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1999 Northwest Haunted House Guide

Explanation of ratings

PORTLAND, OR
DATE/TIME - ALL DATES AND TIMES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY PHONE BUT ARE NOT GUARANTEEDRATINGS
NAMEADDRESSCITYCONTACT19981999COMMENTS
Carnage Center Haunted Housecorner of 7th and John AdamsOregon City503-557-0991
Haunted Graveyard1120 SW 160th & BaselineBeaverton503-641-496477Good actor interaction
Albany Jaycees Halloween HayrideMonteith House, 518 2nd Ave SWAlbany541-928-0911
Warpaint Haunted House3046 Portland Rd NESalem503-585-9477
Haunted SubmarineOMSI, 1945 SE WaterPortland503-797-4000
Nightmare Factory999 Locust St NESalem503-378-3825
Terror on 52nd StOur Lady of Sorrows 5239 SE WoodstockPortland503-771-35926
Terrorville Haunted House30399 S Grays Hill RdColton800-795-95715
Institute of TerrorPortland MeadowsPortland503-937-44137Some good surprises
Hoffman's Haunted Barn6815 S Knightsbridge RdCanby503-266-217756
Metzger Haunted Cemetery9425 SW 82nd AveTigard7Amazing automated displays
Castle TerrorRikz Farm, I205 exit 12a, @ hwy 212 & 224Portland503-932-99993
Terrorvisiontop of Smart Park, 4th & YamhillPortland503-295-858763Looked whipped together last minutes with things not working
Gresham High School Stage FrightGresham High School, 1200 N. Main Ave.Gresham503-674-55002
Cedar Hills Haunted HouseCedar Hills Shopping CenterPortlandunknown2Not scary or funny. More for small kids

EXPLANATION OF RATINGS
10Great5Fair/Average
9Very Good4Below Average
8Good3Kinda Weak
7Pretty Good2Weak
6Above Average1Gawdawful
Ratings range from 1 to 10, 10 being best. You will notice virtually no haunted houses at the top of the ratings. This is because I have been to some great haunted houses, and most of the ones out here just don't compare. A "10" would be the Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory in Akron, OH. It will take you 1.5 hours to walk through both haunted houses, each taking up 4 floors of an old school building. The property is used solely for the haunted house, which they work on all year to prepare for Halloween. We have nothing that even comes close to this house.

What makes a haunted house good or bad? Here are a few things:
GOODBAD
Good acting with real characters that don't just jump out and scream.10 year olds in Freddy Kruger masks going "AHHHH!"
Cool electrical and lighting effects.Oh boy, a strobe!
Convincing gore.A bottle of ketchup and some rubber limbs.
Cool mechanical effects and surprises.A guy shaking a can of beans.

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