Dimensions of Darkness aims to scare more than the daylights out of youWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
First things first: guys, don’t take a date to the Dimensions of Darkness (DOD) at the Parkway Plaza in Maumee.
“We’ve actually had two people crap themselves this year,” said DOD co-owner/operator Matt Thierry. “The actors get a bonus for making that happen. The problem became we couldn’t determine which actor made it happen, so we’re just going to have a party at the end of the season.”
For its first year as a local haunt, Dimensions of Darkness is belligerently entertaining, well-crafted and clearly geared for the more hardcore fright fan. According to Thierry, “About 10 percent of the people come right back out. Sometimes I feel bad but people don’t believe us when we say it’s scary.”
The show is on as soon as the front door is slammed shut.
“I enjoy working the door,” said co-owner/operator Tim Farnham. “I love people’s reactions, it’s instant high-energy.”
It’s apparent from the start that the production value is relatively high and the actors submerse themselves in character.
Dimensions of Darkness boasts energetic, involved and convincing cast members.
If you’re one with personal space issues, you might want to wait outside and hope your friends make it out. Part of what makes the DOD so intense is the proximity to the zombies, demons and general-purpose freaks.
“We really push the personal space bubble here” Thierry said.
For that reason, DOD makes sure to space out “victims” and ensure they’re not pushed through like cattle.
“We will let six people in at a time,” Thierry said, “but if there are two together, we’ll send in those two.”
Farnham and Theirry said this attraction is “not about the money, it’s about he experience.”
“I’ve wanted to do this for 20 years,” Theirry said. “This is my ‘red convertible’.”
Farnham, Thierry and two other friends who operate the haunt gutted the storefront and built what is there now in less than six months. The roughly 4,000-square-foot maze of madness is certainly something to experience.
For dates, hours of operation, and ticket information, visit dimensionsofdarkness.com.