The Devil’s Attic (Louisville, KY)
“A Portal To Hell Has Opened”
By Noah Wullkotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Madmen, monsters and spirits from another dimension thrive at The Devil’s Attic. They call this fortress of fear their home and they’re waiting for you to enter its haunted halls. The Devil’s Attic is a living breathing nightmare with great detail and heart racing scares. This is a haunt that features many classic horror movies, but The Devil’s Attic makes them quite unique and memorable. New this year, is Universal’s The Mummy from 1932. This is a highly detailed scene that combines elements of the Boris Karloff’s classic with the 1996 movie Stargate.
The Devil’s Attic features some great lighting. Many of the scenes utilize led spotlights which are good for highlighting detail without making the scene too bright. You’re not going to see many bare walls at The Devil’s Attic since it’s a seamless transition from room to the next. Last season, 2012’s Maniac remake was introduced. This scene is pretty creepy. Mannequins with human scalps decorate the room. I almost felt like they were watching me.
The Devil’s Attic features a plethora of movies such as Hellraiser, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein, Sleepy Hollow and much more. Even the urban legend of Blood Mary can be experienced at this haunt. You’ll also meet some classic monsters including vampires, werewolves and more. The 13 Ghosts section is pretty impressive. The actress playing the Angry Princess wears a nude bodysuit and emerges from the darkness after you walk past the bloody bathtub where she committed suicide. You’ll meet other characters from the movie including The Jackal who wears a straight jacket and has a medal cage around his head.
The costumes are very realistic at The Devil’s Attic. Uncle Frank from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser looks like his skin has been ripped off. Flesh and bone has been exposed. The actors do a convincing job. Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist thrashes back and forth as she’s tied to the bed and the actor playing Ash from The Evil Dead does a commendable job. But of course I can’t forget the Devil who’s played by Todd Merriman. He’s the one who explains the backstory of the haunt and gets people excited for what they’re about to see. You can tell that he loves playing the prince of darkness and doesn’t mind raising a little hell.
The Devil’s Attic uses some impressive props and effects, but doesn’t over do it. The Pit and the Pendulum scene has a bloody surprise and Victor Frankenstein creates human life in his laboratory. The only issue I have with The Devil’s Attic is its length. The Saw maze might add a few minutes if you get lost trying to find your way out. Total tour time is 12 minutes, but it’s an action packed haunt with few moments where you can catch your breath.
Tickets are $20 per victim, I mean customer. A VIP Speedpass is $24 which will let you skip the regular line. Click here for a $2 off coupon. On Sunday, October 22nd and 28th, The Devil’s Attic will have it’s Chaos night where everything goes. You’ll be grabbed, bitten, licked and violated. You must be 18 to attend and you’ll need to sign a waiver. There’s a $5 upcharge to regular ticket prices. The event goes from 8-11 pm. There are various concessions on-site including chips, soda and more. There’s even a photo op area before you enter the haunt.
The Devil’s Attic is one of the best haunts Kentucky has to offer. It’s intense, frightening and a one hell of a good time. You definitely don’t want to miss out on The Devil’s Attic this Halloween season and tell the Devil that City Blood sent you.
Length-7 Design-9 Props/Animatronics-9 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9
Final Stab: 8.6