How scary is it?
Scary… this is SALEM.
I don't like to be touched. Will anything touch me?
Our actors operate under a strict rule of NO purposeful physical interaction with guests. So you will not be grabbed, poked, prodded, etc. Incidental contact with props, scare elements, and scenery such as walls, hanging vines/cloth etc may occur.
Someone said it was really dark inside. Is that true?
Heck yes, it’s really dark inside! We’re here to scare people, and darkness = unknown, and the unknown is SCARY. That said, there are also some very cool things to see in the dimly lit recesses of the master’s catacombs! SO- if you come during the daytime, bear in mind that you WILL BE SUNBLIND when you first enter, and some people will be almost unable to see anything in even the first scene… which is why we tell everyone- SLOW DOWN. Take a few moments to let your eyes adjust to the darkness and get your bearings. Then move forward… if you DARE!
I saw online that your tour isn't very long. What's the story?
We love operating in Salem MA. It’s one of the few places on earth where people EXPECT to find top-notch spooky attractions year-round. However, being located conveniently in the center of this bustling little tourist town does have one or two drawbacks. One of them is available space. As with pretty much every attraction in Salem, we are limited in space in comparison to larger standalone “warehouse style” haunts in other areas. So our shows tend to run an average of 7-8 min, depending on how quickly folks move through the unguided sections. (Some really scared groups go a few min longer, very few go shorter and they basically ruin the show for themselves by barreling through.)
Here’s the upside though: because we know that our show time is limited, we go out of our way to provide HANDS-DOWN the most INTENSE OLD SCHOOL SCARE HOUSE EXPERIENCE in town, AND one of the longest if not THE longest in Salem as well. Anyone promoting themselves as having a significantly lengthy haunt show in Salem is unfortunately stretching the truth and being misleading.
Most people plan to hit a variety of attractions during their visits to the “Witch City”. There is a LOT to see here, especially during the October festivities! So, if you come thinking of the town itself as a giant carnival to explore, and each haunt or spooky attraction as individual “rides”, you’ll be coming with the right mindset and are sure to have a blast! There’s no place like Salem, and we LOVE scaring visitors here.