Frights and delights at Evil Acres

There is still one night left to experience Evil Acres — a haunted house in North Saanich

Randevil Mortimer at Evil Acres in North Saanich.

Haven’t yet experienced the fears and phobia that seem to become larger than life at Halloween?

There is still one night left to experience Evil Acres — a haunted house in North Saanich. A haunted barn, actually, where the chills and thrills are brought to visitors by Randevil Mortimer, Hellson and an entire cast of creepy characters.

Randevil says this is the first year Evil Acres has been in its current location but has roots in North Saanich (he credits district staff for helping get the place set up), having burst from the grave out on Glamorgan Road years ago. He said Evil Acres is a work in progress, but so far this season, reaction from visitors has been good.

“I do this because people have fun,” he said.

When he started, Randevil wanted to give adults the thrills and chills that children enjoy at Halloween. To that end, he preys upon people’s fears, their anticipation and even their imagination. Mixed in are the work of 27 actors — from various walks of life — who enjoy scaring people half to death. As a result, Evil Acres warns it’s not for the faint of heart, or health. But don’t expect to learn the secrets of Evil Acres here — you’ll have to experience it for yourself.

Randevil said he’s always improving his haunted house experience and already has some big plans for the 10-night run in 2014.

“I’m going to take it to a different level,” he said.

Evil Acres uses a portion of its proceeds to raise money for a Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider. They also accept donations for the local food bank.

The big night of All Hallows Eve is the last show at Evil Acres out on Wilson Road in North Saanich. For directions, ticket prices and more, visit www.evilacres.com.

 

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