3-D Killer Klowns is back and is more freak than fright.
The new addition is The Voodoo Bayou Shanty — think Deliverance mixed up with the Chainsaw Massacre family. The Shanty’s actors have some of the best makeup at the park and are very confrontational. The wheelchair-bound grandma strapped with an oxygen mask was a hoot. The centerpiece of the show is the Middletown Haunted Trail, a mile-long hike that proceeds through hillbilly infested woods populated with outhouse goons, a confrontation with aliens and a headless horseman, a slaughterhouse chase and The Nest, a frightful, dreamlike vampire cave with a surprise finale.
THE WAIT: The line takes between 25 minutes and more than an hour. The tour is 25 minutes or so.
DETAILS: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 8-11:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown, 513-423-9960, www.thelandofillusion.com
THE DAMAGE: General admission is $29.95 Fridays and Saturdays, $24.95 Sundays and $39.95 for the VIP Fast Pass. Discounts available online. Cash only at the gate.
CITYBEAT RATING: R