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Hudson Haunted House provides new experience

By Mae Phillips

When I walked into the Hudson Haunted House, ready to interview the actors and take some pictures, I never expected to be put in one of the rooms and become an actor myself; however, I jumped at the opportunity as soon as I was asked.

I was then handed an oversized black sweatshirt and a glow in the dark mask. My job was to stand in a dark room full of similar masks and three other people dressed like me. We blended into the scene, so it was hard to tell which masks were worn by actual people and which were fake. When people walked through the room, we were to stand as still and quiet as possible and then jump out when the people least expected it.

Once I had my costume, I was led through a hidden hallway and screams from all directions rang through my ears. There was even growling and maniacal laughter that followed loud bangs echoing off the walls.

Being an actor was weird, but it was also really fun. Some people are harder to scare than others, and so many different people came through. I learned that it is not always the jump scares and loud noises that scare people the most. You have to work with different situations and be creepy rather than just do the same thing over and over.

I did scare a few people pretty badly, and it was funny not to be the scared one for once. It was a pretty cool experience, and I would love to be a volunteer.

The house has so many different characters and being able to make them come alive is hard work. I will definitely be going back next year.

Children enjoy the candy and scares of Halloween night

When looking back in time at being kids who dressed up in silly costumes like superheroes and animals, the memories will stay with teens forever. Teens wish they can go back in time and relive those childhood memories one day. Memories when kids indulge in a night’s worth of getting candy and then coming home and eating all of it.

Children are known to have a creative imagination when it comes to Halloween costumes. They think of stuff, such as vampires and Disney princesses. The most popular Halloween costume for this year for girls would be a princess, and, for boys, it would be spiderman. I interviewed my brother Brody Hailer who goes to Riverview Elementary school, and he is in first grade. He is six years old and loves to go trick or treating, but he finds it scary when the people who hand out candy are dressed up.

“I really want to be Flash for Halloween because he’s really fast, and I want to be fast like him,” Hailer said.

Many little kids do not know what Halloween is really about. It is about people pretending to be anything they want to be. If they want to be a princess or a monster, that is what they will be.

“Halloween is about dressing up in costumes and scaring people, but, most of all, it’s [about] getting candy. The only thing i hate about Halloween is that I hate getting scared,” Hailer said.

Some kids will not go trick or treating because of all of the scary costumes people dress up in. Kids love to eat candy, but they have to go house to house and say, “trick or treat” to get the candy.

According to the Confectioners association, 93 percent of children, teenagers and young adults planned to go trick or treating or participate in halloween activities.

“I love going trick or treating because I get a lot of candy. When I walk to other people’s houses to get candy, my legs get tired, and I just want to go home and eat my candy that I got. Halloween scares me because of the people who come up to me in scary costumes and scare me,” Hailer says.

There are so many types of candy people hand out. Some houses give out Snickers, Kit Kats and Twix. The most popular type of candy on Halloween in 2015 would be Kit Kat bars. About 275 million of them are sold a year during halloween. The next popular candy bar would be fun-size Snickers bars.

“My favorite kind of candy are Skittles and Starburst because there chewy and good,” Hailer said.

Even though trick or treating is mainly for kids, adults and teenagers are still allowed to share that fun. There is no age in which you can not go trick or treating. Anyone and everyone is allowed to partake in Halloween festivities.