The Ultimate Resource for West Coast Haunters and Halloween Enthusiasts

Okay, okay, let's get real. This isn't exactly the "Ultimate" resource. I rarely update anymore to be honest. So for now I'm turning it into a promotional tool for my annual Halloween parties. I haven't decided if I'm going to continue maintaining the Directory of Doom and other sections anymore, but I guess I'll just leave 'em for now. Okay, read below and come to the Halloween bash!

Come Visit "Black Lake Asylum"
Weekends October 10-19 and Daily October 24-31, 2008
Black Lake Haunted Asylum

Local artist and fright master Ben Isitt ( has teamed up with Freighthouse Square ( to host Tacoma's only haunted house, Black Lake Haunted Asylum. This giant display of a "medical research facility gone horribly wrong" is certain to instill fear in the stoutest of hearts.

In the winter of 1939, construction began on the state-of-the-art medical facility, Black Lake Medical Asylum and Research Facility. Dr. Herbert West, the famed East Coast neuroscientist, was appointed as the first Chief of Staff of what was supposed to be the premiere neurosurgical research facility on the West Coast. Soon after he took up his post in the spring of 1940, things at Black Lake started to go very wrong... This is the story of Black Lake Asyllum..."

Freighthouse Square, hosting its first annual Haunted House, has teamed up with a number of local artists, media companies and other purveyeors of "fright" to create a unique experience for all its guests, including: Rain City Hearse Club, Funky Monkey (104.9FM), the Weekly Volcano, SOTA, A portion of the proceeds from the haunted house will go to My Sister's Pantry Food Bank in Tacoma.

A number of events are slated to accompany this event, including:

The Rain City Hearse Club's Second Annual Pacific Northwest Hearse Rally
Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 6:00pm-12 midnight
Come see the fleet of classic hearses parked outside Freighthouse and get your photo taken in a real coffin! See or for more info.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast Appears at Freighthouse Square!
Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 6:00pm - 12 midnight
Come see the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show perform famous scenes from the cult classic!

Funky Monkey (104.9FM) Live Broadcast from Freighthouse Square
Friday, October 24, 2008 from 6:00pm - 12 midnight
Join Funky Monkey DJ's at their live broadcast from Freighthouse Square! Funky Monkey will be giving away free pairs of tickets and other promo materials to the Haunted Asylum on air, including a grand prize: A scary evening for one lucky couple! Hearse ride to and from the Freighthouse Square, a pair of tickets to the Haunted Asylum, VIP tour, and a meal at one of Tacoma's best-known restaurants!

The Rain City Hearse Club will also be making live appearances around town from now until October 31, passing out discount coupons and promotional materials for this chilling event! Look for the hearses to get free stuff!

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