TWISTED ROOM ESCAPES
The most innovative escape room in the Midwest.
Built by Home Haunters for EVERYONE!!!
Come check out The Missing Maestro and The Cabin at TRE.
Your team must work together to find clues and solve puzzles to complete your mission.
Can you find The Missing Maestro?
Do you have the wits to escape The Cabin?
You have 60 minutes to find out.
We are calling out to all those interested in becoming a scare actor for the 2015 Haunt Season. Whether you have been a scare actor with us in the past and wish to return, or want to test the waters, we welcome you to join us.
We will be having a Call-Out Meeting before the Haunt Season begins for all those interested to discuss actor roles, running nights and times and also actor responsibilities. We will also at this meeting do a quick run through of the haunt so everyone knows his/her part.
To get information about the meeting and to ask questions please email the Actor Coordinator at:
Or message us on Facebook.
For any who would like a print off of our poster to hang somewhere to advertise for the haunt (a bulletin board, the wall, on the refrigerator, back of bathroom stall doors, oddest places that fit your fancy, etc.) the file is below.
Although I must say on our sign in sheets we do our visitor tally from it would be interesting to find that under "how did you hear about us" somebody wrote "I saw a flyer taped to the back of the stall door".
G has been our grim reaper logo for a couple of years now and this year he is being redone. If you have ever seen our haunt t-shirts or looked at our Facebook page you have seen him, you just haven’t known his name.
G came to be March 19, 2011 while I was sitting at the kitchenette in my father’s trailer drawing in a mini notebook sketches of various reapers, taking pictures of them and sending them to my mother for approval only I kept getting “no, childlike and cuter” back from her. Finally the first sketch of G came to be, a short, big eyed reaper with a spider dangling off of the hood on his cloak that seemed too big for him, holding a scythe in his left hand. He was the only reaper that got the green light to go digital.
Instead of sketching him again only this time into Corel Painter, I used a cheater way, I blew up the canvas and laid the little pocket notebook page on top of my pen tablet and just ran my stylus over my “final” sketching lines to copy him. Afterwards, I discarded the piece of paper and started straightening out his lines.
After finalizing the black and white copy with an approval message from my mother, he was saved as "Grim Reaper Black and White.jpg" on my laptop.
Eventually when I added color and saved him separate of his simple black and white line version and we switched primarily to his color version as our logo his file name somehow changed either because I typed "Grim Reaper" too fast or I did something else but for as long as I can remember his file name for his color version has been “G.jpg” thus why his name is G.
Whether an interesting backstory or a boring one, G is now due for a touch up and revamp now that I am better with using Corel Painter. If you look closely at his cloak in the color picture, one can see some grainy parts in his image. I have learned more on how to blend and shade over the years and how to remove the graininess he now possesses. Also, G does have the possibility of getting a background this time instead of just being surrounded by white.
Check back here to see more haunt news and to see G’s progress as he undergoes his updates.
Another room bites the dust, the reoccurring theme that we are singing throughout the haunt. Despite the weather and flooding, rooms are being worked to the final set up and decorating phases as we hit crunch time.
This weekend we'll set up the front yard and hopefully cross more rooms off our list.
I hope you guys are getting as excited for this year as we are!
If you keep an eye on our site you have probably seen how many changes we have made to the haunt this year. With the help of several friends & neighbors we were able to build an 18 x 24 lean-to for right around $125. Special thanks to our neighbors, Pat & Kittie and to my good friend Lorin (AKA Merry Maid of the Woods) for their help. Tasks included building, ladder spotting, cleaning out the brush, mowing and digging up roots. It was touch and go there for a minute with a couple of hard headed stumps, but in the end we were successful and a couple of weeks ago, we labeled those rooms "ready to decorate".
Our haunt is now at about 2000 sq. ft. of covered space. This doesn't include the open areas (walkways, graveyard, access paths) this is "indoor" space alone. We are focusing on bigger rooms, more detail and more scares.
We can't wait for all of our friends to visit in October. Be sure to check out the rest of our site. Hope has made LOTS of changes. Don't forget to stop by the photo's page, with the addition of the "tunnel cam" last year, you might even find a pic of yourself.
This year will be really exciting for our visitors because the haunt is currently undergoing expansion and the entire haunt is changing up. Say bye-bye to Scary-tales and Rhymes the book is closed.
A Bang of thunder, that is. Friday Night was W-E-T! Mother Nature would not play along. Due to the rain we had to shut down at 9 pm - even still we had 21 visitors.
Saturday night was a total blast! We had 74 "victims". It was a little nippy out, but all in all a great evening. Huge thanks to all the scare actors that braved the cold and wet conditions this last week.
Hope to see you all next weekend! Bring lots of canned goods. The shelves at the food pantry are pretty much empty. We need to do all we can to help them make it thru the month.
Pics are uploaded.
The thank you's to all of the businesses that supported us are going out tomorrow.
The haunt is 99% put away.
Yeah! I finally get to make stuff for the front yard for Christmas now!
Hopefully I will have pictures of the 2010 haunt added to the website by the end of the week. Thanks for you patience!