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gadget-evilusions
10-06-2009, 01:13 PM
My wife and I will be in Pittsburgh October 16th, 17th, and 18th. Thru recommendations by customers of ours, and friends, we came up with the list below that we are going to visit. Are their any other haunts that we need to put on our "must see" list for the weekend?

Hundred Acres Manor

Castle Blood

The Scarehouse

Freddy's Haunts

Rich's Fright Farm

themagicofjustinarrigo
10-06-2009, 01:33 PM
Yeah, Terror Behing the Walls at Eastern State Penn in Philly!

gadget-evilusions
10-06-2009, 01:37 PM
Terror behind the walls is on my list when we actually go to Philadelphia, but since that is on the other side of the state, we won't be making it there this time.

Thanks

Allen H
10-06-2009, 01:47 PM
Jason's woods in Lancaster is pretty good also.

gadget-evilusions
10-06-2009, 02:04 PM
Thank you Allen. Unfortunately that is also on the opposite side of the state from where we will be.

chuck weber
10-06-2009, 06:36 PM
BATES MOTEL should be first on the list.

chuck weber
10-06-2009, 06:40 PM
what a dissapointment !!!!! (lol!)

Gravely
10-06-2009, 10:22 PM
We will be pleased to see you.

If I'm not out front when you get here, please ask for Prof Scrye, and he'll take good care of you.

we and rich's are south of the city, so if you get to us early, we'll get you directions to go down to rich's from us ( still 45 minutes south) but you can do both in one night

I think you can do scare house and 100 acre in the same night, if you get an early start as well.

gadget-evilusions
10-07-2009, 06:37 AM
I will be sure to do that when I get to Castle Blood.

Thanks.

OdetteDespairr
10-07-2009, 08:36 AM
Hundred Acres Manor most definitly they have an amazing staff there that really pushes the limit to take good care of their guests. Plus their haunt is friggin amazing!

Jackie
Rotting Flesh Radio

Killer Katie
10-07-2009, 10:16 PM
you said "WIFE" awesome!!!!

scrye
10-07-2009, 11:27 PM
Happy to be of service, Brian. Also, thanks for putting us on the list!

Chris/Scrye

PS--For those keeping score, Bates Motel is also in the Philadelphia area. I know that Chuck knows where Bates Motel is in relation to Pittsburgh, but others may have missed his subheading.

gadget-evilusions
10-19-2009, 07:39 AM
Well, we survived. Normally, as a vendor, I avoid reviewing haunts, but in this case I think I must.

On Friday night,

Our first stop was Scarehouse. It was a really good show. Their sets had a lot of detail, the actors were good, and the wait wasn't too bad, only about a half hour (it was early).

Our second stop was Freddy's Haunt in Aliquippa. What can I say ........


On Saturday night,

Our first stop was Castle Blood. WOW. We were met with such hospitality, and an amazing event unlike any other attraction we have been too. This is the most theatrical, acting based haunt we've seen. It's more like a completely interactive theater show, but it's really fun, and I even jumped once. Which is saying something for me, I am very hard to scare after working on so many haunts. Thank you very much to everyone at the event, especially Gravely MacCabre
aka Ricky Dick, Prof. Scrye aka Chris, and the nice woman selling t-shirts who sang us a honeymoon song. You guys were awesome. *forgot to mention that the costumes rival anything I have seen, at pretty much any other haunt*

Our second stop was Hundred Acres Manor. Thank you very much Brandon for giving up so much of your time for us to really get to see your show. Hundred Acres has a very interesting story about the building and grounds on which it is built, and thus some very intersting natural set work. The 5000 gallon pool of acid green water spilling from over head on the catwalk is awesome. The whole event is great, good scenes, good actors, concessions, everything. We just happened to be their on the same night as Badger from Rotting Flesh Radio, and a bunch of guest actors from other events. We did however get stuck in the mud of the parking lot, but luckily Brandon was more than willing to get dirty and push us out, thanks!

Badger
10-19-2009, 08:13 AM
It was great seeing you guys and congrats again on the nupitals. I'm sending your testimonial to Jonathan from RFR today. He might just put it on the next RFR...

:-D

UndeadProd
10-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the kudos! You should have let us know you were here, we would have given you the same RIP treatment we gave Ben and other super-cool visitors. I totally forgot you were coming out until I saw it on the boards after the fact, sorry about that.

gadget-evilusions
10-19-2009, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the kudos! You should have let us know you were here, we would have given you the same RIP treatment we gave Ben and other super-cool visitors. I totally forgot you were coming out until I saw it on the boards after the fact, sorry about that.

No problem Scott. I hadn't really every spoken to you before, so I would never want to impose myself, so Diana and I came thru as normal customers. It was still a great show, especially Rampage. Very cool sets, props, and costuming.

Damon_M
10-19-2009, 11:45 AM
Thanks for all of the kind words Brian. I know Brandon will extend his own thanks to you as well. We always appreciate constructive criticism so we can improve the show for our customers. My apologies for not being able to hang out a bit more. Congrats once again!

Gravely
10-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Glad you guys has fun, and thought pittsburgh was worth the trip.

And thanks for the kind words about Castle Blood, we always wonder what people in the "industry"
think of us.

Brandon_K
10-29-2009, 11:09 AM
And thanks for the kind words about Castle Blood, we always wonder what people in the "industry"
think of us.

We think you suck! :mrgreen: You of course know I'm kidding and we love you :)

Brian, sorry it has taken me so long to respond. You know how busy I am at the haunt, this is the first time I've been able to post on HW in nearly a month!

Thanks for coming out and congrats again on the wedding! I loved having you and Diana out at our place, it was nice to be able to actually hang out with you for once outside of a trade show. If you don't get a package from me in the next few weeks, call me and remind me. I could have given you those sensors while you were here but I completely forgot.

Sorry about the mud.. Unfortunately we have had more rain in Pittsburgh this October than we've ever seen and it's been killing our parking situation. At least you weren't buried that bad, I didn't even have to hook the Jeep to you! (I think I've had to pull out 20+ cars this season). Make sure to check out the RFR show this weekend, JJ said that's when our deal goes up so you'll be back on it again.

Thanks again Brian and Diana!!!

-Brandon

gadget-evilusions
10-29-2009, 12:04 PM
I think we only got stuck because Diana's tires were bald. I am sure my van would have gotten out of there. Hopefully I didn't get too much mud on you while you were pushing us out.

And don't worry, I will remind you about the package.

Badger
10-30-2009, 06:49 AM
Hey Brandon, I wanted to thank you again for your hospitality and putting on one hell of a good haunt. I hope the show this week does it justice.

Look forward to working with you again next year, and remember what I said about the voice work...