A charity in Waterford has conjured up a unique way of raising money while at the same time entertaining children.
Over the past month a seemingly normal house in the Cherrymount Estate in Waterford city has been transformed by 30 volunteers into a House of Horror. With just a three euro entry fee and a special rate for families, all proceeds from House of Horror will be donated to the children's charity Group Link.
House of Horror owner Brendan Halligan describes the ghoulish walk-through experience facing those who dare to enter the house. They will begin their journey in a pumpkin paradise waiting area. From there they will enter two creepy rooms, followed by a bat cave, boasting a great “batmosphere”, a grave yard and a chop-shop. There are plenty of unexpected scares along the way and the tour ends with local teenagers performing Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller'.
At just 15 minutes long, the tour does not fail to impress with one young survivor enthusing
It’s really, really, scary, you’d be surprised what you see in the night time.
An RTÉ News report by Damien Tiernan broadcast on 27 October 2010.