Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror (Springfield, OH)
“The Demons Are Watching!”
By Noah Wullkotte: jollypumpkin@aol.com

An old dilapidated hotel is home to unspeakable terror and unimaginable creatures that are waiting to strike. Will you make it out alive as you navigate its haunted halls? This is City Blood’s review of Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror.

Face Your Fears is a highly detailed haunt that will give you goose bumps the moment you arrive. The large hotel is guarded by demons and the structure is illuminated with various lighting. Face Your Fears is one of the scariest haunts in the state of Ohio and it seems to get better with age. You’ll explore rooms such as the disgusting kitchen featuring a large half human, half killer boar like creature that will tear you to shreds. There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide at Face Your Fears. Zombies bust through the walls when you least expect it and the haunted lake is home to one of the most ferocious werewolves around.

I was grabbed and lifted up in the air as the blood thirsty beast howled in my face. The wine cellar debuted last year and took nearly a year to build. Watch out of you might get eaten by a killer rat. You’ll check in, but you won’t check out at Face Your Fears. You’re going to straight to hell courtesy of the demented elevator operator. This is a classic haunt that will have you looking around every corner in fear of what’s coming next. Anything might be lurking in the darkness. The laser swamp was impressive and the vortex tunnel featured a character that had the best makeup of the night. This intimidating ghoul goes by the name Kalypto and was played by Valerie Roach.

Face Your Fears has a plethora of eye catching props and scenes. Their hellevator is one of the best around and we truly appreciated the little touches here and there. This includes the animated books in the haunted library and the portrait that comes alive. One of our favorite props can be found in the bedroom. An animated possessed girl screams in agony as she contorts her body. One of the most bone chilling areas of the haunt is the basement/dungeon which features some hair raising characters. Pray that you’ll make it out alive.

Total tour time was 17 minutes, but this depends on your pace and how long the characters interact with you. Face Your Fears has grown leaps and bounds over the years. It’s a must see haunt. Tickets are $20, Fast Pass is $30, VIP is $40 (includes touch pass). Make sure to spend the extra $2 for the touch pass. It makes the experience more frightening and up close and personal. You’ll be given a glow necklace which alerts the actors that it’s okay to be hands on with you. I was grabbed numerous times and even had a chainsaw rubbed against my back. Parking is $2. There’s a food truck, bonfire and various vendors on site. There’s a variety of Face Your Fears T-Shirts for sale at the ticket booth. Movies play on the projector screen as you wait and be sure to get your picture taken in front of the photo op station.

Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror is a frightful good time and a haunt you shouldn’t miss out on this Halloween season.

Length-8 Design-9 Props/Animatronics-9 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9

Final Stab: 8.8