Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.
by freaksjay06 after attending on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at about 2 p.m.
Submitted: Sunday, October 2, 2011
The last weekend in September seems really too soon for a haunt for some. Not for my friends and I. We hopped in car named Carl and headed to The Haunted barn for their first night if operation.
We arrived close to their closing time of 11 pm. there was a few groups that were going through at the time. This was my partner's second visit to the Haunted Barn and the scenery changed a little but very similar to last year. the scares were near and far between it seemed. The Haunt used the featured theme of Carnival very sparingly. It was present only during the beginning and kind of fell off my radar. The actors doing the scares were a little cheesy at times but still managed to make me jump a few times.
The length of this haunt was long but only because of the forest that was empty except for a few scare actors in the forest/cemetery. I will say that the props and detail is getting immensely better year by year. For example the awesome haunted mine that was neat. Also, the western style building with a porch and balcony was great to see.
To get to the haunt was easy there is two ways of getting there and both are equally easy if you coming from Madison. My favorite actor is Beetle juice. He made a triumphant but out of place return. He followed us through such as last year. b-juice was as clever and interactive as ever. Thanx for that highlight. Also, the clown like thing out side did not say much but he had great makeup. now if they could just fill those rooms up with more scares and more variety of things to experience next year I would give you a better rating.
Props and detail was most improved this year. amount and creativity of scares however still need work. I will still comeback for the next season just to see the Haunted Barn's improvements. this place has come a long way but still a bit of way to go.