Horror Hike/ The Dungeon Haunted Attraction (Lawrenceburg, IN)
“Madd Matt’s Deadly Domain”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
For the 2015 season, Horror Hike has been invaded by The Dungeon Haunted Attraction and it will never be the same again. If you’ve never been to Horror Hike then this is the year to do so. Horror Hike has two attractions which are The Maze of Mayhem and their haunted trail Horror Hike.
The Maze of Mayhem is a steel maze that is extremely confusing. You’ll eventually enter a building infested with clowns and other characters that torment you the entire time. You will then proceed to exit the building to enter the maze once again. We were in the maze for nearly 15 minutes, but we’ve walked through it before. If it’s your first time then good luck. The actors don’t cut you any slack.
After you survive The Maze of Mayhem, you’ll enter Horror Hike. This is a totally different haunt compared to the last time we toured it years ago. There are a few scenes that are still part of the haunt, but for the most part it’s a brand new experience for us. Horror Hike isn’t a big budget haunt. It relies on its diverse group of actors and creative scenes.
Horror Hike takes place in the fictional Camp Angst. You might end up six feet under before Summer Camp ends. This is an intense haunt where I really didn’t know what to expect. Madd Matt starts the haunt off with an incredible speech that you have to hear in person. Watch him shove a bunk bed in a small cabin before you exit
Horror Hike reminds me of haunted trails I used to go to when I was younger. They were in your face and no holds barred. Horror Hike is somewhat like that and it’s very creative. One of my favorite scenes features a hillbilly who’s off in the distance firing a gun at the lake. This really startled me. I was also caught off guard by the large ghoul who threw a barrel at us.
Horror Hike has some seriously messed up characters. The camp nurse hates lice and scabies. Her solution to the problem is to scalp a poor girl as she screams her head off. She grabbed me by the beard which I didn’t expect to happen. The camp bathroom is something to behold. A young girl has her head shoved in a toilet and the mirror has a spirit behind it.
It doesn’t matter where you walk because there’s always some type of killer or creature that’s hiding and waiting. Statues come alive in the cemetery and please be careful around the scarecrows. Bodies hang from trees and you will be locked in a cage at a certain point. Hopefully you’re let out.
Horror Hike has made huge strides in creating an intense haunted trail and for $13 you get two attractions. The Maze of Mayhem is included when you purchase a ticket to Horror Hike. By itself, The Maze of Mayhem is $5 a person. Mention The Dungeon and get $3 off admission to Horror Hike. You can re-enter the haunt for only $5. Tickets are only $5 for Horror Hike/The Dungeon Haunted Attraction on November 6th and 7th which is their final weekend. You can’t beat that deal.
Horror Hike lasts around 20 minutes and there are very few dead spots. It’s a great value for how much scary entertainment you get. The actors at The Maze of Mayhem need to improve a little since they overdue it with the screaming and their dialogue isn’t memorable.
The Haunted Trail on the other hand has great actors like Satan who wants more skulls for his thrown and I can’t forget Matt Mateikat who’s known as Madd Matt. He’s the acting coordinator and he’s done wonders making Horror Hike one of the scariest haunted trails around. His character Mad Matt is definitely a contender for actor/character of the year.
Please Note: The Maze of Mayhem has not been scored since we consider it a maze instead of a haunt.
Length-9 Design-7 Props/Animatronics-6 Acting-9 Scare Effect-8
Final Stab: 7.8