I have a confession to make: I hate playing favorites. I have some, and I try to not make it obvious. But, with 13th Street Morgue, I have a hard time doing that. It isn’t my only favorite: I have technical favorites, and actor favorites, and a plethora of favorites. I have a personal Top 5 that rotates on a daily basis, depending on my mood. This place however, I just love. Maybe it’s becaue of my natural instinct to wax nostalgic with it being out with Reindeer. Or maybe it’s because of the true history of this place. Or maybe it’s just because Alex has put together a show that is hard to rival. Whatever the reason, I freaking love this place.
From the spiel about the history out front, to the creepy girl that gooses the back of your neck in the graveyard, this place is it. People sometimes ask me: if there was only one haunted house I would go to, what would it be? This is the one. It isn’t the world’s longest. It isn’t a performance masterpiece. There really isn’t one certain thing that hooks you. But it does so many little things so well, you can’t help but love this place. Maybe it’s the fact that these guys and gals can actually touch you. Maybe it’s the fact that paranormal investigators LOVE to come out to this place. Or maybe it’s all the detail and hard work they put into this haunt, as well as the absolutely incredible actors. Whatever it is, 13 Street is incredible. Now, all that being said above….that is not to say that isn’t lengthy enough, or that the actors aren’t worthy of Oscars. It’s to say that all the individual pieces get overshadowed by the fact that they mesh together so well to perform this perfect little ball of fear for you to enjoy. And don’t let bad weather frighten you off. We went out after a TORRENTIAL downpour, and had no problems getting around. The parking lot…..it took on a little mud, but I got to my car with almost zero evidence of it so there are NO excuses: Rain or moonshine, as someone else says, GO SEE 13TH STREET MORGUE!