Get ready for the scare of a lifetime! The Go-Go Scare Show is a new haunted house coming to Ripley.
Charessa Wilkinson, owner of the haunt, says, “We chose Ripley because they support local businesses.” Wilkinson describes the haunted house as a “19-scene, 7,500 square-foot maze theatrical production.”
Going into the haunt, visitors will enter a sideshow-type party waiting area with music and actors. The room is filled with terrifying animatronics and black lights. There are no lines - just a huge area to mingle and dance. Groups of 4 to 5 people will be called into the actual rooms by the number they are given. Once they are in the first room, they will told a few warnings about the haunt. If you have health concerns, there are strobe lights throughout the haunt.
The mood of the rooms will go from light to dark with different twists. One room will have gummy bears, and another will have killer clowns from outer space. Rooms may have some tricks along the way. For example, you may not know how to get out.
Wilkinson rented a building space in the same plaza that Cozumel is on. She and volunteers have built walls, painted, and decorated every room in the haunt. She wouldn’t have been able to complete the haunt without the help from so many great people. Brandon Tomblin, junior, has helped put up tons of walls, ceilings, and has helped decorate.
He says, “We have something for everyone. Clowns, blood, murders, and the scariest of all - children. If you have a fear, you can bet we will exploit it.”
Trey Starcher, sophomore, is one of the actors at the haunt. He got involved when a friend told him about it and asked him to act. He has helped build the haunt since August. He says, “It’s going to be great.”
You may find actors hiding or standing in the middle of rooms.
The Go-Go Scare Show is a family-friendly event, although they suggest children under the age of 12 not to attend. Wilkinson says, “We want to share scares, not nightmares.”
The Go-Go Scare Show will run at 108 Academy Dr. Ripley, WV (by Save-A-Lot and Rent-A-Center) on September 28-29, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and November 2-3. The haunt will be open from 7pm-12am. Tickets cost $10 per person.