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Please note: this review is for the 2006 season rather than the current season.

Trail Of Terror

by pud27 after attending on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Signage / Visibility / Location

The haunt is located just off of Highway 41, so it is easy to get close to. Unfortunately there is another haunted trail in the woods that is in the opposite direction on the same road, so the two haunt signs get confusing, especially since the other haunts sign was easier to read and see. The location of the haunt is great. You are out on a farm in the middle of nowhere, and the whole woods thing at night is always kind of creepy. It was a little hard to find, because it is deep in a gully and you don't see it until you are right on it. They could use a bigger sign in front telling you that you are there, especially pointing to parking. A lighted sign or even just a bigger sign would have been nice.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

The wait area was nice. It was in a stable so you could be out of the weather if you wanted to be. There was no entertainment that I saw, but we did not have much of a wait either. For being in a stable they did a nice job of setting it up to make you feel both welcome and slightly scared.

Most Unique

The most unique part of the trail was towards the middle of the haunt. You are told to sit down on a bench made of hay bales. The guide then knocks on a door to get the Old Hag who then proceeds to tell you a story. She was awesome! She knew her lines, was bale to improvise enough to get the right people into it. She really knew her part and did a great job in a truly unique performance. The whole trail offered various stops at scenes in which the actors interacted with the people going through the trail.

Actors' Performance

They were very good all throughout. The hag was great, as I mentioned, but everyone else did a very good job of interacting and staying in character as well. The use of non-seen actors was very good as well. There were numerous times that things came out of nowhere at you. Overall they seemed very experiences.

Appropriate For

I think anyone ten and up would enjoy this haunt

Summary

This was one of the most fun haunts we attended all year. While it was not the scariest of them all, it was a good way to spend 25 minutes of our night. They are only in their fourth year, but their quality says otherwise. I would have easily believed they were in business longer. Proceeds go to a great cause, and the price is definitely right. They could have charged more than seven dollars and I would have felt I got my moneys worth. I appreciate their modesty in their site listing, saying they are a medium scare. There were parts that made me jump, and anyone who scares slightly easily will be on edge throughout. Overall, it was a great haunt that I believe will only become greater over time. I would definitely consider making this a yearly haunt, even for the 45 minute drive.

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June 24th, 2019 9:20 p.m. CDT 1.7.5