Best of Cleveland Haunted Houses 2008, Stalker Corn Maze
A little introduction for this one before I start into the review: We were originally going to go to both the Stalker Haunted Corn Maze and the Trail of Terror which are both haunted houses just south of Canton on the same highway exit #193 for Bolivar/Zoar. I know, really cool town names. Anyway when we got to the Trail of Terror’s parking lot (you take a bus over to the acutal event) the parking lot was barren. I was confused because I had just checked their website for prices. Eventually we found a guy in the McDonald’s parking lot and he told us that there was flooding and it had ruined the trail and they didn’t have the funds to fix it. He also assured us that this info was on their website. Please click on the link above and tell me if you see it because I couldn’t find it. Anyway, this was very sad for us because this is one of the best houses we had been to last year.
Stalker Haunted Corn Maze
We went to the Stalker Corn Maze two years ago as well so I will spend some time talking about the improvements they have done since then as well as an overall review.
First, when you get there you wait in line to purchase a ticket to enter the house. You then wait in line to get on a hayride which takes you to another queue where you wait in line to enter the house. That would be my first negative, so many lines to wait in for just one house. The wait to get inside the corn maze is long but to my suprise it’s because they wait long enough so that you are not being herded through the house. We really didn’t run into many people and even when we did we would lose them again shortly so it was nice, we were able to feel much more alone than you do in most houses.
Once you are inside the maze (mind you, it’s not acutally a maze at all although it really is inside a huge corn field. If you want a corn maze check out Derthicks which is located in Manuta and is not haunted but totally worth the money.) you find the path is a little hard to walk on but the ambiance is nice. Lucky for us it started getting pretty foggy while we were waiting in line and so it was nicely creepy while walking on an uneven path through corn rows. There were scenes but most of them were too foggy to see (with strobe lights, fog machines and the natural fog) what was going on for the most part.
It seemed that there weren’t very many actors in this attraction, maybe they were hoping that the ambiance would creep you out sufficiently. The actors they did have just jumped out and screamed in your general direction, sometimes better than I’ve heard from the little scardy cat teenage girls that run past you in these events. There were a lot more actors the last time we were here, there were long parts where we were the only people on the path. The costumes were all almost from horror movies. The basic theme was to jump out and scream as you would pass by. I guess it’s tried and true but in my book it’s not so scary.
They added some parts where you have difficulty walking and where you have to crawl through one part, those were nice additions (unless you ask the tall guys with us who had to crawl on the ground).
My highlights this year were the double bus experience and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre scene. I won’t ruin them for you in case you go but I would like you to know that if I were in Texas Chainsaw Massacre I would be dead.
My scores for Stalker Corn Maze:
Overall Score for Stalker Corn Maze:
Second opinion: The Shig
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