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Springstead High School to host haunted house Friday

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Published:   |   Updated: October 15, 2013 at 11:20 PM

SPRING HILL - The hallways of Springstead High School will temporarily be a haunted house for a few hours Friday. One of them was six months in the making.

Graphic arts students like Leanna Pascarella, in Todd Toomer's class, have been working every day since Spring Break to make an evil clown-themed project come together called, "The Dark Carn-Evil," which is the fourth production from the school's "Horror High" program.

"I've been doing this for about three years, and every year it's different and better," said Pascarella, who also does make-up and serves as the program's creative director. "We've be working a lot on the entrance and the inside, and they'll actually feel like they're going into a carnival."

Springstead sport marketer and basketball coach, Tim Plumadore, said the project is a mostly student-led effort.

"The students are involved in the entire process," he said. "We turn the hallways into a haunted attraction with 13 different scare zones each, and each zone is managed, created, and run by students."

Plumadore said most students involved in the project are enrolled in graphic design and marketing courses.

"The students are also the ones who design their own characters, make-up, costumes," he said. "We're kind of the teachers who spearheaded it, but the direction is run by students. They're the ones who make it all happen."

The event will be held 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the school, and admission is $5.

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