#5: The Headless Horseman

#5: The Headless Horseman

With a 250 year-old farm as the backdrop- The Headless Horseman (HHM) in New York does not need to go far for their setting! They are a local haunt open throughout majority of the haunt season and field 7 haunted attractions, 4 gift shops, 5 cafes and 1 terrifying hayride.

The year-round crew started in 1992 and have been delivering excellent haunts year after year.

When History and Horror Mix

With 9 attractions to take in, Headless Horseman has both variety AND quantity. You won’t be running out of things to do.

We’re also sorta’ into this idea that HHM seems to be taking pages out of history books and making haunted houses out of them.

The Lunar Motel: We’ve all stayed in a creepy motel for whatever reason and it’s likely that we’ve all had the thought, “I bet they kill people here.” Well… That’s exactly what Lunar Motel excels in. Having guests check in, only to stay there permanently. It’s classic good use of horror and commentary of a situation most people have been in. We’re looking forward to it.

Glutton’s Diner: This house seems like a side-project for those ghouls from the Lunar Motel. In pure Sweeny Todd fashion- the story of this haunt centers around a Diner that repurposes it’s clientele to feed other clientele. Yummy? No. Gross? Yes. Are we excited to try to make it out alive before we get turned into a double cheeseburger? Absolutely.

Horseman’s Tomb:  This house is a typical case of “If it A’int Broke, Don’t Fix it” We have the story of the Hessian Solider become the Headless Horseman and searching for his head to gain salvation… or whatever it is he wants. Turns out, as you go through this house, you’ll be caught between the Horseman and his goal. You better run quickly.

Nightshade Greenhouse: If you hate bugs, dirt and the outdoors… this is one house that looks to make your skin crawl. The backstory talks about a woman named Alice and her experiments with botany that resulted in the murders of her fellow collogues. Who knows what gross creepy-crawlies will become unearthed.

The Feeding: To carry along with the “crazy-sciency-person” type of story. The Feeding centers around Dr. Vogel’s attept to create super-humans with the use of organ transplants. Look. We’re not scientists, but swapping out people’s hearts and lungs looks like it will only create problems… problems that guests will get a front-row seat to see as they walk through this house.

Two Raven’s Manor: Looks like the most traditional “Haunted House” but that’s not a bad thing. This haunt looks like it’s adding in a dash of a crazy mortician here and some crazy dolls there. Looks chilling AKA we can’t wait.

The Haunts Don’t Stop at the House

Additionally- you can experience a haunted hayride based on the Headless Horseman… which honestly sounds PERFECT. Here’s to hoping that they have a rider who chases the trailer on his horse. That sounds AWESOME.

There’s also a Cornmaze… that sounds terrifying… called Evil Reaping. So yay. Getting lost in a cornfield with witches, killer scarecrows and who knows what else. We’re on board but we’ll be sure to pack our brown pants.

Insider Tips

  • This is a place recommended for kids under 13 and there’s a hard cut-off for age at 8. Anyone under than 15 will require an adult.
  • They say it takes 3 hours to do everything on a busy night.
  • Credit Cards are accepted.
  • Yes, there are clowns and chainsaws. Greeeeaaaaaatttttt.

With a 250 year-old farm as the backdrop- The Headless Horseman (HHM) in New York does not need to go far for their setting! They are a local haunt open throughout majority of the haunt season and field 7 haunted attractions, 4 gift shops, 5 cafes and 1 terrifying hayride. The year-round crew started in …

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Summary : 4.25 Skulls!

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