What do you get when you cross two of the biggest horror stories of all time?
The theme will take over the Lincoln County Historical Museum next month when the museum and the North Platte Community College Knights Softball Team host their annual "haunted village" fundraiser.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30-31. Although open to all ages, the attraction is not for the faint of heart.
"It's basically going to be a combination of 'The Purge' and 'Saw' movies coming to life," said Janelle Higgins, NPCC head softball coach. "There are going to be a lot of new elements this year – new theme, new characters, new obstacles and a new course. We tried to change it up as much as possible to keep it fresh and to encourage people to come back for more."
Some favorite features reminiscent of previous themes, including last year's Clown Town, will still be incorporated.
Less scary entertainment options will also be available. A section of the museum's village will be set up with games and refreshments including popcorn and hot chocolate. A variety of glow items, such as swords, will be available for purchase, as will a limited number of pumpkins.
Pursawge will be open from 7-10 p.m. every night with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays, when times will be extended to midnight.
Admission is cash only. It's $7 for adults and free for children 8 and younger.