HIGH DESERT HAUNTED HOUSE
High Desert Haunted House is two horror attractions for the price of one. The first, Deadwood Ghost Town, perfectly recreates the authentic dirty feel of an abandoned ranch in a 12-minute, open-air haunted attraction. Victoria Manor, the second, brings guests into the deranged home of a family, for a 15-20 minute intimate experience that is reminiscent of Rob Zombie’s House of a 1000 Corpses.
- Some nights are billed as extreme and fall into the Extreme Haunt category
- Located at 9976 Joshua Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308
- Raw, realistic, and dirty feel
- Dirt road to haunt
- Runs during the Halloween Season
- Often do a Twisted Christmas Haunt for a weekend
- Little to no contact
- Strong movement and agility from actors
- Gorgeously detailed sets
- They offer a family night and an extreme night
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What differentiates High Desert from others is the authenticity. While most haunted houses take place in a theme park or a strip mall, this experience takes place in its namesake: the high desert. Guests will take a dirt road into the unknown until they find a lone sign and a white metal face with a skull painted on it. Once a ticket is bought, guests will enter Deadwood Ghost Town first and then go straight into Victoria Manor. While on a normal night, actors may touch you lightly and provide minor levels of interactivity, High Desert does offer a kid-friendly and an extreme night. The extreme night ups the terror with more contact, increased gore, added cussing, and even the kidnapping of guests from the line. While we did not attend on the extreme night – we do recommend it to anyone looking for something a bit more frightening and don’t mind a drive.
High Desert Haunted House is a different haunted house from any you’ve done – in the best way possible. Bringing you out into the desert and surrounding you with some of the creepiest actors I’ve experienced, the haunt feels isolated and authentic, creepy and terrifying, dirty and filthy. Do yourself a favor and attend on your drive out to Vegas, or while attending All Saint’s Lunatic Asylum. And if you can – align it to an extreme night if possible. You’ll thank us if you make it out of the desert alive.
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