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2017 Reviews and Articles

 

"Be Very Afraid, Very Afraid: Uncertainty, Fear, and Pure Terror"
Opening Night Review by Nancy Burban

"Adventure is defined by uncertain outcome, and uncertainty drives full engagement. There was full engagement and long lines last night at the opening night of Fright Haven in Stratford. It was a horror adventure that no one should attend alone (trust me on that one). I've been to over 30 haunted houses over the years, and I'm from New York city which specializes in these haunted adventures. When I attended last night's event with my friends, I was pleasantly and terrifyingly surprised. There's over 20,000 feet of all sorts of horror & terror. I won't give too many secrets away but being put into a bloody refrigerator and not knowing where that led to gave me chills. Well, okay, one more: walking the plank. You'll know what I mean when you encounter it. And the clowns! Scariest that I have even seen - and they are everywhere.
There are three elements that comprise a really good haunted house: anticipation, fear and uncertainty. Fright Haven, has all three. When you leave, you realize that it was all actors and illusions, but while you're inside - you're not so certain. Sort of like an episode of the old Twilight Zone with American Horror Show thrown in. Is it real or not?
Fright Haven is worth every penny and more. We left sweaty and shaken after this "adventure" - and we're adults! Give yourself and a loved one the gift of terror this Halloween season."

 

2016 Reviews and Articles

"...This was hands-down the creepiest, most bizarre place I've ever been. If you're looking for a scare... Fright Haven will not disappoint. "Ryan Kristafer, WTNH News 8 - Cruisin' Connecticut Visits Fright Haven

Resurrected From The Dead: 20,000 Feet Of Horrors At Fright Haven - Hartford Courant

Fright Haven to offer spine-tingling scares - Connecticut Post

Fright Haven Review: The Scare Factor

Daily Nutmeg : Scare Tactics

Final 'Lights On' Kid-Friendly Family Fun Day Announced at Fright Haven - Stratford, CT Patch

 

Here is what newspapers and reviewers say about Fright Haven:

 

"...the best haunted house in the state!!!"

"...ruthlessly it exploits common phobias like clowns, dolls and the dark."

"The Carnival of Evil" is a highly disorienting maze painted with neon paint that reacts to blacklights (the only light around) and 3-D glasses; it's like being inside one of those fuzzy '70s-styled Insane Clown Posse posters.

"(It) is, according to its story, inhabited by the evil clowns left bitter and jobless by the closing of the Savin Rock Amusement Park."

"Frightmare Institute," preys on people who can't sleep without night lights. Fumble around in complete darkness, while people jump out and scare the crap out of you when you least expect it."

"The story behind "Dead End Manor," the final and most elaborate element of Fright Haven, concerns a vampire and former Dudleytown resident who invites all the adults in the neighborhood to a party at his house, from which no one returns. The walls are scummy, deteriorating, and covered in blood, and as you walk through a kitchen, living room and bedroom, Dead End Manor is where you really forget you're in an old store next to the highway."

"This is the best haunted house, make that three haunted houses! Check it out! "