Ever since I was little, I always went to haunted houses. In first grade, I went to all the hardcore ones that freaked out adults. I loved them. I am lucky to live in the Los Angeles area, as the major theme parks usually have haunted houses.
Disneyland transforms its Haunted Mansion into a Nightmare Before Christmas. This isn't at all scary, as it is designed for kids. The Queen Mary does a good job every year and is moderately scary. Knotts Berry Farm raises the bar with their Knott's Scary Farm. Knotts has the best haunted transformation out of the three. Universal Studios has their own experience; from what I can tell, it's sure to be loads of fun. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights begins this October at 7:00 pm on Friday the 13th. It runs for seven nights only -- the 14th, 20th-21st, 27-28th, and of course the night of Halloween. Tickets can be bought at the website. Although tickets are 34-39 dollars a person, the event seems well worth it.I attended the Halloween Casting Auditions earlier today. A lot of press was there. We were right next to the Fox News guy and Frank Liu of the Chinese newspaper Sing Tao Daily. Some people seemed shocked that I was with the press. Here are all these men in their forties and I'm just a teenaged girl.
Lindsay Mesenbourg, publicity manager of the event, told me they were looking for about 200 actors to hire to walk around and scare their guests. There were about 200 auditioning when I arrived, but more were expected to come. I only saw a brief portion of the auditions, but the actors looked very good. The actors interacted with the press. In fact, number 167, auditioning for Egore, asked me if he could have my brain. Another girl acted like Dracula's bride and started asking a guy if she could suck his blood.There were two very odd and unique talents that I saw, numbers 203 and 204. They are pictured aside with their props. Number 203 has a nail in his nose, which he actually hammered in there. I'm not joking, I totally saw it.