Review: Nightmare at Gravity Hill


Christina Kerris, Staff Writer

As the weather gets colder and the leaves start turning brown, everyone knows it’s time for spooky season. October calls for pumpkin pies, pulling out the sweaters from the back of the closet, your favorite spiced lattes, and of course, haunted attractions. For those of you who are not familiar with haunted attractions, we all have a very popular one right here in our backyard. Nightmare at Gravity Hill in Jackson (1005 Farmingdale Rd, 08527) was voted the scariest place in New Jersey. It is spread out over 5 acres of different buildings and outside mazes filled with things that go bump in the night. Clowns, monsters, and everything in between. Behind every corner, jails, butcheries, churches, clown houses, and more await you. 

For me personally, I had never attended a haunted attraction before, so reading all of the reviews definitely scared me. Once you arrive, you see the attraction and some of the scarers in daylight and it definitely helps you to calm down. However, from the minute you get inside the attraction, you are almost immediately scared. My friends and I held hands and stayed close the entire time. The walk-through took about 30 minutes that was filled with jump scares. Scarers are hidden behind doors, corners, and even some that jump down from the ceiling. They come out when you least expect it and the anticipation is definitely nerve-racking. They will yell and laugh while chasing you with bats, knives, and chainsaws – all props, of course. Overall, it was a great experience and a fun thing to do for Halloween.