The Warren Area Student Union is gearing up to provide a ghoulishly good time again this Halloween.
On Oct. 25-27, the building will open its doors and invite brave souls to venture into the depths of the "Carnival of Madness."
Approximately 30 local youths have contributed countless hours transforming the building in preparation for WASU's annual haunted house.
Photo by Jacob Perryman
The Warren Area Student Union is getting a facelift as it transforms into a “carnival of nightmares”. Just a few of the ghouls and goblins working on the project include (front L to R) Dakota Hetrick, Taylor William, Alison Riel and Mackenzie McElhatten (2nd row L to R) Pam Falber, Hiley Abbott, Kelsey Kraft and Kallie Hampson (3rd row L to R) Erica Day and Adam Flagella.
Planning on the project began in late July and work began in late September to bring the project to fruition in time to provide a horrifying Halloween experience.
According to the students working on the project, this year's haunted house will take visitors on a journey starting in a bedroom and into a sleeper's nightmares.
The show isn't high tech, but that hasn't stopped the architects of this dark dreamscape. They're relying on ingenuity, live acting and their own experience visiting other haunted houses to provide thrills and chills.
The attraction stretches throughout WASU's first floor and basement, with eight rooms on the first floor alone.
"Expect surprises," warned Adam Flagella, who is one of the students working on the project.
The haunted house is open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 25 and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct 26 and 27.
Admission is $4 and beverages and snacks will be available.
Some proceeds will go towards providing matching funds for a $15,000 Warren Community Fund grant, while the remainder will go to the student fund.
"It's actually fun working with everybody here," said Taylor William, another student on the project. "We're working really hard on our haunted house. It's awesome."