group visited Terror on Washington Street on the advice of some folks from the
Lincoln Jaycees – and who better to give us the inside scoop than fellow
haunters? We arrived and were
immediately excited, as we could hear bloodcurdling screams from two blocks
away! Always a great start to a
building appeared somewhat small, so we thought we were in for a quick little
adventure (a bad assumption on my part!). We
purchased our tickets, and this is when we were informed about the numbered
waiting – we loved this! We were
able to wander around, check out the awesome hearse out front, and not be stuck
in line. Our wait was short, and our
number called, so we hurried to the front door and were ushered into the opening
I was immediately floored by the level of detail surrounding us.
Not one inch of this room wasn’t covered in SOMETHING.
It truly felt like we had stepped into an old house, not a storefront.
The actors here stalked us while a recording read us the rules of the
house, and then we were let loose.
the entire attraction, I could just not get enough of looking around!
Everywhere you looked, detail, jam packed with items to bring the room
together. From a well detailed
library, an awesome butcher scene, outdoor cemetery type scenes, nothing was
amiss here – you really felt immersed in the experience.
were also pleasantly surprised when we came to a staircase down – and realized
they’ve also utilized the basement, expanding the size of this haunt greatly!
There was also an awesome use of space – props placed so that a small
room felt big as you weaved back and forth, and scare spots where the same actor
could get you multiple times. We saw
this over and over throughout the house – kudos to the designers for really
maximizing the space.
rooms of note were the clown room, a black and white patterned hallway designed
to completely disorient you, and a “gallery” of famous horror characters (I
even got a jump here!).
only complaint here was the acting was mostly on the low key side, for which I
gave a lower scare factor. Costumes
and makeup were appropriate for the areas, but most of the actors were going
more for creepy than aggressive. In
talking with the owners, I discovered that most of the actors are high school
kids – they’re allowed to work in the haunt as part of their required
community service hours to graduate their senior year – what a fun idea!
while the scares here may not have been as intense, the house was a treat to
take in. The detail levels were
outstanding, and really kept you feeling like you were anywhere but in a
job on this house, I can’t wait to visit again next year!
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