REVIEW: ROTTEN APPLE 907
For decades, Rotten Apple 907 has been one of the most inspired haunts in the SoCal area. Every season they completely change their theme, constantly evolving to the delight and surprise of their visitors.
Two months ago their storage flooded, destroying many of their flats. To make things worse, the presence of multiple bee hives caused even greater damage. The family tried to salvage as much as they could, and worked tirelessly to get their haunt open in time for Halloween season.
This year’s theme is "The Portal". Its tone is very dark, especially compared to the usually playful nature of their past haunts. In previous years we have seen themes ranging from cowboys to fairytales. This year, the maze is more bare bones, with a beautiful focus on dark characters, colors, and lighting. As you travel through the maze you will hear the haunting sound of bees buzzing through the walls. Within the rooms you will see shadowy witches and skeletal remains which startle you as they suddenly come to life. As expected, everything is very imaginative and executed with precision with timed electronics and original theatrics. Despite the unfortunate circumstances with their storage, the Rotten Apple family pulled together another spectacular and flawless haunt.
Rotten Apple 907 is in a league of its own, and "The Portal" shows that even in their darkest moments they can bring joy and wonder to people of all ages while raising money for charitable causes.
October 25, 2017