David Charles Gray, former area actor at Rumson’s Barn Theater, Part Time Players and the Haunted Mansion, Navy vet and nurse, passed away on July 13.Continue reading In Memoriam: Navy Vet, Area Nurse, Actor, Former Red Bank Firefighter, David Gray
By Elaine Van Develde
From a former Haunted Mansion ghoul, and your founding editor of Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect, Happy Halloween and may you get yourself a good scare and give one, too!
There’s a mad scientist gatekeeper of sorts at the corner of River Road and Church Street in Fair Haven that we couldn’t resist featuring as a sort of Halloween host. Look for him tonight.
And while you’re trick-or-treating, remember, from this trained monster, that all good ghouls know how to give a good scare (all in fun, of course).
So, for the adults, here are a few tips:
• Play your part with heart. In other words, believe who you are for the night and other tricksters will believe it all, too.
• Give ’em a good stare-down. If you can stay in character without cracking a smile, you can send people screaming into the night.
• Give ’em a good shock scare. After staring them down, when they least expect it and think all is calm, prove them wrong and give a good scream, hiss or thump, followed by something your character would shout out.
• A good evil laugh as they run is always a fun follow-up.
Most of all, don’t try this at home unless you’re an adult or a kid supervised by parents who love the same sort of Halloween fun.
And, above all, have FUN and stay safe! Remember the area rules from police.
As, Haunted Mansion ghouls say, “I’m scared o’ you!” Happy haunting!