Behind the Scenes at the First Parish Haunted House – Opening on Friday, October 20 and Continuing on Saturday, October 21

Submitted by the First Parish Haunted House

The Haunted House returns to First Parish on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 with dark and scary times for older kids and adults in the evenings, as well as a G-rated daytime Saturday “Trick or Treat” walk-through for younger kids and their parents

The Haunted House is an annual event enjoyed by all generations. Looking at the Haunted House blog, you get a small sense of what a massive effort it is. It involves months of preparation, years of planning. Scripts are written, sets are built The effort takes about 80 people to act out the parts, to guide the visitors, to put on the production. It’s truly a multi-generational event. This year the actors are from 7 to 84 years old. Again, I suggest you look at the blog, it leads to an interesting question

What is an Inquizitorium?

Inquiring minds want to know! The Inquizitorium is one of the many rooms in this year’s First Parish Haunted House. Asking Karl Winkler, the Haunt Master of the Haunted House didn’t shed much light on the subject: “The Inquizitorium is what might be, or can it be changed? Or is our future predetermined?”…


When pressed, Winkler said, “In celebration of the Old Meeting Houses Bicentennial The Bedford Alchemist Society invites guests to travel back through time. Thanks to the Alternate History Departments Temporal Agents, guests will travel back time to help change the past to save the future. If guests complete the journey they may take the Hellevator to the Deadford Dungeon of Doom or head directly to the Bedford School of Alchemy for some food, fun, and games. “

I guess you’re going to have to see it for yourself!

JUST THE FACTS: First Parish Bedford Haunted House

Two Nights of Fright ~ Dark & Scary, from 6 pm  to 9:30 pm  each evening

  • Friday Night, October 20
  • Saturday Night, October 21

A Day of Tricks and Treats ~ Rated G for little kids, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

  • Saturday Day, October 21


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