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Title: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 01, 2011, 07:06:51 PM
Hacker House is the one haunt that has completely managed to traumatize me twice. The actors get into it so much you aren't really sure they are acting. Even managed to get in my car with me last year.

X-Treme Fear is one of my favorite haunts. Linda, the owner, is a total sweetheart and always makes time to talk to us whenever we go. It is a unique haunt that really plays up the woods to add to their scare factor. I can't tell you how many trees I have screamed at.

Spooky Woods is another favorite of mine. Tony changes things up every year and adds to it so it is one of the longer haunts. There is even stuff to do for those who are too afraid to go through the haunt.

Let me know about your favorite haunts.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 01, 2011, 07:32:00 PM
Hacker House / Extreme Fear... too close to call for too many different reasons.
Why dosen't Mark ever get credit for their haunt.... I guess Linda is such a people person.
L.O.L
Slaughter


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 01, 2011, 07:35:08 PM
You are right. I met some of Linda's family but they were all dressed like monsters so I wouldn't recognize them out of costume. Linda is totally a people person and even though they have so many people go through there every year she always remembers them.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Slappy on September 01, 2011, 08:23:10 PM
Linda definitely tends to make herself a little more well knows, but you have to give credit to both Mark and Linda.

I can't say what my favorite haunt is, cause that just wouldn't be fair.  But it's been a long time since I've been to a bad haunt, especially in this area.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Roadkill on September 01, 2011, 08:33:30 PM
Hacker House is my favorite  ;)
 I also  love Extreme Fear , super sweet folks


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 01, 2011, 08:38:41 PM
I love them all. Truly, there is only one that I have gone to I didn't like and that was because it only took about 10 minutes to go through and didn't even make me jump once. You know it is a good haunt if I don't get scared lol. BTW has anyone gone to the Myer's House? It would be great if we could get a group to go up there this year.

http://www.myershousenc.com/p/events.html


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 01, 2011, 08:41:58 PM
Yea, just a joke about Linda...I do it too.... I called just this past week talked to Linda, never even said a word to Mark.Just how it is with everyone it seems , just funny to me. Bothe are GREAT people & by far some of the best folks I.ve met in this business.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 01, 2011, 08:44:48 PM
Haven't went to the Myers house... My father knows the wife, said she's nice & they love Halloween like we do.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on September 01, 2011, 09:11:08 PM
My Favorite Haunt is a NCHaunt! Cause a NCHaunt know how to party!


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 01, 2011, 09:14:47 PM
Good answer lol.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: packbacker on September 01, 2011, 09:23:39 PM
Nightmare on Scales Street- just the perfect haunt for me...even if it's all inside.  Line is impecabbly managed, some incredibly sinister scenes, excellent meshing of high tech scares as well as solid acting, and a true feeling of claustrophobia.  LOVED chatting with the haunt owner 2 years ago....this place just does it for me.

Runner up would be Boogerwoods....what an amazing haunt in the middle of nowhere doing this all for  a great cause. 


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 01, 2011, 09:28:49 PM
That's a good one too. They got me good 2 years ago. We were in the Texas Chainsaw room and my feet just take off when I hear a chainsaw so I turned and ran the way we came, because we were inside and not a lot of room. Went through the door and there were a bunch of vampires hissing at me so I turned and ran the opposite way, managed to dive under the chainsaw and past 3 other people. I turned right when I went through the door and came face to face with a truck coming at me. Who expects a freakin truck inside and on the second floor. Shocked me so bad I ran back into the chainsaw room and dove under the chainsaw again. My friend was laughing at me cause she couldn't figure out what I was doing lol. She said she just kept seeing me run back and forth.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Badger on September 02, 2011, 11:34:49 AM
My favorite haunt of all time (since it's not NC Haunts exclusive) would be Netherworld in Atlanta.  If there was a definition of a perfect haunt.  This would be it.  Ben and Bill put on such an amazing show and somehow manage to top themselves every year despite changing out the interior every year.  The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati would be a close second.  Absolutely the BEST themed haunt in the country (my opinion).  Twisted Darkness in Kokomo, Indiana is incredible as well as the 4 unbelievable haunts in the South Bottoms of Kansas City.  The Beast, The Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema, and the Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe.

As far as haunts in NC go, I like Woods of Terror, X-Treme Fear, and the Haunted Mill.

My bucket list of haunts includes Hacker House, Screams in Waxahachie TX, Erebus in Detroit, House of Shock in New Orleans, and Ocean Park in Hong Kong.

I would highly recommend running down to Atlanta to visit Netherworld which runs though the first weekend of November.  If you're lucky, you 'might' find a certain member of this board working as a slider in the parking lot that last weekend...

Info on my favorite haunts...

http://www.fearworld.com/
http://www.frightsite.com/
http://www.twistedhaunt.com/
http://www.edgeofhell.com/


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: ~honey~ on September 02, 2011, 04:44:45 PM
My Favorite Haunt is a NCHaunt! Cause a NCHaunt know how to party!

That doesn't even make sense or answer the question...

Other than Hacker House, I LOVE Xteme Fear, for so many reasons!  Also, Midway is probably a favorite of mine. 


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: ~honey~ on September 02, 2011, 04:48:08 PM
My favorite haunt of all time (since it's not NC Haunts exclusive) would be Netherworld in Atlanta.  If there was a definition of a perfect haunt.  This would be it.  Ben and Bill put on such an amazing show and somehow manage to top themselves every year despite changing out the interior every year.  The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati would be a close second.  Absolutely the BEST themed haunt in the country (my opinion).  Twisted Darkness in Kokomo, Indiana is incredible as well as the 4 unbelievable haunts in the South Bottoms of Kansas City.  The Beast, The Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema, and the Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe.

As far as haunts in NC go, I like Woods of Terror, X-Treme Fear, and the Haunted Mill.

My bucket list of haunts includes Hacker House, Screams in Waxahachie TX, Erebus in Detroit, House of Shock in New Orleans, and Ocean Park in Hong Kong.

I would highly recommend running down to Atlanta to visit Netherworld which runs though the first weekend of November.  If you're lucky, you 'might' find a certain member of this board working as a slider in the parking lot that last weekend...

Info on my favorite haunts...

http://www.fearworld.com/
http://www.frightsite.com/
http://www.twistedhaunt.com/
http://www.edgeofhell.com/


A lot of the ones you like are on MY bucket list!  It's so hard to get the time to travel to them, especially when you work at a haunt.  I hope eventually I can make it to a few of those, like Netherworld and Erebus.  I would also like to hit up ESP one year (Eastern State Penitentiary). 


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 02, 2011, 06:02:38 PM
We have been talking about going to Eastern State for a couple of years now. We even entered a contest where you could win a night in the section that is closed to the public and is supposed to be really haunted. We didn't win which is probably for the best because Bethyboo and I probably wouldn't have lasted more than an hour in there lol.  :o


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: krb187 on September 02, 2011, 07:22:17 PM
Midway's got to be mine, I've been going there since I was 10 so it just has a special place in my heart for sure.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: ~honey~ on September 02, 2011, 08:34:05 PM
We have been talking about going to Eastern State for a couple of years now. We even entered a contest where you could win a night in the section that is closed to the public and is supposed to be really haunted. We didn't win which is probably for the best because Bethyboo and I probably wouldn't have lasted more than an hour in there lol.  :o

For awhile they were doing overnight ghost hunts, which we had been trying to get together.  It was a chunk of change, but you got a bunch of equipment, and you were "locked in" overnight.  Not sure if they still offer it or not.  We entered that contest too, but alas, no winners here!  

Anyone who hasn't looked, check it out!  Slappy and I are considering going on the 12th of November for their 20th Anniversary!!

www.easternstate.org/halloween


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 02, 2011, 09:14:19 PM
Mountain of Terror
Xtreme Fear

I really like all of the haunts represented on this forum, but those 2 are the ones that get the most love and attention and repeat visits from me.  each one is very different in scare tactic and i love them both equally.  i would love to go to boogerwoods just once...i just know it would be awesome!


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: B.W. Chucky on September 03, 2011, 08:52:47 AM
Boogerwoods is by far in my opinion the BEST trail around. I've been going for years. It's really incredible what kind of show these guys put on! Plus, It's all volunteer and it's going to a great cause. Last year, The Flatback was incredible and by their website they are bringing back "Booger Express"And the trail last around 45 minutes for only $15! I would recommend Boogerwoods to ANYONE! It's really hard to get tickets to boogerwoods cause it sales out so quick, So, you better get there early if you want to get tickets. Second choice would have to be Woods Of Terror.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Badger on September 03, 2011, 09:18:47 AM
A lot of the ones you like are on MY bucket list!  It's so hard to get the time to travel to them, especially when you work at a haunt.  I hope eventually I can make it to a few of those, like Netherworld and Erebus.  I would also like to hit up ESP one year (Eastern State Penitentiary). 

Anyone up for a road trip to Netherworld the first Friday in November?


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 03, 2011, 02:50:12 PM
That sounds like it could be possible, Badger. I had seen were there were a couple large haunts up north open the first weekend in Nov .
I'll p.m. you & let's see what we can come up with.
Slaughter


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: jhc36 on September 06, 2011, 09:38:43 AM
My favorites would have to be Boogerwoods for the fun and hacker house for the scares.

campground massacre still is a haunt i love to frequent.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Slappy on September 06, 2011, 10:32:15 AM
I love haunted houses in general, and have been going to them for something like 30 years (yeah, that shows my age).  And while I know I've personally given some not-so-great reviews on here, the haunts we have in this area are phenomenal.  We have everything from small haunts, to very original haunts with no big-name or movie monsters, to huge spectacles.  There really is something for everyone within an hour of where most of us live.  I've been to haunted houses from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, but I have yet to see an area that includes such a diversity when it comes to haunted attractions.  Heck, we even have a haunted theme park!

Personally, I'm a huge fan of the smaller, original haunts.  I guess it's because that's what I grew up around.  It brings back great memories.  I love Hacker House (obviously), and Xtreme Fear, Mountain of Terror, Midway Wicked Woods, Castle of Horror, Camp Fear and Campground Massacre.  Nightmare on Independence was awesome, as is Dr. Evil's.  I like the feel of Haunted Mill.  Spookywoods and Woods of Terror are mind-blowing simply by their size and grandeur.  I haven't had a chance to do Haunted Pyramids, BarH or Slaughterhouse, but I hope to in the near future.  But are any of them "bad"?  Absolutely not.  If you truly are a haunt lover, every one of these haunts should have something you like.  Unless you're a total cynic.   ;D


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: jhc36 on September 07, 2011, 08:38:16 AM
I love haunted houses in general, and have been going to them for something like 30 years (yeah, that shows my age).  And while I know I've personally given some not-so-great reviews on here, the haunts we have in this area are phenomenal.  We have everything from small haunts, to very original haunts with no big-name or movie monsters, to huge spectacles.  There really is something for everyone within an hour of where most of us live.  I've been to haunted houses from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, but I have yet to see an area that includes such a diversity when it comes to haunted attractions.  Heck, we even have a haunted theme park!

Personally, I'm a huge fan of the smaller, original haunts.  I guess it's because that's what I grew up around.  It brings back great memories.  I love Hacker House (obviously), and Xtreme Fear, Mountain of Terror, Midway Wicked Woods, Castle of Horror, Camp Fear and Campground Massacre.  Nightmare on Independence was awesome, as is Dr. Evil's.  I like the feel of Haunted Mill.  Spookywoods and Woods of Terror are mind-blowing simply by their size and grandeur.  I haven't had a chance to do Haunted Pyramids, BarH or Slaughterhouse, but I hope to in the near future.  But are any of them "bad"?  Absolutely not.  If you truly are a haunt lover, every one of these haunts should have something you like.  Unless you're a total cynic.   ;D


Well said.  Nightmare on Independence!! talk about nostalgia!! 


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on September 07, 2011, 10:01:06 AM
Most of my favorite haunts are no longer haunts :( There was a haunted house on Independence BLVD where the car max is now, that place was so much fun!   Nightmare on independence was amazing I went every year they were open(Now they are building a walmart on the location) Dr Evil's haunted houses, I went every year it was open, even got a tour of the haunts at the Frightseekers spring haunting a few years ago. Dr. Morehead's Haunted Warehouse(Located in downtown Charlotte, loved everything about the haunt, they featured a maze that was so hard to get out of!)

The people who ran nightmare on independence have relocated! Nightmares of University Place
9014 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
704-593-6000
Just off highway 29 (N. Tryon St.) in the Shoppes at University Place beside Old Navy

Haunts that I love that are open, Scarowinds(Been there 10 years, missed it last year) Hacker house, X-Treme Fear, Woods of terror, Campground massacre, mountain of terror, haunted mill.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Slappy on September 07, 2011, 10:38:42 AM
I used to go to a haunt in Kernersville every year.  It was right on the main drag, down from the store fronts a bit.  It was in an old, dilapidated house and there was always an impressive Michael Myers there.  But they stopped putting it on years ago.  The old was just the perfect setting for a haunted house.  Might have been better if it was a bit more secluded, but still pretty good.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: k2quiere on September 10, 2011, 12:17:25 PM
Oh how I have missed you all!!!

I have to agree with Slappy that the diversity of haunts all within 1-2 hour drive is part of what makes living here bearable  ;) :D

I usually got to a lot of the haunts around her, but there are just a few that I REFUSE to miss:  Hacker House, Midway, and Xtreme Fear.

I would so be down for a road trip to Hotlanta to see a haunt.  Wouldn't be the first time I've driven there and back in a day.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Sissyhaunt on September 10, 2011, 12:22:01 PM
I admit I have my absolute favorites, however, I love all of them. All of them are so different! I try really hard to check out the set designs and props, but have to admit I am usually running so some are a blur lol. I prefer the ones that do not have guides, but I do love Boogerwoods. They use their guides as part of the haunt and it works for them. The cage last year took us all by surprise.


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: Terrorizer on September 28, 2011, 09:32:22 PM
My fav would have to be WoT because of their amazing sets and the waiting area!


Title: Re: What is your favorite Haunt?
Post by: ngbomb2872 on September 29, 2011, 02:27:17 PM
Midway and extreme have been the best in my opinion the last two years.