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There’s nothing very funny about grinning clowns chasing you with a rubber mallet through the narrow confines of a dimly lit plywood house.

There’s nothing very funny about grinning clowns chasing you with a rubber mallet through the narrow confines of a dimly lit plywood house.

But once shrieking visitors to Fright Night’s newest 3-D attraction — a clown-infested labyrinth — burst to freedom, they buckle over in laughter.

This idea of the “delightfully scary” is something Fright Nights has capitalized upon, and it’s kept Vancouverites coming back year after year, said Josh Craig, special effects co-ordinator.

“Playland has the monopoly on scares,” said Craig, who works with ScareFactory Inc., which puts on the Playboy Mansion’s annual Halloween party. “We try to create an attraction that suits every fear. If you make it all the way to the end and there’s that one thing that got you, then we did what we wanted to do.”

 
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