Hotel of Terror adds new feature for 2016

The Hotel of Terror awaits the evening and a new set of customers to scare the afternoon of Oct. 28. The haunted house is located at 334 N Main Ave in downtown Springfield.

The Hotel of Terror awaits the evening and a new set of customers to scare the afternoon of Oct. 28. The haunted house is located at 334 N Main Ave in downtown Springfield.

By Luna Honeycutt

The Hotel of Terror, which was open through Oct. 31, had a new experience for those who dared to enter the hotel in the hopes of having a real fright.

The new adventure was called the Dungeons of Doom, which took place at a separate location. Hotel of Terror operators transported customers there by hearse or an old style tractor-trailer ride.

“It’s completely different than the hotel,” owner Sterling Mathis said. “The hotel is very tight and claustrophobic and only one way to go. The dungeon is big open and you get to pick the way you go.”

Mathis said the Hotel of Terror still had the original 96-foot slide, which was put in the hotel in the year 1980.

“We add every year to The Hotel of Terror,” Said Mathis. “The main thing we made is this new place called the Dungeons of Doom.”

The Dungeons of Doom featured Old London with Jack the Ripper, and The Hotel of Terror featured Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

When Mathis was asked if The Hotel of Terror would be adding new characters next year he said that they add new things every year to the Hotel. Mathis said they put a lot of thought into each year’s new additions and try to address the customers’ varied preferences.

“It depends on what you’re afraid of,” Mathis said. “We add new characters and new things every year.”

For more information, go on Facebook and type in The Hotel of Terror in the search box or go to http://www.hotelofterror.com.

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One Comment on “Hotel of Terror adds new feature for 2016”

  1. middlecollegejournalism
    November 3, 2016 at 3:01 am #

    Awesome job!!

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