If you attend San Diego Comic Con, you will instantly figure out that you will have as much fun outside as you do inside. From walking around, you will see tents or side attractions set up to draw the fans in. I found out that a local haunted house was open for the two days of the con and I knew I had to check it out.
Haunted houses have come a long way in recent years. There is now one currently open year round in Times Square. There are ones where you will only walk by yourself, and each one is different in their own way. So when I saw that “The Haunted Hotel” was open and finding out it was highly ranked in the nation, it was a no brainer, I had to check it out.
The hotel did a nice job of promoting the place. There were dressed up characters all around passing out flyers to draw people inside. As soon as you walk in, it definitely sets it self apart from others with the attention to detail. It’s dark, creepy, and at the time there was a zombie store to help set the mood.
I’ve been in haunted houses before that have started off with an elevator, but this one was different. There was shaking, I felt like I was moving. Usually the opposite door opens up after the rules were read, but not this time around. The first few rooms were good and the detail was some of the best I’ve seen but overall I really wasn’t feeling it.
That all changed half way threw, when you hit the pipe room. Usually we see steel fences to direct you but there were pipes. The pipes were laid out to seem like you could go any way around but there really was just one way the pipes would lead you. Then I entered one of the coolest rooms I ever seen in a haunted house. As a New Yorker I’ve been on the subway many times but never a subway car like this one. The car seemed to be moving with dummies and humans carefully placed to scare you. This room alone, makes me want to come back and do it again.
The Haunted Hotel does a nice job of scaring you. The group I was with, really enjoyed it and were terrified to go into the next room. This is one to check out during the Halloween season, if your in the San Diego Area.