Review of Treedines Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Treedines Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Treedines Haunted Farm Haunted Attraction

Treedines Haunted Farm

Treedines Haunted Farm is a Haunted Attraction located in Piedmont, SC.

1506 Durham Road, Piedmont, SC 29673
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Haunt Type(s):

Multiple Haunts1HauntedTrail

Links:

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Contact:

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Features:

Paid Parking, Food/Concessions, “Old-School” (Low Tech), You will NOT be touched, Movie Characters, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line, All-Indoor Attraction


Team Jefferson Starship reviewed this attraction on October 22, 2016.

Final Score: 8.74

Summary:

In the hills of Upstate South Carolina, you can find Treedine’s Farm: a sprawling Haunt that features two separate attractions and a cast that’s ready to make you feel like you’re in the middle of your own horror movie. With “The Forest,” where you’ll encounter horror movie staples such as Jason and The Creeper, and “Midnight Hill,” where a cast of clowns such as Pennywise wait to welcome you into their midst, Treedine’s is a haunt that has grown and changed over the years and stretches out across a rural farm.


Cast: 8.9

There is a small cast spread across both haunts at Treedine’s. Volunteers and extended family fill the ranks and come in a variety of ages, so don’t be surprised to see some small figures leering at you from time to time. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and darting from shadow to shadow so that you catch a glimpse of all of them. From classic figures like Jason and Pennywise to the playfully-creepy things in the maze, there’s something (or someONE) here to scare everyone. While you’re in the maze, don’t be scared to play along and talk to the things lurking in the dark; they are frightfully good at quick responses and very entertaining.


Costuming: 8.92

Although there are a lot of masks across both attractions, they are common ones that are typically used for standard Hollywood figures. But, there are also a few individuals with makeup. We particularly enjoyed the neon, glow-in-the-dark faces in the maze and the mad face of Patient X.


Customer Service: 8.95

Treedine’s is outside (mostly) and spread across some farmland. Be prepared for a bit of a walk and wear shoes or boots. There are some stairs to climb up and down and the occasional step in the dark, but for the Forest, you’re following a guide who can help illuminate your journey. When you’re stuck on Midnight Hill with the clowns, however, you’re on your own. The staff members here are friendly and eager to help. The signs for Treedine’s are fairly small; drive slow as you’re getting close, as it can be easy to shoot past them in the dark if you’re moving quickly. Also, be sure to take time to stop by their concession stand, where you will get a heaping helping of whatever it is that tickles your sweet-tooth!


Atmosphere: 8.5

Queue entertainment was provided through speakers and whatever a local radio station was playing. But, the wait times weren’t too long, so we didn’t get to hear much of the variety. The amazing, old, grape arbor makes for a creepy little waiting area for the Forest and, when you’re outside of Midnight Hill, you get to look down over some of the farm. Bundle up against the cold and bring some friends to make the wait go faster.


Special Effects: 8.94

You’re not going to find a lot of flashy special effects at Treedine’s. However, there are some little touches – like the sound of waterlogged boots following you on a forest path – that are particularly well done; little things that drop you right into the action and space of a horror movie… where you are the victim. Keep your eyes and ears open for them because these kinds of touches can make even innocuous things seem sinister – like a room scattered with balloons or a boat on the shore of a lake.


Theme: 8.57

Though the names of each of the haunts at Treedine’s don’t immediately lend themselves to what’s in store at each, once you’re within one of them, you can easily grasp the overall motif that covers each site. For the most part, there is little to break you out of that subject as you move through the haunt and the small instances that do break from the theme aren’t so distracting as to detract from the experience.


Fright Effect: 7.83

Midnight Hill (with its assembly of clowns) is meant to be the less-frightening of the two haunts. It typically has more sinister menace, rather than in-your-face scares, so its more child and family friendly in that respect. The Forest is certainly more in-your-face scares, with corpses falling from above, chainsaws roaring, sinister figures following in the dark and stark beams of laser light splitting the gloom. If you’re scared by clowns or horror movies, then Treedine’s is going to be packed with heart-pounding moments for you.


Value: 9.33

You can purchase tickets to either Midnight Hill or the Forest separately if you want to tailor your experience or if you want to take children through the shorter Midnight Hill walk. Midnight Hill alone has a cost of $10 and takes about 6 minutes to walk through from knocking on the old, wooden front door to navigating the spinning vortex. The Forest costs $15 and was a 24-minute walk (this might vary slightly, depending on how well you can navigate the dark maze at the end). A combo ticket for both attractions is probably the best buy at a total of $20. With the combo ticket, you’re getting 1.5 minutes of fear for every dollar spent (which is a good deal compared to many of the haunts that The Scare Factor visits)!


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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