Nightmare on Edgewood (Indianapolis, IN)
“Intense Beyond Words”
By Noah Wullkotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nightmare on Edgewood is intense beyond words. They’ve been scaring the Hoosier State for over 40 years. Your personal space will be invaded. This is a downright crazy haunt with characters that will grab, push and pick you up. You’ll be man handled and asking for more. I was forced to crawl on my hands and knees as I squealed like a pig. The freezer is full of fresh meat and you’ll become their next meal. There’s nowhere to hide at Nightmare on Edgewood. The monsters and madmen are out to get you. You better have your art project for art class or your face will be drawn on.
Nobody’s safe at Nightmare on Edgewood. I was picked up and put on a cutting board as two backwoods hillbillies tried to castrate me with a cleaver. The actors are very intimidating and you have to do what they tell you or else. Charlie isn’t too kind to strangers waking his daughter. You have 3 seconds to run or you’re dead meat.
This is a very interactive haunt thanks to the great cast of characters you’ll encounter. Mamma is a backwoods hillbilly with part of her face chewed off. She wants you for dinner. The nurse inside of Containment wanted to treat our wounds and the math class teacher warned us to never be late. Nightmare on Edgewood consists of 3 attractions which are Containment, Charlie’s Revenge and Conley Farm. We consider these 3 sections that make up one large haunt. Nightmare on Edgewood is a cutting edge haunt with animatronics that are in your face. This includes a massive killer crocodile, a killer wild boar, a gore hound, an animated doll and much more. My favorite was the screaming girl in the shower stall. You’ll meet an actress in just a towel who throws up in the toilet. You better help her out.
Nightmare on Edgewood is very detailed. Classrooms have papers scattered everywhere. The swamp has water that pours on top of a massive crocodile. The Conley Barn has slabs of meat that are on a conveyor. Everything looks very authentic. The pumpkin patch has light up jack-o’-lanterns and killer spiders. The trophy room includes real looking taxidermy. It’s truly a sensory overload at Nightmare on Edgewood. You’ll explore other areas such as the wine cellar, the forest and much more. You might think that there’s nowhere to exit a scene when suddenly a bookcase opens or you enter through the fireplace.
Nightmare on Edgewood is a haunt where it’s hard to anticipate what’s going to happen next because the actors are so unpredictable. Will I get attacked by a serial killer or will the floor collapse underneath me? This is what makes Nightmare on Edgewood so scary. It’s the fear of the unknown. Total tour time was 25 minutes, but it could be longer depending on how long the actors interact with you. We didn’t run into any other group which was great.
Nightmare on Edgewood is a very professional attraction. When we arrived we noticed a Last Ride Angel of Death Hearse. An 18 foot Angel of Death rises from the top of a hearse while holding his victim that struggles to get free as demons pull on his legs. As you wait in line you’ll see floating ghosts and an animated giant. An actress with a cattle prod wanted us to stick our tongues out and told us that she would see us again that night. Yes, we saw her again and she scared the crap out of us.
There are various concessions available such as hats, T-Shirts, soda, Gatorade, soda and more. General Admission is $30 and $50 for a Fast Pass. Pictures of you were taken during your haunted journey and they’re for sale. Digital photos start at $13 for one, 2 for $16, 3 for $19, 4 for $22 and 5 for $25. Bring the kids out for a Lights On Trick or Treat Tour on Sunday, October 23rd from 4 – 6 PM. On November 4th and 5th, the haunt is filled with horror movie characters for their Lights Out Event. On December 10th and the 17th, Nightmare on Edgewood will have their Holiday Nightmares event for those who want a very scary Christmas.
Nightmare on Edgewood is a classic haunt with some of the most intense scenes you’ll come across. It will definitely keep you on your toes.
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Final Stab: 9.0