Dave and Jacob Larson welcome haunt fans to their home every year to experience a family-friendly walk-through full of spooky, pirate fun. But as with many other haunts this year, COVID-19 made the typical walk-through experience impossible. So instead, the father-son team created a yard show — with an origin story. Full of special effects, lighting and projections, the nearly-10-minute yard show also features live scare actors — at a safe distance. Guests watching the show must wear face coverings and maintain social distance by standing on designated spots on the sidewalk. Though it is family-friendly, the show’s recommended for ages 10 and up.

Check out this preview of the new show at this long-running home haunt:

The Gory Details
Pirate’s Cave Haunt
Runs Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1 from 7-10 p.m.
2548 E. Garfield Ave., Orange
The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
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Father-son team Dave and Jacob Larson work together every year to create Pirate’s Cave Haunt out of their home in Orange, California. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

This year’s Pirate’s Cave Haunt has been adapted into a yard show to stay within safety guidelines of social distancing due to COVID-19. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

Jacob Larson also serves as scare actor in Pirate’s Cave Haunt. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

Pirate’s Cave Haunt 2020 incorporates live scare actors, lighting and special effects to tell the origin story of the pirates. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

Scare actors help bring Pirate’s Cave Haunt to life. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

Pirate’s Cave Haunt in 2020 takes place on the front yard of Dave and Jacob Larson’s home in Orange, California. / Photo by Jessica Peralta

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