Horror Show haunts the senses

Original Hollywood Horror Show celebrates its 25th season this year. / Kaitlin Gillespie, Times-News correspondent

By Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

   SNOW CAMP — When the screams in the woods of Snow Camp start to reach their peak, there is only one explanation — the Original Hollywood Horror Show is back in full swing for the season. While all is seemingly new upon arrival, brothers Dean and Starr Jones have added some new heart-stopping additions to their already harrowing haunt.
While the villains of favored horror movies run rampant through the attraction, summoning spirits and causing patrons to scream of fright, there is another area this year drawing much attention. Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance with his pirate companions for this year’s theme, “Ghost Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Dean smiled with affection as he recalled the “three months Starr spent building his life-sized ship,” and all the hard work that went into it.
Another addition this year is an attraction known as “The Last Ride.” This add-on attraction is not for the faint of heart, as it “takes you through all the senses of being on display at the morgue, riding in the hearse to the burial site, and being buried,” Starr said. This assault on the senses takes you through all the smells, sounds and feelings of being buried alive. People can even watch your reaction on a camera honed in on your expression as you go through all the sensational horror. Cost is $5 with Horror Show tickets and $10 separately.
The Original Hollywood Horror Show is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Tickets are $20 and parking is free, with the attraction running until Nov. 1. Hours are 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. today through Thursday and 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The show is at 6333 Bass Mountain Road. For more details, visit www.hollywoodhorrorshow.com.

 Kaitlin Gillespie is a freshman at Western Carolina University and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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