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Scary Rotten Farms is Stirring Up Serious Scares this Halloween Season!

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NewJerseyHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Wayne of Scary Rotten Farms, to discuss what's new at Scary Rotten Farms for the 2018 Halloween Season! Located in Brick, this not-for-profit haunted attraction enjoys giving locals the terror they've had an appetite for all year long. Read below to find out what you're in for this year!

What's new at Scary Rotten Farms for 2018? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

Scary Rotten Farms certainly evolves every year. While the 'Chaotic Carnival' theme remains the same, the haunt walk through has been completely redesigned for 2018 with a new path and terrifying scares.

2018 brings with it an entirely new haunt – Twisted Tales. Remembering your favorite childhood fairy tales brought to life... Wander through lands of long ago... To a time of innocence... BUT something doesn’t seem right? A nefarious EVIL has invaded this land and TWISTED these tales into a horrifying abyss. Your childhood memories will be your darkest nightmares as you walk through this living HELL!

In addition to our new haunt, ‘Blackened: The Plague’ has been revamped for the 2018 season. Visitors will find themselves lost in ‘Ravenshire’, a town that has been plagued with a horrible deadly sickness. With the positive buzz around ‘Blackened: The Plague’ from the 2017 season, we decided to intensify the fear this year with new and revamped sets and costumes.

Lastly, new in 2018 is the ability to purchase tickets online on our website. This is the first year we are offering this service. This new service will allow haunt seekers to skip our ticket booth window and head straight to the haunt queue lines. From here, the ticket attendant will scan your virtual ticket with a ticketing app and grant you access to our haunts.

Altogether, Scary Rotten Farms has added more scares and new characters to heighten your fear experience for 2018.

What are you most excited about for the 2018 Halloween Season?

Just like every year, if we could have good weather and a great turnout that would be great! All 3 haunts at Scary Rotten Farms are outdoors, so our operating schedule is weather dependent. Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos will wind you through a newly designed freak show of clown infested feeding grounds, while Blackened: The Plague traps you deep into the dark and sickening town of ‘Ravenshire’. Twisted Tales will immerse you into the dark world of your favorite childhood fairy tales. What's most exciting for me about the 2018 Haunt Season is our new level of fear with all new scare actors and brand-new costumes. Additionally, new sets have been built specifically for all 3 haunts for the 2018 season.


Photo Credit: Brandon Cortez

What differentiates Scary Rotten Farms from other local haunts in New Jersey?

The biggest thing that differentiates Scary Rotten Farms from other local haunts in New Jersey is our scare actors. We feature more scare actors than animations and props, which gives the haunt seeker an intimate experience as we can adapt to their deepest fears and feed off their emotions to heighten the experience. Also setting us aside from other haunts is the bond that our actors create with one another all season long. Our veteran, seasoned actors take our more junior actors under their wing to help mold and shape them into the scariest scare actors they can be. In turn, deep bonds are created that remain year over year.

How long has Scary Rotten Farms been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Scary Rotten Farms's history?

This is the 8th haunted season for Scary Rotten Farms. We originally started out as a small Halloween display in the back corner of our market. As per customer request, we made the display bigger, eventually moving it to one of our on-site greenhouses for kids to enjoy. Quickly, the greenhouse space became too small, and the Halloween display morphed into 2 terrifying haunts, which now have become 3 terrifying haunts.


Photo Credit: Brandon Cortez

What's your favorite experience since opening Scary Rotten Farms?

One of my favorite experiences since opening Scary Rotten Farms has been watching the haunts grow and evolve each year. It's still hard to believe we went from a small Halloween display, to now 3 haunted attractions. Another experience that pulls at my heartstrings is the haunt family that has been born since we began just 8 years ago. Each year, new members are added to our haunt family, and I have truly enjoyed working with and getting to know every one of them. More than the haunts themselves and the family we have become, I've most of all enjoyed helping the 'Ocean of Love' kids. Over the past 8 years, we have been fortunate enough to have the ability to help many families in need, as a portion of our ticket sales are donated to this wonderful organization. Knowing we are part of making a difference in children's lives has been the greatest experience of all.

How long is a typical haunt experience at Scary Rotten Farms from start to finish?

Each haunt experience at Scary Rotten Farms is unique. Since we feature more scare actors than animations and props, we're able to deliver the scariest possible experience for each haunt goer. Typically, each attraction lasts up to 20 minutes. Depending upon the haunters potential involvement with the actor, the experience can last more than 20 minutes. Since we like to feed off the haunters fears and emotions, we tend to prolong the experience by dragging out the terrifying experience. This year with our 3rd haunt, your fear experience will be even longer.


Photo Credit: Brandon Cortez

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Scary Rotten Farms is? Why?

To rate how scary our attractions are would be such a cliché. I prefer to let our customers tell you for themselves. Quite a few customers have come into our market and told us they won’t come through our haunts because they have heard it’s too scary. We personally hand deliver coupons to local businesses, and we have been told on numerous occasions they would be happy to hand out coupons, but they would never use one themselves as they are too terrified to walk through our haunts. Many of our Facebook and other online reviews have boasted our intense scare factor. Come and see for yourself! We keep a tally of those who chicken out on a chalkboard at the entrance to our haunt queue line.

Does Scary Rotten Farms's property have any real haunted history? Do you have a spooky encounter you'd like to share?

Since Scary Rotten Farms has evolved into 3 haunts, strange occurrences have been known to happen while setting up the haunts each year. Each year when setting up the haunt, I find many props are misplaced after setting them in place. They always turn up in other places in our haunts. It's as if the soul of Jacob Sneed is rearranging the props to suit his liking. I usually leave the props as they, as I trust in Jacob's judgement. After all, it is his Chaotic Carnival of Chaos.


Photo Credit: Brandon Cortez

What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?

My children inspired me do open the haunted attraction. While I have always had a fascination with haunted attractions, it was my kids who inspired me to create the Halloween display in the corner of my store. Halloween is my daughter's favorite, and each year it gives me great pleasure to be able to offer my kids the best haunt season.

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Scary Rotten Farms?

We do have a few special props that lend to the haunt experience that will be certainly give haunt goers a scare. While we prefer to rely on live scare actors for the best experience, there are a few props that are a staple within our haunts. Lights and fog, of course, play a large part in our terrifying experience. I don't want to spoil the surprise by giving away too many details, so you will just have to come see for yourself.

Can Scary Rotten Farms accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Scary Rotten Farms together as a group?

Any large groups can be accommodated, but they will be divided. We try to keep groups to a maximum of 5-6 people to enhance the interaction and make it intimate.

Does Scary Rotten Farms offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?

Scary Rotten Farms does offer special deals, discounts, and coupons. Our pricing structure is as follows:

  • SINISTER SNEED'S CHAOTIC CARNIVAL OF CHAOS : $18.00
  • BLACKENED "The Plague" : $18.00
  • TWISTED TALES : $18.00
  • COMBO (2 Haunts) : $30.00
  • MEGA COMBO (3 Haunts) : $40.00

Lastly, we offer a 'Creep the Line Pass' mega combination ticket for $50, which allows you to skip the lines VIP style. More information regarding ticket pricing can be found by visiting our site here


Photo Credit: Brandon Cortez

Anything else you'd like to let us know about Scary Rotten Farms?

Scary Rotten Farms was fan voted 2018 #5 must see haunt in NJ!

Here is a description of each of our haunts:

Twister Tales
Remembering your favorite childhood fairy tales brought to life... Wander through lands of long ago... To a time of innocence... BUT something doesn’t seem right? A nefarious EVIL has invaded this land and TWISTED these tales into a horrifying abyss. Your childhood memories will be your darkest nightmares as you walk through this living HELL!

Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos
Jacob Sneed’s first foray into the realm of bargaining with the Devil seemed fruitless—yet as his traveling carnival teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, Sneed faced little choice other than to beg the Prince of Darkness to save his doomed festival-on-wheels. But what possible use could the Devil have for pathetic Sneed or his carnival? None—or so it appeared. The diabolical chief of the demons denied his request, leveraging the weak mind of Sneed and driving the pathetic has-been of a businessman to slash his own throat. But Lucifer, the master of deception, knew what he was doing. Upon Sneed's death the Devil reconsidered, bestowing immortality upon the unsuspecting Sneed. Of course, this came with a price… all bargains with the Tempter must come with a price. Though now enslaved to the Devil, Sneed reluctantly has accepted the dictates of his covenant and has embarked upon his CHAOTIC CARNIVAL OF CHAOS FROM TOWN TO TOWN BEGINNING WITH YOUR TOWN, where he has commenced the gathering of helpless souls for the Devil. So enter SINISTER SNEED’S CHAOTIC CARNIVAL OF CHAOS at your own risk and relinquish the notion that you will ever return home. Simply accept the joyless dread that your dwindling days of life now offer, as your exit IS NOT GUARANTEED!

BLACKENED: The Plague
The apocalypse brought with it a time known as “the Blackened”, where the earth’s population was nearly eradicated. Those who survived banded together in separate communities and forced to survive by any means possible. Wars between these communities raged on, death was life. One such community known as Ravenshire, has been struck with a deadly plague that threatens to destroy them all. The cause and spread of this plague is unknown. The victims experience high fevers, vomiting of blood, and grotesque swelling of bodily features. Because of this plague they become dangerously delusional and violent.

Those infected are referred to as the Empty. Inside Ravenshire NO ONE is safe...

       

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