Year: 2014 TOURERS: Bryan, Laura COSTS: FREE CHAINSAWS: 4/5
Resurrection on Rosehill is a new favorite of the Tourers. We first visited this haunt in 2013 and really enjoyed it, so we made a return visit in 2014. This haunt is a bit different than many yard displays, as instead of having all of the items confined to s front or back yard, this haunt places setups on either side of the long sidewalk in front of the house, and places corn stalks all along the path, forcing visitors to make a long walk down the sidewalk, with their view of either side obscured by the giant rows of stalks. This makes it easy for any actors to jump out and scare people, which they do quite often!
There are some clever displays as part of this haunt as well, including some imposing looking skeletons hanging from a T-shaped scaffolding that are close to the street, making them easily seen by visitors even before they get up close to the haunt itself. There are coffins with surprise popouts, witches, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and other manner of creepy haunt denizens, all set to jump out and surprise visitors.
One of the very interesting things about this haunt is that it also seeks to educate visitors, with sections that explain Halloween and even burial traditions. For example, there is a regularly ringing bell that visitors hear when they are viewing the display. A sign nearby explains that the bell was a way for those buried but not quite dead to let the living know that they weren't quite ready for the next life.
All of the props are highlighted by some excellent lighting as well as smoke and fog effects, which was particularly good at night. Additionally, live actors stalk the display, leaping out from in between the corn stalks and even wandering around in the street in front of the home, waiting to torture the weaker visitors long before they get close to the haunt. It all adds up to a very enjoyable experience, and one well worth a visit!