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By AYESHA SHEIKH, Staff Writer 

Never have I been to a haunted house before the Hush Haunted Attraction in Westland, which I will probably remember for the rest of my life. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, though others might tell you differently after I screamed my head off, but it was an interesting and fun experience.

I went on a Sunday night, close to their closing time, to try and get the whole experience without having to wait in the huge lines that Hush usually has. I was immersed in the whole experience from the start. I got my tickets and stopped to take a picture in the parking lot, and that’s where I got my first scare. As soon as I looked up from my phone there was someone standing there, not five feet from me, just menacingly looking at me; nothing but my phone light illuminated her face. All she had to say was “hi” before I bolted to the line to wait my turn into the haunted attraction.

Going in, they tell you all the rules. Each section of the attraction is well decorated — you wouldn’t even be able to guess what the building was before the haunted house (it’s an auto repair shop). The theme of the Hush Haunted Attraction isn’t really a house but laboratories with mad scientist and demon-y vibes.

If you’re a person who tends to rationalize your fears, Hush won’t scare you much; the jump scares might make your heart race a little, but that’s about it. That was the case for me at least. I found it really interesting overall. The scenery was great, props were amazing and the actors were incredible. They were believable, they never broke character and they played their parts well. It felt like I was in a creepy movie with how they interacted with the people who came through.