Clowns, chainsaw murderers and various grim reapers are loose in Newtown. The winding corn maze is home to other nasty folks including a giant furry man (Bigfoot with an angry streak) and various crazed hillbillies who are none too happy with you treading on their property.
It’s a mish mash of the archetypical Jungian gallery of woodsy villains and straightforward in its theme: Stuck in a corn maze is a bad, bad place to be. The Field of Fright is the closest outdoor haunt to the city and as such offer frights that are mild enough for younger folks and city slickers who are too chicken to venture further out into rural Ohio and Kentucky.
The Field is but one of the attractions: There’s a traditional corn maze, a tractor pulled train for little ones, refreshments, food and pumpkins. All of this with DJ’d music by 96 Rock. (Reviewed by Stephen Carter-Novotni)
THE WAIT: Lines last 45 minutes, and the tour can take up to 20 minutes.
DETAILS: The Field of Fright is open dusk-midnight Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31. The Corn Maze and the farm party opens at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. 3295 Turpin Lane, Newtown, 513-561-2621
THE DAMAGE: The Field Of Fright is $11 and $9 for children under 12. The Corn Maize is $9, seniors $8 and children $7. Combination tickets are available.
CITYBEAT RATING: PG