Disaster has struck Atlantic Station. An assortment of demonic artifacts, collected by the obscure Frightmares, Inc. was supposed to be transported by train through Atlanta. But after the train derailed, the convoy of secured cargo containers crashed into Atlantic Station. Following a series of mysterious disappearances and unexplained events, the Frightmares team was sent to secure their cargo and contain the situation. Was the quarantine successful, or are the demonic artifacts still causing the strange phenomena?
Open for the 2013 season, Containment is Atlanta's newest haunted house. Located in Atlantic Station, the horror attraction covers 25,000 square feet along a 1,300-foot trail of terror through real train shipping containers. It is also the largest haunted house of its kind in Atlanta, and the only large-scale haunted inside the Perimeter.
Containment is open nightly at 7 p.m. now through November 3. The best time to arrive is just after dark, as this haunt is located outdoors. As you walk down the stairs to the entrance, you can get a look at the layout and all of the shipping containers, but you have no clue as to what is lurking inside. Mysterious characters at the entrance guide guests into the start, but from there, you're on your own.
Each shipping container offers a different scare. Filled with a variety of collections, from kitchen appliances to clothes to more dangerous cargo, there is a perfect mix of creepy animatronics, spooky lights, horrible smells, and disturbing actors. Since these are shipping containers, it makes sense that each one would have a different themed room, and the whole haunt retains cohesive story and feel.
To balance out the tight spaces created in the shipping containers, the haunt also has a few open air areas. Almost anything can happen when there is room for the actors to hide and pop out and chase you!
Containment does a great job of pulling the audience into the environment and catching them by surprise. I definitely recommend this haunt to anyone who wants to see something new and support another great local horror attraction!