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Third Degree of Terror

Average Review
  (5 reviews)
Scare Factor
Moderately Scary
Appropriate For
All ages - we tailor our scares to each group
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Home Haunts, Safe Trick or Treating
More Info
Indoor Event(s), Covered Wait Area, Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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After 14 years of creating an elaborate, immersive garage haunt, the Third Degree of Terror is opening for the final time this year, October 28, 29 and 31, 2023. Come and experience this actor-driven mini haunted house for the last time.

2023 marks the second year of the Carnage on Cell Block 9 theme. Here is the backstory:

"They called him…the Storm Slayer.

When lightning flashed across the sky and thunder raged, Malachi Leeds stalked the night in search of helpless families to prey upon. As summer storms lashed the valley, the death count grew as more and more homes were broken into, their occupants murdered in unspeakable ways. Fear grew each time storm clouds gathered. Locked doors and barred windows failed to prevent his entry.

Then came the August night when authorities captured Leeds with his hands still soaked in blood after a fateful visit to the Goulet homestead. His trial was swift and the justice, merciless. Leeds was sentenced to Ghoul County Correctional prison to await his fate, death by electrocution. On October 31, 1958, the prison guards strapped Leeds to an electric chair and pronounced “Prisoner, electricity will now be passed into your body until you are dead, in accordance with the state law.” They watched in disgust as he laughed at them and yelled out “I’m gonna ride the lightning!”

The switch was thrown and sparks flew. But then something bizarre occurred. Instead of Leeds’ body spasming as electrical current passed through him, his body was suffused in a brilliant glow. It became so bright the guards and witnesses had to look away. After a final blinding flash, the electric chair shut down. When the onlookers could see again, they were shocked to find the chair empty. There was no sign of Leeds’ body.

In the days that followed, the prison slowly dissolved into chaos. Terrified inmates heard an eerie voice emanating from the light fixtures and wiring in their cells. Some claimed to have seen a floating specter resembling Leeds pass through the prison walls, bolts of electricity arcing from his hands and feet. Lights flickered on and off randomly, while prison bars delivered shocking jolts. Prisoners fell into madness, guards into a state of paranoia. At last, the governor decreed that Ghoul County Correctional must be closed and abandoned.

But now someone has decided to reopen the prison. Your time of incarceration has come. Be prepared to be marched into Ghoul County Correctional and maybe…just maybe…your sentence won’t be…LIFE."

The haunt is designed for all ages and contains detailed, realistic and immersive scenes, utilizing lighting, sound effects, and scents to full advantage.
Some locations may have last minute updates due to changing circumstances. Please visit the attraction's website and/or social media before going to double-check that they are open.
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Hours of Operation: 6-9pm

Admission Costs: Free

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Event last updated 60 days ago. Please confirm dates with haunt event before you go.
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  • Thrilling and Chilling!

    Fantastic creation! Plot,set,cast and costumes all the real deal! Just go! It’s FREE! BUT keep in mind they are accepting donations fror a very worthy charity. Choose your own fright factor so it’s great for EVERYONE!

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  • Email Verified Dont miss it!!!

    been going to this house year after year. Great people, great effects, Scare factor is set by YOU. so great for all ages..

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  • Email Verified Awesome Attraction

    Been going to this attraction for years. Always enjoyable.

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  • Email Verified Well done attraction

    This will be my 4th year going. I’m glad I can continue the yearly tradition. ??

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    The Third Degree of Terror is a completely free home haunted attraction. The owner does a fantastic job! It has very professional sets and actors and its all in this dudes garage! You never once feel like you are in just a garage and if I didn't know any better I would think I was in a movie! Warren and his helpers do a great job setting up every single year. On Halloween night its ultra kid friendly so the scares are lighter but the fun is still there!

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    Length of Event: < 10 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted September 2017

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