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If you’re looking for a terrifying experience this Halloween, look no further than the Trail of Terror and immerse yourself in scary backwoods realism at its creepiest.

A host of clowns led by ringleader Kee Kee can be found running amok in the Trail of Terror woods. Photo courtesy of Trail of Terror

Guests will trek more than a mile through a 40-acre plot of land in Buford where 50 to 60 actors and actresses will pull out all the stops to frighten those brave enough to enter what Trail of Terror owner and creator Matthew Miller calls the “scariest haunted trail in the state of Georgia.”

Whether it’s the serial killer at the end of the road, the wild country guy who keeps a chainsaw in the back of his truck or a host of clowns — led by ringleader Kee Kee — running amok in the woods, chills and thrills abound at this Buford attraction, now in its third year scaring visitors from near and far.

“We have people driving all the way from Dallas, Texas, and Asheville, North Carolina, to see the characters,” said Miller, who stalks the woods himself as one of the characters along the trail.

What can guests expect on the Trail of Terror?

Guests interact with clowns during the Trail of Terror. Photo courtesy of Trail of Terror

“An experience like none other,” Miller said, “something to have fun and distance themselves from the pandemic at hand.”

In light of COVID-19, guests’ temperatures will be taken before entering the trail. Guests will also be asked to complete a COVID-19 consent form and a disclaimer. Face masks are encouraged.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Trail of Terror will hold a Black Out Night when most of the lights along the trail will be turned off, giving guests, especially repeat visitors, a new experience. Enter the darkened trail if you dare.


What: Trail of Terror

When: 8 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31 with a special Black Out Night from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1

Where: 3760 Friendship Road, Buford

Cost: $15 cash or $20 on a card

For more information: bufordtrailofterror.com

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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