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There were plenty of parking spaces along the sides of the building. Google Maps took me right there but it wasn't very clearly marked with signs until you actually got to the building. There is a huge sign on the side of the building but you enter the building through the doors by the U shaped driveway.
I arrived right when they opened. There was only group in front of mine. We got our tickets and stood in line in the lobby for quite some time before we were allowed to move into the next room. That waiting area had a line of trees, a creepy storefront facade, music playing and a scarecrow actor on stilts was walking around entertaining the crowd.
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LPR Score = 2.333
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When you first enter the haunted house, you walk into a butcher shop. There is an actor there who started off with some small talk and asked what kind of meat we wanted. It quickly escalated to being "kicked out" of his shop and sent into the rest of the haunted house. We didn't run into any other groups because the time spent in the butcher shop put a nice space between everyone.
The time spent waiting in line was indoors was very nice! I thought the props were great. There were a few rooms that didn't have actors in them, but I'm not sure if that was by design. For example, there were a couple of rooms where the walls, props and floor were all painted the same color except for some footprints painted on the floor. Perhaps these were just transitional areas between scenes of different themes.
While the themes were familiar, the actual scenes we went through were presented in a way unlike I had seen at any haunted attraction. They played with your mind, and very effectively.
At one point, a couple of the actors told us to go to the end of a hall and go through the tunnel. It was a very low tunnel so I asked if they were serious. They were. You literally had to get down on your hands and knees and crawl through. The floor changed to Plexiglass about halfway though. When you crawl over that section it lights up and there is an actor laying under the floor flailing around, while everything shifted. That was fantastic!
One area had troughs on either side of the walkway, each filled with blood and guts, which were flowing out of pipes sticking out of the walls. I don't want to ruin anything, so I'll just say that there was a surprise I didn't see coming.
There was some sort of strange front porch, with a dancing actress wearing a dress and dozens of little fairy dolls suspended from the overhang. So weird... This led into other areas inside a demented house.
The kitchen scene was very creepy. As we walked through, the lady of the house asked us to stay for dinner... which just happened to be a corpse laying on the kitchen table. Her young daughter was laughing, while pulling out his intestines with a barbeque fork.
I'm not usually affected by haunted houses, but I was honestly creeped out going through. If you want to see something disturbing and completely different, be sure to check these guys out.
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