What: The 2nd Annual Monstars & Beasts Haunted House (MAB Ventures Inc.)

When: October 25-31

How Much: $5 for kids, $10 for adults (group discounts available). All proceeds go towards the Make and Break Arts Foundation, a society that supports local artists and community projects. Buy Tickets.

Where: 1335 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver (short 5 minute drive or bus ride on the 239 Park Royal from Lonsdale Quay)

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MAB Ventures Inc, an arts and entertainment agency based on the North Shore, has officially opened their 2nd Annual Monstars & Beasts Haunted House. This ghoulish indoor event is available every evening from now until Halloween at the MAB Art Studio. The location can be difficult to find in the dark so make sure to look for a canopy set up on the west side of the sidewalk between West 14th and West 3rd street.

The haunted house, created by local artists, features a small darkly lit room decked out in eerie obstacles and inhabited by the undead. These fiendish residents, portrayed by actors from the Vancouver Film School, are done up in fabulously gory make-up, and have a knack for the macabre. Beware of their sneaky tendencies!

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Off the main room visitors can find by-donation face painting and hot drinks, as well as a photo booth where you can have your picture taken with the undead. On your way out check out the handcrafted Coastal Imagination Masks that are on sale downstairs (Pumpkin and Skulls), and make sure to grab a handful of candy to go!

Note: the haunted house is open to all ages, though it may be a bit frightening for small children due to the darkness of the room. A ‘5 and up’ policy is recommended.


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