Van Helsing’s Haunted House of Wax
The House of Wax will appeal to every haunt lover in your group: detail, detail, detail, and some wonderful new content.
Overall Score: TBD
Special Effects: 9.53
Sound Efects 9.5
Visual Effects ( overall presentation ) 9.6
- Fright 9.2
For those of you that have never been out to Van Helsing’s House of Wax, my only question is: WHY NOT?? For those of you that think the house of Wax is gonna be same ol, same ol: you’re “dead” wrong. This year’s incarnation of Van Helsing’s House of Wax is longer, better, and (if you can believe it) more detailed.
The House of Wax is a perfect blend of throwback and innovation. For the experienced haunt goer (yes, that means OLD) it’s a can’t miss. Every decade of every genre is included here, from The Wolfman, to Michael Meyers and beyond. But it isn’t one of those lame houses that just does a “Poltergeist” room or some such, just for the sake of covering a given horror flick. This haunt flows beautifully,and does not at any point take on a forced feel, or fit. At the House of Wax, you’ll find everythng from hard, pulsating modern rock, to an original Verdun Manor prop.
One of the really cool things about House of Wax, is that not only is it detail driven, but a lot of these props are original one of a kind, handmade props. You can see the artist’s absolute passion and love for his craft in each and every one. These aren’t cheap, mass produced junk pieces either. When I say one of a kind productions, I mean that in the truest of senses. The guy has some talent for this sort of thing!
The Yeti room was very cool……the snowflakes were a GREAT added dimension to it. There are so many little things in this haunt, it’s hard to keep track. The embalming machine is GENIUS. You might think, an embalming machine, big friggin deal. Who goes out of their way to score a REAL embalming machine these days? That’s passion, and a total commitment to detail.
Of course, my always favorite prop is the cloaked hanging guy. Seen it more than a few times, but it never ceases to disturb me on so many levels. There are more twists and add-ons to this always evolving haunt, but I won’t spoil ALL the surprises for you. The best addition, however is the end. Instead of the typical chainsaw chase, you get to visit “Heavy Metal Madness.” Dark room. Smoke. Lots of LOUD rock. Two huge thumbs up for this addition. It’s something you’ll have to visit to experience.
Van Helsing’s Haunted House of Wax
For thousands of years, the Vanhelsing family has been an ever vigillant guardian for humanity against evil. Most are familiar with the tales of the legendary battles between Vanhelsing and the Romanian Blood Count, Count Dracula, but that’s only just the beginning. It is told that Vanhelsing, as well as his entire family’s bloodline were cursed with immortality and super human strength to help aid them in their on going battles against the ever growing threats of evil. Through out history, Vanhelsing has tirelessly roamed the earth hunting the most vile and hideous monsters and madmen. Vanhelsing thought The best way to hide something was to display it in plain sight. What better way to hide and warehouse evil than to publicly display it? Disguised as elaborate wax figures, Vanhelsing’s collection of frozen madmen and their belongings were put on permanent display in Vanhelsing’s House Of Wax. Using modern science and age old, long forgotten druidic spells and rituals of protection, Vanhelsing had managed to imprison the evil forever, frozen in suspended animation. Now after 200 years, amazing paranoral activity has plagued the House of Wax. It appears as if a crack in the protection spell has occured. The supposed wax figures, now housed in displays containing powerful personal artifacts, have begun to return to life. The order of Zule has been blamed for this disturbance in the balance of good and evil. Vanhelsing has worked day and night to counter the evil that now veils his museum prison. In one final effort to entomb his collection of evil, the museum was boarded up and forgotten. This October for a limited time Vanhelsing’s Haunted House of Wax will reopen to the public. Wander the Halls of this once elegant Wax museum presumed to be haunted. Enter if you dare Count Dracula’s lair, Dr. Frankensteins lab, Leatherface’s kitchen and many many more scenes of horror. You must decide for yourself this Halloween, in your quest to survive… Are they real or are they just wax???
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