Halloween scares abound this month as ghouls, vampires and flesh-eating zombies invade Exhibition Place for Screemers.
The yearly fright-fest runs on select nights through Halloween, and features six haunted attractions including a 3-D maze that has entrants put on a pair of 3-D glasses as they skulk around.
New this year is the Vampire Lounge, a fully licensed bar area complete with servers in devilishly risqué costumes delivering drinks — like Blood Shooters for adults who need to ease frayed nerves after they’ve had enough frights for one night.
As for what draws people to the scares, spokesperson Andrew Gidaro credits the energizing power of absolute terror.
“I think it’s about the adrenalin rush — there’s a rush on both sides, both for the one scaring and the one being scared,”?Gidaro said.
“(It’s) the thrill and the adventure. You may not get scared in each haunt, but there’s something here that’s going to get you,”
- Last year’s event drew 25,000 people and organizers are expecting even more this year.
- Screemers features 110 paid actors and runs 12 select nights through Halloween at Exhibition Place.
- Tickets range from $23.50 with a discount coupon to $28.50 without. Visit screemers.ca for more information about tickets, attractions and times.