- Aug. 8, 2019
-- Haunted houses are one of the biggest attractions for the Halloween season. I'm personally a massive fan of them. But there are a certain class of people who inhabit the haunted house business inherently, and those people are a little more driven than I am. I was lucky enough to come into contact with Ultimate Terror Scream Park in Sacramento, an enormous haunted attraction with three spectacular haunted houses. Having been around for over five years, Ultimate Terror has been the brainchild of Nathan Colanop. He sat down with me for an interview on why the haunted house business is as strong as ever.
I met with Colanop at the haunt and it was a creepy facility. I started with the basics, "What made you want to build haunted houses?" Colanop, a slender, tattooed, bug-eyed, black clad gentleman, was quick to answer. "History. Overtime, it's garnered popularity, favorable reviews, and an admiration from the horror community. I built it for the world to see the scariest one possible." I followed up with, "What makes it so scary?" Colanop replied, "All of us make it scary. We all bring in with us our greatest fears. We face them in here and sometimes we are lucky, sometimes we are just mortal. I faced my fears. I faced them." I was puzzled by this point. Colanop answered with a genuine tone. He really believed all he was saying.
"What would you say you bring to this company," I asked. "I bring the souls here for the haunt to harvest. We've expanded. The more places we are, the more we can possess." Time to wrap it up. After all, it was the chief of staff I spoke to, I had no idea what to expect of this man. "Well what is new for 2019?" Colanop leaned forward. His eyes were each different colors. "What's new?" He slowly looked around. "All of it. Can't you see?" We were in his office. I have never fast walked out of a place so hard in my life. Colanop stayed in his office after we said our goodbyes. I did not hear him walking out along with me. There were many hallways I had to navigate out of there, but still heard not a single other person in there. But when I made it out, jumped in my car, and veered off, I saw Colanop clear as day, standing outside, staring at me. Ultimate Terror Scream Park opens this September in Sacramento. My advice, buy a ticket and see if it can top this weirdness.
Ultimate Terror Scream Park
3 Spectacular Haunted Houses
4909 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841
Sep 27 thru Nov 2, 2019https://screamparkcalifornia.com