A horrifying Surrey tradition continues

Potter's House of Horrors is a total nightmare – for your Halloween pleasure.



Photos by Boaz Joseph / The Leader

Halloween in Surrey just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Potter’s House of Horrors, a terrifying, 10,000-square-foot labyrinth of fright that just gets bloodier and scarier every year.

The Ghoul Crew at Potter’s has transformed the garden centre at 12530 72 Ave. using computer-controlled lighting, animatronics, live actors, sound effects and more to create an attraction that draws up to 20,000 visitors each October.

Two haunted houses promise twice the terror in 2015.

House number one is the Ripper of Whitechapel; house number two is the Swampin’ Slaughterhouse.

The houses are open nightly through Oct. 31. Family Hour is 5-6:30 p.m. and the regular show, where all hell breaks loose, is from 6-10 p.m.

Admission prices vary. Expect line-ups or jump the queue with a speed pass, which costs more. For more information, email potters72@telus.net or visit pottershouseofhorrors.com

Other Halloween happenings:

• Need fake wounds? Teens 12 and older are invited to a workshop on Halloween make-up instruction on Oct. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St. Learn how to create your own wounds, blood, burns and more using common household items.

• Thrill the World Surrey – It’s Thrill Time! Dress like a zombie and re-enact the Thriller dance made famous by Michael Jackson. Be part of a world record Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Youth Park, 6188 176 St., when Surrey will join an international event. For  zombie dress tips, information about practice sessions and more (including how to learn the dance on your own), see thrilltheworldsurrey.com. Practices and the event is by donation, in support of the Surrey Food Bank.

• Scream Train – Chainsaw Charlie is back, along with other members of the walking dead. There are surprises around every corner as the Scream Train rolls through Surrey’s Bear Creek Park.

The Haunted Forest Scream Train – a miniature train with full-size thrills and chills – runs from 6:30-10 p.m. nightly from Oct. 18 to Halloween ($10.50 plus tax per child/adult). Be sure to keep well inside the car if you don’t want to lose a leg or arm.

During the daytime, hop on the family-friendly Pumpkin Express as it travels through the decorated forest. Groups, families, birthdays and schools are all welcome. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ($9.50 plus tax for child/adult). Open rain or shine. Located at 13750 88 Ave. Info at 604-501-1232 or visit bctrains.com

• Pumpkin Power at Surrey Museum – Design your own take-home Jack O’ Lantern, go on a spooky scavenger hunt in the exhibit galleries, and compete for best costume. Saturday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave. All ages, by donation. Call 604-592-6956.

 

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BIA floats idea of drive-through Santa Parade

If event goes ahead, ‘parade’ of cars would stream through fairgrounds

Mother-daughter charged in 2017 torched-SUV killing in South Surrey now allowed contact

Judge grants Manjit Kaur Deo permission to connect with Inderdeep Kaur Deo through a lawyer

PHOTOS: One injured in shooting on South Surrey-Langley border

Shots reported near 194 Street and 34 Avenue, burned-out vehicle found in 18100-block of 12 Avenue

COVID-19 exposures reported at four more Surrey schools

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

PHOTOS: South Surrey skunk family photo earns honourable mention in BC SPCA contest

Winners of society’s latest wildlife photography contest announced

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Machine pistol among 14 firearms seized from Alaska man at B.C. border crossing

Corey Scott Kettering faces charges of smuggling and prohibited firearm possession

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

Altercation with gunfire in Lower Mainland lands two in hospital

Quiet area of Langley was awoken at 5 a.m. Friday morning to a fight involving gun shots

Record-breaking 165 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in B.C. in 24-hour period

Fifty-seven people are in hospital battling the novel coronavirus

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Report raises questions about COVID outbreak that killed 25 seniors at Langley Lodge

CEO defends leaked document that’s igniting queries about BC’s most deadly COVID outbreak

Most Read