The Hall is my favorite charity haunt, combining
old-school DIY haunted house design with an awesome volunteer cast. The
actors have a lot of heart and inspire plenty of screams. Unique
features include an extra-long backwards-spinning vortex tunnel and a
turntable floor that almost knocks you off your feet. The journey
offers a zombie chase, a haunted werewolf forest and a trip through
Lucifer’s throne room. There’s also a funny undead version of Cheers.
The Haunted Hall stands out as a throwback to the haunts
of yesteryear, before the days of haunted house conventions where a
company can buy a haunt-in-a-box.
The best part of the Hall is groping
your way through the black-out tent maze, which is long and
disorienting to navigate. You have to find your way by listening to the
creeped out laughs of those in front of you and using your imagination.
It’s a terrific lo-fi romp.
THE WAIT: Lines last 10-30 minutes, and the tour can take up to 45 minutes due to the lights-off maze.
DETAILS: 8-11 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays and 7-9 p.m Sundays through Oct. 30. There’s a
“lights on” tour for children at 6-6:45 p.m. Oct. 24. 7700 Seward Ave.,
Mount Healthy, free parking at Duvall School or on the street,
513-729-1974 or www.hauntedhallinfo.com
THE DAMAGE: $10 per person with a
$2 discount for a canned good donation (Fast pass is $15). The
lights-on tour is $5 per child and free for adults.
CITYBEAT RATING: PG