Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

A Theater Of Lost Souls Presents: Nightmare Factory Haunt

by CC2 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at about 4 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High


Fear Factory will present you with two floors of attractions. One of the floors is exclusively 3D effects and is themed on various nursery rhyme characters.

The principle floor is more traditional in its presentation, but features some elaborate sets.

There were numerous live actors throughout the factory who gave good performances, especially considering it was an opening weekend. The dialogue was fairly witty.

Signage / Visibility / Location

Fear Factory has a lot of space to work with and they put a lot of effort into their project. There is a spotlight in front of the entrance.

We had no problem finding the Factory using a GPS.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

There seemed to be some effort on the part of the operators to allow for gaps between groups being sent in.

Despite there not being many people in line when we arrived, we had to wait about 20 minutes or so to enter.

There was an actor at the entrance who played the roll of a bumpkin and made attempts to interact with people in line.

Actors' Performance

Among the characters you will meet at the factory are Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Mad Hatter and numerous clowns.

The producers of the factory did a very creative presentation with their darker takes on nursery rhymes.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

The attraction will take you through catacombs with walls of skulls, a graveyard, a walk through a swamp and extensive hospital scenes beginning with a mattress walk among the other environments in the haunt.

As was mentioned, one floor is devoted entirely to 3D effects.

The Factory made use of some interesting lighting effects and even featured a live guitarist at one point.


It took a little more than half an hour to complete the two floors, walking at a leisurely pace.

There are some organizational problems with the layout of the house, however, as our group got off track several times and in one instance accidentally exited the main area and ended up outside the walls.

Crowd Control

The crowd was regulated by one staff person who allowed patrons to enter at fairly regular intervals.

It appears that if the line is long, it will exit the covered area inside the building and extend to an exposed area in front of the attraction, so be mindful of that in the event of rain.

There was one portable toilet inside the entrance area and a concession stand, as well.

Most Memorable Moment

My group agreed that two performances were the most remarkable experiences of our visit.

We found the person who affected the Cinderella character to have been particularly amusing. The clown who introduces you to the 3D area was humorous, as well.


Fear Factory is a large attraction and certainly worthy of a visit, if in the area. I haven't seen an entire floor of an attraction devoted to 3D effects before. The producers of the event put together a nice attraction and the actors gave invested performances. Good creativity was shown in the development of the sets and the overall concepts.

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June 24th, 2024 10:21 p.m. CDT 24.08