A Haunting at 63, the haunted house at 63 Clearview Ave., has a new theme this Halloween, and it is scary.
"The Things that Scare You," is this year's theme, and clowns are involved. They serve up Rotten Candy, and Rot Corn. Clowns, things under the bed, enclosed walls, and a variety of other creepy things.
"We just love this," said Steve Randi and Cathy Anastasia, who have been hosting this haunted house in Danbury for the last six years. One reason he's telling the truth is Randi is giggling when he shows people this year's creation. He enjoys this work. The show is free, although donations are accepted. Randi and Anastasia recruit 10 friends for the actual show nights, so expect a whole bunch of people jumping out of unexpected places. For pay, Randi works as a landscaper and contractor. Anastasia works as a veternary assistant.
They visited the National Haunters Convention in the summer, and visited the former Eastern State Penitentary in Pennsylvania, home of the haunted show, "Terror Behind the Walls." The former prison closed in the 1980s. To make money, the state rents the prison out as a haunted house tourist attraction.
"We're hoping to take it professional," Randi said. This is where you find their facebook page.
Taking it "professional" may be a year or three away, but taking it seriously Randi and Anastasia have down pat. They started working on this year's show in July. Room after room is assembled and some take nearly a month to complete. They have been collecting scary equipment for nearly a decade.
The actual haunted house is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Parking is at the house on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, designated parking spots will be located around the neighborhood. The narrow street is too small for both cars and children on Halloween night, so park where the signs suggest you park.