Circle of Screams preparing to “mask up” for the season

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DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The Halloween attraction “Circle of Screams” is gearing up for the season.

“I want people to come through saying ‘okay, they did a great job managing this but we still got scared,” said Lynn Griffin JR., Creative Director, Circle of Screams.

This is the goal for the 2020 fall season of Circle of Screams, as they get ready for opening day. Creative Director Lynn Griffin tells Eyewitness News it has been hard rounding up actors for the annual event.

“We have had a drop in casting, but that’s because people are nervous. I get that completely. But, we do have our ‘die hards’ ready to amp it up and do what they can,” said Griffin.

And for those performing at the haunt, Griffin says costumes and makeup will be handled safely.

“Our makeup artists, they will be practicing safely with them. Sanitizing their makeup pallets between each makeup, using disposable brushes, the makeup artists will have the plastic shield over their face, also with a mask,” said Griffin.

In years past, Circle of Screams has had three attractions open, one being the Haunted Hayride and also the Carnival of Fear. But, this year with COVID-19, only The Manor will be open.

“After each group goes through, we will be sanitizing the entire attraction, so wait times may be just a little bit longer than they normally would be. But, it’s all for the guest’s safety and for the safety of my actors,” said Griffin.

As for the actors, they will keep their distance and stay away from your face. But, they will still be scaring you using “theatrical” styles instead.

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