|Actor Dick Van Dyke activates a prop at his haunt|
If you love Dick Van Dyke as much as I do, you'll love him even more when you realize he is a Halloween addict who hosts a yard haunt. At his home in Malibu. The clicky link to see the pictures, video and read more about it is here at disneytravelbabble.com
And apparently, Dick instilled that love of Halloween decorating into his son Barry Van Dyke, as he had a yard haunt in Agoura Hills, CA. for many years.
|The Van Dykes: Barry, Dick, Carey, Shane|
In turn, Barry passed the addiction on to his son, Carey Van Dyke, who has a haunt at on Evanwood Ave., Oak Park, CA. Changing themes each year, this actor and screenwriter who specializes in horror films has done a zombie apocalypse haunt and a demented clown haunt, and borrows pieces from the movie studios. His latest venture is The Watching Hour, a screenplay which he co-wrote with his brother Shane about a home invasion with aliens. Carey has four children, so his love of Halloween may create a 4th generation of home haunters; we just have to give them time. Creating This Life is a blog by Carey's wife Anne revealing how hard they work to put on the haunt;.
|a scene from Carey Van Dyke's home haunt|
|another scene at Carey Van Dyke's|
Incidentally, Shane directed A Haunting in Salem, due out on DVD in August.
which was built in 1886. It's very private now, with a tall hedge all around the wall you see in this old picture of it:
Dick Van Dyke recently became a first-time author at age 85 with his memoir, 'My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business.’
I haven't read it yet, but in it he may discuss his 30-year relationship with Michelle Triola Marvin. You may remember her as being involved in the first palimony lawssuit, against actor Lee Marvin. Sadly, she died of lung cancer in Dick's home the day before Halloween in 2009.