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Ohio Haunted Houses can be found here at www.Hauntworld.com. Are you looking for the biggest, best and scariest haunted houses in Ohio? Every haunted attraction in Ohio from haunted houses, haunted attractions, hayrides, corn mazes, Screamparks, to everything between can be found on these pages. If you are looking for the best and scariest haunted houses in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus or Toledo, Ohio the scariest haunts are found here at HauntWorld. Ohio Haunted Houses are some of the best and scariest haunted houses in the United States. We offer a zip code finder so you can locate the scariest haunted houses in Ohio closer to where you live.
 
 
 
 
 
Haunted Cave at Lewisburg in Lewisburg, Ohio - www.hauntedcaveatlewisburg.com - 47969 Views
WHAT Is Scarier than A REAL CAVE? REALLY located eighty foot BELOW ground in LIMESTONE CAVE! World's Longest Haunt! plus 30,000 live bats! IT'S REAL! Five hundred foot of bridges. WINNER of Best of Dayton, Consecutive Haunt of Year Award and "HOTTEST HAUNT GOING" by HOD reviewers. Hayride to other parts of cave also, ONLY $8. Best Actor & Climax awards among many others!

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Scare Factor: 9.9 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 9.8 Skulls
Originality: 9.9 Skulls
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Special FX: 9.8 Skulls
49.21 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Horror Acres in Springfield, Ohio - www.horroracres.com - 35921 Views
Check out why Horror Acres was awarded “MOST IMPROVED ATTRACTION” and “MOST CLIMACTIC FINISH" in 2012 by Ohio Valley Haunts. We are ranked in the top 2013 Pre-Season Top 13 Attractions by " Ohio Valley Haunts " The twisted minds return with the high voltage Horrorvator, maddening spinning tunnel, suffocation chamber and notorious horror film legends. Experience new demented and interactive SAW Scenes. Are you brave enough to play the game? Will you escape? This will be your final scream!

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Scare Factor: 9.6 Skulls
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Originality: 9.5 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.2 Skulls
Special FX: 9.8 Skulls
47.85 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati, Ohio - www.frightsite.com - 14492 Views
OH Haunted House THE DENT SCHOOLHOUSE Haunted House in Cincinnati is a # 1 Haunted Attraction! Relive the story of the Dent Schoolhouse & undercover the truth of how over 30 students lost their lives! Who knows... the janitor's spirit may still roam the halls!

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Scare Factor: 9.9 Skulls
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Originality: 9.4 Skulls
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47.90 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Bull Run Farms - Springboro Haunted Hayride & Black Bog in Lebanon, Ohio - www.springborohauntedhayride.com - 11175 Views
OH Haunted House / Haunted Hayride: Bull Run Farms Haunted Hayride in Cincinnati, Ohio is an amazing tractor drawn OH haunted hayride along with the new Black Bog walking trail. There's a haunted concessions barn too. Click this profile for more details and directions. Visit Springboro Haunted Hayrides at springborohauntedhayride.com

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Scare Factor: 9.3 Skulls
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Originality: 9.4 Skulls
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Special FX: 9.2 Skulls
46.56 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Fall On The Farm in Loveland, Ohio - www.FallOnTheFarm.com - 5955 Views
A-MAIZ-ing 7 acre corn maze - "Jack and the Beanstalk"! Come be Jack and create your own great adventure as you make your way from the cow, up the giant beanstalk, encounter the GIANT and then quickly climb back down. All while collecting souveniers along the way! * Redeem the souvenirs for your personalized GOLD STAR CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT and choice of candy once you've achieved this magnificent feat! We've been honored to receive the Cincinnati Magazine's Best of the City Award for Best Pumpkin Patch.!

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Land of Illusion in MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - www.landofillusion.com - 5925 Views
Five haunts. Five hours. One low price. This is no ordinary haunted attraction. This is REAL! The Land of Illusion features four enormous haunted houses and one terrifying haunted trail. Plus, the Zombie Sniper Patrol, the area’s only ride that actually lets you hunt and shoot real Zombies!

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Scare Factor: 9.3 Skulls
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Originality: 9.5 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.1 Skulls
Special FX: 9.2 Skulls
46.23 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Springboro Haunted Hayride and Bog in lebanon, Ohio - www.springborohauntedhayride.com - 2891 Views
OH Haunted Hayride in Lebanon, Ohio, SPRINGBORO HAUNTED HAYRIDE & BLACK BOG HAUNTED TRAIL:

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Walking Dead Mansion in Columbus, Ohio - www.walkingdeadmansion.webs.com - 2088 Views
Many props, actors,fog,shrinking hallways, moving hallways, slaughter house and much more.

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Scare Factor: 8.8 Skulls
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Originality: 9 Skulls
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Special FX: 8 Skulls
43.40 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride in Wilmington, Ohio - wilmingtonhauntedhollowride.com/ - 1768 Views
Award winning Haunted Attraction: Home of the Fire Breathing Semi's! -- Every fall the fields of Clinton County come alive with screams of horror as our signature "fire breathing" semi's chase unsuspecting victims through a forest filled with monsters, madness and mayhem!... If you survive the ride, you can try to make it through "Slaughter Hotel", but watch out, Dr. Slaughter doesn't like uninvited guests! Up for more?... The inmates of "Nightmare Penitentiary" are anxious to create their own "special" kind of nightmare for you. -- 3 Attractions, 1 location, continuing to create hysteria at the Hollow!

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Scare Factor: 10 Skulls
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Originality: 10 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.9 Skulls
Special FX: 9.9 Skulls
49.77 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Ohio Cider Fest in Lebanon, Ohio - www.hiddenvalleyfruitfarm.com/index.html - 1451 Views
Offering home grown produce, you-pick orchards, greenhouse/garden supplies, an ice cream parlor and bakery, entertainment and much more for over 60 years. Description We are more than just a fruit farm - we're a destination! For over 60 years Hidden Valley Fruit Farm has offered home grown produce, as well as unique shopping in the barn, bakery, gift shop and ice cream parlor. We hope to see you soon! Pick your own pumpkin patches in Lebanon Ohio, find all the information about one of the biggest Halloween Attractions, in Lebanon Ohio with pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and more at www.HalloweenAttractions.com

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USS Nightmare in Newport, Ohio - www.ussnightmare.com - 1366 Views
America's premier Haunted Steamboat! One of the areas highest rated and longest haunted attractions will once again feature some fright seekers' favorites.

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Scare Factor: 8.5 Skulls
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Originality: 8.7 Skulls
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Special FX: 8.7 Skulls
42.50 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Chambers of Horror in Middletown, Ohio - thechambers.org - 1191 Views
Looking for a Haunted House that is actually scary? Tired of standing in a conga line through the haunt? Look no further, with over 30 rooms, over 100 doors, 30 minutes long & over 30 years running, we have what you’re looking for. Once you step inside we cut you off from all contact. You will hear other groups screaming, but you will never see them. Voted scariest haunt by the ones brave enough to make it through! This is not your average haunted house, we will exploit your fears and make them a reality. Not recommended for children under 12. We have several groups a night that don't make it all the way through. And I'm not talking little kids either!

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Scare Factor: 10 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 9.9 Skulls
Originality: 10 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.8 Skulls
Special FX: 10 Skulls
49.73 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Mickey the Lion's Corn Maze in Springfield, Ohio - www.mickeymaze.com - 810 Views
Kids' Day will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 4pm to 6pm. Join us as other community members show their support. Meet Heater from the Dayton Dragons and Biscuit & Gravy from Bob Evans. Experience a fire truck and the Community Blood Center's LAB -- a classroom on wheels for children 2 to 99. Andy Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse Huber Heights and Ronald McDonald will be there as well. Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win some wonderful prizes! Don't miss all the excitement as you get lost in the maze and help strike out Lou Gehrig's disease!

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The Creep Haunted House Festival in London, Ohio - www.CreepOutColumbus.com - 670 Views
OH THE CREEP... Central Ohio's NEW Haunted House Festival! Located in London, Ohio, The Creep Haunted House Festival is more than just a haunted house… It’s a Halloween Experience like no other!

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Scare Factor: 8.7 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 8.8 Skulls
Originality: 8.6 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 8.6 Skulls
Special FX: 8.8 Skulls
43.54 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Way Farms Pick your own Pumpkins in Waverly, Ohio - www.way-farms.com - 670 Views
Way Farms offers 4 acres of pick your own pumpkins. We also have a large variety of pre-cut pumpkins and gourds in a variety of colors and sizes!

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Dreadland Haunted Woods in Sardinia, Ohio - www.dreadlandhauntedwoods.com - 316 Views
DREADLAND is an outdoor haunt. We take our scare tactics to a level that has branded us with the title of "Game Changer". Our attraction is made up of live actors and scenes that create an intense atmosphere. The trail takes about Thirty minutes to complete. This does not include the DREADZONE challenge. We have over fifteen years experience in the haunt industry and bring that experience front and center throughout the attraction. Our expereince combined with that of our Scream Team will ensure that you receive the scare entertainment that you desire. * DREADLAND is an outdoor attraction please make sure that you come prepared wearing old clothes and shoes. Sandals and Flip Flops are not recommended.

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Scare Factor: 9.6 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 9.8 Skulls
Originality: 9.8 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.6 Skulls
Special FX: 9.4 Skulls
48.23 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Sidney Haunted Woods in Sidney, Ohio - www.sidneyhauntedwoods.moonfruit.com - 232 Views


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Scare Factor: 8.2 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 7.7 Skulls
Originality: 7.7 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 7.7 Skulls
Special FX: 9 Skulls
40.20 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Terror Maze in Springfield, Ohio - www.terrormaze.com - 214 Views


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Scare Factor: 10 Skulls
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Originality: 10 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 10 Skulls
Special FX: 10 Skulls
50.00 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Fright at the Fairgrounds "Haunted Barn" in Jackson, Ohio - www.facebook.com/FairgroundsHauntedBarn - 195 Views


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Mayhem at Marr Park in Goshen, Ohio - www.mayhematmarrpark.com - 195 Views


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Scream Acres Ct in Cincinnati, Ohio - www.cincyscreams.com - 179 Views


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House of Pain Haunted House in washington court house, Ohio - www.wix.com/tyler05/horror-show - 173 Views


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Mines of Terror in Lucasville, Ohio - www.minesofterror.com - 148 Views


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Scare Factor: 9.8 Skulls
Monsters/Actors: 9.8 Skulls
Originality: 9.9 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.7 Skulls
Special FX: 9.4 Skulls
48.54 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
 
Idle-Hour Ranch in Troy, Ohio - www.idle-hourranch.com/home - 15 Views
Come Spend Your "Idle-Hour" With Us Home of "Sam" the Giraffe. THE CORN MAZE IS OPEN AND RECEIVING VISITORS! IT IS AN AFRICAN SAFARI THEMED MAZE AND HAS 22 WORKSTATIONS THAT YOU GATHER ANSWERS TO FILL OUT YOUR GAME SHEET. VERY FEW HAVE ACTUALLY FILLED OUT THE ENTIRE GAME SHEET, AND THOSE WHO HAVE HAD TAKEN A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR TO DO IT. SO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE-

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Loveland Castle-Chateau Laroche in Loveland, Ohio - www.lovelandcastle.com/index.html - 13 Views
"Chateau Laroche was built as an expression and reminder of the simple strength and rugged grandeur of the mighty men who lived when Knighthood was in flower. It was their knightly zeal for honor, valor and manly purity that lifted mankind out of the moral midnight of the dark ages, and started it towards a gray dawn of human hope."

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Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio - www.cincinnatiarts.org/ - 11 Views
An 1878 Music Hall which is a "Masterpiece of High Victorian Gothic Revival" architecture, creating truly glorious place for cultural events in Cincinnati. Over the years, it has been renovated and updated to be 4 different areas for different needs of the community. The building's gable is 150 feet high. Springer Auditorium – This glorious theatre with state-of-the-art acoustics has seating for 3,516. It serves as the home for the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Opera and the May Festival Chorus. Music Hall Ballroom – This huge, newly renovated room has 20,000 square feet, and can hold up to 1,300 people, making it the second largest room in the city for large receptions, fashion shows, conventions, class reunions and gatherings over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Corbett Tower – Perfect place for events for 300 seated people, ranging from weddings & receptions to dinners and parties. It has a stage, a dance floor, kitchen and bar facilities, controlled sound and light. Critic's Club – A dining club which seats 50 people.

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Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio - www.victoriatheatre.com/ - 5 Views
Described as a beautifully restored, marble-fronted, ornate gilded Victorian Theater, with a glorious interior, wonderfully restored. there is balcony and orchestra and stage seating, with the old-fashioned box seating on both the left and right sides of the stage.

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Harrison House in Columbus, Ohio - www.harrisonhouse-columbus.com/index.htm - 4 Views
The Harrison House is a lovely, 3 story Victorian era home, that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It certainly makes a terrific bed and breakfast, not only for its ambiance of rest and relaxation, but because of the wonderful talents of Innkeeper Lynn Varney, who offers terrific hospitality, and a delicious gourmet breakfast, not to be missed. But there is much more to this nice quite bed and breakfast. Many have reported paranormal activity and strange activity.

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The Screaming Bridge of Maud Hughes Road in Liberty Township, Ohio - creepycincinnati.com/2011/11/08/the-screaming-bridge-of-maud-hughes-road/ - 3 Views
Located between Princeton & Millikin Roads in Liberty Township, the Screaming Bridge is the home of several mysterious tales. The bridge spans the mainline that has had many names since the 1870?s -the Short Line, Big Four, New York Central, Conrail, Penn Central, and now, Norfolk Southern. No one knows for sure when it first was called the Screaming Bridge, but allegedly the original bridge here was grooved, and caused a sound similar to a scream when a vehicle drove across it. But, urban legend tells of a more sinister origin to the name. It’s said that the ‘scream’ that is heard is that of someone who has died here. One of the earliest tragedies linked to the bridge goes back to a railroad accident in which two men were scalded to death when the locamotive they were on exploded between West Chester and Gano. However, that accident was in West Chester Township (formerly Union Township). The Maud Hughes bridge is in Liberty Township, yet somehow, the accident became attributed to this area.

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Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio - www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hilton-cincinnati-netherland-plaza-CVGNPHF/index.html - 2 Views
A true French art deco masterpiece which opened in 1931, the Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati is highly regarded and is one of the historic hotels of America. Stay a night or two at the hotel and you might just be able to see The Lady in Green.

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Ohio Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Several years ago when we visited haunted houses in the Cincinnati, Ohio  the haunted houses in Ohio seemed to be around every corner especially in the Cincinnati, Ohio area haunted houses are very popular form of entertainment and more haunted houses in Ohio can be found at Hauntworld.com. On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in Ohio from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting. Read all about the best and scariest haunted houses in the state of Ohio here at Hauntworld.com

When looking for a scary or the best haunted house in Ohio look no further than the area of Cincinnati, Ohio because this is an absolute hotbed for haunted houses Cincinnati, Ohio. Ohio has more haunted houses than almost any other state in America, and not only do they have several haunts but they have some of the best found anywhere. Ohio has many cities with great haunted houses especially Ohio area which has more of the top rated haunts than any other city in America.

There are at least 10 major haunted houses in and around Cincinnati, Ohio or in regional area's around Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio is not far from many other cities and states that also have several haunted houses for example you could drive Indianapolis, Indiana, Lexington, Kentucky or even Louisville, Kentucky to find haunted houses or rather you could live in one of those states and visit Cincinnati, Ohio to find haunted houses. 

When trying to decide what haunted houses in Cincinnati to visit make sure you choose the ones on the FIRST page of our directory as these are the best ones in the state.  Also make sure you vote on our poll to determine the best haunted house in Ohio and tweet this page or share with facebook to help others find the scariest haunted houses in Ohio.

Use the zip code finder here on Hauntworld.com to find the best and scariest haunted houses in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Use the zip code finder here on Hauntworld.com to find the best and scariest haunted houses in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Some of the best haunted houses in Cincinnati, Ohio starts with Dent Schoolhouse which is one of the most detailed haunted houses in America.  Other haunts not far from Cincinnati, Ohio are located in nearby Middletown, Ohio where you can find Land of Illusion a very impressive haunted houses and one of the most unqiue in AMerica.

 


 

 


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Find the best and scariest haunted houses, real haunts, Halloween attractions, Hayrides and more near or in the Cincinnati Ohio area.

 

The city of Cincinnati has some amazing history.  Starting with the Spring Grove Cemetery which is not only know for it's great history, but it has also been reported of several ghost lurky around at night.  The cemetery is located just north of downtown Cincinnati.  Many have described this cemetery as a park with it's beautiful scenery, prize-winning trees and massive memorials, many which are considered rare and unique.  The cemetery is known for housing many historical figures which includes Civil War generals from three different states.  Don't let the beauty and history fool you, at night is when all the ghost come out and the strange activity begins.  Many describe the cemetery as being one of the scariest places at night.

 

 

There are several schools in Cincinnati which claim to be haunted.  Many visitors and employess have witnessed paranormal activity at both of these schools.  First is Rapid Run Middle School in Cincinnati, OH.  It is said this school is haunted by two, unrelated ghosts.  One is a young girl who is often seen and heard playing on the swings on the playgrond.  It has been reported of hearing giggling and seeing the swings move.  The other ghost reported beeing seen is an adult man who stays in the school auditorium and has been know for playing practical jokes.

 

 

Another school with paranormal activity reported has actually been seen at both the cemetery and middle school.  Dale Park Cemetery and Middle School is where you can find a ghsot names Sarah.  She has been reported as beeing seen is long, flowing white robes and walking thorugh the cemetery as well as through the middle school.

 

 

In additional there are many ghost tours, and other real haunted house places throughout Ohio.  Find the best haunted houses and more here at www.Hauntworld.com

 

 

 

 

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Two years ago at Midwest Haunters Convention some of my crew went on the bus tour and saw a haunt in Cincinnati called the Dent Schoolhouse. They were blown away by the detail and the “creepy janitor” that lurked throughout the event. That same year Tim May of Dead Acres/Haunted Hoochie fame told me how much he loved the place and how the “janitor’s bedroom” was one of his favorite haunted house scenes. I was starting to get very curious! What was the Dent Schoolhouse and who was this janitor character? Soon enough I would find out about this amazing attraction, an event on the fast track to haunted house fame run by a crew who were making all the right moves!

The Dent Schoolhouse was once an actual school, but over the years it served as a home for several different businesses including a machine shop and a dry dock. Then for many years it became a haunted house run by the local Boy Scout troop, until 2005 when they sold the place to Bud Stross, Josh Wells and Chuck Stross. Formerly home haunters, the team had spent several years planning the leap to pro haunting and had attended many shows and seminars in preparation for opening an event. When they built this haunt they really had a clear plan in mind and it showed: create a very tight theme weaving the building and the design of everything from the scenes to the marketing into one cohesive story.

In route to the Midwest Haunters convention last year I had a chance to stop by the Dent Schoolhouse and I was very impressed by both the haunt itself and the amazing amount of props and antiques they had amassed. As the story goes, Charlie the janitor was responsible for the disappearances of MANY children, and in 1955 the bodies were found in the basement. The vast collection of props they have gathered to tell the tale can be grouped into 3 categories: items that say SCHOOL, items that say 1955, and items that say HORROR!

A tour of the place begins in a small overgrown outdoor graveyard and passes by a real school bus. Then it is into the creepy boarded up building to begin exploring Charlie’s world. Like most schools this starts with a trophy case and then you head to the nurse’s office, featuring medical posters, some surgical gear and a Bucky skeleton used for once as it was intended to be - as an apparent teaching tool! The rest of the first floor continues with a series of classrooms. A biology dissection scene with a creepy professor working on a mutilated piglet and a gruesome cafeteria with some cannibal treats stuck out for me. The detail is exceptional with very high walls, exposed lathe, chair rail, excellent paint washes and other signs of age and deterioration thrown in. Everywhere are thousands of detailed props you might expect in a school, featuring books, globes, knick knacks and other bits of period decorations. While many of us are into collecting BIG items this place is chock full of the little things - old bottles, boxes and tins of products from the 50’s, old photos, anything to set the mood. An art class features grim drawings of corpses as if the kids were into some really twisted anatomy studies, and a hanging girl over a stairwell also helps to keep the gory aspect at the forefront of the guest experience. I also liked the use of chalk boards to help tell the story. One had a sentence repeated many times about not bugging the janitor - obviously the kids didn’t follow that advice!

My favorite area of the haunt was the actual basement, Charlie’s lair. The top floor had very tall walls, maybe 14 feet or so, but the basement is low and tight. The outer walls are real stone, and actual rusted pipes and electrical boxes blend in with the ones placed there by the set dressers. This level features a maze of shelving units with old motors, chains, car parts and other industrial type equipment. The work benches are FILLED with this sort of stuff, endless tools and other actual aged equipment, all of it covered by a fine tracery of cobwebs and dust. A boiler room in this setting seems absolutely authentic but it was in fact built for the haunt. Things start to get very nasty as we begin to discover the victims, parts of them savaged and strewn about various workrooms, hanging from hooks and chopped to bits. The ultimate horror is Charlie’s bedroom, a small nasty room, with a foul disheveled cot illuminated by an old TV set as the sounds of old radio music fill the air. The room just feels evil, and provides ample places for the actor playing Charlie to get a great scare!

The building is much larger than it at first seems as a vast area in the back extends the floor space enormously. Here the rooms expand in size, one of the first being a rather large auditorium full of seats and prom decorations. One of my favorite scenes in this section was the garage featuring an actual car, with a poor victim shoved in the trunk. The tools, the car parts, the walls of old license plates are just cool, hundreds and hundreds of props in just one room. The space is well used as you wind around the garage though a series of chain link partitions. I was amazed at how much work went into securing these props to the various surfaces, most of which are located where the public can touch them. Often VERY fine wires wrap almost imperceptibly around them creating a firm anchor but giving the illusion of being casually tossed down by a mechanic.



 From this point on they bend the theme EVER so slightly to allow other sorts of designs. One is a lab sequence with lots of ornate glass ware and scientific equipment and an asylum/ hospital area featuring old medical props and intense Unit 70 style gore and animations. Then comes a sheet maze and a rather extensive clown scene. This is worked into the theme by signs and posters describing the “school carnival” that is now in progress. Several extensive clown areas are presented, including a big top area, a freak show and a very well done series of carnival games. Clown figures are everywhere creating a great scenario for hidden actors to blend in. This leads to some big effects that fit the theme such as a squeeze tunnel and vortex, always favorites with haunt patrons. When you think the place is finished there are always more scenes, then finally you head outside to a dilapidated shack / hick area for the final chainsaw chase.

The scares in the haunt take many forms, but they have certainly mastered the art of drop panels, slide doors and other forms of actor concealment and sudden appearance. Dent has several overheads where the actors open shutters and attack from above to really let you know that nowhere is safe. Animations are also spread throughout the event, primarily human sized figures sure to startle the patrons and give the actors ample distraction to strike!

Overall this show was extremely well executed on every level, but the two components that really stood out and complemented each other were the total dedication to a theme, and the collection of antique props, perhaps one of the biggest collections I have seen in a haunted house. Everything from marketing to set design to the old music playing on the radio totally served the illusion that this was a schoolhouse abandoned in the mid 50’s. The shear amount of props was astounding: tables, shelves, lockers and workbenches mounded high with every detail to set the stage. It was not the big things so much as the massive quantity of little things and their realistic display that completely amazes. Coupled with the well thought out design of the event in general, this certainly is a must see event. Perhaps one year soon Midwest Haunters will go back to this show, I for one am very eager to see the live performance and come face to face with Charlie himself in the dark basement of the Dent Schoolhouse!

 

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