THE HOWLING HAUNTED TRAIL / ADOPT-A-PET
13575 North Fenton Road, Fenton, MI
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - VOLUNTEER HAUNT HITS A HOME RUN!
What an incredible vibe here! When we arrived the place was totally jamming with tunes cranking, a beer tent, bonfires, photo ops, and food area. The menu has items such as Crimson Chili, Wicked Wiener, Clamp Based Puppy Dog, Demon Chips, Batty Bottled Water, and Cadaver Cupcakes. Happy tummies make for happy haunters!
They operate for only 2 weekends, so every night is big. The amount of effort is staggering, but obviously a labor of love for haunting and the animals up for adoption at ADOPT-A-PET who benefits from this.
The haunt journey starts with a BANG, with a disappearing clown and a choice of 3 doors to enter marked VERY SCARY, SCARY, and NOT SCARY AT ALL. But only one door will open, so the choice is made for you!
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13245 Dixie Highway, Holly Michigan 48442
(248) 515-9041 or www.RottenManor.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
This is a DOUBLE MEGA HAUNT that just keeps going and going with two full 35-45 minute attractions, ROTTEN MANOR and ROTTEN ASYLUM / FOREST.
The scale of all this is hard to overstate, and it’s all custom created to theatrical standards with amazing attention to detail. The result is an immersion into every fear you can imagine, and others even worse devised by wacky haunted house designers toiling like MAD SCIENTISTS AT MIDNIGHT!
The mood is set immediately, when you see the amazing custom made facade of ROTTEN MANOR. It’s a monstrous masterpiece that reminds us of THE ADDAMS FAMILY mansion, but on some serious steroids. Motion lights make it appear to breathe, and the rock music cranking creates a party zone feeling for the queue line.
Upon entering you are told a strange story as your journey begins, leading you through an amazing array of scenarios. The monsters, ghouls and such run the gamut from tiny to enormous and they all have their own hideous problems and circumstances.
The attention to detail is striking, and every scene is in a bubble completely isolated from the others. They can take you from sensory overload to pitch black silence in a matter of seconds!
One unique feature at this haunt is a series of giant “tunnels,” the likes of which you won’t find at any other haunt to our knowledge. They’re actually designed to be giant drainage pipes for industrial use! They lend themselves to many different setups, ranging from dark to spectacular with a LIQUID SKY DISPLAY. (green lasers with fog)
ROTTEN ASYLUM / FOREST is a separate journey from the MANOR, and is also a top notch effort.
One of our favorites in the forest is the GINGERBREAD HOUSE, which was added last year. It’s been revamped to great effect, and is a delightful departure from haunted house staples.
The actors were all spot on with excellent delivery, costumes, and makeup. Combined with the meticulous attention to detail in every scene, it adds up to a MASTERPIECE OF MADNESS!
This is the haunt many are saying is the new KING OF THE HILL of the DETROIT HAUNT SCENE, where the only constant is change.
4760 Churchill Road, Leslie, MI 49251
(517) 878-3030 or www.AwakenHaunt.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - STRONG ENTRY FROM HIGHLY DYNAMIC YOUNG HAUNT
The layout has evolved to ensure safety from the Covid-19 virus, but the high intensity experience remains at AWAKEN. Your first stop is the medical tent where we met a hideous nurse.
NURSE RATCHET TO THE RESCUE
Okay, it’s not actually Nurse Ratchet. She’s actually way creepier, with zombie eyes and blood coming out of her mouth. She wants you to wash your hands, sanitizer provided. From there, you’re led to the indoor queue line area where elevated TV’s show you ghoulish stuff to help set the mood.
Your journey starts indoors...
SHAWHAVEN HAUNTED FARM
1826 Rolfe Road, Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-1649 or www.ShawhavenHauntedFarm.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - FREAKY FUN AT FAMILY FARM
This haunt may fly largely under the radar from DETROIT HAUNTERS, yet has found its’ way onto our MUST SEE LIST.
It’s a multi-attraction haunt and they’ve upped their game again, keeping repeat customers happy and WOWING first-timers.
The walk through haunt has been revamped with a new name, SAMARA’S RETIREMENT HOME FOR THE DEAD.
6069 North Saginaw, Mount Morris, MI 48458
(810) 858-9768 or www.Exit13HauntedHouse.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 -
245 Swarthout Road, Pinckney, MI 48169
(248) 890-8878 or www.terrorfiedforest.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - NEW & IMPROVED FREAKY FOREST
HUSH HAUNTED ATTRACTION
37550 Cherry Hill, Westland, MI 48185
(734) 502-6026 or www.HushDetroit.com or www.facebook.com/hushdetroit
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 -
NIGHT TERRORS at WIARD'S ORCHARDS
5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 390-9206 or www.HauntedHouseMichigan.com
ZIOPTIS SEZ 2020 - ICONIC HIGH INTENSITY MULTI-ATTRACTION HAUNT DELIVERS THE GOODS
Wow, there’s just so much here it’s hard to know where to start! There are multiple walk through haunts in addition to their amazing HAYRIDE OF DOOM.