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Description: The Hollywood Haunter presents a brand new theme for Halloween 2013: an old Western mining ghost town. Unlike the 2012 yard haunt, which featured a mausoleum, there will be no walk-through. Instead, trick-or-treaters will have a chance to pan - not for gold but for fingers, ears, eyes, and toes. Facades include a Jail, a Spanish Mission, a Train Depot, a Saloon, a General Store, a Dentist-Barber Shop, an Undertaker, a Gold Mine, and a Water Tower. The Hollywood Haunter explains that, although spooky, Grave Rock Gulch will not be scary. Children will have fun with the interactive elements, and adults can enjoy the impressive attention to detail.
Sets were mostly completed by mid-October, but full effects (fog, lighting, motorized props) will not be running until the week of Halloween, probably starting on Saturday, October 27 (check their Facebook page to be sure). Hours of operation are typically from sundown to approximately 10:00pm.
The Hollywood Haunter yard haunt is free, but there is a food drive. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to support the local food bank.
Hollywood Gothique was quite impressed with Hollywood Haunter's 2012 Haunt on Garden Street (which we covered here). Though Grave Rock Gulch seems to be going in quite a different direction - more kid-friendly, less scary - this year's haunt sounds even more elaborate. Check it out...if you dare!