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Scariest Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio - The Fear Experience
The Scariest Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio is The Fear Experience which features amazing set design, special fx, animations and features five different haunted attractions in one location.  This is a massive indoor haunted house with five different themes from a mental asylum to a haunted mansion.  Hautnworld.com rates and reviews Cleveland Ohio's best haunted house the Fear Experience.
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Haunted House in Cincinnati Ohio The Dent Schoolhouse
Cincinnati Ohio haunted house The Dent Schoolhouse is one of the scariest haunted attractions in the state of Ohio.  HauntWorld Magazine reviews the best haunted houses in Ohio.  Read about what makes Dent Haunted Schoolhouse the best haunt in Cincinnati Ohio.  Learn all the details reviewed by Hauntworld.com.
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Haunted Schoolhouse in Akron, Ohio - 34802 Views  
OH Haunted Houses: The Haunted Schoolhouse AND Laboratory in Akron, Ohio are a couple of the scariest haunted houses in Ohio and America. Click this profile for directions, information, photos, videos and more.

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HAUNTED PRISON EXPERIENCE in MANSFIELD, Ohio - 33351 Views  
The Haunted Prison Experience at the Ohio State Reformatory is an award winning haunt and site to numerous movies including the Shawshank Redemption. Considered the most haunted prison in the country and one of the most haunted places on the planet, this is the place where nightmares are real! Join those who walk behind the walls...they are waiting and...they know what scares you!

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Wells Township Haunted House in Brilliant, Ohio - 17826 Views  
Get ready to experience the MOST UNIQUE, MOST INTENSE, MOST INSANE, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH OCTANE, LIVE ACTION HAUNTED ATTRACTION YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!! Located just 40 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, the Wells Township Haunted House is one of a handful of Haunted Attractions known throughout the country. You should not miss the opportunity to visit the desired destination of haunt enthusiasts from all over the United States, Canada and even overseas! This Old School style haunted attraction has over 10,000 square feet of scares, fun and excitement. The outside atmosphere is one the most unique in the industry, featuring all your favorite characters and live bands on the outdoor stage. It has frequently been called one the BEST HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES and the MOST ANTICIPATED HAUNTED ATTRACTION OF THE SEASON. The over 170 year old building boasts a true haunted history making it the desired destination of multiple paranormal investigators. The Wells Township Haunted House is known all over the country for its live action, misdirection and group interaction. THIS IS NOT A SELF GUIDED WALK THROUGH ATTRACTION. This GUIDED TOUR will take you through the depths of the historic building where you will see scenes and scares develop in some of the most unique setups you can imagine. Come see why the WELLS TOWNSHIP HAUNTED HOUSE has been voted THE NUMBER ONE HAUNTED ATTRACTION IN OHIO, KENTUCKY AND INDIANA. You are simply not ready for this!!!

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The Fear Experience Haunted House in Cleveland, Ohio - 6489 Views  
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Carnival of Horrors at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio - 5298 Views  
OH Haunted House - We dare you to Experience the SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE IN ALL OF OHIO, THE MOST HORRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSE OF ALL TIME --------------------------------------------- Are you afraid of CLOWNS? --- You start on a horrific journey through an old abandoned FUN HOUSE. This is an extremely high-intensity scare oriented haunted house. Many have entered, but very few have left alive. --- Then you travel deep into the WICKED WOODS, armed with only a flashlight, will you survive? --- Next you encounter the INSANE ASYLUM. We cannot control these psychopaths that now run this abandoned place! A pulsing, winding and chaotic labyrinth full of wrong turns, dead ends and terrifying psychotic inmates. --- Finally, you enter the historic FREAKSHOW in 3-D TERRORVISION. The floor, walls and every undead creature become a living 3-D experience that will leave you begging for mercy. You think you can see where the monsters hide? Think again! Prepare to be scared!

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Fear Forest in Lordstown, Ohio - 3526 Views  
TAKE A RIDE THROUGH 68 SCARIFYING ACRES OF SHEER HORROR . . . THIS 1-MILE HAUNTED HAYRIDE IS FULL OF YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES! DON'T DARE MISS THIS TERRIFYING HORROR TRAIL THROUGH THE FEAR FOREST OF LORDSTOWN, OHIO, JUST MINUTES FROM YOUNGSTOWN AND WARREN, OHIO. 4 TERIFYING ATTRACTIONS, THE INSANEATARIUM HAUNTED HOUSE, THE HAUNTED HAYRIDE, THE PSYCHO PATH TRAIL, AND THE FORBIDDEN CORNFIELD.YOU WILL TRULY EXPERIENCE THE SCARE OF A LIFETIME!!!

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Bloodview in Broadview Heights, Ohio - 2850 Views  
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Haunted Hoorah in Ashley, Ohio - 2609 Views  
Latest Central Ohio multi-attraction haunt. The Haunted Hoorah is a unique scare experience as it attacks your senses and fears with every twist and turn. The Haunted Hoorah’s fright begins on a military bus as it transports recruits to the first haunted destination—the doctor’s residence. It is in this two story nightmare that each recruit comes face to face with the doctor as he determines whether or not you have the substance necessary to be used in his super soldier creation program. Those recruits who are lucky enough to escape the doctor’s madness will be transported to a second destination where you will come face to face with your greatest fears. Do you have what it takes? Come to the Haunted Hoorah for an experience that you will never forget!

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OHIO HAUNTED HOUSES BLOG

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 Cleveland, Ohio  the haunted houses in Ohio seemed to be around every corner especially in the Cleveland, 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 Cleveland, Ohio because this is an absolute hotbed for haunted houses which would also includ the Akron area. 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 Cleveland and Akron, Ohio or in regional area's around Akron, Ohio. Akron and Cleveland, Ohio is not far from many other cities and states that also have several haunted houses for example you could drive to Toldedo Ohio, or Buffalo New York or even other parts of the state like Canton, Ohio, and of course Akron Ohio.  Akron Ohio has some of the best haunted houses in America including Haunted Schoolhouse and The Lab both located side by side.  Hauntworld.com did a full blown review of both of these haunted house Halloween attractions in Akron, Ohio.  

 

When trying to decide what haunted houses in Cleveland  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 Cleveland, Ohio.

 

In Cleveland, Ohio you will find SEVERAL awesome haunted houses in Cleveland Ohio. Another awesome haunted house in Cleveland is Spooky Ranch another Ohio Haunted House. Trust Hauntworld.com to help you find simply the best and scariest haunted houses in Cleveland Ohio.

 Please be sure to rate and review haunted houses in Ohio leaving comments on this page or join our facebook page and share your experiences.  We look forward to hearing all about your best haunted experiences in Ohio

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

 

The town of Cleveland is known for many haunting  tales and a history of all it's own.  One being  Cleveland's Franklin's Castle, it has been given the title of Ohio's most haunted house.  It is described as a large, brick building that is very dark and very disturbing.  The history of the house has been discribed as very sad and disturbing.  The ghosts that still linger in the home are the victims  of violent crimes committed 100's of years ago.  It has been reported you can still hear their screams through the walls. 

 

Cleveland is also home to some of the oldest graveyards.  This brings us to Erie Street Cemetery located in Cleveland, Ohio.  It is Cleveland's oldest existing cemetery.  Originally constructed in 1826 the cemetery has grown around the city of Cleveland and was basically left untouched for more than 175 years.  If you are coming to watch the Cleveland Indians play baseball you can catch a glimpse of the massive towers at the front gate as they are just across the street from the ball park.  There are two real Native Americans buried at the Erie Street Cemetery which is ironically right across the street from the Cleveland Indians stadium.

 

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

 

To find pumpkin patches in your area go to www.HalloweenAttractions.com

If you visit a haunted house in your area please come back and rate and review your experience.

 



Cleveland, Ohio - Rockin' - R - Ranch Presents Spooky Ranch

By Hauntworld Magazine

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Ohio Haunted Houses are some of the scariest and best in America!  Hauntworld.com rates and review the best and Scariest haunted houses, haunted attractions, and Halloween events in America!  Spooky Ranch is located in Cleveland, Ohio and has one of the scariest haunted houses in America!  Prepare to scream!  This Halloween you can't miss the scariest and best haunted attraction in the entire state of Ohio, Spooky Ranch. Spooky Ranch features multiple haunted Halloween attractions including haunted houses, haunted hayrides, and attractions.  Cleveland Ohio has some of the best and biggest haunted attractions in America but Spooky Ranch is one that truely can make you scream!  Below you will read our review of Spooky Ranch In Cleveland.
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WOW!  Sensational! Over the top! A knock out! A winner! A triumph! Incredible! Amazing! Astonishing! Exceptional! Heart stopping! Bind blowing! Remarkable!
Where do we even begin! This is one of the country’s BEST haunts.


Many years ago Cleveland, Ohio had the unfortunate stereotype given to it by a misguided, uninformed, non-talented comedian as the “mistake on the lake”. Today, Cleveland is a vibrant entertainment and health-conscious mecca. Inside this wonderful entertainment district are theatres showcasing Broadway productions, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, the beautiful metro-parks, Lake Erie for boating, the Cleveland Cavs, the Cleveland Indians and of course the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland is a great place for seasonal entertainment due to the change of seasons each with different weather patterns. People in this neck of the woods think in terms of what they do for fun and enjoyment in relation to what season it is, such as snuggling together in front of the fireplace & drinking hot chocolate in the Winter, dreaming of the winter thaw and fresh flowers at the Home and Garden Show in early Spring, planning a trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park in the Summer to try out the newest roller coaster and checking out the beautiful Fall colors of orange and bronze, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and of course, haunted houses, in Autumn.  

Cleveland is quite competitive in the haunted house and haunted attraction industry with several new haunts popping up each year while several other haunts close every other year. Only the good ones last, and one of the best is SPOOKY RANCH also known as the Rockin’-R-Ranch.

Derek Vitas and his brothers Jimmy and Damian were mere teenagers back in 1990, twenty-five years ago when the Rockin’-R-Ranch, now known as Spooky Ranch began. The Vitas brothers did not sit down one day and start planning a haunted house attraction. The idea evolved when their mother almost lost the farm where they lived. “It’s uncanny how your survival mode kicks in when necessity of survival becomes a reality,” agrees the family.  The oldest son, Jimmy recalls how he used to make haunted houses in his basement and had his school friends come over to scare. “I remember thinking…If the farm down the road can do hayrides, why don’t we?  But to differentiate us, I wanted to make ours a haunted hayride. We didn’t have much money, but we had a couple of credit cards, an old tractor, a hay wagon and some hay. We had some talent, drive and a hard work ethic.”  They started making homemade props, and the rest is haunting history. The saga of Spooky Ranch at the ole Rockin’R-Ranch began with the introduction of the now famous Haunted Hayride, but originally it was called Spooktacular Nights at Rockin’R-Ranch. Time progressed, other haunted houses were added to the venue, and eventually the name changed from Spooktacular Nights to Spooky Ranch.


Most every haunt owner will attest that their haunt is the scariest, the best, the most frightening, the biggest, the most well-known, has the best actors, the most monsters, most gruesome zombies, most wicked creatures, most crazed clowns or whatever else they can dream up to say. Through the last 25 years, Spooky Ranch has provided all that and more which is why their customers (victims) keep coming back for more!
 
What sets Spooky Ranch apart from everyone else to be ranked so high in the haunted house community?  To be awarded an 11 out of 10 rating by the Haunted House Enthusiasts is quite an honor. They’ve been rating haunts for over fourteen years. Their average attendance is forty to fifty haunts per season. So why did they rank Spooky Ranch their rare 11 out of 10 rating when only 5 other haunts prior had been bestowed such honor?  Obviously, the simple math of that speaks volumes. Where Spooky Ranch goes above and beyond is the “quadruple threat” of acting, prop use, proper animatronic use and timing. Spooky Ranch hits on all cylinders. Some might say that every haunted house utilizes these 4 facets, but to say that all haunts use them correctly would be false. The Spooky Ranch team is expert! Here is an example: You walk into a room and are greeted by a monstrous actor. He introduces himself as your ‘master of ceremonies’ for the evening. As he gives his outrageous spiel, you fail to realize he has moved closer to you. Just as you notice the prop in his hand, the floor starts to drop & vibrate and a deep, penetrating laugh that emanates seems to shake the whole room. Without giving away the whole gag, I believe you get the idea. Not realizing that he changes his proximity to you as well as producing a scream rendering prop, gives you an idea of how Spooky Ranch interweaves the ultimate quadruple threat. Now, combine those scare tactics with the great sets and exterior designs, and that’s why Spooky Ranch deserves all the accolades.

What makes Spooky Ranch so special?  
“Our haunt is managed properly, professional and unique, but even more importantly is the family aspect.  I’ve learned… The family that scares together, stays together.  Who knew?” says Darlene with a smile, mother and CFO of this family operated business.

What could credit the success & longevity of this haunt?
Spooky Ranch has done such a good job at pleasing so many age groups at the same time. Even while being a hard core haunt, Spooky Ranch is also a major draw for families. It’s not easy to please so many age groups, but kudos to them for being the rare haunt that truly caters to all generations.

Weighing in on this is son, Derek Vitas, who is perhaps the creative genius behind the success of Spooky Ranch. “Spooky Ranch appeals to the masses not just teens,” says Derek. “We truly are the theme park of haunted houses, and our actors have speaking roles. Instead of giving the typical ‘boo’s and ‘rah’s found at other haunts, we give you a professional, theatrical production. People of all ages attend our incredible haunt. How we do that?...We have different levels of fright and fear. We have kids that will come with their parents to ride our now famous Haunted Hayride. This is a ride of terror and suspense at every turn.  We have Hollywood quality sets and scenes in the Forest of Fear including massive thirty-foot-tall, gigantic props, monsters and many surprises. The Haunted Barn is a theatrical production with all the glitz, screams, thrills etc. of a ride at Universal Studios. In fact, when the doors open to exit, our patrons are clapping their approval… That’s when you know you’re doing something right!  Plus, this is the only place in the Cleveland area to ride a haunted hayride.  Spooky Ranch has it!”


I couldn’t agree more with Derek. The ambiance is so electrifying as you drive up and immediately see the gigantic, lighted skull atop the barn. Nothing beats their Haunted Hayride. It’s the flagship of the production. After all, what’s better than a ride underneath the starry Autumn skies with the Halloween moon shining down as you timidly enter the Forest of Fear with creepy monsters, ghouls, zombies and ghosts lurking behind each tree and prop along the way.

“The second level of fear might be the Wicked Clowns in 3D or the new Blood Slingers Saloon with a western theme,” says Derek, “and the extreme level of fear & fright would be our new Bloody Mary’s Revenge haunted house.”  

Spooky Ranch is the only haunt in the U.S. to have the copyright to use the Bloody Mary name. Previously, Universal Studios Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida used it. “Children are not permitted in this house,” tells Derek, “not for vulgarity, but it’s just THAT frightening.” Spooky Ranch’s top actor, Gus Maurer, is the lead actor who sets the stage in this house. “He is well renowned in the industry, and for GOOD reason,” explains Derek.  I happen to know Gus, and I certainly agree with Derek.  

Other SPOOKY RANCH projects: Hauntville in Elyria, Ohio is another extreme, rare, totally out of the box, over the top, scary haunted attraction produced and operated by Derek Vitas, the family’s guru of haunted attractions. Derek designed and began this amazing haunt in 2010.  He and his scare-masters production team managed by Maureen and Krieg Hall is a whole new haunting experience. The five mind-blowing, awesome attractions are Cellblock 13, the Butcher Barn, Psycho Manor, Zombie Hunt in 3D and Wicked Clowns in 4D. Wicked Clowns is the first 4D attraction of its kind utilizing a whole new sensory perception of sight, sound and smell. For years, Hauntworld.com has recognized BOTH Spooky Ranch and Hauntville as two of the best, scariest, most well-done haunts and gives them extremely high ratings.
 
Also, back in 1995 the family started a daytime festival called The Old West Pumpkin Fest at the Rockin’-R-Ranch. This is a real Autumn treat for the whole family. It features hayrides, pumpkin patches, pony rides, animal petting farm and more.  They even feature a professional stage show with a live production of the costumed characters called The Country Kids Show.


Past, Present and Future:  Derek Vitas is the creative talent behind both Spooky Ranch and Hauntville, and with the invaluable help of his siblings, Jimmy, Damian, Travis and Allison they have moved way beyond that first haunted hayride experience twenty-five years ago. The original, old tractor used in haunt season one has been laid to rest many years ago. In Columbia Station, (Cleveland) and Elyria, Ohio you will find two haunts unlike any other in the country.  These creative giants led by Derek will give you an experience like no other. They will make you scream, laugh and be totally entertained and amazed. Derek’s plans are to imitate his success by expanding into other cities across the country as his family migrates elsewhere. It’s a natural progression for this well-run family business operating 2 of the country’s best haunts!

Spooky Ranch and Hauntville will be highlighted during the Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC), the largest Halloween convention of its kind in the US serving a primary audience of haunted attraction producers, actors, artists and home haunters, May 29 -May 31, 2015, featuring the pre-bus, spotlight tour of the best haunted houses in Northeast, Ohio.
 
Get on the bus and check them out, or go to Spookyranch.com, Elyriahauntedhouse.com, Hauntworld.com, and Clevelandhayride.com.

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Cleveland, Ohio's - The Fear Experience Haunted House

By Hauntworld Magazine

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Ohio Haunted Houses are some of the scariest and best in America!  Hauntworld.com rates and review the best and Scariest haunted houses, haunted attractions, and Halloween events in America!  The Fear Experience is located in Cleveland, Ohio and has one of the scariest haunted houses in America!  Prepare to scream!  Sit back and prepare to scream through our review of The Fear Experience. This Halloween you can't miss the scariest and best haunted attraction in the entire state of Ohio, The Fear Experience. Their attraction features some of the scariest actors, crazies scenes, and amazing set design. Now sit back and read all about the best haunted house in the the Cleveland area, The Fear Experience. The Fear Experience is by far Cleveland Ohio's best haunted house and scariest haunted attraction and now rated and reviewed by Hauntworld.com.  The Fear Experience features five different attractions in the same location and we will review the biggest, best and scariest haunted house in Cleveland Ohio.

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From a backyard haunted house to tackling one of the toughest markets in the country, The Fear Experience has had to evolve to stay ahead.  Their team has brought a new standard of quality to the Cleveland market which has captured people’s attention.  In 2011, the attraction was voted best in Cleveland, in 2013 it was named “Northeast Ohio’s Premier Haunted House” and in 2014, the haunt set the stage for an internationally recognized music video.  

The Fear Experience began years ago when the owners were just 12 and 15.  Owners Max Simon and Nick Francis (now 19 and 22) are cousins and have been building haunted houses since they were kids.  They first worked together in 2007 when Simon helped Francis operate an extensive haunted house Francis had constructed in his garage & backyard.  They both had a passion for all things haunted and combined they became unstoppable.
 
Back then, the duo decided to build a massive home haunt and enter a national competition hosted by Good Morning America. They began building in the summer of 2008, and by fall they were putting the finishing touches on an elaborate 8,000 square foot attraction in Francis’s backyard.  “The haunt took up my entire yard; 7 years later the grass still hasn’t grown back,” says Francis.  “We spent days researching our favorite horror movies and haunted houses and tried to incorporate some of the ideas we liked.  The end result left our families amazed by the terror we created.  Nobody believed we could build something that impressive.”  

They hired a professional videographer to produce the video that would be submitted to Good Morning America for the haunted house competition.  “Our video received the most votes nationally but didn’t manage to win. We found out on Halloween and were incredibly disappointed,” says Simon. “It seemed like all our hard work was for nothing - that is until we opened our doors to the public later that night.”

In just three hours of operation, over 500 people came to their haunt.  Not bad considering it was in a residential neighborhood and they had no advertising.  At 10 pm, the police showed up and shut them down, but by then Francis and Simon knew they were onto something.  The two saw endless opportunity ahead.  Of course, they couldn’t keep running the haunt in Francis’s backyard, so that night the young entrepreneurs decided they would open a commercial attraction the next year.

Fast forward to present day and their commercial haunted house attraction, The Fear Experience, has taken the Cleveland market by storm. “It hasn’t been easy; Cleveland is competitive. Sometimes it seems there’s a haunted house around every corner and some have been around for over 20 years,” says Simon.  “But for us, the competition acts as a constant stimulus.”  
 

Francis adds, “We believe the only way to keep haunted house customers coming is to put on the best, scariest and most entertaining show in the market, and that is our exact focus all day, every day at The Fear Experience.”  Their dedication to excellence in haunting is unwavering.

The Fear Experience is located in a 90,000 square foot, retail location about half a mile from one of the biggest interstates in Cleveland.  The entire event is indoors, protecting its guests from Cleveland’s cold and rainy fall climate. Covered waiting has been a key differentiator in a market where most haunts are outdoors.  

The Fear Experience haunted house didn’t start off in such a great spot, however.  For the first few years the attraction jumped around to different temporary locations and the sets weren’t quite on par with what Simon and Francis wanted.  Simon commented, “We originally didn’t have the time, money or skills to build the kind of sets our customers enjoy today, but we always made sure our customers had a great time.  Instead, we crafted as many startles as we could and focused on making the show scary and entertaining. We knew we had a long way to go to achieve our goal… being the best haunt in the Cleveland market.”

A stroke of serendipity came in 2011 when Rick Thomas, member of internationally renowned band Mushroomhead, guest acted at The Fear Experience.  Thomas saw potential, “I could tell they were ready to take this haunt to the next level, and I knew I could bring the level of quality they needed.”  By this time, Thomas had been designing and building haunted houses for more than two decades.  Over the years he had acquired a lot of experience in set design and show production that would become an essential aspect of The Fear Experience’s rapid development.  Haunted houses have always been one of Thomas’s greatest passions along with music.  When he’s not touring around the world with Mushroomhead, he’s working day and night at The Fear Experience.  Thomas credits his love for building and designing haunted houses as his motivation to constantly make improvements to the attractions.  

With the addition of Thomas as lead scenic designer, the team brought a level of quality and realism that hasn’t been seen before in the Cleveland market.  The haunts feature large, grand scenes and realistic, horrifying environments.  The latest addition is a massive mausoleum style entrance that customers actually walk through to reach the box office.  Francis described the thought process around the project, “We wanted to build an entrance that would amaze our customers the second they walked in the door.  Now you’re not just waiting in line to buy a ticket, you’re walking through something you’ve never experienced before.  It’s probably one of the coolest sets we’ve built to date.”  
 

There’s another very practical reason for the new entrance.  Haunted houses have gotten expensive; it can easily cost $100 for a family of five.  Francis and Simon wanted to assure their customers, before they paid, that they made a great choice by coming to The Fear Experience.  The best way they could think to do that was to build an interactive scene right in the front door.  

The incredible new sets have opened doors to amazing opportunities.  Most recently, the band Mushroomhead chose to film their latest music video entirely at The Fear Experience.  The band thought the haunt would be the perfect place to shoot the music video for one of the album’s top tracks, Qwerty.  Mushroomhead’s new album, The Righteous and The Butterfly reached #1 on the Hard Rock chart and made the Billboard Top 20.  “We were really honored to have such a recognized and loved band choose our haunt to shoot this video.  It turned out amazing, we were blown away by the end result” says Francis.

Today, The Fear Experience features four haunted houses under one roof.  Each attraction has its own unique theme, but they are all tied together by one riveting, overarching concept.  The attractions reside in the city of Centralia, based off a real city in Pennsylvania that has a tragic and gripping past.  Centralia was once home to the largest coal mines in the United States but is now a ghost town.  In 1962, a few local residents accidentally started a fire in one of the mines and it’s been burning non-stop ever since.  The rampant fire has made the baron city uninhabitable and destroyed much of its infrastructure.  Centralia has also been the inspiration for a number of famous horror movies including Silent Hill.  

The latest addition to The Fear Experience, The Centralia County Fair, debuted in 2013 and was a crowd favorite.  The first half of this haunted attraction is designed like an outdoor fair.  It features a huge destroyed midway, a creepy back alley and rotten food truck.  The guests are then chased through a giant clown’s mouth into the circus section.  Although it has its fair share of clowns, the team at The Fear Experience wanted to do something more unique.  Their idea was to create a freak show and zoo that houses all of the circus’ sideshows.  All of the actors in this section are elevated above the customers’ heads, creating a very intimidating effect.  “The finished scenes terrify guests,” says Thomas Thomas “We designed each room with the actor in mind.  Actors can climb and jump around the rooms so quickly that people don’t know where a creature might pop out from next.”

When the team isn’t working on building new haunted house attractions, they’re working on marketing.  They want their marketing pieces to identify The Fear Experience as the go-to haunt in Cleveland.  Their first move was to hire one of the top horror photographers in the area, Blind 7 Photography also known as the “Godfather of Dark Glamour” to shoot their characters.  Simon commented, “We wanted to use real photos on all of our promotional pieces; we felt that type of realism would capture people’s attention.”  Another big step was their website, www.TheFearExperience.com.  The site was designed to be simple and easy to navigate with all the most relevant information right at your fingertips.  The site is also very mobile friendly. “We saw that about 50% of our traffic was coming from mobile devices and we knew our site needed to be just as easy to use from a phone” says Francis.  
 

Their website is not their only online presence.  The Fear Experience Facebook page has over 61,000 fans.  “That’s more than any other haunt in our market!” says Francis who manages the page. “I try to post and interact with fans daily.”  He strives to use Facebook to build real relationships with customers so that when haunt season rolls around, they know exactly which attraction they’re going to.  

Simon, Francis, and Thomas expect a bright future for The Fear Experience.  The three are dedicated to improving the show every year through additions, scenic development and constant innovation.  New, creative ideas fuel the changes made from year to year.  They want to provide each haunt guest with an incredible experience that they can’t get at any other Cleveland haunt or haunted house nationwide.  Their goal is for each guest to leave remembering at least a few very concrete things that scared or amazed them.  Francis and Simon closed by saying, “We will continue to bring true quality and the highest level production value to the Cleveland market.  Cleveland is a great town and deserves the best haunted houses in the world, and we want The Fear Experience to lead the charge.”  


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