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haunted house interview with a monster in Michigan 2015


Michigan monster at haunted house interview

 Hey there kiddies, Its Old Man Cox and I’m here again to interview a haunted house monster here at DarkSyde Acres haunted house in Jonesville, Michigan. This weeks guest is the infamous dirty doctor , the man with the hands, the creepy, the scary, the sick Doctor Ickk. Everyone grab a seat and a cup of your favorite beverage and lets get this show on the road!


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Dr.Ickk at DarkSyde Acres haunted house in Michigan

Whats your name?  They call me Dr.Ickk, Even though I lost my License to practice Medicine years ago. Ickk old boy, I wouldn’t call what you do practicing, I think you’ve perfected your practice. Then again I wouldn’t exactly call what you practice, Medicine either. Regardless you bring a whole new meaning of depravity to our haunted house.

Which haunted house of the 7 different haunted Attractions do you lurk within? Not sure but I was told that I crawled out from under a rock. So many rocks to look under at DarkSyde Acres haunted house and you never know who is going to turn up. I’m pretty sure we dug up quite a few of our zombies for the catacombs haunted house out back from under a few of those rocks. 

What is your official title at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House? Dr. Ickk….(The dirty doctor of DarkSyde). I’ve heard about you, they say you’ve got a pretty mouth and have some pretty scary one liners. Thank you for keeping our haunted house interview PG-13 today

Have you ever worked at another Haunted House? I have worked in the past at The theater that dripped blood in the Michigan theater years ago. That was way before my time in the Jackson, Michigan area. We have a few other monsters, zombies, and ghouls who frequent the Michigan Theater for the Rocky Horror Picture shows, and the Jackson film festivals. I haven’t got to visit yet, but hope to do so later in 2015.

How long have you been scaring at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House?  I’m not sure, four or five years, Time flies when you are having fun and scaring the ladies. According to our records, you have been a steady staple since our third year, which means that you are heading into your sixth Halloween season with DarkSyde Acres haunted house.

Do you have a favorite scary movie? I have so many, I could not list them all, but what you call “scary” I call comedy…well that or home movies. Doctor Ickk, Your home movies can also be referred as to exhibit A. 

Do you have a special scare tactic? I love to be creepy and I am always behind you before you know it. The old sneak up behind them trick, except when you do it, the sheep run away in terror!

What is your favorite type of Guest to scare? I like the screamers. well, I just love to scare anyone,when you have a taste for fear you can never get enough. The screamers give me a headache, in all fairness though I tend to give them a headache or two myself.

Have you ever made someone poop their pants? I don’t think I have personally, I have made a few pee. I think you’re just being modest, Dr. Ickk. I’m sure you’ve made people poop their pants at our haunted house. 


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be sure to visit DarkSyde acres haunted house in michigan

Your favorite haunted house memory

Do you have a all time favorite Scare memory? There’s so many, but I have to say that my all time favorite  scare was when a lady maybe in her twenties was with a group of friends in the Que line and she had her back turned to me chatting with her friends. I got behind her and got inches from the back of her head and whispered “Don’t you hate it when creepy guys sneak up on you?” she turned her head back slowly and looked at me and began to shiver. I heard water hit the floor and I looked down, yep she peed. Then she said “I got to go” I said “Looks like you did!” she jumped line and ran out and never came back. That’s a great one Dr. Ickk, I love it when you actually hear the water hit the floor, and then watch their faces when the realized that they actually just had a accident in their pants. Most people think that people really don’t pee or poop their pants at a haunted house, and are so surprised when it happens to them.

Where were you born? I was hatched in Jackson, Michigan. That explains your over sized egghead. I’m just kidding, I think you’ve got the perfect face for working at a haunted house.

What was your family dynamic? I love my DarkSyde family and they love me, well,it is Jonesville so it’s all good. Aww and we do love you Dr. Ickk. Our haunted house family is like no other family. We accept everyone for who and what they are. 

How was your childhood? Oh the days of playing doctor….oh wait….I still do that. Less playing and more slaying dear Doctor.

What was the most traumatizing event in your life?  The day fluffy the love sheep deflated. oh the horror of it all.  he was so flat and un-fluffy. Poor Fluffy. I told you that you wear gonna wear a hole in him if you didn’t slow down. Friction is not your friend. lubricate! Good news though, Rob bought you a bicycle tire repair kit.

What brought you here DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville, Michigan? I came as a guest years ago. They kidna….umm… surprise adopted me! Yes thats it, they surprised adopted me. You should come out and see if they will “adopt” you too. Kidnapped is such a harsh word Ickk. You looked so sad and lonely standing there without my big old burlap bag over your head, so I fixed it and here we are nearly 6 Halloween seasons later.

How do you feel towards other people? I love people, on a plate, with ketchup and maybe some veggies. One of my favorite things is when you refer to our haunted house guests as chicken nuggets, you laugh, I laugh, they all laugh, until the bag comes out and in they go.

How do they regard you? They never seem to stick around long enough to tell me. Not that I give them a chance when they do. You can fix that with a big stick, a bag and a double dose of NyQuil.

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Dr. ickk resident ghoul at DarkSyde Acres haunted house in michigan

Is there anyone/anything you absolutely despise? Guests that come to a haunted house to be idiots and not come to have fun. if you wanna be Mr./Mrs. macho idiot, go play video games with the other mindless drones.  That is a general peeve at almost every single haunted house I talk to. Seriously, if you don’t want to go to a haunted house, don’t go. You’ll just ruin the experience for everybody. That type of guest is also the same ones who leave negative reviews every chance they get to prove what big bad people they are. 

What makes you unique/different? Have you met me? I guess the best way to explain that is my dark desires that go beyond most of the monsters taste. That and my hacked hands also make me unlike any other ghoul you will ever meet. Doctor Ickk, You are definitely a unique brand of haunted house monster, I’ve met plenty but you sir take the cake. Your perverse humor and quick wit make for a entertaining time with all of our guests at DarkSyde Acres.

If you are deceased, how did you die? I am not dead,I just smell that way. Blood, guts, and gore do not smell like roses, well…to most people, but my friends say I smell delicious. Blood, guts, gore and more are my all time favorite things to play with. I even have one of those Blood, guts gore and more T-shirts from Bodybag Entertainment. It’s a Vintage piece now. Speaking of T-shirts I need to pick me up a few of the DarkSyde Acres Haunted House T-shirts this year. I wonder what the 2015 design is going to be.

What are your hopes and aspirations? I hope for more victims, and I aspire to keep them forever and ever. One way or another! That’s awesome Ickk, I love a guy with aspirations to better himself and those around him.

This concludes my interview with a Michigan haunted house monster, Thank you Dr. Ickk for joining us today and sharing with us. all I can say is  Doctor Ickk ain’t right.  Be sure to keep an eye out for future interviews with your other favorite haunted house monsters, zombies, ghouls, and more. Wait until you see who I have lined up for next weeks interview with a haunted house monster segment! Scare ya later! 

Old Man Cox busy at the haunted house

Old Man Cox busy at the haunted house

Michigan Haunted House Zombie interviewed at DarkSyde Acres

Haunted House in Michigan Zombie Interview

Ok Kiddies, Once again as promised Old Man Cox has a interview with yet another  of the Ghouls at DarkSyde Acres Haunted house in Michigan, this time I’m interviewing one of the Zombies in the Catacombs. So grab a chair, turn the lights down low, put on some relaxing music and lets see what Richter Mortis has to say about himself in this Michigan Haunted House zombie interview.

Whats your name?

Richter Mortis

Richter Mortis? Richter Mortis? Oh wait a minute I get it.. It’s a word play on Rigor Mortis , which just happens to be  one of the recognizable signs of death caused by chemical changes in the muscles after death, causing the limbs of the corpse  to become stiff and difficult to move or manipulate. In humans, it begins after about three to four hours, and reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates from approximately 24 hours after death.  Well played Richter Mortis well Played.

Haunted House zombie in Michigan

Richter Mortis Darksyde acres Haunted House zombie



Where are you from?

Norway, but my parents were from Philadelphia originally.

Interesting, Did you know that the Worlds most easy to scare man also comes from Norway? Apparently this guy poops his pants at the mere thought of a mouse fart in the wind, His co-workers have made quite the spectacle of him much to their amusement. Poor Basse,  be sure to check him out on you tube.

Which of the 7 different haunted Attractions do you lurk within?

The Catacombs!

Isn’t The Catacombs Haunted House is one of the three indoor Haunted Houses  at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and attractions in Michigan ? Its the Haunted House with all of the darn brain eating, maggot infested Zombies. One of my favorite parts is walking through the Cemetery  near the beginning of it. Zombies and Haunted Houses are a perfect match. HA! I also like Shooting the Zombies with Paintball Guns at the Zombie Paintball attraction… Maybe in 2015 I’ll be able to shoot a few paint balls at you Richter Mortis.

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 What is your official title at DSA?

I used to be called the butthole zombie, but now I’m the leader of the zombies

Don’t Kid yourself Richter, you’ll always be the butthole Zombie in our eyes. All Kidding aside, I bet you keep your hands full trying to keep all of those Zombies in line, I hear Zombies aren’t the brightest bunch, In fact the Clowns in Klowntown have said that Zombies are down right brainless.

 Have you ever worked at another Haunted House?

Nope. I wouldn’t call what I do here work either. It’s more like a 4 to 5 hour buffet every Friday and Saturday during the months of September and October.

 How long have you been a Michigan Haunted House Zombie?

 How long have you been scaring at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House?

Since 2011

So This will be your fifth year as a Zombie in a Michigan Haunted House in 2015, That’s pretty impressive, Most Zombies fall to pieces within the first 6 months after Halloween. You Must be living right and watching who you eat. 2015 will be DarkSyde Acres Haunted House’s eighth year Michigan. Time sure flies when your’e having fun scaring people.

 Do you have a favorite scary movie?

People under the stairs. The Guy in the S&M suit cracks me up!

Nice Choice of scary movies, so basically what you’re saying is that you like guys in  skin tight suits? Personally I like em’ in M&M suits, and minus the penis’ but thats just me.

Do you have a special scare tactic?

Shock and Awe!

LOL I bet you got to love the Shock and Awe I just pooped my pants faces, you get while scaring the crap out of people at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House. 

 What is your favorite type of Guest to scare?

I like the teenage girls (a group of 4 or more) who scream in octaves only dogs can hear. They either huddle or scatter!

Wait, I thought you said you liked the guys in skin tight suits, How about a Emo boy in skinny jeans? 

Have you ever made someone poop their pants?

On many occasions! I’ve made them crap, pee, pass out, I’ve made grown men cry and once had a 9 year old girl ninja-kick me in the ribs out of reflex.

Better the Ribs than your no-no spot, nothing can take the fun out of being a Michigan haunted house zombie and scaring people than having them drop kick your sack from the 50 yard line.

 Do you have a all time favorite Scare memory?

Horsejuice and I once worked together on a scare that made these two girls jump 15 feet back and gained a foot and a half altitude before hitting the wall like a couple of rag dolls. I laughed at that one for an hour!

Hard to believe some people call that work, sounds like a good time to me. I’m not even going to ask you in the heck would name a zombie Horse Juice. 

 What was your family dynamic?

Mother, father, 2 half  brothers. (My mom got around, alright?)  Recently my brothers Moldy and Mulciber have unearthed. So you may be seeing them this fall as well.

Oh yeah, your mother gets around all right. Ha! Tell her I got room for one more in the back of the truck. Don’t worry Richter, I’ll have her home before Eleven, well must of her anyways.

 How was your childhood?

Born in Norway, raised in Amsterdam. What can I say?

Speaking of being raised in Norway, stop me if you’ve heard this one, Ole’s neighbor Sven had a boy, Sven Junior, who came home one day and asked, “Papa, I have da biggest feet in da third grade. Is dat becoss I’m Norvegian?” “No,” said Sven, “It’s because you’re NINETEEN. HA!  That kills me! Laugh it up Richter Mortis, Its not often I get to tell that joke to normal folks.

What was the most traumatizing event in your life?

Pre mortem: Being shot.

Post mortem: being nicked in the head with a shovel by Hettie who was digging me up for haunt season last year!

You can never trust a Hettie with a shovel, I bet she didn’t even say she was sorry, being the hateful ghoul that she is. Wouldn’t surprise me none if she wasn’t the one who shot you in the first place. 

What made you become a DarkSyde Acres Haunted House zombie?

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What brought you here to be a zombie in Michigan at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House?

It’s the only place in Michigan, where I can be myself and not be arrested or shot at by local authorities.

The Management team at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House takes in all kinds of misfits from all walks of life, including Zombies, ghouls, clowns, pirates and the occasional dancing dead girl, I bet you fit right in with that morbid crowd.

How do you feel towards other people?

They’re delicious!

Speaking of Delicious here’s another funny for you, What does a zombie get when he comes home late for dinner?
 The cold shoulder! get it boy, a cold shoulder? get it? get it?

How do they regard you?

They often accuse me of wearing a mask. Funny, they are the ones still wearing the flesh on their skulls.

Sweet delicious flesh, you’re making me hungry Richter, whats for lunch?

Is there anyone/anything you absolutely despise?

People who won’t get the hell in the coffin! (I end up barfing in their hair to motivate them)

 I have the same problem trying to get the girls into the burlap bags, its not like I don’t clean the bags out first.

 What makes you unique/different?

I’m like a cross between Beetle juice, Skeletor, and Jack Nicholson.

I can see the resemblance, you handsome dog you.

 If you are deceased, how did you die?

Severe jock itch infection

I told you to stay away from those DarkSyde Girls, but no, you wouldn’t listen. Now look at you!

What are your hopes and aspirations?

To see if I can’t get entire groups of people to crap themselves!

If you do, you’re going to have to clean it up, That’s not in my job description at the Haunted House, and they don’t Pay me near enough to clean up that much poop. Well Kiddies that concludes my Interview with Richter Mortis , one of my all time favorite Haunted House Zombies in Michigan. stay tuned for my next Interview coming soon to 

Old Man Cox Interviews a Haunted House in Michigan, Character: Inside the mind of a Monster

Inside the Mind of a Monster: An Interview with a Darksyde Acres in Michigan Haunted House Character

Ok Once again Its Old Man Cox, and I’m here to interview a Monster from DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Michigan to see whats on his mind, everyone please give a warm welcome to Bubbles, many of you may know him from your visits to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville, Michigan.


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So lets start with something simple, whats your name? Bubbles.
Bubbles is a interesting choice of names, Your parents must have had such high hopes for you.
Where were you born? In the mind of a psycho.
Holy crap boy, we might be Kin’
Where are you from? Homer, Michigan originally. I live in south Texas now.
Nope, we ain’t kin folk, nothing comes out of Texas, but Steers and …… and those Clown Horns don’t count boy….
What was your family dynamic? Momma, is it time to find a new daddy again.
Stop calling me daddy and tell your mother to stop calling me period, no seriously tell her to stop calling….
How was your childhood? Great. I made friends all the time. although I could never figure out what to do with the left over parts.
Sharing is caring, pass me one of those dang legs.
What was the most traumatizing event in your life? Your face.
Ouch! Its obvious that you don’t play well with others. I am a sensitive flower, now take it back!
What brought you here to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House? A glorious angel named Old Man Cox.
You like me, you really like me, now who the heck are you calling an Angel, sparkle panties?
Which of the 7 different haunted attractions can you be found lurking within? Klown Room
And that is reason number 436 that I stay out of the clown room at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House.

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Lets get a little bit of info about your duties at Darksyde Acres Haunted House in Michigan
What is your official title at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Michigan? Former Klown Room Team Leader, now random guest actor when I can make it back to DSA.
Oh brother, I bet the TSA just loves going through your bags at the airport but from what I understand Bubbles, you will always be the Klown room team leader, why you’re a legend in Michigan haunted house history.
How long have you been scaring at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House? 6 years, I think. Not nearly long enough.
That sounds about right, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2015
Have you ever worked at another Haunted House? Yes, but not as an actor, as security.
That is just crazy talk, who in their right mind hires a clown to do security?
How do you feel towards other people? I love people. I just want to give them hugs and never let them go.
I know how you feel, Ive got a truck load of them myself as we speak. That reminds me, a few of them are getting kind of ripe, if you know what I mean.
How do they regard you? They want me to let them go.


Haunted house in Michigan clown grabs girl

Yeah well, we all can’t get what we want all the dang time, Right Bubbles?
Is there anyone/anything you absolutely despise? Zombies. They taste funny.
Funny thing is that is what the Zombies in the Catacombs haunted house said about the Clowns in klowntown
What makes you unique/different? I’m a Klown, duh.
No doubt about it, you big shoe wearing, red nose blowing, horn tooting, butt grabbing Klowns are something else.
Do you have a special scare tactic? Pretending to be a prop is fun. I like to convince people I’m not real and then boom. I also enjoy sneaking up on people and getting them from behind.
And that whole getting people from behind is reason number 437 why I just refuse to go into the clown room at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House, I has an outty and it’s going to stay that way!


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What is your favorite type of Guest to scare? The D-Bag who’s trying to act tough.
Ah yes, the tough guys, aren’t they just adorable? It seems to me that they are usually the ones tossing salads and little babies at the guys and ghouls in the haunted house, while they run the other way.
Have you ever made someone poop their pants? We’ve had some poopers in the Klown Room, but it’s from all the anal trauma.
And here we have reason 438 why I dont go in the clown room, you klowns ain’t right in the head.
Do you have a all time favorite Scare memory? I was waiting in the hall for a group, standing against the wall pretending to be a prop. The D-Bag of the group ran ahead of his group to try and scare them. He came into the hall and stood against the wall directly across from me and waited for his friends, so I waited too. As the rest of the group came through the sheet into the hallway he jumped out and yelled “BOO”. They screamed, he laughed, it was beautiful. When they all settled down I slammed my hands against the metal wall and shot towards them screaming “My Turn”, they all hit the floor, including the guy who was just standing 4 foot away from me. He was screening ” Oh my God, I thought it was fake.


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That was a great story Bubbles, Thank you for taking the time to share a little bit of what goes on in that helium filled head of yours. People often ask me if DarkSyde Acres Haunted House, has clowns and I can honestly tell them that we don’t have one clown at DSA. Clowns are for Circuses and Birthday parties and we don’t gots none of those…. Now Klownes on the other hand are a totally different breed of critter and those we got to many of.Thank you Everyone for visiting the blog and we hope to see you during the 2015 Halloween Haunted House season.

A day in the life of a Michigan Haunted House clown

Just another Day in the life of a Clown in a Michigan Haunted House

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 Good Morning Minions, Its Old Man Cox and one of our favorite Haunted House Clowns at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Michigan has agreed to Ghost write a few stories about her day to day life at DSA, so sit right down and get comfortable and read the first installment of Jiggles.  Even as a young child I was amused by bright lights, the sound of screams, and laughter. Don’t let me fool you it was all about the screams. I was always dressing in bright colors and I could really care less if people stared, laughed or made fun of me because it fueled the fire to my madness and obsessions for Halloween and the unknown world that I yearn to reach for.


Michigan Haunted House clown

I know your wondering who I am and where I came from, to most people I just say: Hey i’m Jiggles, you’ll never know how old I am and I live in the depths of your worst nightmares. You may ask yourself, “Jiggles” what kind of name is that? Well it’s my stage name for the best haunted house you could ever go to in Michigan! I do have a real name but I choose not to use it anymore for some of the things that I enjoy doing. You’ll find out about these things later on, in the very near future as I begin to share some of my dirty little secrets.

People Pooping their Pants  at  Michigan Haunted House

I definitely live up to my name as you’ll never know where i’ll be or who I will choose to chase from one moment to the next, Maybe it will be you that I talk sweetly to in a corner in a darkened hallway. One thing you should know though is that I am dead and I have been for many years, I just cant seem to gather myself to leave this wonderful place that I call home…. GOTCH YA !!! I’m not dead silly, i’m just a clown that will haunt you until you defecate in your pants!! Yeah, it happens just ask my family, They will be sure to tell you story’s of people pooping their pants at our haunted house on Halloween.
Sure most of you think i’m just a big ole  Halloween bag full of beans or just telling stories, but trust me when I say it’s all true and it is one of the biggest reasons why us crazy clowns can’t have or never get to keep nice things. We are just so pushy and needy and lure both men and women into our trap filled with curiosity and feelings of lust, fear, and the unknown. We will try to keep you and stuff you in our fun bags or our big dark boxes! Sometimes our little friends tend to get away so i’m usually the chosen one to lace up my clown shoes and run down the halls of darkness to catch them and try to lure them back to our little mystery room filled with lights, loud music, and fun games.

Come to our Haunted House

 I bet you already want to come to our haunted house in Jonesville, Michigan and play, I really hope that when I ask you to keep you and shove you into my fun bags that your answer will be yes…. but if you do however say no then you’ll get the chase of your life and more than you could even dream about. when I first told you I am from your nightmares I don’ t think you really know how intense I can be with you. I would love to tell you more of my adventures of my clown life but you will just have to wait for now. It will have to wait until next time my dear little boys and girls, I will get in to more of the horror that I call life and give you more than you asked for in the weeks to come! Be sure to visit for updates on the upcoming 2015 Halloween Haunted House season.

Love always, Jiggles


Jiggles, DarkSyde Acres Haunted House clown

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.

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
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!
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 😀

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… )

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.


DarkSyde 2012 come and gone

DarkSyde Acres 2012 come and gone

The 2012 Halloween Haunted House season at DarkSyde Acres has come and gone. It was a whirlwind of excitement out here at the Haunt, we had many changes and many of our guests were amazed at how much different DarkSyde had become over the course of 1 year.

Guests from all over the world.

Many of you may not know,  DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and attractions is known world wide and we had guests visit us from the following countries in 2012.  Mexico, Canada, Spain,Venezuela, Germany, Thailand, Greenland, Iceland, Israel, South Africa. It always makes us happy when we listen to the screams echoing in our hallways from our International guests

A little closer to Home.

A little closer to home, DarkSyde Acres had Guests visit us from all over the country in 2012 , Being one of the Midwests largest Haunted Houses makes a few of the States a no-brainer, BUT I think you’ll be surprised at a few of the distances traveled to come see DarkSyde.  In 2012 DarkSyde had guests from the following states. Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Louisiana, Hawaii, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Mexico.  Thats right guests from 18 states visited DarkSyde acres this Halloween season, Thats guests from over one third of our great nation who came out to see what all the screaming was about!

A few memorable comments from our guests.

Below are a few of the memorable  comments left by our guests at the EXIT poll.

The Guy that was cut up on the table aked me to help him, I couldnt help him, Im not a paramedic…. He REALLY needed some help.

The Clown Room is CRAZY! I LOVED IT!

Im Peeing, Im peeing.

Lost one of our group due to fear before making it inside, then werent sure the others were going to make it into the other 2 haunted houses, because they were exhausted, out of breath, scared!

The Girl that had a nervous breakdown, and kept peeing her pants over and over and freaking out every time it happened really set the mood for us.

I loved how many Live actors you have, there are so many people stashed in every nook and cranny. IT WAS GREAT!

We peed from laughing so hard at my husband screaming like a little girl.

The interaction between the actors and guest was great!

Your actors  werent  just acting out a role, they were living and breathing every bit of it. The Costuming, The customer interactions was GREAT!

We go to haunted houses all the time , we love this stuff, BUT You guys have so much detail, every possible detail was so thought out. YOUR COSTUMES, PROPS, ACTORS,DESIGN. CHARACTERS, MONSTERS. There was just so much detail! We LOVED it!

This is some creepy stuff, we dont have stuff like this in Oklahoma.

You Guys have the Best Haunted House EVER!

The Lady with the Axe made me sh*t my pants… IM SO SORRY!

Cant please everybody

With the good there is always bad, and we have learned that you cant please everybody, every time, BUT a general complaint heard thru-out the haunt industry is ” We caught up to a group and it ruined it for us”  DarkSyde Acres Spaces our Guests by over 400 feet walking distance, All of our actors are trained to scare forward, Unfortunately there is No controlling some guests who either run all the way through the haunted house, bunching up with another group, or the guests that refuse to move forward after being scared, thus again causing a Guest pileup. DarkSyde refuses to ever become a CONGA LINE type of Attraction, and works hard to prevent the few incidents where guests bunch up, and will continue to strive to eliminate it all together.


DarkSyde Acres Haunted House would like to Thank each and everyone of our Fans, that made the trek out to the DarkSyde and help us have our best season ever! We appreciate your support every year, and look forward to scaring the crap out of you in 2013 and beyond.




Devil's Night ~ Halloween 2012 Updates

Devil’s Night ~ Halloween 2012 Updates

 The Old Man Cox weather report for Devils Night and Halloween 2012, Brisk temperatures with a chance of showers and possible Flurries. Please dress accordingly for the weather as it will be Chilly.  Do not forget to wear proper shoes for the attractions, No flip flops, sandals or high heels will be permitted. Old Man Cox  predicts a 99% chance of frozen turdsicles in your undies.  Remember that DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions has over 5000 square feet of indoor waiting area to keep our guests out of the cold while you wait. 

Grandpa Cox’s hay ride canceled due to weather conditions

 Due to the wet weather and strong wind advisory’s Grandpa Cox says  Conditions are unfavorable and will NOT be running his hay ride tonight  watch for updates on tomorrow night if the weather clears up.  Remember Grandpa Cox’s Hay Ride was created for our guests with younger children that would like to do something NON SCARY this Halloween season.

Free Suckers on Halloween!

The First 500 guests on Halloween will receive a Free Sucker or candy substitute if they say TRICK OR TREAT at the ticket window! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm FREE CANDY, minus the creepy old guy sitting in the van. 

Hope to see you this tonight and tomorrow!

Come on out tonight or tomorrow and help us wind down our Record breaking 2012 season at DarkSyde Acres haunted house in Jonesville, Michigan!


Wedding Proposal at DarkSyde

On Friday October 26th, 2012 at DarkSyde Acres Haunted House we had a guest Propose to his girlfriend in our Catacombs Haunted House. After much planning with DarkSyde staff Jeff Masternak planned a covert mission to have our zombies in the Catacombs attack his unsuspecting Girlfriend and have him rescue her from a onslaught of brain craving , maggot infested, cranium crunching, rotted flesh Zombies.  Although DarkSyde Acres often does Zombie Themed weddings performed by our resident Zombiefied Minister, this was our First Wedding proposal!

 She Said YES!

After being Cornered by our morbidly ghoulish blend of DarkSyde fiends, Jeff sprang to the rescue, dropped down on one knee and popped the question. Kayla Wells was completely Surprised and after the initial shock wore off, she said YES! Congratulations to you both,  and DarkSyde wishes you the best in your upcoming lives together…. 

Why wont you take me to DarkSyde?

Funny side note,  Rumor has it that all season Kayla was upset that Jeff  had not taken her to DarkSyde Acres Haunted House yet. SURPRISE!

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