HOLLENBECK HOUSE HAUNT
Hollenbeck House Haunt is an animatronic and dummy dense home haunt that combines horror themes to create a shotgun blast of scares. You won’t find theatrics or special effects here, but you will find a horror collection difficult to beat.
- 17924 E Cypress St, Covina, CA 91722
- Home haunt
- Snaking, back and forth corridors creating a ten-to-fifteen minute experience
- Each room has tons of animatronics and dummies
- Strong scare actors that hide among the non-living props
- Some themes, but mostly not cohesive, with no narrative
- Little to no special effects or theatrics
- Jump scares with no contact
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Hollenbeck House Haunt is a home haunt in Covina that began when a neighborhood kid in a Chucky costume scared Ron Weihe. The kid asks Ron to do a haunted house with him—and Ron, now 45 years old, teamed up with his father, Gene Weihe to create the Hollenbeck House Haunt. Now in its 14th year of operation, the haunt winds through a massive backyard that lasts ten minutes and is filled with numerous snaking paths back and forth, filled with animatronics, dummies, and plenty of actors. The front of the house, while not walkable, has easily another sixty to eighty dummies and animatronics scattered around and managed by Gene Weihe. It’s a sight to behold and one that draws attention from passersbys.
While the décor in Hollenbeck House Haunt can feel a little more mashed together than cohesive, the shear amount of items makes this a spectacle to behold. Each turn puts audiences face to face with clowns, Michael Myers, glowing eyes skeletons, zombies, or demons. There’s surgery rooms, neon dotted rooms (with neon dotted actors hiding against the walls), long hallways with moons at the end, outdoor portions with skeletons placed in shrubbery and trees, and fenced off areas with cannibalistic psychos with saws. There’s a lot—and with so much, it’s almost guaranteed that something will scare or startle you.
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