When we enter the grown-up world, there are quite a few
aspects of life that lose a great bit of childlike mystique: visits to
the dentist, overalls, Hostess products and, perhaps most glaringly, the
Take your fanciest tray or cutting board
out of the cupboard where it lurks 360 days a year, and put it in your
car. Drive to Dutch’s Larder. Seriously, this is the wow-factor your
party always wanted.
An acquaintance of mine despises haunts. She considers Halloween itself
to be ugly and horror entertainment in general to be a symptom of
first-world mental illness. If she knew the details of Waynesville’s new
haunt ScareDown, she’d probably have additional objections.