By DENNIS D. CRUZ
Turlock will be much creepier this October as the Ranch of Horror is moving in to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.
Owner Heather May and her crew have worked hard for the last several months to bring this horrifying experience to the Central Valley.
Ranch of Horror offers many attractions and experiences including a haunted hayride, headless horseman, jail break escape room, House of Dystopia, free movie nights, virtual roller coaster, stuff a zombie activity and more.
One of their more extreme attractions is the Zombie Escape.
Zombie Escape is a mix of a thrilling escape room and paintball. Without giving out too much information, teams are sent out into the compound and must fight off the zombie attackers while trying to save all mankind.
“Nolan Goss is our head zombie and he does such an amazing job. The Zombie Escape is one of our main attractions and we believe it will be a big draw for our more mature attendees,” May said.
Their newest attraction is Ranchers Revenge where guests help the infected animals on the ranch that were bitten by the zombies. Oakdale’s SpecOps Live Play is a sponsor of these laser gun attractions.
There is no admission fee into the Ranch of Horror, however, each attraction does have its own cost ranging from $5 to $25. This event runs from Oct. 5-31, Thursdays through Sundays, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will also be open on Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
On Oct. 28 the Ranch of Horror will also be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. ■