Ghouls, ghosts and pi­rates

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FANCY scar­ing the liv­ing day­lights out of lit­tle kids for fun?

The Haunt­ing of Oak Beach has been moved up a notch this year to a full blown Hal­loween theme park cov­er­ing around two acres and the De­monised Ghoul be­hind the fright night is look­ing for vol­un­teers to play a part.

The event has been in pro­duc­tion since June with com­mu­nity vol­un­teers from Oak Beach putting in a huge ef­fort to cre­ate a great ar­ray of at­trac­tions from full size pi­rates to ghouls and wizards.

The or­gan­is­ers have put out the call for more vol­un­teers to join the throng as spooky char­ac­ters.

“This is not a back­yard event or party,” the De­monised Ghoul said. “It’s a full-on Hal­loween at­trac­tion park.” The in­fa­mous and well trav­elled man­nequin Lynne will do­nate her bod­ily parts ei­ther all to­gether or sep­a­rately to scary ef­fect in the Haunted Grave­yard, the Pi­rate Cove and even the Haunted Man­sion.

Other char­ac­ters guar­an­teed to thrill will be the full size di­nosaur, go­ril­las, ba­boons and even a gi­ant tiger which have found their way down to Oak Beach care of their owner Bruce Ferguson.

Michael Jack­son’s Thriller will also make an im­promptu guest ap­pear­ance per­formed by the Port Dou­glas Academy of Per­form­ing Arts.

The Fairy Land for those of a more gen­tle dis­po­si­tion will be filled with me­tre-high pa­per mache char­ac­ters. Gates open at the be­witch­ing hour of 6pm on Oc­to­ber 29.

The De­monised Ghoul is dread­fully anx­ious to get some more ghoulish vol­un­teers to help make the Haunt­ing of Oak Beach a suc­cess. Any­one in­ter­ested can call 4099 3602.

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