The Daly Mansion's Haunted Hayride theme this year is "Spiders from Space."

The Halloween weekend event will include webs, cocoons and, of course, spiders ... lots of spiders ... small spiders and big spiders and even bigger spiders.

The story:
A UFO has crashed in the Hamilton area and out of the broken shell come huge outer space spiders. When they bite, the victim turns into some sort of gruesome zombie-spider creature, with a hunger for human flesh. It's just your typical Halloween plot.

Those who pay their $5 to ride the wagons will first go through a small haunted house with the usual ghosts, bats, dismembered bodies ... and spiders. Those who survive that short stroll will get on the wagon and be guided through the terrifying Halloween-flavored acres around the Daly Mansion.

The Haunted Hayride will be Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and admission is the same as last year - $5. Smaller children are not allowed without accompanying adults.