Double the thrills are coming to Spallumcheen's Caravan Farm Theatre for its Walk of Terror.
The professional theatre troupe presents two ways to "walk the WOT" this October.
One is a highly immersive ritual experienced through headphones while taking an interactive, spectacle-filled journey through the fields and forests. The other is a performance-filled celebration.
Both events feature the circus performance troupe Kinshira, who bring their fire spinning, stilt walking artistry to light up the nights.
For three weeks this month, audiences will explore the deepest, darkest corners of their own psyche in Sparagmos, an immersive audio experience, Oct. 11-28.
The first spine-chilling audio walk, launched in 2020 as a way to work within the PHO vaccine mandates, welcomed more than 1,000 people to the theatre over 10 days. The audience loved it so much that the company created a second sound walk, System Failure, in 2021.
"The success of System Failure has pointed the way to a whole new line of fall programming, and we look forward to exploring this immersive audio walk form over the coming years," says artistic director Estelle Shook.
For the final night of the run, the company celebrates the return of the crowd-favourite community processional and dance party.
With hauntingly beautiful scenes and creatures lying in wait ready to terrify, the processional includes as many as 60 participating volunteers.
"This year, we have people with an array of exciting ideas, as well as horses and the award-winning A.L. Fortune Drumline, so we know we have the materials to put something extraordinary together," says Shook.
"The objective is to be frightening, and if we can make people scream that's great, but for us, Halloween is about so much more than a jump scare," says Shook. "The autumn is a time of transition into the darkness of winter – it's haunting and goofy, beautiful and morbid. It's about the full range of emotions."
After the fright-fuelled walk, guests are invited to enjoy the concession and bar and dance the night away with the Calgary funk ensemble Freak Motif.
Visit caravanfarmtheatre.com for tickets.