Please note: this review is for the 2010 season rather than the current season.
Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Looking for the mecca of haunted houses? Look no further than the Hartford/Slinger/Hubertus area for 3 of the states scariest attractions! As they are just a few minute car ride apart, avid haunt fanatics are certain to be foaming at the mouth at the opportunity to frequent these three ghoulish gems.
Arguably the best venue of the 3 is Hartford's Terror on Rural Street. Located right off of Hwy 60 it's very easy to find. The parking lot is well lit and offers a plentiful supply of spots. The waiting area is heated and indoors and offers a wide selection of treats and beverages as well as an occasional spook or two to heighten your anticipation of the terror that's to come.
...and then there's the haunt.
I've attended this haunt with the same group of friends for a number of years now. Traditionally this haunt has been one of our favorites...and this year was no exception. A few of the scares were eerily similar to last year but there are also a few new scares to keep the avid fan of this venue sufficiently satisfied.
The fun and scare ratings indicated on this review reflect the collective feedback I received from everyone in my group.
Favorable Comments from the group included:
** I had a blast interacting with the actors.
** I think that corpse splattered real blood on me!
** played peek-a-boo with a hole in the wall...got the crap scared out of me in return!
** Great attention to detail with the costumes and set design.
** Just when I thought we reached the end there was another room!
** Liked the Vortex...loved the laser room!
Rather than to leave you wondering why Terror on Rural Street didn't receive a perfect score the following comments were made:
** a couple dark hallways had uneven floors...nearly tripped a few times and I'm sure the person behind me would have fell right on top of me.
** too many dark hallways for my taste...not really comfortable with a complete stranger bumping into me from behind.
** Caught up to the group in front of us.
** felt rushed as the group behind us entered the room before the actors in our room were finished.
** I was stuck in the back of my group of 6 the entire time and missed what was going on in a few of the rooms.