that swayed
from side-to-side. Illuminated by green floodlights, this
room also had a couple of clown characters to keep you
entertained. There was also a dark area with trees, draped
with camo-netting, that resembled a swamp. Weaving my way
through this section, I was attacked by a swamp monster of some
sort. I also liked the cave with textured "rock" walls and
burlap strips that hung down. Other notable areas included
the flashing cockroach hallway, glowing dot room where the dots
come alive and the strobe light mirror maze.
Throughout the haunted
house, the actors stayed in character and were eager to scare.
There were a couple of scares that were poorly timed; however,
the actors all did a great job, for the most part. On the night
of my visit, they had a good number of actors throughout the
attraction, so there were very few dead areas (no pun intended).
I had a really good time
at 13 Terrors Haunted House. It was an entertaining show.
They had a lot of diverse themes and some clever scares.
Also, this event was quite a value, compared to some other local
attractions I have been to this October. Be sure to check
this one out, if you get the chance.
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