Haunted houses or houses of horror are not a recent phenomenon. For centuries, people believed that certain houses and structures across the globe were home to malevolent spirits who made life miserable for the living. The common belief is that such spirits refuse to move onto the afterlife because their deaths were sudden and violent while more scientific explanations dispute this claim.
Nevertheless, the concept of a haunted house has gained momentum in the commercial world with a wave of commercial haunted attractions being constructed and opened to the public. Often known as ‘haunts’, these commercial attractions utilise effects such as strobe lights, computer generated images, fog machines, etc. to recreate an ambience of skin crawling horror and the Fear Factory in Queenstown, New Zealand is one of them.
Housed on premises previously used by a law firm and a church, the Fear Factory aims to instil true terror into the hearts of its patrons. Deviating from the predictable train ride type haunted attraction; the Fear Factory strives to be different. For instance, it adds to the entertainment by relating its own ‘legend’ of the family that was burnt to death in a sudden fire that consumed the entire structure they were residing in. Further, the establishment informs all patrons to yell ‘Chicken’ if they were too frightened and did not wish to continue so that someone can come and guide them out. Their names are then added to a ‘Chicken List’ which is currently at just over 4500 people.
Located on Shotover Street in Queenstown, the Fear Factory is open every day of the week to all those who are brave enough to walk through this terrifying attraction. It opens its doors at 11am daily and is open till very late in the night. When staying at a Queenstown hotel, the Fear Factory is an ideal attraction for all those who love the thrill of a good horror house. However, after such a terrifying evening, you would definitely wish to return to the comfort of a luxury hotel Queenstown that is definitely not haunted! Settle for nothing but the best with Millennium Hotel Queenstown which offers luxurious elegance that will only add to your experience in New Zealand.