The Scariest Movie of the Year - Hereditary

In order for scary movies to get rave reviews from the critics, they need to be really good. Toni Colette gives an outstanding performance. This is a true horror film that may stay with you, at least until Halloween when you visit Milburn's Haunted Manor.

Here's the critic's consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, and a brief introduction one of the top movie review sites.

"Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits."

"When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell." - Rotten Tomatoes

Milburn’s Haunted Manor LLC Launches New Website

Milburn’s Haunted Manor, LLC,

an award winning haunted house attraction in Hubbard, Oregon, recently launched a new website that highlights their critically acclaimed featured attractions and unique amenities. 

Featured on the new website is an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting from 2017. Mike Milburn, the owner, describes the ideas, theories, and methods that sets Milburn’s apart, such as “Scareology” and “Haunted Theatre”. (Link: OPB Interview-video ).

Want to know more? Check out their website to see the entire interview. “We Dare You to Come to Our House” is a motto shown at the top of the website to challenge website visitors to “dare to get scared”, and sets the tone.

“Suzie One-Eye”
is the unofficial mascot of Milburn’s Haunted Manor. She is a part of the lore and legend of the haunted house, and also makes appearances on the grounds and throughout the website. It’s fun to look though the new website to see if you can spot their creepy mascot. You never know where you’re going to see her. Keep an eye out for little Suzie. Odds are she is watching you.

Featured Attractions
The website includes information on their two main featured attractions, The Manor, and

The Dark, each having their own special background lore, designed to draw the would-be visitor in to the suspense of each thriller. Other featured attractions described on the website include the Graveside Grill, with menu items such as Zombie Donuts, Funnel Fried Bacon, Curly Fries and the their signature “Nail in the Coffin”.

Other Attractions
The Grill offers a fun variety of carnival style eats for the survivors of the haunts. The Moon-lit Pumpkin Patch provides a fun way to get your gourd shopping in. Picking out your seasonal pumpkin in the darkened and spooky environment, with the screams of other guests hanging in the air, is a fun way to round out your visit to Milburn’s. We offer a “U-Take / We-Take” decorated photo booth for you to commemorate your haunted adventure.

The website also highlights Milburn’s many amenities designed to make their guests more comfortable on those dark and stormy October nights. Covered lines, dining and common areas along with graveled paths will help to deal with the typical Oregon fall weather. Free parking is also available. Check out Milburn’s Haunted Manor’s new website and see for yourself what a fun and unique attraction Milburn’s is.  Here's the link : Haunted House Website 

Haunted House Portland Revisited

Milburn Manor shows up on Google in the Portland area for haunted houses and many of our customers come from the greater Portland area. A Google search for "haunted house Portland" shows the results below.

The drive is only 28 minutes from Tigard, and this may vary depending on location. Our latest video Zombie Infestation doesn't say show all but gives a glimpse of the scary possibilities.

Visit our Facebook page for updates, news, and surprises.

How to Survive the Haunted House at Milburn's Haunted Manor

  1. Choose a haunted house that has awards for their scary experience. Read about ours.
    Chances are that you will survive an award winning haunted house. But consider this: Pregnant? heart condition etc? If this is you, you may want to consider letting your friends go while you stay out by concessions.  Have a deep fried snickers and enjoy the distant screams.

  2. A Quick Stop at the Porta-Potties will Help a Dry Survival
    A quick stop at the porta-potties is a good idea.  Wetting yourself is sure to award you years of embarrassing stories told by your friends each and every Halloween season, or roller coaster ride, or just about anything to do with surprising someone.

  3. Keep your eyes open – so you can avoid that wall, axe or zombie lunging at you
    Dress for battle!  Short skirts and stiletto heals are sure to let you down.  Large hoop ear rings may get a tug by a panicked friend.  Dress for comfort, warmth, and survival.  Keep your cell phone, wallet, debit card, etc. in a secure pocket.

  4. Although running from a monster is always a good idea in the movies.  It is not recommended in a Haunted House attraction.
    Do not turn and run head long through a dark haunt.  Many have tried and it rarely ends well.


  5. Watch a lot of scary movies in the weeks ahead of your visit
     we have some of the best in our
    top 100 scary movies blog  

  6. The use of flashlights is cheating. Plus it frightens the ghouls and only diminishes your experience. You might enjoy watching our video on the rules of Milburn Manor
    Here's the YouTube video on our blog  >

  7. Don’t hug or hurt a ghoul or a zombie. Fight or flight.  Avoid both.  Do not slap, kick or punch the actors.  They are just trying to entertain you.

  8. Bring a friend or more – doing this alone is not as fun and survival rates are less
    Use safety in numbers.  But be selective in your choosing process.  Select at least one larger friend to use as a meat shield and at least one friend who is more of a coward than you to take the blunt of the ridicule after it is over. 

  9. Don’t hold back your screams if you are scared….
    Let yourself enjoy the thrill of the horror.  Like a roller coaster, throw your hands up and embrace the terror.  Trying not to get scared or being the "tough guy" is much less fun for both you and the actors.  Yes it is fake and you probably wont die.  But if you want your monies worth go "all in" and enjoy it.  Your group will have more fun and in turn so will you.
  10. Is a PG13 Haunt a Good Match for an 8 Year Old ? 
     Aside from the dangers of carrying a panic stricken, kicking and screaming child through endless attacks in the haunt...the nightmares at 1 AM are not worth it. Check the haunt rating.  A PG13 haunt is not a good match for an 8 year old. You will survive better by leaving the little ones at home.

    After you have survived then what?
    Deep fried carnival style foods at concessions is a great way to take the edge off after a panic packed experience.  Also a fun way to circle up and recount the adventures and the "fails" with your friends. Our Graveside Grill is famous for their fresh cut curly fries, deep fried snickers, zombie donuts and their signature "nail in the coffin", a deep fried bacon wrapped sausage dog.

Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time for Haunted House Fans

For haunted house fans, horror movies are a fun way to get scared before the Halloween season. We found the top 100 horror movies of all time based on 40 or more reviews by movie critics.

Here's Some Recent Horror Movies with Top Reviews

Some of these movies are more recent and 2016 had a nice number released such as  Under the Shadow (2016), The Love Witch (2016) , Green Room (2016), Train to Busang (2016), Don't Breathe (2016), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)  In 2017 we have so far The Witch and Get Out, which we featured in another blog and It Comes at Night (2017). 

As featured in our Facebook post, here's the movie trailer for The Love Witch,  that has a 96% rating. 

We are sharing this to help keep you scared before we open our Milburn Manor Haunted House in October.

For the top 100 list, here's the link on Rotten Tomatoes, with percentage ratings based on critics reviews. This is an excellent watch list, as they represent the top rated horror movies of all time. How scary is that? > Top 100 Horror Movies

Portland Haunted House Hunting

Once upon a time there was a young couple living in Portland Oregon who were doing a search on Google for "Haunted House Portland". They were looking for something unique, even out of the way if necessary. They did their research, looked at a lot of websites, even conducted a seance and Tarot card reading to see what would be the right one.They saw Milburn Manor on the Google maps South of Portland but in the general area.

They saw that Milburn Manor had won the 2016 Best Haunted House award on the website, but were still researching.

Then they searched on YouTube for "haunted house Portland" Milburn Manor

They discovered the Milburn Manor YouTube channel , and saw that there were two videos. One of them was scary when a lost boy went into a cabin in the woods.This is shown below.
The other was the rules of Milburn Manor. A scary looking man in dark sunglasses and top hat and black suit lays down some rules about visiting the haunted manor. It included an emergency exit in case you are attacked by a zombie and want a quick escape. This video is also shown below.
Then they saw that Milburn Manor also had a couple of scary movie trailers on their YouTube channel. They were top rated and seemed to be the perfect thing to watch this summer to prepare the young couple for the real thing in the Fall.The young couple decided to visit Milburn Manor in the Fall. There were mysterious things about them that cannot be discussed on this blog.