Location: 100 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
“This isn’t Disney World, it’s a Maze of Terror” is the last line written on the somewhat tongue in cheek list of do’s and don’ts for Castle Rock’s Maze of Terror. Located in South Castle Rock beside MedVed, I had heard of this new attraction and being the haunted house connoisseur that I am, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Thursday night after watching the first half of the football game at DCHS, I called up some of my friends and invited them to join me for a night of haunting fun.
As soon as we walked up, we were greeted by some of the scariest characters I’ve witnessed. Having been to most of the haunted houses and mazes around the Denver metro area, I was super impressed with the amount of detail that went into the makeup, costumes and acting. This maze quickly jumped to the top of the list of my favorite haunted activities to do around the area.
Owner and founder, Nanci Simmons greeted us with a smile, but that was quickly scared away by the evil clown sneaking up behind us while we were told the rules of the maze. Nanci described the maze as “designed to get people a little disorientated, create the ‘jump’ factor, be fun and terrifying all at the same time.”
Her description was incredibly accurate. With only a glow stick as a light to guide us, we walked hesitantly around each corner and into dead ends, trying to find the exit before the next character would pop out and scare the living daylights out of us.
It was very obvious not too far in how it was possible that grown men had wet themselves from being scared, a story that Nanci told us before we started.
With tomorrow being Halloween, there is no doubt that the maze will only be scarier than before. If you’re into this kind of stuff, I highly recommend making the trip to the Maze of Terror. Beware though, it is incredibly frightening and as long as you don’t touch the creatures, they won’t touch you.
The Maze of Terror opens at dusk and stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. They close at 10pm on Sunday. November 1st will be “Black Out” night with absolutely no lights at all. It is about 35 minutes in length to get through. For more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mazeofterror.net/