Terror on the Coast returns for seventh season
One indicator that it is officially spooky season in South Mississippi is the return of Terror on the Coast.
For the seventh year, creepy clowns, goblins, and zombies have set up shop in Gulfport ready to scare the thrill-seekers that venture out to Terror on the Coast.
This year, the event’s warehouse has been transformed into the haunted hotel where guests check in and they don’t check out. Terror on the Coast Co-Founder Kevin Mitchell said, “We actually built a ballroom in front of our stage where our entertainers are and it’s a huge ballroom where people wait to get into the haunt. We built a front desk– which you can see that behind me– where you check in, can’t check out.”
After waiting in the spooky lobby, guests are escorted through the haunt which features props from over hundreds of films Terror on the Coast co-founders Kevin Mitchell and Lawrence Barattini have worked on. “When you go through our haunt, the theme of the haunt is really 41 horror stories. And if you’re a horror fan in the movie industry you’re going see a lot of props in there that have been in several horror films.”
For those who make going to Terror on the Coast one of their annual fall activities there will be plenty of new haunted vignettes to walk though in addition to some of their staple haunted rooms. Terror on the Coast Co-Founder Lawrence Barattini said, “There are going to be a lot of new rooms. New props from new movies that have been out. You’re going to recognize props– we can’t say them. You gotta come and see if you can recognize them. But we have a lot of new monsters, scares, and rooms. Come and see.”
In addition to hair-raising strolls through spooky forests and eerie pirate ships, Terror on the Coast has other features as well. “We’re going to have great entertainment on our stage every night. We have food trucks out back under the circus tents. And we have a full bar. So, if you get scared, need a little encouragement, you can sit at the bar first and then go see what you need to see.”
Doors open this Friday at 6 p.m. and the Haunt begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at terroronthecoast.com.