Friday, October 25, 2002

Charles Cruz, front, designed a spookhouse for his terrifying friends to use to haunt those who crave a frighteningly good time.

Monsters rule
terror tunnel

Halloween happenings to scare and delight
Bloody good time in Manoa

By Betty Shimabukuro

Yesterday, this simple wooden building in Ewa Beach was a safe haven for disabled adults. Today it is a terror tunnel, filled with enough fog, scary noises and lunging monsters to draw tears from the eyes of babes.

The Easter Seals Hawaii Haunted House is open for just two nights -- 6 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow -- because it's just too difficult to run an adult day-care program out of a structure that's been turned into a maze via the placement of sheets, garbage bags and cardboard.

Easter Seals employee Charles Cruz is the architect of the spookhouse and has been for three years. "I just remember when I was young, going to haunted houses. I just wanted to bring one alive."

Cruz describes the scare level as "pretty extreme," suitable for kids 10 and up, although tough younger children can go through with their parents. "I feel the scarier it is, the more they'll come back," he says.

Children have been reduced to tears in years past, though, and Cruz says the staff is experienced enough to know when to back off.

Still, for those too young or too timid for the main house, Cruz will have a non-scary funhouse outside with games and prizes.

The haunted house is at the Ewa Beach Easter Seals center, 91-1251 Renton Road. Cost is $2, to benefit day-care programs. Call 681-0747.


Halloween happenings will scare
and delight you all day

List compiled by Nancy Arcayna


Halawa Haunted House The house is created by the Halawa Complex staff. 8 to 9:30 p.m. today; and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Halawa District Park. Free. Call 483-7850.

Ghost shows A haunted house will be open in the Hale Palanakila courtyard near the theaters, Windward Community College, 5 to 8 p.m. today. A "ghost show" in the Imaginarium will be featured at 6 p.m., showing every 20 minutes. The last show is at 8 p.m. Call 235-7321.

"House of Madness" Ten thrilling, terrifying scenes, 6 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Ilikai's Ultrazone. Cost: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. Call 973-9936.

"Shock House" Enjoy the frightening festivities of the original haunted house created by Tom Moffatt Productions and Act One Theater Design; 6 p.m. to midnight today through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Aloha Tower Marketplace. $6.50; children under 5 are free. Call 566-2337.

The Scare Factory Experience a creepy collage of eerie sights and sounds through Nov. 3 at Windward Mall, in the upper level theater wing, between The Gap and Suncoast Motion Pictures. Open 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 3. Cost: $6 adults; $4 children. Proceeds Benefit MADD. Call 239-1956.

"Swamp Zombie Manor" Special effects and illusions are created by Mike Ching, past president of the Society of American Magicians. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation activities for Kaimuki High; 6:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Nov. 1, Bougainville Center, in the old Costco lot. Cost: $7.50 adults; $5 kids under 12. Visit for information.

Terror in Kalihi Haunted house, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kalihi Uku Elementary School cafeteria. Free. Call 523-4385.

Third Annual Haunted House Fund-raiser A spooky experience to benefit the Easter Seals Adult Day Health program; 6 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow at Easter Seals Hawaii, 91-1251 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Cost: $2 per person, children under 3 free. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by adult at all times. Call 681-0747.

Melvin Higa's Aiea Halloween house had a rock 'n' roll theme last year. One of the displays he had was his favorite character from the "Rolling Bones" group.


Haunting Halloween Masks Design a mask using rain-forest materials. For children in grades 3 to 5; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Lyon Arboretum; $20. Call 988-0456.


Last year, Ben Franklin Craft store had demon-strations on how to make Halloween crafts. Above is a spider made from a clay pot.

Ala Moana Center 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Pick up a list of participating stores at the customer service center. Call 955-9517.

Compadres 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring bobbing for apples and a juice giveaway.

Kahala Mall 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit participating merchants for treats. Call 732-7736.

Pearlridge 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 488-0981.

Town Center of Mililani 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participating merchants will hang orange pumpkin signs in their storefronts. Call 625-5233.

Salt Lake Shopping Center 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Call 735-8822.

Windward Mall 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Bring a camera or visit PhotoTrends at the "spooktacular Halloween display." Call 235-1143.

Wahiawa Shopping Center and Town Center Participating merchants will give a plastic pumpkin filled with candy, toys or gift certificates, Sunday through Thursday, while supplies last.

Waianae Mall 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 696-2690.

Ward Shopping Centers Trick or treating spans across the four centers, Ward Warehouse, Ward Centre, Ward Village Shops and Ward Gateway Center. Keiki can get free photos on the ground floor of Ward Centre that can be made into a key chain or magnet; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.


Al Waterson and You Halloween party at The Fisherman's Wharf, 1009 Ala Moana, 2nd Floor, 8 p.m. to midnight today. With prizes, karaoke and dancing. No cover. All ages welcome; minors must be accompanied by adult. Call 947-5736.

Ala Wai Community Park 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for keiki 2 to 12, at 2015 Kapiolani Boulevard. Categories are for "scariest," "cutest" and "most original" costumes. Games, activities and refreshments. Free. Call 973-7269 or 973-7266.

Dixie Grill 1 p.m. Sunday, 404 Ward Ave. and at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Aiea location, 99-016 Kamehameha Highway. Call 596-8359 or 485-CRAB.

Halawa District Park 6:30 to 7 p.m. today. Categories include: "most adorable," "most creative" and "most Halloween" in different age categories, through grade six. Call 483-7850.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow. Call 396-0766.

Kahala Mall 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Register between 5:45 and 7 p.m. Design a costume for the City and County Parks and Recreation contest. Call 732-7736.

Kalihi Uku Community Park Prizes in two categories: most unique and spookiest; 6 p.m. Wednesday in the elementary school cafeteria. Call 523-4385.

Koko Marina Center Third annual Spooktacular Halloween, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, features more than $500 worth of prizes to be awarded in a Keiki Costume Contest starting at 5:45 p.m. at Bell Tower, with prizes in three categories: "scariest," "most original" and "best TV, movie or book character." Keiki costume photos will also be available at the Tower. Visit the Haunted Bouncy House, create spooktacular treat bags and enjoy free trick-or-treating for keiki 13 and under at participating shops, while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 395-4737.

Restaurant Row 10 p.m. Thursday, The Row Bar. $500 cash award for first prize.

Windward Mall 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Three categories: Ages 4 and under; kids, 5 to 12; and teens to adults, 13 and over. Teens and adults can enter the most spookiest, most creative or best fictional character categories. Jumpers, keiki crafts, clown shows and more will be a part of the celebration. Call 235-1143.


The ARTS at Marks Garage will show "Evil Dead 2: Dead of the Dawn" and "Dead Alive" during its "Zombie Fest" being held Tuesday and Wednesday.

All Hallow's Eve Fun Night Games, a magic show, treats and more; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Kuhio Elementary School Cafeteria. Sponsored by Hope Chapel Honolulu. Free. Call 955-0525.

"An Act of Murder" Interactive murder mystery that includes dinner; 8 p.m. Thursday, Dave & Buster's. Cost: $34.95. Call 589-2215 for reservations.

Best Spooky Tales Festival Rick Carroll and 14 local storytellers share spooky tales, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Call Bess Press at 734-7159, Ext. 21.

"Boo-dles and Ooo-dles of Fun" Games and family activities, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

Chicken Skin for Kids Glen Grant tells haunting ghost stories for kids; 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow, The Haunt. $5 adults; $3 children. For ages 8 to 12. Call 943-0371.

"Cornyval Harvest Celebration" Carnival games, contests, entertainment and more with a farm theme; 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Boulevard. Call 422-7811.

El Dia de los Muertos Fiesta Music by Adela Chu's Espiritu Libre, dancing and more; 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Call 590-2198.

Fall Festival A fun house, games, costume contest, treats and more. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Call 235-5814.

Fun House Open to keikis under 12 and their guardians. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Kalihi Valley District Park, 1911 Kamehameha IV Road. Goodie bags will be distributed. Call 832-7811.

Ghosthunters Bus Tour Lopaka Kapanui leads a ghostly expedition to haunted Honolulu sites, including Morgan's Corner; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday. No one under age 13 admitted. Cost: $30. Call 943-0371.

Halloween Cat Show The best Halloween cat wins an Aloha Airlines interisland round-trip ticket for its owner; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Ala Wai Golf Course Club House, 400 Kapahulu Ave. Also, unique cat toys and jewelry, gifts, games and face painting for keiki 12 and under. $4 adults; $2 children. Call 261-4354 for entry forms.

Halloween Celebration For children with disabilities, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday; 414 Kuwili St. Games, haunted house, computer activities and more. Call 532-6744.

Halloween Haunted Ball The Hawaii Youth Movement Against Tobacco use hosts the teen dance. 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. tomorrow, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Pikake Room. Music provided by DJ Flip and DJ Twix. Costume contest for "most creative," "most original" and "spookiest." For teens 13 to 19. Cost: $3 in advance; $5 at the door. Call Mary Jane Ahrendes at 441-8194; or Karen Glanz at 586-3076.

Halloween Spectacular Mask decorating, face painting, bubbles and water play; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. Cost: $8 adults; $6.75 children ages 2 to 17; $5 seniors over 62. Call 524-KIDS.

"Halloween Spooktacular" Play Halloween games, make crafts and more; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Town Center of Mililani. Call 625-5233.

Haunted Graveyard Tour With cemetery historian Nanette Napoleon, Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children (must be at least 8). Reservations required. Call 261-0705.

"Holy-ween" Chili contest, pie-eating contest and game booths. Costume contest also featured, but no scary costumes are allowed; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, The Gospel Lighthouse, 91-743 Pohakupuna Road. Call 689-8888.

"Howl-O-Ween Contest" Pooches compete for prizes in a variety of "dog-egories" not "cat-egories," 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Doggie Bakery, Ward Warehouse. Call 521-7297.

Monster Museum The "Hall of Lost Souls" has rooms that are designed to show how monsters, witches, devils and vampires lived on a daily or nightly basis; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. Proceeds benefit Unicef. Cost: $4 adults; $2 children; or $10 per family. Call Gina Lay at 595-6202.

Mystic Night Tales of the supernatural, psychic readings in a seance room and more. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission; fees for readings. Call 943-0371.

A Night at the Opera Listen to great opera stories, Halloween tales and enjoy food and games; 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aina Haina Elementary School, 801 Hind Drive. Cost: $2 adults; $1 children.

"Nightmarchers & Mo'o Tales" Enjoy spooky tales, at 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Bishop Museum at Kalia, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Cost: $5 adults; free for children. Call 949-4321.

Obake Tales of the Undead Classic Japanese ghost stories told by Glen Grant; 8 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, The Haunt. Cost: $10. Call 943-0371.

Parade and Costume Contest Guided costume parade allows children to collect treats from various merchants; 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Market City Shopping Center, beginning at Blockbuster Video. Costume categories include "scariest" and "most original." Call 734-0282.

Spooky Tales The Vampire Lestat and Friends read stories; 8:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, Prosperity Corner. Call 732-8870.

"Tricks & Treasures" Games, interactive arts and crafts and activities geared for ages 2 to 12; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, La Pietra School for Girls, 2933 Pomi Moi Road. Call 922-2744.

Treat Street Trick-or-treating, costume contest, games, crafts and more. Also, spooky stories by Nyla Fujii and Woody Fern. For ages 12 and under; 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Bishop Museum. Call 848-4160.

"Vampfest" Costume contests, vampire trivia, otherworldly poetry and more; 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, The Haunt. Free. Recommended for adults.

Waimanalo District Park Extravaganza 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the gym. Costume contest for all ages. Categories: "most adorable," "spookiest" and "most original." Treat street also features crafts, carnival games and activities. Call 259-7436 or 259-8926.

Westside Youth Festival 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Waianae Mall. Halloween festivities for the family, including a haunted house. Haunted house admission is $3. Call 696-2690.

"Zombie Fest" Showing of low-budget flicks, "Evil Dead 2: Dead of the Dawn" at 7 p.m. and "Dead Alive" at 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. Cost: $10 for one film; $15 for both. Call 521-2903.


Halloween at the Row 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, The Row Bar, Restaurant Row. Costume contest and more.

"Halloween with Split" Costume contest and more; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Hard Rock Cafe. Cost: $10 for ages 18 and over; $5 for 21 and over. Call 955-7383.

"Hell-oween Costume Party" Eat Drink and be scary at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Music by Quadraphonix, black-and-white classic monster movies, a chili dinner and more. Cost: $20. Call 521-2903.

Masquerade Ball Dress up and indulge with wine, dinner and dancing; 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Cascada, Royal Garden at Waikiki. VIP tickets are $155, which includes two drinks, chef Jean Pierre's food sampler, entertainment and four passes for masquerade photography sessions and one evening at the Royal Garden's European standard room. Call 943-0202 for reservations.

Masquerade Party Do the monster mash, salsa style. Complimentary buffet with treats; 5 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. at Rumours Nightclub, Ala Moana Hotel. Free salsa lessons from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5. Call 955-4811 or 285-0072.

"Rockstar Halloween" Featuring Enbious, DJ Jrama, a costume contest and more, Thursday, Wave Waikiki; $15 at the door, before midnight. Advance tickets $10. Call 941-0424.


Pumpkin Patch Haunted house, games, face painting, make-up applications, a petting zoo and 500 pumpkins for sale; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, upper campus, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Kamuela. call Susan Mori at 808-887-1502.

Halloween Costume Party Maui AIDS Foundation hosts the annual costume party featuring "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," contest and more; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Hard Rock Cafe, 900 Front St., Lahaina. Cost: $25 for ages 21 and over. Call 808-242-4900, Ext. 115.

Cannery Kids Night Trick-or-treating, clowns, keiki costume contest and more; 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Lahaina Cannery Mall. Call 808-661-5304.

Halloween in Lahaina The town always parties in style. Festivities Thursday start with a 5 p.m. Children's Costume Parade at Lahaina Center. Banyan Tree Park is the site of the Halloween Arts Festival starting at 5 p.m. Event-goers can have their faces painted to 10 p.m., fortunes read, and purchase masks, sample plate lunches or get made-up by "Stylist to the Stars" Debra Regos. Then the most spectacular and creative costumes will be on center stage with costume contests throughout the night, with the Great Halloween Costume competition beginning at 7 p.m. at Banyan Tree Park. At stake is $1,000 in cash! Call the LAC Event Hotline at 808-667-9194, or Lahaina Visitor Center at 808-667-9193.

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