Fans have been seriously spooked at the “Field of Screams: The Haunted Stadium” at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore.
Presented by Storm Events – a division of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres’ Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate – this annual event is in its sixth year and was expanded this year to include four mazes and two scare zones, according to Storm Assistant Director of Media Relations Eric Theiss.
Temecula twins Jeromy and Zachary Ball, 24, are the masters behind all the madness.
“It’s the scariest haunted house between San Diego and Los Angeles. This year’s haunt is all-around bigger and better,” Jeromy said in a released statement.
The pair, known as the “Bloodshed Brothers,” will be once again assisted by Light/Sound Designer Jesse Blanke, whose special effects will keep guests supplied in thrills and chills.
Field of Screams photo gallery by Daniel Lane:
“By adding a fourth maze and more attractions, we give scream-goers more to look forward to each year,” Storm Events General Manager Bruce Kessman said in a statement. “We’re happy to have the Bloodshed Brothers back for a second year to incorporate the professional duo’s dark and creative talents in the area’s No. 1 local haunt.”
Totaling 7,000 square feet of creepy confusion, this year’s mazes include:
- Hyde Street Massacre: Homey on the outside, horrifying on the inside, Hyde Street is Otis Hatcher’s abode filled with death, torment and restlessness as he waits for his next victim.
- The Orphanage: A turn-of-the-century building is still locked and orphans, following an uprising, continue to fend for themselves.
- Kurtain Khaos: Explore a House of Mirrors-style circus tent in a new and twisted way.
- The Darkness: It’s not the darkness that will scare you; it’s what waits within it.
Two Scare Zones, enveloped in fog, feature:
- Zeebo’s Midway of Madness: A psychedelic maze of creepy clowns and a memorable Zeebo, who is anything but humorous.
- Lakeside Park: Lost trick-or-treaters and distraught orphans roam the park, built atop a long-forgotten children’s cemetery.
Feeling adventurous? Take your chances on the coffin simulator – a “last ride” that gives patrons a frightening sensory experience of being buried alive.
The Haunted Stadium opened to guests 13 years and older on Sept. 28. Younger children will be admitted at the discretion of a parent or guardian.
It will be open every Thursday through Sunday in October, including Halloween night.
Hours are 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets are $15 for regular admission or $20 for a V.I.P. skip-the-line wristband, available at the Storm’s ticket office or online at hauntedstadium.com.
The ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Check out the Bloodshed Brothers’ videos on the haunt’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/HauntedStadium, or the brothers’ official website, thebloodshedbrothers.com.
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