Viking Saga Editor ventures the EL walk of horror



I did not know what to expect going into the Walk of Horror at the East Lyme Community Center. I wore a sweatshirt, I brought non- perishable food items and a donation, and I was ready to see what this was all about.

At seven o’clock, the tour guides let us in, but “only if we dare.” That’s when the night began for all who attended.

The event was held from Oct. 8-10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost of the walk was either non-perishable food items to donate to EastLymeCare&Share,donatedpetsupplies that go to Waterford and East Lyme Animal Control, or cash donations for the East Lyme Police Cadets.

When first entering the path, I was told by a kind pirate that the event was funded purely out of the actors’ pockets, all to put on a show. While my heart was warming for the cause, my tour guide immediately snuck up behind me and scared me.

He said to beware of dangling items, to have fun, and sent me on my way. I started my trip down the trail, only to be met with an eerie tunnel filled with smoke.

Everywhere I looked, there were skeletons: dog skeletons, baby skeletons, pirate skeletons. Cautiously swerving hanging skulls and screaming zombies, I furthered myself down the path.

Nearing the end of the trail, I mistakenly found myself getting calmer. I was then startled by a loud spraying noise which sent me running to the finish.

Feeling safe at the end, I saw the “treasure,” which contained Halloween candy inside.

As I reached for my treat, a man came out from hiding and began chasing me with a chainsaw. My main concern was calling my mother to pick me up.

Though I was only on the path for 10 minutes, by the end, my adrenaline was pumping. The Walk of Horror captured the perfect scenery for adrenaline junkies and horror lovers, and everyone should go.