By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times
For all the scream seekers out there, The Times has set out to tour some of the local haunted houses, rides, and events to provide feedback to those looking for spell-binding, frightfully delightful destinations this Halloween season.
The Hanceville city Spook-House
*Located in Hanceville, Ala., in a metal athletic building behind the Hanceville Recreational Center.
*The Background: Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail’s wife Sabrina has put together nine horror movie scenes in the form of a winding, pitch-dark, indoor fearfest to coincide with an old-timey carnival, which will be inside the recreational center.
*The Reality: Scream seekers will venture in groups through a maze of spell-ectible darkness, but your horror awaits when the mischief and mayhem-causing night crawlers are revealed in the light. Every witch way, prepare for a batty ex-fear-ience. Don’t run when you see the eerie well, not even a television can stop this young ghoul set out for revenge. Will there be chainsaws? Perhaps. Clowns? Maybe. Goosebumps? Definitely.
*Fun versus funds: A 10-12 minute tour costs a participant $5. The venue gets two thumbs up for being financially friendly.
*The Rating: The low price ticket doesn’t mean cheap thrills and squeals. This well put together Hallo-scream event gets 4.5 out of five for a defrightful scare central.
*The Basics: The Hanceville Spook House is located at 902 Commercial Street NE in Hanceville and will be open today from 9 p.m. until the line dwindles and Saturday, October 26 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
For more information contact the Hanceville City Hall at 256- 352-1208.
Hanceville will also host an old-timey carnival featuring a dunking booth, basketball shooting contest, cake walk, kids games, Go Fish, pie-throwing contest, a fortune teller on site and concessions. The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday night inside the Hanceville recreational center.