KnottsScaryFarmHaunt[Book: Ted Dougherty – 2012 – 22x28cm – 196 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Foreword by Neil Patrick Harris. The incredible story detailing how Knott’s Berry Farm’s (Buena Park, California) annual Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt came to be is displayed in this hauntingly beautiful book. Through fascinating archival photographs and meticulously-researched ghoulish details, the author throws the switch and brings to life the forty-year history of an event that has terrified millions of helpless victims. The shrouds of mystery as to how the event became such a monster are lifted as the first book on the event demonstrates how “America’s First Theme Park” conjured a three-day affair in 1973 and created a legacy that has gone on to influence hundreds of copycat events around the globe. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.