TALES OF HORROR: A Halloween Fundraiser

8 Oct

An evening of terror and literary chills awaits…

On October 29th, join us in the historic kitchen of the Campbell House Museum for an intimate evening of readings from classic ghost and horror stories, followed by a candle-lit tour of the oldest remaining house from the original site of the Town of York.

Readings will include selections from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (Washington Irving, 1820), “The Tell-Tale Heart” (Edgar Allan Poe, 1843), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Shirley Jackson, 1959), and “The Exorcist” (William Peter Blatty, 1971), all read by local actors.

“Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people. They are given to all kinds of marvelous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air. The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions. The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head.”

“True! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad?”

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against the hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

“You don’t blame us for being here, do you? After all, we have no place to go. No home… Incidentally, what an excellent day for an exorcism…”

Doors at 7:30pm
Event begins at 8pm
$10 in advance
$12 at the door (cash or credit only)
Cash Bar

All proceeds from this event will go towards the remount of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by The Three Ships Collective and supported by Soup Can Theatre, running Dec 1-22 at Campbell House. #ChristmasCarolTO



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