1903 Pepper Drive
The Garden Path of Doom is the main Halloween attraction on Pepper Drive, north of Berendo, which is a sort of mecca of trick-or-treating, where sidewalks remain crowded with ghosts and goblins long after other neighborhoods have gone dark. The aptly named home haunt requires costumed ghouls to ascend a twisted, treacherous cobblestone path that curves around a yard full of gravestones and up to a house haunted by motion-activated monsters. Along the way are several clever touches, including a talking mannequin, achieved not with wireless radio but an old-fashioned voice tube.
The scare factor is enough to intimidate the tiniest trick-or-treaters, but their parents and older compatriots will be suitable impressed as well.
The proprietor informs us that the Garden Path of Doom has been haunting decades. Thanks to assistance from the next generation, the haunt should continue for the foreseeable future.
There are numerous other decorated houses up and down the street, featuring Jack O’Lanterns, giant spider webs, and seaonal lights, making this a great neighborhood to visit on October 31.