HAUNTS – Haunted Funeral Home – MI

HAUNTED FUNERAL HOME

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The group of young ladies waiting to enter the Haunted Funeral Home, a uniquely frightening stand alone haunted attraction in an actual funeral home, scattered screaming and jumping on each other as soon as the door opened. They explained that they had been to a larger, professional haunt earlier in the season and weren’t scared but something about Haunted Funeral Home terrified them. Maybe it’s the area in which it’s located, or the history of the building, or simply the unknown…personally I often find smaller haunts in creepy locations more unpredictable than the larger more commercial haunts. This is definitely a creepy haunt for those reasons. It’s not a large space, but they do a good job using what they have. I thought the actors were a lot of fun and working hard. There wasn’t a clear story or large impressive animatronics around every corner like some of the larger haunts, but it was charming and fun. I had a great time visiting the Haunted Funeral Home.

HAUNTS – Club Fear Twisted Manor – CA

CLUB FEAR

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Club Fear Twisted Manor is my favorite home haunt of 2019. I always enjoy a good home haunt and there are several in SoCal, a few in Santa Clarita even, but these clowns really knock it out of the park. I love the slider clowns in the front. They were scary, but also really great with the kids. The idea of visiting a clown at his house is a really fun theme. I love the misdirection in the maze itself. The effect that follows is also a wonderful scary surprise. I thought the makeup is stand out. The actors really understand the art of the scare and do a magnificent job. The set design was great. It’s a good length for a home haunt. Overall an excellent, scary home haunt that I highly recommend.

LOCATED AT:

23501 Clearidge Drive
Valencia 91354

HAUNTS – Beware the Dark Realm – CA

BEWARE THE DARK REALM

Beware the Dark Realm is a popular home haunt in Santa Clarita. It has an impressive castle facade that you go through to enter this dark Halloween realm. The sets are well done. The actors are passionate. They make great use of their space making the path seem much longer than what you might expect from the outside appearance. It’s a fun home haunt that is clearly loved by the community. They always seem to have a good turn out for the event.

I hope you get the chance to attend Beware the Dark Realm this Halloween season. I look forward to seeing what they do next year.

Location:

28621 Sugar Pine Way

Santa Clarita, CA 91390

HAUNTS – 13th Floor – AZ

13TH FLOOR 

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13th Floor Phoenix is a large stand alone professional haunted attraction. 13th Floor is a large company in the Haunt community, often acquiring haunted attractions in cities around the United States and bringing them into the 13th Floor family. They also own Fear Farm not too far from this location. However, 13th Floor Phoenix appears to be an original haunt. The original 13th Floor Haunted Attractions are high quality and similar in style, however they are not always similar to the attractions they’ve acquired.

This haunted attraction is a high quality professional haunt. The makeup, props, sets, etc are all very well done. They have made some interesting choices playing with space and balance. The actors are good. Overall it’s a really great haunted attraction. I also enjoyed the line entertainment while you wait.

Thank you 13th Floor for having me as your guest this season. I had a scary fun time!

HAUNTS – The Scream Machine – MI

THE SCREAM MACHINE

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The Scream Machine is a scary fun haunted attraction located in Taylor Michigan. It’s located in a mall which allows for easy parking and space for an indoor line queue. This attraction is wheelchair accessible. It takes about 20 minutes or so to go through the attraction. They also have two mini escape rooms at the end for a small up charge.

The Scream Machine does a great job of keeping you on your toes. They don’t really give you any time to relax, it’s constant scare after scare. The actors work really hard! I was also impressed by the staff here, especially when I realized the person I had been in contact with about visiting was not only running the door but also helping guests with frightened children so that the kids wouldn’t have to go inside. I love the sense of community. The Scream Machine does a good job with sets, props and costumes. They purge the line well so you don’t end up stuck in a conga line. I had a lot of fun going through. I also really enjoyed the escape rooms. I found the carnival themed game especially entertaining and clever.

Overall it’s a very fun way to enjoy the Halloween season! Thank you for inviting me out to experience it. I had a frighteningly fun time!

HAUNTS – Terror in Train Town – CA

TERROR IN TRAIN TOWN

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Terror in Train Town is a fun Halloween event by the Bloodshed Brothers at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris California. Unfortunately I was running late and they were about to close for the evening when I arrived so I was only able to see the two walk through haunts. It appeared as though there was a few carnival style games and a ride on their midway that I missed.

The Darkness was dark and disorientating, as it should be. The Hyde Street Haunt was not especially long, but full of fun scares. I was impressed by the decor, it had a truly creepy vibe. This haunt reminded me of my childhood and the type of haunted houses that would have terrified me in my youth. It’s not a big budget event like Knott’s or Halloween Horror Nights, but rather a fun and frightening event filled with heart and passion for creating screams and laughter in the audience. I had a lot of fun and look forward to seeing what they do next year!