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Brookdale Haunted Theater

 
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Average Review
  (59 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
Adult tour - 10+ / Kids tour - 2-10yrs
Organization Type
Commercial / For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails / Spook Walks, Theaters & Plays, Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly)
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Wheelchair Accessible, Snacks & Refreshments, Indoor Event(s), Covered Wait Area, Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Are you brave enough to take on the demented imaginations of our student’s minds? Designed, built and run by past and present students. This tormented trip through body parts, evil creatures and more will redefine “stage fright"...FOREVER!!!

Enter the doors of the Performing Arts Center if you dare! Our entire theater will once again be converted into a crazy labyrinth or horror. Although the haunt takes place in a theater, this is not a show where you sit and watch the stage. This is a 15-20 minute walking tour throughout the entire facility with frights and terror around every corner. Email Haunt Owner
2018 Schedule
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Hours of Operation: Haunted Theater: The Aftermath
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 from 7-10:30pm
October 14, 21, 28 from 7-9:30pm
Child friendly tours
October 20, 21, 27, 28 from 2-4pm

Admission Costs: Night Time Tours: $15
Child Friendly Tours: $5

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Other - Call or Visit Website

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Event last updated 72 days ago. Please confirm dates on haunt website before you go.
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  • Creative but lacking the scares I wanted

    If there's one major glaring flaw with this haunt (something I've noticed with a LOT of haunted attractions) is that there is almost zero atmosphere. When you have loud, thumping techno and/or rock music, and people scream at you every ten seconds, it's frankly impossible to build any sort of tension or dread. I was not scared walking through the Haunted theater maze. I was startled, and that's fun in its own right, but I think in order to really be SCARY, these attractions need to learn to adopt a less is more approach. If you cut down on the number of jumpscares and make it QUIET (either totally silent or play more fitting, ambient/atmospheric music), the experience of walking through will be scary not only for those who are already scared to BE THERE, but for everyone, and the jumpscares will be more effective too for their restraint. Another thing I experienced was that a lot of the characters were very angry/shouty, which to my taste anyway is not something I find all that scary, or at least creepy. I just find it hard to take these characters seriously when they're either growling at you or staring and giggling. When in doubt, make it weird. Just some more unusual behaviors I think would make for some more intimidating specters. Someone yelling and posturing at me just feels like some drunk, rowdy guy at a bar. Maybe scary on some level, but not really Halloween scary. Or even, consider this: in horror movies, the monster you DON'T see is often scarier than the one you do, so maybe an ideal haunt would have creatures that avoided being seen, OR, in keeping with my previous comments, just have much fewer actors. Imagine a haunt with ONE singular monster that stalked you throughout the experience, giving only just the slightest, noticeable hints that it was there but staying just out of view...now that sounds terrifying. The thing is that for the people who are afraid of being scared and go to these places anyway, you could do pretty much anything and they'll be scared--but for those who WANT to be scared, stuff like this doesn't really cut it, at least in my experience. For all of that said however, while I wasn't scared I still had a lot of fun, thanks to the hard working, really creative team behind the haunted theater. In addition to the more generic rooms in the maze there were some really creative, abstract ones that were quite memorable (like a trippy zebra patterned one or one filled with comic book pop art), and the actors were all professional and you could tell they got really into their roles. Furthermore everyone working there was really nice, and the people I talked to that helped me set up a way to go through with my walker were fantastic and I'm really grateful to them for doing so. If you're disabled and you think you won't be able to attend this event, give the box office a call--they'll treat you well. =)

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    Length of Event: 11-20 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: No
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
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  • really cool

    I went with a group of friends and it was so awesome! one of my friends was too scared to go in and she said that they were really great to her while she waited to go in. She said they kept her entertained and included while she was in the lobby waiting for us. not a lot of haunted houses will do that. The girl out front with the cone was really funny! My other friends and I loved it! 2 of my friends cried! The chainsaws were the best part! I also really liked the person in the chair! that got me! One of the best haunts in NJ. If you have not been, you should definitely check it out.

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  • Email Verified empty rooms

    the attraction goes on and on and never seems to end, it sometimes leads to empty rooms which you think are dead ends, but they are not you have to find the door out. it was worth every penny, the 3 D part was especially scary and right in front of your face

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  • Email Verified BEST HAUNTED HOUSE EVER!!!!!

    I've gone to Haunted Theater 3 years in a row and every year they keep outdoing themselves!! The sets and costumes keep evolving and growing each year, so you really have to get your tickets to see for yourself!! I can't imagine what they're going to do next year, but I can guarantee it will be EPIC!! This is by far, the BEST Haunted House I've ever been too and I will continue to go to every year!!

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    Length of Event: 21-30 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted October 2018

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  • Great time

    awesome

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  • It was amazing!

    I was so impressed with the amount of work & time that must have gone into creating this amazing haunted theater experience. Each area had a different theme and each one was so uniquely creative with so many realistic details to make it super scary. The actors were amazing & the entire experience from beginning to the end could not have been better. I had just been through all 6 mazes at at Six Flags & I think Brookdale’s mazes were so much better. I will definitely go back again next year and recommend it to friends. Kudos to the entire creative theater arts team at Brookdale. Awesome job! ????

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  • Email Verified Highly recommend

    I’ve been coming to Haunted Theater for about three years and I always have a good time. Each year it the theme gets more interesting and scary. I loved the theme this year and everyone needs to go.

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  • Scariest

    We go every year, it was the scariest year ever! Some Really original scares and some great classics! Highly recommed!

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Scary

    It was so scary my girlfriend peed herself!

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  • Email Verified Fun and Scary, all at the same time!

    This was the fourth year we've gone to Haunted Theater. We had a group of 10 this year because every year more friends want to join us! The displays and theme change from year to year, so we never know what surprises await us!

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  • Scary stuff

    I'm a giant chicken and was dragged through. The actors did a great job and the effects were really cool. I also hate chainsaws. thanks.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified As always,the best!

    Really scary,organized and fully staffed by volunteers.

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  • Best Scare Around

    The jump scares, suspense and attention to detail is amazing . Loved every scary minute of it ( well the parts I kept my eyes open) lol

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Brookdale Haunted Theater

    This is my second year visiting this attraction. Well worth it. Such a great mix of people. So many twists and turns and the short wait to enter is even spooky and fun. Looking forward to next year.

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  • it was very scary!

    professionally done! keep it up!

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified It was amazing!

    My husband and I went here for a date night and loved it! It was well worth the money and you could tell it was popular with how many people were waiting to go through. It was a lot of fun and really creepy! Will definitely go again next year!

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    Length of Event: 31-45 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Horror at its Best

    I thought my wife was going to crush my hand holding it so tight. Special effects outstanding.

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  • very scary!

    one of the best haunted houses I've been too. way more scary than i expected. the rooms are amazingly decorated and the actors are very convincing.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Great time

    Great time very well done

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  • Awesome!

    Outstanding!

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