Please note: this review is for the 2010 season rather than the current season.
by CC2 after attending on Friday, October 15, 2010 at about 4:30 p.m.
Submitted: Sunday, October 17, 2010
I routinely attend Splatterhaus as I find it to be one of the most intense haunts in the state, and this year is no different.
I appreciate Spatterhaus' strategy of having the guest enter a room, consider the scene and then the room goes dark and your scare approaches.
From which direction? One never knows.
Costuming is high end and the house always has good sensory effects.
This year's version of the house has some recycled material from previous years, but it is still startling.
As I consider Splatterhaus, I always think of the word, "intense".
The visitor is hit with loud music, pitch black corridors to negotiate and explosive scares.
As was mentioned, Splatterhaus is one of the more intense houses in the state and is not for the faint of heart.
Waits can be very long here. Expect to wait at least an hour during prime time. We waited almost an hour and a half for our visit.
It takes about 25 minutes to complete your tour.
Groups are called to the entrance area 50 at a time. Groups of not greater than 8 enter approximately every 5-10 minutes.
The Splatterhaus waiting area provides a game called the "Defecator" where the guest can pay $1 to trigger two scares within the house and watch the result. Cameras inside show views of a hallway that hide the scares the guest can trigger.
The waiting area is equipped with plentiful portable toilets and provides a concession truck.
A small gift shop is on site, as well.
While we were in line, we overheard guests from the Madison area who came to Splatterhaus specifically because they enjoy the experience so much.
Once again this year, Splatterhaus is a highly recommended stop for those craving intense startles and worth the trip for those coming from out of town.