by NICOLE BEARD
The Miller Asylum, hosted by Nicholas Ditter, had a string of real live horror set up among the three floors of Miller Hall. On the first floor, you met the secretary who sat upon the vending machine. Emma Wegner dressed in a cut up and bloody shirt informs you of the terror you are about to encounter.
On the first floor was the psych ward. There, you are met by two of the nutcases that still roam the halls of Miller. Played by Ashley Dean and Dillon Mikan, these two caused the heart to shutter when they greeted you with a haunting rendition of “Ring around the Rosy” and maniacal laughter.
When you venture upstairs, you entered the child’s playroom. You were greeted by a slew of small children, played by Poetessa Worley-Harris, Nicole Beard, and Helen Shores. Each chased you through the halls, screaming and crying, “Play with us!” The three elicited your screams and caused you to run up to the last floor.
The top floor, voted the most horrifying by the actors themselves, was the operation floor. You first came to a white curtain, where all you could see was a horrific lobotomy play out. Suddenly the lights go out, darkening the scene, only to be reveal a bloody patient, played by Erica Edwards, held down by a nurse who was played by Madison Mobus. Scott Williams, who played the doctor, shouted, “Who’s next?” You ran for your life, only to be met with a rotting corpse, played by Julius Eckroth. He whispered, “You’re next.”
You exited into the back stairs of Miller, relieved to finally be out of harm’s way. The horror is over. But as you passed the second floor door, Nykita Emery chased after you, throwing her doll as she screams, “Why didn’t you play with me?” You escaped the house of horrors truly petrified.