Don, not trying to crash your poll, but I'd like to add that I agree that the Columbia haunts were fantastic examples of what your actors can do for your haunt.
Unfortunately, I can't comment on The Darkness, because I didn't go.
I can say, though, that from even the limited number of haunts I've seen, those haunts that place emphasis on quality acting, rather than "propage" will have a much better chance at success. Props can take you only so far.
Way to go Columbia!!!!
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