Find Out What Scares are in Store for the 2016 Halloween Season at Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze!
September 6, 2016 By Haunt News & Press Releases
Photo by: Slaughterhouse Adventure Facebook
MichiganHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Ken Evans of Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze, to discuss what's new at Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze for the 2016 Halloween Season! Located in Fowlerville, this haunted attractions offers the "Trifecta of Fear," three terrifying attractions all in one location.
Enter into Jigsaw's Escape Room, an all new adventure for thrill-seeking visitors to take on, along with Slaughterhouse's additional haunted attractions - the Purge Master Maze, Slaughter House of Purge and Blood Bath & Beyond Hayride! With various attractions, Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze is sure to deliver endless amounts of fun this Halloween Season!
What's new at Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze for 2016? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?
This year we changed 70% of the rooms in the haunted house and even added 2 new rooms. We are making it scarier this season. Big news we built an ESCAPE ROOM ! Hugely popular in Europe we have the only 3-room escape room based on the movie series the Saw. Use your wit and cunning to try to escape and win prizes. This is one of a kind!
What are you most excited about for the 2016 Halloween Season?
We are excited about several things. 1) we have new makeup artists 2) we have tons of new scares 3) Jig SAWS Escape Room is very cool. 4) we love this years theme The Purge Election Year.
What differentiates Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze from other local haunts in Michigan?
The house is based on acting and Chris Angel mind freak stunts. We have absolutely one of a kind scares in the purging field and hay ride. We have something for everyone. Those who want to be freaked out all the way... To just walking thru a 26 acre corn maze and relaxing by the bonfire. Plus the Escape Room is very entertaining. Plus we are the best bang for your buck price wise.
How long has Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze's history?
This is our 14th season. We started out with just 2 stripped down house trailers. Later we added a third and added a haunted maze. We then bought a 100 year old barn and moved the house indoors. We figured we had 3 venues why not add a 4th. Thus was born the haunted hay ride. This year we added our 5th event with the introduction of our one of a kind Escape Room.
What's your favorite experience since opening Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze?
It has to be the actors. Most come with no experience. After acting a couple years at the haunt many have gone on to do school plays and major in theater. We showed these kids a different path to choose. It's rewarding to see.
How long is a typical haunt experience at Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze from start to finish?
Haunt 15 min. Hayride 30 min. Haunted maze 30 min. Escape room 45 min 2 hours of fun and that isn't even counting walking through the 26 acre maze!
On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze is? Why?
Here is where we are different from most. We have something for every one. The haunted maze is the scariest at a 9. The haunt is scarier this year at a 7. The hay ride is for every one it is at a 5. Of course every one is scared by different experiences. The Escape Room is a 4 it is meant to be solved. With that said ours probably the scariest one around. Who else has hidden panels and makes you exit through a slide?
Does Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze's property have any real haunted history? Do you have a spooky encounter you'd like to share?
Slaughter House is built on an old Indian Trail. Also bones from a giant mastodon were found not too far from our location. So if Indian Lore scares you or the fact that your on sacred ground from the prehistoric days. Well we will let your imagination take you where you want to go.
What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?
There were three of us who just had a love for Halloween. Rick VanGilder Jeff Brannan and myself Ken Evans decided to put our dreams in motion. It's been a wild 14 years. It's just fun to be creative and scary.
How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze?
We have a lot of animatronics but we found that the best scares are basic. The coolest props that we have are homemade. They tend to be one-of-a-kind. Lighting has been one of the biggest breakthroughs. We have kept up with the times and we have a little bit of everything.
Can Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze together as a group?
We have groups every year of 30 or more. So yes we compensate them. Of course they can't go all at one time but they can follow each other group after group.
Does Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?
Yes we have discounts. The more haunts you want to attend the bigger the discount. If you make it out of the escape room in time you win a prize.
Anything else you'd like to let us know about Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze?
We have food, ample parking, a bonfire, and a dry area for the haunted house and escape room. It's going to be the best year ever!