Coming Soon: “The Horror Tuscaloosa” is Area’s Newest, Biggest Haunted House
Good news for folks in Tuscaloosa itching to get in on the Halloween spirit early -- the Druid City is getting a brand new "haunted" attraction just in time for Spooky Season.
"The Horror Tuscaloosa" promises to be the largest, scariest haunted house the area has ever seen. The eerie attraction will be located at 5477 Skyland Boulevard East in Cottondale, right behind Taylor Electrical.
"People can expect to be really really scared," said Mark Bosch, a spokesperson for the event. "It'll be on the scale of some of the larger Birmingham haunted houses. There have been haunted houses in Tuscaloosa but nothing on this large of a scale. The goal was to get something local here, something that people will want to come back to every year."
The Horror opens October 1, and will operate the first two weekends in October on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7 p.m., then will also open Thursday nights starting October 14. The haunt will culminate in a final, especially scary night on Halloween, which falls on Sunday, October 31.
Tickets are on sale now.
This house is the latest in a long line of projects completed by a small, passionate group of horror fanatics in Alabama that specializes in constructing large haunted house experiences across the state.
Once people enter the haunted house, they'll spend roughly 20 minutes slowly creeping through nearly 40 rooms featuring unsettling scenes, claustrophobic corridors and sinister soundscapes, each designed to give folks a true scare.
Without ruining the surprises that await within, The Horror boasts a wide variety of sets and themes that span all genres of horror, all topped off with a sprawling cabin in the woods set that is best experienced for yourself.
Frights in the house can come from actors, props, sounds and even large animatronics, but don't be too afraid -- Bosch promised that no patrons will be touched as they traverse the house.
Bosch also said that The Horror set isn't something that will just go away on November 1. He said the walls of the structure are bolted into the floor, a kind of commitment that some iteration of the haunted house will be back next year.
"If people want to know how long it's going to be here... It's here," he said. "I don't know what we'll do with it each year. We might have something different, but the layout is here to stay."
Aside from the scares, patrons can also enjoy food and drinks and buy all sorts of merchandise after their spooky sojourn through the haunted house is over.
Kids ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult to go through the house, but Bosch said The Horror is still accessible for kids, while still being scary enough to unnerve adults.
The Horror is also still hiring people to work inside the attraction. More information can be found on their official website here.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, although quantity is limited. To buy tickets online, either visit The Horror's website or visit their Facebook page.
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