What to Expect at Erebus

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Victoria Stafford

"The Wimp Board" outside Erebus tallies those with an extremely low horror threshold.

Kristin LeMarbe, Design Editor

Warning: This article will contain spoilers, don’t read if you want to be truly scared!

Erebus, the four story haunted house in Pontiac, was named for the Greek God Erebus meaning “darkness” or “shadow.” From August 2005 until September 2009 it was the World’s Largest Walk-through Haunted Attraction and since then has been consistently mentioned as one of America’s “Top 10” Haunted Houses. For this reason it attracts and scares away thousands of people every year.

With a week left until Halloween a trip to Erebus may be one of the easiest ways to satisfy your scare fix. If you or your friends are planning a trip here’s what you need to know:

  1. Tickets are $23 per person and on the spot parking is $5.
  2. Expect to wait in line for at least fifteen minutes, the best time to get there is just before 9 PM.
  3. It can get very hot once inside for various reasons, lots of people, lots of running, etc. Wear layers! Make sure you have a pocket or satchel for your stuff.
  4. If you are easily scared and are being forced to go against your will, don’t worry. Pair up with someone and never let go. It helps!
  5. If you aren’t easily scared and want to be terrified out of your mind, don’t worry. Enter every room first, and keep a good distance between you and the rest of your group. You’ll probably get separated by the moving walls.

 

Without giving too much away you can expect almost all of your greatest fears to be recognized at Erebus; being buried alive, chased by a man with a chainsaw, getting stuck in a broken elevator, the list goes on and on. The point is, do something different for Halloween this year! Try a huge haunted attraction, or at the very least something less scary, but closer to home.