TERRORFIED FOREST & MANOR
245 Swarthout Road, Pinckney, MI 48169
(734) 878-3737 or www.terrorfied.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 -
REALM OF HAUNTED MINDS
Huron Turkey Farm
18910 Merriman Road, Romulus, MI 48174
Corner of Sibley, entrance on Sibley.
(734) 753-9187 or www.myspace.com/huronturkeyfarm
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 - FANTASY MEETS FEAR HEAD ON!
A magical oasis of fantasies awaits you here.
Besides a fabulous haunt, there’s a maze and a miniature city that you can explore and become a part of! A variety of buildings have been constructed with authenticity, like a school with desks.
The buildings are just big enough to actually enter. But once you do, watch out! You may fall victim to monsters who may roam the grounds here...
You can even become CAPTAIN OF GHOST SHIP or a train conductor, and then delight in the on premise animal farm too.
One thing however, is that you can’t tell animals what to do or not to do. During our visit, 2 of the adorable alpacas were engaged in some decidedly X-rated activities!
On top of all that, there’s mini museum of famous horror creatures in the ticket building. They have so many of these life size characters that they swap them out each year for a fresh display.
Also in the ticket building you’ll find amazing home made baked specialties and fresh Michigan cider. A happy tummy makes for an enhanced haunt experience!
If you haven’t been here yet, you’re missing out!
35560 Goddard Road, Romulus, MI 48174
(734) 626-9006 or www.DerangedHaunt.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 - NEW HAUNT FINDING THEIR LEGS
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” according to an ancient Chinese proverb.
DERANGED has taken that first step, going public with their passion for haunting with a listing in THE HAUNT GUIDE.
They couldn’t afford a big splashy ad like the established big boys on the scene, but that’s okay. It’s hard not to admire anyone who has the guts for even trying this.
We look forward to a bright future for this up-and-coming haunt. They have 5 acres to work with, plenty enough to do some amazing things.
After all, the sky’s the limit for haunts in DETROIT, THE WORLD CAPITAL OF HAUNTED HOUSES.
DERANGED has planted its magic seed, and the potential is there to soar like Jack’s Beanstalk!
WOODS OF DARKNESS
11665 Haggerman, South Rockwood, MI 48179
(248) 413-9647 or www.woodsofdarkness.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 -
THE SCREAM MACHINE
23131 Ecorse Road, Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 309-0756 or www.TheScreamMachine.net
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 - DOWNRIVER FAVE RE-INVENTS ITSELF AGAIN
We started our haunt tour here this year, anxious for that special thrill that only haunting gives...and got a big surprise.
We barely recognized the place! Only a few key elements from the past remain, like THE HELLEVATOR and THE BLACK HOLE, two proven big winners.
Oh yeah, the queue line area is the same too which is to say it’s primo! The deep, thunderous sound shakes your body and a special actor works the crowd to great effect ensuring a great experience from beginning to end!
We were worried a few years ago, when THE SCREAM MACHINE failed to appear. But then they reemerged at the strip mall on Ecorse Road near Telegraph, stronger than ever.
Once upon a time, there were a record SIX haunts in TAYLOR and we submitted it as a world record to the Guinness Book of World Records. They turned us down, saying there was no category for it (but then later established a category for the BIGGEST haunt).
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST IN THE MOST COMPETITIVE HAUNT MARKET IN THE WORLD
THE SCREAM MACHINE is the only of those six haunts that survived the highly competitive DETROIT HAUNT MARKET, and you can see for yourself why when you go to this long-time fave of ours!
HUSH HAUNTED ATTRACTION
34043 Ford Road, Westland, MI 48185
(734) 502-6026 or www.HushDetroit.com or www.facebook.com/hushdetroit
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 - HOLLYWOOD SLICK, DETROIT RAW
This haunt takes makeup artistry to a whole new level.
One of our favorite characters is a dude sporting horns in his forehead who could be the Devil himself, and looks like he just got off the set of a Hollywood movie!
He works the crowd in a most dramatic way, appearing out of nowhere on the roof of the building. The queue line goes crazy as he taunts them, and then tosses haunted goodies down for them to catch.
It gets better. More actors appear also from above on a perch at the upper right of the building. They work the crowd too, also tossing prizes down to anxious haunters hoping to get lucky.
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NIGHT TERRORS at WIARD'S ORCHARDS
5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 390-9206 or www.HauntedHouseMichigan.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2018 - FISTS IN THE AIR / FAIRIES IN THE SKY
A ROCK CONCERT BROKE OUT during our visit at NIGHT TERRORS AT WIARD’S in YPSILANTI!
From a side angle, that’s exactly what it looked it...music blasting, people rushing the stage shaking their fists in the air keeping beat...
But “the band” was actually the next KARAOKE SINGER and this guy tore it up big time - somebody get that kid on THE VOICE!
HOW’S THE WEATHER UP THERE?
There’s a couple of characters roaming the grounds of WIARD’S that will knock your socks off!
You can’t miss them...they’re both EIGHT FEET TALL!
There’s a FAIRY PRINCESS and a KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR that both have custom LED costumes to die for.
This is all before you even go on the hayride or in the haunts, mind you...but it gets better...
There’s one especially stealth actor that is totally genius. It’s a tall slender actor disguised as part of the scenery...NOBODY sees this coming and it’s a GUARANTEED WOWSER GOTCHA MOMENT!
THE HAYRIDE OF THE LOST takes you through an authentic feeling old west town, complete with period clothing and old style justice by maniacs who take the law into their own hands with EXPLOSIVE RESULTS. You won’t just see it, you’ll FEEL IT...BIG TIME!
There’s 5 OTHER ATTRACTIONS besides the hayride here. Describing them all would be pointless...
OMG! Just remembered...we once said something similar about...get ready...drum roll...we usually make a point of NOT comparing haunts to each other... but GHOSTLY MANOR in SANDUSKY, OHIO has 5 attractions so they too received an abbreviated review like this. See Reviews 2014_B.