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I’m Christine, a gal obsessed with haunts, escape rooms and other oddities.

This blog is a passion project of mine. The fact that I personally do all of the reviews here and on my YouTube channel is what really makes TheHauntGirl.com stand out from other review sites. There is no team, just me. Most of my entries are about the west coast since that is where I live, however I also love to travel. In 2018 I was approached by USA Today to be one of their Ten Best List experts for haunted attractions & escape rooms. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel & sign up for my newsletter for updates & discount codes.

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HAUNTS – Museum of Monsters – CA

MUSEUM OF MONSTERS

Museum of Monsters is a fun monster themed popup just in time for Halloween! It’s a perfect event for all ages. The monsters are creative and a little weird but not especially scary. It’s a great stop for anyone looking for fun Halloween Instagram pics too!

HAUNTS – The Sleepy Hollow Experience – GA

HAUNTS – The Sleepy Hollow Experience – GA

SERENBE PLAYHOUSE

The Sleepy Hollow Experience by Serenbe Playhouse is an interactive theatrical experience like none other. I was able to attend the afternoon performance before heading to the airport on Sunday after a long weekend of attending haunted attractions and escape rooms. It was a perfect sendoff from Georgia.

This story is brought to life by a handful of incredibly gifted musical performers. I loved being a part of the adventure as we physically journeyed throughout the Sleepy Hollow to the school house, bridge and party. I found strong connections to the characters and felt deeply involved in their stories. I was most impressed with the way they interacted with the audience in the break. I was taken aback by the skill of the horseman and the horse as well. I can’t say enough good things about this show. My only regret was that I was unable to see it at night due to scheduling conflicts. I highly recommend it.

Note: Be sure to arrive early and allow time for parking and walking to the location. There is a fair amount of walking outside, so dress accordingly.

HAUNTS – Fear The Woods – GA

FEAR THE WOODS

Fear the Woods is a haunted attraction consisting of 3 attractions in a beautiful location in Stockbridge. They asked us to complete the attractions in a specific order. First we began with a walk through haunted attraction near the front that had many twists and turns. The second was a fun zombie laser experience outdoors. We were divided into small groups and set loose to “kill” as many zombies as possible without dying ourselves. This was actually my favorite attraction because it was so unique and fun. The third attraction required a bus trip to the entrance where we meet a gatekeeper that divided the bus load into smaller groups to walk through. There were many different themes throughout the trail in the woods. We exited the trail into the parking lot.

They did a great job with crowd flow. I especially enjoyed the monsters in the midway area, but everyone was clearly working very hard to scare guests throughout. One thing they seemed to do more here than other events I’ve experienced is mess with your balance and footing, so be careful and watch your step. Thank you Fear the Woods for having me out to see your event.

*Photos provided by Fear the Woods

HAUNTS – Camp Blood – GA

CAMP BLOOD

Camp Blood is a long haunted trail in the woods through scary scenes of Hillbillies & Rednecks. The theme is hilarious and terrifying. It’s an exceptionally fun, albeit somewhat campy at times, experience that I highly recommend! The creators and performers have a great understanding of the genre. They have a clear passion for the event as well. It’s a family run event in its 29th season. I was especially impressed that they have chosen to donate part of their profits to a local kids charity. We had an amazing time in the main attraction as well as playing games, doing a mini escape room and sitting by the campfire. They also have a Palm reader. Oh and don’t be afraid to use the outhouse, they have some of the cleanest bathrooms I’ve seen at a Halloween event.

HAUNTS – Netherworld Haunted House – GA

NETHERWORLD

October 2019

Netherworld is a haunted attraction in a category all it’s own. This professional haunt consists of two walk through haunts, midway, gift store and a unique museum. It’s now located next to Netherworld Escape, so you can also book an escape game prior to experiencing the Haunt if you’d like.

Netherworld is an impressive collection of elaborate animatronics, props, sets and several live actors. There isn’t really a storytelling aspect to the larger attraction, it’s more of a massive, overwhelming amount of craziness coming at you. I was physically exhausted by the end from the adrenaline rush of it all.

I took a short break in the midway to take photos with monsters, play in the foam and play the mini escape game before heading to the second haunt.

This year the theme for the additional haunted walk through was dinosaurs. It was definitely a more focused theme than the larger haunt, but still not especially story heavy. The last creature was my favorite.

I honestly found myself more in awww of the magnificent creatures in Netherworld than frightened. I walked through smiling and wide-eyed like a child in a candy shop, throughly overwhelmed by the amount of awesomeness surrounding me. Occasionally a special effect or flying creature would catch me off guard and make me squeal, but overall it didn’t leave me with nightmares.

The museum on the other hand did give me an uneasy feeling. I was genuinely frightened by something in there that still stuck with me days later. I highly recommend experiencing it.

I like the new location a lot. There is parking across the street.

Overall, I highly recommend experiencing Netherworld. It’s worth a trip for those haunt enthusiasts that travel around the country seeing events.

Thank you Netherworld for having me out to see your event! I had an amazing time!

HAUNTS – Containment – GA

CONTAINMENT HAUNTED HOUSE

October 2019

Containment is an incredible story based haunted attraction that uniquely blends immersive theatre and traditional jump scares into a fun, heart pounding experience.

My husband and I were grouped with a pair of teenage brothers that were especially jumpy. (I will admit their energy added to the fun.) The opening interaction with the large creature was creepy fun. Soon after Helga explained more of the story in her own interesting way as well as asked our fears. I loved this moment because not only was the actress wonderful, but it put us into a specific mental state focusing on our real fears, whether or not we’d experience them inside. I also think it set us up to be more affected by the shadow that almost seemed to be lurking everywhere. The creators at Containment appear to have a deep passion for the art of the haunt. They understand how to effectively scare people of all ages. They have some of the strongest performers I’ve seen and I applaud them.

Thank you to Containment for inviting me to see this year’s event. I was very impressed.

HAUNTS – The Séance at Cross Roads INTERVIEW – CA

THE SÉANCE

The Séance is a unique opportunity to experience the realm beyond through an impressive interactive theatrical performance. Cross Roads has always been a top escape room company designing puzzling games with strong storytelling throughout. They have used their expertise in storytelling and design to create something new…not an escape room or a play, but a bit of both. The script, set, lighting, sound, props and actors are all high quality allowing for a top notch professional experience. I strongly recommend getting tickets before they sell out.

 

Thank you again to Cross Roads for inviting us to the preview of The Séance.