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« on: November 02, 2015, 12:50:47 PM »

Horror Fields
Date visited: 10/30/15

Scare Factor: 2.5/5
Horror Fields is located in Sawmills in an industrial area will warehouses and other large buildings around. Not much in the way of scary stuff when you get there, maybe some lights and music but for the most part, the haunt is hidden behind a row of semi-truck trailers.  It has been this way since year one.  Each year they change 100% of their haunt around to keep people guessing and on their toes.  this year was no different.  As we approached, there was definitely something different.  There was a huge line outside the wall of trailers waiting to go through Undead Paintball.  There were so many people, that they were obscuring the entrance to the two main shows (new this year).  Eventually we found our was and entered the midway where we had our choice of either The Lab or Hellbilly Hollow.  There were three separate sections of the haunt this year and you could buy a ticket to one, two, or all three attractions.  There were screams and fog rising about the area but every couple of minutes there was a WHOOMP as two pillars of fire erupted from somewhere deep inside the Hellbilly maze followed by what appeared to be a gunshot.  This could get interesting.

Actors: 4/5
There is a unique core group of actors that work here every year in different roles and they all do their roles VERY well.  This year the better actors appeared to frequent Hellbilly as opposed the the lab, although the queue line actors seemed to work around the Lab more often than not.  This year Horror Fields  Had much more interactiveness with the public in certain rooms and sets and it worked very well.  there were some areas that need a little work but overall it was pretty good.  Undead Paintball crew didn't have many actors (understandably) but I wouldn't move too much either given the armor they were wearing and having hundreds of paintballs shot at them.

Set Design/Props/FX: 4.25/5
As mentioned before, Horror Fields changes out 100% of their sets every year and this year was no exception.  The Lab had some great rooms that were done well and looked appropriately dirty and dingy.  The maze was clever and not what you would expect for materials.  I enjoyed it.  Hellbilly was nothing short of AMAZING however and the buildings they erected for this year look like they could stand for decades.  Their sets were absolutely delightful to stare at and the outdoors areas with the clouds, fog, and almost full moon made this a VERY spooky area to pass through.  No big animatronics here but they just aren't needed.  The sets are perfectly built for their respective haunts and I can respect that a lot. 

Length: 4/5
It takes a good 15 minutes to go through the Lab and probably 25 to get through Hellbilly.  Undead Paintball takes maybe 15 minutes so no complaints.

Value: 4.5/5
Each haunt is $10 and combo passes will save you a few bucks. All three will run you $25.  That is a GREAT price for what you get.

Overall: 3.85/5
FREE PARKING!  Concessions are available.  Didn't see merchandise although I know they own some as I have seen (and own) a HF t-shirt.  They plan to continue with Undead Paintball next year but that will be the only thing coming back for another season.  I can't wait to see what they have in store for everyone in 2016.  I highly recommend you check it out for yourself every year as you'll never see the same thing twice. www.horrorfields.com

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 01:00:08 PM »

Thanks for the review, Badger.  Horror Fields was definitely on my "to do" list this year but rain and delays kept it from happening.  Next year.....

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