First up was Spooky World’s -Nightmare New England in Litchfield, New Hampshire.
The gigantic location includes 5 haunts, along with carnival games, entertainment, mini race cars and more.
They started the evening with a traditional New England boil- Lobster, mussels, reds, corn and plenty of beer/wine to wash it all down. Yumm-O!
· Freak Show in 3D was a mind blowing carnie with fabulous 3D art. All the scare actors were high energy and teased with us without mercy.
· Carnage was a place where rot, decay, and the filth from the earth are a haven for evil. Dark, bleak and discomforting, it’s just the place for creatures that resided inside.
· Ravens Claw - The resurrection was a walk deep into the woods, under the iron archway and into the cemetery. Corpses and zombies lurked in the shadows and fog blanketed the cemetery.
· The Colony – a New Breed was a tale of wooded banks by the Merrimack River, where the labyrinth contained a new strain of hell’s servants.
· Brigham Manor-The Bishop Legacy told the story of the notorious Bishop family of cannibals. The façade was one of the best I’d ever seen and the interior was just as good.
Night #2 had us headed to Nashua, New Hampshire for a visit to Fright Kingdom. They had 5 indoor haunts (Thankfully, since it was f-ing cold) along with Monster Midway and photos ops.
Our supper was tasty pulled pork, marinated chicken with salad, corn bread & cash bar.
· Apocalypse Z- yep, zombies, lots of zombies.
· Bloodmare Manor with a family with a dark & sordid history dwell.
· Carnival of Corpses 3D had us donning our glasses to enjoy some top notch 3D art and creepy clowns.
· Grim- blackout labyrinth with air squish walls with a turn, and a un-shirted-round bellied inhabitant, gum on the walls (YUCK) and a shocking surprise.
· Vampire Castle with its wonderful façade and plenty of eye candy.
Haunted Overload was the last haunt on the tour, saving the best for last.
Haunted Overload was recently featured on American’s Great Fright Fight, where they won the $50,000 prize which was then donated to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. Haunters with a Heart!
The authentic farm location provides the perfect backdrop for the story of a village that had a name long ago, but nobody remembers it now. The path is just beyond those tall trees. Don’t look at them as you pass by—they don’t like it.
Lining the pathway were hundreds of carved pumpkins all glowing softly under the waning moon. We saw huge monsters looming as tall as 34 feet and movie quality sets. Most of the one of a kind props are designed and created by founder Eric Lowther using reclaimed materials to produce a complete world within. Simply spectacular!
I walked the trail filled with inhabitants fitting each territory while appreciating the clamor of the darkness. Their use of lighting was incredible as was the attention to detail.
The night time haunt, while artistically done is extremely scary and discretion was for sensitive types.
After our walk, we visited with follow haunters and warm ourselves by the bonfire. Then, we were able to walk through again, this time without scare actors, to get an in-depth look at the whole shebang.
Thank you, Transworld for another wonderful haunt tour.