A new haunted house experience offers Sammamish residents a close-by Halloween scare.
From designing the scare rooms to setting up the house, and acting, these volunteers have put on a show to benefit the animal sanctuary at the Red Barn Farm. The organizers would also like to support other organizations with their profits and are recruiting an advisory circle to make an informed and inclusive decision about where to donate the rest of the proceeds.
Ticket prices for the rated G scare event are $13, while a scarier PG-13 experience sells for $20.
According to their website, FrightTown Eastside began two years ago when a 7-year-old boy and his family created a “Haunted Hogwarts” house in his garage. The boy brought in 2,000 visitors and raised over $15,000 for charity.
This year, FrightTown Eastside has expanded to a bigger location at the Red Barn Farm.
A recent visit to the PG-13 haunt did not disappoint. The haunted house opened to the song “Thriller” by Michael Jackson pulsing through the speakers. Visitors were enthusiastically taking photos with life-sized and lit-up ghosts and pumpkins.
Colored lights of green, purple, and orange lit up the walkway towards the farm. Once tickets were checked, guests entered a waiting room. The “Stranger Things” theme song played in the background, while guests could entertain themselves with life-sized Connect Four and Jenga games.
Upon entering, guests are given an opportunity to pose for a photo with one of the actors. The first haunted room is a Barbie-themed room. An actor playing Barbie talks to you out of her toy box and asks you spooky questions. Following rooms are filled with limbs hanging from the ceiling, clowns laughing, and spiders crawling.
Throughout the haunt, actors jump out to scare you from all different directions. One room has white cloth hanging from the ceiling, preventing guests from seeing what is ahead — a perfect cover for more scares.
The haunted house itself lasts less than 10 minutes, but it was jam packed with enough scares to keep you up for the rest of the night.
For more information about opening times, and to buy tickets, please visit FrightTown Eastside’s website.