Please note: this review is for the 2018 season rather than the current season.
by PaigeBerrier (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at about 8 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Burial Chamber is one of Wisconsin’s premier haunted complexes, with three separate haunts, including an outdoor trail. The sister to the more southern Abandoned, BC has a lot to brag about with these haunts – the acting is superb and the sets are straight out of a nightmare. Everything about Burial Chamber adds up to the perfect Halloween night.
Our group chose to go on a Sunday, which is a great option if you’re attending a haunt later in the season (closer to Halloween). We also had fast passes, so our wait in lines was virtually non-existent, although BC is well-equipped to entertain those in line with food trucks, videos footage and monsters walking around!
Our favorite haunt of the night, Adrenaline lives up to its name – my heart was pumping and I was constantly on edge as we crept through this haunt. We experienced some amazingly timed jump scares and even some sounds that were just terrifying – strange clicks, screeches, and a jackhammer that echoed throughout the whole haunt. With a focus on the army/war, BC had a completely new haunt for the season, utilizing some great props and really creepy imagery to terrify. One crawling girl had me scrambling out the door!
This outdoor haunt provides a bit of levity after the terror of Adrenaline, with some of the actors making more jokes and being scary/funny as you make your way through. There were a few really scary moments, most notably when one actor crawled very unusually (can you tell I have a specific fear?), but in general, I did feel as though this haunt hadn’t changed too much from last year. However, it’s got some great jump scares, some really cool, tight environments where you can just see the outside, which leads to a lot of anticipation. Also, the woods and trail themselves are fantastically creepy!
Disorienting and startling, insanity uses some larger props to create their environment – we encountered several inflatables, huge animatronics we had to scurry past, and several arms that reached out for us in the dark. I was particularly disturbed by a white face coming out from a painting, and all of us were thrown off when we entered into the field of laser mist.