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Scaring up fun: Horror Show co-creator talks about county’s haunt

By Nick Chester
Times-News correspondent 


The Original Hollywood Horror Show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28. [Logan Andrews / Special to the Times-News

Dean Jones, one of the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show and an Alamance County native, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Teens & 20s.
Dean and his brother, Starr, are award-winning makeup artists and have been scaring up business at the Horror Show in Snow Camp since the fall of 1989. The show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Teens & 20s: How often do you change attractions?
Dean Jones: There is always a new attraction every year at the Hollywood Horror Show. During the off-season while we are in film production, we are often inspired by what we are doing on set. So when haunt pre-production time schedule comes around, we incorporate these new ideas into our show. Occasionally, themes and ideas are reinvented.
Teens & 20s: You are originally from Alamance County. Where did you learn to do this kind of thing?
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Things To Do (week of Sept. 24, 2018)


Hip Pocket Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday at 7 concert series. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188.
“Peter Rabbit”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Bill Cooke Park, 1010 Townbranch Rd., Graham. Free. In case of rain, movies will be moved to Sunday; if it rains Sunday, movie will be moved indoors to the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St., and will start promptly at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair; concession stand will be open. For more information, contact Kristen Herndon at or 336-792-1189. Free.
Reflections of Elegance — Kenneth Paul Block & The Masters of Fashion Illustration: on display now through Oct. 20, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 336-226-4495 or

Things To Do (week of Sept. 17, 2018)


Megan Doss Band: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert in the Park Series. Admission is free, but concertgoers need to bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. The event will be rain or shine. For more details, call 336-578-5600.
Gallery Players presents “Legally Blonde, The Musical”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors and can be purchased at or by calling 800-514-3849.
“Coco”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Cooke Park, 1010 Townbranch Rd., Graham, as part of the Movies in the Park series. Admission is free and moviegoers are asked to bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. In case of rain, the movie will be moved to Sunday. If it rains on Sunday, the movie will be moved indoors at the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St., and will start promptly at 7 p.m. For more details, contact Kristen Herndon at 336-792-1189.

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