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Spooky time at Tahoe

Jeff Munson
Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / You can scream, but may not be able to escape the verrry scarrry Terror in Paradise haunted house that opens tonight.
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A ghoulish mash of horror and fright, Terror in Paradise Haunted House has been a South Shore institution for 12 years.

The only problem is the institution has never had a permanent home.

Yet once again and in the 14th hour, organizers have found digs at the Old Boarding House, 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from Motel 6 in South Lake Tahoe.

Beginning Friday night and lasting through Halloween, Terror in Paradise promises to shock and revolt its visitors who are taken through eight rooms of Dante’s hell for 15 minutes.

“It’s one of those things that once you go through, you’ll never forget,” said organizer Clay Cunningham.

Seeing is believing and last year, hundreds poured into Terror in Paradise, walking out stunned by what they witnessed. Much like watching a movie in a theater, the experience of strolling through a haunted house is all about suspending your perceptual reality long enough so that you believe in what you see.

“It’s an intimate, personal experience,” he said.

But for all the evil associated with Terror in Paradise, there’s something good. Almost, well, angelic.

Organizers give all proceeds from the entrance fees to Christmas Cheer, the food bank that serves the South Shore. Last year, Christmas Cheer received its largest check yet, $5,000, from Terror in Paradise.


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