Fear, Fright and Nothing Nice at the Erebus Haunted Attraction

Shrill screams, low growls, loud noises and the spookiest of music can be heard from the sidewalk.

A line of willing victims, ready to take on one of the largest haunted attractions in America, wraps around the entire building.

A large 3D-like sign, held by the hands of an oversize devil creature may give even the most veteran of haunted house goers a bit of hesitation. The building itself oozes with a fear factor beyond those found at other haunted attractions.

The Erebus Haunted Attraction, a four-story haunted attraction located in downtown Pontiac, has reached Guinness Book level fame and received nationwide attention since it first opened its doors in 2000.

This ever-so popular haunted house held the Guinness Book World Record for the largest walk through haunted attraction from 2005 to 2009 – setting a very high bar for local and national Halloween entertainment.

still0012This four-story monster of haunted attractions was created by brothers Jim and Edward Terebus – who initially built the venue based on a story of a mad scientist known as Dr. Colbert, who used the space to conduct experiments on anyone who dared to enter.


It’s come a long way since 2000, taking a lot of fearful fans along for the journey – and Pontiac, Michigan is the best location for Erebus as Southeast Michigan is considered the haunted house capital of the world.

To keep their fans guessing, they change things up every year. There are no shortage of special effects to put literal fear into the souls of those brave enough to walk through. Erebus is complete with zombies, monsters and clowns as well as digital effects to startle even the biggest skeptic.


The cast of characters varies – the nightly 100-person staff prepares for their dark night starting in makeup. Local makeup artists create a lot of what you will see in the four-story walk. They bring the cast of Dr. Colbert’s story to life.

If you are looking for a a little Halloween fun, or a really big scare, you’ll want to visit Erebus Haunted Attraction. Group rates are available for those who don’t want to go alone. Purchase tickets at the door, or cut your wait in half by reserving your spot online in advance.

For more information on the Erebus Haunted Attraction, visit their website or follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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