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Terror in Tahoe turns campground into haunted attraction

Dylan Silver / Tahoe Daily Tribune
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It’s not often people get a chance to do charity work by hacking faux bodies to pieces.

Terror in Tahoe is taking full advantage of the Halloween opportunity.

“At night, it’s really ghoulish,” said Steve Rozier, a spokesman for the event. “You have 20 plus actors screaming, crying and howling for the guests. It’s really something.”

Terror in Tahoe, in its first year, has taken over the campground along Highway 50 and turned the site into a terrifying tour, filled with gruesome slaughterhouse scenes, a haunted cemetery and more than enough scary surprises. The money they raise guiding people through the haunt will go to the Boys and Girls Club and the Partners in Parks Scholarship fund.

The haunted trail has been open for the last three weekends and will open Thursday night through Monday night for its final run. Organizers are asking people to bring nonperishable food donations for a discounted admission price. Donations will go to Christmas Cheer.

“We’re a month and a half out from Christmas time and we’d like to get Christmas Cheer a lot of food,” Rozier said.

Terror in Tahoe will offer hay rides, campfires, hot cocoa and cider to guests. Tickets to tour the haunt cost $10 for locals. It is not recommended for children under 12. Parking is available at the ice rink.

Eventually Terror in Tahoe staff, who’ve done haunts around the country, would like to see the event grow into a town-wide happening.

“I can visualize a signature event if we can get the wheels rolling on this in five years,” Rozier said.


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