House of a Thousand Corpses – 9/10
Ok I LOVE this film. So, once again, I was pumped walking in. They nailed it! You really were walking into the gas station, the house, the underground. Spaudling (RIP), Baby, Grandpa, Otis, Tiny, Fishboy, DR SATAN! They were all there. I was also happy they had the Creature From The Black Lagoon wall paper up!!! Great house, with great scares! And that façade... at night.... HELL YES!!!!!
Depths of Fear – 6/10
OK now one that I liked but didn't love. Let start off with the set.... Incredible. You felt like you were underwater in whatever you call those things. A really good looking and convincing set to walk through. I even splashed a little water on my face in that one hallway! Now the creatures..... well.... Not that good. Those costumes just looked dorky. Cool. But like cartoons or something. Kinda took me out of the zone of it all. And can we talk about that poor dog! LOL.... Fun house, epic set!
Nightingales – Blood Pit – 7/10
Love this franchise! A true HHN original idea that we've seen a few times now. Set was awesome and the outside facade was REALLY cool at night! I thought walking through the dungeons (or whatever they were called) was great. Reminded me of Gladiator or the Spartacus series. Good scares and an all around cool idea! I liked what the they did with the Nightingale creatures... very cool!
Universal Monsters – 9.5/10
I've said it on here a million times... I'm a Classic Monsters fan. That's probably putting it lightly. So when this house was officially announced I had already decided this was gonna be the house of the year. Deep down inside I was TERRIFIED that this house would suck and the 11 year old me inside the 42 year old me would be devastated. Thank god that wasn't the case. This house f**king rocked from start to finish! The entry with the statues, the Wolfman, the Phantom, The Mummy, Drac, Frank, the Bride and finally we get a taste of the Creature.... Dang! I loved every inch of this house. Scares were there, costumes were rad, sets were on point! Hell the doc even looked just like Colin Clive! Such a great house. In our 4 days we hit this house 8 times. Every run was awesome!!!!
Graveyard Games – 7/10
This was an average house for me. The façade was INCREDIBLE as was the rest of the rooms. Very detailed and convincing. The reason it loses points for me it I'm turned off by the whole cell phone/facebook thing. Just seems lame. But that is strictly me and me only. Just not my taste. I cant stand films that revolved around social media. With that said it was still a great house to walk though Actors were great! You really were in a cemetery!
Killer Klowns From Outer Space – 5/10
Full disclosure... I don't like this film and I thought the SZ last year was average at best. BUT... a fun house. I get that it is an IP Mike and the crew had on their bucket list. Some cool stuff in there but we only did this house like 4 times. ONLY!