Literally, a Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion (New Albany, IN)
“Welcome To The Funny Farm”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
Literally, a Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion celebrates its 31st year of scaring the community and creating long lasting memories. A psychopath wonders the grounds. She’s survived shock therapy and is now a human vegetable. She’s incoherent as she paces back and forth. A large creature by the name of Brutus stalks the crowd as rope hangs from his teeth. He tried to floss his pearly whites, but was unsuccessful. He wears a baby doll mask as he blankly stares at the crowd.
Enter a foggy graveyard inhabited by a grave digger dressed as a clown. He loves his gas powered chainsaw and you better run to safety. The nearby carriage house is your best bet for survival or did you just make a wrong turn?
Literally, a Haunted House has been transformed into an insane asylum and the patients have taken over. You better check in or else. Every season Literally, a Haunted House has a new theme which makes the haunt a totally different experience. I didn’t really know what to expect since there’s only so much you can do with the asylum theme. I was without a doubt impressed by Literally, a Haunted House. It’s truly a frightening experience.
This is an action packed haunt where the actors have lost their minds. You’ll really feel like you’re inside an asylum. Literally, a Haunted House is an interactive experience where you’ll become part of the action. Flip the lever of a shock therapy machine and watch one of the patients scream in pain as he withers away. The waste removal area is run by a mad doctor who has three faces. Your choice is to enter a casket or spin around in a box.
Literally, a Haunted House has some of the best actors we’ve seen all season. They really take their job seriously. I was really creeped out as I toured the haunt. This is a crazy haunt to say the least. A nurse rips a baby out of a pregnant woman’s stomach as the umbilical cord is still attached. She takes a bite as blood runs down her face. The hospital bathroom is disgusting and so is the operating room.
I was glad to participate in a lobotomy as I was handed a fresh brain. You’ll definitely be tongue tied as you witness a patient get her tongue ripped out. Literally, a Haunted House is the real deal and some of the costumes are down right disturbing. This haunt is so scary that they keep a record of people who’ve quit, thrown up, blacked out and even crapped their pants. Will you make the list this year? The haunt lasts around 13 minutes and the scares are non stop. Tickets are $14 a piece and proceeds go towards restoring Culbertson Mansion. Visit https://www.facebook.com/HauntedCulbertson for a $2 off coupon.
There are various concessions available in the ticket tent. The pop corn smelled delicious. A variety of events take place at Culbertson Mansion such as Spooky Story Telling, Ghost Watch Sleepover and Halloween Tea. Visit www.hauntedculbertson.org for more info. Literally, a Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion is a diamond in the rough and is definitely a haunt you shouldn’t pass up. You’ll go crazy with fear!
Length-7 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-8 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9
Final Stab: 8.2