From Our Editors
Designed by the fright experts at Steelhead Productions, Field of Screams Maryland acts as the nexus of Halloween fright for brave souls in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Frights stretch across four attractions, each one offering its own twist on the mechanisms of fear. Visitors might start out on the Haunted Trail, which reaches deep into a haunted forest littered with more than a dozen small haunted houses. If visitors make it through the demonic, zombie-filled labyrinth, they can also hop aboard Hades’s Hayride. The haunted vessel creeps through cornfields menaced by packs of vengeful ghosts eager to waylay unsuspecting travelers. Those who make it out must then don 3D glasses to enter the terrifying Nightmares in 3D. Entrants wander each room of the house, ever watchful for ghouls that seem to transcend the bounds of dimensional laws.
Once wanderers have been sufficiently terrified, they can fight back against roving zombies in Paintball Apocalypse. From aboard a double-decker steel cart, battlers shoot glow-in-the-dark paintballs at unarmed zombies as they stagger past. Warriors can power up at the concessions area, where groups scorch marshmallows over open flames and annihilate plates of deep-fried Twinkies, pizza, and funnel cakes.
The fright experts at Steelhead Productions and Field of Screams don't limit their scream-inducing talents to the Halloween season. The team works as the professional builder, designer, or general contractor for set and stage design projects throughout the region. Their repertoire includes both local and national haunted attractions, as well as slightly-less-scary corporate events, parties, and private events.