Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington, OH)
“Reap What You Sow”
By Noah Wullkotte:

There’s something evil at Brimstone Haunt. There’s something just not right. Will you have the nerve to step foot on the haunted grounds or will you run away? This is City Blood’s review of Brimstone Haunt in Wilmington, Ohio. Sow Terror. Reap Fear. Harvest Time is Here.

Brimstone Haunted Hayride is the most popular attraction at Brimstone Haunt and for good reason. There’s not another type of attraction that embodies the Halloween spirit better than a haunted hayride. If you don’t get scared, the reactions from the other people on the hay wagon will entertain you for sure. You’ll notice immediately that the sound has been improved greatly. Brimstone Haunted Hayride features a sound system attached to the wagon and certain scenes have their own haunting soundtrack. It makes the haunt more realistic.

Scenes include a woman throwing apples at the wagon, Frank’s Body Shop, scarecrow alley, the saw mill, and much more. We always love the crazy vehicle chases at Brimstone Haunt from the hearse chase to the combine chase. It’s frightfully fun. There were a few dead spots along the way, but this wasn’t a common occurrence. You will get wet at Brimstone Haunt and you’ll feel the heat from flames that shoot up in the air. The plane crash scene was one of our favorites of the night.

The people were pretty calm on the hay wagon, until we entered Brimstone’s Dark Circus. That’s when all hell broke loose. A clown jumped on the wagon with a gas powered chainsaw and tormented the girl next to me as she cowered in fear. Then he focused his time on me as he had the gas powered murder weapon inches from my face. Everyone was having a great time as we watched the girl panic. Total tour time is 20 minutes give or take a few. Next up is the Forgotten Forest.

There’s something wicked lurking in the Forgotten Forest. Step foot inside the Hellevator before being transported to the depths of Hell. A dimly lit cave is awful foggy this time of the year and home to a rabid vampire bat. The cemetery is a quiet place at night. Wait, what did I just hear? Was that the wind or was that a restless spirit howling? Enter a cemetery where the dead might just rise up and get you. The nuclear wasteland glows green and is full of hazardous waste.

There’s nowhere to go that’s safe at the Forgotten Forest. A serial killer that goes by the name of Boogeyman terrorizes a poor girl and will slice and dice you. It’s no laughing matter at the Forgotten Forgotten Forest. The clowns you’ll see aren’t funny. They’re downright frightening and they’re ready to take your head off. Speaking of that. Did that little girl throw a head at me in the baby doll forest? Yes, yes she did.

The Forgotten Forest is full of detailed scenes and some cool special effects. They have one of the best vortex tunnels around. It’s bright and moves at the perfect speed. The actors are pretty good as well. The standout is the bus driver who kept telling us that we were window lickers. Jon Moran who plays the Boogeyman also did a phenomenal job at entertaining us. He’s downright crazy. The acting isn’t perfect though. There were a few times where the actors either stood there with a blank stare or didn’t know what to do after they scared the group in front of us. But this wasn’t a common occurrence. Total tour time was 15 minutes.

Psychosis is one of the more intense attractions at Brimstone Haunt. It’s loud and in your face. The hallways are narrow and there are some great props you’ll come across. My personal favorite was the massive robot that fires away at those who walk past him. This is a rather short haunt lasting only 5 minutes, but it packs a punch. Watch a man fry as he’s put to death in the electric chair. Psychosis would benefit from more actors instead of being so reliant on props. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any actors because there are. There just needs to be a better balance between props and actors. I couldn’t get over the woman who was eating out of a toilet or the massive saw blade that was so close to us. Psychosis is a short haunt, but it’s very memorable while it lasts.

Last, but certainly not least is Zombie Assault. This immersive experience features CGI animation, realistic movements and plenty of zombies that attack the bus. This zombie simulation is fun and pretty intense at times. It’s roughly 5 minutes long. It’s the least scary of the attractions at Brimstone Haunt, but it’s pretty damn unique and entertaining. Tickets are $18 for the Haunted Hayride, $17 for the Forgotten Forest, $11 for Psychosis and $7 for Zombie Assault. A Combo Ticket is $30 and a Fast Pass Combo is $50. Each ticket is $2 cheaper if purchased online. A Scary Little Christmas takes place on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th and includes Forgotten Forest and psychosis. Tickets are just $15 and $25 for a Yuletide Village and Scary Little Christmas Combo. There’s tons of Brimstone Haunt merchandise available like T-Shirts and Hoodies. There’s drinks and food such as hot dogs and beer. Don’t forget to check out the Sea Witch. You’ll be amazed by what you see.

Brimstone Haunt a night full of scary entertainment and plenty of variety when it comes to scares. We highly recommend that you pay them a visit this haunt season. You’ll thank me later.

Final Stab For Each Haunt

Brimstone Haunted Hayride: Length-9  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-8  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 8.2

Forgotten Forest: Length-8  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-8  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 8.0

Please Note: Psychosis and Zombie Assault have not been scored.