REVIEW: REIGN OF TERROR
October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016
Our review of this years Reign Of Terror:
Deep in a Thousand Oaks shopping mall behind the Stone Cold Creamery and Subway, underneath the blinding white lights of the plaza, lies a very unassuming haunted maze aptly titled “Reign Of Terror”. This maze began 16 years ago as a legit back yard attraction that exploded so quickly with popularity that the mayor himself helped them relocate to their modern home inside the Janss shopping plaza.
The maze begins in what has to be one of the most impressive queues of all time. There are tons of classic references - hitchhiking ghosts, haunted bars, and creepy old men. There is even a running water mill! During the wait the mechanics are timed to happen less often than not, including lightning. The sparseness of these tricks are done with such great respect for the audience because the timing is executed in a manner which is more special than predicable.
Reign of Terror adds a tremendous set of rooms every year and 2016 is no exception. They now have an impressive set of 95 rooms (adding 13 since last year). The attention to detail is breathtaking as everything from the set design to the mechanics to the use of fog is so realistic that you truly become immersed. The passion behind this is apparent as this feels as close as you can get to a DIY maze rivaling some of the best attractions at Disneyland.
Reign Of Terror doesn’t overuse scares or their characters - which is a definite advantage for this experience as it maintains a very healthy balance. Additionally, they have the forethought to keep your group in one piece throughout the maze. During multiple points the actors reunite everyone in your group in order to maintain how personal this experience is. I love this so much because the amount of thought and care is made so evident.
In conclusion there are no complaints for this year’s Reign Of Terror. This is a MUST DO classic for any haunt fan this season!
What did you think of it?
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