I almost died at the Hex House


Well, I didn’t actually almost die, but when my friends said they wanted to go to the Hex House, I was extremely anxious. I had heard all about all of the scary things inside, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to experience that for myself.

According to the Hex House official website, “The Hex House is Tulsa’s only extreme haunted attraction (not intended for children)… What you will find is that you’ve been fully submerged in an altered reality that is much darker and less predictable than anything you’ve seen in the movies.”

This is not what I wanted to hear while waiting in line about to go into my first haunted house. I was already stressed out and this did not calm me down. It was $25 to get in, and the website said there were three separate parts to go through.

We bought our tickets and waited in line for Westside Grim outside. A few people in costume walked by us including a zombie, an adult baby, and a guy in a pig mask. The guy in the pig mask hit his butcher knife right by my head on a metal bar and the sound was awful.

Finally, they opened the doors, and we were let in. We all went into a dark room full of fog and waited in another line. We got there as soon as they opened, so we didn’t have to wait very long.

When it was our turn, they gave us a speech about the rules, and we were on our way. The lady who gave us the speech slammed the door behind us. There was no turning back now.

The first room on the inside was dark; the only light came from a small broken TV. As we made our way through, there were many terrifying jump scares and people. The worst part of the whole thing was that my friend kept hesitating in the doorway of the next room, so the people from the previous room were touching me. At one point I shoved her into the next room because she was taking so long, she was only mad at me for a second before she got scared and forgot about me.

Then as one of the actors was following us, we ran into a huge black inflatable wall. One of my other friends asked the guy where we were supposed to go, and the actor just told him to push. Eventually, we found the opening, and we walked into the most claustrophobic tunnel made of what bounce houses are made of.

Eventually, we got out of the maze, and I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I was so tense the whole time that when we finally were done it was a huge relief — but this was only the first house.

When we left Westside Grim, the first house, my heart rate was 162 and I needed a break in between, so we walked around the shopping strip while my heart rate went back down to normal.  The second one was the main attraction, the Hex House.

We got in line for the next section, and there was hardly anyone in line. They let us in, and I was more prepared for this one than I was for the last one.

The Hex House was more directed toward creepiness, while Westside Grim was more geared toward jump scares. The Hex House had dolls, zombies, and the dreaded pig mask guy. As I was walking away, he kept hitting the back of my legs with the knife, and I started yelling at everyone to go faster.

My friends and I all agree that Westside Grim was much scarier. There were only 2 houses open when we went, so I’m not sure if they are opening up the third one later this month or if the website needs to be updated. I’m not sure I would have been able to go through another one because my heart might have stopped.

I don’t think I would go back to this particular house, just because I have already been through but I want to go to another one. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves getting scared and hasn’t visited it before.