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Enigma Haunt 2016

enigma-haunt-cult-roomThe portal is open once more as the Enigma Haunt in Boca Raton, now in its fifth year, is welcoming sacrifices  guests to explore its twisted realities.

Haunt owners Billy and Karen Groeneveld and their staff spent months retooling and reimagining

the haunt and the result is spectacular. There are several new additions to the attraction this year, which now offers three haunted dimensions. They are:

enigma-haunt-pandemicPandemic– in which Jedidiah has managed to free himself from the confines of the Realms of Terror to carve a place in the Everglades for his family to thrive and survive amidst a zombie apocalypse.

Into Oblivion– where last year this was an exercise in wandering about in the purest stygian darkness, this year terrifying and fierce creatures—luminescent and spectral— wander the depths and chase you through the depths. When you eventually escape them, you’ll wander frantically through the blackest night in a desperate bid to escape.

Realms of Terror– this is jumble of new and old. There were slimy creatures in dark places, cults and stranger rituals, all manner of foulness and clowns. We mustn’t ever forget about the clowns.

Enigma is family owned and operated and was opened by Billy and Karen Groeneveld four years ago. Enigma actually got its start 17 years ago as a small home haunt whose scale swelled to proportions far too large for the couple to keep under wraps.

“The haunt kept getting bigger each year,” said Billy. “It was out of control. I was drilling into bannisters in the house, we had actors and there was a lot of set-up and tear-down for just a weekend. We talked about it and decided to make a go of it.”

This year, the haunt has increased the number of actors they employ to more than 100 and more than forty percent of those are returning actors. There are 80 positions that they fill each night.

Even more exciting is that the Groenevelds managed to retain the talents of a F/X artist who was a former contestant on FaceOff, a show on the SyFy channel that pits promising make-up and special effects artists against one another for a phenomenal grand prize.

There is a reason this haunt made the top slot in several lists of must-see-haunted-attractions, the quality and showmanship is unmatched in South Florida.

Safety is also paramount to those involved with the haunt.

The interior is completely fireproof, night vision cameras are mounted every few feet and the actors communicate via a closed system of walkie talkies. It is also mandated by the Groenevelds that all actors and employees take a minimum of two safety training courses each year.

The end result is that each and every haunt was designed in such a way that people going through, though faced with the illusion of danger, will be perfectly safe.

enigma-haunt-ottoThe haunt will be open tonight for Halloween until MIDNIGHT. Doors open at 7 pm. 

Admission is $25 for either haunt or $35 for the Triple Terror. We can recommend spending an extra $15 though and upgrading to the RIP package for $50.

A portion of all proceeds goes to the Don’t Be A Monster bullying prevention campaign.

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Final Enigma Haunt Scare Actor Casting

This is our LAST casting event for Enigma Haunt Scare Actors. Be a part of the fastest growing haunt in the world! Voted #1 Must See Haunt in Florida, #2 Must See in the USA Via The Scare Factor. Nominated top 20 Haunts in America via USA TODAY (Currently Ranked 5 out of 20).

First year actors are VOLUNTEER! We seek the people truly in it for the SCARES! There are a ton of incentives, and chances to make life long friends!

16 + years old. If under 16 send us a message!

THIS Wed at 7PM!!

Wednesday, September 7th
7PM-8:30PM
Enigma Haunt
1751 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Requirements:

16+ Years old. (message us for details if you are younger)
Fill out our online application:https://enigmahaunt.hauntscheduler.com/default.aspx

Q&A’s:

  • What are we? Enigma Haunt is a Haunted Attraction. 19,000+ sq feet of indoor haunts.

  • Do we get paid? First year actors are VOLUNTEER – Why? We want to weed out the people that are in it just for the $$$, we want those true scare actors that thrive for the scare. Returning actors the following years are offered a paid position.

  • Can I do makeup or security? We already have a full time makeup team, but still message us you’re interested! Same with Security, just send us a message!

  • Do we have to work a certain amount of days?
    NO! You choose your schedule! Visit enigmahaunt.hauntscheduler.comfor the list of days we are open.

RSVP at facebook.com/events/327705634243716.

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Fright Nights South Florida Fairgrounds Houses for 2016

It’s almost that time of the year again… Halloween! The closer we get to Halloween also means it’s time for Haunted House season. Our friends at Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds recently unveiled the theme of this year’s 4 houses… Doll Factory, Pestilence, Sunnyville & Pestilence.

Gears grind as production at the Doll Factory lurches forward with a sole purpose: the creation of maniacal porcelain demons for distribution into the unsuspecting world. They live in the toy boxes and closets and they sleep under your children’s beds. The dolls are bent for blood and thrive on your fear, reflected back to you through their empty glassy eyes.

The Russian ship “The Demeter” washed ashore from a sudden and violent storm with its foreign passenger Count Orlok. After some time, the townsfolk began to wonder if he was to blame for the Black Death ravaging the land. The rats continued to spread the disease and within days the plague doctors took over the city to rid it of the infected. While the stench of burning flesh still hanging in the air from the pyres, the reign of Nosferatu was about to begin. The town could not prepare for the terror about to unfold.

The Dry Fork Mines closed in 1954 after an explosion ripped through the deep caverns. Hundreds of miners lost their lives in the calamity, their bodies were never recovered. 62 years later, the ML Mining Corporation has plans to reopen the site, hoping to attract jobs and commerce to the now economically depressed area. The team of miners and scientists sent in to assess the safety and viability of the mines reported seeing strange organisms before losing communication topside. Your job is to recover that team – dead or alive.

Vb-sunnyvilleThrough the entrance, the smell of stale soot arises from the ground. Walls plastered with decades of muck. The eerie laughing of children bouncing down the hallways. Abandoned classrooms remaining as time capsules. Lights flicker throughout the war-torn building. Daylight fading quickly through the windows. As night approaches, the children’s voices grow louder. Eyes following every step taken. A spine tingling chill runs its course…

In addition to the four announced houses there will be TWO “Escape Rooms”. The Smiths Freak Show and Outbreak. We’ll let you know about them as soon as more info is released!

After getting a peek at the new houses I have to say i’m personally psyched to check out Pestilence.  I dig the setting and the plague doctors look great and the unexpected addition of Nosferatu? Yes!

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Enigma Haunt Casting Call

There are TWO days for casting. Saturday at 7pm. Sunday at 3pm. Feel free to comment which day your coming.

We are looking for people with the desire to scare the crap out of random people!

TWO DIFFERENT DAYS! Saturday or Sunday. —
Our first casting call for this year! We have two options just incase you can’t make it!
July 30th at 7pm OR July 31st at 3pm

Fear not, there will be more casting calls in August if you can’t make it this weekend! But why waste time to get into the fun? Costumes not mandatory, but certainly optional.

Requirements:

16+ Years old. (message us for details if you are younger)
Fill out our online application: https://enigmahaunt.hauntscheduler.com/default.aspx

Q&A’s:

  • What are we? Enigma Haunt is a Haunted Attraction. 19,000+ sq feet of indoor haunts.
  • Do we get paid? First year actors are VOLUNTEER – Why? We want to weed out the people that are in it just for the $$$, we want those true scare actors that thrive for the scare. Returning actors the following years are offered a paid position.
  • Can I do makeup or security? We already have a full time makeup team, but still message us you’re interested! Same with Security, just send us a message!
  • Do we have to work a certain amount of days?
    NO! You choose your schedule! Visit enigmahaunt.hauntscheduler.com for the list of days we are open.

We offer incentives! Great friends – many year round parties – trips – and much more.

For more information visit the Enigma Haunt Scare Actor casting event page at facebook.com/events/1486351301390557.