Dartmouth Native is Bringing Horror to East Providence Next Month
A Dartmouth man has been bringing the fright to the Halloween season ever since he was a kid, thanks to his interactive displays in his front yard.
This year marks a huge milestone for Harrison Ingham. His popular front-yard haunt just got upgraded to full-on fright fest.
“The Haunted Trail” is coming to East Providence, and Ingham is pulling out all of the terrifying stops.
Who Is Harrison Ingham?
Ingham is a Dartmouth native who has the Halloween spirit running through his veins.
As a child, he decorated the driveway for his neighborhood. When he had a house of his own, it evolved into a full-on, interactive display to haunt the town. His goal was to take his interactive display and make it into a Halloween attraction on a bigger scale.
When he purchased the original animatronics and props from the old Lakeville haunted trail last year, he felt that was his chance to make “Haunted Yard by Dark New England” bigger and scarier than ever, but he ran into a couple of snags.
“We pleaded with the town to reopen what was already there for years, but they wanted to keep that area for wedding venues and receptions,” he said.
With some animatronics from Lakeville and his own impressive supply, he searched for a site for The Haunted Trail and found it in East Providence.
What to Expect at The Haunted Trail
Ingham worked out a deal with the Brightridge Club in East Providence to bring his vision to life.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, the trail will be open to brave visitors for $20 a ticket at 59 Brightridge Ave. VIP passes will be available.
“For VIP, guests will be given a yellow lanyard, and that will tell the actors that they can give them a little extra scare,” Ingham said. “We want our trail to be family-friendly, but also give the option of making it even scarier.”
For its inaugural year, the trail’s theme will be all about zombies. Guests will walk through frightening scenes including a graveyard and a hospital, where zombies and gruesome creatures will be lurking around every turn.
It’s all outside, which makes it easy if you need to sprint to your car.
Ingham said he looks forward to bringing his dream to life and opening the doors for the very first time on Oct. 1.
"I truly appreciate all the help from everyone to get everything transported, built, decorated, and the electric and sound going because honestly, I would never be able to do any of this without my staff and everyone else who took the time out of their lives to come help me. ... It's truly amazing and shows what team work can truly get accomplished," he said.
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