Asylum Haunted Scream Park 2018 Review

Asylum Haunted Scream Park (Louisville, KY)
“Feast of the Flesh”

By Noah Wullkotte:

Where am I? This place is so dark and evil. I’m not sure what I just saw off in the distance. Those blood curdling screams are making me nervous. I’m trembling with fear and I regret that I took a wrong turn. The sign says Asylum Haunted Scream Park. What is this place and I hope that I’m able to escape. Another sign says Darkness Falls on Asylum. This might be my way out.

Darkness Falls on Asylum is a haunted trail full of high startle scares and creepy actors. This 18 minute trek through the woods will have your heart racing and you might become frozen with fear. Well, I guess it depends on the individual and what you can truly handle. Darkness Falls is a haunted trail that doesn’t have an exact theme. It’s a haunt with lots of variety and you never know what you’ll experience next. A prison bus has been overturned and you must enter or else. The boiler room will burn you alive and you must escape through a ball pit. Darkness Falls is one of the few haunted trails that features a large ball pit. I’m always surprised by how fast I fly down the slide that leads to the pit.

Darkness Falls has some unique scares including a character that flies in the air on a zip line. One year it was a witch and now you’ll encounter a zombie that wants to take a bite out of you. The church at Darkness Falls is cursed and you better run for your life or you might become possessed. Mannequins are illuminated with dim lighting. It’s a pretty haunting effect. You’ll meet various characters including a serial killer who wants to skin you alive. A chained up victim screams for her life. This is a fun haunted trail, but it was shorter than usual. We were out in 18 minutes and it wasn’t much different from previous years. There are some interesting characters along the way. The nurse who tells the back story and rules of the haunt did a great job. The actor who was feasting on the insides of a murdered man did a great job as well. There are many scenes that will entertain you, but you didn’t actually think that we would ruin all the surprises, did you?

We thankfully survived Darkness Falls on Asylum and we were ready for Zombie City. This is an attraction that’s extremely unique. It’s like an interactive horror movie where you have a supporting role. The time it takes for you to escape depends greatly on how long the characters interact with you and how the group reacts to different situations. I don’t want to give away the story, but what I can tell you is that you better find a cure for the Pandora virus or else. You’ll explore different areas of Blackwood City such as the butcher shop, a church of the flesh, the swamp and more. You’ll need to perform different tasks. I had to eat what looked like mealworms and I witnessed a crazed lunatic drop a bomb. There’s an explosive aftermath. We were in and out of Zombie City in 24 minutes.

The other attractions at Asylum Haunted Scream Park include Zombie Hunting and Xterminate: Mutant Clowns. Zombie Hunting is a paintball adventure where you’ll shoot flesh eating creatures of the night with your paintball gun. Step foot onto a military bus and get ready for some action. We had a good time at Zombie Hunting as we annihilated the living dead and shot different targets. They give you plenty of paintballs which we really appreciate. This attraction lasts around 10 minutes. We wish that there were more interesting sets and zombies. Adding a possible chase scene or two would make it a more intense experience. Military style music or some scary music played inside the bus or in various scenes would be great as well.

Xerminate: Mutant Clowns is an 18,000 square foot arena full of mutant clowns that want to destroy you. You’re mission is to survive. You’re given a laser light gun and you need to shoot as many clowns as possible. The guns automatically reload and try to do your best to find the power boxes. This is a fun attraction and the clowns do a good job interacting with people. You’ll be in and out in around 10 minutes.

Be sure to explore the grounds of Asylum Haunted Scream Park after you’re done with the various attractions. The Carnivale of Lost Souls is full of carnival games, food, drinks, a photo booth, sideshow style performers, Mobile Escape Rooms and more. Tickets are $25 for Darkness Falls on Asylum, $25 for Zombie City, $25 for Xterminate: Mutant Clowns and $25 for Zombie Hunting. The Scare Pass is $35 and includes admission to everything except for Zombie Hunting. The All Access Pass is $45 and includes everything. VIP Scare Pass which includes all attractions except for Zombie Hunting is $55 and The All Access VIP Pass is $65. Choose VIP if the lines are long which is common on Friday and Saturday nights. Click here for information on their Slenderman – Live Action Experience. Click herefor information on discount coupons.

Asylum Haunted Scream Park is no frolic through the woods. It’s a dark and twisted adventure that’s sure to the raise the dead.

Final Stab For Each Haunt
* Zombie
City: Length-9  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-7  Acting-9  Scare Effect-9  Final Stab: 8.4

* Darkness Falls on Asylum: Length-8  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-8  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 8.0

* Xterminate: Mutant Clowns: This is not your typical haunted attraction and has not been scored.

* Zombie Hunting: This is not your typical haunted attraction and has not been scored.