The terror-ific houses

Alyssa Pearson

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Dear Etowah…
April 19, 2022

A 300-million-dollar industry, haunted houses are a beloved Woodstock attraction. With this in mind, they host many popular events that students can attend when wanting to immerse themselves in frightful experiences. 

“I like haunted houses because of the adrenaline rush,” Kierra Hawkes, sophomore, said. 

Open throughout the month of October, the Paranoia Haunted House consists of two different attractions called “Suffering” and “The Void.” Each house has a separate entrance prices and various scare actors along the way. Tickets for Paranoia can be found here. 

“I enjoyed it [Paranoia] because it was a fun time with my friends, and it was a new experience because they changed the haunted house each year,” Lexi Stockbridge, junior, said. 

From Sept. 24 to Nov. 13, Netherworld has two haunted houses: “Rise of the Netherspawn” and “Return to Planet X (in 3D).” Not only does Netherworld have horror experiences but also escape rooms, laser tag, and a monster museum to visit. Tickets to attend all of these activities can be purchased here. 

“It was very cool and trippy. The makeup was extremely well done, and the actors were very good. In my personal opinion, it was not scary, but I loved the atmosphere it gave,” Makayla Shaffer, senior, said. 

Another popular Halloween event is Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 31, Fright Fest includes various houses and scare zones where students encounter different horror situations such as “Big Top Terror” and “Dark Waters.” Tickets are sold separate from regular park admissions and can be found here. 

“I liked Fright Fest because of the different atmosphere; it really put me in the spooky spirit,” Ella Daugherty, senior, said. 

The Halloween season can be even more “horrific” with the “spooktacular” houses that come once a year.