Student column: Surviving a season of scaresWith Halloween right around the corner, many popular places are taking full advantage of the opportunity to scare people as much as they can. Valley Scare and Frightmares at Buck Hill are great examples of this.
By: Becca Opp, The Farmington Independent
With Halloween right around the corner, many popular places are taking full advantage of the opportunity to scare people as much as they can. Valley Scare and Frightmares at Buck Hill are great examples of this.
Valley Scare is a popular destination for people around Halloween time. They draw you into their amusement park with the promise of a thrill that will leave you with chills. Most people just leave Valley Scare with nightmares that will haunt their dreams for more than just one night. Every weekend night, evil takes over the park, the Valleyscare website explains with bone-chilling suspicion. It is filled with zombies, psychotic clowns and many other twisted things.
They say the event is too intense for people under 13 years old, but if you are like me and get scared very easily, you probably won’t be planning a trip to Valley Scare anytime soon.
If you are the type of person who loves the adrenaline rush of Halloween, Valley Scare is the place for you. They have the regular rides open, but just getting to the ride presents a scary challenge. You are so caught up in looking behind you, to the left, and to the right to see if someone is going to jump out at you, that sometimes you miss the bloody zombie that is right in front of you. You will then get the scare of your life, when you turn around and find the zombie reaching right toward you. While the normal rides are open to visitors, there are also featured attractions, such as mazes, scare zones and shows.
Although I have never been to any of these, the names of these featured attractions as Mr. Cleavers Bloodshed, Blood Creek Cemetery, and Mangler Asylum makes me want to keep it that way.
Frightmares at Buck Hill is also an attraction that emphasizes the scariness of Halloween. They lure you in with a twisted story about the Bellham Lovejoy Asylum, which mysteriously burned to the ground in September of 2012, which I learned from their website. Once all the debris was cleared, a forgotten lower level was discovered. This is where Dr. Lazarus Bellham performed the cruelest of experiments on his patients, the frightmare website explained.
You can go to Buck Hill and explore the inferno where the tortured souls yearn to share their fear and pain with all those who dare to enter. As you descend into the secret lower level, there lurks an ancient evil. Hundreds of ghouls, goblins, and vampires have taken over and are ready to welcome you in. This exciting paranormal experience is willing to test the limits of many people as you go down to see the inside of the dreaded asylum and discover its darkest secrets. Prepare for a scare like you’ve never had before as you explore the inferno, where the gates of spine-tingling evil have been unleashed. But beware, down here, no one can hear you scream.
Becca Opp is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.