Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.
by padrediablo after attending on Monday, October 28, 2013 at about 2 p.m.
Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013
I've been going to the Haunted Barn for the last 5 years or so. Every year it's been getting better and better and I was terribly sad when I learned that 2013 would be its final year. This place is wonderful and it's abundantly clear that it was a labor of love for the operators. I work at another Haunt in the area and therefore somewhat immune to some of the things that would scare other people. That said, some of the best scares and moments of wide-eyed "I can't believe they took the time to build this set" have come from Stoughton's homegrown Haunted Barn.
It's actors are always professional, enthusiastic, and stay in-character for the best experience. They've invested a great deal in high-quality props, costumes, and sets. It's also clear that many of the actors take a lot of personal time to prepare their costume and makeup (something that this veteran haunter appreciates a great deal!) This year's haunt (Oct. 2013) took us nearly an hour to go through! They've taken the time to build a MASSIVE outdoor maze full of actors, props, elaborate setpieces, and genuine scares this year. We genuinely got lost several times in the maze which made for a great experience. Who wants to be led by the nose through a maze, after all? It's a maze for a reason!
Kudos to the owners, operators, engineers, and actors of the Haunted Barn (just east of Stoughton on Hwy 51/Main Street). I'm genuinely sad that this will be the final season but wanted to give them an enthusiastic thumbs up for all they've done over the years. I hope they have a great season this year and maybe, just maybe will reconsider their decision to wrap it up....
Thanks for the GREAT scares this year and in the past.
An amazing haunt with TONS of great props, elaborate setpieces, committed and experience actors, and a blackened heart of gold. You will be missed, Haunted Barn.