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Welcome to PV Slaughterhouse – Your Ultimate Haunt Experience in Rainsville, Alabama!

Ashleigh Nicole
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Are you ready to take a spine-tingling journey through the world of horror this Halloween? PV Slaughterhouse beckons all brave souls to test their mettle in the most intense haunted attraction the city has to offer. Buckle up, because you're in for a fear-filled thrill ride that you won't forget anytime soon.

PV Slaughterhouse isn't your run-of-the-mill haunted house. It's an extreme haunt experience carefully crafted to push your fear to the absolute limit. Brace yourself for a heart-pounding adventure filled with surprises lurking around every sinister corner. If you're on the hunt for the scare of a lifetime, PV Slaughterhouse is where your nightmares come to life.

This chilling haunt attraction is nestled in the heart of Rainsville, Alabama, and it's not just any spooky venture—it's a labor of love by Nathan and Brook Tomlinson, a family-owned and operated enterprise. With a dream to create something truly distinctive and unforgettable, they've designed an attraction that guarantees an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other.

From the very moment you step inside, PV Slaughterhouse plunges you into a world of horror that'll have you screaming and trembling in your boots. Get ready for a night of spine-tingling thrills that'll haunt your memories long after Halloween is over.

Reviews on Google

PV Slaughterhouse has earned a blood-curdling reputation, and the reviews from its visitors are a testament to its spine-tingling allure. Raven Gurley, who left a review 11 months ago, enthusiastically hailed it as the "BEST haunted house" they've ever experienced, urging thrill-seekers to grab a glow stick for an unforgettable terror trip. Rebecca Ball shared her delight in her four-star review, praising the attraction's family-friendly ambiance. S Draper, a Local Guide with an impressive 29 reviews, commended PV Slaughterhouse for its thoughtful approach to age-appropriate scares, making it an ideal choice for families with younger children. Lastly, Brandy Hall was ROTN (Realm of the Nightmares) approved, reinforcing the haunted house's reputation as a must-visit for those in search of hair-raising thrills. With such glowing reviews, PV Slaughterhouse is clearly a Halloween haunt that leaves a lasting impression on all who dare to enter.

The Story Behind the Haunt

Behind the screams and shivers of PV Slaughterhouse lies the captivating story of its creators, Nathan and Brook Tomlinson, who have been the sinister masterminds behind this chilling experience for over 7 years. Their journey began humbly with the PV Haunted Trail in Powell, where they started by scaring a few friends in the woods – all for free.

As the haunted trail grew in popularity, the Tomlinsons faced the challenge of finding a new, larger location. Their quest led them to the old Rainsville Quality Meats building, a slaughterhouse, meat packer, and meat market abandoned for 33 years. Its eerie aura made it the perfect canvas for their nightmarish visions. Starting from scratch, they poured their blood, sweat, and tears into transforming this haunting space into what we know today.

PV Slaughterhouse maintains a hometown charm with scare actors, homemade props, and painstakingly crafted scenes. Instead of expensive animatronics, they rely on a multi-talented cast of 50-plus individuals who take pride in delivering an unforgettable experience. What sets them apart is their commitment to change, ensuring that customers won't see the same show every night. Each visit promises a new and heart-pounding adventure.

Nathan Tomlinson emphasized their dedication to originality, with no commercial characters or horror movie icons. Their characters are born from their creators' imaginations, and this authenticity is something they've always cherished.

Brook Tomlinson highlighted their goal of continuous entertainment and noted that PV Slaughterhouse attracts visitors from afar, including Huntsville, Birmingham, and Montgomery, as well as loyal locals who return weekend after weekend during the season.

Operating PV Slaughterhouse is a year-round endeavor, juggling regular jobs, parenting, and more. They start preparing for the next season as early as March, constantly reinventing the attraction with new walls, sets, and designs. In 2023, they're adding the "Gut Pond Trail," offering visitors two spine-chilling experiences in one.

Nathan Tomlinson summed up their journey with a simple but profound statement:

Everybody has a dream, and you have to chase it. I chased mine, and it has brought me here."

When to Go

Mark your calendars, because PV Slaughterhouse's doors swing open for the fright fest of the year on September 29th, 2023. It'll cost you $20 per person to brave the horrors that await. Friday nights offer a chilling adventure from 7 pm to 11 pm, while Saturdays take the terror up a notch with hours from 7 pm to 12 am. And don't forget Halloween night—bring the little ones for a trick-or-treating session without the scares from 4 pm to 6 pm, and then the grand finale from 7 pm to 10 pm to cap off the season.

Stay tuned for more spine-chilling tales from North Alabama's haunted houses in this series. PV Slaughterhouse is just the beginning of the hair-raising adventures that await you this Halloween season.

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Ashleigh Nicole is an Alabama-based writer and freelancer, bringing a unique blend of culinary expertise and creative storytelling to the world of writing. The former executive chef at a prominent French bistro was forced to rethink career choice after COVID-19. She is now a truth seeker and news junkie sharing what she finds with her audience. Drawing from her diverse experiences, Ashleigh now uses her storytelling abilities to captivate readers and offer a fresh perspective.

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