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    Haunted happenings thrill visitors

    Hanson’s Haunted Hayride at dusk turns even scarier after dark for Joel and 5-year-old Grady Idelson.
    Photos by Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe
    Hanson’s Haunted Hayride at dusk turns even scarier after dark for Joel and 5-year-old Grady Idelson.

    From haunted hayrides to spooky storytelling, there’s something for every thrill-seeker this Halloween season. Local farms, historic houses, and community centers have been transformed into ghoulish haunts — with an occasional candy reward for the bravest visitors.

    Ever wonder what would happen if Halloween took over Tinsel Town? Walk down a daunting red carpet, bump into scary movie stars, and tour a tormented film studio at the Congregational Church of Needham’s “Haunted Hollywood.” Or explore the shockingly unbucolic scenery on a hayride through the fields at Hanson’s Farm in Framingham.

    Check out our list of area chilling events, and prepare to be spooked!