Review of Terror Under the Bridge Haunted Attraction

Review of Terror Under the Bridge Haunted Attraction

Review of Terror Under the Bridge Haunted Attraction

Terror Under the Bridge

Terror Under the Bridge is a Haunted Attraction located in Myrtle Beach, SC.

568 George Bishop Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Free Parking, Gift Shop/Souvenirs, You may be touched, Original Characters, Indoor Waiting Line, All-Indoor Attraction

Team Jefferson Starship reviewed this attraction on October 28, 2016.

Final Score: 8.46


The crew of Terror Under the Bridge have been around for over a decade, appearing each Halloween season to provide scares to the Grand Strand, and this year is no different. Over the course of several years, Terror Under the Bridge has changed locations, but they are still dedicated to scaring folks and giving back to the community. Terror is a volunteer-staffed haunt that donates money to local charities. While it may not be a big budget production, they work hard to put on a unique experience that is enjoyable.

Cast: 9.43

There are nearly 40 volunteer actors stalking the dark and twisting passages of Terror Under the Bridge. From crawling contortionists and spooky seamstresses to devils and doctors, there are a variety of different characters ready to get under your skin. Actors are interactive, whispering all manner of disturbing things in your ears, screaming at passersby and moving around you while you traverse the haunt. There is some light touching that you will experience – from other victims grabbing at your ankles to a bloody doctor almost endlessly caressing your skin (whether you have an appointment or not).

Costuming: 7.8

The costumes for the volunteers are somewhat mixed with lots of jeans and t-shirts scattered around. However, there were some astounding pieces that we enjoyed – the flesh seamstress, the doctor, the stripper and the pig mask-wearing butcher were all very well done. There were a few extraneous clowns scattered in places through the haunt, but most of them were the silent and menacing type.

Customer Service: 9.25

The doctor who provides queue entertainment is frightfully delightful and there’s staff members taking pictures of visitors as well. The staff are a friendly bunch who work diligently to provide entertainment and answer questions. You travel through the haunt with a guide, so there is always someone on staff nearby. Inside the haunt, there were a few occasions where you really had to watch your step – long strands of spider webs, power cords and the occasional crawling victim or undead zombie can get underfoot or tangled up around your legs.

Atmosphere: 7.67

Terror Under the Bridge is located in a commercial district next to a family gym. There aren’t a lot of indications outside the haunt to pull you in, but once you’re within the front door and getting your ticket, the queue entertainment starts to really take effect.

Special Effects: 8.46

Terror Under the Bridge has some interesting effects inside. There is a passage filled with spider webs, the sewing room where faces are being stitched together, a madman with a gas can and a sparking prod. Most of the props and scenes are built with a minimalist sensibility (relying on actors to drive the scares), but luckily, the actors here deliver. There are details scattered through the scenes, but they are best when the actors are pushing the interaction.

Theme: N/A

Terror Under the Bridge did not operate with a theme this year, though they have in the past.

Fright Effect: 8.1

Scares tend to be focused on the front to middle of the groups being led through the scenes, so be sure to put your scaredy-cat friends in front! There are a variety of different things going on as you pass through the scenes, from distractions to actor interaction, but don’t lag too far behind your guide if you want to see the best of the show.

Value: 8.5

Terror Under the Bridge is about a 10-minute walkthrough. Tickets are $12 per person – that’s 0.83 minutes of entertainment per dollar spent (a bit below average) – and fast pass tickets are $25. A portion of each ticket goes to charity and, if you get your picture taken, you can find it online later for free. If you’re in the Myrtle Beach area, be sure to stop by Terror Under the Bridge and do some screaming that benefits the local community.

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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