For the seventh times, Fear Overload Scream Park returned with two sickening haunted houses on Halloween 2015. Located at Bayfair Center right next to San Leandro’s Bart station, Fear Overload carried two jaw-dropping horror themes: Seven Deadly Sins and Hostel in the Tenderloin, which guest must walk through.
Greeted by Jinx the clown and his chainsaw at the ticket box, Fear Overload Scream Park marked the general admission ticket at $25. Terror seekers must endure gory scenarios, disturbing scenes, dark corridors and extremely tight spaces. If you are easily scared, don’t bother showing up next year since the ghost actors will literally jump and scream at your face.
I personally entered the first haunted house, Seven Deadly Sins only. One big clown ghost pointed a big fake knife under my chin; it was pretty intimidating. I was too scared to enter the next one since horror is not my forte. I did spend two hours in line just to get inside the haunted house, which apparently only lasted three minutes each.
“The Hostel in the Tenderloin was definitely scarier than the first one. Probably that’s why they put it in that order,” said Hayden Stainbock, one of the visitors. Beside all of the praises from the media, this haunted house actually got mixed ratings based on the facebook reviews. “Don’t bother to waste your time. It was too short of a haunted house and had very poor quality: it has a cheap set up inside a dirty mall, long lines and false advertising for the event. There was no live music and not event like at all. I have seen scarier Disney movies,” wrote Michelle Frisby on Fear Overload’s facebook page.
So is it worth the money to visit Fear Overload Scream Park next year? I guess we leave it up to you to decide. (MT)
Fear Overload Scream Park
15555 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578