I have a confession, I have never been to a haunted house…before yesterday.
I love all things creepy – scary movies, creepy decor, good ghost stories – but I’ve never ventured into a haunted house. I think it’s be due to two factors – A.) Cost – I have trouble forking over a hefty ticket price for a physical experience. B.) I don’t like to touched by strangers. I’m all huggy with people I know, but strangers touching me freaks me out.
Despite my fear of ticket prices and wandering hands, I vowed to check off this life to-do at the Original Hollywood Horror House in Snow Camp, NC. A horror house that boasts to be the largest in NC and the only one produced by actual Hollywood make-up artists, it was a good place to end my haunted house virginity.
Seriously out in the boonies of North Carolina is checks off all my scary movie do nots:
- Dark country roads
- Serious stretches without houses or civilization
- Minimal cell coverage
- Dense forest
- General if you died it would take a while for people to find your body
We gathered up some friends and headed out. The show did not disappoint. It was so scary. Seriously, my stomach muscles were tired and tight after the twisty path through the house. I screamed, I laughed, I tried to make myself as small as possible as not to draw attention of the monsters. Well that didn’t work. I was targeted in every room because I’d scream, cower and shut my eyes to keep all the terrors out. It was SO MUCH fun.
One down side is that we stood in line for 3 hours! That was a really, really long time. We arrived at 9 and didn’t leave until 12:30 (that means we actually entered the house right at midnight = AWeSOME!)
I’m not going to tell you any more – you just have to experience it yourself. Happy wanderings!
Distance from Raleigh: 63 miles ’round about 1 hour and 15 minutes – See the map
Tickets: $20 each – available online or at the door (when you get them at the door you get a cool token used for admission)
Wander Well Tips:
- Fill up your gas tank – it’s a haul along pitch black country roads
- Take a good map – we got a little off track and we didn’t have cell reception for a while – FREAKY!
- Be prepared for the line – wear comfortable shoes – it’s worth the wait!