Haunted house, anyone?
At OCN, we don't know what's scarier; the fact that summer is already behind us or the upcoming Halloween haunts we look forward to every year. Regardless, we know one thing is for certain—we're looking to have a scary good time this year, and we bet you are, too. That's why we pondered our options and named "Fright Acres" Colorado's best haunt. Here's why:
Known by some as "Reaper's Hollow" (that's just one of three haunted areas offered), Fright Acres sits on 32 acres of land just south of Twenty Mile Road in Parker. So if you're looking for an outdoor haunt, it's close enough to hit on a school night yet spacious enough to make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere.
Then, once you're there, your ticket will get you access to all three of the haunted areas, and a bonus "fright zone," which includes the aforementioned Reapers Hollow, a harrowing half-mile trek through the corn; the "Dead End Motel," a creepy motel filled with its fair share of dreadfully entertaining psychopathic residents; and "Goblin's Grove," a hike through the woods behind the motel where grotesque creatures lurk in the shadows before messing with you in different ways.
When we spoke to the folks over at Fright Acres, they told us that they're not only the largest haunted attraction in Colorado, but they don't use any animatronics, meaning everything is done by experienced, live actors who rehearse and truly get into character. Thus, no two experiences are exactly the same, and fans of Fright Acres agree that real actors make a difference:
"Three haunts for the price of one! Most places you pay the same price for one and don't even spend half of the time you spend at Reaper's Hollow. They have passionate actors and not cheap robots scaring people," said one reviewer on Facebook.
Lastly, it will scare the s%!t out of you. In 2018, The Westword gave Reaper's Hollow a seven out of 10 for "scare" factor, meaning it's great for adults, teens, and very brave kiddos (if they're with parents). But don't say we didn't warn you. These guys are good at what they do.
Check it out ... if you dare. And let us know what you think!
The fun starts on September 28 and goes all the way until November 2. For more information or to get tickets, visit their website here!