Please note: this review is for the 2021 season rather than the current season.

Evil Falls House of Tormented Souls

by majorXpsycho (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at about 7 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin you will find the town of Eagle River, one of the most popular destinations in the fall. Known for festivals and beautiful fall colors, this town also hosts one of the best (and only) haunted attractions in the area! This was our first visit to the House of Tormented Souls and we were surprised to find such a thrilling haunt in the area. The House of Tormented Souls is located in the heart of Eagle River and is hard to miss, but when night falls there is very little signage! At first glance, this haunted attraction looked small, but we were surprised at how much bigger it was inside. The wait is outside with a few snack options, but there is a gas station with restrooms and plenty of treats across the street. You are sent in with just your group no matter how small and they wait until the previous group is through before sending you in. This does result in a longer wait then normal, but I would rather wait a little longer for a better experience. The actors within the House of Tormented Souls are volunteers, but we were surprised at how many there were and they always stayed in character. Every inch of the attraction was meticulously designed and there was no "down time" from start until finish. The heart pounding, non-stop action made the attraction feel a lot longer then the 10 minutes is took us to go through. There is a good mix of jump scares and theatrical acting with a lot of moments where you may find yourself lost. The best part is the use of lasers to draw your eyes away from where the ghouls might be lurking. Some come from above and below in places you typically would not expect. If you keep your eyes open long enough, you will be able to catch some horror movie related props too! In summary, I recommend traveling to this area in the fall and making The House of Tormented Souls one of your after dark adventures! It is affordable, intense and not an "all night" attraction so you have plenty of time for bonfires and apple cider after.

Signage / Visibility / Location


We only saw a sign on the building. It is located in the heart of downtown in the small town of Eagle River so it is fairly easy to find once you are there.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There are multiple ghouls traveling along the line outside and traditional Halloween music playing. Popcorn was available to purchase, but bathrooms and more snacks/drinks are right across the street at the gas station (they have a ton of goodies there).

Actors' Performance


A lot of actors! We expected there to be a lot of "dead space" because of how early it was in the season, but this haunt was filled with actors. In addition, they were volunteers, but you could not tell. Every actor stayed in character and provided a lot of screams!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Every inch of this location was meticulously designed. Lasers and light fog are used throughout in a great manner and there are no random dark hallways to walk through. You can expect no down time from start to finish.

Length


I was shocked when I looked at the time. Almost exactly 10 minutes start to finish, but because of their use of space and lack of down time I swear it felt more like 20 minutes.

Crowd Control


The excel in this area. You go in with your group only (even if there are only 2) and they do not send the next group in until the prior is almost out.

Most Memorable Moment


There is a big baby!

Summary

In summary, I recommend traveling to this area in the fall and making The House of Tormented Souls one of your after dark adventures! It is affordable, intense and not an "all night" attraction so you have plenty of time for bonfires and apple cider after. Very fun and look forward to returning in the future!

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June 14th, 2024 8:14 a.m. CDT 24.08