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Splatterhaus Presents - HELLWORLD

by wm (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at about 10:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Very High

Review

My all-time favorite haunted house was always the Splatter Haus when it was located in Two Rivers. No other haunts could touch it! They had their scares down to a science and you definitely got your money’s worth. Since then, they lost their lease at that location and moved to Sheboygan. In the years following I heard stories about how the haunt was now located inside semi-trailers, how it was much shorter, and how everyone wished for the Splatter Haus glory years. I never did attend the new location for several reasons: The biggest being that it was hard to justify an hour drive for a haunt that lasted under 10 minutes. But another was that a part of me wanted to remember the Splatter Haus as it was: A top-notch haunted house that will literally scare the sh*t out of you. But then I read that this year was their last year. After seeing that, I had to attend one more time.

It was a clear but chilly night. Standing in line was nice, like the calm before the storm. It’s amazing how you can go from being underwhelmed while waiting in line to a sensory overload as soon as you walk through the door. You are instantly transported from a Sheboygan parking lot into your worst nightmare. Music is blaring and it’s pitch black at first. From the first scare on, your adrenaline kicks in and your body launches into a ‘fight or flight’ type of mentality.

There is no wasted space in the Splatter Haus Hell World. You go from one room to another, and each room packs a good scare. They are still spot on with their scares, and they have always been the master of the ‘distraction scare’. These are some major scares that still get my heart pumping as I type this!

It was thrilling and intense. But then, just like that, it was over. You walk out of the trailers and you’re back in the run-of-the-mill parking lot. I wanted to go through one more time! It was too short for me to properly say goodbye. But luckily there was there was one more attraction we could go through...

Zombie Assault

You walk into a small 8 seat bus and take a seat. With monitors all around you, you are again suddenly transported. This time you’re in the middle of a zombie attack! They come from everywhere, hell bent on getting you. You can hear them, see them, and even the bus gets in on the action as it feels you’re moving. I won’t give anything away, but it was a very cool and unique experience!

Signage / Visibility / Location


It was hard to find the Splatter Haus Hell World, and that was with help from my GPS. Once there, I still wasn’t quite sure I was at the correct location. There were no signs leading up to it, and it’s in a very unassuming in a huge parking lot for a local hockey center.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There was a small line, maybe 15 people. A chain-link fence surrounds both the wait line and the haunt with metal music blaring. There were no characters walking around outside the haunt, so the only entertainment was watching the trailer that had different metal bands and the Hell World logo projected on it. The groups that went inside were small, but the line moved fairly quick.

Actors' Performance


Splatter Haus Hell World combines live actors with triggered scares. It's a perfect blend, and they are experts in this field. No actor missed his mark.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Many scenes were recycled from previous years, which was bittersweet. I would rather see new sets/scares. But knowing this was the last year, it was almost like saying goodbye to some old friends. Hello, Mr Pig Butcher… we meet again!

Length


It took about 6 minutes to get through the entire haunt.

Crowd Control


They only let small groups of 2 to 4 people in at a time, and they wait until a group is through before sending in the next group. No issues of bumping into other groups.

Most Memorable Moment


As soon as I saw the butcher shop, I knew the pig was waiting until the perfect moment to make an appearance!

Summary

All in all, I’m glad I went to say goodbye to the Splatter Haus Hell World. Yes, it’s an extremely short haunt. But if I compare the number of scares to a haunt that would last 20 minutes, there are probably MORE scares here. I hope that someday, the Splatter Haus will make a glorious comeback in a big warehouse. Until then, I have my nightmares to remind me of what once was.

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December 18th, 2018 7:40 a.m. CST 1.5.1