Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.
by scarytimes after attending on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at about 3:30 p.m.
Submitted: Monday, October 20, 2008
Not hard to find(been there before) BUT the fact that this event wasn't real busy should have been a warning. We(group of friends)have attended this event for 8 years and in the past we knew we were in for a real scare. But in the last few years this haunt has gone downhill big time. We think the theme this year was supposed to be a haunted mansion, but the rooms were a hodge-podge of ideas that didn't make sense or flow together. The scares were predictable and came from where you would expect them. Acting was often mis-timed and the actors didn't seem to know what they were doing. In addition the make-up appeared more fit for a circus theme with crazy colors and strange hair styles on some actors. In addition a good percentage of the actors seemed too young or unprepared to effectivly scare. The time in the haunt was about 15 min. - a bit short in our opinion. Perhaps this haunt would be good for younger people because it has lost much of the impact and intensity it had in the past.
With high hopes dashed, our group is forced to conclude that this haunt has gone from run-for-your-life in the past to run-of-the-mill today. Gone are the fresh ideas and unusual sets and in their place are rooms and ideas we have seen before. Inside some rooms seemed to be 'tossed' together without thought or planning. The $10 admission(less than most this yar) and shorter wait time than other haunts still doesn't make up for the poor acting and lack of good scares. While we are sure some will find this haunt acceptable, if you are looking for great decor, original ideas and real scares - Terror has lost its' touch. After a couple years of disappointments our group, sorry to say, does not recommend this haunt. Not a complete waste of time but a far cry from many better haunts in our area.