1512 Terror Lake Road
8 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8-10 p.m. Sunday
1512 Turtle Lake, Moore
It all started with a Halloween party for a 12-year-old girl at 1512 Terror Lake Road, but has since evolved into a full-fledged, seasonal spook house.
After six years, the Berger family's annual haunted house, which is actually located at 1512 Turtle Lake in Moore, has garnered a crowd of more than 600 locals looking for a frightful night.
"Each year, we kept saying, 'We want to do more, we want to do more, we want to do more,'" said patriarch and organizer Gary Berger.
In this case, "more" meant the expansion of the haunted house, extra cast members and additional themed rooms. The house features an interactive graveyard suitable for young children, a mad scientist's lab, a toxic waste dump, a spider lair and homemade animatronics displayed throughout.
Filling the rooms is a cast of 25 dressed as evil clowns, zombies and various other Halloween characters. The family hosts the haunted house simply for the love of the holiday, and the entire event is free for all, Berger said.
"We just love Halloween and giving kids lasting, safe memories," he said. "Nowadays, that comes few and far between."
From chainsaw-wielding maniacs to eight-legged freaks, there's an appropriate startle for every visitor, Berger said.
This year, the house is open from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8-10 p.m. Sunday. The first 500 people to attend will receive free, commemorative posters. The surrounding Cross Timbers neighborhood is also prime trick-or-treating, Berger said.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/1512terrorlakeroad. "Ta'Chelle Jones