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NorthCarolinaHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Isaac Patrick of The Haunted Trail, to discuss what's new at The Haunted Trail for the 2016 Halloween Season! Located in West Jefferson, this Haunted Trail is absolutely free, yet still delivers tons of frightening fun for thrill-seekers to enjoy.

This one-night event features macabre music, creepy creatures and special effects that will surely put each and every one of your senses to the test! The trail will feature a torture chamber, butcher shop, swamp and some other unknown scares - do you have what it takes to make it all the way through?

What's new at The Haunted Trail for 2016? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

We have some all new scenes this year, mixed in with some old scares.

What are you most excited about for the 2016 Halloween Season?

I'm so excited to share the haunted trail with everyone! It's such a sense of accomplishment to get to show everyone what we've been working so hard on, and get to hear what they think about it.

What differentiates The Haunted Trail from other local haunts in North Carolina?

One thing that makes The Haunted Trail different is that it's FREE! People often tell us that we need to start charging admission, but we really just do it for fun.

How long has The Haunted Trail been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about The Haunted Trail's history?

We started the "Midnight Terror Haunted House" in a 1 car garage back in 2011. In 2012, we were gonna set up a "Haunted Trail" on our porch but it actually snowed us out that year! In 2013, we moved to our basement and used 2 rooms until in 2014, when we expanded to three rooms. In 2015, we added a small outdoor portion to the haunt. 2016 won't be any bigger, but it will certainly be better!

What's your favorite experience since opening The Haunted Trail?

I just love seeing people get scared and wanting to go through again and again.

How long is a typical haunt experience at The Haunted Trail from start to finish?

A walk-through usually lasts about 5 minutes.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say The Haunted Trail is? Why?

I would give it a 6. We try to make it kid friendly. We want the whole family to have a good time.

Does The Haunted Trail's property have any real haunted history? Do you have a spooky encounter you'd like to share?

Not that we know of...

What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?

When I was little my cousin made a haunted house on his porch and a few years later someone else I knew made a little haunted scene on their porch! I thought it was a great idea, so we started out on our porch... Now we have a whole basement!

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance The Haunted Trail?

Well anyone who knows me, knows I love Halloween props! I was once given the advice not to buy a prop if you could use an actor to do what the prop does. I try to stick to that.

Can The Haunted Trail accommodate large groups? How many people can experience The Haunted Trail together as a group?

We can have up to 7 per group. We don't want anyone to miss anything.

Does The Haunted Trail offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?

The Haunted Trail is 100% FREE!

Anything else you'd like to let us know about The Haunted Trail?

We are only open for one night. For the 2016 season, we will be open on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm - 10pm. Come on out for a great time!

 

       

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