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2017 Review: Nightmare on Edgewood

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We finally made our way back to Nightmare on Edgewood, our visit since 2014.  Edgewood has always been one of the better haunts on Indy's southside, so let's see if it holds up in 2017!

Midnight Double Feature
First off, this haunt has one of, if not, the best facades I have ever seen: a full-scale old-school entrance!  I was completely blown away by it and the awesomeness didn't stop there.  Once, inside, the haunt is a straight-up movie theater, complete with entrances to other theaters, full of surprises.  Once you're actually "in" the haunt, we found it very reminiscent of their attraction from 2014, Old School Fright (which I loved).  But instead of regurgitating their older designs, it appeared to be completely re-worked.  Doesn't hurt that all the actors brought their A-games also.


Insanity
Much like their 2014 attraction Pandemonium, Insanity is their "black-out" haunt.  I'm not a huge fan of all-dark haunts, but Edgewood manages to k…

2017 Review: Niles Haunted House Scream Park

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It's that time of the year again -- haunted house season is officially here!  And for the fourth consecutive year, we wandered up North to Niles, Michigan for the one and only Niles Scream Park!

So without any ado, let's jump into it...

The Niles Haunted House
Like last year, the main house kept the cinema theme.  But this year, they changed up the movies and the decorations.  The house is notorious for having numerous ways to get through, and unfortunately for us, we only went through the house once so we didn't get to see and experience every route.  But that's okay because what we did see was an easy A+.


Possessed
This is one of Niles' new haunts this year -- and if you haven't guessed, it's got a demonic possession/Exorcist theme.  And it works.  The set decoration and mood and atmosphere are great.  The only thing I feel this haunt needs is a little more action.  Otherwise, it's a great haunt.


Incarcerated
Another one of their new haunts this year is…

Backwoodz Oddities

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One of Ohio's finest!
The Carnival Comes Without Warning!

With a slight chill in the air and the wind rustling the autumn leaves, the faint sound of carnival music grows evermore present. Where there was once nothing, now there stands a carnival filled with the most unusual of acts.

Erasmus takes pride in how unusual his carnival is, but knows there is more to the carnival than meets the eye. This carnival has been moving from small town to small town for over 150 years. Erasmus has lost count of how many victims have entered. No one has ever kept count of the few that have escaped.

The darkness of a human soul is what fuels the carnival. No matter how good of a life you live, there is darkness in you somewhere and it will be drawn out. Each step of the way you are going to encounter increasingly darker and twisted acts. Your reactions will decide your fate. After you have been judged, you will be punished and the Carnival will be fed!

Even if you are pure of heart and …

Haunted Hills Hospital

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Haunted house in Northwestern Indiana.
Haunted Hills Hospital holds the most psychotic patients that were too evil for a regular mental facility. The Medical staff used the patients to perform crazy experiments that were supposedly meant to cure them. However, no one was ever helped and the patients were driven further into madness before being left to rot and die. But now the patients are in control! Travel through the hell and terror that has taken over the grounds of Hills Hospital. Will you make it out or will you become the newest patient?Location
4700 Central Ave.
Lake Station, IN 46403

Phone
219-241-9498

Website
Haunted Hills Hospital

The Thirteenth Hour

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Indy has a new haunted house opening in 2017!
The Thirteenth Hour first opened 13 years ago as a charity haunted attraction. The event raised thousands of dollars for local community organizations and started the path to opening a professional haunted attraction.

In 2017, our team of builders and artists are resurrecting The Thirteenth Hour in Indianapolis. We have spent the last five years building a haunted attraction unlike anything you have seen before.

Join us as we take you on a journey below the surface and uncover a world that has been shielded from the public for over 100 years.Location
850 S. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Phone
n/a

Website
The Thirteenth Hour

2016 Review: Indy Scream Park

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For the first time since 2014, the Haunted House Indy team was able to travel to Anderson to check out Indy Scream Park.

Let's just jump into it...

Brickmore Asylum
From what I can remember, nothing much has really changed in this attraction.  The detail is still awesome and the acting is A-1.  I gave it 4 Skulls in 2014, and since I couldn't really tell a difference in 2016, it'll stay that way.


Rage 3D
Back in 2014, this attraction was called Bedlam 3D, and from what I can tell, very little has changed other than the name.  I could spot a few new things, but nothing major.  Still, I was once again very impressed with Rage 3D.  Who doesn't love a clown-themed 3D haunt?


Pandemic
The last of the indoor haunts in Pandemic (formerly Nachtmahr in 2014).  This is the first attraction I've been to where the customer can choose to be a part of the show if they want wearing a glow necklace.  I chose not to wear one just so I could observe.  Pandemic was full of surprises th…