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Please note: this review is for the 2015 season rather than the current season.

Abandoned Haunted House Complex

by dubstyle_2k (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Monday, October 26, 2015 at about 8 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

Inner monologue: How to write a review that doesn't sound like I'm a fanboy? How to write a review that doesn't sound exactly like last year’s review, all positives? How to write a review that emphasizes the fact that this is truly the best haunt in the area, and I'm not just saying that to just say that? That's the dilemma I seem to run into when reviewing Abandoned Haunted House Complex every year. Now in its fourth season, I'm tasked with trying to write an objective review for the fourth time, but again, I absolutely loved it! Well, believe it or not, they outdid themselves, and the 2015 version of Abandoned is the best version of Abandoned yet!

The first section of Abandoned is called Hysteria, and that's fitting for this haunt. This haunt had me jumping from the moment we walked through the door, but it wasn't the usual generic guy in a costume jumping out at me screaming "BOO!" It was bright lights, loud noises, AND great actors, along with the best sets in the game that made this haunt awesome. It was truly sensory overload in Hysteria! Hysteria was more than your typical haunt, it preyed on your senses, and shredded your nerves! What a fantastic way to start adventure! Now, we were on to haunt number two, Ambush!

Ambush was more of the traditional haunt, but this year it was by far my favorite haunt I've walked through. This year I noticed they used more leveling, meaning you will walk up and down ramps a few times. I love that! The ramps aren't too steep, so don't be discouraged, but it's a nice touch, because this isn't used too often in haunts. There are some super cool areas with grated floors where you can see below you and it reminded me of the boiler room scenes in A Nightmare on Elm Street! Super awesome idea! I don't want to give too much away about this haunt, but they got something into this it that is HUGE, and is out of place, and is amazing, and is one of the coolest things I've seen in a haunt. You'll know it when you see it! In all, Ambush is the best haunt of the season.

To sum it up, once again I loved Abandoned Haunted House Complex! It's the best haunt in the area, if not the state. Value wise, for $20, you can't go wrong!

Signage / Visibility / Location


You seriously can't miss this place, there is a giant spot light illuminating the night sky! Neon letters on top of the building, well lit, right off of the interstate. It doesn't get much easier than this!

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The wait area was okay. It's an outdoor waiting area, so bring a heavy coat! They have videos on a big screen; when we were there they were playing silly viral videos. I would have liked to have seen horror clips and scary stuff, but that's me. At one point they played a pop groups video, didn't understand that at all, that didn't fit the theme one bit!

Actors' Performance


The best! You can tell they really hire the best! No one phoned it in, they are the best A+

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The best in the area! Professional quality, nothing seemed cheap or amateurish. I can't imagine anyone can hold a candle to Abandoned!

Length


We were in and out in about 45 minutes.

Crowd Control


There were no problems, plenty of staff to control the crowd.

Most Memorable Moment


The giant thing in Ambush that I will not mention, you must see it for yourself!!!

Summary

At the risk of sounding like a fanboy I'm just going to say do yourself a favor, go to Abandoned. It is, in my opinion, the best haunt in the area. For the money, you aren't going to have a better time at a haunt. Two great haunts for $20, you can't go wrong!

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August 23rd, 2019 4:46 p.m. CDT 1.9