RIZO SCAREHOUSE

Rizo Scarehouse is a classic haunted walkthrough attraction in every sense of the word; the scares are effective yet gentle, as the proprietors pride themselves on being able to cater to a variety of audiences, from younger kids brand new to haunts to grizzled older veterans. Rizo Scarehouse also typically features tertiary entertainment like vendors, live music and carnival games for guests to enjoy either while they’re gathering their nerves, or winding down from the scares of the Scarehouse.

  • 317 W Tullock St, Rialto, CA 92376
  • Haunted walkthrough maze
  • Light scares without intentional physical contact
  • No nudity or profanity
  • Safe word provided, but mostly for the benefit of children

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Rialto isn’t a city that has gotten much love in the haunted attraction game, historically speaking. While nearby Inland Empire locales like Riverside, Ontario and Corona have gotten their share of haunt activity throughout this sort of boom era of haunted attractions, it wasn’t until the last few years that Rialto threw their hat into the ring, as Rizo Scarehouse began thrilling local hauntgoers.

At the 2017 iteration of ScareLA, Rizo Scarehouse delighted fans, offering the largest haunt at the Halloween Convention: a 3,600 sq. ft. maze of terror on the outskirts of the dark hall. This maze provided numerous monsters to stalk and hunt you in the darkness–and various areas to get lost in the fog.

Haunting spoke with Isaac Rizo, creator of Rizo Scarehouse, shortly thereafter about the Scarehouse’s event that Halloween season. “We have a two-part parking lot that will hold carnival games and food offerings; and people can line up for the haunt inside the warehouse.” He also wanted to make sure that this event was open to families–and accessible to horror fans of all ages. “At the end of the day I just don’t want anyone — even kids — missing out on a real haunted house.” As the owner and one of the performers, he personally keeps an eye out to make sure kids are scared but safe.  “They love it, and usually want photos and hugs after.” He works to assure that the haunt is family friendly, without nudity or profanity.  There is a safe word to end the experience if things get too intense (for people of any age).

At Rizo’s multiple convention offerings, including their aforementioned occupancy of ScareLA, the name of the game was deception. To be more specific, and to be completely transparent, the exterior presentation gave no indications of what was to happen inside, simply yards and yards’ worth of black tarp, with only their name painted on the outside to give people a clue as to just what the hell the temporary structure was. But it was this minimalism that truly turned conventiongoers on their heads in the years that they experienced what Rizo Scarehousehad to offer. What was inside was efficient, expertly timed, and just the right amount of claustrophobic.

In fact, Rizo Scarehouse may be new to the haunt industry, but the way that they’ve used the sense of claustrophobia to maximum effect in the past is on par with some of the longest tenured greats. In 2017, for example, participants began their journey through Scarehouse inside the back of a non-descript van, as if playing doomed heroes and heroines in the opening scene of a grim horror flick. Inside the maze itself, memories of Mable’s Six Feet Under were conjured, as it was startlingly easy to accidentally double back and get lost, compounding the disorientation that had set in since minute one.

Let it all be a lesson: Don’t let appearances fool you. RizoScarehouse packs in a large, dense amount of scares and they’re not afraid to use them.


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