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Hangman’s House of Horrors – Hangman’s reveals variety of scares

Hangman’s  House of Horrors - Hangman’s reveals variety of scares
A grumpy janitor spooks a child who wants to sweep the ground.
A grumpy janitor spooks a child who wants to sweep the ground.

By Ashley Wood/south news editor

Reopened in a different location, Hangman’s House of Horrors shows it can terrify and frighten in a new home.

The setup at 4400 Blue Mound Road off Interstate 820 in northwest Fort Worth includes a 3-D Wonderland House, Outbreak zombie building and the main terror attraction.

Not meant to be a fright, Wonderland House is more family-friendly with beautiful colors and imagination put into the rooms. The queen will make visitors earn their way out of her lair, so visitors beware.

The Outbreak is a quarantine area of zombies. Although it is creepy, the terrifying factor isn’t a 10. Makeup and wardrobe do make these zombies unique from most other zombie-haunted attractions.

The main attraction takes approximately 25 minutes to navigate and is filled with chilling and scary scenes differing from room to room.

The actors are all unscripted and aren’t afraid to talk to people passing through their space.

Although no one will touch visitors, they take pride and fun in getting into one’s personal space.

Besides the terrifying attractions, Hangman’s hosts live music, food and festivities every night it is open.

With tickets ranging from $25-$35, depending if one gets a fast pass to the front of the line, visitors will get their money’s worth.

The net proceeds from Hangman’s will be equally divided between five charities: SafeHaven, Victory Therapy Center, Cenikor, A Wish with Wings and American Cancer Society.

Hangman’s volunteer Fred Patterson, who plays Pa McDagen, said the reason for the move from the original location was the inability to renew the lease and Hangman’s producer deciding to retire.

“All of a sudden, it was ‘Oh, we got this new place,’ so we started moving and then moving more,” he said.

The moving process began in March, Patterson said.

“The potential we have here — we’re not hindered in a confined space like we were back in the old place,” he said. “All these buildings are accessible. Our potential to expand is going to be enormous.”

Patterson said while they were setting up the new sights, doors kept slamming shut and whispers could be heard in the buildings, giving this location an extra factor for creepiness.

For more information, visit www.hangmans.com for dates and times.

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