Halloween hosts, Hop Farm invited us to test out three of their newest horror attractions before opening the blinkbox Freak Week Experience to the public. Here’s what happened.
“I agree that I will take no action against Hop Farm in respect of any psychological trauma I experience and any medical reactions brought on by the extreme scares I’m about to experience” read the disclaimer.
Shortly after signing it, we were escorted by a freaky looking dwarf to ‘The Hatch’. I felt like I’d signed away my life.
I was shocked when she uttered the words “you’re gonna get f****d up!!” as I was taking off my shoes, before getting on my hands and knees to take part in the world’s first horror themed crawling maze.
One by one, they let us crawl through the maze which was practically pitch-black.
You could hear screams coming from every direction, it was horrible.
By the time I’d reached the first corner, I’d already had enough.
It took me less than a minute before I was screaming out for my friend – who entered the hatch before me.
By the time I’d caught up with him though, we were both slightly shook up, and had clearly had enough. The exit could not come any sooner.
Next up was another maze. Only this time we got to keep our shoes.
On entry to “The Fun House”, we were handed a set of 3D glasses by an incredibly strange man, with rotting teeth who abruptly told us one-by-one “GET IN!!”
One man lasted 10 seconds before quitting due to Coulrophobia (an extreme fear of clowns) – I didn’t blame him.
The clown infested, ultra violet horror maze was a mixture of both fun and scary.
The 3D element and strobe lighting was wicked and unlike anything I’ve done before.
Finally, it was time to take on “The Slaughter House” – the third and final experience of the night.
I won’t say much about this one, as I don’t want to spoil it – but let me assure you that you’ll be glad to find the exit.
I’m certainly no newbie when it comes to Fright Nights and haunted houses – but this was different.
The evil entertainers urge visitors with a nervous disposition or with heart problems NOT to attend.
Freak Week was named The Best Halloween Attraction last year, and have spiced things up even more. Having covered more a less every angle of fear, be it clowns, claustrophobia, creepy crawlies, loud sounds, darkness or dwarfs – Hop Farm WILL scare you.
The chill seeking torturers promise a variety of new tricks and treats, and they certainly delivered!
For more information and tickets, visit www.hopfarmfreakweek.co.uk
Inspired by the movies available on blinkbox, The Freak Week Experience is open to the public until the 31st October. For more information, go to