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October 9, 2012

Indiana Fear Farm returns for Halloween season

JAMESTOWN — Every horror movie set on a farm near a small town seems a little more realistic after a visit to the Indiana Fear Farm, which returns for his 11th season.

Sabrina Kent-Doolin, owner of KD Entertainment and the Fear Farm, said the idea came to them more than a decade ago when, with their farm land, they needed something else to stay afloat.

“It actually started out as just a horse farm and we boarded horses, gave lessons, and it was just not cutting it, to be quite honest,” she said.

So she and her family took their love for Halloween and built what has become one of the few and most unique interactive haunted houses in the area, using more than 100 actors, realistic scenes.

The aptly named Slaughter Barn appeals to the hard core haunted house enthusiast while the Haunted Hayride caters to fans of the season with an added entertainment style twist.

“After the first five years, we added the Slaughter Barn, as well as adding our Gore Store where we sell IFF snacks and drinks,” Kent-Doolin said. “It’s gone from back in the day where we had maybe 12 of us running around from scene to scene, hoping we got to the next spot in time, to now on any given night when we’ll have 40 to 50 actors in the woods and in the barn as well. Everything is fully audio now, including people flying over air, explosions, things chasing you, to dancers on the hay ride. Where we’ve come in 11 years are miles apart.”

Ironically, it’s become that “different” path of building everything from the ground up, little to none of it bought new, that has become the hallmark that keeps bringing people out to their farm house. Now, it is complete with scenes that look like they fell out of anyone’s favorite horror flick.

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