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Please note: this review is for the 2017 season rather than the current season.

Terror on Rural Street

by PaigeBerrier (Junior Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 6, 2017 at about 8:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

I’m so excited to say that this is my fourth year attending this haunt, and every year I am more and more impressed with the creativity, professionalism, and of course spookiness of this haunt – and this year was no exception! From the moment patrons arrive, to their walk to their car, TORS is chock full of jump scares, cool animatronics, and amazing actors.

We arrived around 8:30 PM on Friday, their opening night, in a light and creepy rain. We had purchased our tickets online ahead of time, and we only had a few moments to wait before our group of 4 was allowed to enter, however, in that time we enjoyed interacting with quite a few actors, including a memorable woman with a shopping cart. TORS also offers snacks and drinks in their covered waited area. Once entering the haunt, we journeyed through the shops of Rural Street into the main part of the haunted house.

There were countless memorable scenes, including the “hellevator”, a mystical field of lasers, a scary kitchen, a creepy church, and a live execution. We also loved their animatronics, which were all of amazing quality, but our group did feel like the timing on a few of them was just slightly off (a little behind). All of the actors were fantastic – they were not afraid to get up close, and at times we had to edge away from their touch! Another thing they were fantastic with was communicating our names and using their throughout their scares – front of the line goers, make sure you whisper the name of the most scared person when you pass! Our group was also offered the opportunity to scare some of our fellow patrons toward the end, which is something we adored!

Overall, we had a fantastic time at Terror on Rural Street. I was so impressed with how much they changed from the year prior (and those before that)! It’s clear everyone there is extremely passionate about what they are doing, and we really enjoyed every element of the haunt! I only wish it were longer!

Signage / Visibility / Location


The haunt is very easy to find, as it is located in a permanent shared building. There was lots of very visible parking and a big sign directing us in!

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Great line entertainment – we loved the woman with her shopping cart and the creepy bear! They had several, very varied actors walking around their covered waiting area to entertainment the guests. We also enjoyed our traditional of jello in plastic syringes!

Actors' Performance


The actors were all fantastic – I loved that they remembered our names and “preyed” on certain people; they weren’t afraid to scream or get really close to us! They all used their costumes, space, and lighting amazing as well.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Fantastic animatronics (several VERY memorable ones that I won’t divulge!), great use of strobe lights in combination with the actors, and unique uses of lazers/neon, including a “field” of neon and a corridor light by neon red lines.

Length


This haunt is a little shorter, maybe 15-20 minutes.

Crowd Control


I saw several officers on the scene, but there was no need for major crowd control on this night.

Most Memorable Moment


The most memorable moment for me was when I was looking over the field of laser mist standing on the bridge… and I will leave it at that!

Summary

Overall, we had a fantastic time at Terror on Rural Street. I was so impressed with how much they changed from the year prior (and those before that)! It’s clear everyone there is extremely passionate about what they are doing, and we really enjoyed every element of the haunt! I only wish it were longer!

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July 8th, 2020 9:26 a.m. CDT 11.13b