Is Tallahassee’s haunted house worth the scare?

The “haunted house” on Lake Bradford Road.
Photo by Arryana Brunson

The Terror of Tallahassee Haunted House is a local Halloween attraction for ages 4 and up, open on selected dates in October, and sometimes a night or two after Halloween. Children under the age of 13 require adult supervision, but the main question is: Is it really scary?

After attending this “Haunted House,” I’m afraid that it’s as scary as it sounds. The moment I walked in I could see the terror on little children’s faces walking out. 

“It was really nice; my eyes were closed for 60 percent of it so I would give it a solid 8 out of 10. I would definitely come back,” said Shyaire Smith.

When you finally reach the door to enter there is a worker standing at the door providing safety instructions, and letting you know the do’s and don’ts. 

The worker lets you know not to run or carry anyone because they’ve painted all the walls black so that you aren’t able to see. He also lets you know that if you have epilepsy, asthma, a heart condition, or you are pregnant, then you probably should not enter due to the strobe lights and fog machines that they use. Also, who volunteers to be extremely scared and their bodies can’t take it?

“I liked the green fog and the dizzy barrel. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d definitely give it a nine —I’d definitely come back,” said Malik White. 

The workers also let you know that the actors will not touch you and that you are not to touch them, but I must say they get PRETTY CLOSE. 

They will follow you to the next area yelling and screaming in your ear, and some even get directly up in your face. Although you will be scared out of your mind, you cannot run and you can’t touch them.

Their costumes are really good and realistic looking. They had everyone freaked out. It is also made known that if you get too scared and exit early, you will not be issued a refund. Would you want a refund from the hospital for curing your issue?

“It’s fun working here, it’s probably the best job you could get in Tallahassee during the holidays,” employee Landon Rodgers said.

“I’m terrified of haunted houses, so I haven’t been inside, I’ve been inside during the day when we’re setting up, but not at night, I’ll never go at night,” Rodgers added. 

That should let you know. If a worker wouldn’t even attend —and he’s been on the inside during the day and knows the actors… that’s pretty scary. 

The Terror of Tallahassee is located at 1408 Lake Bradford Road.