This Is Halloween! - Haunted Fox Hollow '09
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Caretaker of Doom

Caretaker of Doom - Fred watching the trick-or-treaters as they pass from his graveyard, out of the clutches of the Grim Reaper and into the swamp. Will they survive? - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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2009 was the best year ever in our little Fox Hollow haunted yard! Not only did we expand, more than doubling our size, by continuing a full U-shaped path into our co-conspirators yard (The Awesome Lendvays), but we also added 15 actors throughout the haunt.

In addition to our old favorite haunted locations of the graveyard, the swamp and the pirate cove we also created the haunted forest, the mad science lab, the toxic sewer and the spider lair. We had to work extra hard to literally build 3 of the 4 new zones as well as give the pirate cove a little face lift to help it transition into the haunted forest. Kevin, Cyrus, Athena and I toiled many hours to get it done, but OMG was it fun!!! My sister Lyndsey and Brother-in-Law Brian came out from Rochester NY to help with the final few days of prep and to round out our awesome cast. And did I mention our awesome cast? Many of our vistors could not stop raving about the amazing actors that we hired! Hired?!? Nope, we just have čber-talented friends and family who find this as much fun as we do.

This was also the first year that we decided to operate for 2 nights. Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st both were haunted nights. On Friday we had 85 guests and raised $120 for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley & Palo Alto Animal Services (the shelters that we foster kittens with)!! On Halloween we had 427 visitors and raised another $80 for the kitties and doggies!!

These photos are from the end of the night on Saturday!! Thank you thank you thank you everyone who particpated and helped out (Thank you Emily for helping build things even though you couldn't be here on Halloween) and all our amazing visitors who made the haunt so much fun and added to our soundtrack with their screams!!

Also, when you get to the bottom, I have added videos that we took. They are a little dark, but you get the idea!

The Graveyard - Caretaker: Fred Goris
The Caretaker's Graveyard

The Caretaker's Graveyard - Fred in the mist! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard - Fred is haunting the graveyard - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Ghostly Caretaker

Ghostly Caretaker - Fred and his special ghostly powers in the graveyard. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Swamp - Swamp Creatures: Cyrus Lendvay & Erin Johns
Swamp Zombie

Swamp Zombie - This is Karl! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Hidden Monsters

Hidden Monsters - Erin and Cyrus, the swamp creatures, swapped out startling people from their unseen hidden lair netting vines of the swamp! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Swamp Infestation

Swamp Infestation - The haunted Swamp - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Pirate Cove - Pirate Crew: Ammy Hill & Erik Woodbury
Surviving the Pirates

Surviving the Pirates - Ammy & Erik were amazing pirates! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Pretty Pirate

Pretty Pirate - Pirate Ammy at the mouth of the pirate cove! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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None Shall Pass

None Shall Pass - Pirate Ammy gaurding her treasure! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Shiver Me Timbers

Shiver Me Timbers - Erik doing an awesome pirate!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Rat on the Ship

Rat on the Ship - A rat in the Pirate Cove! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Pirate Cove

The Pirate Cove - at Haunted Fox Hollow - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Entering The Pirate Cove

Entering The Pirate Cove - Fox Hollow! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Pirate World

Pirate World - Stan the pirate prisoner. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Pirates guarding their Treasarrr!

The Pirates guarding their Treasarrr! - Erik and Ammy were born to be pirates and they really made great use of the space. - Photo by Kevin Fox
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The Haunted Forest - Forest Creature: Brian McGrath
Boo!

Boo! - Brian in the haunted forest. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Haunted Forest

Haunted Forest - Brian did such an awesome job. Really that is all I have to say about this photo. ;) - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Forest Monster

Forest Monster - haunted fox hollow! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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A Shurb in the Forest

A Shurb in the Forest - haunted fox hollow! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Martha the Witch

Martha the Witch - the haunted forest - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Mad Science Lab - Gorilla Assistant: Athena Lendvay, Frankin-Beehive Assistant: Lyndsey McGrath
The Mad Scientists Assistants

The Mad Scientists Assistants - Lyndsey & Athena are the assistants in mad science. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Mad Science

Mad Science - Gorilla Athena, Mad Scientist Bob and Frankin-Fifties Lyndsey!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Bob is MAD!!!

Bob is MAD!!! - - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Toxic Sewer - Sewer Creatures: Sherman & Alex Lewis and Amruddin
Toxic Sewer

Toxic Sewer - Mad Science Leftovers thown in the sewer. Including manaquin Sherman!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Sherman Manaquin

Sherman Manaquin - Sherman in the toxic sewer. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Toxic Sewer Tunnel

Toxic Sewer Tunnel - This tunnel may look safe, but it has a few surprises! - Photo by Kevin Fox
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Toxic Scares

Toxic Scares - Amruddin scares people in the toxic sewer!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Fun in the Sewer

Fun in the Sewer - Amruddin enjoying his role in the toxic sewer! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Poisoned and Bit by Spiders

Poisoned and Bit by Spiders - Alex is poisoned and bit by spiders, poor thing got the worst of both worlds stuck at the gate between the toxic sewer and the spider lair! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Spider Lair - Spider Mistress: Crystal Carrol, Victims: Paul Wilcox & Karen Yearout
Spider Mistress

Spider Mistress - Crystal is ruling over the the lair of the spiders. All of her children are waiting for new prey! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Beautiful & Deadly

Beautiful & Deadly - Crystal the spider mistress in her lair! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Walking In The Spider Web

Walking In The Spider Web - Karen has become a victim caught in the spider web. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Caught

Caught - Karen has fallen victim to the spiders in the lair. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Prey

Prey - Paul is spider prey!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Trapped

Trapped - Paul is covered in spider webs and soon to be eaten! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Lair of the Spiders

Lair of the Spiders - Our beautiful new spider lair. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Giant Spider

Giant Spider - Our amazing new spider lair! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Spiders Have Taken Over

The Spiders Have Taken Over - A whole new world of spiders. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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My Worst Nightmare

My Worst Nightmare - Athena and I are both very afraid of spiders. I think we are both a little surprised that we decided to make a spider lair. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The Spider Queen with her prey

The Spider Queen with her prey - Crystal and Karen in their starring roles - Photo by Kevin Fox
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The Spider Queen in her lair

The Spider Queen in her lair - Crystal made a superb spider queen! - Photo by Kevin Fox
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The Whole Crew - Not pictured before now are Gatekeeper: Malaya Goris, Stagemanagers/Tech Support: Kevin & Rachel Fox
The Whole Gastly Crew

The Whole Gastly Crew - This is all 17 of us!! I mean 16.. I'm taking the photo! Front Row: Athena (gorilla), Erin, Kevin & Brian (Forest Monster). Second Row: Lyndsey, Fred, Paul, Karen, Crystal, Ammy, Erik, Amruddin & Malaya. Back Row: Cyrus, Sherman & Alex. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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The whole crew!

The whole crew! - Look I'm in there this time!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Donations Kitty: Indiana
Cauldron Kitty

Cauldron Kitty - Indiana has to get in on the Halloween action! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Indiana Says Save The Kitties

Indiana Says Save The Kitties - We collected $200 to be donated to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley and Palo Alto Animal Services, the two shelters that we foster kittens for. Indiana and all of us at Haunted Fox Hollow thank everyone for the donations. The kitties and puppies at the shelters thank you too!! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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