I am of the firm belief that Halloween is truly a special time of the year. Not only do you get to see how tolerant some people are to the truly freezing cold weather in their pursuits to be the best cat, mouse, or sexy [insert occupation or animal here] you’ve ever seen, Halloween also comes with candy, costumes, and delicious themed drinks (coffee and otherwise) so what’s not to like?
If you thought that you had left Halloween behind in school, think again, it’s all you’ve ever wanted, you just had to go to university to find it. With Halloween comes the healthy St Andrews tradition of binge drinking with a merry excuse of a holiday to justify the damage to our livers.
As Freshers Week and the month of September wind down, House of Horror geared up for their main event with their launch party “Let’s Get Wonky” at the Rule on Thursday 27 September. This years House of Horror gives Willy Wonka a spooky twist, promising a glimpse of the secrets to come from behind Wonka’s gilded factory walls. I mean if you’re going off the Johnny Depp Willy Wonka it was already pretty creepy to begin with so I was sure they’d be able to run with it. And they didn’t disappoint this year at all.
The one thing I will say about the event is that attendance was more than low. Although they didn’t disappoint with the theme and decorations, the event was very much dead throughout the night. I did arrive early but there were only a handful of people there for the majority of the event. This was disappointing when House of Horrors’ events in the past have been such resounding successes.
Perhaps this poor attendance was down to limited advertisement for the event itself, as not many people had heard House of Horror were even doing something at all. On the other hand it could have just been a result of bad timing as Hot Dub was earlier in the week and people may have been partied out a tad too much.
However, those who were at the event were in good spirits and certainly knew how to party. This meant that although a disappointing turnout for the committee it was still a fun event for those who did make it out. Lets just hope that the main event is a little bit more well attended.