Please note: this review is for the 2007 season rather than the current season.
after attending on Friday, October 19, 2007 at about 4 p.m.
Submitted: Friday, October 26, 2007
Signage / Visibility / Location
The entrance is on the east side of the road about 1.5 miles south of Hwy 12-Hwy 18 on South Hwy 73. Posted by the gravel driveway/entrance is a white light shining on a black sign infront of a small red barn, easily visible from a distance especially if your traveling south on Hwy 73. Hinchley's Farm is south of Hwy 12-Hwy 18 and north of Hwy PQ.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
The wait area is indoors inside a large white tractor barn just north of the entrance to Hinchley's Haunts. First white barn to your left as you enter Hinchley's Haunts. Nearby the wait area entrance has painted and carved pumpkins. Some very creative designs. Inside are numerous picnic tables along with the ticket table. Also present is a wide variety of delicious refreshments of both hot and cold food. I decided on a hot dog and soda while I waited. One corner area contained benches and chairs where kid friendly movies like Hocus Pocus and have also seen Beetlejuice related to Halloween. The wait was about thirty minutes and they took great care to keep people moving to the haunted barn and hayride. Entertaining movies for free or from your own group.
A lot of creative and scary rooms very well decorated with great eye for detail. The rooms alone gave myself chills and were excellent. You never knew what kind of horror was to come next.
The actors are a few adults and mostly kids, and each one put their heart into scarrying myself and others that evening. The fortune teller answered questions asked by patrons and did a convincing job of impending doom for our group. The fortune teller room was very well decorated parlor. Another favorite was the walking through the corn field which made me forget I was indoors so convinving real and never knew what kind of ghoul would pop up that startled the lady in front of me for the haunted barn. The haunted hayride actors knew when to startle us because their was constanct screams and jumps from our group every 100 feet. Expect the unexpected and you never heard a ghoul come from the corn until they were right next to you.
I am going back again, because unable to take everything in on my first trip.
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