Horror Show brings bit of Hollywood to Snow Camp

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

Original Hollywood Horror Show opened last Thursday in Snow Camp. / Photo submitted

SNOW CAMP — The end of September signals the start of The Original Hollywood Horror Show, now in its 23rd season.
   The drive out there alone will get the paranoia pumping, as it is out in Snow Camp, and when darkness falls, the ominous woods are sure to give anyone the creeps.
   Alamance County natives and brothers, Dean and Starr Jones, have had a love of Halloween since grade school. It is pretty obvious when you look at what all they have set up and all the hard work put into the show that it’s very near and dear to their hearts.
   The fact that almost anyone can be a part of the show from 15 years old and up is a very unique part of this show. Up to 100 volunteers make up this cast and crew, and with such a wide variety of talent, things are always interesting.
   The major theme of this year’s show is the ever-popular zombie apocalypse. The makeup on the zombies is so lifelike you can almost smell the decay, and the scene so well set you can’t help but feel your heart race. Some scenes were even modeled after the TV show “The Walking Dead.” Your guides are emotionless nuns who care not a bit about your screams or distress, and the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t so inviting when the floorboards are moving. All the while, iconic horror characters such as Jason and Freddy are stalking around to keep you company and breathing down your neck while you try to stay alive.
   Tickets are $20 and the price is well worth it. Dean and Starr Jones are ready to scare you, so just look for the hearse, but try not to end up in the back seat. For specific dates and times visit www.originalhollywoodhorror show.com.

Kaitlin Gillespie is a junior at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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