Demon House, 417 Coyle Curtin Road - Monongahela, PA 15063
A genuine 100-year old stone mansion, set on two acres of land, is the unique setting for Demon House. The ominous looking place must have been creepy even before it was transformed into a haunted house.
Demon House has no line. Instead, you purchase your tickets and receive a number. You can then wander the expansive grounds, enjoying the heat of the bonfires and the comfort of picnic tables to sit on. There are concession stands with food and games, as well as an outdoor movie theater with continuous horror movie showings. If you hate standing in line, then, Demon House is the haunt for you. Unless you're in a hurry, there's no need to purchase the VIP ticket; the wait, building anticipation as the dramatic house looms in the background, is part of the experience.
Once inside, Demon House relies far more heavily on actors than anamatronics, with a small skit or playlet enacted in most rooms. The actors were talented, and the longer performances gave them full scope to work hard - and successfully - at the scares.
Since Demon House is actually a mansion, scares were added to the already spooky interior. Many of the mansion's features were memorable, including the grand staircase up to the second floor and the large rooms.
Demon House has several theme attractions. There was so much variety in the themes and designs that my interest was held throughout.
Admission is $17, the dramatic setting alone is worth the price, and the great acting and imaginative decorations seal the deal.