Hometown Haunts

By Kellie Lagoy

Halloween is a time for eating candy corn, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses. Who doesn’t love a good scare during the spookiest month of the year?
Virginia Wesleyan junior, Graham Wilson, really knows how to frighten a few people on Halloween night. Well, more like over 700 people. Every Halloween night for the past nine years Wilson has been putting on his own haunted house right in his backyard. This theater major has really put his technical skills to use to provide a show to all of those who attend.
I know what you’re thinking; How could such a young student put on such a successful haunted house? It seems complicated and messy, but for Wilson it comes naturally. He has a passion for Halloween and a whole lot of fog juice to make this haunted house something that people look forward to every year.
This year Wilson draws his inspiration from the hit horror flick “The Conjuring” for his newest thrill ride. The name of the haunted house, Where Wicked Lies, will feature a scary storyline that will be played out in four rooms of his haunted house. The story is about a family troubled with ghosts in their new home, and they have to strike back as the ghosts begin to target their young daughters.
A lot of planning has gone into this haunted house, and it will be sure to exceed spectator expectations. The props are incredibly realistic, and the fog lightly dusting the patron’s feet adds an air of terror.
Getting spooked with friends is a great way to spend Halloween night, and why not do it for free? It will surely impress all those who plan on attending. His haunted house will be held on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and admission is free. It will be held on Governors Drive in Newport News, Virginia.