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Decades ago, Lily Mortis shoved her sister Rosa down a well in a dark and forgotten corner of the family estate, where only the caretaker, Silas, usually dared to explore. When her father, James, and his nefarious partner known only as “The Doctor” dragged Rosa from the well, she was a corpse, or practically so. The Doctor was able to revive her with his unorthodox methods — those he employed to “improve” the patients at Hillside Sanatorium. But Rosa reanimated was not the same. She now roams Mortis Manor, where peals of maniacal laughter are sometimes heard by those hurrying by. She sometimes conjures twisted fairy tale children from the very same well from which she was resurrected, trying to assuage her deranged loneliness.

The Mortis family has a deep, sinister connection to The Doctor and Hillside Sanatorium. Hillside is where Rosa and Lily’s mother, Alice, was taken when she refused to turn a blind eye to what her husband and The Doctor were doing to her baby girls, Rosa and Lily. Like all the patients of Hillside, Alice was tortured with hundreds of the doctor’s experiments — grotesque surgeries in which he played out his obsession with making humans “better,” leaving the subjects part human, part beast, and entirely insane. The Doctor’s agonized monsters lurk throughout the Sanatorium, sometimes escaping the grounds.

With Rosa’s warped children and the Doctor’s mad and tortured creatures prowling their environs, sometimes drifting between the two, both the Manor and the Sanitorium are frightful places to find yourself stranded.

2023 Walkthrough Video

Troy C.Troy C. ★★★★★ Every state has that amazing home haunt that everyone knows, but now America has one home haunt that stands above the rest and is the nations amazing home haunt. The facade greets you but is only the beginning. You can feel the pride and love that went into building this within their house and backyard. what other home haunt do you go up and down stairs inside and out and through bedroom windows???!!!!the tech involved with this haunt is top notch and the actors were on point at every turn. Theming was on point and you even got to go through a video store with questionable horror titles and of course the adult section curtain which transports to the world of the Slashers. I just moved to Texas and this is by far my favorite home haunt I've ever been to. Thank you Robinson family for doing this for the community and for Halloween!!! Beyond epic!!Response from the ownerWow! This is such a great review and your words are appreciated. Thank you! Troy C.Troy C. ★★★★★ Every state has that amazing home haunt that everyone knows, but now America has one home haunt that stands above the rest and is the nations amazing home haunt. The facade greets you but is only the beginning. You can feel the pride and love that went into building this within their house and backyard. what other home haunt do you go up and down stairs inside and out and through bedroom windows???!!!!

the tech involved with this haunt is top notch and the actors were on point at every turn. Theming was on point and you even got to go through a video store with questionable horror titles and of course the adult section curtain which transports to the world of the Slashers. I just moved to Texas and this is by far my favorite home haunt I've ever been to. Thank you Robinson family for doing this for the community and for Halloween!!! Beyond epic!!
Melissa J.Melissa J. ★★★★★ This elaborate home haunt is better than that lame House of Torment! Majorly impressive. Highly recommend!Quin W.Quin W. ★★★★★ For this to be located at someone’s private residence, this was really amazing and well done! I loved the different themed rooms and the meticulous attention to details.My husband and I are constantly on a quest for a really good scare and I will say that I got a few jumps at this haunted house.We paid in advance as we did not know if the standby line would be really long but it was not and they did a good job of incorporating both lines so that neither had to wait too long.I wish this had been longer because when it ended, I was not ready for it to be over.Response from the ownerThank you! Thank you! We wish it could have been longer too, space constraints really kept us having to think creatively especially when some pieces are so big. So glad you and your husband had a good time with some great scares, hope to scare you both again in the future! carlos F.carlos F. ★★★★★ Cool haunted house, threw me off beacause of location. The staff is amazing, great special affects and special effects. Ill be back next year since it will be different. Drop a donation for middle school some of the kids are actors and they do a great job! Lil Children of the Corn lol.Response from the ownerThanks for coming out for some frights! We look forward to seeing you again next year 🙂 Cristóbal O.Cristóbal O. ★★★★★ Kennedy Greer H.Kennedy Greer H. ★★★★★ This place is outstanding! I couldn't believe how detailed it was! Super cool rooms & great jump scares.Response from the ownerThank you! PamelaPamela ★★★★★ Great job on the house! It was full of twists, turns, and surprises. This is best to experience with your crew. If you want to save time, reserve a spot on the website.Response from the ownerThanks! Glad you were able to make it out and hope to see you next year! Jeanne S.Jeanne S. ★★★★★ Best haunted house in austin!! I'm blown away every time, can't believe how they transform their house. And everyone is super nice, you can tell the teenage actors are having a blast. Look forward to this every year!Response from the ownerWow! Thank you so much! Bailey G.Bailey G. ★★★★★ Surprised as heck that this is a HOME HAUNT. I can't believe how much attention to detail went into this haunt. It's not terrifying but it's executed beautifully and the set design is especially impressive. Had an amazing time here tonight!!!Response from the ownerThank you! Glad you enjoyed all the details 🙂 Lori C.Lori C. ★★★★★ The characters were awesome and I love the animations we really enjoyed itResponse from the ownerThanks Lori! So glad you had a great time. 🙂 Christina D.Christina D. ★★★★★ You can tell they put a lot of thought into this and that was appreciated. At the beginning they give you rules (understandable) and state no flash photography, I even asked for clarification can I take photos without flash and was told yes. While we were walking through the girl with us told us we were not allowed to take photos, contradicting what the other lady told us. So that was confusing. She could have definitely been nicer.Response from the ownerChristina, thank you for your comments! This is our first year to allow non-flash photos, and it sounds like someone on our side did not get the memo. Prior to our next show we will make sure everyone is on the same page and I am so sorry she was not conducting herself in a polite manor. The feedback is greatly appreciated and will be addressed. Albert D.Albert D. ★★★★★ WOW!!Great fun and really well done!! Just wonderful and scary!!Response from the ownerThanks Albert! So glad you enjoyed the haunt and we look forward to scaring you again next year! Chase N.Chase N. ★★★★★ We had a great time here! We’d definitely go back, you can’t beat the price and for an amateur haunted house it was really well decorated and had great actors. It’s scary enough that adults can enjoy it but not too scary for most older kids.Response from the ownerThanks for coming out! See you next time! Pricilla S.Pricilla S. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, parking is not bad at all. We had a great time. They really put a lot of effort and thought into this haunted house.Response from the ownerLove it! So happy you had a great time! AlyssaAlyssa ★★★★★ It was my first ever haunted house,My family and I had an awesome time,the decorations and the cast were horrifyingResponse from the ownerAww shucks... thank you! Alyssa B.Alyssa B. ★★★★★ My first ever haunted house,the decor was super spooky, the cast was amazing and horrifying. My family and I had an amazing experience 😊Jason S.Jason S. ★★★★★ If you haven't been - you need to go. A very professional and scary haunted house. You would never guess this is a suburban house!Response from the ownerYep, there is a suburban house in there somewhere. thanks for coming out to see us! Dhwanti V.Dhwanti V. ★★★★★ This is where you get to be a part of horror movie. Kudos to all the actors. We will be back next year.Response from the ownerExcellent! See you next year 🙂 Anushka V.Anushka V. ★★★★★ It was an experience of a lifetime ! Great production. Amazing acting by the actors, they looked so real and were so scary. It is a must visit in halloween !Response from the ownerWow! these words are so awesome to hear, thank you so much! Anushka V.Anushka V. ★★★★★ It was an amazing experience, treat for horror movie fan. We will be back next year !Response from the ownerThank you! Shayy W.Shayy W. ★★★★★ Absolutely terrifying! This is so well done and the cast is fantastic! Everyone who isn't trying to scare you is extremely nice.

Just watch out for that Silas 👀
Austin W.Austin W. ★★★★★ When I arrived I was a little appalled it was someone's house but walking up to the house I was surprised and excited seeing the decorations and props and the line to the haunted house which actually takes their entire backyard. My daughter and I had like a 15 minute wait around 9pm Saturday night and we had a blast. There were several amazing jump scares and the props, environment were amazing. It's a really good haunted house for being an amateur haunted house and all the money goes to charity. I'm going to go every year with my kids to provide support and get some good jump scares! Definitely worth a visit!Response from the ownerSo glad you had a good time, thanks for coming out and see you again next time! Quincy C.Quincy C. ★★★★★ Wow wow wow! I can not believe this was at someone’s house. The attention to detail and just all around passion put into creating this experience was astounding. It was visually more appealing than some of the big haunted houses and I even got scared more than I have at other ones. I will recommend this one before any others from now on! Definitely support this place by visiting and even donating if you can.Response from the ownerThank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to next time 🙂 Wanderlodgers L.Wanderlodgers L. ★★★★★ We had a scary good time! Definitely a pro level home haunt!!Response from the ownerLove it! Thanks for coming out! Krystal T.Krystal T. ★★★★★ It was great! Y’all are doing an amazing job! See ya next year!brandy R.brandy R. ★★★★★ Amazing neighborhood haunt.Response from the ownerthank you! 🙂 1zora1zora ★★★★★ Manuel Leal I.Manuel Leal I. ★★★★★ Great set up and great scares . It was a-lot of fun !J CJ C ★★★★★ Remarkably well done. Half of the time I was just looking around in wonder trying to figure out how they put all of this together. Will definitely come back!Response from the ownerThis is awesome! We look forward to scaring you again soon Laura M.Laura M. ★★★★★ Really well done - so much attention to detail! The walk through seemed long and had many varied rooms with the perfect amount of creep haha. I couldn't resist the mini donuts for sale either. I'd go back for sure! What a great way to get in the Halloween spiritJeanne S.Jeanne S. ★★★★★ amazing amateur haunted house in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. Short but scary!! totally worth the trip if you are in the Austin area. I love that they waive admission but ask for charity donations, so please give generously if you go. Gets better each year... can't wait for next October!Tywan J.Tywan J. ★★★★☆ It was nice and scary. Had a great time.Gladis G.Gladis G. ★★★★★ Una casa embrujada en mi barrio es genialPepper C.Pepper C. ★★★★★ I'd heard Fatal Fear was an impressive haunt but still wasn't prepared for this level of imagination, professionalism, and detail. Be generous with your donations and, if possible, go through it twice: once for a damn good scare and twice to look around and appreciate the twisted artistry. Can hardly wait to see what they "cook up" (that Pig Man, y'all!) in 2023.Nate-GeoNate-Geo ★★★★★ Rachel R.Rachel R. ★★★★★ Absolute death! So scary!Kathryn H.Kathryn H. ★★★★★ This alone is reason to come to Steiner Ranch. It's the perfect haunted house- just the right level of scary. The production quality is fantastic! The hosts are awesome! The actors do an amazing job!Graham H.Graham H. ★★★★★ Highly recommended! We were blown away with what they could do with the space. Very talented actors, was not expecting to get scared by some middle-school aged kids!Matilde S.Matilde S. ★★★★★ wow greatRodrigo P.Rodrigo P. ★★★★★ Christopher G.Christopher G. ★★★★★ Great house, make reservations.Danny S.Danny S. ★★★★★ Professional grade. Exceptional presentation from actors, to props, and everything in between. This is in someone's house that includes mostly the garage, and backyard. Be generous with your donation, it's worth it.Victor F.Victor F. ★★★★★ Cris L.Cris L. ★★★★★ The whole set up is amazing!! You can tell they put a lot of time and effort into this. Costumes were amazing and the volunteers did such a great job. Would recommend for any beginners trying to get into the spooky spirit!! Loved itCelso E.Celso E. ★★★★★ I’ve been the past 2 years and it’s been great both times.Rachel H.Rachel H. ★★★★★ A great time! Costumes were great, and it's located in a beautiful neighborhood.Neil G.Neil G. ★★★★★ We had an amazing experience. The attention to detail was over the top. This place is a definite don’t miss ever. Thanks for a great timeNeil G.Neil G. ★★★★★ Completely immersive experience. The attention to detail was amazing. We took our haunt crew to visit and everyone had an amazing time. This place is a don’t miss!!Ovelia’s U.Ovelia’s U. ★★★★★ Fun and FrighteningJohn D.John D. ★★★★★ Steven R.Steven R. ★★★★★ This place is top notch! A must see haunted attraction. Set design and actors were fantastic and loved the whole thing. These guys are truly professionals and love what they do.wes P.wes P. ★★★★★ This place is awesome! Scary AF!Jen BJen B ★★★★★ Omg! Best local haunted house around. The production of the event was so well done. The actors were so great and very scary. We screamed the whole way through! Can’t wait to come back next year.Mary P.Mary P. ★★★★★ Drive was worth it. So much fun and the actors were fantastic! The scenes were so detailed and scares were terrific!Sherri S.Sherri S. ★★★★★ WOW! This haunt just keeps getting better and better every single year. The attention to detail is just incredible. I get excited about going even though it is so scary in the best way. The costumes are awesome and super legit. You never know what's going to be around the next corner. I just want to go back again and again to check out everything I missed the first couple times. But I also get scared too so it's hard to keep my eyes open - ha. This is the real thing - obviously so much work has gone into it - from costumes, decorations, sounds, walls, etc. Go check it out.greg W.greg W. ★★★★★ The level of detail is amazing. great actors and scares. Definitely worth a visit. They did an amazing job.Don P.Don P. ★★★★★ The attention to detail is absolutely amazing, one of the best haunts I’ve ever seen! Highly Recommend!!Brandon H.Brandon H. ★★★★★ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1048125305936110&id=100022159505685Luisa Q.Luisa Q. ★★★★★ WOW, our friends and I just left, and can not say enough how fun/scary this was. It’s so well planned all throughout. This is a MUST! Thank you all for doing this for the community!Dean H.Dean H. ★★★★★ Fatal Fear Haunted House is way more than a mere home haunt. It is really a Pro-Haunt at a home. The attention to detail was incredible. I was so impressed that i returned for a second time and brought all my kids. The theme was consistent as you went from one set to the next. Actors stayed in character even though i repeatedly tried to test them.Carrie Ann H.Carrie Ann H. ★★★★★ This was such an amazing production right in our own neighborhood! We had 3/4th graders and middle & high schoolers who were spooked enough by the winding maze of fun that awaits around every corner of this local home. They all wanted to go over and over again! From the moving floors and psychedelic moving bridge, there were laughs all along the way!
We will be coming every year!
Cindy Strebel R.Cindy Strebel R. ★★★★★ Y’all did an amazing job. The haunted house was incredible!Laura H.Laura H. ★★★★★ My 6’1” husband got so frieghtened when he rounded a corner in haunted house .....he studder stepped in back and knocked most of our group down! So embarrassing!!! It’s great & worth it to support our HS theater group! Great special affects and thank you to the family who sacrifices their house every year!!!Christie Guedry C.Christie Guedry C. ★★★★★ So scary and very well done! Like a professional haunted house! They all did an amazing job!Janet A.Janet A. ★★★★★ OMG I'm a full grown woman but this scared the heck out of me. The electronics are amazing and the props and actors are SOOO real! Job well done guys!! It's a haunted house to NOT be missed.Jeffrey S.Jeffrey S. ★★★★★ Gonna be killer - I've seen a preview 😱

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