On October 1, 1978 Nightmare on Edgewood was born. It quickly became one of Indy’s best haunted houses. For 31 years, Nightmare on Edgewood, was ran by Edgewood little league as their main fundraiser. In 2008 the EAA board of directors decided to shut down the program. In 2009 Paul and Kevin Cook re-opened Indy’s oldest haunt, Nightmare on Edgewood, as Southside Massacre. For the past four years they made it better and better earning the title “Indy’s most INTENSE” haunted house.
For the second year in a row, we made the almost-three-hour trek up north to Niles, Michigan to the Niles Haunted House Scream Park -- and again, we were NOT disappointed.
Niles was pretty impressive last year in 2014, but how exactly did it fair in 2015?
Let's dig in, shall we...
Each year, the main house at Niles gets a redesign. This year, their theme is Kingdoms End, a haunt based almost entirely on the works on Stephen King.
And you know what? It's awesome! Every minute of it. Awesome. Almost all of King's more famous works are represented here. Whether you want to see Carrie get crowned at the prom or pass by a Pet Sematary or even walk through a dark hedge maze, it's all here!
Kingdoms End is packed full of scares and surprises and is definitely an attraction you don't want to miss when visiting Niles Scream Park.
Ashes to Ashes
Now this was a cool one I didn't expect. Ashes to Ashes is set up like an abandoned boarding school and if y…
We finally made it out to Haunted Angelus House! We wanted to visit this one last year but our schedule didn't quite work out in our favor. So, needless to say, we made this haunt a priority this year. Located just off the highway, this one is super easy to find, parking is no problem and best of all -- there's a Halloween store attached (Ron's Halloween).
Let's dig in, shall we...
Haunted Angelus House
Upon entering Haunted Angelus, you're immediately taken into the customary waiting room. Haunted Angelus does a great job of setting the scene early. You're greeted by siniamouster mannequins dressed in spooky garb and entertained on a large projection screen with zombies tearing apart a man and being shot dead.
After a short wait, you're met at the actual entrance by, in my opinion, one of the liveliest ticket-takers I have ever encountered -- she was a real hoot! And she does a great job of keeping the groups separated by several minutes, therefore m…
We finally got around to venturing out and visiting FriteLodge Haunted House for the 2017 season. We were bummed that we couldn't make it out for the 2016 haunt season. But that's all bee corrected!
Don't Go in the Basement
Their theme for this year is a spooky basement one. And once again, the room designs are out of this world.
I've never made it a secret that FriteLodge goes above and beyond in their decor, so I'll keep pounding that fact home.
The actors, despite being volunteers, do a pretty good job of bringing their respected scenes to life and doing the best they can to conjure up a scare.
There are two rooms that stand tall above the rest this year, and those are the snow room and the water room. The snow room is incredible. Not only are there frosted pine trees, but it's literally snowing in the inside. And second is the water room, where it looks and feels like you're wading through water (it's all a clever trick using lights and low-l…