Monday 16 July 2018

Video: Independent.ie visit a 'haunted farm'

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Around this time of year, horror fans are in their element. For the first time in a long time, there aren't many new scary films to scratch horror-seekers itch. For those who need their fill, the Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm near Kells, Co Meath should be just what’s needed.

The farm invites people to test their nerves by traversing through dark, claustrophobic corridors full of people determined to scare them. Possessed girls, demon nurses and knife-toting clowns are just some of the many characters eager to scare.

Ben Dillon, whose family owns the fully-functional farm said the attraction takes close to a month to construct, but the scares and screams of willing participants make it all worthwhile.

“People are in store to get the fright of their lives,” he said.

“We get people crying in here all the time. Sometimes we get people who are too afraid to even go in after they've paid. We have portaloos at the end of the Haunted Spooktacular and we've found that some people are just dumping their underpants at the end of it. Genuinely.”

The farm is located between Kells and Athboy. For more, visit the attraction’s website at hauntedspooktacular.com.

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