It was only meant to be a one time thing, but organizers of Vancouver’s Haunted Circus are thinking of making the fright fest an annual event after raising over $2,000 for B.C. Women’s Hospital.
The Haunted Circus, located at The Beaumont Studios, was set up by husband and wife Dario and Miriam Giordani.
The couple decided to organize the event and donate the proceeds to B.C. Women’s hospital after receiving support themselves throughout multiple miscarriages.
“We’ve kind of gone all out to give people a really good experience, a really good scare when they come in. It’s been a really good turn out, and hopefully it’s going to get progressively better and we can raise a lot more funds for the charity.”
Giordani says the Haunted Circus caters to families before 6 p.m., with more terror kicking in for visitors after dark.
Giodani says they owe much of their success to the creepy clown phenomenon.
“We had started planning before this kind of took off in the media, but it’s kind of played to our benefit in some sense in that everyone is aware of the creepiness of clowns now. We’ve had an incredibly great turnout with a lot of really dedicated volunteers. I would definitely see it being something we would do again.”
The Haunted Circus is open until Monday, Oct. 31.