Call it Brooklyn’s Graveyard!
Pint-sized ghouls, goblins, and their parental poltergeists took over Prospect Park on Sunday, shuffling through the annual Haunted Walk and Boo at the Zoo events in Brooklyn’s Backyard, which organizers say aim to both entertain and scare Kings County’s trick or treat set.
“We blur the lines between scary and fun,” said Prospect Park Zoo’s master of scaremonies Amber Lea Kincaid. “Some adults and kids get a kick out of it, but we‘ve seen some kids and even some adults get pretty frightened. It’s the best of both worlds.”
Park staff worked themselves to the bone turning a zoo barn into a haunted menagerie, which included a skeletal horse and werewolf, Kincaid said.
And elsewhere in the park, costumed kids ran a gauntlet of zombies, vampires, wicked witches, and the ever-popular Headless Horseman at Prospect Park’s Lookout Hill, for the 37th annual Haunted Walk.
The creepy tree-lined jaunt was a little too spooky for some very young attendees, but the more sedate fair at the walk’s end — which featured far less spooky food trucks, carnival games, and face painting stations — was fun for apparitions of all ages, according to one mom.
“We thought it would be a little too scary for her, but it was great,” said Greenwood Heights dweller Erin DiLeva of her 1-year-old daughter Charlotte, who came dressed as a cookie with mom and dad Anthony respectively as the Cookie Monster and Big Bird. “We loved it.”