The Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnati, OH
Fear Fair, Seymour, IN
The Haunted Hotel, Louisville, KY
The Devil's Attic, Louisville, KY
USS Nightmare, Cincinnati, OH
Culbertson Mansion, New Albany, IN
7th Street Haunt, Louisville, KY
Stillwell Manor, Anderson, IN
Land of Illusion, Middletown, OH
Wilmington Haunted Hollow, Wilmington, OH
Asylum Haunted Scream Park, Louisville, KY
Indy Scream Park, Anderson, IN
King's Island Halloween Haunt, Cincinnati, OH
Overall Score – 4.2/5
(all ratings scored out of 5)
Curb Appeal – 3.7/5
Scare Factor – 4.3/5
Actor Enthusiasm – 4.8/5
Creativity – 4.7/5
Overall – 4.4/5
Donna - The seventh Street aunt is a fairly new haunt only five years old. It is a converted tobacco warehouse and it is huge on the inside. There are two haunts and the combination of both make it seem like you are inside for at least an hour. The first haunt is a combination of actors and animatronics. You won’t see Freddy or Jason in here. All of the rooms are fresh creative and the actors are over-the-top engaged with their character. You will be slightly touched but no manhandling in the haunt. The scares just keep coming everywhere you turn we were very impressed with the level of terror in this place! The combination of make up, attention to detail with the room settings and general creativity was very impressive for a haunt that is only five years old. This is going to be one of The premier haunts in Louisville and I highly recommend if you are anywhere near the area to visit the seventh Street haunt.
Teresa - This was my first time at this place. It doesn’t look like much from outside, but when you step inside, it is really cool. We were met outside by some clowns who were lots of fun, albeit a bit disturbing. Do make sure to catch their act. We kept seeing them running around inside too. We went through The Experiment first and I was very impressed. The decor was very good, the characters were super-creepy, the design was creative, and it was very long. There were some really unique surprises. One of which, while I won’t give it away, I have been just waiting for someone to implement in a haunt, and they actually did it! I was way too excited about that. However, the best part of this one hands-down, were all the fabulous animatronics. I’m not always a fan of too many, because you see the same ones over and over, and they often aren’t very scary. This was easily the best use of them I’ve ever seen. And lots of them were unique. I went first, so I kept setting them off. If you like jump scares, definitely go first! There was a hallway of slamming doors that was really cool. The live actors were very impressive too. They had great movements, creepy placements, and really enthusiastic acting. At one point there was a girl, up high at the end of a hallway, backlit, just waiting for me, and it was like something out of a movie. I don’t think I’ll ever get the dolls out of my head, either. I loved this one. I’d like to go through it again before the season is over.
Gayle - This was a new haunt for me, and I’m so glad we were able to go!! This place is HUGE, but you don’t realize it until you’re inside. The actors outside are so very engaging and entertaining and had us all laughing before we even went inside! This haunt has two distinct haunts, both are equally amazing, each with their own style. The Experiment was full of greatly designed sets and perfectly timed animatronics. Some of which I’d never before seen in all the haunts I’ve reviewed. These were triggered so well, the lighting was perfect, and it had a very modern feel. I was very pleasantly surprised here! There are so many details to take in as you’re walking through, and the startles just kept coming. It was a non-stop spooky, scary good time!!! Very well done!!
Bill - It was my first time at 7th Street Haunt, it won’t be my last … from Chaos the Clown (and I really, really hate clowns), who kept me laughing to the perfect timed animated props throughout. I really loved everything about this haunt. I was nervous going around every corner, and got great scares throughout.
I can’t wait to see what they do next year!
Gus - The experiment is an animatronic heavy haunt that delivers. Typically, I find animatronics to not be as scary as live actors, but this haunt proved me wrong. 7th Street Haunt must have spent a great deal of time getting every sensor in juuust the right spot and timed everything to maximize the scares. Often times the animatronics would popup to within inches of my face – and it was like that room after room. Sprinkle in a few dedicated actors who climb all over the place and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a spooky good time. This was my first season visiting 7th Street Haunt, and I look forward to coming back again! If your in the area, drop in and tell Khaos the clown we said “Hey!”
Todd - This is one of two haunts within an enormous structure that would make any haunted pressed for space extremely jealous. The Experiment is also the more modern of the two attractions with a great mix of current animatronic technology with old-school sets.
The most impressive thing about this haunt was the near-perfect execution and placement of of everything. The animatronics, for example, are less sideline eye candy and more so used as scare tactics. They’re positioned around corners, out of distant sight and right in your face.
Many areas force you to get up close and personal with the props, environments and actors. The spacing between each of them is planned out well so there’s never too much or too little in any one area.
The actors were very energetic and fairly invasive, without actually touching or grabbing you. This haunt is a prime example that even with money well spent on automated props, it’s really the creative use of them that makes everything stand out.
Ft. Harmony’s Revenge
Curb Appeal – 3.3/5
Scare Factor – 3.7/5
Actor Enthusiasm – 4.7/5
Creativity – 4.7/5
Overall – 4.1/5
Donna - This particular haunt was old school with no animatronics only actors but it still was very scary due to the actors staying in character and being very convincing and their roles. The haunt is very long and at times dark but the scares keep coming around every corner. The use of lighting was very impressive along with the excellent sound system. Altogether the atmosphere was creepy scary and one of the best haunted houses I have been to all year.
Teresa - Ft. Harmony’s Revenge is more decor and actor-driven, with fewer animatronics. It is more of a classic-style haunt. It had some really unique spaces that I really enjoyed. There were creepy plants, and there was one cavern-like room with what looked like molten rock in the walls. Pretty cool. This one is also very long (and handicap accessible, FYI). Again, I’d say this one is more fun in the front of the group though. I’m very intrigued by the Institutionalized Challenge, which we didn’t get to do. I’ve never heard of anything like it, and would try it in a heartbeat. This is a really well-done haunt. Plus, there were Halloween items for sale, photos to buy, and a casket ride which we didn’t have time to do. I really want to know what that experience is like. I had a lot of fun here and would love to come back and do it again.
Gayle - The haunt had more of an old-school feel to it, which was utterly amazing!! As you’re walking through, the attention to detail, the amazing sets, the actors enthusiasm was all fantastic. You can certainly tell how passionate the owners are about these haunts…it came through clearly! There were so many creepy, eerie things to experience here, and I honestly can’t say enough about how much MORE is added when the actors are really into it. And these actors were. Both haunts were incredible and WELL worth the 2 hour drive from Cincinnati. I can’t wait to go back next year!!! Great job guys!!! Loved every second of it!
Bill - It was my first time at 7th Street Haunt, it won’t be my last … from Chaos the Clown (and I really, really hate clowns), who kept me laughing to amazing actors and intricate room designs. I really loved everything about this haunt. I was nervous going around every corner, and got great scares throughout.
I can’t wait to see what they do next year!
Andy - While the Experiment was chock full of robotics, Ft. Harmony’s Revenge has a home grown feel that makes it more unique. My favorite scenes included hell-cracked landscapes, and the Reba rooms. Each scene is richly detailed and compelling, and the actors fit each scene well. I’m looking forward to seeing this one again.
Todd - Ft. Harmony’s Revenge is a more traditional / old school style haunt that features a fictional town and its eccentric inhabitants. Although this haunt is more low tech, for the most part, it does not lack in creativity.
There are MANY different styles of scenes in this haunt. Some are conventional “old creepy house” scenes while others are entirely unique. One that stands out in my mind is a room that looks like the walls are cracking with red-hot lava. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the Reba McEntire room…it’s not scary….it’s just kind of random in a WTF kind of way.
This haunt demonstrates the creativity, time and effort that those with the love of haunts can produce. The other attraction (The Experiment) is scarier, but the abundance of unique creativity is found in Ft. Harmony’s Revenge.
With plenty of room to expand, I’m eager to see what’s next.