Brimstone Haunt 2022 Review

Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington, OH)
“The Dead Shall Rise”
By Noah Wullkotte:

The night was young and fear was in the air. We were ready for some scares and the weather was just right. This is City Blood’s 2022 review of Brimstone Haunt in Wilmington, OH. Let’s first start with the haunted trail.

Forgotten Forest is an unforgettable journey though the deep dark woods. You’ll notice right away that the sound has been greatly improved. Most scenes feature their own haunting soundtrack or spooky sound effects. This makes Forgotten Forest a quite realistic haunted trail. An Ice Cream tuck plays the Mister Softee Soundtrack and a school bus plays The Wheels on the Bus. It’s very memorable.

Forgotten Forest offers a plethora of scenes that are sure to get your heart racing. A man is seen hanging inside of a garage. Was it murder or suicide? The nuclear wasteland is full of unspeakable terror. Will you survive? Set foot inside an elevator for a wild and bumpy ride. A foggy cave is home to creatures beyond your comprehension. Are you brave enough to enter? The graveyard is very detailed and features rotting corpses that almost look mummified. It’s time for your check up at a grotesque emergency room where malpractice is their specialty.

You’ll experience areas such as a schoolhouse, a circus dressing room, carnival games, a green house and more. Unfortunately there wasn’t an actor inside of the greenhouse which made the scene uneventful. Including an actor portraying a plant monster or featuring an animated venus flytrap would definitely enhance the scene. Forgotten Forest features a lot of cool props and effects. My favorite is of course the spinning vortex tunnel, the large playroom blocks and the killer crocodile.

You’re in for a surprise in the playroom that’s for sure. The slanted houses were also a nice touch and had me wondering how they did that. There are some memorable characters which include the Boogeyman who you better watch out for. It’s a mythical serial killer that will tear you apart. The nurse in the emergency room was creepy as hell as she stared at us. Total tour time was 17 minutes for Forgotten Forest give or take a few.

Psychosis is the most intense haunt at Brimstone Haunt. It’s short at 6 minutes, but it’s great while it lasts. This is a haunt that relies heavily on props like a spiked wall, saw blades that cut into their victim, a claustrophobia tunnel, an electric chair and one kick ass killer robot. Loud metal music plays in this crazy haunt.

There are some eye catching scenes you’ll enter. The craziest scene at Brimstone Haunt can be found in Psychosis. It features a fat man in his underwear laying in a bathtub as he’s covered in blood and what looks like poop. It’s disgusting to say the least. Psychosis needs more actors and some of the detail is lacking when you compare it to other attractions at Brimstone Haunt. But it’s a very fun and a nerve wrecking experience.

The most popular attraction at Brimstone Haunt is of course the Haunted Hayride. There’s just something about a hayride that gets people in the mood for Halloween. The tractor driver is in control of your destiny and you’re just along for the ride. The wagon has two speakers that play different types of music and sound effects depending on what scene you enter. This definitely adds to the overall experience and makes the various scenes somewhat immersive.

Monsters and creatures beyond the grave walk up on the wagon and torment their victims. This is a hair raising haunt that’s drop dead entertaining. There are multiple vehicle chases. My favorite was the hearse chase. The combine chase could have been improved with better lighting. Brimstone Haunted Hayride features a plethora of scenes that appeal to a broad audience. You’ll experience a slaughter house, mill, a hazardous waste zone, junkyard, body shop and much more. Brimstone’s Dark Carnival was quite sinister. A poor clown is murdered as people on the wagon cheer.

Brimstone Haunted Hayride isn’t perfect. There are some scenes that could use fine tuning. The drive inn theater is very cool, but would be much better with additional actors. Roaming zombies would be perfect for the scene. It just felt like a missed opportunity. Brimstone Haunted Hayride is just shy of 20 minutes.

New this season is Dead Shot Paintball. We unfortunately didn’t get to experience this attraction, but it sounds like a blast. Who wouldn’t have fun shooting colorful targets and the living dead using a paintball gun? Last, but certainly not least is Zombie Assault. Your descent into madness will have you fighting off zombies in a unique CGI experience. Try to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s a fun and pretty intense experience to say the least. You’ll be in and out in about 5 minutes.

Parking is $3, Brimstone Haunted Hayride is $23, Forgotten Forest is $22 and Psychosis is $16. A combo ticket is $35 and a Fast Pass Combo is $57. Zombie Assault is $12 and Dead Shot Paintball is $16. Tickets are much cheaper online. Brimstone Haunt has a new entrance that features massive nuclear reactors on both sides.

There are lots of mouth watering and thirst quenching concessions available at Sinister Snacks. This includes hot dogs, chili dogs, nachos, candy, hot chocolate, soda and more. The Beer Barn is for those who want to throw back a cold one on a cool fall night. The merchandise barn has T-Shirts, Hoodies, hats, cups and more for sale. Don’t forget to pay a dollar to see the amazing sea witch. It’s an indescribable creature that will shock and amaze you. If you get cold then stand in front of the fire pit to warm your bones. A Scary Little Christmas takes place on December 3rd and 10th.

Brimstone Haunt is just plain fun. If you’re not screaming your head off then you’ll be laughing or smiling as you’re entertained.

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

Forgotten Forest: Length-8  Design-9  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-8  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 8.2

Please note: Psychosis, Zombie Assault and Dead Shot Paintball have not been scored.