Sperry’s Psycho Path Haunted Attraction Celebrating 10 Years
Victor Marquez had dreams of becoming a special effects makeup artist in California as a young man. After meeting his wife and starting a family, he decided to settle down in Oklahoma and put his dreams on hold. He began operating a trash business and drivers education classes. In his spare time, Marquez maintained his passion, designing special effects and makeup for local attractions and later an independent movie production. Marquez wanted to do more with his talents, and thought of ways to make his dream a reality.
Oklahoma’s Most Unique Haunted Attractions Serves Up Another Year of Screams.
Brave guests experience Hollywood-caliber scenes, and scares, from the relative safety of their Scareage vehicle in Oklahoma’s most unique haunted attraction. Victor Marquez had dreams of becoming a special effects makeup artist in California as a young man. After meeting his wife and starting a family, he decided to settle down in Oklahoma and put his dreams on hold. He began operating a trash business and drivers education classes. In his spare time, Marquez maintained his passion, designing special effects and makeup for local attractions and later an independent movie production. Marquez wanted to do more with his talents, and thought of ways to make his dream a reality.
Psycho Path Owner on Urban Tulsa’s Hot 100 List for 2012!
Victor Marquez — He’s scared the crap out of us for the last several Halloweens with his Psychopath Haunted Ride in Sperry. As a long-time garbage man, Marquez’s dream to become a special effects makeup artist has finally come true in Psychopath, and is chronicled in the upcoming documentary by his nephew, Oregon filmmaker Manny Marquez.
To Go Searching For Candy or Get Scared?
By: Jessica Swicegood
The Taliaferro Times ~ The official newspaper of Booker T. Washington High School
Psycho Path is stationed on 106th St N in Sperry, Ok. Operation hours are from sun down until 11 p.m. The last day of operation is November 3, 2012. The dark ride costs fifteen dollars. The ride takes its adventurers through the deep dark woods and is accompanied by the dark spirit. Looking for an outdoor attraction? This is the one for you!
Hogs ‘n’ Hot Rods – June 11, 2011
The Psycho Path Grave Diggers along with a few walking dead were out and about at the 10th Annual Hogs ‘N’ Hot Rods show in downtown Collinsville, OK on June 11, 2011. They roamed the crowded streets looking for “victims” to be buried alive in Psycho Path’s newest attraction “The Last Ride” – a coffin simulator ride designed to make each “victim” feel, through movement, sounds and smells, like they are being buried alive in a real casket. And thanks to the night vision camera and microphone, potential “victims” were able to watch a TV monitor to see and hear the person inside the casket as they experienced “The Last Ride”.
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Tulsa, OK – Since 2004 a group of dedicated builders, actors, and volunteers, led by owner Victor Marquez, transformed 40 acres north of Tulsa into something right out of the movies. Every year since, more and more brave guests have ventured into the darkness to experience the Psycho Path themselves. With a passion to improve each and every year, Marquez once again called upon his extensive background, designing special effects and makeup for local haunted attractions and independent movie productions. He challenged his talented crew to construct several new set pieces for 2008 that will literally put guests in the middle of the horror. Unlike most haunts, Psycho Path offers both stunning visual and audio effects and intense scares.
“We’ve combined elements of a theme park ride where you ride from scene to scene with the high-intensity scares of the more traditional haunted house and created a totally new outdoor haunted experience,” said Marquez. “Being outside gives us the advantage of real fog, real sounds, real smells, real moonlight, and real creatures lurking just out of range of the lights. We regularly hear coyotes and owls howling just over the fence. Knowing those sounds are real only enhances the experience and besides, who isn’t afraid of being in the woods at night?”
Those brave enough to venture into the Psycho Path Ride will climb into their own Scareage, a custom vehicle Marquez designed specifically for Psycho Path. While most outdoor haunts rely on noisy tractors to pull a wagon, the Psycho Path Scareages are so quiet riders will hear leaves rustling or twigs snapping in the darkness. Some of the sounds are man-made, and some are not, but they all combine to enhance the 20 minute journey through the heavily-wooded land. Along the way, they will pass through scenes filled with custom props, buildings, and oh yeah, creatures that spring on them when they least suspect it. Marquez offers this final warning. “Once they climb aboard, there’s no turning back. Riders are not permitted to leave the vehicle after the ride starts, so they’ve got to be up to the challenge of the Psycho Path. We like to say it may be their only way home.”