Frightmare Farms in June: The Darkside "Lights Out Tour"
Yesterday marked Frightmare Farms' first ever (to my knowledge) "off-season" haunted event... And it did NOT disappoint.
We here at Scarycuse usually don't publicly review attractions. We've gone into great detail in the past as to why, but in a nutshell- there's a ton of great attractions all fall-time long, and we just can't make it to them all... We do know from experience though, that they all are awesome labors of love, in their own different ways.
The reason we're making an exception to the usual rule, is the season- It's June!
Halloween is about 6 months away, so frankly, my expectations were fairly low.
We arrived at around 9pm, and were surprised to see a bustling parking lot, complete with staff, and an awesomely terrifying scarecrow lumbering about. When we exited our car, the crispy evening air hit us. Coupled with a sound-system emanating scary music and welcome announcements, we were totally getting chills! Yes, in June. As is the case in the fall-time, a crackling bonfire warmed guests as they watched a horror flick until their numbers were called with a new 'no-line' ticketing system. Awesomeness.
The wait wasn't long at all, before we were told to follow the scarecrow... Did I mention we had chills? We did! The brainiacs at Frightmare Farms are masters at tapping into that perfect combination of sight and sound that gives you goosebumps. We followed our "guide" through a weaving labyrinth (the same physical space where guests usually stand in line during the fall-season), until we were greeted by one of the better actresses we've encountered in any haunt. Holding a lantern, she introduced a brief but scary backstory, and led us in, before disappearing in the dark.