Allen Boyd, who’s brought his boos to Conway for six years now, suited up clown-style Saturday night for a little bit of friendly, and freaky, fun.
“I’m just an entertainer,” he smiled behind his mask. “I like to entertain people whether it be Halloween, Christmas, whatever. This is definitely a spook house so be prepared!”
Boyd has owned the house for 20 years and it’s been in his family for over 80 years, the prior owner is his Uncle Ed, who was also from the Conway area and passed away unexpectedly at the residence.
“If you see the headstone in the back yard, that’s Uncle Ed,” he explained.
Boyd’s Haunted House is open each Saturday in October and on the 31st, which falls on a Sunday this year. The operating hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person to enter.
However, Boyd has a soft spot for service men and women and allows all veterans ad their families to enter for free.
“I do this for two reasons… veterans and my grandmother,” he explained. “I was born at Ford Brad and my dad was a Special Forces Green Beret for 22 years. He served in 5 years in Vietnam, 3 years in DMZ Korea, and my grandma that lived here was WW1, so I really wanted to do something for the Veterans”
According to Boyd, he gives 30% of the proceeds to veterans organizations, 10% back to the actors, and 10% to the Lord.
“I just hope that people enjoy the frights and take advantage of the fun offered right here in Conway,” he said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and I hope if you haven’t yet, you’ll come to see me… You’re sure to have a good time.”