Volunteer opportunity for spooky people

DeKALB – Amenti is the Egyptian goddess guarding the world of the dead. Within her gates lie the horrors of the Egyptian underworld. For the seventh year, the Egyptian Theatre will present its popular Amenti haunted house. More than 20 scenes will be presented on six levels throughout the theater; this year also packs some new surprises.

Each October, more than 100 volunteers put in more than 2,500 hours to make this event successful. The Egyptian Theatre’s largest annual fundraiser, Amenti has been featured in national haunted house magazines and websites and receives rave reviews every year. In 2011, more than 3,200 people braved the dark, including visitors from Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Volunteers are still needed to make this year’s haunted house a success. Volunteers are needed to help with construction and promotion and with performing in the haunted house (acting experience not required) and with other staff duties such as security and taking tickets. Volunteers must be 16 or older and can register online at

Due to the intense nature of this haunted attraction, it is not recommended for children younger than 13. A small, not-so-scary portion of the theater will be open for children during the Downtown DeKalb Spooktacular family trick-or-treating event on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Amenti will run from Friday through Sunday the two weekends prior to Halloween, as well as on Oct. 30 and 31.

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