The nightmare becomes a tradition

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Hannah Metzger, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: Rangeview Yearbook- Junior Dj Chapa rides the popular, student-operated bungee bull during last year’s Nightmare on Raider Street. The event is returning to RHS this friday, October 28th.

Nightmare on Raider Street was a major hit last school year with high attendance from the student body; the hallways were buzzing for days with Halloween spirit and talk of the frightening haunted house and vicious bungee bull. This year, the infamous Nightmare on Raider Street will be returning to RHS on Friday, October 28th.

According to Mrs. Strouse, RHS activities director, 220 students attended Nightmare on Radier Street last year; although, with the increased awareness from the student body, students can expect an even greater turnout this year.

Some of the confirmed activities for Nightmare on Raider Street are the musical talents of D.J. Ian Lysaght, the return of the bungee bull, and of course the homemade haunted house. However, this year there is a surprise: a second day of festivities with the haunted house open both October 28th and 29th.

According to junior Jessica Gondek, the co-head of the Halloween event committee within student leadership, the haunted house will be open during Nightmare on Raider Street on Friday – which is a Rangeview student only event – then, the haunted house will be running once again Saturday night, open to the entire community.

“The general idea is to bring people together and have a nice scare,” explained Gondek. “We are wanting to bring it out for the community to enjoy… Anyone can come.”

Although the extended opening of the haunted house is not the only change, those working within the haunted house say that it will also be significantly improved from that of last year.

Students work tirelessly during 6th period in order to finish the haunted house. This year's haunted house is said to be significantly larger and scarier than last year's. (Metzger)
Students work tirelessly during 6th period in order to finish the haunted house. This year’s haunted house is said to be significantly larger and scarier than last year’s. (Metzger)

“Last year we had guidelines and only the theatre to work, now we have total freedom and we’ve extended the haunted house,” said senior Corben Gertschitz, one of the actors working in the haunted house. “It’s a lot scarier than last year.”

There are approximately 45 student actors working within the haunted house this year according to Gertschitz. And, with an all-too-real theme of “clowns”, it is sure to bring fear to all who enter.

“[A difference between this year and last year] would be the level of intensity that you will feel when you enter the haunted house,” added Gondek. “It is like no other. We are organized and have a plan.”

Tickets to Nightmare on Raider Street are being sold by student leadership members everyday this week. The event will take place on October 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and the haunted house will reopen the next day from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Prices for Nightmare on Raider Street are $5 w/ activity card, $6 without, and $7 at the door (this includes one walk through the haunted house) and the Saturday haunted house will be $5.