|And they took our photo for free!|
This week we went to Forsaken in Mentor. And we had coupons again! Talk about a discounted halloween, I think we had coupons for like half of the houses we went to this year. Score. Anyway...
This one was really good. For a first year haunted house, they have really dumped a lot of money in this one. It's all indoors (even the waiting in line, except for the buying of tickets) and the atmosphere is super awesome from the first step into the houses. It boasts a larger size than it should, saying it's got 30000 sq ft of scariness, but they are counting the big open courtyard where you can mill about, buy snacks or wait in line. It was nice, that at this house you could choose which order you wanted to go into the houses. I think this really helped the flow of people through the houses, instead of corralling people like the herd of cattle to slaughter that they are. We barely had to wait in line at all.
Also, there were lots of actors working and they were all pretty good. The props and decorations were high class, I don't think we saw a production value this high in any other house (though the factory of terror was a close second to atmosphere).
This isn't my favorite of the season but I think we all agreed it was the best house we went to this season, except maybe for Conneaut Lake Park. But that was so far away it lost some points from the crew.
This is a house I hope sticks around, we will be coming again next year!
Forsaken gets 9 out of 10 headless statues.