This was the first year I attended, so I thought it was great. Most however compared it to its Vampyre predecessors, to which I hear it paled in comparison. Understandably, I hear Castle Vampyre in 2004 was incredible. Yes it was very cramped, but that made it more claustrophobic as well. The queue was set up on Delancey street, and there was a DJ and go-go dancer set up on the Blues Brothers stage. You entered the house through the music store door about a building down from the BB stage. They had a red neon sign and a big beefy bouncer guy standing by the door. It was very much like the club scene from American Werewolf in Paris, inviting guests to a cheaply set up rave in order to trick them into being eaten. The first room had some scantily clad girls dancing in cages. After that things get kind of fuzzy. I don't think there was much more to that building. A hallway with what looked like office doors. I think they used to use those rooms for the preview center. Occasionally a scare actor would pop out of one. Then you went outside into sting alley, which was interesting. They had both ends blocked off and it was full of scareactors. You reentered through was is now a door leading into Ben and Jerrys. This is where the "club" began. Loud bumping rave music. The scareactors were still beautiful but starting there transformation. Bodies hung from there feet from the ceiling dripping blood (water) on you. The house then went through some pretty large rooms after that. If you go around to the lagoon side of Starbucks there are some big roll up doors. These used to be open and there was an arcade in there. Now I believe this room is used for storage for Starbucks and B&J, and the arcade has been moved over by the exit of mummy. The finale scene featured a pretty impressive scareactor "fully transformed" into a bat-like creature. After that you exited through what is now Starbucks enterance. One cool thing was seeing the cast changes. Since they had to cross through the park, they didn't bother with the black cloaks or walking in a line. They came out with swagger as a group, like a mini roaming hoarde. A lot of people said it was the worst house of that year, but again they were comparing to previous versions. I thought is was pretty good. Oh and no, with Starbucks and Ben and Jerrys there now, there's no way to get a full-sized house in there anymore. The first building just doesn't have the room.