This weekend saw another tour of the area haunted fare. Since our haunted theatre was nixed by the local bureaucrats (something about the theatre not being coded correctly… whatever), it has been great to visit the attractions within reasonable drives. However, this weekend’s extravaganza was a little weak. Let’s just say that I think that the fearless four-year-old who was part of our group just might have enjoyed going through it. Terror Town at the Lucas County Fairgrounds is a four attraction for one price haunt. In the first building, the thrillseeker is treated to a display of freaky peraphernalia throughout history (Sasquatch, the KFC trio, the lampshade from Ed Gein’s house of horror, and other oddities). The next was a slaughterhouse in which our group traveled with the use of a flashlight. The problem being, the light was controlled by an unseen force. The third was entitled The Beast which was a tunnel of fun. fINally, came the House of Horror. Let’s just say the smell was the scariest part of the whole attraction.
My biggest problem with the site was the ratio of animatronic devices to live actors. You can only stand and watch a mechanical prop jump out at you before it becomes not only UNscary but lame. the actors (no more than 5 in the 4 buildings) just did not have their heart in it. There soul purpose seemed to be to direct the traffic created by the audiences. WAY too many “pop-up” scares and WAY too few human actors feeling their parts created very few chills and spills. So few in fact, that the three of us who usually are psyched and ready for more were hesitant to venture 10 miles to another attraction. Also, the miniature golf course was not yet complete. The let down of the terribly un-terrifying Terror Town led the group to return to watch the Cubs game which was also a let down. But the Buckeyes won and are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten…. GO BUCKS!!!