House of Trepidation (Indianapolis, IN)
“You’re Their Next Sick Experiment”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
House of Trepidation is the newest haunted attraction to make Indianapolis its home. It consists of 3 haunts which are House of Trepidation, Crossroads of Carnage and Purgatory. Actors interact with customers as they wait in line and the robed ghoul was our favorite. He wanted to see if we were able to name 10 vegetables and had different magic tricks he was glad to show us.
I don’t want to give away every detail about House of Trepidation. So, I will just focus on different scenes, but won’t tell you which haunt they’re located in. House of Trepidation has tons of potential. Each haunt has its own distinct theme which creates a haunting story you can follow.
House of Trepidation is a well thought out attraction. Each haunt begins with a character explaining the storyline so the different scenes make more sense to customers. The theme song from Amityville Horror plays as you walk through the first haunt, House of Trepidation.
Each haunt has dynamic lighting and some unique scenes. I enjoyed the large monster hand that tried to grab us from behind a door. You’ll explore areas such as the nursery, a laboratory, a trophy room, an x-ray examining room, a waiting room with a library and a variety of scenes that coincide with the House of Trepidation storyline.
This is a pretty detailed haunt. You’ll witness a live execution, walk near a patient who’s become an amputee, corpses are inside walls and we were impressed with how great the actors were who explain the story of each attraction.
House of Trepidation revolves around the story of Dr. Belle and his twisted medical practice. You could say that this is a demented attraction where you’ll soon find out about Dr. Belle’s experiments and unfortunate patients.
This is a good attraction, but we were a little disappointed with some of the acting. We were grouped together with a young couple. The actors seemed more focused on scaring the screaming girl behind us and forgot about us. This is a problem that could easily be fixed.
Most of the haunts are on the short side with House of Trepidation being the longest at 7 minutes. You’ll be out of House of Trepidation in around 17 minutes. But it really depends on how long actors interact with you and how fast you walk. Tickets are $22 which is a little high for a first year haunted attraction.
VIP admission is $27 which allows you to skip the lines. Unlimited Admission is $35 and it allows you to tour each haunt as many times as you want. You can include their limo service for $289 a person. Their limo service is called Indy Grimo. T-Shirts are $15 a piece and they come in a variety of sizes. There are concessions and refreshments available onsite. You can get a large 1 topping Little Casear’s Pizza for $6.
House of Trepidation has big plans for the future and it’s going to be great to see how they evolve.
Length-8 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-8 Acting-7 Scare Effect-7
Final Stab: 7.6