Location: 630 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
Web Page: http://www.banehauntedhouse.com/
Bane Haunted House uses diverse scare tactics to target personal fears in an exhilarating experience that torments the senses. Bane Haunted House is located close to New York City, and is unique, interactive and physical haunted attractions ever visited by our review team. We have planned on visiting this attraction over the past few seasons and finally had the chance to experience what is best described as a show that places the guest at the center of the haunt experience. Some haunt fans dislike being separated, some dislike physical or psychological horror, and if you fall into this category, then Bane may not be the haunt for you.
We have never visited a haunt that uses separation to not only create fear, but to manage line back-up within the attraction itself. The attraction is structurally designed to create anticipation and use interactive challenges in a meaningful manner to generate feelings of fear, and constant paranoia. You will not see colorful rooms, or fancy animatronics in this attraction, as the design is focused on creating a realistic, visceral experience. Set designs feature unique pathways through the haunt’s maze, creates a sense of helplessness and uses isolation to build from scene to scene. This attraction is mature, it builds fear, yet maintains a disturbing funhouse atmosphere as the physical elements are flat out fun. Bane is psychologically exhausting, embraces physicality and uses a sensory assault to create a dark, yet fun haunted attraction experience.
Bane Haunted House is an extensive indoor walk-through attraction which thrives on creating a personal experience that plays on the fears of each guest. The structural design of the attraction itself is unlike any other haunt we have visited. Scare actors are trained to separate guests, send them down different paths and place them in challenging situations that are designed to inspire different types of fear. Early on in the attraction we expected to be stuck behind a larger group, but quickly found out that the multiple pathways built into the attraction are used to separate even the largest groups. Despite a large crowd, we never encountered another group as we progressed through the attraction. Bane is an overwhelming experience from start to finish. The physicality of the scare actors adds to the constant feelings of paranoia created by each scene as we were manhandled throughout the attraction. This is a serious attraction, that forgoes any humor, or family friendly entertainment aspects to augment and enhance a chaotic, insane environment.
Bane Haunted House is one of the most interactive haunted attractions ever visited, focusing on creating unique personal experiences for each guest. If you can complete this attraction (many quit) you will crawl, climb, face challenges alone and be aggressively forced to complete a variety of diverse physical challenges. Bane forced us to slide down a “crypt”, spun us in coffin, we had to slide through, crawled through a morgue, and pushed through an “incinerator”. These interactive scenes, among others are not just silly gimmicks, they are integral components of an attraction designed to disturb.
Mature themes are found throughout the attraction with a climax that is psychologically damaging. After a trip through a foggy swamp scene/cemetery we were forced to attend an unsettling Satanic mass scene, then escape through a tight space into a blinding hall of light. This ending capped off an exhausting attraction that is a for haunt fans looking for an adult themed, realistic take on a haunted attraction. Besides the physicality of each interactive set, sensory scares are built into each scene. Blinding lights, and periods of darkness coupled with tight spaces spur claustrophobic feelings. Disabling sounds, and an emphasis on isolation made us quickly understand that we were at the mercy of the aggressive scare actors who used the structural design to cultivate fear. Bane Haunted House is one of the best haunted attractions for those looking to complete a realistic, gritty experience that focuses on torturing the senses.
Bane Haunted House is an interactive funhouse of evil, featuring aggressive set designs, physical scare actors and sensory assault. Despite the aggressive nature of the attraction, we found the interactive elements to create an odd sense of “fun”. Bane Haunted House is a unique experience that may not cater to the more general haunt fan, or those who are looking to experience an attraction in large groups. Bane is mature, its gritty and structurally designed in a manner unlike any other haunt. We wish we could have seen more of the scare actor’s designs, but were caught up in the entire nonstop experience that it was almost impossible to rest. This is a special haunted attraction for those looking for a custom built attraction unlike any other, focusing on personal experiences as the source of fear. Bane Haunted Attraction is near two other world class haunts, Brighton Asylum and The Haunted Scarehouse, which can all be visited in one night.