Terror in the Corn – Meh or AHHHHHH?

Really, go read the story at https://terrorinthecorn.com/the-story/

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Really, go read the story at https://terrorinthecorn.com/the-story/

Payton Perkins, Editor

Terror in the Corn is a haunted corn maze created by Anderson Farms in Erie, CO. In the time of COVID, it is one of the few haunted attractions still open in Colorado as we gear up for Halloween. 


The first and most important question is, was it scary? The answer is a resounding YES. Tension was built from the corn maze line until the entrance, the effects and actors were genuinely scary, and the set was amazingly built.


At the same time, the worst haunted houses take themselves too seriously. Your experience isn’t elevated by a wordless snarling zombie. However, a talking zombie is even scarier. The actors were all very professional, kept an appropriate distance, and clearly enjoyed interacting with us. 


The distancing in general was welcome. If you are worried about possible exposure, Anderson Farms has worked hard to ensure proper distancing. The same, however, cannot be said for the other farm goers. All the signage and warnings in the world cannot prevent willful ignorance. I recommend keeping a careful eye on distancing with others. 


The physical path in the corn maze was also appreciated. The pace was swift but we were never rushed, and no trick exits or trap rooms meant that leaving a section that was especially spooky was easy. The entire maze from the entrance was wheelchair accessible, but I would warn any mobility aid users that there are some tight corners and a helper would be useful. 


A bonus layer of lore is on the Terror in the Corn website. So the legend goes, twins Mildred and and Charles delighted in sinister games in the corn fields, until an investigation forced them to flee.


Overall, Anderson Farms and Terror in the Corn is an experience you won’t soon forget. Book your tickets for Halloween weekend at their website. Tickets are $30 for Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11pm, and Thursday and Sunday tickets are $27 from 7pm to 10pm.