Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.
Submitted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Misery loves company and this haunted attraction is no exception. Misery Haunted House combines two of my favorite things: a GREAT haunted house and a GREAT cause! Don’t just go to Misery to be frightened, but go because you are also supporting a great cause at a very reasonable price. Most haunted attractions in the Fox Valley area are far too swamped and over commercialized. Misery Haunted House is new enough that they focus on what works and they remain very original. Don’t wait in ridiculously long lines to see something you may have seen numerous times before. The ghouls at Misery make certain no one goes “unnoticed” and be prepared to go “solo” at times.
Getting to Misery can be difficult if you are not familiar with the area, but parking is a breeze once you arrive. There is a covered waiting area, so you do not need to be concerned with rainy weather ruining your evening. At $12 a ticket (plus a $2 off coupon if you visit their website) this is one of the most affordable haunted attractions with plenty of fear to offer. Our wait in line was very brief and there were goodies for those who like a snack while you wait. The beginning of the haunt forces you to build on your anticipation. As you wait to go one by one, you can feel the hair on the back of your neck begin to rise. The screams from your friends who have now left you can be heard in the distance. Have no fear as you will rejoin again, if you survive without having to run. Even the smartest haunt attendee can expect to make incorrect decisions and lead your group back into horrors embrace numerous times. If you do manage to make it to the end, you better run. The total time for this haunt was 19 minutes.