You step through the fang-adorned archway, prepared to be scared and entertained. Around the first corner a skeleton glows red, watching you with one eye. You continue, anticipating and dreading the unknown…

Don’t worry; it’s all in good fun at the Brinkworth Dungeon in Richmond. They don’t depend on cheap tricks or actors to get your heart racing. Everything is hand-built from wood, plastic and Styrofoam and compared with 15-20 photos to ensure accuracy. There is the Headless Breathing Bride who cradles her head in the eerie green glow of the attic. Dr. Jeykll working in his lab, Frankenstein, and Chucky bursting through the wall. A Parental Advisory sign warns about the Hook of Pain piercing through the ribs of a man, the guillotine slicing off heads, and Gwendolyn’s limbs stretched beyond control. Linda Blair’s Exorcist sits in bed, reaching towards you; notice there is no glass in the window between you and her. This is only a small taste of what is inside the Brinkworth Dungeon.

Admission is $7 for everyone over five, to cover the creations by Barry Brinkworth and family. But, if you bring a non-perishable food, or baby item, admission is only $6. Food donations go to the Richmond Food Bank, who request donations all through the year. The baby items are for JRFM’S 13th Annual Basics For Babies to aid against the shortage of baby supplies at shelters in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

The Brinkworth Dungeon is open this year from October 13th to November 4th. Visit the website for details, directions, contact information and pictures. http://members.shaw.ca/thumper57/dungeon/

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We also had to cut down the piece to half the length to display we understood how to write for the Web… aka Skimmers!

The Brinkworth Dungeon

It’s all in good fun at the Brinkworth Dungeon in Richmond. They don’t depend on tricks or actors to get your heart racing. Everything is hand-built from wood, plastic and Styrofoam and compared with 15-20 photos to ensure accuracy.

Visit the Brinkworth website for details, directions, and pictures. http://members.shaw.ca/thumper57/dungeon/

Some of the displays are Dr. Jeykll, Frankenstein, Stripe the Gremlin, and Chucky bursting through the wall. A Parental Advisory sign adorns the wall before the more graphic displays. Linda Blair’s Exorcist sits in bed, reaching towards you; notice there is no glass in the window between you and her.

Admission is $7 for everyone over five, but if you bring a non-perishable food, or baby item, admission is only $6. Food donations go to the Richmond Food Bank (http://www.richmondfoodbank.org/), and the baby items are for JRFM’S Basics For Babies (http://www.jrfm.com/pages/3759/BASICS_FOR_BABIES.htm).

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P.S. I’ll post more pictures later!