The creators of the three most extreme haunted houses in America were interviewed by Rick West (Theme Park Adventure) for “Extreme Mazes: Pushing the Limits of Terror” at the 2013 ScareLA Haunt Convention. Watch and enjoy the evil genius of JT Mollner (Freakling Brothers), Russ McKamey (McKamey Manor), and Josh Randall (Blackout).
A pedophile priest has asked me to sign a waiver and a fire-breathing clown has bitten my ear. ‘S’ & I are waiting to enter “Gates of Hell,” the R-rated Freakling Bros. attraction and we can already tell that this is going to be one hell of a good time.
Freakling Bros.’ Trilogy of Terror looks like a small carnival in a shopping center parking lot. You’d never guess that a semi-circle of trailer haunts would house such brilliant and horrifying immersive theatre. “Circus of Horrors” and “Castle Vampyre” are thematically detailed, interactive and full of creative startle scares. They are excellent one-of-a kind haunted houses, but the R-rated “Gates of Hell” is where Freakling Bros. really shows off. The excess and shock value of Vegas is channeled into an extreme haunt that can not only touch you, but lift you right off your feet. “Gates of Hell” utilizes intense physical contact, professional wrestlers and the legal amount of electricity that can be used for entertainment purposes. It is deliciously intense and well worth a trip across the country.
Is It Scary?
According to their Official Facebook Page: “We have the most intense haunts in town!”
The Raven & Black Cat says: Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror is the most intense and terrifying haunt in Las Vegas.
What We Loved
Freakling Bros. has mastered the art of theatrical illusion and they pair it with over the top interactive concepts that are terrifying and fun all at once. We loved struggling to escape the room filled with large rubber balls, surviving the firing squad, and swinging on a rope over a very convincing bottomless pit. The detail is impeccable. Each room contains an unsuspecting surprise and they take great care to make you feel very safe right before they pull the rug out from under you. Inside “Gates of Hell,” I watched a camouflaged attacker appear out of nowhere, grab ‘S’ by the foot, then knock her down and drag her away down a long hallway. Easily one of the most frightening visuals I have ever experienced inside a haunted house.
What Could be Better
When we visited there was a flirty (ear biting) fire-breathing clown entertaining guests waiting in line. (Scorch The Clown) The spacing in between groups is near perfection, but it means that lines can be a bit lengthy. A timed ticketing system would cut wait time significantly and open up potential for additional entertainment like creepy games and performances.
Freakling Bros. has been terrifying Las Vegas for more than 30 years. The ‘Trilogy of Terror’ is a must-see for horror enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, and anyone who’s never before been scared by a haunted house.
Freakling Bros. 2012 Season
September 28 – October 31
Circus of Horrors: $12.00 | Castle Vampyre: $12.00 | Gates of Hell : $15.00
Freak Pass (All 3): $30.00 | All Night Pass (Unlimited Trips Through All 3): $40.00
Add On: T-Shirt VIP Line Pass (Good All Season): $10.00
Circus of Horrors &Castle Vampyre: No one under 7 years old admitted.
Gates of Hell : Must be at least 17 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Few things divide haunted house fans like whether or not they want to be touched by the horrifying characters lurking within. Here is our list of haunts that push the limit by invading your personal space and literally wrap their icy fingers around you.
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HAUNTED HOUSES THAT TOUCH YOU
Our list ranges in intensity from the most extreme (haunts that grab you violently, lift you off your feet, grab you by the throat, have sexual undertones or touch you with electricity, ect.) to a subtle and spookier use of an unexpected soft touch or touch with an object.