No Animatronics at DarkSyde

No Animatronics at DarkSyde

One of the things that customers always tell us that sets our haunted experience apart is the awesome interactions with the actors! You won’t have animatronics coming out at you at Darksyde Acres – you have real people with real gory makeup chasing and interacting with you!

 

FX Makeup makes the difference

You don’t think we all just look this way, do you? There is an amazing staff doing FX makeup on us starting literally HOURS before the haunt opens. We start around three or four in the afternoon (sometimes even sooner!) and have a great team of makeup and FX staff working on each of our “looks” to make us the scariest we can be!

Zombie’s and Pirate’s too

Rob, Shane, Nicole and Katie whip out the latex, face and teeth paints to make us look how we look. That rotting hole in the zombie’s chest? Latex, makeup and a completely awesome team of artists created that look. That gash in the pirate’s face? Again, latex, makeup and a wonderful team.

Blood , Gore and Places!

We stand in line to get into their seats every Friday and Saturday to be “gorified”. It usually starts with the latex. The artists put it where they want the gore to be and then dry it with a hairdryer. Then they take out their makeup and add color to the texture of the latex, as well as color to our faces so that the gore doesn’t look out of place. Then as a final touch, some of us get blood added to our faces, necks, chests or costumes, to make sure that we’re as gross and realistic as we can be. That happens right before “places” is called, about an hour before the haunted house portion of our event opens. The excitement is always high in the air when we take our places, because we know that you’ll be coming soon and its our job to make you pee your pants!

Amazing Artists

Rob and his team of artists are amazing, we all love them, love what they do with our looks, and the experience wouldn’t be nearly as interactive without them. So love on BodyBag Entertainment! They’re the best!

 

Top 13 Haunted Houses

And, if you haven’t made up your mind to come see us at Darksyde Acres yet this season, make up that mind already! We’re in the top 13 haunted houses in the nation and you deserve to see and run from this FX makeup – you’ll never forget the experience!

Special Thanks to Carolyn for writing this blog from her Hospital Bed, while suffering Pneumonia this Halloween season.  Get well soon, and get yer butt back into the Queue line at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House.

The Catacombs Haunted House and more

The Catacombs and more at Haunted house

So your thinking about coming to one of Michigan’s largest and scariest haunted attractions? 70,000 feet of indoor in your face terror await you as well as our Dark Carnival Midway with glass walking, fire eating, and beasties hula~hooping as well as many other feats of skill and danger, as well as a concession stand to replace the fluids you lost being terrified in the haunt. If you make it passed the queue line, which some don’t, thrills and chills await you in The Catacombs here at Darksyde Acres for the 2013 haunt season.

Your Journey begins

You begin your journey in the cemetery where zombies lurk among the graves. Vaun is lonely and always looking for new friends to join him in his hole in the ground. He has one stashed in the walls already from 2012 and though she’s getting a little moldy there’s life in her still. Your next stop is a game of Hopscotch with Hettie. She’s always up for a game but she’s a very sore loser. Playing so hard makes her hungry for brains so bring a smart friend for her dinner and she’ll let you go…maybe.

Wall of Cadavers

As the walls close in and the path starts to wind you’ll see Heartless’ wall of cadavers. He lost his mind when he lost his heart so beware or you’ll join his collection. Don’t look behind you as you wander in the dark or you might see Red Rover lurking behind you. She likes the smell of the pretty ones almost as much as their taste. 

Empty Tomb found in Michigan Haunted House

 

You may or may not come across our above ground tomb. If it’s empty just means they weren’t quite as dead as we thought they were and you just might find them still wandering around. As you go deeper you might meet the Howling Banshee. She suffers in death as she suffered in life and if you hear her wail, you might not make it out alive.

Your casket awaits you

You can escape her grasp but you won’t escape Boney Bob and Richtor Mortis, the overlord of the Catacombs. In fact, you’ll end up right in his bony grasp. But both are selfish and have a tendency to fight over who’ll get to keep you for themselves. If you’ve caught him in a good mood, he just might let you go. But you have to become one of us to leave The Catacombs. Your casket is ready and you must claim it as yours or you’ll become one of his minions forever.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Red Rover , one of our resident undead within the walls of the Catacombs for being one of our newest Ghost writers for the 2013 halloween season.

Experience The DarkSyde Queue line

The DarkSyde queue line experience

Winding and winding around various grotesque scenes of horror and creepiness, the queue line seems safe enough, until you first run into Doctor Ick, who will “Ick” you out with his jokes and quips. Then you run into Miss Carrie, and her baby Char Dalot. Make sure to hold her baby on your way through or she might get hungry when you see her on the other side! You’ll see our beautiful scarecrow woman following you through the scenes and terrifying you occasionally with the whisper or a scream. AND WATCH OUT for the midget with the machetes!

Just the line to get in!

When you finally get to the front and realize that its only the line to get INTO the haunted house, you might just pee your pants. It gets SO much worse in the haunt itself! The queue line people are there to entertain you, the haunted house nasties are there to scare you to death! The long, dark, creepy hallway you have to go down first sets you up – but at least you aren’t being chased there!

Really Haunted!

And throughout the entire experience, you should remember that our haunt is REALLY haunted! An old pig farm, we’ve got several spirits that start trouble for us all through the rooms of the haunt, and the “Tall Man” or “cowboy” who is a little less nice.

A Scarily good time

With an hour’s worth of haunted house time, free reruns same night and over six attractions to choose from, you’re sure to have a scarily good time! Check out our Midway and see a glasswalker, fire juggler, fire eater or get your fortune read by our tarot reader. Take your chances in our haunted maze and see if you can find your way out. Come shoot a zombie with our zombie paintball attraction and see how you’d survive in a REAL zombie apocalypse… And for a family friendly even, try out our new haunted hayride, ghosties and ghouiles that are appropriate and yet still scary for the whole family!

In Jonesville  near Jackson, Michigan

We are in Jonesville, off of Mosherville rd, just outside Jackson, Michigan, and one of the longest and most terrifying haunted houses in the United States! Come see us through the end of October or on adults only night on November first! Just make sure you use our porta-potties first, or there may be a puddle on the floor under you at some point in our haunt

Special Thanks to Miss Carrie and her mutilated liddle bundle of joy for writing this wonderful tribute to the Queue line at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House.

Darksyde Acres Voted the best Haunted House in 2013 and 2012

DarkSyde Acres Haunted House was  voted the BEST in 2012 as well as 2013

Thats right DarkSyde acres Haunted House was voted the best haunted house in Metro Detroit  2 years in a row in the WDIV channel 4 Vote 4 the best contest, This is a great honor for us , seeing how DarkSyde  Acres was up against some of the best haunted Houses in Michigan, all vying  for that coveted title of being the BEST, being rated the number one must see haunted house in 2013.  Thank you to all of our fans that took the time to vote and placed us in the number 1 spot as the Best Haunted house in Metro Detroit, in our eyes its our fans that are truly the BEST!

Terrorfied Forest and Erebus haunted House

Once again The Terrorfied Forest and Erebus Haunted Attraction placed Second and Third,  just behind DarkSyde Acres, securing them a Congratulations from our staff and fans as well, Making  DarkSyde Acres Haunted House, Terrorfied Forest, and Erebus 3 must see haunted houses in 2013, so mark your calendars and pack some extra underwear for those oops I pooped my pants moments you are sure to have when visiting these three haunted houses this Halloween season. If  being voted the 3 best haunted houses in Metro Detroit isn’t enough to persuade you to visit, consider that Darksyde Acres and Erebus Haunted Houses are 2 of the worlds largest indoor haunted houses and Terrorfied forest is nearly a full mile walk with an indoor Haunted House and a outdoor haunted trail full of twists and turns and monsters of every shape and size.

Haunted House Honorable Mentions

Below are the Haunted Houses that deserve mention for being nominated by their fans and deserve honorable mentions.  Dark House the Haunted Mansion in Brown city 48416, Deadly Intentions in Warren 48091, ( which shows how many Fans they have to support a haunt that unfortunately did not open for 2013, Kudos to the Deadly Fans! ) Detroit urban Legends 48201, ( Located in the Cass Methodist Church ) Exit 13 haunted house in Mount Morris 48458, Haunted Hideaways in Livonia 48150, Haunted nursery lavin’s flowerland  in Southfield 48034, Haunted Hallows in Armada  48005, Hayride from hell and the paintball zombie shoot in pickney  48169, ( located near the terrorfied forest) House of Fear in Hazel Park 48030, Huron turkey farm haunted house in Romulus, ( got to wonder who named that one) Ladd’s evil Acres in Hillsdale 49242, ( Ladd’s evil Acres is located near DarkSyde Acres and is will be cross promoting with us. Be sure to visit their Hay Ride , pumpkin patch, and corn maze for a good time) Morrow haunted trail in Clay township 48001, Night Terrors in Ypsilanti 48197, Realm of Darkness in Pontiac 48341, ( I’m surprised that the realm has not placed in a few years, they are a really good haunted house, located near Erebus) Sinister Haunted House in Utica 48317, ( I’ve heard really good things about sinister, from our friends over at Horror Lust ) Speaking of Horror Lust, if you ever want to read some legitimate Reviews of Haunted House check out their word press page, they visit all of the haunted houses in Michigan and don’t hold nothing back! Slaughtered at Sundown Haunted House and Hayride in Armada, 48005 ( you may remember these guys made the news last year when their hayride crew was attacked and a brawl took place with the actors sending the  customers to the Hospital and a trip to jail afterwards.)  Terrors of the night in Dryden 48428, The barn of blood in New Boston 48164,and finally in my personal opinion a definite MUST SEE haunted House that deserves Honorable mention is the DEADLAND Haunted house at 20900 Dequindre Rd, Warren 48091, those guys are one of the scariest haunted houses in Michigan.

 

 

Thank you once again

 

Thank you once again to all of our fans for voting us the number one Best haunted house in Metro Detroit, Thank you for allowing us to do what we love to do, and what we love to do is Scaring the crap out of you! Dont forget to come out this weekend as we are open both Friday and Saturday September 27, and September 28.  Don’t forget to look for us in the Fear Finder Halloween newspaper! 

Suprisingly there were a few local haunted Houses that did not get nominated for the Best Haunted House, including Jacksons Underworld in Jackson, Corpse barn shock haunt in Napoleon , Blood Bath in Wyandotte, Woods of Darkness in Rockwood, Niles Haunted House in Niles, The Scream Machine in Taylor, the list could go on,  I’m sure all of these halloween attractions are great and be sure to support your local Haunted house.

Come Visit our Haunted House in 2013

Come Visit our Haunted house in 2013

Its the 2013 Haunted House season and many of you are wanting to visit our Haunted House, so as a courtesy we are going to provide Directions from some of the Major cities within a 2 hour drive of our Haunted House.  As always you can google map us to get from YOUR house to OUR house.

Grand Rapids to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House ~Grand Rapids , MI to Darksyde

Grand Rapids, MI
1. Head south on Division Ave N towardFulton St E
0.2 mi
2. Take the 3rd right onto Oakes St SW
0.2 mi
3. Take the 3rd left onto US-131 Business
436 ft
4. Take the ramp onto US-131 S
48.4 mi
5. Continue onto I-94 BUS W/US-131 S
1.9 mi
6. Take exit 34 for Interstate 94 W
0.3 mi
7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-94 E/Detroit and merge onto I-94 E
53.6 mi
8. Take exit 127 toward Concord
0.3 mi
9. Turn left onto N Concord Rd
1.9 mi
10. Keep left to stay on N Concord Rd
3.6 mi
11. Turn right onto M-60 W/E Jackson Rd/Spring Arbor Rd
0.7 mi
12. Take the 1st left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
13. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
14. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
15. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
16. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Pontiac Michigan to DarkSyde Acres haunted House and attractions featuring a Hay Ride but NO Corn Maze ~

Pontiac, MI
1. Head north on N Perry St toward E Huron St
72 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto E Huron St
1.8 mi
3. Turn left onto US-24 S/S Telegraph Rd
10.8 mi
4. Take the I-696 W/M-10 N/N w Hwy ramp to Lansing
0.2 mi
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-696 W and merge onto I-696 W
7.0 mi
6. Take exit 1 to merge onto I-275 S/I-96 Etoward Toledo
7.1 mi
7. Keep right to continue on I-275 S
0.4 mi
8. Take the exit onto M-14 W toward Ann Arbor
15.2 mi
9. Merge onto M-14 W/US-23 N
1.9 mi
10. Keep left to continue on M-14 W, follow signs for Ann Arbor
0.5 mi
11. Continue onto M-14 W/US-23Bus S
1.1 mi
12. Continue onto M-14 W
3.6 mi
13. Merge onto Interstate 94 W
34.4 mi
14. Take exit 136 toward Spring Arbor
0.9 mi
15. Merge onto I-94BUS E/M-60 W

Continue to follow M-60 W
12.0 mi
16. Turn left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
17. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
18. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
19. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
20. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Rockwood, MI to darkSyde Acres Haunted House with Family fun corn maze and Hay ride~

1. Head southwest on Church St toward St Stephens St
0.1 mi
2. Take the 1st right onto German St
177 ft
3. Turn left onto Fort St
0.1 mi
4. Take the 1st right onto Huron River Dr
3.1 mi
5. Turn left onto US-24 S/Telegraph Rd
0.2 mi
6. Take the 2nd right onto Will Carleton Rd
4.1 mi
7. Turn right to merge onto I-275 N
9.0 mi
8. Take exit 17 for I-94 W
1.5 mi
9. Merge onto Interstate 94 W
57.2 mi
10. Take exit 136 toward Spring Arbor
0.9 mi
11. Merge onto I-94BUS E/M-60 W

Continue to follow M-60 W
12.0 mi
12. Turn left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
13. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
14. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
15. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
16. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Detroit to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions~

Detroit, MI
1. Head east on Cadillac Square towardBates St
0.1 mi
2. Take the 2nd right onto Randolph Street
0.1 mi
3. Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave
0.2 mi
4. Slight left onto M-10 N/W Jefferson Ave

Continue to follow M-10 N
1.1 mi
5. Take exit 2A for I-75 S toward Toledo
1.3 mi
6. Follow signs for I-96 W/Lansing and merge onto I-96 W
5.3 mi
7. Keep left to continue on Interstate 96 Express W/Jeffries Fwy
5.7 mi
8. Merge onto I-96 W/Jeffries Fwy
8.9 mi
9. Continue onto M-14 W
15.5 mi
10. Merge onto M-14 W/US-23 N
1.9 mi
11. Keep left to continue on M-14 W, follow signs for Ann Arbor
0.5 mi
12. Continue onto M-14 W/US-23Bus S
1.1 mi
13. Continue onto M-14 W
3.6 mi
14. Merge onto Interstate 94 W
34.4 mi
15. Take exit 136 toward Spring Arbor
0.9 mi
16. Merge onto I-94BUS E/M-60 W

Continue to follow M-60 W
12.0 mi
17. Turn left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
18. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
19. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
20. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
21. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 4925
Jackson to DarkSyde Acres Haunted house
1. Head east on E Washington St toward S Cooper St
253 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto M-50 E/US-127 BUS S/S Cooper St

Continue to follow M-50 E/US-127 BUS S
3.2 mi
3. Take the ramp onto M-50 E/US-127 S

Continue to follow US-127 S
11.0 mi
4. Turn right onto US-12 W/Chicago Rd
9.8 mi
5. Slight right onto E Litchfield Rd
4.2 mi
6. Turn right onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
1.3 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250

Flint to DarkSyde Acres

1. Head southwest on E Court St toward S Saginaw St
0.2 mi
2. Turn left onto S Grand Traverse St
0.3 mi
3. Turn right to merge onto I-69 W
46.2 mi
4. Take exit 89A-89B for U.S. 127 N/U.S. 127 S toward Clare/Lansing/Jackson
0.3 mi
5. Take exit 89A on the left for US-127 Stoward Lansing/Jackson
1.1 mi
6. Continue on the ramp and merge onto US-127 S
5.9 mi
7. Continue onto I-496 E/US-127 S
3.0 mi
8. Continue onto US-127 S
29.4 mi
9. Take the I-94 W exit toward Chicago
0.4 mi
10. Merge onto Interstate 94 W
1.9 mi
11. Take exit 136 toward Spring Arbor
0.9 mi
12. Merge onto I-94BUS E/M-60 W

Continue to follow M-60 W
12.0 mi
13. Turn left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
14. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
15. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
16. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
17. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 4925
Niles Michigan to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House~

Niles, MI
1. Head north on N 5th St toward E Main St
59 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto E Main St
0.5 mi
3. Continue onto Oak St
351 ft
4. Turn right onto S 13th St
0.1 mi
5. Continue onto E Main St
2.0 mi
6. Continue onto US-12 E
4.0 mi
7. Turn right onto Fir Rd

Entering Indiana
1.5 mi
8. Continue onto Clover Rd
0.5 mi
9. Continue onto Fir Rd
1.0 mi
10. Turn left onto Brick Rd
0.4 mi
11. Take the 1st right onto Clover Trail
0.1 mi
12. Take the 1st left to stay on Clover Trail
98 ft
13. Continue onto Capital Ave
0.3 mi
14. Turn left onto the I-80/Indiana East-West Toll Road/Interstate 90 ramp

Partial toll road
0.2 mi
15. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-80 E

Toll road
61.2 mi
16. Take exit 144 to merge onto I-69 Ntoward Lansing

Partial toll road
Entering Michigan
15.1 mi
17. Take exit 13 for US-12 toward Quincy/Coldwater
0.3 mi
18. Turn left onto US-12 E/E Chicago St
17.2 mi
19. Turn left onto Concord Rd
4.8 mi
20. Turn right onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
21. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Lansing to DarkSyde Acres Haunted house
Lansing, MI
1. Head east on W Allegan St towardTownsend St
440 ft
2. Take the 2nd right onto S Capitol Ave
0.5 mi
3. Turn left onto W Malcolm X St
0.3 mi
4. Take the ramp to I-496 E
0.2 mi
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-496 E/Pennsylvania Ave
446 ft
6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs forInterstate 496 E and merge onto I-496 E
4.9 mi
7. Continue onto US-127 S
29.4 mi
8. Take the I-94 W exit toward Chicago
0.4 mi
9. Merge onto Interstate 94 W
1.9 mi
10. Take exit 136 toward Spring Arbor
0.9 mi
11. Merge onto I-94BUS E/M-60 W

Continue to follow M-60 W
12.0 mi
12. Turn left onto N Main St
1.2 mi
13. Continue onto Pulaski Rd
6.6 mi
14. Slight left onto Concord Rd
0.9 mi
15. Turn left onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
16. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Toledo Ohio to DarkSyde acres haunted House
Toledo, OH
1. Head west on W Bancroft St towardParkwood Ave
0.7 mi
2. Slight right onto Monroe St
482 ft
3. Take the 1st right onto N Detroit Ave
0.2 mi
4. Slight right to merge onto I-75 N towardDetroit
0.7 mi
5. Take exit 204 on the left to merge onto I-475 W toward U.S. 23/Sylvania/Ann Arbor
6.5 mi
6. Take exit 14 to merge onto US-23 Ntoward Sylvania/Ann Arbor

Entering Michigan
7.7 mi
7. Take exit 5 toward Blissfield Adrian
0.4 mi
8. Turn left onto St Anthony Rd
499 ft
9. Continue onto US-223 N
40.6 mi
10. Continue onto US-127 N
0.8 mi
11. Turn left onto US-12 W/Chicago Rd
9.8 mi
12. Slight right onto E Litchfield Rd
4.2 mi
13. Turn right onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
1.3 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Mishawaka Indiana, to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House

Mishawaka, IN
1. Head east on Lincolnway E toward N Byrkit Ave
1.1 mi
2. Turn left onto IN-331 N/Capital Ave
5.0 mi
3. Turn right onto the Interstate 80/Interstate 90 ramp to Toll Road

Toll road
0.2 mi
4. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-80 E

Toll road
61.2 mi
5. Take exit 144 to merge onto I-69 N towardLansing

Partial toll road
Entering Michigan
15.1 mi
6. Take exit 13 for US-12 toward Quincy/Coldwater
0.3 mi
7. Turn left onto US-12 E/E Chicago St
17.2 mi
8. Turn left onto Concord Rd
4.8 mi
9. Turn right onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
10. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250
Chicago, IL to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville, MI near Jackson ~

1. Head south on S Federal St toward W Van Buren St
0.2 mi
2. Turn right onto W Congress Pkwy
0.3 mi
3. Continue onto I-290 W
0.4 mi
4. Take the exit onto I-90 E/I-94 E towardIndiana
7.5 mi
5. Keep left to continue on I-90 E, follow signs for Interstate 90 Skyway E/Indiana Toll Rd

Partial toll road
Entering Indiana
28.5 mi
6. Continue onto I-80 E/I-90 E

Toll road
123 mi
7. Take exit 144 to merge onto I-69 N towardLansing

Partial toll road
Entering Michigan
15.1 mi
8. Take exit 13 for US-12 toward Quincy/Coldwater
0.3 mi
9. Turn left onto US-12 E/E Chicago St
17.2 mi
10. Turn left onto Concord Rd
4.8 mi
11. Turn right onto E Mosherville Rd
1.3 mi
12. Turn left onto Rowe Rd

Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
Darksyde Acres Haunted House
11375 Rowe Rd
Jonesville, MI 49250

Come see us in 2013

So be sure to Come see us in 2013 as you can see we are pretty darn close to EVERYWHERE! Did you know that 80% of our guests here at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House, travel between two to four hours one way to come visit us every year?  Be sure to come out and see what has everyone dying to visit us year after year, could it be that we are one of the Biggest Haunted Houses in the world? Could it be that we are one of the Scariest Haunted Houses in Michigan? Thats UP TO YOU to decide, But whatever it is, it has our guests traveling all over Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois to come visit us during the Halloween season…. Maybe its the Hay ride, or possibly the Outdoor Maze, Its definitely not the pumpkin Patch because we don’t have one of those yet…. :)   Be sure to buckle up, drive safe and watch out for Deer…..

Friday The 13th Haunted House

Haunted House on Friday the 13th

Thats Right! On Friday the 13th, DarkSyde Acres Haunted House will be prying open her rusted shut Gates, and kicking off the 2013 Michigan Haunted House season in typical DarkSyde Style with an extreme twist. Friday the 13th will be our eighteen and older night with no exceptions and valid Identification required at the Ticket booth. The Gates will open at eight O’clock, the Ticket booth will open at  eight Thirty and the show will start at Nine O’clock and Run until Midnight or until the last Guest goes thru.

Three Haunted Houses for  Twenty Dollars

Twenty Dollars for three Haunted Houses with over  seventy Thousand square feet of in your face horrors plus our Indoor Interactive waiting area that is nearly six thousand square feet huge, where our resident ghouls, girls and depraved degenerates will keep you entertained while you wait your turn to embrace your DarkSyde! Come see what Makes DarkSyde Acres Haunted house the most EXTREME haunted House in Michigan and one of the worlds Largest Haunted Houses in 2013.  Be sure to visit the DarkSyde Carnivale, in our midway, where you  can enjoy a bonfire, and keep an eye on those pesky europeans for us, They moved onto the property last month and refuse to leave, Constantly making noise and keeping us up all night with their hooting and hollering perfecting their skills of Fire Breathing, sword swallowing, fortune telling and who knows what else.

Tell a friend, send an enemy

Yep, tell a friend and send an enemy, we’ll take care of the rest! Our Ghoulish Girls will lure them into a dark Hallway where Old man Cox awaits with a club and a shovel. Just kidding the Hallway isn’t really all that dark. See you on friday the thirteenth and lets kick off the 2013 Halloween season off with a Bang! 

Dreadful Darlings spotlight Artist of the Month

Spotlight Artist of the Month, Dreadful Darlings

Today we will be showcasing an amazing local Artist, Debi White of Dreadful Darlings is our Spotlight Artist of the Month.  Earlier in 2013 we received an email from a local Artist asking permission to create a DarkSyde Acres Haunted House Inspired piece, Of course we were flattered and said yes, however we did not expect to be blown away by her amazing  talent. When the piece was finished, Debi posted pictures of it and all I can say is that we were totally blown away at how incredible it was. Debi’s attention to detail is unsurpassed in every one of a kind sculpture. Her work features many different styles and covers a variety of themes, but I will have to say that personally I feel her work shines brightest in the Halloween Genre as you can see for yourself below.

 Our first look at Dreadful Darlings ~ DarkSyde Acres

Debi’s piece titled DarkSyde Acres was our first look at Dreadful Darlings, and what an amazing look it was, featuring a scarecrow in a pumpkin patch with Snakes, Pumpkins, and a ground breaking, brain craving, flesh eating, zombie, I can only imagine what this would look like in a full sized scene set back in the Woods, enveloped in Darkness, leading the way from the parking lot to the Haunted House. Once we seen her work, we had to contact her and showcase her to our fans. Check out a few pictures of DarkSyde Acres created by Dreadful Darlings.

Dreadful Darlings Self Bio

Below is a self Bio of Dreadful Darlings and a few more pictures of her Artwork. Hello my name is Debi and welcome to Dreadful Darlings. I started my business three years ago as an outlet for all of the creatures running through my mind. I am a self taught polymer clay Artist, for as long as I can remember I have been dabbling in different artistic mediums but polymer clay has found a place in my soul. I create one of a kind custom gothic and Halloween art using polymer clay , found , and vintage objects. Polymer Clay is a wonderful and versatile medium that can be worked in a number of different ways and I spend many a long and dark night seeing what I can create next. Step out of the woods and into the Darkness of my mind and see what Dreadful Darlings can Create for you.

  Ghoulishly horrific work

As you can see Debi’s art work is Ghoulishy Horrific, and we are going to be keeping a close eye on her in the years to come. All of her dreadful Darlings are available for purchase and she attends many Craft shows through out the country so keep a eye out for her and her wonderful one of a kind halloween inspired artworks. Here are a few more pictures for you to enjoy and look her up on Facebook as her website is coming soon. https://www.facebook.com/lildebi35

 

Michigan Haunted Hay Ride 2013

 2013 Haunted Hay Ride in Michigan

Old Man Cox has spent the better part of 2013 working on building a bigger and better Haunted Hay Ride for DarkSyde Acres this Halloween in Michigan. The 2013 haunted Hayride is 100% Family Friendly and designed for the Younger family Members that cannot enjoy the 3 indoor Haunted Houses that are recommended for 16 and older due to the extreme scary environment. The Hayride is nearly a full mile long and putts along at a slow  pace while our guests take a  old fashioned tractor drawn hay wagon Ride thru the back woods of DarkSyde Acres Haunted House.

Haunted Hay Ride

You never know what to expect on the Haunted Hay Ride at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions, It isn’t the Scariest Hay Ride in Michigan but its definitely one of the best in our opinion for Families just wanting to get into the Halloween spirit, and nothing says Halloween like the crisp fall air and a old fashion hay ride. So Bundle up the Family, grab the children and drive on out to Jonesville, which is about 20 minutes southwest of Jackson and climb  up on our Hay ride wagon and get ready for a good old time out back in the woods of DarkSyde Acres, Don’t forget to stop by the Concessions Stand for some Hot Cocoa or other great treats for the ride.

Ladd’s Evil Acres Hay Ride

Also this 2013 Halloween season  has us cross promoting with Ladd’s evil Acres Hay Ride, located about 7 miles away from DarkSyde Acres, If you are in the mood for a hay ride with a little more bite.  Be sure to visit Adam Ladd and his wonderful Hay Ride after you visit DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions.

 

Gearing up for 2013 Haunted House Season

 Haunted House  2013 Season Gearing up

As time slips by, and the 2013 Halloween season  quickly approaches, It’s time for DarkSyde Acres Haunted House to start going into overdrive to gear up and tweak the final details for the Haunted House. As with every year, our Haunted House has made some changes for our guests. Big Changes are happening to ensure that we stay one of the worlds largest Haunted House’s right here in your own Backyard, in the Michigan, ohio, and Indiana market.  Our Guests are the best Haunted house guests in the whole world and we want to make sure we keep stepping up our game, to make DarkSyde Acres the scariest Haunted house in Michigan just for YOU!

New DarkSyde Carnivale in our 2013 Midway

New for 2013 will be the Midway DarkSyde Carnivale, which will feature a Demented Ringmaster and his group of traveling deviants. They Arrived a few weeks ago and have been making our lives a living nightmare. Aside from The Ringmaster, there is a old Gypsy queen, who will read your fortune within her Gypsy wagon, a old time Block head, jugglers, glass walkers, fire eaters, sword swallowers and more…. All I can say is watch your wallets, because I think there is more than meets the eyes with this bunch of evil carnies.

3 Extreme indoor Haunted Houses and more.

As always DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions has 3 indoor Extreme Haunted Houses, our Indoor Haunted Houses are Not for the Faint of Heart or young children, We push the envelope on every subject matter. Extreme Violence is depicted, Extreme Gore is depicted, Extreme situations , we say Extreme, we do not take the word lightly. If you want to visit a Scary Haunted house in michigan in 2013 this Halloween , then come on out and find out what Got DarkSyde Acres Voted Best Haunted house in Multiple categories in 2012. 
A word of Advice , you better come prepared when Boarding the Haunted Ghost ship, The Dark Abyss, lest you become stew for the crew. It seems they are always on the lookout for a bot of Fresh Meat pie. 

Within the Dark Abyss’ Haunted Hull, you can run but you cannot Hide, you’ll never know which hallway will lead you to your uncertain death, or perhaps you’ll find The Dreaded captain Carcass’s treasure room.

But either way you turn, you’re sure to have a great time getting the crap scared out  of you aboard the Dark Abyss , 1 of 3 Extreme haunted Houses at DarkSyde.

Speaking of the undead, don’t forget to check out the Catacombs while our Haunted House this Halloween. While the smallest of our 3 indoor haunted houses, its not  for the chicken livered, The Catacombs Haunted House is Packed full of Zombies that want nothing more than to dismember you and pick up the pieces afterwards to beat their next victim senseless. 

These rude and crude, Zombies are lead by a scary Zombie who goes by the name Richter Mortis and he is sure to leave a lump in your shorts. 

There is so much to see and so little time, so you better Run not only to see everything at one of the worlds biggest Haunted Houses but your life may depend on it, remember you dont have to run fast to survive the night, you just have to run faster than your friends.

 

WDIV Vote 4 the Best contest 2013

WDIV vote 4 the best Contest 2013

WDIV channel 4 out of Detroit is hosting their WDIV vote 4 the best Haunted House contest for the 2013  halloween season. Over the next few  days we will be posting a few reviews and recommendations from our Fans. Be sure to check them out and be sure to please go and Vote for DarkSyde Acres Haunted House on the link provided at the bottom.

Reviews and recommendations.

Below are some of the Reviews and Recommendations that DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions have received so far this year 2013, A lot of people claim we are not on the biggest Haunted House in Michigan, but also the scariest.   So without further ado here we go. ENJOY!
Best Haunted House that I have ever been to, and the only one that has made me scream like a little girl. I’ve seen more people checking over the shoulders as they walk back to their cars, jumping when their own clothing brushes their skin…it’s a fantastic adrenaline rush! I’ve never witnessed anything more thrilling, or terrifying, in my entire life. Well designed, no robots/animatronics, all actors. This is the REAL deal.
This, is the epitome of true fear. Best haunt around well worth the drive from Canada that’s for sure Such a wicked fun place
So Much to do at the DarkSyde, Hear its going to be be bigger and better than ever this year…. 5 stars!
Best Darn Haunted House this side of the rio grande………
Epic. No previous comments required.

EPIC doesn’t even come close…….”I crapped my pants, I’m so sorry” is closer >:) Be sure to see the scariest, sexiest and awesome-sauciest haunt in michigan
AWESOME!
bring a new pair of shots with you so when not if you mess your britches this is the best darn haunt around for real
The best haunted house EVER!!! Love the staff!!!
We Love the DarkSyde!
BRILLIANT!!!!
best ever Erienne
Best ever and will be better this year!
This is by far the best haunted house in Michigan. It is never the same year to year. Even if you were there last year there’s plenty of new to see this year!
the best ever haunted house a must see haunt you dont want to miss the fun come one come all every one needs a good scare
Made me pee my pants a little!

If you have not been here, you should really consider a family outing out to Darksyde or bring a few friends. You will not be disappointed!
every one needs to come out and see this haunt its amasing Leslie
I just love this place…. best of the best an y’all need to check this haunted house out if you haven’t yet so worth the drive an money
Not just the best but the most intense in the state! Definetly a must see! -
Simply the best! What more can I say?
This place is awesome. I have a great time every time I go there.
you all ROCK!!!!
The Very Best Haunted House in the whole United States
Best haunt attraction in the Midwest period!!
Go to the DarkSyde~ You wont be disappointed.
Best haunt in Michigan!! My brother and I have been to all kinds of haunts and this one is the hands down best one we have been too. If you like actor interaction instead of pop out animatronics then this is the place for you!
Great Haunt and great people!
This place is awesome!! I can’t believe that I didn’t find them sooner!! :) Keep rockin’ Darksyde!!!
The best haunt in all of Michigan!
Best Adult haunt I’ve been to in a Long time. They will have you screaming in no time. Better bring along a change of undies :D

Amazing haunt! Love the gore, the attractions, and the actors!!!! The best in the area!
Best haunted house in michigan!
Sinister, eerie and well worth it!
They will scare the screams right out of you muhahaha!
A great haunt with great actors!
Wear diapers!
Great attraction, not for the weak!!!
Intense haunted house with awesome actors!
Extremely creative and enthusiastic staff!!
I’ve been to this haunt twice in two different years. DarkSyde Acres is a unique experience in that it has multiple haunts at one location and it continues to evolve each and every haunt season. Highly recommend!
I drive 2 and a half hours every year to check it out. #1 haunt in my book.
amazing… a must… )

DARKSYDE FOR THE WIN BECAUSE THE JUST THAT good
Voted scariest in Michigan last year! But don’t take our word for it,
Want a great thrill? Want to be scared outta your mind? Get your butts here and enjoy the night
the best time i ever had at a haunt by far DarkSyde

They do man amazing job on ever level….best I have ever been to!
One of the most unique takes on the classic haunted house venue…absolutely love it.

Thank you so Much be sure to vote for us 2013

Thank you all so Much and please be sure to vote and let WDIV know that DarkSyde Acres Haunted House is the BEST Haunted House in 2013. Heres the Easy link to vote. http://4thebest.clickondetroit.com/place/11163-darksyde-acres

 

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