Sights and Frights (Haunted Attractions)

Written by Martin Barry

Sights and Frights
(An Essential List for Regional Haunted Attractions)
By:  Martin “the Clown” Barry

Sights & FrightsIt is time for pumpkin weather and sweater flavored everything! It is also time to plan your trips to haunted attractions for your seasonal entertainment. The following haunted attractions are some of the best in the region and rank highly in nationally published reviews.

Kersey Valley Spooky Woods
1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale, NC 27263, 336.431.1700

This enormous attraction features a midway, corn maze, trams, and walk through haunts that are certain to chill and thrill. The 2014 experience includes the 1930s farm house, Geister Haus, where the very walls will attack you, Cathedral of the Dead hosing an ancient beast, the royal vampire Blood Feast, and The Deep among other features General admission tickets are $25.00 per person with options to buy up to the VIP pass at $35.00 or the Immediate access pass, which takes you to the front of every line, at $45.00. Tickets can be purchased online or on site. Spookywoods opens for a sneak preview September 13, the scheduled run includes September 26-27, October 3-4, 10-11, 17-19, 23-26, 30-31, and November 1 and 7 with a special “lights out” event November 8.
725 Phaniel Church Road Rockwell, NC, 704.855.7922

This guided attraction includes multiple haunts to give patrons a well-rounded fright experience. The 2014 attraction includes Twister, then Mine Shaft, Boogerassic Park, Zombie Bait and Tackle, Clown Town, Club Booger, the Saw warehouse and other bits to keep you entertained. General admission tickets are $15.00 per person with Fast Passes at $25.00. Tickets are only available for purchase on site and the attraction only accepts cash. No ATM or credit card machines on site. Boogerwoods scheduled run is October 24-25, 30-31 and November 1.

Fear Farm
424 Ninety-Nine Island Road Blacksburg, SC 864.839.1022

Fear Farm is an 8000 square foot indoor attraction. Last year, the haunt boasted an impressive layout and a side show attraction. They have yet to announce their theme or dates for 2014, but it is sure to be something great. General admission tickets are $13.00 per person, VIP $18.00. Last year, an ultimate VIP was offered to the first 100 to buy online that included a t-shirt for $25.00. They are usually open Fridays and Saturdays in October.
231 Parris Road Cowpens, SC, 864.680.4743

An outdoor haunted attraction based on the legend of the Wompus Monster. The haunt features a lengthy walk through, hayrides, concessions and a souvenir shop. The website recommends against coming alone. This is a cash only attraction and parking is $2.00 General admission tickets are $15.00 per person 11 and up, $25.00 per couple, $8.00 for 10 and under. VIP tickets are $20.00 per person, $35.00 per couple. Group rates are available as well. Hayride is an additional charge per ticket. Wompus Woods will be open October 3-4, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 29-31, and November 1.

Netherworld Haunted House
6624 Dawson Boulevard Norcross, GA 404.608.2484

The show starts when you step out of your car at Netherworld. Hideous creatures will stalk and taunt you in the lot and in line. The indoor attraction boasts two levels and a well-appointed gift shop. The upper level theme for 2014 is Season of the Witch where witches attempt to save mankind in a battle with the Dead Ones. The lower level theme is Spliced – a cloning lab gone wrong and overrun with bloodthirsty mutant clones. This attraction will make you feel like you walked into a horror movie. Tickets for Season of the Witch are $22.00 per person Sunday-Thursday, $25.00 per person Friday and Saturday. See Bothe Season of the Witch and Spliced for $28.00 per person Sunday-Thursday or $35.00 per person Friday and Saturday. VIP tickets are available for front of the line access for $50.00 per person on select nights. Netherworld is open September 26-27, October 3-31, and November 1-2, 7-8.

It is always recommended to call ahead for ticket booth times, accepted payment methods, and special events. 


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