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Please note: this review is for the 2015 season rather than the current season.

The Haunted Barn Stoughton - CLOSED

by wm (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 16, 2015 at about 11 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

For years I’ve heard about the Haunted Barn. I always hoped that one day I would be able to take a road trip and visit this well run haunt. When the Haunted Barn went away last year, I was extremely disappointed. Another great haunt that I would never be able to attend. But earlier this year I hear that they’re back for 2015!!! I was determined that I wasn’t going to miss out on attending this year.

I have to start this review out by saying that the staff was GREAT! This was the second haunt I attended on the same night, and the first haunt ran longer than expected. When my GPS took me to the wrong place (twice), I called their number to get their correct location. When they state that they never turn someone away, THEY MEAN IT. Although we were late in arriving, they rolled out the red carpet for us. (Not knowing I was reviewing their haunt for Haunted Wisconsin) From those at the ticket booth, to the food booth, to all the actors in the haunt itself: definitely a CLASS ACT! They take pride in what they do, and they do it well. It's haunts like the Haunted Barn that do it for the love of Halloween and giving a good scare! I unfortunately didn't get any pictures of the haunt or it's actors due to not wanting to keep them any longer than needed. I hope that they continue to stay around for a long time to come, and I mean that sincerely. Thank you!

The location of the Haunted Barn is great. There’s not much around it but its also not too far out of town where you're in for a long drive. The grounds is setup very well and visually the barn is impressive when you drive up. First impressions set the stage to your experience... and my first impression, both by the staff and the look of the barn, was telling me I was in for a treat!

Considering there is limited space in the barn, they do a great job of making the most of their square footage! It seemed that every time we turned a corner there was a scare or surprise waiting for us. The bloody bride got me really good! The fortune teller was very entertaining, repeating several times that I had 'something to hide'. (If she reads this review, this is that something!) The little girl that led us to different areas was humorous and never once dropped character. Just when we thought we were done, there was one last scare that had us running! The scoreboard for those whom either wet their pants or quit the haunt half-way through is a nice touch!

I'm so very glad I was finally able to visit the Haunted Barn. One more thing off my bucket list! Here's hoping they continue to provide a quality haunt for years to come.

Signage / Visibility / Location


There's something up with both Google maps and iphone maps that kept giving us the wrong address. It's really not hard to find, just take Hwy 51 out of Stoughton. Once you're they're, you'll see it right away!

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


We did not have to wait... they were waiting for US! The waiting area was setup very nice, both outside the barn and right in the main entrance.

Actors' Performance


The actors and staff are really what makes the Haunted Barn a MUST ATTEND. They're not in it to make money, but I do hope they make some! They're timing was perfect, nobody dropped character, and it was literally one scare after the other.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The sets are a bit rustic. In my mind there are corporate haunts and there are homegrown haunts. This haunt falls under the homegrown category. It might not be as polished as the haunts with bigger budgets, but they make up for it with creativity and great acting!

Length


It took about 15 minutes to go through start to finish. I personally would rather have 15 minutes of non-stop action than a haunt that is super long but light on scares. Kudos!

Crowd Control


We did not have to deal with any crowd control, until we were bumping into each other at the end as we were running away!

Most Memorable Moment


Beetlejuice was a hoot!

Summary

In all my years of attending haunts, and there's MANY years, I was very impressed by this entire group and their haunt. They're good people! But don't let that fool you... they're going to scare the crap out of you!

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August 19th, 2019 9:52 a.m. CDT 1.9