Weird dreams and nightmares are the theme for Ghost Ridge this year.
Titled “If I Should Die Before I Wake,” the haunted house takes visitors on a tour that transitions from an innocent child having a bad dream to adult nightmares.
“This year is very heavily creepy,” said creative director Joan Granholm.
“Very little boo and a lot more goose bumps,” she continued.
Fifty actors from all the local high schools will be adding to the fear factor.
Last year more than 2,500 people filed through Ghost Ridge.
This year, money raised from the haunted house will benefit the Maple Ridge Bruins Rugby Club, the Inritius Alliance LARP group and Maple Ridge Country Fest.
There will be special activity centre for small children put on by the Lions Club, while their older siblings go through the haunted house. Children must be supervised by a parent.
There is no age limit for the haunted house, though.
“I’ve seen four-year-olds waltz in there with no problem at all and I’ve seen 11-year-olds come out crying,” said Granholm.
“Who’s old enough to go into the barn? Anybody who is brave enough.”
Ghost Ridge is located at 23448 – 105th Avenue, Maple Ridge, at the Albion fairgrounds.
It is open Friday, Oct. 24 to Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6-9 p.m., rain or shine.
Admission is $8 per person. Group rates are available.
Family friendly dates, with the lights on, are Sunday, Oct. 26 to Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5-6 p.m. only.
The annual fireworks show is at 7 p.m. on October 30.
Parking is free. Wheelchair accessible.