The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Community

October 1, 2010

Paintball park savors screams

ANDERSON, Ind. — A chainsaw wielding madman, a dance-crazed clown and a tunnel that wreaks havoc on one’s sensory perception are all part of Indy Scream Park at White River Paint Ball in Anderson.

Every weekend through Halloween, Indy Scream Park is offering to provide thrills and chills to the ultimate haunted house connoisseur.

Indy Scream Park features “terrifying” attractions that include Nachtmahr, Kurayami, Backwoods, Dark Harvest and Bedlam 3-D.

Last Friday, a full moon loomed overhead, making the long and winding road leading to the park frightening by itself.

But the eerie scenario didn’t stop Carter Barnes, 15, Hannah Kerns, 16, and Kyleigh Kimbrell, 15, from proceeding into the haunted site.

Barnes and company made a special trip from Noblesville and Fishers to see what Indy Scream Park had to offer. The trio of friends said they did not leave disappointed.

“I have always loved Halloween,” Barnes said, “but I am too old to go trick-or-treating. I now go to haunted houses this time of year, and I really loved Indy Scream Park. It really gave me an adrenaline rush.”

“Halloween parties are a lot of fun,” Kerns said. “I still enjoy getting dressed up. I had a great time here tonight because I love haunted houses. That is what this time of year is all about: getting scared.”

Though Kimbrell said she intensely enjoyed Indy Scream Park, she was glad when her walk through Dark Harvest came to an end.

“I tried to run but couldn’t,” Kimbrell said. “It was so dark in there I couldn’t see. Bedlam 3-D was totally awesome. It played tricks on my mind.”

Monster Midway is centered between the entrance and exit to Indy Scream Park attractions.

Before entering or leaving the park, patrons can relax at a picnic table with soda pop, hot chocolate and cider provided by local Boy Scouts. Hot dogs, nachos, chili and cinnamon biscuits are served up by the Lions Club.

Monster Midway offers shooting hoops at Casket Ball and shooting monsters at Zombie Paint Ball. Though patrons enjoy the fair-like atmosphere of the midway, the haunted attractions are what brought many thrill seekers to Indy Scream Park.

Indy Scream Park co-owner John Kennedy believes that people enjoy haunted houses because they bring back great childhood memories of Halloween.

“It’s nostalgic,” Kennedy said. “Most people have fond memories of a cool October night when you go out with your friends and collect loads of candy. Those positive feelings and memories stay with us, and while as adults we cannot go trick-or-treating, we can still enjoy the season by visiting haunted houses.”

So what attractions seem to be the most popular at Indy Scream Park?

“Our patrons have different reactions based on their own individual fears and experiences,” Kennedy said. “Bedlam 3-D is a high-energy attraction that houses several clowns. So our guests with clown issues become very frightened by the actors.

“On the other hand, Kurayami is a total blackout attraction that is very dark. We have had guests walk 30 feet into the attraction and come back out saying they cannot finish it. So what makes an attraction a fan favorite really depends on the fan.

“Our goal was to deliver a world-class haunted attraction to the area,” Kennedy added. “And we think we have done that.”

1
Text Only
Community
  • FEA HB0801 Heart_328 Tickets going fast for Heart Anyone wanting to rock out to Heart Friday night who hasn’t reserved tickets may be out of luck. Only a handful of tickets are still available for the band’s concert at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 1 A compilation of community news items as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 31, 2014

  • Live music: Aug. 1 Live entertainment at local venues as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 31, 2014

  • Jim Bailey: Gospel singer’s long road to recovery has begun Eighteen months ago, gospel singer and The Perrys manager Tracy Stuffle found himself wrecked by the side of the road, where he struggled to summon help on his cell phone. He had suffered a severe stroke while driving.

    July 30, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 31 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • FEA HB0730 Gordon Brooks Berky strives to unite community through the arts His theater was originally going to be a place where he could perform when he’s not on tour, but then actor and mask maker Doug Berky had a bigger idea: Unite the community through entertainment.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 30 A compilation of community news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 29 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0728 - Fresh Orientation - SH Elwood freshmen learn the ways of high school through mentoring program About half the 112 incoming freshmen at Elwood Jr./Sr. High School got a jump on their friends recently by attending a freshman orientation session. Joan Mercer, an English teacher who helped organize the the orientation, said the mentor program, which has been in place for several years, has been effective in new students make the high school transition.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin