Brighton Asylum in Passaic, New Jersey stands out from the rest in the way that they conceptualize their haunt. First off, they actually have haunted house events operation year-round. Not constantly, but for many holidays and special events there is a version of their show running. So if you are looking for a haunt in the off-season this one is a good bet.
They way they build their attraction is a bit different than many others. It feels like they really put some thought into it and did not simply do what everyone else is doing. If you go to a lot of haunted attractions like we do you won’t be bored with what you see in here. It’s also worth noting that the videos and images on the site were created by them inside the attraction and aren’t your standard stock photos that some other attractions use.
This year’s show was different than when we experienced them in the past because they built upon that foundation. They redid the beginning. It is no longer a museum before you enter the main complex but an additional area of the attraction. I thought this was great, however we would suggest looking at the sound proofing of that area. When the actors spoke it was not impossible to hear them but slightly muffled due to the big area. All in all it was well done with some great actors.
The attraction had many great scenes built into it and a lot was different this year since 2012 when we last went. They did a great job with the scenes which had actors syncing up actions with for example, a gun.
I won’t spoil it for you but I’ll just say that Brighton Asylum is a brand unto itself that has great actors and ideas implemented well. You should do this one.
Your next chance to check them out is for their Christmas show on December 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 8:30pm-10:30pm.
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