Please note: this review is for the 2010 season rather than the current season.
by zombie-aholic after attending on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at about 4 p.m.
Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2010
A group of 6 of us went to The Dark Side this past Saturday and it ROCKED OUR SOCKS! Arriving right around 9 we bought our tickets and stood in line. We waited about 40 minutes and then ventured up the hill listening to the story of the farm.
Once we arrived at the mine we were broken into groups of 2 and began making our way through the foggy and ghoul filled mine. All I have to say about this area is beware of the clowns!
After we finished the mine it was a short wait at a fire until our entire group was ready. About 40 of us got onto the wagon and were taken into the woods. This part was extremely creepy given there is little to no light and you cannot always see what is coming before its too late.
After our ride we were dropped off at a second fire and once again broken into groups of 2 and sent through the woods. This was my favorite part! The actors were in multiple places and scaring you when you least expect it. Also they were very creative in where/how they scared making this portion very creepy.
Finally after the woods we walked through the corn maze and once again we were scared senseless. A perfect end to a great haunt!
This haunt is a gem! The scares are top notch and there are many of them as well as great sets, lighting and music. The actors are in your face, scary as hell and dont break character. I thought there were alot more actors then there actually were. It felt like 100 people scaring me throughout the night but there were only 38! What The Dark Side lacks in numbers they make up for with creativity and just pure terror! I would recommend this haunt to anyone and everyone I know!