Phantazmagoria 2010 Review

Phantazmagoria-“Say That Five Times Fast”
Genre: Haunted Hous
Location: 7323 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Runtime: 10 min

Phantazmagoria has been a haunt at Hanna Haunted Acres for years now. There haven’t been major changes since its debut, but for some reason customers keep coming back to it. While, it might not be perfect it’s still a good time.

This is City Blood’s 2010 review of Phantazmagoria.

What’s Good About The Haunt?
This year Phantazmagoria is longer than it’s ever been with some additional scenes and scares I won’t give away. In years past this haunt generally focused on high impact animatronics verses its actors. 2010 is no different. You’ll enter into an insane asylum, a bloody slaughter house, a graveyard, various crawl through tunnels and lots lots more. You’ll encounter props such as werewolves feasting on their next victim, lunging zombies, a moving car and more. Phantazmagoria might be slightly longer, but it’s not that much different.

What’s Bad About The Haunt?
The acting at the majority of haunts at Hanna Haunted Acres is mediocre at best. Many of the actors wear hooded sweatshirts, cheap robes or white makeup. The props are great, but after a while they lose their impact. The detailing in rooms could also be improved. There are too many black walls leading up to major scenes. This part of the haunt takes you out of the action and makes the haunt look rather cheap.

Customer Service:
Hanna Haunted Acres has plenty of concessions available at their various trailers. You can purchase a hotdog, burgers, snacks, cold drinks and more. There’s also an area that plays popular music near Entanglement Corn Maze. How can you charge $13 for a haunt of this quality? A haunt alone can’t rely soley on animatronics. Actors are what really brings a scene to life. 

Unfortunately the rest of the haunts aren’t worth $13 a ticket with the exception of Hanna Haunted Hayrides. For $21 you can enter two haunts and you can tour all 6 attractions for $27. Visit Hanna Haunted Acres’ website to fill out a form for a $4 discount on the All Attractions Package.
Final Thoughts:
Phantazmagoria should be combined with Hell’s Half Acre like it was years ago. This haunt relies way too much on animated scares and forgets about the theatrical aspect of haunts. You have to have great actors in order to have an effective haunt. As it is, Phantazmagoria is a forgettable haunt in a sea of great haunts in the Indianapolis area.
Length-7    Design-7    Props/Animatronics-8    Acting-6    Scare Effect-6
Official Score – 6.8