Oct. 25, 2011 -- The Bates Motel is often described as a "trilogy of terror," combining a heart-pounding hayride, horrifying corn maze and the haunting Bates Motel.
The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride have brought visitors "21 years of fear," as owner Randy Bates describes it for those daring enough to venture deep into forests of Glen Mills, Pa., near Philadelphia, and into the unknown on Arasapha Farm.
Not knowing what to expect is what keeps thrill seekers coming back year after year.
"We have a lot of repeat customers and that's because we upgrade and change each year and we add to the attraction," Bates said.
This year, up to 75,000 visitors are expected to experience a new 60-foot-long, drive-through slaughterhouse where bodies lie all around. This is in addition to the already infamous drive-through insane asylum, levitating spirits that follow you wherever you go and life-like feeding werewolves that make you feel as you just might be tonight's dinner.
The Bates Motel is open through Halloween, but work on the "trilogy of terror" is a 365-day scare affair.