On Saturday evening I met my friends at a Screams, a 'Haunted House Theme Park'. It's on the grounds where they have the Renaissance Faire in the spring. I think it's a good use of the buildings and the grounds in the off season.
I love going to haunted houses and seeing the Halloween decorations and seeing if they can actually scare me. No, not the decorations or mechanical things, those hardly ever do. It's the people who work there, in the dark corners that scare me. But I love it! The best attraction this night was the 3D pirate house. Black lights everywhere and things painted in florescent chalk or paint. With the 3D glasses it made it look like it things were jumping out at you! And then when a real person jumped out at you it was great! That's what the pictures are, the building outside, while we were standing in line to get in.
Of course it's always fun to see 'people of the female persuasion' get scared and scream, so one of them is almost a requirement to attend to get the most fun from the experience. The female in attendance on Saturday night was the girlfriend of my friend. She screamed at all the right spots and jumped and waved her arms all funny. But if I was leading the group through the mazes of dimly lit corridors with spooky things painted on them I often got the monster lurking in the corner that jumped out into my face. I would usually jump a few inches off the floor, shake my hands or arms, usually in some sort of protective mode over my face or heart. Then I would laugh a big loud belly laugh!
But I swear, I never screamed! Not a manly man like me! Nope... not even once! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL
Does anyone else like haunted houses? Are there some good ones in your area of the country?