The tour began with a
ride in the Hellevator, which was an enclosure that used sounds,
color changing / flashing lights and a floor that actually
moved, to simulate a wild ride on an elevator traveling to the
depths of Hell. This effect really did a great job in
establishing the mood for the rest of the attraction. The
X-treme Hauntings Haunted House consisted of a series of scenes,
each separated by lengths of dark hallways. The morgue
featured a dead body on an examination table. After the
zombie in the scene finished eating its intestines, he came
after me. The funeral parlor was one of the more detailed
scenes, with a casket sitting on a platform, pictures on the
walls and a fancy chandelier hanging from the ceiling. As
I passed through the scene, the funeral director asked me to get
into the casket, because he needed a body for the funeral.
I enjoyed the clown room and the "hillbilly house" was the most
elaborate area in the attraction. The last part of the
house was a dark maze and let me tell you, it was very dark.
You couldn't see an inch in front of your face. While
walking through, actors taunted you, trying to lead you in the
wrong direction. One of them even told me that I needed to
find the ladder to get out.
Some of the actors had
high-energy performances, while others, like the one in funeral
scene, were more passive and gave more theatrical performances.
Overall, all of the actors did a great job and stayed in
character. The actor's costumes were consistent with the
scenes they were in and they had great make-up jobs. Their
timing was good, for the most part; however, there was a time or
two when scares weren't quite on target.
The X-treme Hauntings
group did a great job this year. Many of the scenes were
highly detailed and the actors did a great job. It was a
lot of fun and an event I'd definitely recommend.
It'll be interesting to see what this up-and-coming haunt has to
offer in the future.
here to find out more about this event.