It all started with a simple conversation about Halloween. For a city the size of Anchorage, it seems like there is not a whole lot to do with for Halloween, especially for adults. A few staff members at APU were talking around the water cooler, when the topic of what some of their favorite Halloween memories were. One of the staff members piped up and said that he used to run his own Haunted House and that it would be great if Gould Hall could be used for a Haunt on campus.
It just so happened that USGS just vacated the building over the summer and that most of Gould Hall would be empty until the building could be rented out as office space as well as academic space for APU classes. Soon after that conversation was had, a few dedicated staff members began to talk about the possibility of hosting a Haunted House for the community. A plan was drafted, many trips to Gould were taken, and the loose frame of a zombie invasion began to take form.
Over the month of September, auditions were held and a Scare School curriculum was presented to potential actors and zombies. Over 50 people showed interest and they have been hard at work constructing the sets, preparing the costumes, and taking acting lessons to practice their craft of scaring the heck out of people.
That brings us up to speed to today, a week before the Ghould Hall: Residents of Evil Haunted House opens up for the entire city of Anchorage. There are over 35 monsters waiting for the town’s citizens to arrive on campus at APU and go through the zombie infested residence hall.
This FREE Haunted House is benefitting the Covenant House and Bean’s Café. Patrons are encouraged to bring canned food, toiletries, unused undergarments, warm winter clothes, and or cash donations, with %100 of the donated items, going directly towards the charities.
The cast and crew of this year’s Haunted House want to say thank you to our many sponsors; Conoco Phillips, ASAPU and RHC. Without their sponsorship, this project would have never gotten off the ground. Also, a huge debt of gratitude to the administrators at APU who supported this strange project and allowed it to happen.
Come join us on October 26th, 27th, 30th, and 31st from 7pm to 11pm for the scare of a lifetime.
• From 7pm to 8:30pm each night, the Haunt will be Family Friendly and we encourage you to bring your families during this time to check it out or if you are faint of heart
• From 8:45pm to 11pm each night, the Haunt will be ramping up the scares, the gore, and the music to have the more traditional, make you scream from fear type of experience
See you on-campus at APU, if you dare!
Assistant Director of Campus Life for Campus Safety
RHC and Spectrum Advisor