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

A Theater Of Lost Souls Presents: Nightmare Factory Haunt

by x0char0x (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High


Nightmare Factory is a haunt that I have added to my must see list. I have always been a fan of them when they were located in Oshkosh and now that they moved into an actual Nightmare Factory it has completely blown me away. Room after room is filled with things that would only be created in a nightmare factory. I was left completely surprised and impressed around every corner.

They start you off at what looks like the loading docks of an old factory. Once inside you are lead up an old stairwell and leads you to the 3rd floor of the factory. Once the door opens you are thrown into a world that only the dead would live in. About half way through, you reach a point where you enter a 3-D effect style haunt. The 3-D effects usually don't do much for me but I was actually impressed by theirs. They kept with it the entire way through and each scene contained scenes I would never think to put into a 3D style haunt.

Signage / Visibility / Location

The location of this is very easy to find. They have a giant spotlight out front and it is located right off of the main street of downtown Manitowoc.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

We did end up waiting in line for approximately 20 minutes. In those 20 minutes, we were thoroughly entertained by BoBo the clown with his crazy jokes and antics. He definitely knew how to entertain a crowd.

Actors' Performance

The actors in this haunt did a very good job staying in character. It was like they actually became their particular character in the haunt. They knew exactly when to surprise you and what to do to really get under your skin.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

The scenes in this haunt are typical haunt scenes but you can definitely tell the extra time and effort that was put into them. They are set up extremely well and laid out perfectly.


This was one of the longer haunts that I have been to. It is located on 3 different floors so it takes a little while to walk through the entire thing. I would say it was about 40 minutes of scares.


Overall, this is one of the best haunts that I have ever been to. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 14.

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May 28th, 2020 11:17 p.m. CDT 11.11d