Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.
by HocusPocus (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 2 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you enjoy interactive skit style haunts that make you occasionally jump out of your skin then you’ll love the House of Bathory! This was my first time visiting a Dead by Dawn Productions haunt. They’ve been in the Haunted House business for 22 years now and it really shows. Rooms are very well thought out and 100% original….with the exception of the Vortex room which you’ll experience at just about every haunt these days. (Although I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of walking through a Vortex.) To Dawn’s credit she does add to this Vortex a unique twist I haven’t seen at any other haunt. I really enjoyed the skits found in each room. The acting was superb and the actors were comfortable enough to involve haunt goers in the action. What I really, REALLY liked about this haunt was that regardless of where I was in the group (first, last, middle….) the scares definitely me jump and I’m certain they will make you jump too!
I won’t spoil any of the scares waiting for you at the House of Bathory but the premise of this haunt is a journey through time with each room featuring a unique skit pertaining to a period of history. From the pilgrims to the 70’s and featuring the likes of Charles Manson and Hitler…the skits, costumes and décor for each of these themes were masterfully orchestrated and performed admirably by spirited actors. While this may not be the scariest or goriest haunt you attend you’ll definitely enjoy yourself and experience a few really good scares along the way.