Haunting the Tustin MarketPlace this October is a brand new attraction called The 17th Door, a fully immersive haunt that will chill you to the bone and make you SCREAM! We visited the Haunt last evening for a sneak peek of the new haunt… and we were AMAZED. We penned down this haunt in our calendar for the season as a definite must go. Not only the artistry and the amazing scenes impressed us, but also the story of the maze and these haunter’s journey to reach this amazing point of creating their own haunted attraction after years of being haunt fans. Will you join us on this journey through the twisted and terrifying world of The 17th Door? Good!
We met up with Heather Luther, the co-owner of “The 17Th Door” and she narrated their story as we lurked around the classroom of Gluttire University inside the Haunt. Her and her husband Robbie have been dreaming of making their own Haunt for the last ten years. They always have LOVED Halloween and Haunted Attractions. They would visit Knott’s Scary Farm, Horror Nights, Sinister Pointe and many others every year and they would always be in awe of how amazing it is to be in another world where monsters and fear lives. With every attraction her husband would be inspired by a scare tactic or a wonderful method of fear that he would want to “one day” apply to his own haunt. After years of being fans and dreaming they took the leap of faith this year and they are creating the Haunted Attraction they have always dreamed of creating.
The 17th Door is a fully immersive and interactive haunted attraction where you you will be lost in their world traveling amongst the 17 doors in the 30 minute experience.
“Sometimes going away to college is an amazing experience, unless you end up at a place like Gluttire University. Paula thought she could start again fresh after high school and escape her past. She believed she could leave it all behind and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. But what happens at Gluttire between classes isn’t just troubling, its pure evil. In a University like this, dreams only become nightmares and Paula waits to share her’s with you.
Come walk with Paula for over 30 minutes through The University and its seventeen rooms of psychological terror… A place so sinister that the personal demons of her past take pig form and roam the campus waiting to haunt her. In this decrepit institution, where evil breeds unchecked, go along with Paula as her life falls hard and fast down a spiral of torture: uncontrollable purging, excessive abuse and bodily harm. Try to calm your senses and gather your courage as you progress from room to room because under the disturbed and watchful eye of this monstrous school, each space tests your emotions and endurance more than the last.
If you think you are prepared to enter Paula’s world, then know this: everything inside this realm, which assaults your senses, is real. All you’ll feel on your flesh, the heat and the freezing chill, is real. The putrid odor that invades your nose from the stench of her rotting life is real. Know that when you walk into the frozen locker and are surrounded by the carcasses of her demons, what hangs from those hooks is real. And when you linger in her dorm room, what scurries under your feet and along the walls is real. The question is: can you make it? Can you walk in Paula’s shoes through the dissolution of her life to withstand what’s behind that final door? Or will you want to escape along with her…perhaps even before her? Can you survive this, or will you scream MERCY in order to be escorted out of this nightmare? Are you brave enough to make it through… The 17th Door?”
Each room is highly detailed, immersive and will make you question if you are still in the “real world”. I am extremely excited for this haunted attraction and am very impressed with the amount of artistry in this haunt. If you love haunts this is one NOT TO MISS this year… totally a MUST GO! For you hardcore Scary Farm fans who have not been to visited other haunt other than Halloween Haunt, this maze is like Trapped except with a singular storyline that you are fully caught up in and make you question if YOUR world even existed. Additionally, it is not far from Scary Farm being located within the OC. So all YOU peeps in the OC you got a new haunt coming at ya!
Some last thoughts about this haunt… as a Haunter and a Haunt fan I am super excited for this haunt and I admire these people at the 17th Door for making their dream a reality. This is an amazing story about people who have a passion for haunts and they make their darkest nightmares a reality! YOU GO 17th Door!!! Knott’s Network, The Fright Zone, and the haunt community of So. Cal. are ready to see your dark creation UNLEASHED!!!!
Thank you all for reading this write up on The 17th Door, we hope that all you haunt fans pay a visit to this new haunt and check out all the amazing haunts that Southern California has to Offer. We are sure as HELL excited for Haunt Season 2015! Thank you to the 17th Door for inviting us over to your haunt for the sneak peek… it was amazing.
See You All Soon… IN THE DARK!
-Mary Imagination of The Fright Zone