A Frighteningly Good Time: 3rd annual Haunted House of Horrors a spooky success
By Evan Sadasivan
Students flocked in record numbers to OPCD’s third annual Haunted House of Horrors last Wednesday. Visitors toured the Haunted House at least three hundred and sixty-six times. making their way from from the front entrance of Augustine Hall to the back exit while being shocked, startled, and spooked at every turn. Visitors almost unanimously reported that this year’s Haunted House was even scarier than last year’s and they especially mentioned that the live actors were extremely effective. The house was operated by a medley of students, faculty, and staff (special thanks to SPUD Sound for setting up and operating the lights and sound effects!).
Waiting in line for the Haunted House of Horrors. Photo Courtesy of the Office of Alumni Relations
The evening’s festivities also included dramatic readings of history’s best horror stories by some of UD’s beloved faculty. Dr. Jodziewicz’s famous rendition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow attracted a large crowd of students underneath the awning of Anselm Hall to begin the night. The readings allowed students a chance to see their professors outside of class, and to get to know some of their teachers’ favorite literature. Faculty readers also included Dr. Jacob Eidt, Dr. Andrew Phillips, and Dr. Charles Sullivan.
Festive students ready to celebrate. Photo Courtesy of the Office of Alumni Relations
To top the night off, Leah Looten and Kate Bergez from the office of Alumni Relations, provided drinks and popcorn in the Rathskeller for those who made it through the haunted house, which gave terrified (we hope) students a chance to relax and socialize. This week’s spooky festivities serve as an important reminder of how important it is to break up the humdrum routine of classes every once in a while (and get some adrenaline pumping with some really terrifying stuff!). The haunted house is a chance to prove your bravery to your friends and to yourself. Think this year’s haunted house wasn’t scary enough? We already have plans to make next year’s Haunted House even more terrifying. Come back then… if you dare.
All work and no play… Photo Courtesy of the Office of Alumni Relations
What did you think was the scariest part of the celebrations? Share your thoughts and pictures by tweeting using #OPCDhalloween or leave a comment below.