In 1972, 1973 and 1974, witches, goblins and vampires roamed haunted houses at three city locations. Posted on October 27, 2008.
The Frankenstein monster — Kevin Burns behind the bolts — recharges on a slab in the “Munster Lab” in 1972. Burns and his supporting actors from Niskayuna High School, sorceress Becky White, left, and vampire vamp Marlo Rasmussen, were part of the “Haunted House” at 240 Broadway during the Halloween season. Burns built the display himself.
Weird science was under way at the Schenectady Police Department’s former headquarters at Clinton and Smith streets during the 1973 Halloween season. Rose LaFontaine (far left) plays a witch in the “Haunted House” while partner in terror Edward Simone fangs up as Count Dracula. Linda Welch casts a spell with gloved hands, as Clay Yates, 10, and Mark Occhiogrosso, 12, sample the horror.
Sue Chapin put on a happy face in October 1974 as she played kitchen witch at the Schenectady community’s “Haunted House” at Eastern Parkway and McClellan Street. Chapin’s “friend” prepares for dinner.