Terror On The Fox was chosen for December's featured
haunt, and what a way to go out. Terror on
The Fox combines creepy atmosphere and unique
presentation to create more than just a haunted
house, it's a complete attraction, from the train ride
that takes you from the parking lot, to
the walk through a creepy trail to get to your final
destination: a creepy house set in the
Located on South Broadway Road, Terror On The Fox is
just the opposite of 'traditional' haunts,
in some aspects, it can be considered as 3 different
attractions in one, but should be
viewed as a complete attraction. Your terror-filled
evening starts off on the train, in which you ride in old
passenger cars. While inside the train a foggy mist
and eerie voice consume your senses,
telling you the story behind your journey. The train
takes you along the Fox River,
hence the name "Terror On The Fox". You must then
venture though a dark trail in order to reach
the house, which is filled with many creatures of the
night, waiting for their next victim(s).
The house features 14 rooms, in addition to three
unique themed hallways. There is the "Hallway
Of Doors" which will confuse you beyond your mind's
limit, there is the "Sideshow Hallway",
which features many original "sideshow artifacts" and
last, but certainly not least is the
"Art Gallery", in which there may be more to the
paintings on the wall than meets the eye.
Some of the favorite rooms inside include, but are not
limited to: "The Fortune Teller Room",
the front room, which is called "The Receiving Room"
or "Lobby", "The South Dakota Room", which
is a dark cave in which you must pass through on an
old bridge to reach the other end, the "Vortex Tunnel" and the "Shrink Tube", in which you
find yourself wondering, is it just you, or
is the room closing in on you? This attraction also features
scenic lighting everywhere, as
opposed to the conventional "black" hallways and rooms.
The attraction is run by David Oshefsky, of "Black Dog
Productions", and the proceeds benefit
the "Green Bay Prebble Optimists", as well as "The
National Railroad Museum" who provides the train for them to use.
"Terror On The Fox" has been in
operation for five years, and with a
budget of around $80,000, it is no wonder they put on
such a great show. The rooms and "sets"
are elaborately created with tons of detail spent to
create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that will
leave you in awe. "Black Dog Productions" and "Bad
Boys Scenic Design" are contracted to do the
for the attraction. Attention to detail
is not something these groups miss, from the
moss hanging from the cave walls, to the dust on the
stairways, this place reminds you of a
high-budget Hollywood set.
The price of admission is $11.00, which seems to be
very reasonable, considering the attraction
you are paying for. I asked David approximately how
many people they put through on a good night.
He responded by telling me that on a good night
they'll put over 2,500 people through.
Occasionally, there have been nights where they have
put over 3,000 people through in one night,
but those type of nights
are "few and far between".
David also told me that they have, on average,
9 - 10 people who never even make it through the front
door each night. One particular night,
when the "Blue Monkey Sideshow" was performing at the
attraction, more guests became unnerved
before they entered the attraction than any other.
When I asked what keeps
people coming back, I was told that throughout the
season, they make modifications and changes
throughout the house, so that if you come back more
than once in a season, you may get a
different show each time. It also helps that every
April, they tear everything down and start fresh, creating a totally unique attraction year
after year, as well as theme changes. The 2002 theme was "Tortured Souls".
With such a rich and detailed attraction, the crew at
"Terror On The Fox" has really raised the
bar for haunted attractions. If you are in the Green
Bay area next October, or if you are willing to travel to visit a haunted attraction, I suggest you
make the drive to "Terror On The Fox", It
will be $11.00 well spent for an evening filled with
fun and terror.
Be sure to check out their website at www.terroronthefox.com.
The site was created by Troy Kelly, who also does web design on the side.