Where nightmares become reality
Hayride of Horrors
For an avid fan of Halloween, simply going door-to-door in search of a treat can be a bore. For those who are fascinated by ghoulish creatures, ghostly experiences and heart stopping surprises, the dark and eerie woods of the Hayride of Horrors provides a trip filled with terrifying encounters of the unknown, the ugly, and the bizarre.
As part of the various attractions throughout the seasons, Corrado’s Farm in Hackettstown, NJ is known for their family-friendly activities, especially in the fall, including pumpkin picking, farm animal viewings, a corn maze, and arts and crafts on the weekends. For those who are looking for a little thrill, the large farm located at 617 Mt. Bethel Road gives daring patrons a chance to participate in activities not for the faint of heart. Taking a nighttime trip through the fields, guests are set on a frightening chase as professional actors don their undead costumes, hide behind bushes and trees, and scare their victims while they ride helplessly in the back of a truck. In addition, guests can visit the haunted house located in the nearby barn, for the same frightening experience with many ghoulish creatures to spare and scare.
The Hayride of Horrors is open throughout Oct. from 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets for the hay ride and haunted house start at $12 per person. College student discounts are available upon request.
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The Hayride of Terror/The Haunted Barn/The Haunted Wooded Trail
Terrifying attractions await visitors to C. Casola Farms in Marlboro, New Jersey, which transforms into a classic Halloween attraction at night. At only 49 minutes away from Seton Hall, it’s definitely a trip to take with friends. The farm will host three Halloween themed rides from 7-10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The Hayride of Terror, the Haunted Barn and the Haunted Wooded Trail fright all who attend. The Hayride of Terror journeys through the frighteningly deep woods of the town. The Haunted Barn is a haunted mansion-like attraction. Its walls are covered with different frights to spook viewers. The Haunted Wooded Trail will take you even deeper into the back woods of Marlboro, New Jersey. Unlike the Hayride of Terror, this trail is taken on foot making the adventure even more thrilling. The prices for the rides are either a package deal for $22, or $10 and $8 for the trails and barn, respectively. Don’t forget to bring some extra money for the Witches Brew and the Hauntingly Delightful seasonal boutique.
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The Haunted Village
The Haunted Village at the Clinton Red Mill is not just a haunted house during the Halloween season; it is a fundraiser that benefits the Red Mill Museum Village and Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. Along with a haunted hayride and thrilling terror trail, visitors can also venture inside a haunted asylum.
Legend has it that in 1942 this asylum was closed after the inmates, who were abandoned by their families, killed all 200 staff members on duty. The inmates were supposedly used for experimentation and to this day their souls haunt the asylum.
Visitors will shriek while traveling down the halls of this ghostly mental institution. They can walk through the bedrooms of the tortured souls, stroll through the haunted cemetery, and visit the dead in the morgue.
The exhibit covers over nine acres of land and with a cast of 50 live actors, great sounds and visual effects, this is sure to be one thrilling experience.
The last show will take place on Oct. 30. General admission is $20. With this ticket purchase, visitors will be able to go to all three attractions.
The Haunted Village at the Clinton Red Mill is only a 44 minute drive from Seton Hall. Directions and contact information can be found at http://www.hauntedmill.org/index.htm.
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