Field of Screams Testimonials
When people come to Field of Screams, they come for thrills and spine tingling chills. Once the experience has taken place and people FEEL the excitement pulsing through their bodies, it’s hard to deny the overwhelming urge to express that terror on video!
- Haunt Rater 2014 Review - A Clear Cut 10 out of 10
- Haunt Review Crew 2014 Review - Unanimous round of 10 out of 10 from all 10 who attended!
Below you will find just a few of the video comments made by our loyal customers and different members of the press.
Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA is one of the strongest Halloween festivals in the northeast. onezumiverse.com
They have 4 haunted attractions and one of the most impressive midways (games, food, merchandise, tables) I’ve ever seen. This is less than 1/2 of it. Click for Larger:
We always get a hot apple cider, pumpkin whoopie pie, and peanut butter chocolate chip whoopie pie because running from ghouls is hard work:
Anyway. Haunted Houses!
The Haunted Attractions:
Nocturnal Wasteland was new last year. What was remarkable about it then was the design. Unlike most haunted attraction owners, these guys build upward. They do not stop at your eye line. Field of Screams is one of the few places that you can still get scares from above.
Last year Nocturnal Wasteland was good. This year it’s great.
They moved the tesla coil from the hayride into this attraction and greatly redid the paths. I believe it was longer. Most impressive were a bunch of hand made demon trees. I unfortunately don’t have a picture because we don’t photograph inside attractions as a courtesy to the attraction owners. But trust me – it was impressive. I heard from my pals over at the Haunt Review Crew that these took 12 hours each to build. They have moving branch arms and glowing faces. Definitely not off the shelf props.
Truly over the top!
Frightmare Asylum blew us away.
The intensity level in all of the attractions is off the charts. The actor training all around is flawless. Most haunted attractions just have their actors do the Lunge and Scream. Not here.
You will see combo attacks, improv, and even actors who are there simply doing insane stuff to provide atmosphere for the other actors who are scaring. When you come into a room they might be standing at the end of the hall staring at you and leading you in while their partner gets you. The best quote from an actor in here was, “You smell different when you are sleeping!”
Oh. My. God.
Kudos must be also given to the hilarious actors working the line. A+++++. The only other people to get the actor training to this level yet this year is Pennhurst. We are going to have a tough time when OniHaunts Award season comes out.
Den of Darkness was similarly on point. The fireplace room that leads through the parlor and up to the crawlspace is the 3 rooms combo in all of haunted house history that I think nails it every year. That’s what I can’t get over about Field of Screams – the phenomenal design of each attraction that works perfectly with your psychology.
The people on wires were back – so you can even expect people to FLY at you in here. I missed them last year when I was here.
This place was bananas! We were exhausted when we got out.
The Haunted Hayride has a new snake room this year that you have to see to believe. They don’t do things by halves here. Each section of the hayride is a complete scene, with outdoor areas alternating with enclosed barns which function as ride buildings. In the buildings you pull in and the doors come down to provide you with a dark and scary experience. It’s a controlled environment that works way better in some cases than being exposed to the open air. I felt that the scenes were better executed by the actors this year than before. In past years I had had some issues with the medieval scene because it was hard to hear. This year it was great.
Bonus points go to the guy in the hillbilly scene who called Harknell “Mr. Clean Bacon Boy!” Whatever that means. It was funny!
Field of Screams has always been one of our favorite haunted attractions. Harknell even bought the hat:
Every year these guys are an event that I can confidently recommend to someone who is looking for a Halloween festival that does it all well. This year they took the training and intensity level up a quantum level higher than any other year to the point where we were exhausted at the end of the night. I was all like ARRRR and here is proof:
DO. THIS. ONE.
On September 15, 2012 The Haunt Rater Crew visited Field of Screams. We had the pleasure of being invited to their hospitality/media night to celebrate their 20th year of literally scaring the crap out of people. What an experience we had this year. Each year just gets better and better. This year is no exception. After 20 years of thrills and chills, Field of Screams has gone above and beyond. They have not only sent chills up and down our spines but, they gave us nightmares for years to come. haunt-rater.com
We started our night of sheer terror on the infamous Haunted Hayride. If you do not like cemeteries, evil clowns, red necks, and crazed butchers then this is not the ride for you. After the first five minutes on this hayride you begin to question why you even left the safety of your vehicle. If you are looking for 35 minutes of in your face scares then you have come to the right place.
Next experience the thrill of the Frightmare Asylum. Beware of the Doctor and his twisted experiments. You might just become one of them. Many have entered its doors but, few have come out…ALIVE! Ready to experience the fright of a lifetime, then enter the Frightmare Asylum. Remember, it is at your own risk!
Last, if you have survived the Asylum, try your wits at the Den of Darkness. You will go through small spaces, feel confined at times and hear the sheer sound of…CHAINSAWS! How will you escape? Well, that is for you to figure out. Dare to enter the Den unless you are afraid of the Darkness!
The Haunt Rater Crew gave the following rating for “Field of Screams”: 5+ Scares out of 5 Scares! Our highest rating! “Dare to be Scared!”
"I had an absolute blast at Field of Screams! The hayride and haunted houses were top notch! I highly recommend it for any haunt fans and people who just want to have a great scare and a great time!"Richard Christy, The Howard Stern Show
This ain't lip service. Field of Screams is one of the best haunts I've ever visited. They deliver the gruesome goods."Tony Timpone, Fangoria Magazine
"The Baltimore Scare crew visited Field of Screams in Lancaster PA on Sept 18th 2010. Once again they delivered. Most places, when we tell them we are coming opening weekend, freak out. Field of Screams says bring it! So for 2009 and 2010 we have opened our reviewing season by visiting them. This year they get a 9 out of 10. They were so awesome as usual! Majority favorite was the Den of Darkness. They have added so much since 2009! The effects were kicked up several notches. It is hard not to give anything away. They use all of your senses here! Sight, hearing, (o def hearing) smell (trust us its not pretty) touch, o and there is tasting! Lots of good food to eat. There were times when things just "appeared". We would be walking in one direction and the next thing you know half of our group was missing! It was a crazy night. We started with the Den of Darkness, in there we encountered interesting walls, strange floors, and many scares. The best way to describe the den has always been Non Stop action! Next we went to the asylum. The asylum takes you into a world of your childish and perhaps adult fears. The dentist maybe? DO YOU HEAR THAT DRILL?? Are you afraid of clowns maybe?? Or maybe you are terrified of dolls? All of these things and claustrophobic conditions are all a part of the asylum experience. Last we went to the hayride. The hay ride is always so well done. The actors have great make up, the clowns aren't all mask covered. The actors stay in character the entire time. O and wait, was that a real chain saw before entering the mad clown scene?? O, it was! Baltimore Scare Crew once again gives Field of Screams the thumbs up! Please check out our youtube reviews that we did prior to leaving the attraction. Have fun folks!"The Baltimore Scare Crew
"Field of Screams haunted hayride is legitimately scary and the people putting on the show go all out!"The Snapper, Millersville University
"Field of Screams has proven to be a powerful force in all things scary in the haunted attraction business."Central Source Newspaper
"You search for darkened & unexpected entrances. You get trapped in dark, small spaces. Then, freaky people shock you. While your heart rate soars, they taunt you. Repeat process. You can't relax! PERSONAL TRAINERS EVERYWHERE: This could count as aerobic exercise!"York Daily Record
"We agreed that screaming our heads off at Field of Screams made for a unique form of stress relief."Lancaster County Magazine
"Field of Screams is an innovative and carefully choreographed production that provides its visitors with nefarious chills and thrills."Lebanon Daily News
"We have been to haunted places all over the Tri-State area, and we found this one on the internet, and this is by far the number one best place!"Bob Schultz, York, PA
"We're from New Jersey and we go to different haunted events each weekend during the fall-yours is the best!"Dallas Bobbit and Jill Fones, Carneys Point, New Jersey
"I got really scared and started screaming every second of the ride."Maddie Bergeron, Baltimore, MD
"I'll definitely be back next year. Field of Screams has the best haunted house in the area!"Allison Bomberger, Shippensburg, PA
"I've been to Field of Screams every Halloween for the past 10 years and there is always something new!"Karen France, Philadelphia, PA
"The Field of Screams in Mountville puts the 'awe' in awesome Halloween attractions."The Patriot News
"I've been visiting haunted house attractions for 20 years and your hayride has got to be the best I've ever been to. So much in fact after my boyfriend took me, I took my family from Ohio! Not to put another local haunt down, but yours was by far superior in every aspect. Hayride and Houses!"Tiffani Walker, Baltimore, MD
"I just wanted to let you know how much fun I had at your attraction Nov 1st, I was instantly impressed with your attraction, it is no wonder why you are the leading haunt. The thing that impressed me the most is how you used the available space you had to its maximum potential. Thank you for a great time!"John Cain, Aberdeen, MD
"Your facilities and entertainment are phenomenal and the special effects are very realistic! It was a lot of fun! We will be sure to come back next year!"Anna Picchini, York, PA
"We visited your attraction on Oct. 3, 2009. We are avid haunted attraction fans and Halloween buffs. Someone recommended your attraction to us and we have to say that your attraction was more than worth the ride to get there (1 hour 15 minutes). Your haunts were fantastic, actors, make-up and props wonderful, and the event was very affordable. Our 13 year old daughter has informed us that "We are definitely going back there!", something we cannot say about some other haunts we have visited! Thank you for the scares!"The Peaco Family, York, PA
"The cast and crew do an amazing job at scaring the **** out of people. I am going there again this year and I plan on being scared then laughing in the end, Field of screams is the best haunted house you could go to. It gives you that creepy, most akward thrill you could possibly get. Field of Screams I recommend if your looking for that thrill you need."Stacy Swontek, Baltimore, MD
"I went to the Headless Horseman last night in Ulster Park, NY. I've heard so many great things about this haunt and people were saying it is the best. Anyway, I went to your haunt last year and I couldn't imagine anything beating your haunt. Well I was right the haunt didn't even compare to yours. I really wish I made the trip to Field of Screams instead. I hope I can make a trip out to your haunt this year, but if not I'm definitely going to yours the next year. You guys are awesome!"Sharon Lacaskey, Winfield Park, NJ
"You guys have made our new family "fall" tradition! Thanks so much for the neat experience. You do great work and you can tell you put a lot of time and focus in every single detail."Marlo Noble, Akron, PA
"Field of Screams is the best Haunted attraction we have come across in the PA area. We've been to almost everyone and not one has lived up to the scares and screams we get every year from the scary boils and ghouls of Field of Screams. Your haunt is no doubt the best for the money. Keep up the great work!"The Snyders, Harrisburg, PA
"My wife and I are in our mid forties, but we love coming back to Field of Screams year after year. We've tried the rest, but you guys are the best! Keep up the good work, looking forward to next year!"The Neidlinger's, Camp Hill, PA
"I laughed, cried, screamed, cursed, cried some more, threw up, screamed some more, all in an hour and a half! I'm telling everyone about Field of Screams and how it's worth every single penny!"Anonymous, Sinking Springs, PA
"Field of Screams was like sitting down and watching your most favorite scary movie of all time and instead of watching it, you were living in it. Absolutely AMAZING!"Matt Bartion, Pasadena MD
"I have a horrible fear of clowns and each year I am determined to get over my fear, but when I visit Field of Screams, I can never seem to conquer my fear!"Lizz Geltz, Harrisburg, PA
Field of Screams, one of America’s top haunted houses, is located in Lancaster PA. Only a short drive from Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, among other nearby East Coast areas, we terrify all who visit, so come prepared to scream. Come see why we are titled “America’s No. 1 Haunted Attraction”.