Review of Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction

Review of Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction

Deceased Farm

Deceased Farm is a Haunted Attraction located in Lexington, SC.

382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington, SC 29072
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Haunt Type(s):

Multiple Haunts1EscapeRoom1HauntedCornFieldHaunted Farm

Links:

Deceased Farm Facebook PageDeceased Farm Website

Contact:

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Features:

Free Parking, Restrooms/Porta Potties On-Site, Food/Concessions, Gift Shop/Souvenirs, Optional Games/Midway, “Old-School” (Low Tech), You will NOT be touched, Original Characters, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line, Indoor/Outdoor Attraction, Family Friendly

Team Jefferson Starship reviewed this Haunted Attraction on October 2, 2021.

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Final Score: 8.41

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Summary:

Lexington’s premier haunted house is Deceased Farm, a terrifying Halloween destination connected to the more family-friendly Clinton Sease Farm which runs throughout the day and into the night along with the haunted house next door.

Beyond the high fenced barrier walls of the attraction lies a creaking abattoir, with mazes, escape rooms, and a high energy midway full of music and life to counteract all the horror. Queue entertainment is abundant and there is never a dull space or moment as you make your way past all the spooky activities and events that you and your party can enjoy. Come early so that you can enjoy the family-friendly corn maze across the way along with the unlimited hayrides, playground activities, and humongous pumpkin patch.


Cast: 8.29

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The very first cast members our team met were two lovely undead ladies that saved us from the line by offering us the ability to buy fast passes. While much of the cast impressed us, without a doubt these were our two favorite members.

Noah the Ringleader was high-energy and took us into the challenging Library escape room while taunting and tormenting all the other rooms’ participants. Several of the midway monsters were delightful to meet as they sent people shrieking and laughing through the big open space. A criminal rabbit booped the hat bill of one of our team (which she declared the best part of the night) and the stilt walker defied reason and gravity.

Inside the haunt, we saw a menagerie of monsters that employed multiple techniques to hunt and attack anyone walking by. We saw a shadow that utilized the façade of a nun to surprise our team, a weeping student that took a terrifying drop that ended up being part of her act, and a greedy prospector in the corn that liked the smell of one of the people’s hands. A cook making stew, the teacher in the classroom, and the deep-sea hunting fish were all novel creatures that earned a round of applause. Lastly, our team got offered creepy tokens of flowers and skulls by two different monsters that managed to hide and pop out at the last second. Overall the team of monsters here love scares and we are happy to share that love with them.


Costuming: 7.46

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In keeping with the farm theme of the haunt, there are a lot of location-appropriate costumes that allowed characters to look natural in their scenes. Costumes were also used to create clever bits of camouflage that gave monsters the ability to move quickly through light and shadow before being really visible to us or other guests.

A mossy monster in the corn was one of the cleverest visual tricks that we saw and scared a member of our team every time we encountered him. Another monster that managed to hide in plain sight created a shadow out of vestments and statues before leaping out at the last second. One of the most impressive costumes we saw was the deep-water hunting fish that lured us through the pitch-black before showing us a monster we have never seen before. Masks are used throughout the haunt but are not predominant or heavily relied on.


Customer Service: 8.93

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Signage is clear and visible from the road all throughout the haunt. Starting in the parking lot it is obvious where to go for both attractions, and then the same is true throughout the haunt.

To lower crowded and massed lines they have employed a system of calling groups through playing cards that’s highly efficient and organized. An ATM is set up at the entrance in case you’re not carrying cash and placed in a private area so you can withdraw your money safely. There is also a heavy amount of security including a guard and metal detector to make sure that all guests inside are safe.

There are a large number of dark places, some areas where ducking is necessary for safety, and some unsure footing but there are a lot of monsters around to watch out for you so they don’t lose their prey to a trip and fall.


Atmosphere: 8.9

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The atmosphere at Deceased Farms is an excellent blend between a haunted house and a carnival. The music is audible from the outdoor waiting area and inside lights and monsters cavort through the wide midway that’s peppered with spooky details and places to sit and soak in the vibe.

The front façade has an intimidating height to it and hearses and monsters weave in and out of the ticket line to make sure that you never forget that you are visiting a haunted farm.


Special Effects: 8.44

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While there are several places that have bleed in sound effects and music from area to area, there is no doubt that all of the source sounds are perfectly picked and placed.

When it comes to unique and innovative special effects, Deceased Farms has employed a number of tricks you can’t see anywhere else in the area, and one that our team has never seen before. Projections in the graveyard add ghostly images and insane effects that change the layout of the land. Graves literally rock and roll along with the screams and the music, and details abound in and out of the house. There is something to look at from the floor to the ceiling in almost every room and area. The pass-throughs from area to area are incredibly believable, and then the deep-sea scene knocked our socks off! There is no shortage of things to look at and enjoy, and the application of the 3D effect is wonderful and fitting instead of forced.


Theme: 8.1

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From the beginning to the end, the theme of a farm of deceased creatures is underlined and upheld. There are secondary themes of being hunted, chased, or lured that are all pulled off beautifully to create a more cohesive plotline from scene to scene. Areas of the house clearly delineate where one secondary theme ends and where the next begins. The setting is perfect as it allows for long and lonely stretches in the darkness of the corn to question your decisions as you flee monsters and scream.


Scare Factor: 8.6

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Our team experienced a very good distribution of scares from the front to the back. At one point we meandered a little too slowly and merged with another group. We were pleased to see that the monsters adjusted to make sure the scares hit the middle and back of our new large caravan. The variety of scares was also well placed especially when it came to the more innovative and tense scenes. There was no shortage of scares as chainsaws revved and monsters darted from their hiding places utilizing distractions to get their prize.


Entertainment & Value: 8.69

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Admission prices range from $22-25 for standard admission depending on the day of the week, and then fast pass is $40, and the VIP experience is $55. This last one includes access to one of the escape rooms and an “I Survived” T-shirt. Escape room access is $5 a person. Cash is required for entry to both the haunt and the escape rooms, and there’s an ATM on-site with standard fees.

The souvenir shop has both themed items and some delightful merch that has the Deceased Farm logos and sayings. There is a huge variety of snacks, drinks, and beer for people 21 & over. All of these prices are fitting for the length and quality of the haunt, and the escape rooms are a fun way to challenge yourself and your friends.


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2019 Awards

Best In-House Corn Maze (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)


2018 Awards

Best Original Scene - Bunny Worship (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)

Best In-Haunt Corn Maze (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)

Best 3-D House (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)

Actor Shout Out - Scooter the Clown (Queue Actor) (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)


2017 Awards

Best In-Haunt Corn Maze (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)

Actor Shout Out Award - Accident Victim in Junkyard (Given by: Team Jefferson Starship)