Sights, Sounds, and Scares! (A Haunted Attaction Guide)
by: Martin “the Clown” Barry
It is the MOST wonderful time of the year when the temperature begins to drop, the soldering in your MP3 player doesn't melt outside, and the talented people of the haunted house industry come out to play with their new concepts and features! This year, there are 5 weekends in October so you have lots of opportunity to take in the mayhem. These haunted attractions put on productions that are worth the drive and the admission.
Netherworld Haunted House - Atlanta, GA
Netherworld is the undisputed king of haunted houses in the region. Each year, this juggernaut undergoes re-imagining and reconstruction to tell a new chapter in a fascinating story. The attraction features two levels and each level houses its own concept. This year, the upper level features The Rotting with rampaging spirits out to consume the energy of the living and causing a living death in their victims. The lower level features Vault 13 Unearthed starring PROTEUS, an artificial intelligence entity with a hunger for vengeance against his creator and all of mankind. As usual, the show at Netherworld begins the moment you step out of your vehicle. Beings lurk in the lot and along the lines to shock and terrify you before your journey through the dark dimension begins. Netherworld also features a resplendent gift shop! Tickets are available online or upon arrival and they take credit and debit cards. Open the last weekend in September, every night in October, and the first weekend in November.
Kersey Valley Spookywoods - Archdale, NC
This massive haunt celebrates 30 years in 2015 and features indoor and outdoor attractions, a midway, and a gift shop. The Kersey Valley Manor, the corn maze, asylum and other features are sure to deliver the scares you seek. Recommended to buy tickets online. Bring cash if you do not. Parking is five dollars and wear sensible shoes. Check the website for dates of operation and special events.
Scarrigan Farms - Mooresville, NC
Weekends in October will see the transformation of this 130 acre farm into one of the scariest haunted trails in the region. Varying features along the trail will transport you to new dimensions of terror. Get your boots on and prepare for the thrills of this attraction. Cash only and worth the drive.
Haunted Forest at Panic Point - Youngsville, NC
This outdoor trail delivers scares all along the half mile path. Several smaller attractions are featured here as well, including laser shots at zombies. Recommended to buy tickets online and wear shoes proper for outdoors.
The Haunted Farm - Hendersonville, NC
This three part haunted attraction takes you through a wooded trail, a farm and a haunted hayride. Cash only and parking is three dollars. Check the website for dates.
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