On Sunday night, Coco and I decided that two haunts just wasn’t enough this Halloween season. At the recommendation of a few staffers at Netherworld, we made the trip to Newnan to check out Horror Hill. We weren’t disappointed.
Actually, we were disappointed after the first of two houses. It was short and left a lot to be desired. Coco and I looked at each other while we waited for the second house. “We drove all this way for this?”
And then we went into “Clown Haus in 3-D.” Thanks to the special glasses we had to don, the neon paint on the walls seemed to jump right out at us. It was disorienting and uncomfortable, feelings which the creepy clown actors only compounded. We came out satisfied, but with two haunted trails yet to be conquered.
The first trail was fun but the second, the title Horror Hill trail, was the best of the evening. Horror Hill doesn’t have a massive budget like Netherworld, but they know how to get the most out of what they have. One building we went through was dark, the floor was sloped and the ceiling dove in at awkward angles. Expensive? No. Effective? Very.
And then there was the guy who came sprinting at us from the woods. I froze like a deer in the headlights, even as he jumped the rope marking the trail and bore down on us. Clearly, my reaction skills need work if I’m going to survive the zombie apocalypse. He was followed by guys who kept popping out from behind gravestones in thoroughly convincing style.
The perks: These actors know how to give you chills, and their timing is impeccable. I’m also a fan of a haunted trail: there’s something about being outdoors that makes it extra spooky.
The downside: The first house, The Mortuary, isn’t much of a haunt, although I do give the Army girl who shouted at us kudos for really getting into the role.
The verdict: I doubt we’ll attend this one every year due to its distance from home, but I’m glad we went. It was worth the drive so we could check it off our haunt list.
The details: Open on weekends and Halloween, Horror Hill features two houses and two trails. It’s in the middle of nowhere, which adds to the atmosphere. A ticket to all four attractions is $25, unless you go on a coupon night, like we did. It was just $13 for us with our Toe Tag coupon. airport limo service atlanta