The Hayride lumbers through cannibalistic outposts and asylums-gone-wild, with ghouls assaulting the trailer on all sides, sometimes even climbing into the ride alongside you. A startlingly realistic headless horseman descends on the crowd, psychotic hillbillies terrorize your group with monster trucks and a toothed combine threatens to run the entire caravan off-road and into the surrounding dark cornfields.
The Black Bog is a more intense walk-through attraction that features backwoods mutants, a deranged funhouse filled with clowns and an unnervingly unhygenic diner.
Both are geared more toward families than gorehounds, but jolts abound — and its out-of-the-way, foggy location helps set a terrific alone-in-the-woods ambience. Average wait for both attractions is 30 minutes, and a fall festival atmosphere envelopes the whole soiree. Open Friday-Saturday through Nov. 1, kicking off 30 minutes after sundown and with tickets available until 11:30 p.m.
Bull Run Farms, 6070 Springboro Road, I-71 North (exit 28) toward Lebanon, www.bullrunfarms.com
What to Expect: You will be chased. The hayride can be dark and scary, and it has a maze.
What’s Unique: Realistically sets its scenes and avoids the cliches; not a single hockey mask in sight.
The Damage: Hayride $12, Black Bog $8, combo for $16
CityBeat Rating: PG (Haunted Hayride), PG-13 (Black Bog)