They call themselves an extreme haunted house
Akron Fright Fest at Kim Tam Park is considered the first rated R haunted house. But R-rated and inappropriate are two separate things say Sarah Lelonek and Ryan Carr. It went too far when Ryan was pulled away.
“I saw him push him down and push his shoulders on the bed… I said, ‘That’s my boyfriend please stop,’ and he said, ‘He’s not your boyfriend anymore, I’m going to rape him,'” recalled Lelonek.
It didn’t stop there.
“In the second haunted house there was a guy who said you had to lick his nipples get out,” said Carr.
The manager of the park tells Cleveland 19 there are signs everywhere telling you what you are getting yourself into, and you have to sign a waiver to make sure you are aware of what is going to happen. And you must be 18 years or older for some of the houses
Sai-Vaughn Stokes says he knew what he was getting himself into.
“When you first get in there, it tells you you can lose some hair, you can be touched, pushed, you might get your clothes torn off,” he said.
On their Facebook page they say “there are a lot of misinformed people with negative comments about things they have no idea,” and adds, “In the adult haunted house we give everybody a “Safe word” the actors are all trained on how to properly operate this attraction.”
Lelonek says everything in her experience was inappropriate. She, who loves Halloween and has worked haunted houses in the past, has this to say to Akron Fright Fest:
“Shame on you shame for doing this in my community.”
Managers say they are going to have a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened.