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

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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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Séance – CA

The Séance

A Frightening Interactive Theatre Experience

Written and Directed by Madison Rhoades

THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON- October 2- November 3, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif., (September 2019)- Summon the dead and step beyond the veil in the world premiere of The Séance, written and directed by Madison Rhoades. Eight guests will sit around the table with Madam Ruby and take part in her ritual. But who or what will be waiting for you on the other side?

This hour-long performance is a frightening interactive theatre experience with live actors and special effects. You will be required to interact with your surroundings and others, living or dead, in the room.

The Séance is NOT an escape room, although it is created by Luke and Madison Rhoades, owners of Cross Roads Escape Games. With a background in theatre, Luke and Madison are going back to their roots to create a theatrical show but where audience is in the middle of the action.

This husband and wife team is determined to break the entertainment mold and continue to create more unique interactive experiences.

Tickets range from $45-$60 per person. The experience is 60 minutes long and for up to 8 guests over the age of 16. Shows are available October 2nd- November 3rd, Wednesday-Sunday until midnight. Limited tickets are available. Please be aware this show involves light touching, strobe lights, fog, and smells. Audience must be able to navigate stairs on their own.

Tickets: $45-$60 per person, on sale now at http://www.CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com/the-seance/

Ages: 16 and up with a parent or guardian’s permission.

Run: 10/02/19- 11/03/19. Wednesday- Sunday.

Warnings: Contains light touching, strobe lights, fog, smells, and stairs.

Playbill: https://crossroadsescapegames.com/the-seance/the-seance-playbill/

YouTube Trailer: https://youtu.be/ISRE6tLoCJE

Location: 4245 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807

Email: Info@CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com

Phone: (714) 572-1004

Facebook: @CrossRoadsEscapeGames

Twitter: @CRescapegames

Instagram: @Cross_Roads_Escape_Games

HAUNTS – Unhinged Winchester Mystery House – CA

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

I highly recommend including UNHINGED in your Halloween schedule! It’s an incredible event at an incredible historic location. The immersive theatrical show is a lot of fun. The 3D light show is impressive. The location is known for being genuinely haunted. What more could you ask for?

 

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