Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 8

There's not much in the way of scary on the TV today, save for a 2006 special on the Travel Channel called "America's Scariest Halloween Attractions." You can watch that at 5pm and 9pm.

But that reminds me, the "Gyro's Fear Factory" is back this year, but this time it looks like their only attraction will be in Concord. And no, there most likely won't be a haunted gyros cart on the premises.

The last time I went was when they were in San Francisco a few years ago, in an old pier, although I had also gone several times when it was on the Peninsula, most memorably in a huge old abandoned shopping mall. I understand there are people who don't dig this sort of thing, but I've always had a blast. Sure, it's just costume-clad teenagers jumping out at you from the darkness and screaming, but how often do you get to walk through a dark maze fully of "scary" things and end up shouting in terror, and then doubling over with laughter? It's the laughing that's the best part, and I think a lot of people who avoid these haunted attractions do so because they don't want to look foolish as they're screaming like little girls. But the fact is, everyone there is gonna look just as silly, so just enjoy the cheesy terror.

Here's a clip of some of the Gyro's crew freaking out a Sacramento news team.

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