American Horrorplex (Louisville, KY)
“This Place Is Nuts”
By Noah Wullkotte: email@example.com
Enter the garden where anything can get loose. A dragon can be seen ready to attack as a nurse screams about how she hasn’t seen patients in years. Get on board a malfunctioning elevator that takes you to cell basement 9, Dr. Hart’s Lab. Do you know what a Fleshlumpkin is? You soon will. An innocent patient lays there as a creature moves underneath their sheet. Those who are ill don’t get treatment. They’re gassed to death. You don’t want to meet the unruly subjects. They’re dangerous and indescribable.
American Horrorplex is a very bizarre haunt with things you’re not going to see anywhere else. A patient has their chest and stomach cut open as tentacles move. The animal testing area features a gorilla that has the top of its head removed exposing the brain. A half man, half ape can is tied to a table as it screams and moves up and down. Become one of the experiments at American Horrorplex and give them a sample or else.
You’ll explore other areas including the cafeteria, a Fleshlumpkin birth, the boiler room, a spider infestation and more. Participate in a live execution where you get to pull the switch to the electric chair. Watch a criminal fry. Interactive elements make the haunt feel more realistic and authentic. Speaking of authentic. This haunt is full of real hospital and laboratory equipment.
American Horrorplex is one of the craziest haunts I’ve ever been to with scenes that will make your jaw drop. One of my favorite scenes has you entering the belly of the beast where weird sacks pulsate. The remains of victims can be seen and heard. This is a haunt with special effects that will definitely make you jump a mile high. I definitely wasn’t expecting to be confronted by a bat creature human hybrid. This place is nuts. The acting is very good at American Horrorplex. I felt like I was part of a living breathing horror story that was coming to life right in front of my face. Some of the characters even have a German accent.
When you exit, you’ll notice vintage arcade games, glow in the dark paintings on the wall like Gremlins and lots of concessions for sale. This includes candy, T-Shirts and more. You can also pick up your group photo that was taken near the beginning of the haunt. Outside there’s a 5 minute escape room, Scare Bus and a petting zoo. The disabled goat was cute as hell. There are plenty of photo op stations to get your picture taken in front of. My favorite was the spider and the fly. There are a variety of vendors as well.
Be sure to listen closely at the beginning of the haunt where you’ll hear the back-story of American Horrorplex told by the talented Lucian Tomes Jr.. I’m not going to go into detail. But I will say that it focuses mostly on the Nazi Super Solider program known as Operation Paper Clip which was a real program in the 40s and 50s. Total tour time was 15 minutes. General admission is $25, VIP Access Pass is $40, Font of the Line VIP Access is $80 and All Access VIP Pass is $100. Rotten Rampage takes place on November 5th and 6th and You Better Watch Out is on December 3rd and 4th. Please visit www.americanhorrorplex.com for details on what’s included with each type of ticket and more information on special events.
This is an action packed haunt with strange characters and twisted scenes. It’s a must see attraction. If you’re planning on touring haunts this season, then American Horrorplex should be near the top of your list. It’s that good.
Length-8 Design-9 Props/Animatronics-9 Acing-9 Scare Effect-9
Final Stab: 8.8