as people know, guilty pleasures are things that people will be shocked to find out you like dispite either your personal likes, or the quality of a show.
One of my personal Guilty pleasures is the Knott's Scary Farms. this is a major guilty pleasure for me...because i'm normally skiddish at sudden changes(Such as tones, movement, or sounds) And i also am not one for gore. But Knott's Scary Farms are somehow different.
Knott's Scary Farms is a production team who normally create walk through horror mazes, creepy set peices for horror movies,and terrifying costumes and props. Think of it as a 3D movie you walk around in, that has been worked on all year round and open for a week or so.
One major thing it does is take stuff we reconize from our childhood and 180's it!(Examples would be Pinocchio, The Tooth Fairy, Big top Circuses, Even toys!) they normally do long single path mazes that act like a walking Theatre(Meaning you enter at one end, follow a path and watch what happens on your journey) Now the best part for me on my level is a two-in-one; The art and Creativity. Of course with haunted house like things, there need to be creepy props. UNLIKE haunted houses, this play-like maze toys with your feelings.They make the props anything from brightly colored to dull, and even eerly realistic. sometimes you never know which part of the setting is Props or real people acting.
That's another thing! the acting! Unline Haunted houses that are just people in a random mask jumpscareing you, This maze puts about 20-60 different actors in, each with a different costume, and some even play on the sets! Some of these characters range from eerly creepy(but decently cute) to downright terrafying!
Also i would have to add to the creativity of the production. They take everything we cherrished as a child and showed the evil, mythally darker side to it!(WARNING!! The picture i am linking contains VERY VIOLENT gore. The gore is entirely prop and fake! but if you do not wish to see gore, DO NOT READ OR LOOK AT THE LAST OF THIS PARAGRAPH AND SKIP TO THE NEXT!!You've been warned!
) An example is in the 'Pinocchio unstrung' maze. You'd think they'd be tame with a Disney adaptation..WRONG! We all know Stromboli, That greedy italian fat man who looks like this: vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/d…
Well, instead of just making him a creepy looking Character...THEY COMPLETLY TURNED HIS ORGANS INTO MARIONETTE STRINGS!:(Warning, Next image contains gore, ye be warned) themeparkadventure.com/wp-cont…
Now, they do not just tackle childhood, they also tackle myths and legends from many years ago. Here is a minor list of certain ones from Knott's Scary Farm's page that are their work and what they're based off of:Trick or Treat
- Trick or treating(Every kid adored that)
The Dead of Winter: Revenge of the Wendigo- Myths of the Wendigo(A cannibalistic beast that lives near the great lakes) Slaughterhouse
Shadow Lands-Myths about Samurais slain in battle
Terror of Londyn- Walking back intime to londyn in the 1800, back when Jack The Ripper was at large!
-Cannibalistic FarmersThe Doll Factory
- Evil man turning mutalated, dead/alive victims into dolls..I will never look at my clothing store the same way again...Uncle Bobo’s Big Top of the Bizarre in 3D-(This one so far is my personal favorite) Just plain weird imagery and purely scary jumpscares.Forevermore
-Edar Allen Poe's famous poem with a terrifying twist
DELIRIUM- The dark corners of your own imaginationPinnochio unstrung
-twisted maze of the classic disney movie
So why is this my guilty pleasure when it is ovious i am squeamish and timid? well, i find that it is a good boost for me. It boosts my adrenaline and it puts me on edge so much it is like i am riding a roller coaster. not only that, but after it is over, i feel so calm as if pent up emotions just let go instantly. There are many videos on youtube of Knott's Scary Farm. if you can, search the few i named above and check it out.