If you like being scared out of your wits, in a fun way, isn’t time around Halloween the best to indulge in those types of activities?
The answer is ‘yes’ and a good place to start is next Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Cameron Hall on the campus of St. F.X.
The female section of Cameron Hall is known as TNT residence and it’s those students who, annually, run a haunted house at this time of the year, which serves as a fundraiser for the St. F.X. student food bank.
“All of the girls are in charge of a room and all the rooms have specific themes,” TNT president Samantha Bardwell said. “Some of the rooms could be zombie themed, others ghosts, clown themed, doll themed.
“Then, different house presidents and vice-presidents, and student leaders on campus, are the tour guides. We have a script prepared and they take students, or local people, through the haunted house … all the different rooms.”
TNT vice-president Abi Kyte stressed the haunted house event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on the 24th, is open to the general public and they would like to see Antigonish residents and others, from all over the region, take in the event.
Both Bardwell and Kyte note, however, those putting on the scary part of the event are doing so with a university-aged audience in mind – the majority of their visitors – so it’s not appropriate for younger folks. They suggest high school aged persons and above.
“University students get very scared,” Bardwell said, to emphasize the point.
The cost to check out the haunted house is $3 with proceeds going for the food fundraiser. The dollars can be replaced by a non-perishable item however; as in, for every non-perishable item donated, a dollar comes off the entrance cost (two items plus a loonie, for example).
Bardwell and Kyte will be amongst those set up outside of MacPherson House at Cameron Hall, to greet those brave enough to visit the haunted house.
“We’ll be standing there; that’s where you pay and then the tour guides take you in,” Bardwell said.
From there, try not to scream or jump as you visit frightening room after room which will, surely, ignite your Halloween spirit … and all for a great cause.