Howl-O-Scream is bloody relentless with scares


Seniors Stefanie Englerth, Daniel Roberts, Edgar Filipinas, and junior Sarah Chesser enjoy the night filled with scary human beings and strange haunted houses. (Photo: Supplied)

Boo! From thrilling rides to haunted houses, nothing but scary music and screams filled the air at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream.

“I was so scared; I was screaming the entire time, but I had a great time,” said junior Dani Acree.

At Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream, there are many attractions to see. There were haunted houses, scary mazes, shows, and nightclubs.

This year there are seven haunted houses. The Circus of Superstition, Blood Asylum, Nevermore, Zombie Mortuary, Ultimate Gamble: Condemned, and Nightshade Toy Factory: Mutation, Alone. All the houses are filled with strange and morbid decorations and the occasional dressed up person.

All your life you have been taught to avoid cracks on the sidewalk, black cats, and going under ladders. In “The Circus of Superstition,” all those years of bad luck have caught up to you, and you have to go to through 13 Superstitions in a 3-D tent.

“It was super scary, but a lot of fun. I tried my hardest not to pee my pants, but around every turn I got caught off guard,” said junior Chloe Kauffman.

Blood Asylum is a haunted house when “The Creature” broke out of its holding cell and turns the mental institute into a torture chamber.

“I really enjoyed it; there was something around every single corner. I couldn’t escape it,” said sophomore Ashlee Breedlove.

Another haunted house called “Nevermore” was one of the scariest houses in Howl-O-Scream. A creepy place of beating hearts and swinging pendulums, based on Edgar Allan Poe stories.

One of the shows at Howl-O-Scream was called “Fiends.” These captivating creatures of the night make a “killer” dance party, until the nurses start operating.

A scare zone is another attraction at Howl-O-Scream; the scare zone is called “Faded Memories.” Thirteen years of horror- filled memories come back to life as characters to scare and manipulate your mind.

Howl-O-Scream is open until Halloween, Oct.31, 2012.