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OBSOLETE LISTINGS - THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

ALLEGAN

FRENZY HAUNTED HOUSE

155 Mill District Road, Allegan, MI 49010

(269) 355-1395 or www.frenzyhauntedhouse.com

NEW IN 2009, LOOKS LIKE A WINNER.

We just talked to this haunt, and they're ready to rock! They promise LOTS of actors AND the time needed to absorb them all. We've seen their work elsewhere and were impressed.

STRONG POTENTIAL TO BE A WILD HAUNT

NOT OPEN IN 2010 - 2014.

ALLEGAN

HAUNTED HILLTOP

3340 Dumont Road, Allegan, MI 49010

(269) 673-6332 $8 / $6

2004 WAS THEIR 19th YEAR!

MESSAGE LEFT IN 2005, NO MENTION OF HAUNT ON RECORDING.

BAY CITY

NIGHT AT THE TEMPLE

700 South Madison, Bay City, MI

www.nightatthetemple.com

Added in 2010

BRIGHTON

JUDGEMENT HOUSE, A TRULY HAUNTING EXPERIENCE

Brighton Nazarene Church, 7669 Brighton Road (across from Brighton High School)

Info (810) 227-6600┬  reservations (248) 756-1693

Or┬ www.brightonnazarenechurch.org/JH

ONLY $4 AND IT LASTS ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES!

We spotted this one on a sign on our trip to MT. FRIGHTEN at BRIGHTON. It's put on by a church and runs "1 hour and 10 minutes." Unfortunately that would've delayed our schedule too much to reach our promised destinations so we had to skip it. This reminds us that DETROIT WORLD OUTREACH on Telegraph put on a haunt some years ago with a religious undertone. This could be similar we're guessing. (see "Not in FF/GG")

When we arrived a hayride was just leaving, and we entered the church which was JAM PACKED with patrons and an extremely friendly staff! We wish we had the time to see what they put together; we'll try to go in 2007 if they're back. They had an elaborate reservation system with group numbers being called off on the PA system. Whenever you see mass quantities of people at a haunt it's a pretty good bet it's a quality effort!

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP

HAUNTED HAYRIDE

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 West Jefferson, Brownstown Twp., MI

October 16 & 17, 2009

Info: Corey at (734) 323-7153 or www.bpffu.org/news.php $9

At Wave Pool area, no entree fee to park. $1.00 off per person with coupon available on website.

Thanks to V.C. for providing their new website address.

HAS GONE MISSING IN 2014, WAS EXCELLENT IN 2013!

BURTON

FEAR LAND

G-4371 South Saginaw, Burton, MI

(Between Maple and Judd)

Open Thursday thru Sunday 6 to 12 (or later).

NEW FOR 2010

We found a flyer for this at St. Lucifer's, who along with The Crypt believe in  and practice cross-promotion of haunts!

Unknown status for 2014 & 2015.

CLARKSTON

HAUNTED FOUNTAINS

6060 Maybee Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

At Fountains Golf & Banquet

(248) 625-3731 or www.fountainsgolf.com

2009 is their 2nd year. We went in 2008 and gave it thumbs up!

Wacky clown girl won an award!

Unknown status as of 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

WICKED AT LASER'S EDGE

www.wickedhh.com

MOVED TO MACOMB MALL, ROSEVILLE IN┬ 2005

ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 4 1/4 STARS, up from 3 3/4 in 2001

2002: Doctor VanWicked's Office of Mayhem - cool video at start explains gruesome experiments occurring here. We especially liked the awesome makeup instead of masks and the guy (real!) who flies across the ceiling. Very high intensity level - not for the faint of heart or young children!

ZIOPTIS 2003 rating 4 Ż STARS

2003: NOT for young children! Lots of truly dark passageways and loud rock music reverberating throughout. Clever entrance doors to both sections of haunt, a surprise swishy floor, and we especially liked the 3 buckets you're given a choice of lifting. We DARE you to lift the left bucket! Better than average scare factor - this haunt has ALWAYS delivered the goods in that department, and this year is no exception.

We saw one of their first shows for the season. QUIRKY CREATIVITY AND HIGH INTENSITY LEVEL!!! This haunt has a full page ad in the "SCREAM SEEKER," a new "GO TO GUIDE FOR HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS & EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN" we picked up at a local Subway. THE DETROIT HAUNT SCENE IS SO BIG, ONE NEWSPAPER WASN'T ENOUGH!

THIS MOVED TO THE MACOMB MALL IN ROSEVILLE FOR 2005 AND USES THE OLD "PSYCHO ASYLUM" STRUCTURE REVAMPED!

AT MACOMB MALL (GRATIOT AT MASONIC) AGAIN IN 2006. GONE IN 2010.

CLIO

CLIO AREA AMPHITHEATER

301 Rogers Lane 48420 (810) 687-7611

ZIOPTIS 2004 rating 4 ╝ stars

Excellent 1st time effort! It starts with you sitting in the amphitheater watching scary movies we saw "The Blob" with Steve McQueen. Periodic giant fire blasts warm the entire amphitheater, the biggest we've seen! Then you "get to go back stage," but not like the groupies do during the concert season here! Instead, you'll be partying with some questionable characters, one of whom spewed forth the most realistic yellow vile stuff just before he died! EXCELLENT ACTING - ACTORS NEVER BROKE CHARACTERŽwhen I looked back into the room we had just left the poor soul was STILL dead!

We liked the space creatures beckoning, the "breathing" walls and great sound throughout, really scary and really loud! Fantastic ambience precedes your entrance to the haunt, and we especially liked a waterfall with "blood" flowing, fog and torch blasts! A HIGHLY PROMISING NEWCOMER!

ABOVE # DISCONNECTED IN 2005 - THEY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. I GUESS THEY COULDN'T COMPETE WITH PINE KNOB (DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATER) AND FREEDOM HILL (JEROME DUNCAN FORD THEATER). GONE SINCE 2010.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

THE HAUNTED FUNERAL HOME & THE FRIGHT ZONE

Steffen's Park on 14 Mile Road, east of Garfield Road

(586) 405-9714  open Thursday thru Sunday 7:30 pm - Midnight

From their ad: "2 HAUNTED HOUSES - 1 LOCATION...ONE OF MICHIGAN'S LARGEST OUTDOOR HAUNTED HOUSES. MANY LEVELS OF FEAR TO CHALLENGE THE BRAVEST OF SOULS. Open rain or shine. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?"

We hope to check this out in 2005, message left on their voice mail. Unknown status as of 2014

DETROIT

DEMONIC DEMONS

14256 Wyoming between Lyndon & Schoolcraft, south of the Lodge Freeway, north of I-96 (313) 289-4965

NOT OPEN IN 2012 and 2013.

2010 dates September 10th thru November 2nd

THIS HAUNT CAN NOT BE GIVEN A STAR RATING - THE TERROR IS NOT IMAGINARY - YOU WILL BE FORCED TO CLIMB AND CRAWL FOR YOUR LIFE.

ZIOPTIS 1999 rating WOW!!! (See review in Wayne Cty Cities A thru S)

DETROIT

THE HAUNTED THEATRE HOUSE

9380 Livernois near Chicago, 1 block south of I-96. Take I-96 to the Livernois exit.┬  October 24-31 Open until Midnight weekdays, 2 AM on weekends.

NOT IN THE FEAR FINDER, ZIOPTIS 2001 rating 5 STARS (see review in Wayne Cty Cities A thru S)

DETROIT

TO HELL AND BACK

Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile

(313) 543-6000 or www.greatergrace.org  FREE

2006 dates: October 25 & 27, doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm

Live onstage by Bishop Charles H. Ellis III and the Performing Arts Ministry. Pyrotechnic effects, ghoulish costuming.

UNKNOWN STATUS FROM 2007 - 2018

DRYDEN

TERRORS OF THE NIGHT

4585 Casey Road, Dryden, MI 48428

www.terrorsofthenight.com 

DRYDEN

DARK TERRORS HAUNTED HOUSE WALK

4721 Rochester Road, Dryden (south of Dryden Road between Crawford & Casey Roads)

2008 dates: October 11, 18 & 25  dusk to 11:00 pm

DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR CHARITY

This looks like a volunteer effort, and we've seen some awesome haunts from all volunteer groups many times. This could be one of them, we'll check it out if we can! GET IN THE CAR!

FENNVILLE

CRANE ORCHARDS 11 ACRE HAUNTED CORN MAZE / HAY RIDES

6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408 (269) 561-8651

HAVOC AT HUTCHINS LAKE

5860 122nd Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408

This is a massive yard haunt that wowed people for years previously in Grand Haven. It's a fund raiser for the local school band for their trip to Florida.

UNKNOWN STATUS FOR 2004 - 2018.

GARDEN CITY

BEYOND THE DOORWAY

Straight Farmhouse, 6221 Merrian Road, Garden City, MI

Friday, October 30, 2009 $40

With psychic medium Kristy Robinett "at the very haunted Straight Farmhouse in Garden City! Local ghost stories and a Seance.

HAZEL PARK

HOUSE OF FEAR

Hazel Park Community Center, 620 Woodward Heights

(9 1/2 Mile and I-75)  (248) 547-5535  ONLY $8 in 2009

OPEN IN 2011! CLOSED IN 2014.

ZIOPTIS 2007 rating 5 STARS

DON'T LET THE PRICE FOOL YOU, THIS IS A TOP NOTCH HAUNT WITH INCREDIBLE BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK!!!

2007 review: The show starts outside the building as you walk around it on the path to the ticket booth. Spooky stuff is accompanied by a great soundtrack.

Inside an amazing barrage of fantastic rooms await, all with superior sound and lighting. One of our favorites is the old styled room with a wooden radio that played...well you'll just have to go and find out, we're not going to give it away but trust us - IT IS WAY COOL!

HOLLAND

THE HAUNTING AT WINDMILL ISLAND

(616) 355-1030 or www.cityofholland.org

Walk over the drawbridge to the multi-storied haunted windmill with 4 floors of fright. Then take a wagon ride around the pasture, where you may encounter goblins and spirits as you search for the Headless Horseman, or meander along the haunted trail that winds thru the woods and leads into the cemetery. This annual event runs the last 2 weekends in October.

HUDSON

UNCLE DICKIE'S WRONG TURN HAUNTED ATTRACTION

14171 Burt Road, Hudson, MI 49247

www.facebook.com/Mr.Halloween.Horror

JACKSON

THE HAUNTED THEATRE

124 Mechanic, Jackson, MI

www.michigantheatre.org

(517) 783-0811 option #2 or (517) 783-0962

The haunt opens for 2 weekends in 2005 on October 20th. Also, they have a cool sounding magic show scheduled for October 15th, and the rock band QUIET RIOT will play here on November 19, 2005. CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE! Unknown status as of 2014 - 2018.

KALAMAZOO

HAUNTED HALLS OF HAVOC

Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds

2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 273-4022

THIS IS A 15 YEAR OLD JAYCEES EFFORT!

ABOVE # DISCONNECTED IN 2005 - UNKNOWN STATUS.

MADISON HEIGHTS

MUTILATION MANSION

13 Mile & John R, behind police station  (586) 214-2835

$12 / $10 2006 dates October 27 - 31, 7:30 - Midnight Friday & Saturday, 7:30 - 10:00 other nights

This has been run by the Jaycees since 1966!

FINALLY LAID TO REST, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

MELVINDALE

HAUNTED HAYRIDES

at Saint Mary Magdalen field, Outer Drive & Hanna, across the street from the church. $6/$3 NOT IN THE FEAR FINDER ZIOPTIS 2001 rating 3 3/4 STARS

2001:  A brand new effort from 40 volunteers. Excellent monster interaction and we really liked their "HEAD SALAD" gag near the end. AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL IS GONE NOW - HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BECOME A STRONG REPLACEMENT TO THE DOWNRIVER HAYRIDE SCENE!

THIS IS OPERATING IN 2004 - IT RAINED ON THE NIGHT WE HOPED TO GO IN 2003.

WE DIDN'T MAKE IT IN 2004. NOT OPERATING IN 2005 - WE HOPE THEY'RE BACK IN 2006! NO SIGN OF ACTIVITY YET, BUT WE'RE CHECKING ON IT. UNKNOWN STATUS FOR 2007 - 2018.

MILLINGTON

NIGHT STALKERS HAUNTED HOUSE

www.nightstalkershh.com

CLOSED...THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, JEFF N.!

THIS HAUNT IS BACK AS OF 2017! See Review in 2017_B.

MONROE

FARMER CHARLIE'S MAZE ADVENTURE

6421 N. Stony Creek, MI┬  $8 mazes / $10 with hayride

┬ (734) 240-0825 or www.farmercharlies.com

Maze isn't haunted, but hayride is. UNKNOWN STATUS as of 2009

MOUNT MORRIS

THE HALLS OF TERROR

8392 N. Saginaw Road (nest to La Villas Pizza)

Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October and October 30th & 31st

THIS IS A NEW ONE FROM ENCORE MAGIC.

REDFORD

REDFORD JAYCEE'S HAUNTED HOUSE

12300 Woodbine, Redford, MI

(248) 982-2035 or http://www.reelactionfx.com/hauntedhouse.html┬ 

Located above the studios of Reel Action FX.

They're finally back! After a 3 year absence, this excellent haunt is back with a new building and concept. They NEVER let us down before making this a PRIORITY HAUNTCLOSED IN 2010.

ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN

WICKED

at Macomb Mall, Masonic & 13 Mile Road

(586) 855-0146 or www.wickedhh.com

ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 4 3/4 stars

HIGH INTENSITY HAUNT REVAMPED BY A FAMILIAR NAME IN THE HAUNT SCENE!

If you remember "PSYCHO ASYLUM" that we raved about in past years, you'll find some amazing similarities between them and this year's WICKED. That's because the structure is the same! BUT, many changes have been made too, with even more plans for expansion in 2006.

The "Mind Spinner" that dumps you right into a BLACK HOLE is still intact - AWESOME! The audio is drastically different though this time. The custom pitch bended taunting is gone, and a mix of live monster screeching and EXTREMELY LOUD Rob Zombie rock music will assault you instead! Unfortunately, the sound system produced audible distortion.

Last year WICKED was at Lasers Edge, and the audio WAS loud but not distorted and had much deeper bass. (we went back to our notes in 2004 to confirm this)

Still has excellent black passageways, padded with thick plush carpeting for your comfort! And you'll NEED comforting from the insane monsters screaming at you for all kinds of silly reasons!

IF YOU LIKE IT REALLY LOUD AND REALLY CRAZY,  THIS IS FOR YOU!

Please remember, the ratings DO NOT compare one haunt to another. Rather, they indicate HOW WELL a haunt accomplished what they set out to do. If you like loud, in-your-face insanity, WICKED IS FOR YOU!

If you prefer eye candy and intricate details galore, we suggest others such as THE REALM OF DARKNESS in Pontiac or THE SCREAM MACHINE in Taylor. It depends on what you like! CLOSED - 2014.

SAULT STE. MARIE

THE HAUNTED DEPOT in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

317 West Portage Avenue (906) 635-0093 NOT IN THE FEAR FINDER NO RATING AVAILABLE, but here are excerpts from their brochure: " The Haunted Depot is a brand new entertainment adventure in the Soo. It is the largest attraction of its' kind in the Midwest...live actors greet you...guides escort you through the Depot's many unusual chambers...fall uphill in the mystery bedroom, walk through a storm in the cemetery, tread lightly through a 60 foot underground tunnel. Lose your head at the guillotine and laugh your way through the chamber of doors."

STATUS UNKNOWN FOR 2004 & 2005, no answer at above #

SODUS

HAUNTED ACRES

6147 River Road, Sodus, MI 49126

(269) 926-6815 or www.hauntedacres.com

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP

HAUNTED FOREST

I-94 between┬ Ann Arbor & Detroit

(734) 699-8921 $8

7:30 - 10:30 pm October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2005

LOOKS LIKE A GONER.

WAYNE

HAUNTED THEATRE

Historic Wayne Theatre, 35164 West Michigan Avenue, 48184

(734) 728-7469  or www.historicwaynetheatre.com

2006 dates: October 28 - 31

7pm - 11pm  Friday & Saturday till Midnight  $10 / $8

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH "THE HAUNTED THEATRE HOUSE" THAT WE RAVED ABOUT. That one was in Detroit and is NOT operating a PUBLIC haunt this year.

ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 4 3/4 STARS

THIS HIGHLY UNUSUAL APPROACH IS A WINNER! Short but sweet, this haunt offers several quirky twists we haven't seen before. Highly effective use of strobe lighting at a VERY SLOW RATE. Also features an excellent op-art room, excellent monster surprises and vocalizations, and we really liked the prison we found ourselves suddenly trapped in where some highly unusual demands were made of us! You better obey, or else!

WE HAD A BLAST HERE...YOU WILL TOO IF YOU GO!

Unknown status as of 2014 - 2018.

WESTLAND

HAUNTED FOREST AND HAYRIDE

6440 Hix, between Ford Road & Warren Road┬  (313) 320-0999 $10 / $5

Open thru October 30, 2005 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 4 3/4 stars

A STRONG NEW EFFORT FROM VFW & VIETNAM VETS VOLUNTEERS! The action starts before you start your hayride with an unusual twist on a familiar prop at haunts - look to the left of the ticket booth. You'll be prompted, be ready!

The hayride has a single cart, providing maximum accessibility for the many ghouls and monsters awaiting. Then the hayride dumps you off at the "Witches Hut." Now you're on your own to fend off who knows what during the forest walk, which features a bottomless pit and a corn field. Afterwards, you can sit around the bonfire and hear ghost stories told!

Great ambience and effective use of SLOW flashing strobe lights. AWESOME PRESENTATION FROM START TO END!

Unknown status as of 2014 - 2018.

WESTLAND JAYCEES HAUNTED HOUSE

36651 Ford Road at Bailey Recreation Center, (734) 226-0400

2006 schedule:

7-10 pm Sunday -Thursday, 7-midnight Friday & Saturday October 13-14, 20-21 and 23-30.

Unknown status as of 2014 - 2018.

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