2018 Review: Niles Haunted House Scream Park

Another haunt season and another trip up north to Niles Haunted House Scream Park...and man was it a blast...


The Niles Haunted House
The house sported a cool cinema theme for the past two years, but this year they completely upped their game with a total rehaul as a library and book theme.  And man oh man, this things is insane (in the best possible way).  The Niles House never disappoints, and this year was no different.  My jaw is still on the floor somewhere in there.  The level of detail in that house is second to none.  It's cool, scary and long.  Everything that makes an awesome haunt rock.

Grimm's Funeral Services
This attraction is 100% new for 2018, and it's simply amazing.  From the mortuary to the graveyard, you'll experience death up close.  And again, the detail and design of this haunt are simply stunning.  Unlike previous years at Niles, the scare actors this year seem to really be trying to bring their A-game.  Color us impressed.

The Doll Factory
For those who are afraid of dolls and pint-sized terror, then I double-dog dare you to venture through this attraction.  Dolls galore.  Scary dolls galore.  My team and I really dug this haunt.  You'll laugh, you'll scream, you'll probably need a change of pants.

The Field of Screams
My personal favorite of Niles was superb once again.  I can't accurately describe how much I love The Field of Screams.  Somehow this attraction seems to out-do itself year after year.  And if that isn't a testament to the fine folks running this place, then I don't know what is.  The medieval stuff was a nice touch this year.

Dark Terror-Tory Haunted Hayride
Much like The Field of Screams, the hayride is an attraction that just keeps getting better year after year.  This visit was by far our most enjoyable for the hayride.  In fact, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy every second of it.  There's just something about riding in a wagon through the woods and overgrown fields.  The downtime between exhibits is just as terrifying as the designed scares.

If you're familiar with my 2017 review of Niles, then you'll remember that I gave a glowing review for Hooded, based solely on the words of my teammates.  Well, this year, I was able to tackle Hooded myself.  And, well, I was a little disappointed.  At no point did I feel scared or even sense a little fear.  But don't let this take away from the actors within.  They were all trying so I'll definitely give them points for that.  Regardless of how I personally felt (a guy who reviews haunted houses and really doesn't get scared), Hooded is still a pretty great haunt.

So that's our 2018 trip to Niles Scream Park.  Year after year, Niles delivers, and I feel bad for the people who still don't know about this haunt, or are just too scared to make the hike from wherever they are.  We're proud to announce Niles as a Must See Haunt again.