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Alee Shriners Terror Plantation goes beyond the exit door

  • Alee Terror Plantation kicks off Oct. 6. (M. Sullivan Photography)
  • Alee Terror Plantation kicks off Oct. 6. (M. Sullivan Photography)
 

Alee Shriners Terror Plantation goes beyond the exit door

26 Sep 2017

Scary clowns, creepy dolls and a Haunted Maze are ready to put fear in the hearts of those brave enough to enter the Alee Shriners Terror Plantation.

Patrick Welsh, “scaremaster” at the haunt, said they have added several new rooms, including the Doll Room, Crypt and the Haunted Maze.

“So just when you think it’s over, you have to find your way out!” said Welsh.

Every year there are more people who are too afraid to finish.

“We put a lot of time into what scares us individually,” Welsh said. “We also take polls and surveys asking the public, ‘What scares you?’ We then take these comments and sort through the highest number of what scares them and then come up with ideas to add a little extra to the scare.”

Welsh was born to do this.

“I was born the day before Halloween, so for those of us who love Halloween, it’s a natural excitement!” he said. “When it starts to get cooler in the day and night, you know Halloween is coming and the scare season is upon us. All the hard work of putting months, countless hours of blood, sweat and fear is right around the corner. After all your hard work and when it’s show time, there is nothing like hearing people scream and laugh. That’s what makes it fun.”

Clowns freak people out, and when you add them to a haunted house, guests scream in terror. Welsh said clowns scare him, too.

“Well, for me personally, they are just creepy, from John Wayne Gacy, to Pennywise, to circus clowns,” he said, mentioning movies “IT,” “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” and “Clownhouse.”

The Alee Shriners work tirelessly each year to help raise funds for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Welsh said the haunted house helps pay the bills for their building and grounds.

“Without fundraisers like this we wouldn’t be able to operate yearly,” he said. “We do poker runs, chicken dinner sales, Boston butt sales, and of course, the parade.

“We were voted No. 10 of the 10 Best Haunted Attractions in Georgia,” said Welsh, “something we are very proud of!”

Scarers include favorites like Scribbles, Beetlebug, Mistress of the Manor and the Scare Team.

“I would also like to thank all the volunteers, who have come every Saturday since March to work on the haunt and to everyone who helps put on the scariest show in Savannah,” he said. “Also, be sure to check out our spooky friends down the road, the Moose Lodge Haunted Forest, if you dare to be scared!”

IF YOU GO

What: Alee Terror Plantation

When: 7:30-11 p.m. Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 30-31 and Nov. 3-4

Where: 100 Eisenberg Drive

Cost: $10

Info: 912-429-3059, Alee Terror Plantation Haunted House on Facebook

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