By Averie Howell
Photo courtesy of Lilly Linkous (12)
In the wake of application season, the ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders have been suspicious of walking zombies in the halls posing as seniors because of the uncanny resemblance; however, the seniors showed us a true scare in this year’s Senior Haunted House.
For the second year in a row, the senior class held their haunted house in the Oasis during school hours, instead of at the Halloween Bazaar. Because not all St. Mary’s students have been able to receive COVID-19 vaccines because of age restrictions, the seniors did an excellent job in the space, allowing only small groups in at a time.
Hannah Burt (10) says, “I kind of like it better now because it highlights the haunted house more.”
Although one would consider the senior den scary enough as it is, the horror movie-themed haunted house was well-crafted in its scare factor, including rooms featuring “The Purge,” “Saw,” “The Exorcist,” “Carrie,” “The Shining,” and “A Quiet Place.”
Lily Karnes (10) says, “They got me a few times… I was scared. The girl on [“The Exorcist”] table was great.”
The seniors were unafraid to jumpscare or grab the poor underclassmen as they passed. Elisabeth Chen (12), who could be seen in bloody clothes and a hockey mask, says, “Scaring people is fun.”
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