Darkness fell on Cox Farms as nine unsuspecting teenagers arrived for their night of fun at Fields of Fear.

          Fields of Fear is an annual event that captivates the attention of local teens every year. They come in large numbers and crowd outside the entrance before the event has even begun. 

          At Westfield, going to Fields of Fear is like a rite of passage. It’s the perfect place to have fun with friends while having clown bodies fall on you during a peaceful hayride.

          But, planning the perfect, scream-filled hangout can be a whole other headache. Messy unorganized group chats where, for some mystical reason, someone always gets left out  (and annoying android users make it impossible to add them in later). The month of October sees the creation of at least five different Field of Fear group chats for a regular Westfield student.

          Another common mishap attendees face is lack of communication. Like why are we planning this whole trip if you haven’t even bought a ticket yet, bro? Sometimes it’s not the group chats that are unorganized, it’s the people.

          Yet, despite these problems, Fields of Fear still manages to sell out.

          The louds screams and startling features of the event give it a sense of authenticity. And there’s just something so alluring about running away from people with chainsaws.

          “There was a guy chasing me with a chainsaw!” exclaimed Ayisha Asharaf, 10. “He didn’t give up.”

          One feature that might attract Westfield students is the iconic chair picture. During October, you can’t get through one day without seeing at least five different Instagram stories of people and their friends sitting on that stupid yellow chair. 

          When asked what her favorite part of Fields of Fear was, Amulya Karur, 10, answered, “taking photos on the chair.”

          “The hayride was the scariest part because we went into this little cave, and all of a sudden there were clowns,” said Asharaf. “They were dangling around everywhere.”

          “There were lights that kept flickering on and off; it wasn’t exactly scary but it was freaky,” said Bhavya Gurumoorthy, 10.

          Guruomoorthy continues to reminisce about their horrifying experience by enlightening us to the fact that she never let Ayisha leave her side. 

          The sheer awesomeness of Fields of Fear is enough to leave puny humans shivering for weeks to come.