Knowing there's a lot of competition for your spook house dollars, I guess I expected more Freddy Krueger or chain-saw-type mayhem and the resulting bloody body parts. I'm told it's been tamed down a bit this year.full article at JS
"We do this without all the blood and guts people assume need to be in a haunted house," said Lynda DuPuy, a longtime core-group volunteer, member of the parish, and mother of two daughters who attended the school.
In that case, the attraction might want to change its website, which includes this blurb from a 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel review: "The bathroom scene might be one of the goriest of all the haunts."
DuPuy said repeatedly she's not bashing the archdiocese or speaking for the school, but she wishes the archdiocese would reconsider the decision to close the House of Horror. She and other volunteers met with Hying in March to present their case along with testimonials from satisfied customers, but it didn't seem to help.
The letter from Hying said the last straw was a video produced to promote the haunted house last year, which included scenes filmed in the actual church cemetery as well as murder, decapitation and cannibalism.
That video was outsourced, and it was a mistake, DuPuy admits. It was long ago taken down from YouTube.
The letter also mentions demonic images and inappropriate sexuality there in past years. DuPuy said none of that was presented.
I think it's possible to have a scary "haunted house" without murder, decapitation, and cannibalism. Some of those crimes go on in this world and should not be depicted lightly. Gore is for folks who just aren't very good scarers.