A few years ago Rob did some work for a customer who transforms the entire exterior of his house into a haunted showcase every Halloween. The set up is an impressive array of motion-activated monsters combined with horrific vignettes and live actors. There is so much thought and detail put into the entire affair that you can really feel how much passion he has for this “hobby” and how much he enjoys putting the whole thing together every year.
Hayden has totally inherited my fear gene. He does not like anything creepy/spooky/startling/alarming/gory or even a little bit scary. I am not kidding – if you stand behind a doorway and then jump out to scare me, you will be in jeopardy of being punched, and it is certain that I will be incredibly angry at you for at least 12 hours. Even though we check this house out every year, Hayden has yet to ever leave the car. Of course, I have to get out and put on a brave face for the sake of my other kids, all of whom are incredibly delighted by having the bejeezus scared out of them.
Even though the display is generally the same each year, I am still totally creeped out and am STILL caught off guard when I trip a sensor and something jumps up or flies down or starts to moan. I wasn’t on the property for more than two seconds before I set something off and ended up screaming into Larissa’s ear.
Kellan and Eliza ran deep into the heart of this freak show like they were (more…)