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Actors go to extreme lengths to freak out (Credit: Samantha Finch)

Actors go to extreme lengths to freak out crowds at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park

The Forest of Fear in Tuxedo opened for the 2012 season on Oct. 5, marking the 20th anniversary of the event. The Sterling Forest scare-fest has been rated one of the top haunted attractions in the Hudson Valley. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Actors go to extreme lengths to freak out
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Actors go to extreme lengths to freak out crowds at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Elizadeath and Helenahole pose creepily with their dead
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Elizadeath and Helenahole pose creepily with their dead grandma Lilian in the Coffin ride at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Guests entered at their own risk at the
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Guests entered at their own risk at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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Actors stayed in character as they snuck up
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Actors stayed in character as they snuck up on unexpecting victims at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Guest can take a break from the screaming
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Guest can take a break from the screaming and running and enjoy a nice swing ride at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Two shows were open for visitors inluding a
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Two shows were open for visitors inluding a fire-breather at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Actors stayed in character throughout the night at
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Actors stayed in character throughout the night at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Crafts and food vendors added to the fear
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Crafts and food vendors added to the fear of the place at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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Sean Cook from Warwick works for his second
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Sean Cook from Warwick works for his second year at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Emily Hume of Warwick shuffles cards in her
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Emily Hume of Warwick shuffles cards in her tent at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Nina Crain of Warwick, who has been a
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Nina Crain of Warwick, who has been a part in Forest of Fear for four years, hosts at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

This actor was
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This actor was "bad to the bones" as he attempted to scare the guests at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Actors
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Actors "fight" to entertain the crowd at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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Monsters jump out and scare the vistiors at
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Monsters jump out and scare the vistiors at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

The exterior of the haunted house at the
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

The exterior of the haunted house at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Actors sneak up and scream at guests at
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Actors sneak up and scream at guests at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

The actors used their props as tools to
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

The actors used their props as tools to make the experience more realistic at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

The exterior of the house at the 2012
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

The exterior of the house at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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The house number was 666 at the 2012
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The house number was 666 at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

The butler of the mansion explains the house
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The butler of the mansion explains the house rules at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Two shows were played at the 2012 Forest
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Two shows were played at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

Assistant General Manager and Promotions Director Wanda Carr
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Assistant General Manager and Promotions Director Wanda Carr is photographed at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

String figures were a popular attration at the
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

String figures were a popular attration at the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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October 5th marked the opening night of the
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

October 5th marked the opening night of the 2012 Forest of Fear in Tuxedo. ( Oct. 5, 2012)

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