A scary good time

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Bobby Ellis
bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov

I won’t say that Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I think it’s fair to say it’s the one that I have the most fun with.

Horror movies, trick-or-treating, dressing up and, of course, haunted houses.

All of it comes together to make for a holiday that offers photographic opportunities like no other.

So when I heard about the haunted trail put on by the senior class at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County), I thought: “What better opportunity to celebrate Halloween than a photo blog of teenagers dressed as monsters?”

The group at Lynn Camp did not disappoint.

With makeup, latex and fake blood in hand, the students set about making themselves as freaky as possible for the haunted trail that the school puts on every year.

“There’s a lot of clowns this year,” said Jodie Carnes, a family and consumer science teacher at the school. “Clowns are the in thing right now.”

The money from the haunted trail, which takes place every weekend during the month of October, goes toward the senior class trip.

“Every penny goes to the kids,” said Earl Gregory, an art teacher and senior adviser at Lynn Camp who oversees the haunted trail. “This year, we’re hoping on raising around $16,000 and that will go towards their trip. They’ll visit three cities – New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C.”

Laura Everly, a senior at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County) uses latex to create scratches on her face as she puts on makeup for the senior classes' haunted trail. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Laura Everly, a senior at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County), uses latex to create scratches on her face as she puts on makeup for the senior class’ haunted trail.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Earl Gregory looks at his mask, which he had custom made for him. Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Art teacher Earl Gregory looks at his mask, which he had custom made for him.
Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Lynn Camp High School seniors help each other put makeup and fake blood on each other as they get ready to work at the senior class' haunted trail. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Seniors help each other put on makeup and fake blood as they get ready to work at the senior class’ haunted trail.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Jodie Carnes, right, helps put a Pinhead mask on the head of Travis Mosley as he gets ready to work at the haunted trail. Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Jodie Carnes, right, helps put a Pinhead mask on Travis Mosley as he gets ready to work at the haunted trail.
Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Trent Osborne applies makeup to his face before the start of the haunted trail at Lynn Camp High School. Shailey Skaggs covers her face with tape to use for a base for her makeup. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Trent Osborne applies makeup to his face before the start of the haunted trail at Lynn Camp High School.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Shailey Skaggs covers her face with tape to use for a base for her makeup. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Shailey Skaggs covers her face with tape to use as a base for her makeup.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
A bottle of fake blood sits on a table as students at Lynn Camp High School prepare for senior class haunted trail. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
A bottle of fake blood sits on a table as students at Lynn Camp High School prepare for the senior class’ haunted trail.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Laura Everly applies black paint to her latex scratches as a way to make them more realistic. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Laura Everly applies black paint to her latex scratches as a way to make them more realistic.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Amber Evans has makeup applied around her eyes to outline where the latex "skin" will be placed, the students travel to the Dent Haunted School House in Cincinnati, Ohio to learn proper makeup technique. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Amber Evans has makeup applied around her eyes to outline where the latex “skin” will be placed. The students travel to the Dent Haunted School House in Cincinnati to learn proper makeup techniques.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Kayla Stewart paints her face as a clown. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Kayla Stewart paints her face as a clown.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Jacob Mills paints black paint onto the face of Bruce Hopkins. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Jacob Mills puts black paint onto the face of Bruce Hopkins.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. "He's been helping out with it for years," said Earl." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. “He’s been helping out with it for years,” Earl Gregory said.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Trent Osborne, left, and Amber Evans put makeup on their face before going to work at the senior classes' haunted trail. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Trent Osborne, left, and Amber Evans put makeup on their face before going to work at the senior class’ haunted trail.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Earl Gregory poses for the camera with his custom made mask. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016
Earl Gregory poses for the camera with his custom made mask.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016

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