350 Anniston Drive, Southport
The Fright Manor has been one of Indy’s haunted house mainstays for years, and continues to be the reliable old-faithful of the set. It’s perhaps the most traditional haunted house you could ask for, with nonstop animatronics, one wildly decorated room after another and plenty of actors hidden in ever-more-creative ways to sneak up and scare the bejeezus outta you. It’s bigger than ever, too, with three separate houses in one layout, making it one of the biggest haunted houses around. (Last year I criticized it for feeling like just one house trying to be two; they’ve solved that this time around, with three haunts that really feel separate. That said, it did feel a bit irksome to have to wait in line three times. But a minor quibble.) Fright Manor’s the damnedest thing to review, year in and year out, because of its very familiarity and reliability. It’s middle-of-the-road, with nothing that really distinguishes it from the others, except that it’s really big, really long and has all the haunted house standbys. But you could do a whole lot worse, and there’s nothing wrong with reliability. Through Nov. 1; $18; www.frightmanor.com.