'Face Your Fears' at Agoura High School

This horror-themed fundraising event, created by student Ryan Minas, 17, takes place March 9 on campus.


Are you ready to 'Face Your Fears?' If so, then head over to Agoura High School Saturday, March 9, between 6 and 9 p.m. for a good scare.

Inspired by Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, which he wrote about for monstersandcritics.com, junior Ryan Minas said he's always wanted to recreate an showcase like this closer to home.

"We did it on a smaller scale at a house in Moorpark," said the 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker. "But to be able to do this at the high school is crazy. It's such an honor."

The idea came to fruition through the school's Horror Club, run by Minas, Ariel Whitman, club vice president, Andrew Prechietti, treasurer, and Clark Girbovan, secretary.

Coordinated entirely by students and their families, there will be six "scare zones," through which visitors will be able to walk, according to Minus.

They include titles like Steam Machine, Deadwood Drive Inn and The Tricks of Treaters.

"Scare actors will be roaming the scare zones providing terrifying thrills," said Anna Robinson, teaching adviser. "Visitors will also have the opportunity to have their fortunes told by a fortune teller who is the main icon of the event. 'Frightful' foods will be available for purchase during the event."

The program will also feature Ghost Town, an attraction which Minas describes as the "world's first 3D scare zone."

"You'll be given 3D glasses to experience this," Minas said, adding that the effect will be created through optical tricks of color and light.

Admission for "Face Your Fears" is $5 per person, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity decided upon by the members of the Horror Club.


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