If you’re a Halloween freak and love to do haunted houses, this one sounds like it would give you some serious goosebumps. RISE Haunted House, Haunted Hayride and Risewell Mental Asylum on the outskirts of Hammond in Tickfaw, gives you three attractions for one scary good time.

RISE Haunted House Facebook
RISE Haunted House Facebook

I would definitely make sure you are aware of what you are about to get in to before you decide to go to this place. Apparently at this place, your only option is to close your eyes and pray for it to be over. Yikes! Think you can handle it?

I would highly suggest you go with someone and don’t attempt it alone so that you’ll have someone to grab and hide behind if you get too scared. Although, the website says “Bring a friend, but expect to live alone.”

This haunted house has been going strong for ten years and is known to be one of the scariest haunted houses in the south. I imagine it takes a lot of work and dedication to be able to pull off a haunted house. This place is known for their realistic sets, over-the-top actors, and professional make-up which is what makes it so frightening. It must pretty darn amazing if it is featured on Hauntworld.com and Hauntworld Magazine. They were also listed as #9 on the USA Today Best Haunted Attraction list.

This is the backstory for this spooky place taken from their website:

In an experiment that went terribly wrong or amazingly right, depending on your point of view, the dead have been awakened. With the loss of his family, Henry Risewell, a wealthy entrepreneur, turned to his long-time friend, Bartholomew Stinger, for help in resurrecting his wife and son.  Bartholomew, a fringe scientist in the field of cryonics, assisted Henry in setting up a hidden laboratory where the two men pushed the boundaries of science in an effort to unlock the mysteries of life and death.

Experimenting on dogs, cats and other cast away animals soon gave way to corpses salvaged from the local cemetery. At first, harvesting bodies from the fresh graves provided ample supply for their experiments, but as they closed in on their goals and the research spiraled deeper into the depth of dark science, the small supply of bodies wasn’t enough. New methods of harvesting had to be found. Hitchhikers and the homeless provided live bodies for experimentation and frequent unexplained accidents provided dead ones. Henry opened his home as a Bed and Breakfast to lure travelers and rogue wanderers to their final resting place. All this in an attempt for Henry to once again hold in his arms his lost wife and son.

Success seemed finally at hand but the awakened souls were nothing more than mindless walking corpses. Experiment after experiment yielded the same results, living bodies with a warped mind and little or no consciousness. It was soon realized the army of awakened dead hungered for the taste of human flesh and in one of the last entries in Risewell’s journal, Bartholomew Stinger was overtaken by a group of escaped zombies and eaten alive. It can only be assumed that the rest of the research team and Risewell himself suffered the same fate.

This year, due to COVID, RISE will only be opening one attraction and maximum group size that can enter at one time is 6. They are following all safety guidelines and CDC recommendations. Masks are required to enter. Signage will be located for social distancing. Staff will be screened and not allowed to share costumes.

The ticket price is $25 plus tax. There is also an option to buy a fast pass that will let you skip the general admission line.

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