Piper Opinion: Nightmare Factory promises screaming good time
October 24, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Brooklyn Flint
The Nightmare Factory opened on Friday, October 5 at the Oregon School for the Deaf and has been going on every week on both Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursday, October 25, the rest of The Nightmare Factory goes to the 3rd of November, all starting at 7 p.m.
I had the pleasure of going to this event on Friday 12 with my boyfriend, Logan Yoder. I got the idea for this date by a friend in one of my classes. She was talking with the girl behind her about The Nightmare Factory and I was intrigued. I clearly showed an interest in the event because she suggested that I take Yoder there.
Yoder and I got there around 7. We got our tickets and hurried into line. At first the line wasn’t very long, but later into the night the line went out into the streets. I highly suggest getting their early so you can get a good spot in line but either way, the horror is worth the wait.
Throughout the line, we were entertained by jump scares of scary clowns, sinister monsters, and other devilouish creatures. They would constantly make intimidating movements and grunt at you. Yoder and I saw some people already crying before the event even started. Even though the line took more than 30 mins, we were excited to be scared.
At last, it was our turn to enter. With a fearless smile, I gladly took lead of the group and entered The Nightmare Factory. I won’t spoil anything but the scenery was very realistic. It no longer seemed like we were in the right place. Every room was painted, decorated, modeled, and given special effects.
Right when we entered that door, we entered a new world of fear. Suspense lurked in our minds, we carefully itched past corners, unknowing of what was going to happen next.
I kept trying to go ahead, excited for the next scary thing, but Yoder kept grounding me with the rest of the group (which I highly appreciate). Every room was more unique and original than the last, yet it all fit perfectly. People were screaming, crying, and ready to leave. Luckily, every single room had an exit door just in case things got too scary. However, all of the people that were scared stayed the entire way through.
I watch horror movies almost every single day but I’ll admit, even I was scared. The event got creepier every single second with flashing lights, claustrophobic rooms that you felt like someone will grab you (maybe they did), and mazes that left you feeling you would never escape.
All in all, Yoder and I had an amazing night at the Nightmare Factory and we have even agreed to volunteer next year as actors to scare people! The people there were incredibly nice, stayed in character, and were a lot of fun! I enjoyed being scared and I highly recommend that if you like horror, you should definitely go check it out.