One aspect that fascinates me about constructing a haunted house is the metamorphosis that takes place between light and dark. You build your scenery, then you switch off the house overhead lights and the building goes black. Then you bring up the show lights and see an entirely new world, one with color and ghostly luminescence and creeping shadows. It is a powerful feeling and, I expect, this dance of darkness and light is one element that has enraptured theater-goers since the first playhouse was built so many centuries ago.
While building the haunt, you see a seemingly random pile of crap that was brought in by somebody in a pickup truck, along with some lumber and paint. Then you go back after the haunt opens and you get to see how they shaped all that into scenery and a storyline. It is a beautiful transformation, and one that Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds does well. Several of the rooms are so impressive that it would make even the most experienced haunted house fan want to pause and enjoy the ambiance. This is fantastic work.
KHF delivers a lot of bang for the buck, too. The haunt is staged in three different buildings and it takes some time to get through it all. There are three themes as well. This means there is a lot to take in. You’ll want to go through twice. At least.
$15 or $20 VIP-2x’s through haunt + front of the line access.
Fri & Sat 5-6pm lights on; 6-11pm full scare
1200 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311