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To be spooked or entertained, Midvale offers both

Oct 03, 2017 04:20PM ● Published by Jana Klopsch

Midvale has a haunted house at 7980 S. State Street called the Castle of Chaos. (Travis Barton/City Journals)

As temperatures drop and pumpkins are placed on front porches, it signals two things: fall has arrived and Halloween is coming. 

Midvale offers a few different options for those looking to enjoy the spirit that comes with Halloween. Here are a couple options to check out. 

Castle of Chaos

While Castle of Chaos started in 2001, it’s had a few different locations before landing on its Midvale address (7980 S. State Street). 

The castle offers a haunted house, escape rooms and murder mystery dinners. But its during October that the haunted house opens. 

As a haunted house, it offers four levels of increasing intensity. From the level one “Monster Be Gone” that allows participants a glow wand that will scare away the actors to the level four “X-Scream Hands on Horror.”

Level four allows actors to pick up participants, drag them, restrain them, mock torture them and possibly separate somebody from their group. Actors are not allowed to harm participants nor inappropriately handle them. To do the “Hands on Horror” levels (three and four), participants must sign a waiver. Level two means no one touches the participants, but the actors will get very close. 

Its website states the Castle of Chaos is the “only underground haunted house in Utah.” 

Three escape rooms are available with each lasting 60 minutes. The rooms are assembled as either an asylum, pirate ship or a serial killer’s basement with each one requiring participants to solve clues and riddles. 

For more information on the Castle of Chaos, visit www.castleofchaos.com. 

The Rocky Horror Show

Coming to the Midvale Main Street Theatre at 7711 S. Main Street is its annual Halloween show. 

While last year featured the eccentricities of “The Addams Family,” this year’s show brings Brad, Janet and the mad transvestite scientist, Frank N. Furter to the stage in “The Rocky Horror Show.” 

Music, lyrics and book all come from Richard O’Brien about a couple who stumble upon a creepy mansion where a mad scientist creates a Frankenstein-like muscular man called Rocky Horror. 

Opening night is Oct. 5 and runs Thursday-Saturday each week through Oct. 21. Each show will be at 7:30 p.m. besides one Sunday showing on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at www.midvaletheatre.com. 

The show does contain adult language and content. Audience members are allowed to dress up in costume but props will not be allowed in the theatre. 

New seating arrangements have been introduced at the theatre meaning there will no longer be general admission seating. The old general admission seating is now on raised platforms to see the stage better. All seating is now reserved seating. 

Kenneth McCormack will play Frank N. Furter while John Haraden plays Brad Majors; Alex Zinov will play Janet Weiss; Danny Eggers plays Riff Raff; Whitney Wilde plays Magenta; Trinidad Allred plays Columbia and Thomas John Holt plays Rocky Horror. 

For more information, visit midvaletheatre.com  

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