Monday, November 13, 2023

Revenant Manor 2023: Illusions Of Time

There's an elegance and sophistication that I haven't seen topped elsewhere.  The Haunt of Revenant Manor is more like a small haunted attraction than a home haunt.  It feels wildly professional, like this is where the inventor of the Haunted Mansion must have ended up when he retired from Disney.  It's complex and classy, dripping with spooky atmosphere.  The kind of Haunt where I'm assuming folks linger a long time.  Where it's the first stop on the Halloween trick-or-treating route for those who are too excited and can't wait... and where it's the last stop for those with some self-control who want to end the night on an extreme high note.

Click below for a beautiful video from Revenant Manor...Illusions of Time:


MR. Macabre said...

This place is amazing, especially that fountain.

Mike C(JASONV123) said...

A very special place! I'd love to visit.

Jenna said...

Fantastic work as always! The lighting perfectly showcases all those incredible details on the headstones. And I am now convinced that every cemetery should have a jack-o-lantern archway over the entrance :)

Revenant Manor said...

I simply can’t imagine a kinder description of our little corner of Halloween, and I always appreciate the wonderful feedback from other haunters, too…thanks SO much!

Incidentally, speaking of lingering, you’ve also hit on one of my favorite things that's developed over the years:

At the end of the night, when the doorbells have stopped ringing, and the sounds of the kids have faded, the adults from the neighborhood start drifting our way.

Everyone just ends up congregating in front of a fabricated cemetery with a drink in hand while faux-lightning flashes all around, and chatting away about what they think is new, how such-and-such prop might work, or talking about the best costumes they saw.

It always extends Halloween night another hour or two, and what could be better than that?

Rot said...

Sounds like Magic right there.
Such a fitting end to Halloween night.

Holy Tarra said...

WOW!!! Just WOW! So many amazing props and put together in such a professional way to create the illusion. Gorgeous lighting and I love all of the little jackos hanging on limbs and vine.

RM...that is one of my most favorite things about doing a yard haunt. I have the same late night crowd come by after the TOTS have all gone and it is such a cool feeling to hear then out there talking quietly and taking it all in.

I'm green with envy over the huge skeleton sconces on the walls : D.