Last year, Sinister Pointe hit the Southern California Haunt scene with a brand new facility that offered haunts not just at Halloween, but also at Christmas and for a few other weekends throughout the year.  This year, the attraction returns with a few wonderful tricks in store.  Creator, Jeff Schiefelbein, has expanded upon what he had last year to create an improved experience.

The entrance to the facility is improved upon this year.

Realistic props really lend a creepy tone to the proceedings.

The overall theme this year is the same.  A house full of inbred maniacs are holding an open house and are giving tours.  What makes this attraction unique is that it demands that guests choose their own path at certain points.

In addition to the choose your own adventure style of the maze, haunt goers are also required to complete certain tasks through the maze in order to proceed. You’ll find a few new surprises that really invade comfort zones and push boundaries.  We won’t give away the surprise, but it’s a lot of fun.

The team of monsters are quite good.  They work very well as an ensemble to create an overall mood of sinister, even dangerous, fun.

There are enough new surprises here to entertain those who visited Sinister Pointe last year too. While some of the more successful stunts have returned, they have tightened up the other scenes that were a little weak.  Of particular note is the new swamp scene, complete with watery marsh. Only Schiefelbein would decide to build an elaborate set, complete with water features, in order to set up a scare.

Designer Jeff Schiefelbein in front of Sinister Pointe

You have one more chance to catch what is consistently appearing on the lists for top haunts in the entire country.  It is right over in Brea and not too far from the Disneyland Resort.

Visit the Sinister Pointe website for tickets and times.  This is a great haunt that is well worth the trip.