Haunted house actors needed

THIS COULD BE YOU: Would you like to portray a Halloween frightener? A haunted house in Pottstown is looking for actors. This zombie is Stan Bowman who marched in the annual DragonCon parade through downtown Atlanta on Aug. 31. AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jonathan Phillips

POTTSTOWN — Calling all ghouls, goblins and golems; all vampires, zombies and spirits of the un-dead —we need you.

Well, specifically, the Pottstown Mason’s lodge needs you (or, actually, actors pretending to be all those things and more) for a haunted house attraction being planned for the lodge next month.

The event will be organized and run by Mike’s Brick Oven Pizza owner Mike Crater and Kris Matias, who for nine years staged the popular Horror Hotel attraction behind the pizza parlor at North Charlotte and East streets.

About 25 volunteer actors age 17 and older are needed for each of the seven nights the attraction will be open, but actors need not commit to each and every night, only as many as they choose.


The scheduled nights are Oct. 11, 12, 13 along with Oct. 18, 19 and Oct. 25, 26 and the event will run from 6 to 10 p.m.

More importantly, training for all actors who want to participate as their favorite monster or creepy-crawly, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, which is located at 20 N. Franklin Street between King and High streets.

Those interested in volunteering must show up for the training. For more information, call 484-948-8317.

A Facebook page (www.facebook.com/templeofterror) and Twitter account (www.twitter.com/TempleOfTerror1) have been set up to help promote the event.

The haunted house, is being staged by the Stichter Masonic Lodge No. 254 F & A.M., the Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 814, the Pottstown AMBUCS and the Schuylkill Chapter 338 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

They are also planning another Halloween-themed event — “Monster Dash 5K” on Oct. 20.

More information will be released as events get approach.

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