September 19 – Organizers of the largest haunted house in Central Illinois invite interested performers to attend an informational meeting Thursday in the former Sears location at Hickory Point Mall.
The “Scream Haunted House” will feature 10,000 square feet of fright opening October 5. Produced by Creatures of the Night, it serves as a fundraiser for Decatur Celebration, Inc.
“Just like the Decatur Celebration, The Scream Haunted House is family-friendly,” said producer/director Lori Sturgill. “Our volunteers include many adults with their teenage kids having a great time together in a fun and safe environment.”
Thursday’s meeting for “outgoing and fun-loving” people 16 and older begins at 7 p.m. In addition to performance roles, organizers also need help with costume design and makeup application.
The haunted house will run Fridays and Saturdays in October, as well as Halloween. It will feature 25 scenes, a vortex tunnel, a grave crawl and a dark maze inside the vacated department store. Tickets are $12.