“How We Made a Monster (and scared the bejeebers out of an entire high school)!” By Lloyd F. Ritchey
Today’s Best Of Halloween Haunts was originally published in 2017….
We watched with glee as a man scooped up a little girl and bolted for the door. The kid was kicking and screaming with fright. “Ah,” I thought. “Another successful show!”
I was a high school junior, and my esteemed institution was holding a Halloween-themed open house. The classrooms were crammed with the usual flaccid haunted house stuff: “Come inside kiddies, feel the witch’s guts.” (Bowl of cold spaghetti). Her eyeballs—hard-boiled eggs. Yawn.
My friends, Warren and Pete, and I had presented the school fathers with a proposal: we …