Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.

Mars Haunted House - CLOSED-

by Dr Caligari (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 3, 2008 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

This was my first time out to Historic Mitchell Street to go out to this haunted house. I was impressed with the sights and sounds of this trip through the second story of this old building. You could tell that the group that runs this is a set of veteran haunters.

The scenes and acting were great. I thought some of the rooms that were the best were the ones that played off what they had, a truly great location. The laboratories and the insane asylum-like sets were some of the best I had seen in a while. A lot played on that sort-of late 1800s set, though still with all the great set-ups you come to expect from a haunted house (killer clowns/freaky gothic characters/etc.).

Their actors were all very intense and were not at all afraid of being right up there in your face. From strange shadowy women wandering around the room with you to creepy rednecks and their grandmothers, all of the actors knew their lines well.

It was a fast paced, gritty haunted house with true character.

The only thing I would recommend, if you aren't familiar with the area, would be to give yourself a few minutes to find it. It being it's first weekend and with only a short line in front and also due to a lack of any major sign (at least that I saw). I found it a little hard to locate exactly where the haunted house was at first. Don't let this scare you away before they scare you away, it was a good time and I would recommend it to anyone who has not gone down to Mitchell Street yet to see it.

Summary

A strange experience awaits you on Historic Mitchell Street. The ghouls await you at this century-old building. This place is billed as being Milwaukee's "only truly haunted house". Who knows, maybe you might see an actual ghost?

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