The Devil’s Attic (Louisville, KY)
“Fear Medusa’s Stare”
By Noah Wullkotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Devil’s Attic celebrates its tenth season of fear as one of Louisville’s most over the top haunts. I can remember first touring this incredible haunt when it was originally in an outdoor shopping mall. Boy, has it changed. It was great then, but it’s downright incredible now. The Devil’s Attic features some of your favorite horror flicks and some more obscure movies that horror movie buffs will definitely be able to sink their teeth into.
It’s quite obvious that lots of time and effort has been spent in making the scenes memorable and startling. You’ll be able to relive your favorite horror movie at The Devil’s Attic and come face to face with your most wicked fears. This haunt is the real deal in terms of production value and acting. Many of the scenes have a spooky glow to them and the characters have some of the best costumes we’ve seen all season.
You’ll experience movies such as The Exorcist. A priest tries to drive the demon out of poor Regan MacNeil? Will you help save her? The Evil Dead 2 Cabin has one of the best Ash Williams you’re going to see. Don’t let the Deadites swallow your soul. The Hellraiser room features over the top characters including Frank Cotton (aka Uncle Frank). He unfortunately opened the Lament Configuration Puzzle Box and was tortured by the cenobites before being sent to Hell. What’s a Hellraiser room without Pinhead? You’ll meet the frightening Hell Priest at The Devil’s Attic. Other movies at The Devil’s Attic include Sleepy Hollow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Maniac and much much more.
You’re not going to see your typical characters like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees at The Devil’s Attic. You will come face to face with vampires, werewolves and even Medusa. This character is new this year. Don’t look at her face or you’ll be turned to stone. The actress playing this legendary monster did a phenomenal job and her costume was very detailed. She was quite believable.
We of course couldn’t forget about The Devil. Every year the talented Todd Merriman does a hellishly good job at explaining the story of the Devil’s Attic and getting people pumped up for what they’re about to see. The Devil’s Attic has a plethora of high tech props and dynamic special effects. The massive goat skull that attacked us was so cool. Frankenstein’s Laboratory is realistic and there’s a scary surprise in store for you. The foggy swamp had us struggling to find our way out and there was something mysterious hiding. It was watching us and waiting.
The Devil’s Attic isn’t a hands on haunt, but there are some interactive elements that we appreciated. You will get wet at a certain point in your journey through fear. You’ll need to move out of the way from a man in a cage who fears that he’ll become a vicious werewolf. The Devil’s Attic has evolved a lot over the past 10 seasons and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this immersive fright fest.
Total tour time is close to 14 minutes. Tickets are $22 and a Speedpass to skip the regular line is $28. Click here to sign up for a $2 off coupon. Don’t forget to have your photo taken which you can purchase later. I picked a brain as my prop and it tasted damn good. There’s merchandise and more available. We liked how The Devil’s Attic displayed ads for other haunts. Everyone benefits when haunts help other haunts.
Chaos – Full Contact Experience takes place on Sunday, October 27th from 8 PM – 11 PM. Prepared to be grabbed, licked, bitten and violated. This is the Devil’s Attic taken to the extreme. General admission for Chaos is $27 and a Speedpass is $33. You must be 18 to attend. The regular show will be available that night for normal ticket prices.
The Devil’s Attic has stood the test of time and always has something new that we’re impressed with. It wouldn’t be a haunt season without making a trip out to The Devil’s Attic. It’s one of Louisville’s greatest.
Length-8 Design-9 Props/Animatronics-9 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9
Final Stab: 8.8