Looking for a spooky spot on the beach for Halloween?
Head a few miles inland to Conway
, for "Terror Under the Bridge."
But be prepared to be scared.
Friends Luke Anderson and Gene Henry always loved visiting haunted houses. When they thought about where they would like to set up their own haunted house, their dream location was the old warehouse on the Waccamaw River, just under the Main Street bridge on the Conway Riverwalk
The 8,000-square-foot warehouse was originally built in the 1880s and used as a place to unload goods. At one time it was an animal slaughterhouse. It's a rustic building in a gorgeous location, Anderson said.
"But it's not a great place to be alone by yourself at night," he said.
Especially in late October.
This will be the sixth year the two Conway High
and Coastal Carolina University
graduates turn the warehouse into a haunted house of terror. Open from Oct. 27-31, visitors are split into groups of eight for their walk through the warehouse with a guide. They can expect vampires, zombies and other creatures, wearing a combination of masks and make-up, doing their absolute best to scare you. The floor plan and scenes change each year.
"We don't encourage small children, but we let people make their own decisions," Anderson said. "We don't give refunds. If people get scared and they cry, they got their money's worth."
Terror Under the Bridge is open 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27-28; 7 p.m. until midnight Oct. 29-31.
Tickets are $10. Group rates are available for eight or more people. For more information call (843) 283-9229
Part of the proceeds are donated to local children's charities. This year, they will donate to Fostering Hope
, a nonprofit organization that provides goods and services to children in foster care Horry, Georgetown
, Marion and Dillon