Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.

Dominion of Terror

by Dave to the Grind (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at about 2:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

A creepily lit, old, multi-floored warehouse building greets you as you walk up to the Dominion of Terror. Which acts as the perfect backdrop to a solid haunt. Along with clowns and other creepy fellows taunting you as you wait to enter. 

The entrance and rules is like nothing I’ve seen before. They used a fairly tale theme. Having a sweet old lady, with perfect diction, sitting you down for a fairy tale as she explains the rules. With the book projected on the wall. Ending with a good fright. Sending you on your way. 

The most striking thing about this haunt is the elaborate sets and scenes you are sent through. A lot of rooms with trees, props, ghoulish sites. Whatever needed to take you into another world. All the while you deal with actors jumping out, interacting and scaring you along the way. One of my favorite aspects is you’re sent though dark hallways and dead ends. You feel constantly lost. You also encounter many rooms where the exit isn’t clearly known. Many times you had to feel around the walls and find a moveable wall, or some other way, to move on. It was a great way to make the haunt more interactive. Another wonderful aspect of the Dominion of Terror is the size of the haunt. It exists through multiple floors of a fairly large building. The haunt is huge and takes a long time to get through, especially with all the tricks and hidden exits. Making it a great value for a haunt. 

Overall I really enjoyed the Dominion of Terror and was pretty impressed. It has some great thrills, chills and surprises, even for an experience haunt goer. 

Signage / Visibility / Location


The haunt is easy to get to and find with lit up signs and an easy to see building. 

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The wait area is outside with beverages and food available for purchase. The were several costumed actors walking around to give you a fright. Especially the interactive clown. 

Actors' Performance


The acting was pretty solid. Some gave some great interaction and dialog. The effort was great to get a jump out of you. 

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The scenes were awesome and very detailed. Along with perfectly costumed actors to put you in the world they created.

Length


It took us at least 25 minutes to get through. 

Crowd Control


The opening sequence to explain the rules took a few minutes. Giving the other groups plenty of time to get ahead. We never heard another group at all. 

Most Memorable Moment


Trying to make our way through a vortex after feeling disoriented by figuring out our way through the haunt. 

Summary

This was a good, long haunt with plenty of unique scares around every corner. If you want some great bang for your buck I'd suggest hitting the Dominion of Terror.

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January 30th, 2023 4:33 a.m. CST 15.29