Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What To Do On Halloween 2006 In Utah

I'd been seeing advertisments around for a place called Rocky Point these last few weeks. Wasn't sure what it was. Turns out it was a haunted house, and this happened to be its final year. But to say this place is a haunted house is like saying the Titanic was a boat. We waited in line outside a huge warehouse with very creepy posters, and when an actor in dead guy makeup wandered through the line to mess with us, I actually thought he was a dead guy... the makeup was that good. Inside, the place was incredibly decorated, like theater set decorated. It was divided into several sections, to include graveyard, movie monsters, pirates, and the circus. Yes the circus. The graveyard section was of note because when dead people came up from behind tombstones, Thriller began to play, and they broke out into the original choreography from the video. What was neat about the movie monster section was not so much the monsters as the sets. Hellraiser, Halloween, Scream, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre... I have seen all these movies, and the sets were detail-perfect. I felt like I was in the movies. And the Frankenstein part had a big lightning machine that made real six-foot lightning. You don't see that every Halloween. Before the circus section, creepy clowns handed out 3D glasses that made everything red seemingly stick out two feet. Combine that with tilted floors, black lights, a spinning tunnel that makes you fall over even though the floor you're on isn't moving, and you have one wacky time. One room had black walls with colored spots, and people with black and colored spot bodysuits hiding in plain sight against the walls. Very scary effect.
The whole rest of the night, I was waiting for things to jump out at me.


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