Please note: this review is for the 2009 season rather than the current season.
by iamagnomethief after attending on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at about 3:30 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I have been to this haunted house a few times in the past and I don't know what happened this year, but it was a total waste of time and money.
The "Haunted" Trail through the woods consisted of walking on a pitch black trail toward the fire - there was only one actor during the entire thing -- he walked past us and growled.
The waiting area is always nice - the fire, cheap concessions and interesting choice of music and videos played on a big screen is a lot of fun. The wait wasn't bad at all, despite the large group of people waiting.
The most disappointing thing about the actual haunted house is the complete lack of actors (which I believe an earlier reviewer pointed out as well) We encountered several in the rooms we walked through, but most of the time they just sat there, growled, or said stupid stuff (you are so pretty, I am going to eat you, what are you doing later baby, etc...) The lack of costuming was unbelievable. I saw one person actually "dressed up," everyone else was in a sweatshirt with either a bandana tied around their face or with some white face paint. Also, none of the actors (besides the awesome one at the entrance to the house) looked over the age of 16. It was ridiculous.
They did add something new at the end, which I thoroughly enjoyed (even though there was one actor who sat there and stared at us walking past???)
Overall, I definitely would not recommend this to anyone like I have in the past. It felt like something thrown together over the course of a week, with a bunch of untrained kids from high school thrown in sweatshirts and told to grumble at people.
With a little extra time and money this haunt could be unbelievably unique and scary - the building and grounds it is held on is perfect. I would be more than willing to pay a higher ticket price for them to turn this haunt into something fantastic.