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Brookdale Haunted Theater

 
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Average Review
  (154 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, Theaters & Plays
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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.
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  • Email Verified Terrific Event

    I came with my family for the first time. I was extremely impressed by the work of these students. Parking was easy and plentiful as this is at a community college. I visited the tents before going inside. They had three games and some merch along with snacks. A lot of knick knacks. I was hoping for shot glasses, as I collect those for every place I visit. The apple cider I got was delicious. My wife got popcorn and loved that too. There were clowns outside but we didn't bother interacting with them. My son isn't a huge fan and neither is my daughter so we just avoided them. We absolutely loved the wild girl out front. My kids were terrified of her, but she turned out to be charming. At first there were immediate tears and we assumed that they would not want to walk through and we'd be out 40 bucks, but dog cone girl came right over and started talking to my kids and even gave my youngest a party hat. The tears turned to smiles and giggles. I'm impressed with how good she was with them. My youngest was a bit too scared to go through and not only did she help comfort her, but she boosted her confidence enough to get her in the haunted house. I did not expect that from a haunted house, as I was waiting for her to try to scare our kids more. She was creepy in her own right, but genuinely cared. We'd come back for her alone. My daughter talked about her the whole ride home. You can see the care she had for every customer and made each person feel special. My wife and I joked with her and she never missed a beat. Inside is the waiting area and there is trivia. there are seats so you're not standing. The trivia was cool. Our wait wasn't long. We got called to go about 10 minutes after our timed ticket, which is impressive compared to other haunted house wait times. Our tour was excellent. The experience lasted about a little less than 20 minutes which we didn't mind as we're close to home and could enjoy our night. We go to a lot of haunted trails in the woods that aren't really full of actors so this was a nice change of pace. There were a lot of actors in each space. The first guy we came across in the skeleton wall area got me good. I was very impressed by the attention to detail on the sets. Visually, the graveyard we went into was my favorite. They had a moving lady and a stained glass effect. There were some good pop outs in there. I was expecting plastic walls, not full sets. This was equal to a professional haunt and not something that is put up and taken down yearly in an actively used space. The tech was advanced for what I expected to see from community college students. Each room had a different theme. Our group was small, just my family and another couple which made it better for scares. My wife and I will be returning next year. We're hoping to make this a tradition for the kids now that they're old enough to enjoy haunted houses. If you're considering it, I recommend it. Support these college kids. They've turned classroom spaces into the equivalent of a real haunted house. It's better than most local hayrides and haunts and they don't charge you the 40 big ones that other haunts do.

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    Length of Event: 11-20 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted November 2023

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  • Email Verified My first haunted theater

    This was my first time going through a haunted theater or haunted anything for that matter, and it was definitely terrifying. The artistic design of the set was incredible and terrifying and very well done. There were some really crazy optical illusions and special effects with the artwork and the make up done on the actors was very realistic. They were plenty of jump scare opportunities, and I definitely jumped quite a bit.

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  • Email Verified Lived up to all the positive reviews!!

    I didn't know what to expect but this exceeded my expectations. First of all it's incredibly organized and the staff is incredibly helpful and you can tell they work hard. From the beginning and the way that they queue you into the theater, with some trivia to keep you occupied while you wait for your group. And it really wasn't a long wait at all. The scare actors were phenomenal. I was caught off guard MANY times. But that's the whole point right? So well done. The sets were so detailed and you can tell a ton of work went into this. It wasn't something that was just thrown together in a few weeks. DEFINITELY GOING BACK NEXT YEAR!! My daughter and I had a blast.

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  • Wow!

    This is the best haunt ever! So well done from the moment you walk in to the very last second. I can't wait until next year!!

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  • Email Verified Wow!

    This is the best haunt ever! So well done from the moment you walk in to the very last second. I can't wait until next year!!

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  • So much fun

    Went last night and had a blast. They spaced out our group so we weren’t herded in like sardines. The actors were top notch. I had maybe 12 genuine scares that made me jump. One of the best and creative haunted scares in the area.

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  • Awesome time

    Excellent horror maze & my first time!!!

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  • Must do

    My first time attending and the actors were amazing. The clowns outside went out of their way to truly interact with the guests and made the whole experience feel like I’ve attended before. The house was such a long experience and would definitely do it again.

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  • AWESOME FUN

    Great “scares”! Huge sets very detailed ! Will be back 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 2023

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  • Email Verified Very scary and very well done

    They did a wonderful job reflecting back on the last 20 years of Haunted Theater with some very committed performers

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  • Email Verified Good stuff

    Pretty scary. Lots of actors and good scares. Definitely would come back next year. Been a local for a long time and never heard of it but glad I saw this advertised on Facebook.

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    Length of Event: 21-30 minutes
    Time Visited: After 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Posted October 2023

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  • Email Verified Better every year

    We've been going for years. This year my kids wanted to bring a bunch of their friends so we had a bigger party than usual. They did a great job accommodating all of us and making sure everyone had a good time. Really enjoyed the tents, especially in the rain. The kids loved the games and the ice cream truck that was there. As far as the haunt goes. They did a fantastic job with it. One of our kids was too afraid to make it through, but the rest screamed the whole time. Lots of scares and extremely impressive for college students. Top highlights were the girl reading the rules. We love that she's still here after all these years. Despite looking horrific, she's so great with the kids and had us laughing our butts off before we were even in the door. The kids adore her. If that's the same girl every year, were impressed. I think she's been here as long as we've been going. We also loved thee corn room with the cloud sky. What a neat effect. The chainsaws were also a nice touch. The kids hated it. We loved it. It's worth checking out. The production value at this community College is higher than many haunts my family visits each year. And it's never the same. Highly recommend

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    Length of Event: 21-30 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted October 2023

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  • So much fun!!!!!

    We went Saturday night and it was incredible. The actors were so into their characters and definitely did their job at scaring me. The rooms were amazing. So much work must of went into planning it. So much detail. I can't wait to go back next year.

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    Posted October 2023

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