Love a good scare? Visit House of Horrors
BY: AMANDA STEVENS OCT 7, 2014
The eerie beauty of Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors is in the details and the sensory overload. After taking a year break to study attractions around the country, the Scream Team is back in a big way, partnering with Windward Mall this month on an attraction that runs through Halloween.
“This is the largest haunted house attraction in Hawaii, and we brought in huge special effects to take it to the next level,” organizer Doug Farrar says. “You couldn’t find a better setting; we’re literally next to the grave yard in the theater parking.”
Okay, let me start by saying, I love a good scare. I read Stephen King’s “The Shining” in fourth grade, and it seriously takes a lot to spook me. When I entered the first room of House of Horrors — the creepy living room — it brought me back to little Carol Anne from “Poltergeist.” If you can stand to stay in the rooms for more than a few seconds, you’ll see the level of detail and twisted imagination behind each attraction. You can literally feel the earth move beneath your feet in the Tunnel of Doom. Don’t freak, but I think I captured a weird anomaly in the photo I took in the Claustrophobia Room (see for yourself).
This action-packed attraction stays true to the fictional story, written by Dick Terhune, about one man’s transformation from a mild-mannered doctor to an obsessed nightmare creator who commits unspeakable atrocities. Without giving too much away, there is a reason why organizers have a few white “chicken escape doors” for those who may freak-out and need to leave. As the time goes on, it gets really intense. I literally felt my heart beating loudly in my chest in sync with the cacophony of screams behind me, and in front of me.
Warning, it’s too intense for anyone under 13 years old, there’s blood, body parts, animal carcasses and a good amount of heart pounding, unexpected moments.
Open dates for Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors are Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and on Nov. 1, they offer a blackout walk through with no lights and attendees walk through with glow sticks. The hours of operation are 7 p.m. with closing times varying from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors is located is in the theater parking.
Tickets are $15 or $22 for a fast pass. For tickets and additional information. visit www.scream808.com.
Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors
-Photos by Amanda Stevens-