Trinity Hall transformed into house of horror for halloween event

The event will feature actors taking on roles from horror films and TV shows

Trinity Hall’s Oldham House has been transformed into a house of horrors for a new Halloween event on Tuesday organised by the Junior Common Room (JCR) and Trinity Ents.

The event, which has been dubbed “Hallsoween: Seven Horrors of Halls” gives students the opportunity to see the corridors of Oldham House transformed with horror-themed decoration as well as student actors placed around the building, taking on roles from seven different horror films and TV shows.

JCR Ents Officer Colin Hart described the transformation of Oldham House, which took over a week to complete, saying: “I’ve literally made it a maze, the corridors are dark, black and spooky, we’re going for the true horror effect. The inspiration actually came from the Universal Studios Halloween Fright Nights, I wanted to replicate that idea in Halls.” He added that the organisers were trying to make the experience “as terrifying as possible”. 

The event, which is self-guided, is open to residents of Trinity Hall for up to two hours on Tuesday, October 29 from 6.15pm to 8.30pm for an entrance fee of €2 at the door.

The event is to be followed by the annual “Hallsoween” pre-drinks in the Trinity Hall (Halls) canteen.

In a press statement, the JCR described the event as the largest event ever undertaken by a JCR committee and “not like anything the college has ever seen before”.

JCR President Zara Finn hailed the event as a “testament to the fact that societies and students can work together to create something truly unique and special and demonstrates the type of quality that can come out of that cooperation.”

Finn stated that a “lot of work has gone into this event but through collaboration with Ents and students college-wide it will be the biggest event the JCR has ran”. 

Oldham House, which is located on the Halls site in Darty, contains games rooms and common areas for the use of Halls residents.

This article was amended at 10.55 on 29/10/19 to state that the event is open to Trinity Hall residents only, rather than as previously stated, all students. This error was due to incorrect information provided by Trinity Hall JCR

Finn Purdy

Finn Purdy is the current Deputy Editor of Trinity News. He is a Junior Sophister English Studies student, and a former News Editor and Assistant News Editor.