Hubertus House of Horror is as old as me and I am glad we finally met. This family-friendly haunt has kept victims coming back for 26 years and I have no reason to doubt they will be around 26 more. Your journey will lead you deep into a decrepit house to experience a mineshaft, crazy clowns, animatronic monsters, a 20+ft. vortex, and general creepiness.
Signage / Visibility / Location
The online directions made finding the haunted house easy. Despite the rural setting, there are two welcoming bars located on the same corner. Who’s up for Karaoke!
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
A large school gym has food, movies, video games and music to keep everyone occupied while they wait. And you probably will have to wait because this is a very popular attraction that fills up fast every weekend in October.
The actors were more entertaining than scary but there was a lot of energy in their performance. Several rooms had extended dialogue that encouraged interaction from the guests. My favorite actor was the prisoner busting out of his jail cell. Best scare in the house! I also liked the hands reaching out in the dark to grab at your feet.
Sets Scenes / Props / FX
The haunt starts off with a bus simulator piloted by Freddy Krueger himself. It was a great concept but like a lot of rooms I felt it was just a few ghouls away from outstanding. We were confused about the theme in several areas and were unsure of when to move on.
Most monsters wore some sort of mask or makeup, but don’t expect to see any gore. This makes Hubertus appropriate for younger children compared to most haunted houses. The feeling you get from walking through a tired old house is awesome although the uneven footing can be treacherous.
Our group took fifteen minutes to get through the house. Average length I guess.
Groups of people are combined to form blocks of eight. This seems pretty high, but Hubertus does a good job of making it work. We got shuffled in almost every room and rarely left in the order we entered. This requires you to get pretty cozy with strangers so get ready to make some new friends. The pacing was very well timed and we never saw the group in front of us.
Most Memorable Moment
I’m not sure why blacklighting, 3-D artwork, and clowns always get thrown together, but it is definitely trippy. The 3-D glasses heighten that sensation and Hubertus makes these rooms work better than anyone.
The evil grandmother of haunted houses in the Milwaukee area. Hubertus House of Horror continues to entertain customers every year because the operators love what they do and are good at it. This non-profit organization uses 100% of the proceeds to benefit St. Gabriel School.
For a quick detour, stop by Holy Hill on your way to Hubertus. The impressive church looks incredibly eerie lit up against a misting October sky.