Today, I am looking around for local haunts and displays, and planning my excursions. I get excited throughout Spook Season, but planning my haunt schedule gets me especially giddy.
Last year I visited The Haunted Ranch and Cemeterror (which is taking a break for 2014). On slate for this year:
Skipped Frightmares last year because their website says they’re “extreme.” This year I watched the news footage, and they look like a very good, but normal, haunt. I admit I have absolutely no interest in attending an extreme haunt. I go more for the art than to be scared, though I don’t object to a good jump. If you can get one out of me, congratulations. But touching and crap? No way. Don’t gimme no lines, and keep yo hands to yo self. Just to be sure, I posted a question on their facebook page.
Aside: speaking of facebook pages, Spooky Moon now has one. It’s where I post all the stuff I see every day that doesn’t fit here, for one reason or another. So, yes, it’s different content, not just repeating what I put on the site. Go, my minions, and like!
So is Frightmares number one on my list? Nope.
I really wanted to get out to Hellview Cemetery in St. Petersburg last year, but didn’t make it, so they are first on my list this year. Home haunts always have priority with me. I love the ingenuity and devotion. Home haunters are driven to build wonderful things and share them with their community. It’s an obsession of which I whole-heartedly approve.
I have a favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda, so if we get the chance, it would be fun to drive down for a meal and a Haunting on the Harbor.
NoRemorse cemetery doesn’t have a website, but here are some pics from 2011 on Photobucket. No word if they are active this year, but I may have a look-see while I’m in St. Pete.
I love a haunted trail, and Oscar Scherer park is hosting two, plus other activities this year.
The Boofest at Lakewood Ranch looks too fun, and it’s close by.
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival might be worth a peek.
Most years, I plan to hit four or five events, and end up hitting two. Will my average be better this year? Stay tuned!