For someone who's absolutely afraid of haunted houses, I don't know what came over me to organize a trip to Screemers with a few friends from work. There were six attractions in all including: The Haunted House, The Castle Of Doom, The Black Hole, The Maniac Maze, The Asylum, and Terror In 3-D. I get scared extrememly easily and I'm no fan of walking in the dark. As you can imagine, walking through haunted houses is not my idea of fun. Fortunately, I had a few "human shields" with me in the form of CC, CW, DL...as for WS, DN, and WS's friend A, well not so much. With WS prompting the ghouls and wandering blood-soaked mutilated beings with encouragements of "get her!" "Good work!", I just wanted to smack him.
We went into the Asylum first and as soon as CC, CW, and I went in, they closed the door behind us. It didn't take long before I freaked out and screamed at the top of lungs. It was loud enough that even the guys could hear me outside! I thought that some of the rooms with cut up bodies would be cheesy but most turned out quite scary. The hanging severed heads and dangling dead bodies wrapped with plastic were particularly hair-raising. Even though I know very well that they're fake, the settings do play up against some of my fears and messed with my imagination. In the Blackhole, we felt our ways around in total darkness but there were creatures hiding in places and jumped out to say random "scary" words at us. It was hilarious when one of them hissed "cybersex!" and WS replied with "that would be nice". So obviously, some words don't quite illicit as much fear as others. Of the six attractions, the only downer was the Terror in 3-D and Maniac Maze.
All in all, it was a fun evening and I lost my voice at the end of the night. Thanks guys! I'll try harder to convince more girls to come if we ever go again.