Horror Show will frighten & amuse visitors

By Kamryn Guye

Dean Jones, left, and his brother, Starr, created the Original Hollywood Horror Show. Times-News file photo

SNOW CAMP — For the past 30 years, the Jones brothers have been striking fear into the hearts of Alamance County residents with a little help from Hollywood.
Starr and Dean Jones, both makeup artists who have worked on the set of numerous Hollywood films, work tirelessly each year not only to set up the show, but to make each show better than the last.
With a cast of incredibly talented actors and sets straight out of the movies, visitors will certainly be frightened, amused and captivated with the Original Hollywood Horror Show.
In this year’s Horror Show, six heart-stopping attractions are based around real Hollywood horror including Mr. Twisty from “American Horror Story”; “Hellraiser” and Ghost Pirates of the Caribbean. There are also appearances from other infamous Hollywood killers, including Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.
The sets are uniquely designed to match the scenes around them perfectly. The haunt is led by the “sisters,” who are always close by if you decide you can’t make it through at the last minute. The actors are allowed to get close to you, follow you and may even talk to you, but will never touch you.
And although the haunt is the main attraction, there’s also a Ghost Pirates Escape Room that has been added for the 2019 season, as well as an attraction called “The Last Ride” which allows you to experience your own funeral in an eerily realistic way.
With so many talented cast and crew members, sets designed with incredible detail, and the two Hollywood masterminds behind it all, the show doesn’t disappoint. And like all good things, it’ll only get better with time.

The 30th anniversary of the Original Hollywood Horror Show is Friday through Sunday (Oct. 4-6, 2019); and Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 24-27, 30-31; and Nov. 1-2. 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 tickets are $20 with the purchase of Escape Room tickets. The cost for Escape Room tickets is $99 for up to eight people. For more details, visit http://hollywoodhorrorshow.com/.

Kamryn Guye is a senior at Williams High School and a Times-News intern. She can be reached at kguye@thetimesnews.com.

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