Baxter Avenue Morgue (Louisville, KY)
“Folks Are Dying To Get In”
By Noah Wullkotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep inside the basement of a 100 year old morgue is an evil so pure that even the locals tremble when they talk about it. This is City Blood’s review of the Baxter Avenue Morgue in Louisville, KY.
Odette is the caretaker of the morgue and her sister haunts the halls. This is a dark and mysterious haunt that relies on atmosphere rather than big budget props or amazing sets. Baxter Avenue Morgue feels like it could have been an actual morgue at one point. Explore areas like the graveyard where the grave digger can be found searching for new bodies. Zombies rise from their graves and an open casket has your name on it. Other scenes include an insane asylum where it’s time to take your medication or else.
Explore a broken down circus where the clowns love to greet their guests with gas powered chainsaws. Things come alive at Baxter Avenue Morgue when you least expect it. Doors suddenly move in the morgue cold room and the basement has been infested with spiders. Was that a killer boar that just attacked me or am I going insane? Many of the props at Baxter Avenue Morgue are homemade and quite creepy. The acting needs some work though.
They seemed to be short staffed the night we visited and we kept seeing the same actors over and over. This wasn’t the case throughout the entire haunt, but when you’ve seen the same mad doctor more than once it starts to lose its charm. Baxter Avenue Morgue does a great job with their sound effects and lighting. I really felt like I was surrounded by killer spiders at one point. Scenes like the dusty old hospital were quite haunting and felt like the real deal.
It’s been years since we toured Baxter Avenue Morgue and we didn’t know what to expect. We walked away pretty satisfied in some areas, but disappointed in others. The introduction needs work. It pales in comparison to when Warren Vanderdark played the role of the caretaker and would tell the rules of the morgue. It just doesn’t feel the same without him. But there’s little that can be done about that at this point. We were grouped together with 5 other people and the cast focused most of their time on the screaming girls and forgot about us. It’s an interesting haunt with a scary atmosphere and some bone chilling sets, but there’s room for improvement.
Total tour time was 13 minutes. Tickets are $20 a piece and $35 of a speed pass to skip the lines on busy nights. There’s Baxter Avenue Morgue apparel available such as T-Shirts, hoodies etc.
Length-7 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-7 Acting-7 Scare Effect-8
Final Stab: 7.4