The wagon also becomes a tempting target for a speeding Death Truck and the more eerie than scary Headless Horseman, a striking figure riding alongside in the dark night.
Horror films are a Sandyland specialty — scenes are played out from Psycho, Jeepers Creepers, Friday the 13th, Motel Hell, House of 1000 Corpses, Hostel and Halloween 2 (among others). The event excels at using sound, special lighting and misdirection to set up scares and at times even makes the patrons play a waiting game, creating tension that can be cut with a … chainsaw. (Reviewed by Randy Schadel)
THE WAIT: Lines can be long (up to two hours), so get there early! The ride lasts around 20 minutes
DETAILS: The hayride clocks in at a steady 25 minutes. Open 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31. 4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, Exit 11 off I-275, 859-322-0516, 859-250- 9790, www.sandylandacres.com
THE DAMAGE: $10 with $15 fast pass available; children under 5 free; group rates available
CITYBEAT RATING: PG-13