Review of Night Terrors Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Night Terrors Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Night Terrors Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Night Terrors Haunted Farm

Night Terrors Haunted Farm is a Haunted Attraction located in Schoharie, NY.

4193 NY-7, Schoharie, NY 12157
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Haunt Type(s):

Multiple Haunts1HauntedHayride


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Free Parking, Food/Concessions, Gift Shop/Souvenirs, You may be touched, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line, Indoor/Outdoor Attraction

Team Hallowoosh reviewed this attraction on October 15, 2016.

Final Score: 8.22


“This is a full contact haunt. You will be touched.” If you weren’t scared before, you sure are when you see this posted near the ticket booth. “We are not responsible for any psychological trauma or future therapy costs resulting from your visit…” it goes on to say. Well you can’t say they didn’t warn you. This is not a haunted attraction for the faint of heart. Just knowing the characters will touch you is enough to send shivers down your spine. They also play on some common intense fears including the darkness and clowns which left many people screaming in terror throughout the night.

Cast: 7.9

Some of the actors were ready to deliver their A-game performance and they deserve a well-earned shout-out, while others were just kind of there. Regardless, the actors who were really into it stood out and made things great! The clowns in “Bezerkus Circus” don’t clown around when it comes to unsettling foolery. They swarm around the circus tent just waiting to play with you. Watch out for Trixie, a fun-loving clown who sounds as sweet as can be when she approaches you, then the demon inside comes out of nowhere and you can’t get away fast enough. As you leave the circus tent, you go right into the “Maize Mayhem,” where the characters continue to impress with clever lines and manic temperament.

Costuming: 7.5

In general, the costumes were average and well-suited to the scenes. The clown costumes were the best of the bunch. Throughout the hayride, you see a variety of sketchy characters, some made up really well with ripped flesh coming from their face. In the dark “Krouse House,” it was hard to see the actors, so not much can be said about their attire. However, in the entryway was a deranged character, pale as can be, ready to set the tone for the dark barn full of test experiments from the insane Dr. Krouse’s experiments.

Customer Service: 9

Parking was free, well-organized and there was plenty of it in two open fields. Around the haunt were plenty of staff who were ready to help you out if you had questions. They are proactive about approaching you if you look lost or confused. Tickets are in the form of wristbands with five attractions on them and there are only three visible lines… which threw us off at first and, unfortunately, we missed getting off the hayride for the “Zombie Attack,” which was a separate stop. I figured when the tractor guide asked everyone if they have tickets to the “Zombie Shootout” it must be a zombie paintball attraction that is 99.99% of the time a whole other ticket you purchase. I had no idea it was actually the “Zombie Attack” attraction in the combo ticket. It was a little confusing to me, but everyone else understood so I guess I’m just dumb. The staff was accommodating in getting us back to the right area without a problem.

Atmosphere: 8

This place feels like fun from the moment you walk in. At the center of it all are 2 food trucks with a lot of great food options and a seating area with multiple picnic tables. One of the food trucks even takes credit cards if you do not have enough cash on hand so nobody has to go hungry. The lines everywhere are long and the screams are coming from all around, most notably from the “Maize Mayhem,” which everyone was talking about in the common area. You could even hear the “howling of wolves” coming from the maze, which really makes you wonder what’s going on in there.

Special Effects: 7.8

The use of fog was effective in drawing attention over to the new “Krouse House,” which was positioned off to the side in a darker area. Although this was not the first attraction we visited, we did make note of the creepy, fog-covered facade and looked forward to going through. Our first stop was the hayride, which was a large wagon with wooden seats, no hay, but enclosed with barbed wire fencing covered in miscellaneous body parts for a unique effect. The hayride stopped at several scenes with spooky lighting effects and loud noises. The Zombie Attack provided you with small airsoft guns to hunt zombies in the woods. Sure there is no blood splattering all over the place, but if you point and shoot and something goes down that’s real enough for me.

Theme: 7.8

The event takes place on farmland and utilizes what they have to create a variety of themes, rather than one throughout. The hayride was a different theme at each stop with rambling mental patients, hillbillies, a butcher, undead, priests, witches and gun-happy criminals. The only thing you knew from one stop to the next was that your chances of getting touched and picked-on was high. I do not recall any clowns along the hayride; however, there was an abundance of deranged clowns in the circus and maze. They seemed to escape often to visit the people in the common area by the food trucks. If none of that creeps you out, they have the fear of darkness covered in the creepy barn with a mad doctor who tests a person’s capacity for handling fear before they go completely insane.

Fright Effect: 9

True to the warning at the ticket booths, the actors do make contact to freak you out. When you feel them lightly touch you, it makes you jump.

I remember sitting across from the entrance to the hayride where actors kept getting on and off at each of several scenes. There was a girl sitting right to the side of the door who the characters picked on heavily. Several screams came from her. You could see the difference in posture from when the ride began and 1/2 way through when she leaned into her boyfriend, hiding behind him as much as she could.

Oh and those clowns; well, they had the shiftiest personalities a clown can have and you are surrounded by them… never knowing what they will do next. Perhaps the clowns on site are victims of Dr. Krouse’s experiments who have been driven completely insane. Will you make it out with your sanity intact?

Value: 8.8

You’ve got your haunted hayride, interactive zombie shootout, circus, corn maze, and the dark and scary “Krouse House,” which is quite a variety of haunted scenes to get through. You are bound to get your worth of screams somewhere. Ticketing options start at $18 which does not include the newest attraction, the “Krouse House” or the interactive “Zombie Attack.” If you want to participate in everything, the general admission combo pass will cost you $30. Seeing the long lines everywhere prompted us to go for the “R.I.P Combo” for $45/ticket which gave us access to the speed line, so worth it to skip the wait if you ask me.

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Guest Reviews
Guest Average: 0 out of 10

Sarah – 10/10
Challenge Accepted was awesome! Me and my boyfriend were looking for escape rooms in our area, and …show more as poor college students, price was a big factor. Despite being only two small locations in the mall, they have multiple rooms, at 20, 40, and 60 minutes long, with the 20-minute rooms being only $10 each! We’ve been back multiple times, and loved every one! Staff is very helpful and enthusiastic about their job, and is thrilled to explain all the little secrets after you escape. Will be back every time they make a new room!

Norma – 4/10
We visited this attraction on the last night of their 2018 season I believe. We did show up late …show more (about 20 minutes before they closed) and it was dead in the waiting line. Regardless, every group that was in the haunt somehow ended catching up to one another. We walked as slow as we could knowing there wasn’t anyone behind us but we still couldn’t stay away from the group in front of us. They had one teenage female that was petrified of everything so all the monsters kept taking advantage of it, cornering her every chance they got. They also followed her through multiple scenes that weren’t theirs while our group tried to stay behind some and there were no entertainers around because they were all following her. When they would stop and turn around to go back to their base spots (if they even have them there), some of them just walked passed us without any effort towards scaring us. It was a disaster. This chic’s name was Lauren and by the time we got to the exit of this thing, we were relieved that we didn’t have to hear her name called out over and over and over anymore. She had to of been extremely annoyed by it herself. It took all of the fun out of it. Actors even stopped us in some of the maze portions so the other monsters could entertain their group for quite some time and they would just be staring off into outer space. The only way we knew they could talk is because they said Lauren’s name already. Besides that, costuming was mostly store-bought quality. Nothing different to look at here. Scenes were the same. Some looked as if they had been built out there in the woods for years and they’ve sat through the seasons and no one’s ever gone back to touch them up. Parts of the maze where there’s a lot of plastic and wood seem to possibly be a danger. We didn’t see any actors for quite some time in them bc they were following Lauren and if someone ignited one of these things, I’m afraid it would have taken us a long time to find the exit. Some spaces were very tight for us, if those were to fill with smoke where there are roofs, I don’t think that would be good at all. At one point, we didn’t know where to go at all so we weaved through these pipe-like things and found a hole and we started walking on this really dark path into the woods. There were props and things out there but 0 lights. Come to find out, it looked like a previously closed portion of the trail because when we got to the end of it, there was no way to get back into the maze. We had to crawl under caution tape to get back in. That right there tells you that no actors were paying any attention to our group. We paid full price for our tickets that night and we honestly should have just passed this place up. We’ve been here before too and it wasn’t that bad. The highlights of the trip were the gentleman that introduced us to the park and gave us the rules before we went in. There was also one clown (Pickles, maybe
?) that actually put effort into scaring us but he was mostly one of the only ones. In one of the mazes there was a chainsaw assailant behind a door and we could hear the saw and see him through the crack of the door but we couldn’t get in. When that door finally opened, holy shit! That was the best scare in there for sure! Also, there are places where you will need to duck down, tight corridors as mentioned above, uneven terrain, and a lot of walking (especially if you’re bad at mazes) so be prepared for that.

Norma – 6/10
Maybe we just went on a bad night but we weren’t very impressed with this haunt. We had heard many …show more good things about it and we ended up with a free Saturday night so we gave it a shot. We showed up at probably 9:30 at night. Waited in line maybe 15-20 minutes so that wasn’t bad. We really didn’t have problems with spacing inside the haunt except for a few times but we were able to slow down and it helped when there wasn’t anyone behind us. I will say, there were a lot of unique things in the haunt portion. One interactive set was very different and unnerving. Some of the characters were really into their roles while others were bland. One was sitting on top of a washing machine and he jumped down and we were thinking, “Oh shit” but he didn’t do anything, he just jumped at us a little and said, “What?” In the outdoor portion of the haunt it was a bit too dark to see the characters, especially the Creeper. Our favorite part was the alligator! They know how to utilize this now, commonly-seen prop to the fullest for sure! If you are likely to pee your pants, you just might lose it on that one! I would give the house itself a 7 out of 10. Now we were under the impression that the corn field was haunted too. Although it was a good maze, there were three scareactors in it and they were terrible. No lights, sounds, sets, nothing but mud and corn and the dark. At first it was creepy but after we walked and walked and nothing happened, we were aggravated and ready to find our cars. The last actor that we came across could have hidden well since they were in all black but they didn’t, they stood in the middle of the trail acting like they couldn’t see, whispering to us as we walked asking us if we were customers. Wow. Don’t upgrade to the corn if you’re expecting a fright in there, it won’t happen.

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Scariest Haunt in New York (Given by: Team Hallowoosh)