Every Halloween season you can take a different path through Sleepy Hollow's Philipsburg Manor, and it’s amazing how long and winding – and scary – this path can be.
I went to Horseman’s Hollow when it first debuted in 2011 and found myself scared giggly (the best kind of scared). I went again on opening weekend this year to a whole different set of strung together scenes from Hell that thrills adults, and big brave kids, throughout the weekends of October.
The chills are all era-appropriate, which means you don’t have to face a buzzing chainsaw or such B-movie schlock, but rather the utter creepiness of ghosts and freaks of the Revolutionary period this "working farm" still honors. The special effects here are seamless, the make-up (was it even make-up?) flawless, the sets so elaborate and the ghosts so floaty perhaps you really are transported to a darker underworld after all.
On this night, the farm does not work – not at all. It is broken! Get out! Instead of growing things, these bloody creeps are trying to eat you at every turn. There’s a lot of carnivorous action going on, dinner parties where these crazy close-talkers are trying to get you to stay, please stay, STAY.
Run right into, oh, could it be...Satan? Step right up To Be Judged if you dare. Need help by now? These lip-less nurses would be happy to operate. Haven’t heard enough about the Headless Horseman from the FOX network this season? Catch him live (or dead?) right here.
There’s a corn maze, re-appropriated from the recent CORNcupia fest for sure, but here made wholly terrifying. Does this fun ever end?
Care to walk under a giant spider?
Dig up buried bodies?
Oh the nasty places you'll go!
Click here for more information on visiting Horseman's Hollow this month...if you dare.