Rushville Republican

October 5, 2012

Sammy Terry to celebrate 50 years tonight (10/5//12)


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Sammy Terry, that spooktacular entertainer who captivated Hoosier television viewers every weekend in the 1960’s,1970’s and 1980’s, is ready for some new “frightmares” – and his search is taking him to the Old Orchard Trail in Spiceland tonight and more. The Hoosier Horror legend will revive chills and thrills from the last 50 years as he meets and greets those who visit Eaton’s Orchard, located at 7209 S. Road 325W, just two miles south of I-70. The fun starts at dusk.

Sammy Terry will be greeting those who are brave enough to traverse the trail. They will be rewarded for their courage as he invites them to get his autograph, pose for pictures and check out his latest merchandise.

Sammy Terry started frightening Hoosiers in 1962. Last year Sammy was inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame as being the longest running Horror Host in American history. “One of the things that made Sammy so unique was that when he was speaking, you felt as if he could be in the very same room or just outside your window,” said Indianapolis-area resident Melodie Donovan, who is from Henry County. “You almost wet your pants and you end up laughing. That is when horror is fun.” After rising from his crypt following a long slumber, Sammy Terry seems energized by a fan base that won’t let his legacy die. Recently, he performed a sold-out stage show in Muncie where enthusiastic crowds greeted him. Sammy’s return to live events last year has been met with broad smiles from thousands of happily horrified people and fans who have stood patiently in line for over an hour to get a picture with him or an autograph. Many in these crowds were graying 50-somethings who brought their children, creating perhaps a new generation of fans for the memorable character who became must-see TV every weekend, particularly in the1960s and 1970s. Spiceland fans can revisit the chills from their earlier years by watching Sammy Terry-hosted digital shorts on the Sammy Terry link at www.Indianas4.com. For more information on Sammy Terry events, go to www.sammyterrynightmares.com,

Other upcoming frights include:

Oct. 6 Linto Frightmares Haunted House http://www.lintonfrightmares.com/

Oct. 12 Indianapolis Children’s Museum “Black Hat Bash” 6–9:30 p.m. open to public - admission fee required, http://www.childrensmuseum.org/black-hat-bash

Oct. 13 Fishers Headless Horseman Event at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park - open to the public - admission fee required.

Oct. 14 Indianapolis Fountain Square Brewing Company - Hosting the Return of the Walking Dead on AMC http://www.partnersinhousingindy.org/

Oct. 19 Nashville Terrifying Trail & Horrifying Hike! http://www.explorebrowncounty.com/

Oct. 23 Mooresville High School “Octo-BOO” Music Festival

Oct. 25 Fishers Conner Prairie Interactive History Park “Headless Horseman” Event - open to the public - admission fee required

Oct. 26 Indianapolis Children’s Museum - Closed to Public - Boy Scout & Girl Scout Late-Night Frightening Adventures Event

Oct. 27 Frankfort Horror, History, & Hauntings - sponsored by Frankfort Main Street

Oct. 28 Shelbyville - Panzarotti’s Haunted Hamilton House Restaurant- Limited to 50 people! Cocktails, fine dining and Story Telling by Sammy Terry in a Haunted House - Call TODAY for tickets! (317) 392-7700