Review of Pure Terror Screampark Haunted Attraction

Review of Pure Terror Screampark Haunted Attraction

Review of Pure Terror Screampark Haunted Attraction

Pure Terror Screampark

Pure Terror Screampark is a Haunted Attraction located in Monroe, NY.

1010 NY-17M, Monroe, NY 10950
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Haunt Type(s):

Multiple Haunts1HauntedHouse

Links:

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Contact:

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Features:

Free Parking, Food/Concessions, Gift Shop/Souvenirs, Movie Characters, Original Characters, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line, Indoor/Outdoor Attraction


Team Crypt Creepers reviewed this attraction on October 1, 2016.

Final Score: 7.77

Summary:

As you drive through Monroe, New York, you may see some spotlights shining in the distance. Careful not to become a moth drawn to the flame, because if you do, you may just be the next victim at Pure Terror Screampark. This trek through terror takes you from dark crypts to even darker corridors, and through the homes of some of your favorite movie maniacs. Wear some comfy shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty as your journey will take you through 6 different realms of fright: The Crypt, Plague, The Coven, Terror Under the Big Top, Terror in the Dark and Legends of Horror!


Cast: 7.6

While a good handful of actors here stay in character and fulfill their roles within their rooms, there were a handful who you could tell were just going through the motions. The number of actors also seemed a bit small. The dialogue was mostly scripted, but worked well where it was used. As mentioned, besides a small handful that we saw that night, most of the actors were in character and believable.


Costuming: 7.6

Some of the makeup that we saw was nicely done, and pretty detailed. A friendly clown in the beginning and some of the witches looked very good. The downside here was the number of masks used. It seemed like at least half the creatures used masks instead of makeup or prosthetics. A good number of the masks worked where they were used as well, but some of them just felt out-of-place, like a good makeup job would much better fit the type of room it
was in.


Customer Service: 7.83

Possibly one of the easiest haunts to find, Pure Terror Screampark has spotlights to help guests find their way to their doom. Once you get closer you start to see signs to help you find your way. Unfortunately, there are a few safety issues within this haunt. I ended up leaving with a large scratch on my arm from one of their claustrophobia balloons that pushed you up against a wall which had a sharp edge near the entrance to it. There was uneven flooring and an area where you had to crouch down and walk for about 20 seconds. You can purchase tickets online, or at the ticket window with cash.


Atmosphere: 8.5

The second you go through security you feel a slight feeling of dread. Maybe that’s because we were told that sometimes actors would come out and roam the area between the entrance and the ticket booth. We did run into one clown with a very large mallet, who was very happy to meet us, and make a few new friends. A small table with some goods on it sits in front of the queue to start your journey into the dark, and that by itself is a bit creepy. Just a lone table, with a lone proprietor, selling goodies as crazy clowns and sadistic soldiers wander around them. It is obvious you are at a haunt, but there aren’t many sound effects before you walk in.


Special Effects: 7.1

Halfway through the walkthrough this haunt earned the nickname Pure “Stuff-In-Face’’ Screampark. Every other room had S.I.F. hanging from the ceilings to distract guests as they walk through but, after a while, it becomes annoying. Also, there is an overuse of claustrophobia balloons. We counted at least 3, but possibly more. There was also a completely dark room where you could hardly see your hand in front of your face as you walk through, but it went on too long, and also had endless S.I.F. throughout its entire length. Some of the animatronics are cool and a few rooms had some great detail in them, but mostly it felt like a prolonged adventure with the same effects just repeated too much.


Theme: 9

There are 6 different themed attractions at this haunt, and they do stick to their themes very well. There is no bleed-through, you can instantly tell when you leave one haunt and enter another. You walk into the Pure Darkness area, and that’s exactly what you get. And once you see that Camp Crystal Lake sign, you know you are heading into the Legends of Horror section to face the villains and monsters that plagued your nightmares as a child, or as an adult.


Fright Effect: 7.5

A lot of the scares here were straightforward ones, right in front of your face and out in the open. There was the occasional use of distractions and misdirection, but it was mostly a jump out, or an actor set in the room waiting for you so they can deliver a line. They did try to hit as many people in the group as possible, and the finale sent a group of guys running out while we were there. The good part about that, is that it is recorded so you can watch your group leaving, sometimes at a quicker pace, from the last room of the haunt and experiencing the finale.


Value: 7

The walkthrough for this haunt and its six themed rooms was about 35 minutes. Tickets sell for between $41-$65 depending on the night you decide to go. Make sure if you did not buy your tickets online, that you have cash on hand, they do not take cards at the ticket booth. Coupons can be found in nearby restaurants, but can only be used on Sundays. There is a lot of space to play with here, but a lot of it seems like the same thing done repeatedly. At least twice we thought we had been doubled back and led into a room we had previously been into, but turned out to be a different room, just very similar.


Guest Reviews
Guest Average: 0 out of 10

Sarah – 10/10
Challenge Accepted was awesome! Me and my boyfriend were looking for escape rooms in our area, and …show more as poor college students, price was a big factor. Despite being only two small locations in the mall, they have multiple rooms, at 20, 40, and 60 minutes long, with the 20-minute rooms being only $10 each! We’ve been back multiple times, and loved every one! Staff is very helpful and enthusiastic about their job, and is thrilled to explain all the little secrets after you escape. Will be back every time they make a new room!

Norma – 4/10
We visited this attraction on the last night of their 2018 season I believe. We did show up late …show more (about 20 minutes before they closed) and it was dead in the waiting line. Regardless, every group that was in the haunt somehow ended catching up to one another. We walked as slow as we could knowing there wasn’t anyone behind us but we still couldn’t stay away from the group in front of us. They had one teenage female that was petrified of everything so all the monsters kept taking advantage of it, cornering her every chance they got. They also followed her through multiple scenes that weren’t theirs while our group tried to stay behind some and there were no entertainers around because they were all following her. When they would stop and turn around to go back to their base spots (if they even have them there), some of them just walked passed us without any effort towards scaring us. It was a disaster. This chic’s name was Lauren and by the time we got to the exit of this thing, we were relieved that we didn’t have to hear her name called out over and over and over anymore. She had to of been extremely annoyed by it herself. It took all of the fun out of it. Actors even stopped us in some of the maze portions so the other monsters could entertain their group for quite some time and they would just be staring off into outer space. The only way we knew they could talk is because they said Lauren’s name already. Besides that, costuming was mostly store-bought quality. Nothing different to look at here. Scenes were the same. Some looked as if they had been built out there in the woods for years and they’ve sat through the seasons and no one’s ever gone back to touch them up. Parts of the maze where there’s a lot of plastic and wood seem to possibly be a danger. We didn’t see any actors for quite some time in them bc they were following Lauren and if someone ignited one of these things, I’m afraid it would have taken us a long time to find the exit. Some spaces were very tight for us, if those were to fill with smoke where there are roofs, I don’t think that would be good at all. At one point, we didn’t know where to go at all so we weaved through these pipe-like things and found a hole and we started walking on this really dark path into the woods. There were props and things out there but 0 lights. Come to find out, it looked like a previously closed portion of the trail because when we got to the end of it, there was no way to get back into the maze. We had to crawl under caution tape to get back in. That right there tells you that no actors were paying any attention to our group. We paid full price for our tickets that night and we honestly should have just passed this place up. We’ve been here before too and it wasn’t that bad. The highlights of the trip were the gentleman that introduced us to the park and gave us the rules before we went in. There was also one clown (Pickles, maybe
?) that actually put effort into scaring us but he was mostly one of the only ones. In one of the mazes there was a chainsaw assailant behind a door and we could hear the saw and see him through the crack of the door but we couldn’t get in. When that door finally opened, holy shit! That was the best scare in there for sure! Also, there are places where you will need to duck down, tight corridors as mentioned above, uneven terrain, and a lot of walking (especially if you’re bad at mazes) so be prepared for that.

Norma – 6/10
Maybe we just went on a bad night but we weren’t very impressed with this haunt. We had heard many …show more good things about it and we ended up with a free Saturday night so we gave it a shot. We showed up at probably 9:30 at night. Waited in line maybe 15-20 minutes so that wasn’t bad. We really didn’t have problems with spacing inside the haunt except for a few times but we were able to slow down and it helped when there wasn’t anyone behind us. I will say, there were a lot of unique things in the haunt portion. One interactive set was very different and unnerving. Some of the characters were really into their roles while others were bland. One was sitting on top of a washing machine and he jumped down and we were thinking, “Oh shit” but he didn’t do anything, he just jumped at us a little and said, “What?” In the outdoor portion of the haunt it was a bit too dark to see the characters, especially the Creeper. Our favorite part was the alligator! They know how to utilize this now, commonly-seen prop to the fullest for sure! If you are likely to pee your pants, you just might lose it on that one! I would give the house itself a 7 out of 10. Now we were under the impression that the corn field was haunted too. Although it was a good maze, there were three scareactors in it and they were terrible. No lights, sounds, sets, nothing but mud and corn and the dark. At first it was creepy but after we walked and walked and nothing happened, we were aggravated and ready to find our cars. The last actor that we came across could have hidden well since they were in all black but they didn’t, they stood in the middle of the trail acting like they couldn’t see, whispering to us as we walked asking us if we were customers. Wow. Don’t upgrade to the corn if you’re expecting a fright in there, it won’t happen.

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