Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride-“Take a Trip to Hell”
The night was young and we were headed off to Petersburg Kentucky for the Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Corn Maze. The anticipation was high and we weren’t left disappointed.
Length-10: Every turn you take at Sandyland Acres has something popping up trying to scare the wits out of you. Your ride to Hell will take 30 minutes or more depending on how fast the tractor moves.
Design-9: Sandyland Acres isn’t your typical hayride. The majority of this hayride consists of realistic horror movie scenes that really make you part of the action. Some scenes include an Evil Dead Shack, public hanging, Michael Myers porch scene, Leather Face human meat locker, Killer clowns tent and much more. There are so many intricately designed scenes that it’s hard to describe them all in one review. A new favorite of mine is the addition of the Exorcist room. At one point the tractor will stop in front of a bed room scene and the music will start playing. In front of you is a possessed girl with her head spinning as a priest tries to release the spirits from her.
Sandyland Acres has a mixture of scenes and rooms for everyone’s tastes. If you aren’t into classic or contemporary horror then you will be pleased that Sandyland incorporates classic Halloween scenes you’ve come to love at hayrides. Some of these include a galloping headless horseman field. haunted cornfield, tractor chase out and much more. There’s something for everyone at Sandyland Acres.
Props/Animatronics-8: The majority of the props you’ll come across go perfectly with the scenes Sandyland Acres is trying to pull off. Hanging bodies, fast moving farm equipment, a bicycling saw doll, galloping horse only describe some of the sights you’ll see while on the farm. While much of the eye candy is homemade you won’t be able to tell and overall it gives the haunt a more realistic feel to it.
Acting-9: The actors at Sandyland Acres truly love trying to scare the crap out its visitors. The first half of the hayride showcases some of the more traditional scenes while the second half includes replicas of your favorite horror movies. While the acting at certain points is great, the characters really shine inside of the barns. Michael Myers, Leather Face, Jig Saw and more welcome you to Sandyland Acres and are intimidating to say the least. While these characters can pull off using masks, some actors aren’t convincing up close due to the masks they’re wearing. I suggest that the use of makeup is used on more actors next year to give the hayride a more realistic feel to it.
Scare Effect-9: Haunted Hayrides are great in the sense when one person among the group gets frightened it causes a chain reaction among people and it can be quite entertaining. The characters you encounter such as Michael Myers or Leather Face are up close and in your face. You can feel the heat from Leather face’s Chainsaw and Michael’s knife gets inches from your face. This is an intense hayride at certain points and a great haunt for adults and families alike.
Fright Value: $10 is a deal for 30 minutes worth of fright. If you’re wanting more scare for your buck make sure to visit the massive corn maze for $5 and try to escape the madness.
Final Stab-9.0: It’s truly amazing that this is the second year for Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride. The unique scenes, family atmosphere and professionalism set it self apart from many competing hayrides. Make sure to check out Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride this season and bring your family and friends.