Massacre Mansion 2021 Haunted Attraction Review

Imagine a chance to enter a “funhouse” from a long-lost carnival or amusement park generations ago brought back to life and infused with some minor modern “haunt” tricks yet immersed in the spirit of classical haunted attraction fun. Massacre Mansion (Carbondale, PA) is a genuine throwback haunted park featuring Pumpkin’s Wrath, Massacre Mansion, and Harvest of Souls Haunted Hayride. Each is vintage in design, with Massacre Mansion’s “funhouse” itself being the “stand out” experience unlike ANY haunted attraction left in the country. Massacre Mansion (featuring three haunted attractions) is a “gem” for those seeking out an old-school classic haunted house that is a modern throwback to the 1970s-1980s. Over the past several years, what started as a small charity-based haunt has steadily grown into an innovative funhouse style attraction with two other draws, an authentic experience that is quite possibly one of the last of its style. While best described as a classical “throwback” haunt in nature, the design team has continuously yet cautiously upgraded the attraction to include modern scares that blend perfectly within the context of the classical nature of the haunt.

What can be improved are some slight modernizations that can help this business potentially grow and prosper. Massacre Mansion has a fantastic starting foundation in a new location, with enough space and room to build a seriously impressive, haunted attraction that can feature a funhouse that cannot be found at other attractions. With updated marketing, a website even and some modernizations to scare performances, Massacre Mansion can quickly catch fire and become a popular destination for those looking to enjoy the season as well as die-hard haunt fans. Furthermore, Massacre Mansion’s property hosts a “Christmas” light show adding another element of seasonal entertainment to this new location. At a brand-new area, offering three unique attractions, Massacre Mansion is a must-visit for those looking for something “different” in the industry and a classic seasonal experience.

Ongoing rehabilitation of this 1960’s style haunted attraction continues to stylistically add modern animatronics, special effects, and an intense soundtrack that defines each scene. The transition from a carnival-themed funhouse to classic horror movie-inspired scenes fits the attraction perfectly. Representations of horror icons from legendary films such as “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Hellraiser” add to the “fun” aspect of Massacre Mansion. Furthermore, Massacre Mansion pays tribute to Stephen King’s It,” in an authentic, disturbingly creepy manner.  Funhouse-inspired gimmicks such as walking through mini mazes, over “rats,” and sensory rooms creates a constant sense of anticipation. Within the attraction, a variety of “theatrical” scenes also take place such as a creepy visit with “Krampus,” emphasize the diversity displayed within this attraction.

Perhaps no other attraction has done more with less in terms of building a custom-built experience like this attraction as one can feel the passion for haunting around every corner. Custom-built corridors, an impressive maze-like design that hides scare actors, and shockingly effective special effects and soundtrack make this attraction a truly special place.

The vintage design coupled with modern scare tactics creates an experience that must be witnessed to appreciate. Fans searching for haunts of generations past will appreciate the style and approach to scaring. As this attraction continues to evolve in its new location we implore you to visit, experience a unique haunt unlike any other and support the work of an attraction that continues to improve each season while respecting the history and style of its one-of-a-kind attractions!