Online Haunt Reviews

Fear Overload Scream Park is proud to have some of the best online reviews of all nearby haunted houses. As of September 2018, Fear Overload is reviewed at 4.7 stars on Shopper Approved, 4.1 stars on Facebook, and 4.1 on Google.

Get unbiased volunteers to see your show before you open

As a scream park, you need to have the correct balance of quantity vs. quality for your haunted houses. Scream parks are known for having a variety of Halloween themed attractions, not just haunted houses, but you need to make sure each attraction is something people will actually enjoy and want to go through. For example, don’t just have a spinning vortex that people will walk through and feel cheated after or wonder why they just paid money to go through that. Also, you can’t charge customers $25 for them to solely come through your 2 minute long, highly quality maze and hope for them to be satisfied.
When deciding on how much money and time to put into each attraction, realize that on one hand customers are going through your haunts in the dark so each one doesn’t need to be perfectly detailed or look like a piece of art, but at the same time, if they don’t really feel immersed in your environment, don’t expect any positive reviews from them. A great way to get feedback on your set is to get unbiased volunteers to see your show before you open; you’ve obviously been desensitized to horror by now and since it’s your own show, you can’t correctly judge how it will feel to a customer. Make sure you have enough to see at your event so the customer feels like the money they spent is justified, but don’t feel the need to throw a bunch of random, cheaply made attractions at them in hopes of bettering their experience.

Cabin in the woods style scared

One of our favorite horror movies here at Fear Overload is Cabin in the Woods. The best part of this movie is how original it is in scaring you, but also making you feel a whole roller-coaster of emotions. I was confused, scared, and kept laughing all throughout the movie. The plot of this movie is ingenious; a group of wealthy men and women bet on the different ways a group of teens will be killed in their own horror survival game. Cabin in the Woods makes you think you know where the movie is going one moment and then completely surprises you the next.
Fear Overload has adopted techniques found in this movie to take our Scream Park to a new level. Here, we don’t just have a haunted house where you can walk through it and get over; we don’t do things that way. You’re forced to survive and find your own way through our labyrinths. Given only one dim flashlight and a twisting maze full of fake doors, dead ends, and horrifying surprises at every turn, you’ll be screaming ’til the very end. We feel that is the best way to build a haunted house.

Scary movies vs. haunted houses

Horror, gore, thrillers, slashers. People watch these movies everyday for the sole purpose of getting scared. Sometimes it works and a movie will terrify you, but other times it is just a cheaply made film covered in blood. But watching these types of movies is similar to being in the passenger seat of a car; you are just along for the ride, not really in control. You have a feeling of detachment when watching these movies. It is hard to really get engaged in the horror when you know in the back of your mind that you are safe at home and nothing in the movie is actually happening in real life. And that is where haunted houses come into play. Haunted houses are a growing, thriving business because they take you out of the passenger seat, now you are driving, and you better buckle up! No longer are you yelling at the TV screen, “Don’t open the door, he’s in the bathroom!” You’re finally making your own decisions on which doors to open, which path to take in the maze, and whether that shadow in the corner is just your imagination or really a demon waiting for you to pass by to strike. Haunted houses will immerse you in fear; you will see it, hear it, feel it, even smell it. Here your nightmares come alive right in front of your eyes. That is why we love haunted houses.