Last night was the annual Knott's Scary Farm preview event. After going through the scariest part of the day (3 1/2 hours in traffic to get to Knott's) we spent some time in the park (that will be a separate update) prior to the event.
After checking in we made our way to the Ghoul Time Theater to see what's awaiting us all in the fog this year.
Written by Gregg Condon
It's not quite dark or foggy enough yet
The Season Passholders waiting to get in. Seriously, is there a more dedicated fanbase anywhere?
What's in the box?
Fog slowly fills the theater as the monsters come out to play
As the clock struck midnight, err, 8pm, it was time to see what horror was awaiting us in the box.
To the horror of all it was none other than the master of scaremonies, Jeff Tucker.
With that it was time to get on with the show.
First up, the two shows coming to Scary Farm 2016. Elvira is back as well as the Hanging in it's all new location. Just the name of the Hanging made us want to see it. "Finding Gory". Perfect.
Next up was the scare zones, and what would Scary Farm be without these 3 amazing area's. But could there be another Skywalker, err, scare zone? We'll have to wait and see.
First up was the returning mazes. We've also included our maze video's from last year to get you familiar with what's waiting for you in the fog.
First up, the fan favorite "The Toothfairy".
Back again is "The Gunslinger's Grave - A Blood Moon Rises". This was actually one of our absolute favorite mazes last year. The addition of the Werewolves was awesome.
Down on the bayou isn't just a song anymore, it's a curse waiting for you in "Voodoo - Order of the Serpent".
"Trick or Treat", you don't want to smell the feet of the Green Witch. Trust us.
The maze widely considered the best maze of Scary Farm 2015 (and pretty much from any event in Southern California") is back. Do you dare experience what "Paranormal Inc" has to show you?
Back again is "Dead of Winter" but this time the Queen is dead and the Windigo is here to have his revenge.
As announced at Midsummer Scream they are doing Skeleton Key rooms different this year with 4 separate interactive experiences - Slasher, Prey, Visions and Zozo.
With Prey, you're on your own, not even the maze designers will save you, heck, they didn't even save the little girl.
Then it was on to the new mazes.
First up, Black Ops Infected is no longer taking over Camp Snoopy, but now is fully backstage which allows more sets and close quarters action. No more return time, just get in line and shoot some zombies!!
Based on Japanese folklore, "Shadow Lands" is a new maze designed by John Cooke.
Knott's has always had a Red Barn that has mazes in it, so why not use that as a theme for the maze. Beware of the chainsaw killers in "The Red Barn".
And lastly, since Camp Snoopy is no longer being used for Infected, an all new scare zone called "The Hollow" will be haunting you.
We'll be in the fog in less than a month ...
After the announcement it was time to eat, and eat we did.
These guys are the real MVPs
Jeff did an amazing job as always
They are waiting for you ...
So what do you think of Knott's Scary Farm 2016? Are you ready? Let us know your thoughts on what's new and returning in the comments below.
See you in the fog ...