Scare factor:(4/5) “Pee your pants scary”
Length: Approximately 20 minutes
Cost: $15 ($2 coupon available at www.moxleymanor.com)
At first glance, the wooden palette outside a storefront painted to represent a house appears a bit tacky and gives customers a sense of certainty that the house will be tame.
Viewers quickly learn not to judge a book by its cover.
On an ordinary night at Moxley Manor, the rooms of the house are dimly lit and customers see the graphic scenes of a murdered family.
It has what they call “glow stick night” where the house is cast in darkness, and the only light is a single glow stick given to each group, each of which is stolen by an actor.
The darkness gives performers an advantage. While attendees are walking into walls, they don’t expect a zombie to jump out at them. At certain angles, however, the actors are visible, and the panic dies away.
Moxley Manor is scariest for those who jump easily. Actors laugh and whisper in viewers’ ears as they run to escape cannibals and chainsaws.
Though it is a bit out of the way, Moxley Manor is worth the $13 and driving time.
Also, a percentage of the proceeds goes toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.