My friends and I were doing Halloween related stuff today, and we decided to check out the Sinister Pointe Halloween thing in Brea. They had done a SAW based maze last year, before Universal started using them in their Halloween Horror Nights.
There are two mazes, one called Fear (don't know if this is based on anything) and one based on the Silent Hill video game. My friends are big fans of the game, so we definitely wanted to check it out.
It's $20 for one trip through both mazes. Kinda pricey for just two attractions, but it definitely proved to be worth it.
The Silent Hill maze is your typical (but really well-done) maze. I'd put the quality between Knott's and Universal. They do a good job of splitting the groups up, so at times, you really are walking through the areas with only a couple other people. Plenty of really good scares to be had, some good elaborate effects, quality monster talent. If you know the video game, you will recognize most of the characters. My only gripe is there is no actual Pyramid Head monster talent, just a big prop of him. That would have been an amazing scare.
The one that REALLY surprised us with how great it was the Fear maze. This one is interactive, they only let you go in groups of up to four at a time. During several points of the maze, there are interactive "challenges" that you must do to proceed. These are all REALLY well done, and produce some amazing scares! So much more fun than a normal maze BY FAR!!!! I really can't emphasize how great this maze was. At this point, I'm pretty immune to the typical scares Knott's and Universal produce, but this maze got me nervous and jumpy quite a few times. The room with the push button TV monitor in particular is AMAZINGLY effective and awesome (and something that Knott's or Uni just couldn't pull off right given the massive amount of crowds that go through there). It's great to see a maze where you don't just walk through, but where you actually stop and have to figure out what to do, and where to go. There are multiple rooms in certain portions of the maze too, so you might get different challenges at one or two points. And again, really great monsters who did an awesome job of scares. In my humble opinion, this was the best maze I've ever experienced in terms of uniqueness and originality with the scares.
We were all really impressed with both mazes, if you are in the area and want something a little more intimate and intense than the mazes at the parks, check it out!