Sunday, October 9, 2011

Factory of Terror (again!)

Well, well, well, it's that time of year again! October. That means we have begun our visits to local haunted houses. Like every year, we started off with Factory of Terror in Fall, River, MA. We chose Factory of Terror as our first destination of the year because we've been three times before and it never fails to disappoint. (Check out last year's Factory of Terror post here!)

Being our first jump back into the world of haunted houses, we were more than willing to be scared, scream loudly, and jump out of the way. Although we obviously knew what to expect, being the haunted house aficionados that we are, we were, as usual, surprised by some of the new additions and changes made to the Factory of Terror. There is always a long line that stretches next to the foreboding building, along with creepy people who try to scare you while you wait. This time, however, we also got a free picture!:

As is our custom, we are not going to tell you anything about the inside of the attraction, or what you can expect to see. However, we will say that there is a large 3D section that provides some fun along with the typical haunted house fare. Last year, we had a WONDERFUL experience at the Factory of Terror due to one of its attractions that really messed with our minds and threw us all off guard due to the complete darkness, chainsaws, and lack of direction. It was new and interesting and something that we had never seen at a haunted house before or since. This year, they got rid of this particular attraction!! We understand the need to switch things up from year to year to keep it fresh and to keep people coming back for more but we would have loved to see them resurrect that attraction and try to incorporate it back into the Factory.

All in all, the Factory of Terror is a great haunted house and worth the $20. We were lucky to go on a relatively cool (not cold) night, but we recommend dressing warmly because you will be outside for awhile - every time we've gone there has been a pretty long line and wait time. The people behind Factory of Terror know what they're doing when it comes to haunted houses and are definitely doing something right - they always attract a big crowd and we can see why. (We also loved the haunted skeleton band!)

As usual, once we visit all the haunted houses this October, we will pick our favorite of the year and see if it can be beat next year! Last year, we chose Barrett's Haunted Mansion as our favorite - we'll see if it can defend it's title this year!