By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
Photos courtesy of Julia Young (pictured left)
Oct. 20, 2022 (San Diego’s East County) – East County resident Julia Young, a project manager for a logistics organization, has a hobby. She’s a horror actor -- with experience, via attending and acting, going back to Knott's Scary Farm, the Dos Picos Park in Ramona, to this year’s Scareventures called Fright Nights at Alesmith in Mira Mesa. Young grew up in Santee and still lives in the East County.
In an interview with East County Magazine, she provided behind-the-scenes details on how she scared up such an unusual sideline.
Q. How did it come about for you to become a horror actor?
A. My first haunted maze was in the early ‘80s at Knott's Scary Farm. Each year I went, I fell more in love with it. I was fascinated by the scenery, the actors, the fun being scared.