Entertainers round up for Friday night frights
FORGET the superstition and head along to the Warwick Showgrounds tonight, if you dare.
Video Ezy owner Jeff Clark is here to entertain and is bringing back the Night of Horrors event for Friday the 13th.
Despite the horrors that await at the showgrounds, Mr Clark assured there was fun for the whole family, with plenty of new attractions at this year’s event.
“We’ve got the three horror mazes but it’s still a family fun night,” he said.
“We’ve got nine or 10 carnival rides and we’ll have four and a half hours of entertainment on stage including a magician, sword swallowing and fire breathing and a dance group.
“We’ve also got indoor laser skirmish this time around, so there’s a heap happening for people who don’t want to go in the mazes.
“And there will be plenty of food throughout the night – woodfired pizzas, mobile coffee, kebabs, popcorn and fairy floss and Redbacks are doing a steak and sausage sizzle.”
Mr Clark said the two horror mazes that appeared at Halloween – asylum escape and abandoned factory – would return, along with the debut of the Daily News Cannibal Clowns Maze. “They’re all different in designs and the sort of characters in them but we also can cater for different levels of scariness,” he said.
“For the people with little kids we can do the run through so actors aren’t jumping out to scare them as they would normally, so it’s only a bit spooky.
“When we did it last year probably 70% of people who want the extreme-level of scary where the actors not only jump out but they can touch them and grab them, because they’re there to get scared.”
With the support of the community, Mr Clark said he hoped to make the Night of Horrors an annual event and even welcome extra activities through the year.
“We’re here to entertain people and Warwick needs some more events,” he said.
“We may do smaller versions of Comic-Con potentially around October, but we’ll be looking to have the Night of Horrors around this time of year rather than Halloween, so we’re not competing with the rodeo.”
Pre-purchased tickets are available from Video Ezy for $10.
Gates open at 5.30pm.