Ghoul­ish de­lights at Oak

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THE De­monised Ghoul is in a mood this year, cre­at­ing a Haunt­ing of Oak Beach creepier, scarier, darker and more fun than ever.

The an­nual celebration of Hal­loween is on this Satur­day night at Oak Beach and all the favourites will be there plus even scarier crea­tures, ready for trick‘ o’treaters of all ages.

A per­fectly ghoul­ish cast of friends has joined the De­monised Ghoul for the Haunt­ing, with crea­tures of the night creep­ing their way to Oak Beach.

The De­monised Ghoul said he even had vol­un­teer re­quests from peo­ple in Hawaii.

‘‘The tal­ent pool of this year’s Haunt is sin­is­terly creepy and each and ev­ery­one is look­ing for­ward to dis­turb­ing the sleep of the Haunt visi­tors for weeks to come,’’ he said.

‘‘This is one Haunt not to miss – even the Cham­ber of Hor­rors shiv­ers. Yes, the Cham­ber ac­tu­ally shakes and moves.’’

While the Ghoul doesn’t want to give away too many ghastly se­crets of the Haunt, he shared a glimpse into the un­der­worldly night, as a can­died taste of things to come.

‘‘The Haunt is op­er­ated on two dif­fer­ent sides this year; peo­ple will en­ter through an arch­way and come upon a seven-foot rab­bit who is go­ing to dis­turb the hell out of them,’’ he chuck­led.

‘‘Ev­ery­thing is go­ing to have mas­sive amounts of light, colour and sounds in fairy­land you will hear ‘If you do go down to the woods to­day, you’ll sure get a big sur­prise’, and you will prob­a­bly get a fright.

‘‘In Dis­ney­land you get a huge amount of sounds from dis­plays and at­trac­tions and this year you will hear all the screams and sounds around the Haunt, it’s all hapen­ning at once on both sides of the wall.’’

The Haunt will be set up as a walk through with two sides sep­a­rated by a big wall, with all the favourite at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the spi­der lady with her spi­der rings, the witches hut with spells and an even more haunted thun­der­box and ceme­tery.

‘‘My friends Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein will be giv­ing out lol­lies, the Spi­der Lady has a beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment of spi­der webs which you will see af­ter the cham­ber of hor­rors,’’ the Ghoul said.

‘‘I refuse to say what’s in­side the cham­ber but it will make shiv­ers go up your spine. There’ll be a mas­sive amount of vi­su­als.’’

Or­gan­iser, di­rec­tor and pro­ducer Richard Laven­der (aka the De­monised Ghoul) said this year the Haunt­ing is a free event and a fun and safe en­vi­ron­ment for the whole fam­ily.

‘‘ Hal­loween is fam­ily ori­en­tated, there will be a lot of lol­lies given out and it’s safer than walk­ing the streets,’’ Mr Laven­der said.

‘‘It will be so much fun with lots of vi­su­als and crea­tures of the night.’’

Haunt­ing of Oak Beach is on this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 26 from 6pm to 9pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.hauntin­go­foak­

This year’s creepy cast mem­bers in­clude: Front Gate­keep­ers - Kit Chap­pel and Ian Southard; Ghost­like Chim­ney Sweep - Louie Male; Frank the Rab­bit - Aaron Thomas; Bride of Frankenstein - Katy Toolan; Crys­tal Ball Crea­ture - Wayne Sheri­dan; Cham­ber of Hor­rors Gate­keeper - Tish Sheri­dan; Cham­ber Crea­ture - Ry­der Sheri­dan; Spi­der Lady - Rachel Ram­sey; Haunted Ceme­tery Keeper - By­ron Priestley.


Richard Laven­der has gone all out for this year’s event

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