attraction there were a number of scenes that followed the
haunted manor theme. There were, however, some that did
not. They effectively used mood lighting, via faux candles
and colored lights in vintage lamps, to help establish a creepy
atmosphere. I liked the hidden exits that were In a couple
of the scenes. In one room, patrons had to exit the scene
by finding a hidden panel on a stone wall and in another you had
to exit through a sliding bookcase. Some of the manor scenes like
the library, study, dining room and the dungeon were all
well-detailed. The mirror maze had a blinding strobe light
flashing, with reflective mylar strips hanging from the ceiling
to make you even more disoriented.
Most of the actors in
this attraction were pretty low-key. Many just stood there
and didn't approach you. Even so, they performed their
roles well and all stayed in character. There
were a couple of actors, like the girl in the open casket scene,
who had energetic performances, though.
This attraction featured
a maze made out of metal cage panels, with multiple dead ends.
The strobe lights in the corners of the maze were really
disorienting, reflecting off the metal cage and making it
difficult to find the correct path. There was also an
actor inside the cage, who taunted you as you tried to get out.
This was a pretty
interesting attraction. Instead of using a lot of props
and detailed scenes, Evil Intentions relied on fog, eerie
lighting, music and sound effects to establish the mood of the
attraction. Throughout the haunted house there were
several dark hallways. There were even some that were
well-lit, but due to the dense fog, you couldn't see two feet in
front of you. In both cases, it gave the actors an
opportunity to surprise you from some great hiding spots.
One area featured red brick walls and a rotating red light.
In one area there was chain-link fence that lined both sides of
a hallway. Upon entering this area, an actor ran past,
dragging something metal across the fencing, which made a loud
sound that really got my attention. The final scene was
very unique and something I haven't seen done at any other
haunted attraction. This scene consisted of three
6ft tall wooden boxes, spaced evenly around a circular path.
As the patrons walked along, actors jumped from a centrally
located perch, over the patrons and landed on one of the boxes,
below. That was definitely one of the most unique finales
I have ever seen in a haunted house!
These attractions have
really evolved, both making many improvements since last season. The Haunted
Manor was much more detailed and the Evil Intentions house
utilized more darkness, fog, accent lighting and other elements
to establish a creepy atmosphere. They did a great job and
I look forward to seeing what they come up with next year.
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