8 reasons to visit the DarkSyde

8 Reasons to visit DarkSyde Acres

 Below are 8 reasons to visit DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions during the remainder of the 2012 Halloween season.  INDOOR WAITING

Thats right Kiddies DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville, Michigan has over 5000 square feet of indoor waiting, fully themed, detailed, and staffed with some of DarkSyde’s most ghoulish of  creatures. Many of our guests actually think that our queline is one of the Haunted Houses due to the detailed sets and pure size of it. So come on out, and dont worry about the weather because we’ve got you COVERED!

The Catacombs

 The very First Haunted House of 3 indoor Haunted Houses, The Catacombs will take you deep beneath DarkSyde Acres Haunted house for a trip thru an ancient burial chamber of the undead. Zombies await you at every twist and turn as you make your way though this undergound  maze of ZOMBIES!  Warning HIGH INTENSITY SCARES!

Klowne Towne

Not officially a FULL Haunted House, But definitely a BIG reason to visit DarkSyde Acres Haunted House would be our resident band of MISFIT Clowns, they are roaming the hallways of DarkSyde and even got their own MINI side attraction this year. These Bad boys of the clown world arent your regular animal balloon twisting, circus elephant poop picking up, birthday party appearing clowns, DarkSyde Clowns are the foulest, crudest, in your face and up your butt deviants in the Industry.


Michigan’s Longest and Darkest Black Maze featuring a few of the DarkSyde Girls and their psychotic counterparts the Rustholians, come on out and see if you can find your way thru our Pitchblack maze. NOTE: The RUSTHOLE is the Haunted Attraction that has spawned the increasing number of ADULT NIGHTS in the Haunt Industry. Often Imitated, NEVER duplicated RUSTHOLE!

The Dark Abyss

The Last of the 3 indoor Haunted Houses is actually DarkSyde Acres PREMIER Haunted Attraction! With the finest detailed sets and scurviest of all DarkSyde Actors, the Dark Abyss Haunted House sets sail every night for a journey into the unknown. Are you BRAVE enough to Board the Dark Abyss and Face Captain Carcass and his crew of the undead?

The Labyrinth Outdoor Maze

Once you exit the 3 indoor Haunted Houses , you can try your luck within the Labyrinth outdoor maze, many a poor guest has had to make their way back to the start by following a trail of breadcrumbs. do you think YOU have what it takes to navigate on of the largest outdoor mazes in Michigan? 

Zombie Massacre Paintball Challenge

Once again a DarkSyde Attraction that spawned an industry wide Behometh, DarkSyde Acres Haunted House Zombie Massacre Paintball Challenge, where you can shoot our Zombies with military grade Paintball guns. Come on out and see if you got what it takes to survive a Zombie apocalypse.

Grandpa Cox’s Haunted Hay ride

DarkSyde Added a Family Friendly NO SCARES Haunted Hay ride for our guests that wanted to experience a lighter side to the DarkSyde  for 2012. Join  Grandpa Cox as he takes you for a wagon ride thru our back 40 acres . NOTE: The 2012 Halloween Hay Ride season has been a total crap shoot when it comes to the Hay rides due to the rainy weather we have been having every week . Please remember that just because its NOT raining  when you attend an attraction it does NOT mean that the conditions are favorable for a hayride, If the fields are soaked wagons will not able to safely Navigate trails . 95% of all Haunted Hay rides have only ran 3-4 nights this season. Be sure to call in advance to make sure a hayride is running That Evening.


Old Man Cox offered this Bonus reason why you should make your way to the DarkSyde for the 2012 season….. Old Man COX says its the most FUN you can have with your pants on! Come on out and see whats got your friends screaming and your buddys Pooping!


 FrankenStorm just in time for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween 2012, a “Perfect Storm” seasonably titled FRANKENSTORM is set to hit the East Coast. The MegaStorm  will Hammer most of the  East Coast and has the potential to be one of the worst natural disasters in history. The Rare mix of Hurricane, and Winter Storm have created a Perfect storm now hitting the Caribbean and will Hit  New York and New Jersey, Analysts are predicting that FRANKENSTORM will turn into a Billion Dollar storm at Minimum. One has to wonder if this could be the beginning of the end…  Our thoughts go out to those affected by this storm.


October 26 ~ 27, 2012 Updates

October 26 ~ 27, 2012 weekend

After a Season of DarkSyde winning a numerous best of awards and attendance Record Breaking nights, DarkSyde Acres Haunted house expects large numbers this weekend seeing how it is the last weekend before Halloween and everyone would like to squeeze Darksyde into their Halloween celebrations. With that said, We recommend that you arrive early in the evening to avoid the Lines.

Old Man Cox weather report

The Old Man Cox Weather report for the the weekend of October 26 ~ 27 2012 looks good. Old Man Cox says that DarkSyde Acres Haunted House will be Seasonably chilly with Clear skies and a 100% chance for  lumpy prezzies in your skivvies. Old Man Cox would also like to remind you to please dress accordingly for the weather, and remember no flip flops, no high heels, No sandles. Its all fun and games until someone loses a pinky toe.

Come on Out and see what got us Voted Best haunted House In Michigan

Come on out and see why multiple polls have voted us The BEST Haunted House in Michigan for 2012. Thanks again to all of our fans that have voted for YOUR DARK SIDE!


HORRORLUST Haunt awards 2011

DarkSyde receives 4 awards for the 2011 haunted house season from HorrorLust

This was JUST brought to our attention this morning, and I have to say it made my day!   The Blog HORRORLUST Home of the haunt Trinity Visited DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions last year and bestowed upon us 4 Awards , Including the Haunt of the Year award. 🙂  We work our fingers to the bone year round out at DSA to create the BEST Haunted House in the Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana area, its Nice to be appreciated and apparently the Guys at HORRORLUST appreciate what we do!

The AWARDS from Horrorlust

Below are the awards bestowed on DarkSyde by HorrorLust.

Eerie Vibrations – The Eerie Vibrations award is given to the haunt considered to exude the best overall atmosphere. Atmosphere is defined by the mood of the haunt itself but can also be fostered by immediate grounds or even the surrounding area.

2011 Eerie Vibrations: Darksyde Acres

Strangely void of any other guests when we arrived, the silence permeating the grounds of this former pig farm spoke volumes. Stranger still was the surreal cyberpunk-thrash metal-hardcore haunting vibe that oozed throughout the main attraction. I couldn’t help but feel like we’d stepped into some kind of 70′s snuff film…and that was a good thing.

Monster – The Monster award is given to the haunt considered to have the best live actors of the season. In order to claim this award workers must display a certain level of intensity as well as a refusal to break character. Also crucial is the ability to improvise lines or actions when adapting to an individual guest or group.

2011 Monster: Darksyde Acres

The odd, perverted, and sultry band of ghouls at Darksyde Acres was truly what set this attraction apart from all others in 2011. They were completely committed to scaring guests or grossing them out or even kissing them if such would be required. Some may say the actors at Darksyde are less thespians than they are deranged masochists playing out their sick and twisted fantasies — and that’s alright by me

Pulse Pounder – The Pulse Pounder award is given to the haunt considered to be the most intense attraction of the season. Intensity can be gauged by a number of factors including commitment of actors, gory or realistic scenes, and harsh or loud music and sound effects. However, the most important element when considering this award is genuine fear factor.

2011 Pulse Pounder: Darksyde Acres

Our journey through Darksyde Acres sparked within me that primal fear that can only be stirred by the threat of the dark unknown. It seems to happen less and less as we visit more haunted attractions and therefore this award was well deserved.

Haunt of the Year – The Haunt of Year award is given to the haunt considered to be the best overall attraction of the season. When deciding on this award several factors are taken into consideration including the timing and intensity of actors, the pace and length of the haunt, attention to detail, use of special effects, realism of props, and most importantly the lasting imprint left on guests.

2011 Haunt of the Year: Darksyde Acres

It was early in the haunting season when we paid a visit to Darksyde Acres but it certainly left a lasting impression. If the cast wasn’t firing on all cylinders that night I can’t wait to return during the prime of this season of screams. The usual haunt etiquette was discarded with wanton recklessness and the result was a stroke of awe inspiring giddiness.

Thank you Horrorlust!

The Crew and staff at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions in Jonesville Michigan would like to say Thank you Horrorlust for your Kind words and support. Come on out and see what we have done for 2012.


DarkSyde Acres Voted Best Local Haunted House by Jacksonopolis

DarkSyde Acres Voted Best Local Haunted House by Jacksonopolis

A Few weeks ago DarkSyde Acres was nominated in a facebook poll hosted by Jacksonopolis as one of the BEST  Local Haunted Houses in the Jackson ~ Lansing area. we are proud to announce that they informed us tonight that DarkSyde Acres Haunted House was voted the NUMBER one BEST Local  Haunted House . Once again Thank you to everyone that voted for DarkSyde and showing your support!

Metro Detroits BEST Haunted House

This has been a great year for DarkSyde Acres as we were also voted the BEST haunted House in Metro Detroit for the 2012 season by WDIV’s Channel 4 VOTE 4 BEST contest. Over the course of 7 weeks DarkSyde managed to beat out some of the top Haunted Houses in Michigan for the Title of Best Haunted House. Thank you again to all of our Fans. 

Best Haunted House In Michigan Contest

Best Haunted House In Michigan

Once again DarkSyde Acres has been nominated by OUR FANS as one of the BEST haunted Houses in Michigan, this is about the 5th one this season and thus far DarkSyde Acres Haunted House  and Attractions has been raking in the awards.  First off we would like to say thanks for Nominating us, secondly I would like to say thank you for all of your undying support of our Haunted  House, Lastly please go and vote for YOUR FAVORITE Haunted House.

Vote Here !

Click on the following link to Vote for your favorite Haunted House in the FOX 47 Best Haunted House for 2012 contest.  http://www.fox47news.com/polls/175282471.html

5th Annual DarkSyde Acres Friendly Monster Kids day

5th Annual DarkSyde Acres Friendly Monster Kids day

Well the 5th annual DarkSyde Acres Friendly Monster Kids day has come and gone without a hitch.  we could not have asked for a more perfect day! It was great seeing well over 200 kids dressed up in their scariest, and cutest costumes ever. We seen Vampires, and Witches, Zombies, Gorillas, and even a Dinosaur or two roaming about the property. Our Little guests were invited to create a trick or treat bag with Chelsea and Ally at the Crafts table, then take a Hay ride out back of the property, they were also welcomed to enter the Labyrinth for an adventure through the Outdoor Maze which led them to Zombie Paintball where they were able to shoot a Zombie, Finally they entered the Sunken Pirate Ship to claim their Bootys.  

LitchField Fire Department

Special Thanks goes out to the LitchField Fire Department for bringing out 2 of their Awesome Firetrucks, the kids loved them and we appreciate your Involvement.  2 thumbs up for the LitchField FD! 

 Thank you all

DarkSyde would like to say thanks to all of our Staff as well as all of our fans that made the 5th Annual DarkSyde Acres Haunted house and attractions a success once again. We wouldnt be here without you and we appreciate your support.  

MLIVE Jackson Citizen Patriot visits DarkSyde

MLIVE Jackson Citizen Patriot visits DarkSyde

Saturday October 20, 2012 Reporters from MLIVE will be visiting DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions in their quest to find Michigan’s BEST Haunted House. Zeke Jennings and his group  from the Jackson citizen patriot will be visiting Uncle Dickie’s Wrong Turn haunted attraction and then heading out to DarkSyde.   Darksyde Acres claimed the title of Jackson Lansing Areas best Haunted House with Uncle Dickies a  following a close second in the MLIVE’S preliminary search for the areas best haunted Houses. Come on out and see whats gonna get MLIVE squirming.

Home Town Hearse Company  and More!

Dont forget to come out tonight and see the areas only Harley Davison Hearse, its a real sight to behold and from what I hear Motorcycle Icon “The General” will be making an appearance as well be bringing  two of his Classic Motorcycles. The Old Man Cox Weather report for tonight, Saturday October 20, 2012 is going to be Clear Skies, DRY, with chilly temperatures as the night wears on, Old Man Cox predicts a 98% chance of you making a poopookaka in your pants tonight at DarkSyde. Best visit the Porta Potties located just outside of the queline entrance. Remember to dress accordingly for the weather.

Busiest Night of the Year

Typically the 3rd Saturday in October is the busiest night of the Season at DarkSyde, so be sure to arrive early and avoid the crowds.


Detroit Tigers heading to the World Series

 Detroit Tigers heading to the 2012 World Series

Woot!! as you already know the Detroit Tigers are the American League Champions and are heading to the 2012 world series, After The Tigers swept the New York Yankees last night with a 8-1 win. This is 11th time the Detroit Tigers have made it to the World Series  and the second time since 2006. FOUR MORE WINS and The Detroit Tigers will be the 2012 World Series Champions!

World Series and Haunted Houses

With our Boys in the World Series , DarkSyde Acres Haunted House is offering a $5.00 off  discount for those guests with World series ticket stubs!  Enjoy the Game, and come on out to Visit the DarkSyde. GO TIGERS!

Friday October 19, 2012 Updates

BOGO Update

Heading into our Busiest weekends at DarkSyde Acres Haunted house and Attractions in Jonesville, Michigan tonight, we will once again be offering our Friday College Nights BOGO discounts, Present a VALID College ID , Purchase ONE ticket and receive ONE  ticket of equal or lesser value for FREE.   The Bogo offer has been a HUGE friday night seller with college students coming for 4 different states this year to take advantage of our College Night Offer.

Old Man Cox’s Weather report for Friday, October 19,2012

Old Man Cox’s weather report for Friday night October 19, 2012 is a 30% chance of light showers with a 97% chance of Racing stripes in your mommas Bloomers, thats right kiddies, Old Man Cox is claiming that tonight there will be a 97% chance that your momma will drop a bomb in your undies if you bring her out to the DarkSyde. Now is your chance to get even for all those remember when you pooped your pants when you were little comments at the family reunion.  Dont forget to Dress accordingly for the weather tonight and wear proper shoes, NO flip flops, sandals or high heels permitted at DarkSyde! Busy Busy Busy

Heading into the third weekend in October, Tonight will be our Busiest night EVER, so be sure to arrive early and be prepared to have a GREAT time! Bring your friends, Leave your Enemies, we will handle the rest!