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Author Topic: Razorback Hollar- Harmony, NC  (Read 526 times)
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« on: October 18, 2014, 01:15:25 AM »

Razorback Hollar
Date Visited: 10/17/14

Scare Factor: 2.5/5
The initial wagon ride and the "hell ride" are scary.....and I haven't fully determined if that's in a good way or not.  The trail itself really isn't scary.  You get a few good pop scares from some well hidden actors but there are either dead spots or scares that don't pan out that bring down the rating.  The chainsaw was malfunctioning and another prop on what appeared to be a zipline never triggered.  There is a good bridge scare but overall dead spaces and pop scares that aren't sold.

Actors: 2.5/5
The trail lacks in both numbers and "second level" scaring.  Between sets there was rarely an actor to be found....just a stroll in the woods.  It was rare for an actor to pursue the scare after the initial reveal.  The Hell Ride driver was enthusiastic and there was some fun hollerin' or cat-calling towards our group when we first started the trail.

Sets/Props/Fx: 3/5
The spider was fantastic.  I mean left me floored compared to the rest of the trail.  Outside of the "egg sac" room and the spider itself things were a bit on the cheap side.  The maze was satisfactory.

Length: 3/5
I'd say it took us about 20 minutes to complete.  For the cost if felt like it needed more but I wasn't really wanting more. 

Value: 2/5
At a list price of $15 the value is low.  It's low tech and fun with low expectations but it just can't compare to other $15 trails in the area.  More actors, bigger set-pieces, and tighter scares are needed to demand that price.

Free parking!  There are a few concessions available for purchase.  The website says they open at 7pm.........first group didn't go in until close to 8. 

Overall: 2.5/5
My friend described it as Hee-Haw meets a spook trail.  It had a very rustic feel to it- a deer stand, camo chairs for the actors to sit in, and some guffawing as we went through the trail as well as a hellacious pickup/tractor ride.  It was fun in parts but felt over-priced and amateurish overall.  Did I have fun?  Yes.  Would I go back?  Probably not.  The spider, though, was amazing and is worth seeing once.   

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