Haunted House at Unity College
Unity — In recent years the Unity College Drama Club has delivered thrills and chills for the brave of all ages by hosting a haunted house. This year, the club will host a haunted house Friday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.
The haunted house will be held on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. The haunted house is free and open to the general public of all ages. Candy and baked goods will be on sale, with proceeds benefitting the drama club.
Small groups will be led through the haunted house by guides.
“All of our guides are costumed this year, so we have a witch, vampire, and clowns,” said Tasha Watson, Class of ‘14, president of the drama club.
There are different levels of fright offered. Level one is a wax museum, where actors do not move or interact with guests; level two is a traditional haunted house/carnival, where the actors are allowed to interact with the guests; and level three, suggested only for the brave, is a haunted house with actors allowed to move and interact with, but not touch, guests.
There are parts of the house that have strobe lights, so visitors are encouraged to express an aversion for strobe lights when they arrive. They will be accommodated.
Frances Roth, Class of ‘14, a four-year member of the drama club and lead designer of this year’s haunted house, hopes that visitors have a great time. This year the club focused on a return to traditional elements of a haunted house. In recent years, it had pursued alien themes and a psycho ward gone wrong simulation.
“I took what we had done in the past few years and made it more user friendly,” Roth said. “This will be dark and creepy with a lot of carnival elements. Visitors of all ages will be entertained from beginning to end.”
Unity College students consider this event to be a yearly tradition. Many students participate even if they are not part of the Drama Club.
“We all love to have fun and scaring people. I am not fond of being frightened, but being in a haunted house is somehow different. I know what my role is and it is just fun from beginning to end,” said Watson.
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