Factory of Nightmares Haunted House, Creatures of the Corn Trail & Insane Reaction Walk-Through
Pierce College, parking lot
20800 Victory Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA
Information line: 818-999-4565
Websites: Halloween Harvest Festival - FrightFair
2012 FrightFair Screampark Dates: September 28-30, October 5-7, 11-14, 17-21,23-31
FrightFair Screampark Hours:
- The Haunted House, Haunted Trail, and Insane Reaction are open from Dusk to 10PM on weekedays, dusk to midnight on weekends.
- The Corn Maze is open 10:00am to 10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 10:00am-midnight Fridays & Saturdays.
FrightFair Screampark Tickets:
- $5 for festival admission
- $13 for Night Adventure Corn Maze
- $13 for Factory of Nightmares haunted house
- $13 for Creatures of the Corn haunted trial
- $13 for Insane Reaction horror maze
- $20 multi-pass for two haunts
- $25 multi-pass for all three haunts.
- An additional $10 gets you a VIP pass upgrade to the multi-pass.
DIRECTIONS: Take the 101 Freeway to DeSoto (west of the 405 Freeway). Take DeSoto north. Turn right (east) on Victory Blvd. Make a right at the Mason Avenue Gate of Pierce College.
FRIGHTFAIR SCREAMPARK NOTE: Once a stand-alone, single walk-through maze known as Fright Fair, this annual Halloween attraction switched in 2005 to presenting a Halloween Harvest Festival, with kid-safe activities (pumpking carving and hay rides rides) during the daylight hours. The “Screampark” now refers to the scary night-time activities, including the Factory of Nightmares haunted house and the Creatures of the Corn haunted trail. Click here for more information on the Harvest Festival.
The real highlight of Fright Fair is the aggressive tone of the ghouls hauting its hallways, who always go the exta mile to scare the living daylights out of you.
- Insane Reaction: a walk-through haunt in which the lunatics are running the asylum.
- The Factory of Nightmares is a traditional indoor haunted house structure, featuring a giant Tesla coil, strobe lights, and lots of loud noises and sudden frights.
- Creatures of the Corn is an outdoor haunt, with ghouls lurking in the shadows along the trail.
- The Night Adventure Corn Maze is a separate trail from Creatures of the Corn, offering a slighlty spookier time-time version of the traditional corn maze (i.e., there are no ghouls to scare you; you just have to find your way out in the dark).
FRIGHT FAIR HISTORY: Fright Fair used to bill itself as the “4 Dimensions of Fear” and claimed that its long walk-through maze, the Factory of Nightmares, featured “four haunts slammed into one.” Unlike Spooky House and the Haunted Vineyard, Fright Fair used to set up its haunted house maze in a temporary structure. Consequently, the decor was not as impressive, although there were some memorable props (including a giant cobra over the entrance and a collasal Tesla coil that shoots crackling sparks loud enough to blast your ears). After going on haitus for Halloween 2004, the haunted attraction revived for 2005, this time as a “Halloween Harvest Festival,” featuring fun and games for the whole family (hay rides, pumpkin carving, live music). In addition, the Factory of Nighmares haunted house was augmented by a haunted trail, called “Creatures of the Corn,” and there was also a separate corn maze without ghouls.
In 2006, the Factory of Nightmares walk-through maze was replaced by a new haunted house, called “Sinister Dreadford’s Mansion of Lost Souls;” unfortunately, many of the favorite familiar props (like the Tesla coil) were not on view. Sinister Dreadford’s Mansion did not return the following year. Instead, the Factory of Nightmares was resurrected in 2007, although without the Tesla coil. In 2010, a new haunted walk-through attraction was added, Insane Reaction.
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