Using a large crew (up to 50) of youthful actors, The Dungeons are as energetic and twitchy as it gets. While they sometimes lack subtlety, the constant barrage of twisted characters works to keep the stress levels of hauntgoers high. The first floor features original ghouls and scenes and showcases the Dungeons’ gallows humor.
The second floor is largely splatter movie characters and features a disturbingly “real” Billy (Jigsaw’s puppet from the Saw movies). There’s also the Monster Garage, the ultimate chop-shop where parts are always in stock, be they human or vehicular. The Dent Schoolhouse donated many impressive unused props to the Dungeons, which only added to the high level of detail within. Even with a $2 price increase, the Dungeons are still a haunt deal.
THE WAIT: Lines run 20-30 minutes, and the tour takes around 20 minutes.
DETAILS: Open 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays and 7-9 p.m. Sundays (with special Sunday children’s matinees running 5-6:30 p.m.) through Oct. 31. 362 Anderson Ferry Road (at Delhi Avenue) in the rear of Del-Fair Shopping Center, Delhi, www.dungeonsofdelhi.com
THE DAMAGE: $8 with an option for “same night re-entry” at $4. Sunday children’s matinee is $4
CITYBEAT RATING: R