Monthly Archives: October 2019

Halloween costume hacks: Hollywood makeup artist provides tips & tricks

By Kamryn Guye Times-News    Halloween costumes don’t have to break the bank. Starr Jones, a Hollywood makeup artist and co-founder of the Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp, shared some simple costume hacks during an interview on Oct. 23. Clothes can be distressed for a zombie costume using sandpaper and a rasp. Clothes [...]

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Exploring art of special effects makeup

By Carrington G. White Times-News correspondent After watching multiple special features at the end of movies, I became interested in special effects makeup. This past summer, I daydreamed about becoming a makeup artist and researched how to make fake blood. Making fake blood is a great way to experiment with special effects makeup techniques. (See [...]

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Spookywoods will make you scream

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     ARCHDALE — Spookywoods’ goal is to make every visitor “scream” before he or she leaves the woods. It takes creativity to do this and through special effects, makeup and the sheer fear of what may be lurking in the dark, the haunted attraction accomplishes its goal. Of course, not [...]

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Hawfields Haunted Forest emphasizes fear factor

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    MEBANE — The 47th annual Hawfields Haunted Forest will leave you terrified, impressed and inspired. The artistry is captivating, the actors are incredible and the cause is important. Waiting in the house, prior to the event, you are immediately immersed in the atmosphere. All around, scary, detailed decorations intensify [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 28, 2019)

Times-News • 30th anniversary of the Original Hollywood Horror Show: Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday. Hours are 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on all other nights, 6333 Bass Mountain Rd., Snow Camp. $25 for adults and free for children 5 and under. Horror Show [...]

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State Fair fun: Check out these not-to-miss events

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Fair may conjure up images of fried food and roller coasters, but what about milking a cow and growing bonsai trees? Here is a list of not-to-miss, not-so-mainstream things to do at the fair: The Flower and Garden Show — See beautiful gardens [...]

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‘Frightening’ full-time job: ‘Woods of Terror’ owner discusses the show

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent     Eddie “Bone Daddy” McLaurin is the owner and operator of Woods of Terror, a popular haunted theme park in Greensboro. He has almost 30 years of experience running haunted houses, having premiered his first show only one year after graduating high school. In his first year, he made $2,180, [...]

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Woods of Terror offers ‘plenty of scares’

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — The scares begin as soon as you walk through Woods of Terror’s gates. Visitors wait in the Monster Midway for a chance to walk through The Haunt. While there, visitors can enjoy games, food and pose for photos with characters. Woods of Terror has 12 themed sections [...]

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Things to do (week of Oct. 21, 2019)

Times-News • Haunted Train: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Burlington City Park, 1388 S. Main St., Burlington. $5. www.btowneventsnc.com or visit B-Town Events on Facebook. • Halloween Happenings: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Elon Park Drive, Elon. “Hotel Transylvania 2″ at 6:30 p.m. Events for the entire [...]

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Hawfields Haunted Forest big on frights and community

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  MEBANE — If you’re looking for a place to truly experience the Halloween spirit, then the Hawfields Haunted Forest is the place to be. Not only will you get a terrifying experience from the numerous unique rooms of the haunt, you will be supporting the community, too. The Hawfields Haunted [...]

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