11375 Rowe Road, Jonesville, MI
NEW FOR 2008 from BODY BAGGING ENTERTAINMENT - love those wild names! They supply effects for movies as well as the haunt industry, and it sounds like this could be a behemoth in the making.
The attraction name is DARKSYDE ACRES in JONESVILLE southwest of Jackson in Hillsdale County.
Check this out from their e-mail: "...we are building what will one day become one of the largest Halloween events in the country...we have 14 buildings with 38+ acres of property with another few hundred adjoining acres on standby...within the next 5 years we plan on having at least 14 attractions...started out with one haunt this year pulling it literally out of my butt last minute but so far the reviews have been GREAT!..." www.bodybagging.com
At Kalamazoo Speedway, US 131 & D Avenue (exit 44)
(269) 491-0060 or www.hauntpark.com
The new 2009 show is Psycho Ward VIII and The Dark Maze and Zombie Bayou.
PSYCHO WARD 2 / THE AFTERMATH & hayride at Kalamazoo Speedway on Ravine Road
Â (269) 349-3978 or (269) 491-0060 or www.hauntpark.com
From their 2002 promo: Floyd Cranson was one of North Carolinas' most notorious murderers. Years of incarceration did little to curb Floyd's thirst for blood. Now Floyd has escaped and is COMING FOR YOU!
2002 was their 1st year, didn't operate in 2003, and now they are back for 2004!
OPEN IN 2006 WITH "PSYCHO WARD 4 & PSYCHO CIRCUS."
PHOBIA HOUSE by THE TIMID RABBIT MAGIC & MASQUERADE SHOP
921 Portage, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 344-2001 or (269) 343-7777 or www.phobiahouse.com
It's a relatively new effort - this is their 4th year. 8000 square feet, walk around characters and magician when lines are long. The creator of this haunt has been a supplier to the haunt industry since 1974! "It's a mixture of phobias and traditional haunt scares" says their promo.
INSANE CLOWN POSSE WILL APPEAR AT THIS ATTRACTION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002! They are scheduled to appear from 8 pm - 12 midnite as performers in the haunt. We understand their Indianapolis appearance WAS cut short, so there’s no guarantees.
No music or autographs, but this should be a blast - WE PLAN TO BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!
It's a new location this year. And they've been so successful that they started a Phobia House in Miami, Florida this year! (see SOUTHERN UNITED STATES listings)
This is a tour guided haunt open LATE. If you get a ticket by 11:30 pm you WILL get to go, even if it takes until 3 am the way it did recently! The operator of this haunt has a very unique, positive approach to the haunt industry, how refreshing!
A NEW LOCATION AGAIN FOR 2006 - 33,000 SQUARE FEET! Hopefully it will be permanent.
PHANTASMAGORIA HAUNTED HOUSE
3222 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 48910
(517) 882-3327 or www.phantasmagoriahaunt.com
ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 4 1/4 STARS
A BRAND NEW HAUNT WITH SOME "FRESH BLOOD" TO INVIGORATE THE HAUNT SCENE! Also features a cool rock band playing live in the waiting area.
JAYCEE'S HAUNTED HOUSE
200 Museum Drive at Impression 5 Science Museum, Lansing 48933-1914
ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 4 STARS
PAST TENSE AFTER DARK
1965 Farnsworth Road, Lapeer, MI
(810) 664-5559 or www.pasttenseafterdark.com
AWAKEN HAUNTED ATTRACTION
4760 Churchill Road, Leslie, MI 49251
NEW FOR 2016! Their website contains a current reference to people from THE BONE YARD, in the section about 10 BANDS THAT DRESS LIKE MONSTERS.
SPOOKY TRAILS HAYRIDE
at Stars Farm 15586 South Linden Road (810) 735-6073 http://www.spookytrails.com/ 2003 was their 9th year. NOT IN THE FEAR FINDER, NO RATING AVAILABLE.
STATUS UNKNOWN FOR 2004 - message left on their voice mail. ABOVE # DISCONNECTED IN 2005.
THE HAUNTED THEATRE
(231) 818-0527 or www.GetSpookedItsFun.com
MANISTEE'S GHOST SHIP
99 Arthur Street (US 31), Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-3587 or www.carferry.com/ghost-ship/
Opens: Friday & Saturday nights in October, 2014.
DANCE OF DEATH - A HAUNTED TRAIL
900 South Marshall, Marshall, MI
At Marshall's Riverwalk and nature trial.
CORNWELL'S TURKEYVILLE HAUNTED ADVENTURE
18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI 49068
(800) 228-4315, (269) 781-4293 or www.turkeyville.com
SHAWHAVEN HAUNTED FARM
1826 Rolfe Road, Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-1649 or www.shawhavenhauntedfarm.com
FEATURES A 100 YEAR OLD BARN
BATES HAUNTED SAW MILL
7240 State Road, Millington, MI 48746
(989) 860-5257 or www.facebook.com/pages/Bates-Haunted-Saw-Mill/15354452799 97 12
NIGHT STALKERS HAUNTED HOUSE
NO LONGER OPEN, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!
UPDATE! NIGHTSTALKERS IS BACK! Now in Saginaw, see Reviews 2017_B.
ISLE OF TERROR (not open in 2003 or 2004)
Croakie's Party Island, I-75 to exit 11 (Laplaisance Road), west 1/4 mile, left on Dundar Road, over expressway, Island on left. (419) 697-8324 or
(419) 693-5300 www.croakiespartyisland.com $12 / $6
ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 4 1/2 STARS
2002: This is only their 2nd year - A MOST WELCOME ADDITION TO THE SCENE! Excellent 20-25 minute walk outdoors with a hay bale maze at the end. Big bonfire after exit and heated tent waiting area with DJ music.
We especially liked the first thingy you must walk on, the people going crazy in the red camping tent off to your right and the tree that breaks and almost hits you!
Excellent recorded sound effects and THE WILDEST, JAW-DROPPING STUNT WE'VE SEEN AT ANY HAUNTED HOUSE SO FAR THIS YEAR!!! I'm not about to give it away, BUT BELIEVE ME -
WHEN YOU SEE IT, YOU'LL FREAK OUT!!!
WE ARE SAD THEY AREN'T OPEN IN 2003 - HOPE THEY COME BACK!
IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS A GONER (2005 - 2015)
DIMENSIONS IN TERROR
ZIOPTIS 2000 rating 3 1/2 stars NOT OPERATING THIS YEAR This one was thrown together at an old bar that's probably been demolished by now! Shawn Nolan did this one - I couldn't reach him on an Ohio phone # he gave me. A POSSIBLE "FLASH-IN-THE-PAN?"
NO SIGN OF ACTIVITY IN 2005 or 2006.
PSYCHO ASYLUM INSANE HAUNTED ATTRACTION (formerly CREATURE CASTLE in 2000) Monroe County Fairgrounds at the intersection of M-50 & Raisinville Road 3 miles west of Telegraph
(734) 269-6041 ZIOPTIS 2000 rating 4 1/2 stars ZIOPTIS 2001 & 2002 rating 4 3/4 STARS
2001: We liked this one so much we went back for another visit just before the end of the season - and they dished us up a DOUBLE DOSE OF THEIR MIND SPINNER! VERY COOL - DEFINITELY ONE TO WATCH!!
ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 4 3/4 STARS
2002: From the fine folks who brought you many great performances long ago in Dundee, and then at the Creature Castle in Monroe comes ANOTHER GREAT SHOW FROM START TO FINISH! Fantastic WHIZ-BANG START PUMPS YOU UP BIG TIME FOR AN INTENSE JOURNEY!
Excellent, tight blind passageways, padded with thick piled carpet for ultimate finger comfort! We especially liked the compressed air blasts, the new Elevator Room and the guy on the sound system taunting you with custom patter. He must be just making it up as he goes along! And how DOES he do that with his voice? Unless we see something else amazing soon, this house will win our:
OVERALL BEST PHYSICAL THRILL VALUE AWARD FOR 2002! MASTERS OF THE CRAFT!
ZIOPTIS 2003 rating 5 STARS!
2003: Outstanding haunt with high intensity level and great sound system usage. Their MIND SPINNER / FAST BLACK HOLE combination teamed up with several other gags we won't give away gives a GREAT PHYSICAL THRILL FACTOR YOU WON'T FIND at most haunts!
Still has great dark passageways with lots of tight turns, but lots of new goodies have been added. We especially liked the chain restrained creature and the mysterious glowing hands floating above us! A POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCE FROM MASTERS OF THE CRAFT!
ZIOPTIS 2004 rating 5 STARS
HAUNTED CASTLE OF PICKARD ST. & HAUNTED CIRCUS
711 W. Pickard Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI
(989) 802-3632 or www.midmichiganhaunts.com
MUSKEGON NIGHTS OF FEAR
Muskegon County Fairgrounds
2007 IS THEIR DEBUT
Strong new effort with lots of creative concepts and excellent interaction!
2051 Harvey Street, Muskegon, MI 49442
(616) 556-6659 or. www.HauntedHall.com
6220 Brooklyn Road, Napoleon, MI 49201
(517) 206-3211 or www.corpsebarn.com
NEW LISTING FOR 2013!
57581 Amvets Drive, New Haven, MI 48048
(248) 834-3323 or www.PurgatorysRevenge.com
NEW LISTING FOR 2013!
NILES HAUNTED HOUSE SCREAMPARK
855 Mayflower Road, Niles, MI 49120
(269) 687-3327 or www.haunted.org
THE TERRORFIED FOREST
7 miles south of I-96 exit 137, then 1/4 mile east. Or 11 miles west of US23, exit 54B, 3 miles north on D-19, then 1/4 mile east.
(734) 878-3737 or www.terrorfied.com for map and details
ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 4 1/2 STARS up from 4 STARS in 2000 and 3 1/2 STARS in 1999
2000: When interrogated as to the whereabouts of the troll, the bridge keeper claimed he ate him whole! But we discovered it was just his arms - he's probably out there flapping his stumps at the girls right now!
Many improvements since our last visit in 2000! The steep hill clumsiness is gone, and there's a new indoors intro to the haunt. We especially liked the flexible bridge over rushing water and the DOUBLE LENGTH, DOUBLE ACTION BLACK HOLE IS TO DIE FOR!!! It starts with the traditional polka dots, then shifts to orange swirls - THE BEST WE'VE SEEN YET!
Also features a maze building just before the end. This year's Haunted House operators "meeting of the minds" convention was held here this year. From what we hear, everyone in attendance was favorably impressed!
ZIOPTIS 2003 rating 5 STARS
2003: This haunt has an EXCELLENT new haunted house (The Terrorfied Manor) separate from the forest walk which has improved every year and almost got our top rating in 2002.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we couldn't take the forest walk this time so we can't give a complete rating yet but we do feel they're headed for a TOP RATING IN 2003! Includes a DOUBLE BLACK HOLE, THE BEST WE'VE EVER SEEN € AWESOME!
ZIOPTIS 2004 rating 5 STARS!
EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN 2003, STILL HAS THE MULTIPLE BLACK HOLES.
ZIOPTIS 2005 rating 5 STARS
2005: FEATURES THE MOST INCREDIBLE BLACK HOLE YET! Actually, it's THREE OF THEM!!! The 1st you encounter is a single, the next is a DOUBLE - 2 of them placed end to end rotating opposite each other to dramatically increase the strange motion sensation, with dots then swirls - WAY COOL!
The forest walk is a 1/2 mile adventure thru the forest you had nightmares about after seeing "The Wizard Of Oz" as a kid! Lots of goons and creatures hiding in the woods, good sound and lighting. Also has a maze after the forest.
The HAUNTED MANOR here has deep, plush carpeting and STARTLING REALISM FROM SETTINGS AND ACTORS! We especially liked the 1st room with the refrigerator, the slide, the guy writhing on the floor and one very special room you won't forget!
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA IS THREATENING THIS HAUNTS' EXISTENCE! WE STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU GO THIS YEAR IN 2005!
STILL OPEN IN 2015 €“ development project nearby stalled.”
ROTHBURY, (MUSKEGON AREA)
THE WICKED RANCH
At Double JJ Resort
(800) 368-2535 or (231) 894-4444 or (231) 894-3917 or www.WickedRanch.com
NO RATING AVAILABLE. Features a Haunted Barn, Haunted Hayride and The Rocky Horror Show - audience participation required! And you cowpokes and cowgirls can horseback ride here too. YEE-HAH!
NEW SHOW FOR 2010 IS THE WICKED RANCH.
VILLAGE OF THE LIVING DEAD
400 East Water, St. Charles, MI
(989) 928-8865 or www.stchauntedhouse.com
2016 is their 31st year!
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 phone #
6147 River Road, Sodus, MI 49126
(269) 926-6815 or www.hauntedacres.com
WOODS OF DARKNESS
11665 Haggerman, South Rockwood, MI
(734) 413-9647 or www.woodsofdarkness.com
Sponsored by the Dairy Queen on Dix.
5010 Green Road, Stockbridge, MI 49285
(517) 937-4606 or www.boneyard-fx.com
CLOSED IN 2016
23740 West Carleton Road take I-94 to I-275 south, take exit 11B (South Huron River Drive), go west and follow signs.
(734) 753-5523 or (734) 516-9111
ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 4 1/4 stars
2002: A multi-attraction event with 2 haunted houses, hayrides and a magic show suitable for the whole family! "HOUSE OF MONSTERS" features clever use of the building's original infrastructure - it appears to have been an animal hospital or kennel.
Many caged rooms with dog sized exit holes used for various displays of famous horror scenes such as Hitchcock's Psycho shower stall and The Exorcist - love that "floating" bed with "Linda Blair" strapped on tight! Each scene has separate sound track! Friendly man tells weird story at beginning to ease the minds of apprehensive little ones.
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED the final room - a Frankenstein send-up featuring lots of vintage, antique electronic equipment placed throughout the room and in tall racks. Also features modern electronic eye candy stuff! 2nd house is their "MAZE" featuring lots of monster interaction and even live mice!
Hayrides with tractor pulling 3 separate carts - last car gets most of the gags. Several effective ruses on audience - we especially liked the one with the disgruntled Bobcat driver who GETS HIS REVENGE!
Beautiful decor in ticket booth / concessions building. This is their 2nd year at this site - RECOMMENDED! Their brochure boasts "Over 100 acres of Halloween Fun!"
HAUNTED HILL ACRES
Abraham Farm, 23740 Carleton West Road
(734) 753-5523 or (734) 652-7601
ZIOPTIS 2008 rating 4 3/4 STARS
This is a great haunt for the entire family, but we saw lots of groups of teens on their own too. One group got into a crazy game with one of the wandering ghouls, we love it when the monster interaction isn't confined to the buildings!
This haunt boasts 2 walk thrus, a long hayride and lots more! The ticket building has been moved this year, be sure everyone goes inside it to see all kinds of fascinating spooky stuff. After you enter you'll see it straight ahead.
UNKNOWN STATUS 2014 & 2015.
2018: This haunt produced a movie made on premise, and we saw it and have a copy of it they gave us. It’s KILLER! But sadly, it seems to have tapped them out, and Abraham Farms is no longer a haunted attraction. But this was a TOPNOTCH HAUNT, and was the first we saw that also had a high quality MAGIC SHOW. They had it in a garage!
TIPTON, (IRISH HILLS)
DEAD MAN'S LAIR
5600 US12, Tipton, MI
(517) 431-2217 or www.scaredtotheboneproductions.com
NO MENTION OF HAUNT ON RECORDING IN 2006, MESSAGE LEFT, WILL CHECK WEBSITE SOON.
SCREAMS IN THE DARK
3Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds
3606 Blair Town Hall Road
Traverse City, MI 49685
Formerly was GRIMFELL ASYLUM
Here's one we hope to get to... let's see, how far is it from Grand Rapids to Traverse City? Here's excerpts from an e-mail on October 7, 2008 from them: "...had an awesome opening weekend with lots of people telling us we are one of the scariest haunts they've been to...we don't claim to be the scariest or best but we put on a good show and people love it. This year we added a vortex and a scare that as far as we can tell has not been seen anywhere else and if it has then we haven't heard about it or seen it...it's been flooring groups all night long..."
WALKER, (Grand Rapids area)
2070 Waldorf NW, Walker, MI 49544 (new address for 2008)
(616) 222-5000 or (616) 785-9818 or www.the-haunt.com
1 mile south of I-96 at exit 28 Walker Avenue
ZIOPTIS 2004 rating 5 STARS
ZIOPTIS 2003 rating 4 1/2 STARS
ZIOPTIS 2002 rating 5 STARS
2002: Several Detroit area haunt operators told us this is the coolest haunt in Michigan, and I must say we agree! The entrance fa§ade is an EXACT REPLICA of a real haunted house in Grand Rapids that scared the show producer and his friends when they were kids.
This is in a large warehouse, but lots of chamo-netting gives a rustic feel. 3 large mausoleums in the indoor waiting area suddenly open up and 3 groups of dancers perform a clever dance routine with instrumental music. Tons of awesome gags and illusions and the biggest 3-D display by Stu Smith we've ever seen! 2001 was their first year, and over 30,700 attended!! We can't wait to see what they do in 2003!
2003: This haunt was unfairly hindered this year from delivering the show we KNOW they are capable of, not from the actors or performances, but from the limited space available to them. Half of the building was being prepped for a Christmas show.
The grandiose giant feel is gone, and it seemed like things were being rushed. But still they managed to pull off some really clever, wild stuff that is the essence of what haunt fans crave. We plan to go again in 2004 and have confidence they will blow us away!
2004: Mausoleums are back, and no Christmas show preparations to contend with this time, thank goodness! Massive amounts of great visuals and whacked out actors and crazy scenarios to WOW you!
Also has a photo opportunity before the exit so you can PROVE to your friends you're brave enough to hang with ghouls.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ROAD
2020 Elm Road, Webberville, MI 48892
(810) 429-9362 or www.nightmareonelmrd.com
MOONLIGHT MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE
5420 Fieldstone Drive SW, Wyoming, MI
(616) 257-8917 or www.moonlightmanor.org