Frightuary a nightmare come true: 'This is just me living a dream'
EUGENE, Ore. - The Frightuary, a haunted horror attraction, is gearing up for big crowds as Halloween approaches. Previously "The Severed Armory" in Cottage Grove, the attraction moved to the livestock arena of the Lane County Fairgrounds after expanding their operations.
Jubal Nicholas, floor manager, says that the moment they knew they were moving to the livestock arena, they started mapping out their two haunted houses- the Carnival of Souls and the Cryptwood Manor.
Nicholas says they started building in March 2015 and finished just before opening night on October 2.
Nicholas says that it takes about 50 crew members to make sure the event runs smoothly every night. He says that many of them are volunteers who share a common love of Halloween and all things spooky.
"Ever since I was a little kid, I've loved horror movies and anything to do with it," Nicholas said. "And this is just me living a dream. It's me being a big kid."
Volunteer actors lurk around the attraction, hiding behind corners and spooking brave participants.
One of the actors, Brian Millett, also known as Reaper, eagerly awaits Halloween each year so that he can share his love of the frightful.
"See, this is me all year long," Millett said, in character as Reaper. "It's just this part of the season where the rest of the world gets to join me."
The Frightuary is located in the Livestock Arena of the Lane County Fairgrounds.
It runs through November 1. It's open weekends and Wednesday through Sunday of Halloween week.
Tickets are $12 and can be bought online or at the Fightuary. Students and Military members can receive $1 off if they show their IDs.