HYSTERICAL – that is the best word to use for the state I was in as I braved Farmer Ted’s frightfest, Farmaggedon.
Not knowing whether to laugh or cry, as some of my worst nightmares came to life before my very eyes, I can safely say the attraction is very effective in what it sets out to do.
The Downholland farm has once again been transformed by Mark Edwards into a sadistic labyrinth of pure terror – with no expense spared on costumes, make-up and props.
This year it is bigger and better than ever, with more creatures and chainsaw-wielding zombies than I cared to run away from.
The interactive horror experience is just that – interactive. Numerous corridors, crypts, caverns and twisted scenarios play on your every sense and fear.
Even Freddy Krueger-type characters made an appearance and took me back to a time where leaving the light on and being too afraid to sleep was the norm.
You are chased, scared into submission, made to jump at every corner and picked on by the 100 or so actors if you let them see and smell your fear.
The attraction itself is centred around three buildings – called Terror on the Farm, Insanity and Psychosis – each themed differently, but inherently just as terrifying and frightening.
The worst part for me was entering a chainsaw massacre-type situation, where I very quickly descended into doing a very girl scream and run.
But the terror doesn’t stop there, oh no. Around each corner, between the three buildings, are roaming and hiding creatures – all poised to get you. My advice, never let your guard down.
The other residents of the working farm, which include pigs, rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs were a welcome respite.
This is a must visit, even if you are a wuss like me – embrace the terror, you won’t regret it. Doors officially open on October 4 until November 2 – on select days. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.farmaggedon.co.uk.