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Haunted house hopes to generate fear
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Heating bills can be scary so Centertown CIC volunteers plan to provide some fright in hopes of buying a new heating system. A haunted house at Centertown CIC begins this weekend.
“Be prepared to be scared,” said event organizer Kenny Owen. “First, it’s in a basement. Then, we have 11 rooms with different themes.”
Parental discretion is advised.
Visitors braving the haunted house will meet scary characters such as vampires, clowns and mad scientists. There will be rooms dedicated to a funeral, graveyard, and insane asylum.
Beware “The Ring,” which is a 2002 psychological horror film about a young girl who’s adoptive mother pushes her into a well. She dies several days later, creating a cursed video that causes the death of anyone who watches it.
“She will be there,” said Owen, about the girl featured in the movie. “The chainsaw guy will be running around in there somewhere as well.”
Because the haunting will be indoors, the event is rain or shine. Concessions will be offered, including chili, hotdogs, nachos, drinks and desserts.
Owen, Jason Bumbalough and their wives have been working to renovate the Centertown CIC building. Among other things, it needs a new heating system.
Admission is $5 per person. Hours are Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Centertown CIC is on Gilbert Street.