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Ready to Be Terrified? Local Haunted Houses Provide Halloween Delights

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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:44 am | Updated: 10:51 am, Thu Oct 18, 2012.

Three big haunted houses in the Lewis County area will stimulate the community’s “fear factor” this month.

Two of the events are new, and one is an annual tradition for the district. All of the events feature a safe environment for candy, fun, and, of course, spooks galore.


Scary Nights, Bucoda

The line-up begins with Scary Nights haunted house, a new feature in Bucoda.

Scary Nights, which is open through November 3rd, features a variety of ticket options on their website,, including a variety of VIP packages that allow you to “bypass the long lines, impress your date,  and get almost immediate entry to the nightmares!”  

The haunted house has already featured a zombie walk through town, and late the night of Oct. 27 a giant recreation of the Michael Jackson music video “Thriller” is planned.

Large groups visiting the haunted house are encouraged to make reservations beforehand.  



Dead Ending Haunted House, Chehalis

Yard Bird Mall and Chehalis Shop-n-Kart have recruited a full house of local zombies and monsters to host Dead Ending Haunted House, a tour through the north end of the Yard Birds building, near the old movie theater.  

Vendors are set to be open late to accommodate the event.  

Dead Ending is open through Halloween night and tickets can be purchased at the door.  

This is the group’s first year at Yard Birds. The guests will be guided through in groups.  Even with a guide, once through is not nearly enough to see everything of this splendid event, according to organizers, who hope to make this an annual event and destination.



Haunted House at Borst Park, Centralia

More than 20 years of scaring Centralia continues in the Fort Borst Park Kitchen #2 with the annual community haunted house.  

The event started two decades ago at the Centralia Convalescent Center, later known as the Evergreen Senior Center, eventually becoming a permanent Halloween fixture at Fort Borst Park in 1994.

The theme this year is the “Roarin’ 20s,” with patrons making their deposit at the bank to gain access to a “typical city block,” only to be transported to another time and decade when Prohibition ran rampant, gangsters roamed the streets and flappers ruled over entertainment and fashion.

Opening night, on Thursday, Oct. 25, will be “No Fright Night.”


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