REVIEW: THE BACKWOODS MAZE

October 25, 2018

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REVIEW: THE BACKWOODS MAZE

The Gustafson family has been operating the Backwoods Maze (@thebackwoodsmaze) from their humble backyard in Burbank since 2003. This haunt takes place in a post-apocalyptic junkyard world in which strange hybrid creatures dwell and scare you any chance they get. Backwoods Maze looks like Space Quest mixed with Roger Rabbit in a cyberpunk universe. The sets and creatures are strange and unique, offering a surreal, sci-fi/horror experience which is more interactive than any other haunt we’ve been to.

The sets and props of Backwoods Maze are massive and individually crafted by the Gustafson family and their friends. Each detail, whether it belongs to a ten foot tall robot or a grumpy carrot from “Sewage Falls”, is individually sculpted and painted. The art direction is truly breathtaking as you make a seamless progression through swamps and ghost towns. Because this haunt stays up year round, the details of former years are never lost with the advent of each new Halloween season.

Backwoods Maze is community haunting at its finest. This legendary maze is built and operated by a very talented and dedicated family, who along with their neighbors and friends, offer everyone (regardless of income) a chance to experience the true spirit of Halloween.

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October 25, 2018

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