We're sweet on homespun haunted attractions, although, more and more, the tech effects of these seasonal spots are theme-park impressive. No more just sticking putty on some dude's face and telling him to snarl for eight hours straight, as in days of yore.
But it is pretty darn homespun when an attraction asks its neighbors to come by and read scary tales for the visitors. In Los Angeles, many of our neighbors are stars, so when someone like Amy Smart shows up, we shouldn't be surprised.
And Amy Smart is showing up, on Friday, October 9th, at 9PM, to tell a spooky story at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. The location is the historic King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, which is atmospheric on just a sunny June afternoon. At night, in October? Hold someone's hand. Anyone's hand.
What other stars will Los Angeles Haunted Hayride ensnare in its wicked web? Who will read rollicking tales in the days ahead? Tom Hanks, we're looking at you. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, maybe you should call his agent? You know he'd lay on a dose of zazz and creepy laughs.