Please note: this review is for the 2012 season rather than the current season.
by dubstyle_2k (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at about 2:30 p.m.
Submitted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Abandoned Haunted House Complex is an exciting new haunt in the area! Abandoned is easy to find with internet directions and once you get close you can't miss it, given the big spotlight in the sky. There was plenty of parking and was fairly controlled. Once you arrive, you see the big brightly lit sign and things are labeled very well. It is easy to spot ticketing and where to go to get in line. The waiting area was covered and enclosed. We arrived at about 7:39 p.m. When they let us in as a group, they talked to us about the rules. When we first entered, we were brought into a room with a television that played a disturbing message and then we went into the first haunt. We walked down really dark hallways that had audio of creepy children giggling and laughing. It was very dark and almost too dark in areas where it looked like there were lots of cool props, so we couldn’t see them very well, which is a shame. The actors did a pretty good job of jumping out at you when you weren’t expecting it. I liked the vortex, of course, but I also liked the laser lights that they had in one of the hallways. Abandoned featured one of the best disorientating rooms I have ever walked through. A very slow strobe plus a creepy clown is enough to put you over the edge! This first haunt was pretty good, but unfortunately, was rather short.
The second section was all about an infection spreading, with areas resembling that of an abandoned facility (imagine that!). TV's looping a message of the outbreak really sets the scene as you walk through this dark and terrifying section. A medical area with broken hospital props and pill bottles strewn about is a nice touch. Abandoned attacks your senses in many ways, none more terrifying than the wet body parts hung from the ceiling... GROSS! The actors were very interactive and I liked the zombie girl that was crawling, she spooked me good! And kudos to the zombie that was eating the corpse in the morgue.
In all Abandoned was a winner. The people who brought you Burial Chamber have come through with what hopes to be a yearly tradition for southeastern Wisconsin! Here's to hoping the Abandoned Haunted House Complex continues to grow!