Realm of Shadow
Halloween Home Haunt Maze
9526 Walnut Street
2019 Dates & Hours: October 26-27, 31, 8-11pm
Haunting since 2018, The Realm of Shadow has expanded from a graveyard lawn display to a lengthy maze which continues to grow every Halloween. Taking up the driveway and most of the front yard, the walk-through eschews gore and typical themes in favor of something more imaginative: an ancient Amazonian temple. The back story of The Temple of the Fallen God is that an archeologist discovered the lost ruin in the 19th century before going mad; now his grandson has rediscovered the map and is luring victims inside with promises of treasure but really to make them slaves of the fallen god, Diabolki.
The eye-opening facade tells you immediately that you're in for something more than the usual haunted clown asylum, and the interior does a good job of simulating stone walls festooned with vines, skeletons, and artifacts. The convincing environment sets the stage for several jump-scares: a giant spider, a mummy who springs to live, and previous explorers who have fallen victim to Diabolki. Just remember: if you encounter the Fallen God, avoid staring directly into his eyes, lest you, too, become trapped forever within his temple.
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