The tour began with an
interesting scene, where everyone was led into a large cage.
A hooded character on a tall platform gave the group an
introduction to the house, while several masked creatures
reached out at you through the cage bars. From there, the
tour continued through several scenes that were separated by
lengths of dark, twisting hallways. The Dungeon of
Terror had some of the darkest and tightest hallways of any
haunted house I have been to this season. The hallways
were so tight that my shoulders were touching both walls as I
walked along. Many of the scenes were highly
detailed. The Egyptian scene featured Cleopatra, a
sarcophagus, a mummy in the corner and a thick layer of cobwebs
on the walls. Another area that stood out was the Mad
Scientist scene. It had a headless body sitting in a chair
and a red rope light that connected the neck to a jar of
bubbling liquid with a brain in it. Just when you thought
nothing was going to happen, an actor surprised you. I
also liked their Phantom of the Opera and jungle scenes.
The cockroach hallway featured cockroaches that literally
covered the walls and "cockroaches" that crunched under your
feet, as you walked along. A lot of the scenes
utilized custom soundtracks & sound effects, as well as
appropriate mood lighting to help establish a creepy atmosphere.
Some of the actors were
more intense, like the ones in the Circus Sideshow, while others
were more passive and creepy. Nevertheless, everyone
followed through with their intended roles inside the
attraction. There were several times when actors would
surprise you, making good use of hiding spots in dark corners.
Those with speaking parts, like Cleopatra, did a great job and
played a convincing part, staying in character during their
The Dungeon of Terror
crew really put on a good show this year. This attraction
has really evolved since I visited a few years ago. They
have added a lot of detail to their scenes and have come up with
some really creative ideas. With a modest admission price
of $6, this event gives you a lot of "bang for your buck".
While it may be a little off the beaten path, it is well worth
the drive. Be sure to check it out.
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