Haunted houses, costume parties in area

Jocelyn Robinson

Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore.

For those looking for some tricks instead of treats, the Bowling Green area offers a number of haunted houses for scares. For those looking for a place to show off their Tinkerbell or Spiderman costume, some of the local clubs and bars are welcoming costumed partiers. And there might be prizes.

SUBHED:Skeleton’s Lair Haunted Woods

Skeleton’s Lair Haunted Woods returns for its third season of scaring unsuspecting visitors.

New features include Granny’s Attic and the T-Bone Yard. These are joined by the UFO Crash Site and Jessie’s Junkyard.

“We try to change it up each year,” said Sherryl Lockett, president of Skeleton’s Lair Haunted Woods.

The Haunted Woods will be open 8 p.m. to midnight tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and group rates are available. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross of Bowling Green.

“It’s something to venture out and see,” Lockett said. “It’s a good time and for a good cause.”

The Haunted Woods is 15 minutes east of Bowling Green on Cemetery Road, one mile past the Allen County line. For more information call (270) 622-8171.

Halloween House at Raceworld

“This is big boy scary,” said C.T. Williams, owner of Halloween House and Raceworld.

Williams based Halloween House on John Carpenter’s “Halloween” movies. Before entering the house, visitors get a run down on Carpenter’s ties to Bowling Green and the various references to Bowling Green in the “Halloween” movies.

The way the house is built “Michael Myers” can show up anywhere along the tour at anytime, he said.

“It’s like living the movie,” Williams said. “You’ll either be scared to death or someone in your group will, and you’ll die laughing at them.”

Halloween House will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults; it is not recommended for children. Halloween House is located at Raceworld off Scottsville Road. For more information call 781-7223.

Bloody Acres

Another Halloween attraction is Bloody Acres – “five acres of fright night experience,” said owner Michael Barrick.

Bloody Acres includes features like the Craze Maze, the Tunnel of Doom, the Barn of Horror and the Nitty Gritty Underground City, a 100-foot underground city.

Freddy Krueger, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the clown from Stephen King’s “IT” are some of the characters who will make an appearance along the tour.

Bloody Acres opens at dark tonight and stays open “till the crowd goes home.”

Bloody Acres is located at 4965 Louisville Road, one mile past Bristow Elementary. Tickets are two for $15 or $10 each. For more information call 796-1022.

Baker Boys

“Two Kings” will be playing at Baker Boys tonight, and there will also be a costume party with first prize winning a $100 gift certificate.

The costumes will be judged at midnight. There is a cover charge of $3, and only students 21 or older will be admitted after 10 p.m.

Cobalt Club

The Cobalt Club will be having a “Pimps and Ho’s” costume party and will be giving out $500 in prizes for various contests.

The club opens at 9 p.m., with the bar closing at 2 a.m. and the club closing at 4 a.m. The club is open to those 18 and older, although you must be at least 21 to drink alcohol.

The Travel Lodge

The Travel Lodge on Scottsville Road will be having a Halloween party tonight. The house band Liberation will be playing.

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