Through Oct. 31
Southside Massacre (formerly Nightmare on Edgewood) is ahead of the creative curve while offering classic horrors with enthusiastic performances. The whole experience lasts 30 to 40 minutes. You'll first be escorted through a quick-fright, nearly seizure-inducing strobe-lighted maze by a gang of demented Warriors rejects.
At the main house, there's a good chance you'll be separated from the comfort of your haunted house companions, then quickly shoved into a tiny room for one of the most jarring frights you'll experience at a haunted house. Then be prepared to crawl, fumble and wiggle your way to safety.
Southside Massacre's biggest strength is its characters; the performers are not only allowed to touch you - they're persistent. Expect full contact. You'll feel fingers in your hair, nipping at your ankles, and mostly likely a concentrated effort to pull you apart from your escort. The experience may lag if you catch up with the group in front of you. It's best to go in pairs and give parties ahead plenty of space.