And with this, my haunted house videos for 2023 are done. For now. There may be another one focusing on the Krampus event coming up on December 2nd, and maybe something about the horror-themed speakeasy, The Haunt, opening up later this month as well. But until then, this is it…
On Halloween night we visited Slaughterhouse and finally got to see it at its current location. I’d seen it at three different spots over the year, so I think the only one I missed was the very first year in 2010 when it was “Big Al’s Slaughterhouse.”
I will have a whole recap of the attraction, but for now, here’s Lefty…
Ever wonder just what a “haunted car wash” is? So did we, so we visited Tommy’s Express Tunnel of Terror last week and found out. This video is mostly raw footage of what they were doing outside the car wash, and then a few snippets of things they had inside. It was mostly lots of clowns with knives messing with people in their car 😉 FUN! And my car now shiny again.
Since 2001, the Selbys have been decorating their Des Moines house. Over the years, it has gotten famous (with TV news coverage) for themes such as Harry Potter and, this year, Mono-Chromatic Madness.
On Saturday, October 28th, Iowa Silent Disco took over space at The White Rabbit VR Arcade for a Halloween Silent Disco.
This was a very fun report. Good job.
While in Ames this morning, we stopped by No Escape Iowa. This locally owned escape room has one called “Ghostly Figures” that is supposed to be pretty creepy and, somehow, feature a few jump scares. We can’t wait to try it. But we have to. It’s been booked full the last two times we happened to end up in Ames 😉
Earlier this afternoon we swung through downtown Des Moines to speak with Ian Miller about The Slaughterhouse. I had not seen the place since it moved to this new Locust Street location, and I was blown away. I had assumed they were still the “pig rendering factory” I had seen in past visits, but this is an all-new experience. It was not at all what I was expecting, and I can’t wait to see it with the lights off. Or themed lights on. Whatever. Here’s the video.
Last night, we stopped by Tormented Souls Haunt and Scream Park. The vibe was very fun. We spent a few minutes talking to Auntie Mayhem.
Just a short drive from Des Moines is Bouton, Iowa where an old church building has been turned in to a haunted house. It is only $5, and more than worth it. The funds go to the firefighters there (who also operate this haunted house). The haunt has all kinds of stuff in it — dark twisty hallways, creepy folks waiting for you in corners, clowns, unexpected blasts of air … it was a great time.