It's one of the scariest Halloween attractions in Acadiana and this year, the Museum of Fear strives to live up to its reputation. The walk-through haunted house is nestled on top floor of the Lafayette Science Museum.
This Halloween, the Museum of Fear is where you step out of the light and into the darkness. It's where every fear comes to life-whatever yours may be.
“The fear of insects, the fear of spiders, the fear of the dead, the fear of electricity, the fear of just about anything,” said Kevin Krantz, curator for the Lafayette Science Museum.
Krantz is the man behind the madness and says the haunted show has been in the works since January. With the help of over 100 volunteers this year, there are definitely a few more tricks up their sleeve.
“It's fantastic this year,” said Krantz. “It's very, very scary.”
Using sight, smell, and sound, the third floor of the museum is transformed into its own twilight zone. If being chased through the morgue or graveyard with a chainsaw aren't enough, it might be what you don't see that's the scariest of all.
And with props so real you have to feel, its like a horror movie come to life. To keep from spoiling all the elements of surprise, Krantz says some visitors find it so scary, they never make it through.
“The one thing I can promise you is number one, you cannot prepare yourself for what we have and secondly, you'll never be the same,” said Krantz.
So, enter if you dare. But don't say we didn't warn you.
The Museum of Fear is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the remainder of October.