If you thought corn was already as scary as it could get, you were wrong...corn wrong. Twist and weave through a creepy corn maze with today’s Groupon: $8 gets you admission to Fritzler Corn Maize’s haunted Scream Acres (a $16 value).
Round up your family, someone else’s family, or a group of friends for extra protection, and brace yourself to investigate what’s skulking behind the stalks. As you navigate down the snaky path, watch out for terrifying surprise interruptions from ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and other nocturnal oddities. The maze is full of special effects, sound technology, and mechanical displays designed to scare you and your corn-maze cornpanions senseless.
Fritzler’s Corn Maize is located a quick seven miles south of Greeley, Colorado. The haunting begins after dark starting on September 25. For the remainder of the month, the maze is open Fridays, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; and Sundays, noon–6 p.m. In October Scream Acres expands its hours to include Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Scream Acres was featured yesterday on NBC Channel 9 news. Check out the video to see aerial views of the spectacle and an interview with the genius behind the corn maze, Glen Fritzler.
Web reviews for Scream Acres are scarce, but one TripAdvisor reviewer gives the maze a perfect five owl eyes:
- The Haunted Acres is very creative and the staff is really friendly. – The_Cottonmouth
The Call is Coming From Inside The Corn
Fritzler’s Corn Maize inarguably dominates the local haunted corn-maze scene, and especially overshadows long-time rival Trembling Phil’s Disorienting Shudderstalks. Here are some of the less-horrific attractions that visitors can expect from Trembling Phil and his maze of mild uneasiness:
- Uncomfortably long handshake
- Chair covered with white sheet (weather permitting)
- Moonlight (some fees apply)
- Whistling sound generated by piccolo from high school
- Actual dog