Warehouse 31 v. Halloween Horror Nights: Which one’s better?

By Emily Hoover and Kaitlyn Teabo | gargoyle@flagler.edu

The Gargoyle’s Arts and Entertainment co-Editors went to Warehouse 31 and Halloween Horror Nights to see which spook is worth the scratch. Which one gives you goosebumps?

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By Emily Hoover | ehoover@flagler.edu By Kaitlyn Teabo | kteabo@flagler.edu
Scare Factor

  • It brings no nightmares, except, perhaps, to young children. It will not frighten horror movie buffs, yet I witnessed screams uttered by adult men. It is not for the faint of heart.
  • For college students reluctant to empty their bank accounts for a trip to Orlando, Warehouse 31 is an accessible thrill for anyone needing a fix from a haunted attraction.

What to Expect

  • St. Augustine denizens can experience a 30-min. walk through an 18,000-square ft. warehouse converted into a miniature, and not to mention cheaper, Halloween Horror Nights.
  • It looks like a place in which workers manufacture goods. Only it is not. It is a gateway to terror and it houses a multitude of rooms and twisted hallways. Rooms feature sadistic doctors, crazy clowns, ghastly ghouls and Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface, wielding his infamous chainsaw.
  • Expect blood, gore and magic tricks as well as fire breathers and belly dancers on selected evenings. Those who shriek from gruesome autopsy rooms, experience claustrophobia and loathe the sight of insects, beware!
  • To avoid crowds, show up early and plan to go on a slower weeknight.
  • Price: $16 for the event, $3 for compact parking. Affordable food and drink sold by local vendors.
  • When: Sundown to 11 p.m. on Sundays-Thursdays, sundown to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Event ends on Oct. 31
  • Where: 225 W Davis Industrial Drive, St. Augustine
Scare Factor

  • If you are looking for a fun filled night with a group of friends laughing and screaming together, this is a great chance to experience a fun Halloween filled night without having nightmares.
  • If you have a few extra dollars to spend on yourself for a night out with your friends and have transportation to Orlando, this is the place to be.

What to Expect

  • The most anticipated haunted house, Saw, was brilliantly created with various replicated scenes from the movie series. It was gory and gruesome, but there was nothing scary to it, you simply walk through the scenes. The Wolfman haunted house was creatively constructed as it was not just a series of twists and turns as someone pops out of every corner, but the small room was set up with trees surrounding you in a forest. The only indication of a path are the people leading you and werewolves have the opportunity to jump out in every direction, not just behind corners, but behind every tree.
  • The six scare zones that stretch about a block long, are thrilling and exciting with mutated humans, Nazi zombies and cannibals roaming the dark smoke filled streets following you and getting as up close and personal with you as they can to evoke a scream or two.
  • Price: Florida residents (with Coke-Zero discount)- Sunday through Thursday: $40
, Friday: $50, 
Saturday: $60, Non-Residents-$70, Express Pass (to skip all the lines): $40 to $75 depending on date
  • When:Friday and Saturday: 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
  • Where:Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando
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