Too old for trick-or-treating but not in the mood to hang out with bar-hopping, costumed adults downtown on Halloween?
Tour guide Shannon Scott has just the thing. He'll be leading a group of brave souls on a flashlight tour of Savannah's most famous cemetery. The special Oct. 31 installment of Bonaventure After Hours starts at 5 p.m.
He promises three hours of "story-packed performance."
"They get the atmosphere of seeing the cemetery at nightfall," he said. "It's the only thing of its kind. There are stories of murder, prohibition, love gone terribly bad or criminally bad, all done respectfully. 'Tis the season."
It's a bring-your-own-flashlight sort of deal, but Scott advises against relying on cellphones. Because of the subject matter - sometimes murder most foul - this is not a tour for the kids.
"It's adult," he said. "It's not something you should bring your 9-year-old on."
Scott expects the tour to fill up fast, and he advises anyone wanting a spot to snag a ticket at his website. He typically offers the tours on Friday and Saturday nights, but he thinks the Oct. 31 event will have a special kick.
"It's a big open area with a lot of shadows, but at the same time, they're going to see statues that take on a different appearance at night," Scott said.
"There's no artificial lighting out there, so it has that whole ambiance. It's safe, but it's got a vibe. They're going to hear me talk about unusual characters I knew in Savannah who are now buried out there."