Review: ‘Haunted Hayride’ and ‘Walk of Doom’ keep the terror flowing from start to finish at Dracula’s Forest

Dracula’s Forest is one of the oldest haunts in NEPA; part of its successful longevity is its focus on two attractions. At $15 a ticket, plus $3 to park all season long, the value and quality at this haunted forest makes it outstanding. For 33 years, tractors have pulled brave souls on the “Haunted Hayride,” […]

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Review: Philadelphia’s ‘Terror Behind the Walls’ brings nightmares to life

Travel Channel calls Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary “one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions,” and we concur. The Philadelphia destination has six attractions— “Lockdown: The Uprising,” “Machine Shop,” “Breakout,” “Detritus,” “Infirmary” and “Quarantine 4-D.” At each of the six, no scream is spared. There are terrifying actors, eerie special effects and life-like […]

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NEPA Haunts: The ultimate list

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE ——- Circle of Screams 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, PA Dracula’s Forest 2828 Rock Drive Clarks Summit, PA Fear Hollow 1600 Church Road Mountain Top, PA Gravestone Manor 1095 Highway 315 Plains, PA Horror Hall 11 E. Poplar St. West Nanticoke, PA Reaper’s Revenge 460 Green Grove Road […]

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Review: Horror Hall adds three new scenes to its quarter mile of hell

Horror Hall is an unassuming haunted attraction inside an old high school-turned firehouse in West Nanticoke. The only evidence that something scary has been going on inside for more than 30 years are a couple of creepy looking clowns that stand around the parking lot that quickly fills up with visitors. After purchasing tickets, your […]

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Review: Despite a long wait, Fear Hollow is a good haunted attraction

Fear Hollow combines the greatest hits of haunted attractions into a fast, fluid experience, but a few hang-ups stop it from hitting the top of the charts. For starters, the wait is a long one. The only benefit to buying a $30 ticket over the $20 general admission price is the drastic drop in wait […]

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Review: Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride not worth the cost of the stay

Bates Motel at Arasapha Farms has three frightening attractions: “Bates Motel,” “Haunted Hayride” and “Revenge of the Scarecrow Corn Maze.” If scares are your thing, go directly to the corn maze and don’t pass go. If animatronics are it, start at the hayride. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and, if you arrive early, you […]

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Review: Acting is lacking, but frights still good at Ulster Park’s Headless Horseman

Celebrating its 24th season, The Horseman boasts 10 attractions including numerous haunted houses, an illusionist, walk-thru corn-maze and its signature hayride. You should definitely visit the website and read the backstory to the hayride because it’s extensive and detailed and you’ll undoubtedly be confused (like I was) when your hayride host starts talking. But, in […]

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Review: This Halloween season, Historic Haunts Bethlehem offers scares in a different way

While you won’t be chased by a man in a mask, Historic Haunts Bethlehem offers countless tales of encounters with the unknown. Fact or fiction? The tour guides let you decide. Historic Haunts Bethlehem is in its seventh year and has no shortage of riveting history and theatrics. While those seeking to be scared out […]

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Review: Circle of Screams elevates its scare game with show-stealing clowns

Circle of Screams hasn’t fared well the past couple of years, but a few changes and an addition have made the attraction worth its $25 price of admission. After parking at one of Circle Drive-In’s two screens (both showing two different films that can be viewed in their entirety), guests make their way to the […]

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Review: Shocktoberfest’s ’Prison of the Dead’ is excellent; hayride and ‘The Unknown 2.0’ are OK

If you’re itching for some undead thrills, Shocktoberfest has what you’re looking for. With several attractions, including “Zombie Safari Hayride,” “The Unknown 2.0,” and “Prison of the Dead,” you’re taken through Zombie World, an obvious nod to the “Jurassic Park” franchise, where zombies escape instead of dinosaurs. The “Zombie Safari Hayride” is a typical haunted […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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