If you know me you know I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Halloween, It's my favorite time of the year. Every year I attend ALL the Halloween haunts in the Los Angeles & Orange County areas, but honestly they were starting to get a little predictable and I wasn't getting the fear anymore, so this year I went in search of a scarier haunt and I ended up in Denver at two mazes The 13th Floor Haunt & The Asylum. Both of them rated Top 13 Haunted Houses in America for 2016 The 13th Floor Haunt was #2 on the list and Asylum #7.
So I arrived at 13th floor and I started to see the monsters walking around entertaining the people in line I started to get excited. Their costumes, masks and make-up were amazing! I took some pictures and watched as they entertained and scared the people in line. Then I got in line all of a sudden my heart started beating faster. I was nervous for the first time in years I had no idea what to expect. I mean we were in an industrial warehouse area - THAT was creepy enough already and then I started to to notice the groups being sent in and they were NOT sending in big groups of twelve every one minute like other places. They were sending in just you an the person you came with - every five minutes or so. Which meant you were pretty much walking this thing alone. That meant no hiding in between the rest of the crowd like at other haunts, but lucky for me I had made friends with another couple in line and we went in together. Although I didn't know this couple well enough to dig myself into them. So we were just two couples going through it alone and the other couple had just admitted they were freaking out too (Heart pounding really fast at this point) I was going to have to be tough.
Now I am not going to go into details because you have to check it out for yourself and I don't want to spoil the fun for you, but it was AWESOME!!! The fact that there's no large group with you when you go in is creepy enough already, then you go in and all the confusion and fear kicks in. Where do you go? Is someone there? Is that person real or fake? Oh my God do I really have to walk through there? It's so dark. I can't see. Who's there? Who's there? And just when you think it might just be all over. It's the start to a whole new maze. Yes there are three haunts in one. They really give you your money's worth. So when the three mazes were all done and we had made our way back out into the fresh air - us two girls all we did was look at each other wide eyed and in complete Awe gasped "That was GOOD!" We hopped in our cars and Rushed over to The Asylum.
We arrived at another warehouse location built to look like a torturous hospital for the mentally insane. It was clear I belonged there because I had to be insane to actually want to go in - once I found out that this time I would be going at it alone no other couple just my husband and I. This time I sensed my husband the 6' 1" man who always walks through these easily was actually nervous. Then came the signal that we were up next. (thump! thump!...Thump! Thump!...THUMP!!! THUMP!!!)
We walked into a room where on a screen we are warned about the Asylum by one of the tortured mentally insane and then left to find our way out of that room. Again I won't spoil it all for you , but just know that once I came out of that room it was hard to see anything and after being left there to find my way out. I knew this maze was going to mess with my head and have me truly feeling like a patient in this psych ward. My only thought was I needed to find my way out. I really felt like I was trying to escape and get away from all those tortured souls.
Well Denver..... it looks like you'll be my home during the Halloween season cause I'm not missing this one again. I'll be here again next year waiting to see what they do.
Check out the stars of the three haunted mazes below at 13 Floor Haunt.
UNDEAD:ABOMINATIONS The rumors and conspiracy theories are true. You are sure of it. You’ve heard about the subterranean labs deep beneath the hum drum surface of River North—the experiments, the mutations and the discarded bodies that are buried there far below the businesses and condos we see today. But there is no rest for the “Undead”; quite the contrary. Many of the subjects were experimented on and survived the now-abandoned lab and the mutations continued under the watchful eye of guards and quasi-scientists... until something unthinkable emerged from the bowels of the earth... an “Abomination”. Indeed, the walking corpses that now terrorize the deep dark passageways and nooks of the underground have begun to find their way out. Will your group make it through unscathed or will the Undead: Abominations take some of you for their ranks?
CURSED: THE RITUAL The hamlet of Blackmoor has been overtaken by werewolves, which emerged from the nearby cemetery’s cavernous crypts and tombs a year ago. But the mystery remains as to how the town’s citizens are taken into this dark wolven tribe. Cursed: The Ritual takes you back to before the “Feral Moon” awoke these ravenous creatures, when the living and the undead were revived by the act of necromancy of a local “bokor,” a sorcerer or witch. That’s right... VOODOO! These undead canine beasts can be traced back to Haitian roots and their red eyes are a sign the evil has taken possession—as goes the folklore. A zombie remains under the control of the bokor as a personal slave, having no will of its own, so you must be strong as you pass through these unhallowed grounds. Can you resist the call of the voodoo priestesses or will you be called into the order of the ritualistic, cursed werewolves like so many before you?
SLASHER REMIX You remember the nightmares, don’t you? A masked psychopath with a chainsaw, a bladed hand, alone in a cabin in the woods. You tried to scream but nothing came out. No one could help you. Well, we’re sorry to say you don’t outgrow the fears of the slasher films of yesteryear... you just hide them away. This year, we’re resurrecting those exact memories, twisting the characters that haunted you the most, and making you face them as you try to make it out of the cabin in one piece. Will you overcome your nightmares this time around? There is only one way to find out.
Thinking of visiting 13th Floor this year? Don't forget to pick up a coupon at a local Carl's Jr. or 7 Eleven.
Tickets are now available to purchase at www.getscared.com. A portion of all tickets sales from both haunted houses go to Don’t Be a Monster - a Denver-based national nonprofit that raises awareness about bullying prevention.
DATES & TIMES
September 17, 23-25, 30
October 1, 2, 4-31
November 4, 5, 11, 12
Ticket sales will end at posted closing times, usually 11p.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. on weekends.
The 13th Floor Haunted House may be too intense for children under 12 years of age.
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