I've never been good with haunted houses, but usually I can struggle through them with one eye open and distracted happy thoughts running through my head. Usually, that is. This particular horror house, on the other hand, would more than likely provoke a full on heart attack!
Universal Orlando's La Llorona horror maze has become become an infamous staple at the park's annual Halloween Horror Nights, terrorizing victims with its dark passages, eerie atmosphere and straight up vindictive actors. Are you brave enough to step through its doors?
The legend of La Llorona
La Llorona, or 'The Weeping Woman' is a widespread legend that originated in the region of Hispanic America. The tale tells the story of a beautiful woman named Maria who drowns her own children to be with the man she loves. When he rejects her, she despairs and drowns herself. However, she finds she cannot enter the afterlife until she recovers the lost souls of her murdered offspring.
Her eternal torment leaves her wandering the earth, shrieking "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!"). Some claim to have spotted Maria at the side of Mexican lakes, though no one knows whether she exists for sure.
The House of La Llorona
Now you know the terrifying tale behind the legend, join me as we take a traumatizing tour through the house's harrowing halls!
The experience begins as patrons enter an old Mexican chapel, where they're greeted by mysterious ghostly whispers announcing Maria's presence.
As you approach a nearby river you notice two lifeless bodies floating in the water. It ain't gonna be pretty...
You shall not pass
Creepily dressed figures emerge from the darkness, warning you not to go on. The house features jarring strobe lights designed to disorientate its helpless guests.
The meat room (not suitable for vegetarians)
It's like that scene from Saw...and a bunch of other horror movies.
This is about the point I would cut my losses and turn back.
It's way past your bed time
I'm not quite sure what's happening, but it looks bad.
To get a better idea of just how traumatic the experience is, make sure you check out this video!
There's absolutely no way I'd step in that haunted house. Would you?