Reporter Karen Lindell quotes me extensively in "Nautical Ne'er Do-Wells," an article in the Ventura Count Star, about the Seaside Haunt.
Seaside Haunt is orchestrating a promotional push this year, trying to encourage Halloween enthusiasts to make the long trip out to Ventura County Fairgounds. The press kit they sent out included my review from 2005, so Ms. Lindell contacted me to ask a few questions, which I was more than happy to answer, because the haunted maze really is worth a visit.
Biodrowski said the most hallowed haunted houses have two characteristics. "The first is a great ambience, design or theme. So many haunted houses are just painted flats set up in a parking lot - generic stuff you can see in half a dozen different places." Seaside Haunt," he said, "has a distinctive nautical feel, thanks to the lighthouse setting. The second thing, and this can sometimes overcome the first...is the enthusiasm of the actors within the haunt, the ones who are reall aggressive about leaping out, and/or pursuing you." At Seaside Haunt, he said, "the cast was really into it the night we went."
Update: Learn more about Seaside Haunt here.