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Haunts and happenings

By Sarah Poulton



This year, there’s a new haunt in town.

Mike Dilisio, creator of Nocturnal Terror Productions, said his project, located in Roosevelt Park in Campbell, will give people a different experience.

Dilisio said he’s been to haunted houses in this area, but says his make-up, props and sets are life-like.

“We’re going for a more ‘Hollywood’ style,” Dilisio said. “We’re trying to give people a good, quality show.”

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Nocturnal Terror

  • Roosevelt Park , 800 Struthers Liberty Road, Campbell, OH
  • 12+ / $13

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The haunted house industry, like many, has advanced technologically in the past 20 years, and Dilisio said he wanted to mix his interest in art with his interest in technology.

“This is another avenue, another way to be creative,” Dilisio said.

The 2-in-1 haunt features eight unique areas and a chain link fence maze. Dilisio, who has been working on the haunted house since December, designed and constructed most of the props himself, he said.

His haunted house includes not only characters chasing patrons with chainsaws, but interactive, storytelling characters as well.

“I want to give people an intimate experience,” Dilisio said. “It will be a quality show unlike anything they’ve seen in this area.”

Nocturnal Terror is associated with the Campbell City Fest committee, and Dilisio said a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the committee.

Here’s a list of other local and regional Halloween activities:

Haunted Houses:

Family Friendly Haunted Hayrides ­— Boardman Park. Dusk to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 10-26. $5

Canfield Scaregrounds at Canfield Fairgrounds — Thursday and Sundays, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 1. $17 for both the haunted house and hayride.

Fear Forest Haunted Hayride — Located behind the Dairy Queen on Route 45 in Lordstown. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. $12

The Trilogy of Terror — Ghoul Mansion, Dungeon of Doom and Ghoul Golf in Sharon, Pa. 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 1. $20 for all three attractions.

Akron/ Cleveland:

The Akron Haunted School House and Laboratory — 1300 Triplett Blvd. in Akron. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12, 23, 26, 30 and Nov. 2. $15 per house.

Fortress of Fear Haunted House — 10268 State Route 88, Garrettsville. Fridays and Saturdays September 28th through the end of October, from 8 p.m. to midnight. $9 for both The Fortress of Fear and Fearanoia attractions.

Haunted Forest of Carousel — 1451 Lake Breeze Road, Sheffield. Friday and Saturday nights: dark to midnight; Sundays and Thursdays: dark to 10 p.m. through Oct. 31. $12.

Hudson Haunted House — 2250 Barlow Road, Hudson. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Thursdays and Sundays 7:30-10 p.m. through Nov. 1. $10.

Phantom Manor — 5440 Lake Road, Geneva-On-The-Lake. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight through Nov. 1. $5

Pittsburgh:

Phantom Fright Nights — Kennywood Park. Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. through Nov. 17. $23.

Cheeseman’s Fright Farm & Pumpkin Festival — 226 Cheeseman Road, Portersville, Pa. Friday through Sunday nights, dark to 10 p.m. through Nov. 1. Also Oct. 23 and 30 from dark to 10 p.m. $12

The Haunted Mine at Tour-Ed Mine — 748 Bull Creek Road, Tarentum, Pa., Thursday through Saturday nights in October, 7 to 10 p.m. $10

The Scarehouse — Etna, Pa., Thursdays and Sundays 7 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to midnight through Nov. 1. $17.

Freddy’s Haunts — 192 McCune Road, Aliquippa, Pa. Friday through Sunday nights in October from 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. $10.

Theater:

“The Crucible” — Victorian Players Theater, Youngstown. Oct. 17-Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; midnight Oct. 24 and 31. $10.

“Night of the Living Dead” — The Oakland Center for the Arts Oct. 25, 26, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. Special midnight performance on Halloween. $15

“Zombies from Beyond” — G.B. Community Theater, Ashtabula Arts Center. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 3-18. $10.

Shows:

3AP Halloween — Featuring Wake the Lion, IO, Prairie Dog Parade and Thunderider at The Cellar. $7 day of the show.

DaBoondox Presents: Tales From ’Da Armpit (A Nightmare on Federal Plaza) — Featuring DaBoondox and S-Pomp at Barleys. Show starts at 10. $5.

The Sweet Delights — Oct. 31 at O’Donalds Irish Pub in Austintown, free.

The Zou’s Rocky Horror Halloween — Featuring The Daughters of Intention (Frank Zappa tribute), Posture Coach, The Zou (originals) and The Zou (Rocky Horror) Oct. 31 at Cedars Lounge.

3AP’s Post- Halloween Pajama Jammy Jam — Featuring Winslow, Acoustic Juggernaut and Matt Suarez and Albert, Nov. 1 at Salty Grogs $5.

Other:

Lantern Light Walking Tour of Mercer’s Cemeteries — Mercer Historical Society headquarters, Oct. 15, 22 and 29.

Ghosts of Trumbull County ­— Starts at First Presbyterian Church in Warren. Walk begins at 6:30 Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 and leaves every 10 minutes.



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