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Please note: this review is for the 2019 season rather than the current season.

Terror on Rural Street

by PaigeBerrier (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at about 6:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

As a southerner, I have a hard time saying the name of this haunt, but that doesn’t stop me from coming back year after year! This was my fifth consecutive year going to Terror on Rural Street, and with each year this haunt continues to top themselves, both in creativity and scariness. Best of all, this haunt is nonprofit, meaning they give back to their community with your ticket purchase!

We (my spouse and myself) visited TORS on Saturday, October 26, which is traditionally “Halloweekend”, or the busiest night of the haunted house season. Even though we arrived right when they opened at 6:30, there was already a fairly large crowd, so we elected to purchase their VIP passes for a $10 upcharge ($25 each total). However, TORS has a fantastic waiting area (one of the best I’ve seen) - indoors, very secure, and featuring both entertainment and refreshments. They then call groups in a designated line area using ticket numbers, but as VIPs we were brought immediately to the line. Therefore we had no wait at all before going into the haunt, and we were grouped with another pair to make a small group of 4.

I thought TORS did a great job this year in particular with their “gross” scares - they had a really nasty bathroom scene, a very scary and aggressive jail section, and one area in particular with a strobe light maze that I found to be the scariest thing I’d seen there yet! There is also a really cool “science experiment” scene that will surprise you! I love their combination of well-timed actors and smart use of props/animatronics - they know how to use them to their advantage and don’t overdo it! There are a good amount of jump scares in this haunt, and they utilize air puffs to constantly startle you and keep you on your toes. I also have always enjoyed a certain “problem solving” element of their haunt; they often have hidden or misleading doors, and you need to “find your way out”. I think this is super fun and can be really disorienting!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Terror on Rural Street is located as part of a large, community building, and is very easy to find, with a bright sign and lots of clearly labeled parking (in a lot).

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Slightly N/A on this one for us, as the VIP passes allowed us to skip the general wait area. However, we did go back in just to check it out before we left, and I saw several actors milling around interacting with guests. They also have snacks and drinks available for purchase as you wait!

Actors' Performance


Really great - lots of jump scares, but also lots of restraint as well; some people knew how to be creepy with just their eyes and body language. I also thought there were some funny comments and jokes thrown in as well, which I always love.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


TORS is very creative with their sets! I really loved the field of laser mist, and a really intricate, creeeeeepy room full of dolls. I also loved the two areas where you had to find your way out; one full of doors in a hallway and the other in the strobe light maze. I also really love their neon cave room!

Length


It takes around 30 minutes to do this haunt!

Crowd Control


They do a great job with the crowds at this haunt, with security on site and a really efficient system of calling ticket numbers that means you don’t have to stand in line all night, and can instead sit down or hang out with your group.

Most Memorable Moment


I definitely thought the best part of this haunt, hands down, was the strobe light maze. It was legitimately scary, disorienting, and overall just “gross” - so I loved it! It was confusing to navigate with actors crawling along the fences and things swinging from above; truly the scariest set I’ve seen them have yet!

Summary

Terror on Rural Street has outdone themselves once again! This haunt is fun, unique, and definitely scary, featuring a wide variety of different scary scenes and actors for every person to find terrifying. At $15 a ticket, this haunt is also very reasonably priced, and does a lot for their community in putting together this house. It is definitely one I really look forward to returning to year after year!

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August 5th, 2020 5:09 p.m. CDT 11.13b