Ghoulish delights at Oak
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.hauntingofoakbeach.com
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