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Scene Shop of Horrors

When: Thu., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. 2011

Horror isn’t what it used to be. Today, scary movies are either comically bad or too twisted to sit through. But it’s not Halloween until you’ve been properly scared to the point of insomnia. So the Flowertown Players are transforming their scene shop into a haunted house complete with all the scariest scenarios they can think of. On the 11-15 minute tour, you’ll be led through their warehouse, where you’ll see things like a spider cave and a dungeon complete with an electric chair. Things get even eerier out back in the graveyard, where organizer Chrissy Eliason says the evil dead will be a little closer than six feet under. But getting scared will only be half the thrill. “It’s a mixture of scare and comedy,” Eliason says. “We want it to scare you, but some things will make you laugh. You’ll have a good time no matter what.” With budget cuts abounding, she says the haunted “house” is a creative way to raise money for the theater. If it goes well, the Flowertown Players intend to do it again next year with another elaborate theme. The Ice House will be helping out by offering a free appetizer with every Scene Shop of Horrors ticket stub.

Abigail Darlington

Price: $5


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