Fear Fair (Seymour, IN)
“Let The Good Times Roll”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
Many people regard New Orleans as the most haunted city in America. Around every corner there’s a ghost story that’s ready to be told. This unique city is home to Louisiana Voodoo. This is a very old religion. The skull represents ancestors and the serpent represents the Voodoo God Damballah who’s all about wisdom. Voodoo incorporates African traditions, Voodoo Queens and Voodoo Dolls.
This year Fear Fair has removed the majority of its horror movie scenes. Fear Fair is now New Orleans themed for the most part. Our favorite new addition is the large above ground cemetery with crypts. The water level is so high in New Orleans that they have to bury the bodies above ground so they don’t wash up on land. This is one of the most unique cemetery scenes we’ve experienced. Zombies are watching and waiting and the gravedigger wants to bury you alive. A massive zombie animatronic rises from its grave and is ready to attack.
Hopefully you won’t meet the voodoo queen Marie LaVeu. She’s been dead since 1881, but her legend still lives on. She had magical powers and wasn’t a woman you wanted to cross. Fear Fair is an elaborate haunt with lots of detail. You’ll experience Bourbon Street like never before. Watch out for the homeless beggar. The new swamp scene is mysterious, foggy and you’ll dodge a killler alligator. We enjoyed the swamp, but wish that it was more elaborate.
Fear Fair is an extreme haunt where you will get touched. Inside the Voodoo shop I was shoved up against the wall and forced to give a blood offering. Inside The Walking Dead prison, a zombie jumped on my back and wouldn’t let go. There’s no place to hide. It’s a real war zone at Fear Fair and Freeman Army Air Field is intense beyond belief. You’ll be shot at and even have a grenade thrown at your feet. You might think that you’re safe on the nearby cargo train, but think again.
Fear Fair still has a few horror movie scenes like Silent Hill and Saw. Downtown Atlanta from The Walking Dead is still part of the haunt and it’s full of the living dead wanting some warm flesh. Fear Fair features scenes such as a mannequin storage room, a walk in freezer, a hospital full of twisted nurses from Silent Hill and much more.
We want to see more of the haunt be New Orleans themed and have it taken to the next level. We really enjoy the new additions and would like the horror movie scenes completely phased out. While we miss seeing characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, we feel that original ideas are always best.
We’re really looking forward to seeing how Fear Fair evolves and what new concepts are thrown into the mix. 2015 is its 15th season and Fear Fair has proven itself as one of the best. Total tour time is 23 minutes which is pretty long for a single haunt. Fear Fair is pretty easy to find since they use a high powered searchlight that can be seen for miles.
General Admission is $20 and you can skip the lines with a Fast Pass for $25. We were entertained by the DJ while we waited in line. Fear Fair apparel is available to purchase at the ticket booth. I was half tempted to buy a hoodie to remember the good times I had. Please don’t forget to get your picture taken at the photo op station. Flashlight Fright Nights take place on November 6th and 7th. It’s the same show, but without lights. You’re given just a small led light to help guide your way. Tickets are $20 and VIP is $25.
Experience The Big Easy at this year’s Fear Fair. The spirits of Bourbon Street are ready for you.
Length-9 Design-9 Props/Animatronics-9 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9
Final Stab: 9.0